Megan Dale
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Internal medicineEngineeringHealth administrationSurgeryCardiologyIntensive care medicinePhysical therapyAdverse effectHealth technologyExcellenceHeart failureSelective internal radiation therapyNiceQuality of life (healthcare)CatheterIn patientCost savingsAssessment centreHealth economicsMedical emergencyGeneral surgeryMedicine
19Publications
5H-index
82Citations
Publications 21
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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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#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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#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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#1Judith White (Cardiff and Vale University Health Board)H-Index: 10
#2Grace Carolan-Rees (Cardiff and Vale University Health Board)H-Index: 11
Last. Ricky A. Sharma (NIHR: National Institute for Health Research)H-Index: 28
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Abstract Purpose To evaluate the safety and efficacy of yttrium-90 transarterial radioembolization (TARE) for the treatment of unresectable, chemotherapy-refractory intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC). Methods A prospective, observational study was carried out in 10 centers between 2013 and 2017. TARE plus standard care was delivered to patients with unresectable, chemotherapy-refractory or chemotherapy-intolerant ICC. Primary outcome was overall survival. Secondary outcomes included safety, p...
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#1James Evans (Cardiff University)H-Index: 4
#2Alistair Ray (Cardiff University)H-Index: 4
Last. Grace Carolan-Rees (Cardiff and Vale University Health Board)H-Index: 11
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The Thopaz+ portable digital system was evaluated by the Medical Technologies Advisory Committee (MTAC) of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). The manufacturer, Medela, submitted a case for the adoption of Thopaz+ that was critiqued by Cedar, on behalf of NICE. Due to a lack of clinical evidence submitted by the manufacturer, Cedar carried out its own literature search. Clinical evidence showed that the use of Thopaz+ led to shorter drainage times, a shorter hospital st...
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#1Megan Dale (Cardiff and Vale University Health Board)H-Index: 5
#2Helen Elizabeth Morgan (Cardiff University)H-Index: 10
Last. Grace Carolan-Rees (Cardiff and Vale University Health Board)H-Index: 11
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The Peristeen transanal irrigation system is intended to allow people with bowel dysfunction to flush out the lower part of the bowel as part of their bowel management strategy. Peristeen was the subject of an evaluation by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, through its Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme, for the management of bowel dysfunction. The company, Coloplast, submitted a case for adoption of the technology, claiming that the technology improves the severity o...
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#8Daniel Swinson (Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust)H-Index: 13
Abstract Aims Patients with chemotherapy-refractory colorectal cancer liver metastases have limited therapeutic options. Selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) delivers yttrium 90 microspheres as a minimally invasive procedure. This prospective, single-arm, observational, service-evaluation study was part of National Health Service England Commissioning through Evaluation. Methods Patients eligible for treatment had histologically confirmed carcinoma with liver-only/liver-dominant metastase...
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#1Judith WhiteH-Index: 10
#2Megan DaleH-Index: 5
Last. Grace Carolan-ReesH-Index: 11
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#1Megan DaleH-Index: 5
#2Alistair RayH-Index: 4
Last. Grace Carolan-ReesH-Index: 11
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