The Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research aims to identify critical gaps within community and healthcare services, with an explicit goal to improve health outcomes (and a focus on vulnerable groups) via innovative individual, community and health service-focused programs.

The Nursing Research Institute undertakes multidisciplinary clinical and health services research that is focused on improving patient outcomes and health systems with a particular emphasis on implementation science research, that is the study of how to implement evidence based care. This research spans systematic reviews, trials, surveys, mixed-methods and qualitative research which a focus on:

  • Acute & Chronic Care
  • Stroke Care
  • Pressure Injury Prevention
  • Models of care

The Institute for Health and Ageing (IHA) is a multidisciplinary, Melbourne-based research institute focussing on both the positive and problematic aspects of ageing.

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Submissions from 2012

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Motivation and goal attainment. The role of compensatory beliefs, Paule Miquelon, Barbel Knauper, and Robert Vallerand

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Prolongation of length of stay and Clostridium difficile infection : A review of the methods used to examine length of stay due to healthcare associated infections, Brett Mitchell and Anne Gardner

The epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia in Tasmania, Brett Mitchell, Anne Gardner, and Lee Stewart

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Mortality and Clostridium difficile infection: a review, Brett G. Mitchell and Anne Gardner

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Can homemade fit testing solutions be as effective as commercial products?, Brett Mitchell, Anne Wells, Alistair McGregor, and Duncan McKenzie

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An increase in community onset Clostridium difficile infection : A population-based study, Tasmania, Australia, Brett Mitchell, Fiona Wilson, and Alistair McGregor

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Use of routine hospital morbidity data together with weight and height of patients to predict in-hospital complications following total joint replacement, George Mnatzaganian, Philip Ryan, Paul Norman, David Davidson, and Janet Hiller

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Length of stay in hospital and all-cause readmission following elective total joint replacement in elderly men, George Mnatzaganian, Philip Ryan, Paul Norman, David Davidson, and Janet E. Hiller

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Accuracy of hospital morbidity data and the performance of comorbidity scores as predictors of mortality, George Mnatzaganian, Philip Ryan, Paul E. Norman, and Janet E. Hiller

A comparison of cognitive restructuring and cognitive defusion as strategies for resisting a craved food, Robyn Moffitt, Grant Brinkworth, Manny Noakes, and Philip Mohr

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Physical self-concept and disturbed eating attitudes and behaviors in French athlete and non-athlete adolescent girls : Direct and indirect relations, Johana Monthuy-Blanc, Christophe Maiano, Alexandre Morin, and Yannick Stephan

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Daytime pattern of post-exercise protein intake affects whole-body protein turnover in resistance-trained males, Daniel Moore, José Areta, Vernon Coffey, Trent Stellingwerff, Stuart Phillips, Louise Burke, Marilyn Cleroux, Jean-Philippe Godin, and John Alan Hawley

Lower limb musculoskeletal stiffness can predict overuse injuries in high level adolecsent female athletes, Mark Moresi, Elizabeth Bradshaw, David Greene, and Geraldine Naughton

Lower limb musculoskeletal stiffness can predict overuse injuries in high level adolecsent female athletes, Mark Peter Moresi, Elizabeth Bradshaw, David Greene, and Geraldine A. Naughton

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Neurocognitive function and schizophrenia-proneness in individuals dependent on ketamine, on high potency cannabis (skunk) or on cocaine, Celia Morgan, S. Duffin, S. Hunt, L. Monaghan, O. Mason, and Helen Curran

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Ketamine use: A review, Celia J. A. Morgan and H. Valerie Curran

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Sub-chronic impact of cannabinoids in street cannabis on cognition, psychotic-like symptoms and psychological well-being, C. J. A. Morgan, C. Gardener, G. Schafer, S. Swan, C. Demarchi, T. P. Freeman, P. Warrington, I. Rupasinghe, A. Ramoutar, N. Tan, G. Wingham, S. Lewis, and H. V. Curran

