Grace Carolan-Rees
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Quality of lifeInternal medicineHealth administrationSurgeryCardiologyRandomized controlled trialIntensive care medicinePhysical therapyAdverse effectHealth technologyCatheter ablationExcellencePromHyperplasiaHeart failureNiceLower urinary tract symptomsPatient-reported outcomeTransurethral resection of the prostateCatheterCardiac AblationCardiac arrhythmiaIn patientCost savingsAssessment centreHealth economicsMedical emergencyGeneral surgeryMedicine
52Publications
11H-index
387Citations
Publications 54
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#1Susan O'Connell (Cardiff and Vale University Health Board)H-Index: 8
#2Megan Dale (Cardiff and Vale University Health Board)H-Index: 5
Last. Grace Carolan-Rees (Cardiff and Vale University Health Board)H-Index: 11
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Obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASI) occurs in 2.9% of all vaginal births in the UK and can result in faecal incontinence. Where there is a clinical need for episiotomy, OASI can be minimised by accurate selection of the optimum angle of mediolateral episiotomy. Episcissors-60 are adapted surgical scissors incorporating a guide-limb to help achieve an accurate angle of mediolateral episiotomy. The ability of Episcissors-60 to reduce OASI by preventing inaccurate visual estimates of episiotomy ...
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#1Kathleen Withers (Cardiff and Vale University Health Board)H-Index: 5
#2Robert Palmer (Cardiff and Vale University Health Board)H-Index: 2
Last. Grace Carolan-Rees (Cardiff and Vale University Health Board)H-Index: 11
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Patients are experts in their own health and should be treated as equal partners in their care. Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are an effective way of gathering patient feedback and can facilitate effectiveness and cost-effectiveness analysis to improve decision making and service improvement. The PROMs, PREMs & Effectiveness Programme was initiated in 2016 and aimed to develop an electronic platform to facilitate collection of PROMs and Patient-reported experience measures (PREMs) fr...
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#1I. Vogel (University Hospital of Wales)H-Index: 1
#2Peter G Vaughan-Shaw (RCS: Royal College of Surgeons of England)H-Index: 1
Last. J.A. Cornish (RCS: Royal College of Surgeons of England)
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AIM Delayed closure of ileostomy following an anterior resection for rectal cancer in the UK is common. The aims of this study were (i) to investigate the variation in patient pathways between hospitals, (ii) to identify the key learning points from units with the shortest time to closure and (iii) to develop guidance for a pathway to minimize delay in ileostomy closure. METHOD This was a mixed methods study. Thirty-eight colorectal units in the UK completed a short online survey. Nine colorecta...
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#1Susan O'Connell (Cardiff and Vale University Health Board)H-Index: 8
#2Megan Dale (Cardiff and Vale University Health Board)H-Index: 5
Last. Grace Carolan-Rees (Cardiff and Vale University Health Board)H-Index: 11
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Cluster headaches are excruciating attacks of pain that can last between 15 min and 3 h. Cluster headaches can be episodic, where patients have long pain-free intervals between attacks, or chronic, where they do not. As part of the Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme, the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) considered the clinical effectiveness and cost impact of gammaCore (electroCore), a handheld, patient-controlled device used to treat and prevent cluster headach...
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#1Susan O'Connell (Cardiff and Vale University Health Board)H-Index: 8
#2Megan Dale (Cardiff and Vale University Health Board)H-Index: 5
Last. Grace Carolan-Rees (Cardiff and Vale University Health Board)H-Index: 11
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Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are primary, laboratory confirmed bloodstream infections in patients with a central line within 48 h of symptom onset. Catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) is a more specific term used when the cause of infection has been confirmed by catheter tip cultures. CLABSIs and CRBSIs occur as a result of bacteraemia originating from intravenous catheters. Bloodstream infections are associated with increased length of stay, mortality and ...
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#1Judith WhiteH-Index: 10
Last. Timothy L Jackson ('KCL': King's College London)H-Index: 34
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BACKGROUND Retinitis pigmentosa is an incurable, degenerative retinal condition causing progressive sight loss, significantly affecting patients' quality of life. The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis is a surgically implanted medical device that delivers electrical stimulation to the retina. It is intended to produce a form of artificial vision for blind people with severe-to-profound retinitis pigmentosa by stimulating the remaining viable retinal cells to induce visual perception. This study has be...
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#1Megan Dale (Cardiff and Vale University Health Board)H-Index: 5
#2James Evans (Cardiff University)H-Index: 4
Last. Grace Carolan-Rees (Cardiff and Vale University Health Board)H-Index: 11
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Treatment and management of sacroiliac joint pain is often non-surgical, involving packages of care that can include analgesics, physiotherapy, corticosteroid injections and radiofrequency ablation. Surgical intervention is considered when patients no longer respond to conservative management. The iFuse Implant System is placed across the sacroiliac joint using minimally invasive surgery, stabilising the joint and correcting any misalignment or weakness that can cause chronic pain. The iFuse sys...
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#2Kathleen WithersH-Index: 5
Last. J. CornishH-Index: 7
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Low anterior resection syndrome (LARS) is recognised as disordered bowel function after rectal resection. Temporary ileostomy is associated with LARS and with reduced colonic bacteria. Faecal microbiota transplant (FMT) is the introduction of enteric bacteria from healthy donors into a patient’s gut. We hypothesise that FMT could improve bowel function after ileostomy reversal. We aim to determine whether FMT would be acceptable to patients. Patients who had undergone anterior resection in the p...
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#1Edyta Ryczek (Cardiff and Vale University Health Board)H-Index: 1
#2Judith White (Cardiff and Vale University Health Board)H-Index: 10
Last. Grace Carolan-Rees (Cardiff and Vale University Health Board)H-Index: 11
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BACKGROUND Previously, routine antenatal anti-D prophylaxis (RAADP) was administered to all RhD-negative mothers to reduce the risk of sensitisation in the UK's National Health Service (NHS). If the baby is RhD-negative, RAADP is not required. In 2016, the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommended non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for fetal RHD genotype as a cost-effective option to guide RAADP. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the implementation of high-throughput NIPT fo...
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#1Edyta Ryczek (Cardiff and Vale University Health Board)H-Index: 1
#2Judith White (Cardiff and Vale University Health Board)H-Index: 10
Last. Grace Carolan-Rees (Cardiff and Vale University Health Board)H-Index: 11
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BACKGROUND: Perioperative hypothermia during laparoscopy for bowel resection is a risk factor for postoperative medical complications and surgical wound infections. Despite various warming methods used during surgery, a significant number of patients experience perioperative hypothermia. Use of dry, unwarmed insufflation carbon dioxide (CO2) during laparoscopic procedures may contribute to this problem. Evidence exists that the HumiGard device, which humidifies and heats CO2 for insufflation, ca...
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