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Silvia C Mendonca
University of Cambridge
24Publications
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116Citations
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#1Silvia C Mendonca (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 7
#2Gary A. Abel (University of Exeter)H-Index: 30
Last.Georgios Lyratzopoulos (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 35
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Cancer Research UK / National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative Project Grant No. C18081/A17854; Cancer Research UK Advanced Clinician Scientist Fellowship No. C18081/A18180
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#1Josephine ExleyH-Index: 5
#2Emma PitchforthH-Index: 20
Last.Martin RolandH-Index: 69
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#1Theodosia Salika (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 3
#2Gary A. Abel (University of Exeter)H-Index: 30
Last.Georgios Lyratzopoulos (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 35
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Objective To examine how different pathways to diagnosis of colorectal cancer may be associated with the experience of subsequent care. Design Patient survey linked to information on diagnostic route. English patients with colorectal cancer (analysis sample n=6837) who responded to a patient survey soon after their hospital treatment. Main outcome measures Odds Ratios and adjusted proportions of negative evaluation of key aspects of care for colorectal cancer, including the experience of shared ...
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#1Yin Zhou (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 5
#2Silvia C Mendonca (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 7
Last.Georgios Lyratzopoulos (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 35
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Variation in ‘fast-track’ referrals for suspected cancer by patient characteristic and cancer diagnosis: evidence from 670 000 patients with cancers of 35 different sites
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#1Gary A. Abel (University of Exeter)H-Index: 30
#2Catherine L. Saunders (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 10
Last.Georgios LyratzopoulosH-Index: 35
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Objectives Recent public reporting initiatives in England highlight general practice variation in indicators of diagnostic activity related to cancer. We aimed to quantify the size and sources of variation and the reliability of practice-level estimates of such indicators, to better inform how this information is interpreted and used for quality improvement purposes. Design Ecological cross-sectional study. Setting English primary care. Participants All general practices in England with at least...
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#1Joshua Wade (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 1
#2Silvia C Mendonca (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 7
Last.Morag Farquhar (UEA: University of East Anglia)H-Index: 30
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Introduction The Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) is frequently used to assess patient-reported breathlessness in both a research and clinical context. A subgroup of patients report average breathlessness as worse than their worst breathlessness in the last 24 hours (paradoxical average). The Peak/End rule describes how the most extreme and current breathlessness influence reported average. This study seeks to highlight the existence of a subpopulation who give ‘paradoxical averages using the NRS, t...
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#1Gary A. Abel (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 30
#2Silvia C Mendonca (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 7
Last.Georgios Lyratzopoulos (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 35
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Georgios Lyratzopoulos is supported by a Cancer Research UK Advanced Clinician Scientist Fellowship, award Number A18180.
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#1Fiona M Walter (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 34
#2Katie Mills (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 5
Last.Jon Emery (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 42
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Summary Background Pancreatic cancer is the tenth most common cancer in the UK; however, outcomes are poor, in part due to late diagnosis. We aimed to identify symptoms and other clinical and sociodemographic factors associated with pancreatic cancer diagnosis and diagnostic intervals. Methods We did this prospective cohort study at seven hospitals in two regions in England. We recruited participants aged 40 years or older who were referred for suspicion of pancreatic cancer. Data were collected...
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#1Emma Mi (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 2
#2Silvia C Mendonca (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 7
Last.Morag Farquhar (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 30
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Introduction Informal carers are a valuable source of information on patients’ symptom experiences for clinicians, and carer assessment determines decisions regarding symptom management by carers themselves. However, previous studies have reported that proxies overestimate symptom burden, particularly subjective psychological and emotional symptoms, but proxy studies in COPD are few. We sought to assess congruency between patient and carer assessment of symptom burden, and to identify factors as...
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#1Emma Mi (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 2
#2Silvia C Mendonca (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 7
Last.Morag Farquhar (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 30
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Introduction Anxiety and depression (AD) are highly prevalent in patients with advanced COPD and their informal carers, and are associated with lower quality of life and increased healthcare use. Previous studies have postulated risk factors for patient AD in COPD (including dyspnoea, poor functional status and poor self-management) and carer AD (including female gender, insufficient support and high subjective symptom burden). However, little is known about the association between patient and c...
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