Academic achievement and smoking initiation in adolescence : A general growth mixture analysis, Alexandre Morin, Daniel Lopez Herrera Rodriguez, Jean Fallu, Christophe Maiano, and Michel Janosz

Academic achievement and smoking initiation in adolescence : A general growth mixture analysis, Alexandre Morin, Daniel Lopez Herrera Rodriguez, Jean Fallu, Christophe Maiano, and Michel Janosz

Predictors of attrition in bariatric aftercare : a systematic review of the literature, Irina Moroshko, Leah Brennan, and Paul O'Brien

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Drugs and having babies : An exploration of how a specialist clinic meets the needs of chemically dependent pregnant women, Michelle Morris, Carmel Seibold, and Ruth Webber

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Disambiguating ventral striatum fMRI-related BOLD signal during reward prediction in schizophrenia, Richard Morris, Ans Vercammen, Rhoshel Lenroot, Loretta Moore, Julia Langton, Brooke Short, Jayashri Kulkarni, Jackie Curtis, Maryanne O'Donnell, and Cynthia Weickert

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Disambiguating ventral striatum fMRI-related BOLD signal during reward prediction in schizophrenia, Richard Morris, Ans Vercammen, Rhoshel Lenroot, Loretta Moore, Julia Langton, Brooke Short, Jayashri Kulkarni, Jackie Curtis, Maryanne O'Donnell, and Cynthia Weickert

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The outcome of renal ischemia-reperfusion injury is unchanged in AMPK-ß1 deficient mice, Peter Mount, Kurt Gleich, Shanna Tam, Scott Fraser, Suet-Wan Choy, Karen Dwyer, Bo Lu, Bryce Van Denderen, Gunter Fingerle-Rowson, Richard Bucala, Bruce Kemp, and David Power

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Depressive symptoms and healthcare utilization in patients with noncardiac chest pain compared to patients with ischemic heart disease, Ghassan Mourad, Tiny Jaarsma, Claes Hallert, and Anna Stromberg

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Health behaviors of native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander adults in California, Karen L. Moy, James F. Sallis, Dennis R. Trinidad, Christa L. Ice, and Archana J. McEligot

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Upper-limb virtual rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury : A preliminary within-group evaluation of the elements system, Nicholas Mumford, Jonathan Duckworth, Patrick Thomas, David Shum, Gavin Williams, and Peter Henry Wilson

Callous-Unemotional Traits and Their implication for Understanding and Treating Aggressive and Violent Youths, L Munoz and Paul Frick

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Motivation for dental home care: Testing a self-determination theory model, Anne E. Munster Halvari, Hallgeir Halvari, Gunnar Bjornbekk, and Edward L. Deci

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Self-determined motivational predictors of increases in dental behaviors, decreases in dental plaque, and improvement in oral health: A randomized clinical trial, Anne E. Münster Halvari, Hallgeir Halvari, Gunnar Bjørnebekk, and Edward L. Deci

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Reading skills in children with Down syndrome: A meta-analytic review, Kari-Anne Naess, Monica Melby-Lervag, Charles Hulme, and Solveig-Alma Lyster

Effects of daily activities on dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry measurements of body composition in active people, A Nana, G Slater, Will Hopkins, and Louise Burke

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Techniques for undertaking dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry whole-body scans to estimate body composition in tall and/or broad subjects, A Nana, G Slater, Will Hopkins, and Louise Burke

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What other journals tell us. Laryngeal transplantation: Working party final report, June 2011, Tony Narula, Patrick Bradley, Paul Nicholas Carding, Nadey Hakim, Nichola Rumsey, Daniel Sokol, and Simon Edwards

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Access to commercial destinations within the neighbourhood and walking among Australian older adults, Andrea Grace Nathan, Gavin Pereira, Sarah Foster, Paula Hooper, Dick Saarloos, and Billie Giles-Corti

Participating in cardiac rehabilitation : A systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative data, L Neubeck, S Freedman, Alexander Clark, Thomas Briffa, Adrian Bauman, and Julie Redfern

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Maternal smoking in pregnancy and asthma in preschool children: A pooled analysis of eight birth cohorts, Åsa Neuman, Cynthia Hohmann, Nicola Orsini, Göran Pershagen, Esben Eller, Henrik Fomsgaard Kjaer, Ulrike Gehring, Raquel Granell, John Henderson, Joachim Heinrich, Susanne Lau, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Jordi Sunyer, Christina Tischer, Maties Torrent, Ulrich Wahn, Alet H. Wijga, Magnus Wickman, Thomas Keil, and Anna Bergström

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Can exercise ameliorate treatment toxicity during the initial phase of testosterone deprivation in prostate cancer patients? Is this more effective than delayed rehabilitation?, Robert U. Newton, Dennis R. Taaffe, Nigel A. Spry, Prue Cormie, Suzanne K. Chambers, Robert Alexander Gardiner, David H. K. Shum, David Joseph, and Daniel A. Galvao

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Fostering analogical transfer: The multiple components approach to algebra word problem solving in a chemistry context, Bing Ngu and Alexander Seeshing Yeung

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Evaluation of a redesigned outdoor space on preschool children's physical activity during recess, Virginie Nicaise, David Kahan, Karen Reuben, and James F. Sallis

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Developing standard data for handover, Daniel Nicholls, Maree Johnson, and Diana Jefferies

"i can't just follow any particular textbook" : immigrants in cardiac rehabilitation, L Nielsen, Jan Angus, J Lapum, C Dale, M Kramer-Kile, B Abramson, S Marzolini, P Oh, J Price, and Alexander Clark

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Long-term compliance with nonpharmacologic treatment of patients with heart failure, Maurice Nieuwenhuis, Tiny Jaarsma, Dirk van Veldhuisen, Douwe Postmus, and Martje van der Wal

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Self-reported versus 'true' adherence in heart failure patients : A study using the Medication Event Monitoring System, M. Nieuwenhuis, T. Jaarsma, D. van Veldhuisen, and M. van der Wal

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Outcomes from the implementation of a facility-specific evidence-based falls prevention intervention program in residential aged care, Jennifer Nitz, Elizabeth V. Cyarto, Sharon Andrews, Marcia Fearn, Stephanie Fu, Terrence Haines, Betty Haralambous, Keith Hill, Susan Hunt, Emma Lea, Kirsten J. Moore, Emma Renehan, and Andrew Robinson

Self-Determination Theory Applied to Health Contexts : A Meta-Analysis, N Ntoumanis, C Thogersen-Ntoumani, Edward Deci, Richard Ryan, J Duda, and Johan Ng

Self-Determination Theory Applied to Health Contexts : A Meta-Analysis, N Ntoumanis, C Thogersen-Ntoumani, Edward Deci, Richard Ryan, J Duda, and Johan Ng

Computerised lung sound monitoring to assess effectiveness of chest physiotherapy and secretion removal : a feasibility study, George Ntoumenopoulos and Y Glickman

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Slim Stroke scales for assessing patients with acute stroke : Ease of use or loss of valuable assessment data?, Brandon Nye, Christina Hyde, Georgios Tsivgoulis, Karen Albright, Andrei Alexandrov, and Anne Alexandrov

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The association between neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin and clinical outcome in chronic heart failure: Results from CORONA, Ståle H. Nymo, Thor Ueland, Erik Tandberg Askevold, T. H. Flo, John Kjekshus, Johannes Hulthe, John Wikstrand, John J. V. McMurray, Dirk J. van Veldhuisen, Lars Gullestad, Pål Aukrust, and Arne Yndestad

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Inflammatory biomarkers as risk factors for future atrial fibrillation. An eleven-year follow-up of 6315 men and women: The Tromso Study, Audhild Nyrnes, I. Njolstad, E. B. Mathiesen, Tom Wilsgaard, John-Bjarne Hansen, Tove Skjelbakken, Lone Jorgensen, and Maja-Lisa Loechen

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AMPK is a direct adenylate charge-regulated protein kinase, Suzanne Oakhill, Urszula Dolecka, and Amanda Guard

Event-coding and motor priming : How attentional modulation may influence binding across action properties, Barbara Ocampo, David Painter, and Ada Kritikos

Blood pressure, prevalence of hypertension and hypertension related complications in Nigerian Africans : A review, Okechukwu Ogah, Ikechi Okpechi, Innocent Chukwuonye, Joshua Akinyemi, Basden Onwubere, Ayodele Falase, Simon Stewart, and Karen Sliwa

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The experience of surviving lifethreatning injury: A qualitative synthesis, Rebekah Ogilvie, Andrea McCloughen, Kate Curtis, and Kim Narelle Foster

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Promoting personal agency and social inclusion through the Clemente Australia Program, John O'Gorman, Jude Butcher, and Peter Howard

Total plasma fatty acid responses to maximal incremental exercise after caffeine ingestion, Guillermo Olicina, Diego Munoz, Justin Kemp, Rafael Timon, Juan Maynar, Maria Caballero, and Marcos Maynar

"You feel like you can't live anymore" : Suicide from the perspectives of Canadian men who experience depression, J Oliffe, John Ogrodniczuk, Joan Bottorff, Jerry Johnson, and K Hoyak

Supporting fathers' efforts to be smoke-free : Program principles, John Oliffe, Joan Bottorff, and Gayl Sarbit

Sport-specific differences in hip joint kinetics during running gait in high level male athletes, Damien O'Meara and Mark Moresi

Sport-specific differences in hip joint kinetics during running gait in high level male athletes, Damien O'Meara and Mark Peter Moresi

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High performance school-age athletes: A study of conflicting demands, Maureen O'Neill, B. Allen, and A. Calder

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AMPK phosphorylation of ACC2 is required for skeletal muscle fatty acid oxidation and insulin sensitivity in mice, Peter O'Neill, Martje van der Wal, Dirk van Veldhuisen, and Trijntje Jaarsma

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Determinants of heart failure self-care : A systematic literature review, R. Oosterom-Calo, A. van Ballegooijen, C. Terwee, S. te Velde, I. Brouwer, Trijntje Jaarsma, and J Brug

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Hamstring strain injuries: Factors that lead to injury and re-injury, David Opar, Morgan Williams, and Anthony Shield

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Hamstring strain injuries: Factors that lead to injury and re-injury [accepted manuscript], David Opar, Morgan Williams, and Anthony Shield

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A randomized, placebo-controlled study of the effects of denosumab for the treatment of men with low bone mineral density, Eric Orwoll, Christence S. Teglbjaerg, Bente Lomholt Langdahl, Roland D. Chapurlat, Edward Czerwinski, David L. Kendler, Jean Yves Reginster, Alan Kivitz, E. Michael Lewiecki, Paul D. Miller, and Michael A. Bolognese

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Cost-effectiveness of posaconazole versus fluconazole for prevention of invasive fungal infections in U.S. patients with graft-versus-host disease, Amy K. O'Sullivan, Milton C. Weinstein, Ankur Pandya, David Robert Thompson, Amelia A. Langston, John R. Perfect, and George Papadopoulos

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Environmental factors associated with overweight among adults in Nigeria, Adewale L. Oyeyemi, Babatunde O. Adegoke, Adetoyeje Y. Oyeyemi, Benedicte Deforche, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, and James F. Sallis

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Perceived crime and traffic safety is related to physical activity among adults in Nigeria, Adewale L. Oyeyemi, Babatunde O. Adegoke, James F. Sallis, Adetoyeje Y. Oyeyemi, and Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij

The thylacine's last straw : epidemic disease in a recent mammalian extinction, Robert N. Paddle

Voice outcomes after concurrent chemoradiotherapy for advanced nonlaryngeal head and neck cancer : A prospective study, V Paleri, Paul Carding, S Chatterjee, Charles Kelly, Janet Wilson, Andrew Welch, and M Drinnan

Personality and Relationship Quality During the Transition From High School to Early Adulthood, Philip D. Parker, Oliver Ludtke, Ulrich Trautwein, and Brent Roberts

Personality and Relationship Quality During the Transition From High School to Early Adulthood, Philip D. Parker, Oliver Ludtke, Ulrich Trautwein, and Brent Roberts

Achievement, agency, gender, and socioeconomic background as predictors of postschool choices : A multicontext study, Philip D. Parker, Ingrid Schoon, YiMiau Tsai, Gabriel Nagy, Ulrich Trautwein, and Jacquelynne Eccles

Achievement, agency, gender, and socioeconomic background as predictors of postschool choices : A multicontext study, Philip Parker, Ingrid Schoon, YiMiau Tsai, Gabriel Nagy, Ulrich Trautwein, and Jacquelynne Eccles

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A fragment of the LG3 peptide of endorepellin is present in the urine of physically active mining workers: A potential marker of physical activity, Tony J. Parker, D. L. Sampson, Daniel Broszczak, Yee L. Chng, Shea L. Carter, David I. Leavesley, Anthony Parker, and Z. Upton

Parenting styles, communication and child/adolescent diets andweight status : let's talk about it, Natalie Parletta, Jacqueline Peters, Amber Owen, Margarita Tsiros, and Leah Brennan

Changes in social-cognitive variables are associated with stage transitions in physical activity, L Parschau, J Richert, M Koring, A Ernsting, S Lippke, and Ralf Schwarzer

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Cardiorenal end points in a trial of aliskiren for type 2 diabetes, Hans-Henrik Parving, Barry M. Brenner, John J. V. McMurray, Dick de Zeeuw, Steven M. Haffner, Scott D. Solomon, Nish Chaturvedi, Frederik Persson, Akshay S. Desai, Maria Nicolaides, Alexia Richard, Zhihua Xiang, Patrick Brunel, and Marc A. Pfeffer

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Baseline characteristics in the Aliskiren Trial in Type 2 Diabetes Using Cardio-Renal Endpoints (ALTITUDE), Hans Henrik Parving, Barry M. Brenner, John J.V. McMurray, Dick de Zeeuw, Steven M. Haffner, Scott D. Solomon, Nish Chaturvedi, Frederik Persson, Maria Nicolaides, Alexia Richard, Zhihua Xiang, Juergen Armbrecht, and Marc A. Pfeffer

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Dietary selenium and major depression: A nested case-control study, Julie A. Pasco, Felice N. Jacka, Lana J. Willia, Melinda Evans-Cleverdon, Sharon L. Brennan, Mark A. Kotowicz, Geoffrey Charles Nicholson, Madeleine J. Ball, and Michael Berk

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Prevalence of obesity and the relationship between the body mass index and body fat: Cross-sectional, population-based data, Julie A. Pasco, Geoffrey C. Nicholson, Sharon L. Brennan, and Mark A. Kotowicz

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The epidemiology of the first wave of H1N1 influenza pandemic in Australia: A population-based study, Julie A. Pasco, Geoffrey Charles Nicholson, Sharon L. Brennan, Kathy E. Bennett, Amelia Grace Dobbins, and Eugene Athan

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Pro-GRP-derived peptides are expressed in colorectal cancer cells and tumors and are biologically active in vivo, Oneel Patel, Daniel Clyde, Mike Chang, Marianne Nordlund, Rohan Steel, Bruce Kemp, D. Mark Pritchard, Arthur Shulkes, and Graham Baldwin

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The biomechanics of patient room standardization, Debajyoti Pati, Carolyn Cason, Thomas E. Harvey, Jennifer Evans, and Andrea M. Erwin

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Factors impeding flexible inpatient unit design, Debajyoti Pati, Jennifer Evans, Thomas E. Harvey, and Doug Bazuin

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Neural conduction and excitability following a simple warm up, Alan J. Pearce, Grant S. Rowe, and Douglas G. Whyte

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Are there symptom differences in patients with coronary artery disease presenting to the ED ultimately diagnosed with or without ACS?, Michele M. Pelter, Barbara Riegel, Sharon McKinley, Debra K. Moser, Lynn V. Doering, Hendrika Meischke, Patricia Davidson, Heather Baker, Wei Yang, and Kathleen Dracup

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Amino acid absorption and subsequent muscle protein accretion following graded intakes of whey protein in elderly men, Bart Pennings, Bart Groen, Anneke De Lange, Annemie P. Gijsen, Antoine H. Zorenc, Joan M. Senden, and Luc J.C. Van Loon

Oxytocin and the biopsychology of performance in team sports, Gert-Jan Pepping and Erik Timmermans

Oxytocin and the biopsychology of performance in team sports, Gert-Jan Pepping and Erik Timmermans

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European Guidelines on Cardiovascular Diseases prevention in clinical practice (version 2012), Joep Perk, Guy De Backer, Helmut Gohlke, Ian Graham, Zeljko Reiner, Monique Verschuren, Christian Albus, Pascale Benlian, Gudrun Boysen, Renata Cifkova, Christi Deaton, Shah Ebrahim, Miles Fisher, Giuseppe Germano, Richard Hobbs, Arno W. Hoes, Sehnaz Karadeniz, Alessandro Mezzani, Eva Prescott, Lars E. Rydén, Martin Scherer, Mikko Syvänne, Wilma Scholte op Reimer, Christiaan Vrints, David Wood, José Luis Zamorano, Faiez Zannad, Marie Therese Cooney, Jeroen J. Bax, Helmut Baumgartner, Claudio Ceconi, Veronica Dean, Robert Fagard, Christian Funck-Brentano, David Hasdai, Paulus Kirchhof, Juhani Knuuti, Philippe Kolh, Theresa McDonagh, Cyril Moulin, Bogdan A. Popescu, Udo Sechtem, Per Anton Sirnes, Michal Tendera, Adam Torbicki, Alec Vahanian, Stephan Windecker, Victor Aboyans, Eduardo Alegria Ezquerra, Colin Baigent, Carlos Brotons, Gunilla Burell, Antonio Ceriello, Johan De Sutter, Jaap Deckers, Stefano Del Prato, Hans-Christoph Diener, Donna Fitzsimons, Zlatko Fras, Rainer Hambrecht, Piotr Jankowski, Ulrich Keil, Mike Kirby, Mogens Lytken Larsen, Giuseppe Mancia, Athanasios J. Manolis, John J. V. McMurray, Andrzej Pajak, Alexander Parkhomenko, Loukianos Rallidis, Fausto Rigo, Evangelista Rocha, Luis Miguel Ruilope, Enno van der Velde, Diego Vanuzzo, Margus Viigimaa, Massimo Volpe, Olov Wiklund, and Christian Wolpert

Philosophizing social justice in rural palliative care : Hayek's moral stone?, B Pesut, F Beswick, Carol Robinson, and Joan Bottorff

Network Effects in the ERP Systems Market : An Analysis of the Implications of Business Intelligence and Cloud Computing, Georg Peters and Jan Seruga

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How small is too small? A systematic review of center volume and outcome after cardiac transplantation, Stephen J. Pettit, Pardeep Jhund, Nathaniel M. Hawkins, Roy S. Gardner, Saleem Haj-Yahia, John McMurray, and Mark C. Petrie

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The impact of financial management practices and financial attitudes on the relationship between materialism and compulsive buying, Thi H. Pham, Keong Yap, and Nicki A. Downling

An overlooked majority : HiV-positive gay men who smoke, J C. Phillips, J Oliffe, M Ensom, Joan Bottorff, L Bissell, J Boomer, Kerry O'Brien, Terry Howard, and M Khara

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Effectieve leestrainingen voor ouderen met maculadegeneratie, J. Pijnacker, Bert Steenbergen, P. Verstraten, J. Vandermeulen, and W. van Damme

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Assessing the Efficacy of Nutraceutical Interventions on Cognitive Functioning in the Elderly, Kim Pipingas, Yasmin Ahamed, Christina Bryant, Gwendolen Jull, Michael Hunt, Justin Kenardy, Andrew Forbes, Anthony Harris, Michael Nicholas, Ben Metcalf, and Thorlene Egerton