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Samuel W D Merriel
University of Bristol
25Publications
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#1Samuel W D Merriel (University of Exeter)H-Index: 3
#2Victoria Hardy (University of Cambridge)
Last.Willie Hamilton (University of Exeter)H-Index: 56
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Abstract Objective To identify and characterize patient-centered outcomes (PCOs) relating to multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) and MRI-guided biopsy as diagnostic tests for possible prostate cancer. Methods Medline via OVID, EMBASE, PsycInfo, and the Cochrane Central register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) were searched for relevant articles. Hand searching of reference lists and snowballing techniques were performed. Studies of mpMRI and MRI-guided biopsy that measured any PCO were included. There we...
#1Martha Maria Christine Elwenspoek (NIHR: National Institute for Health Research)
#2Athena Sheppard (NIHR: National Institute for Health Research)
Last.Penny Whiting (NIHR: National Institute for Health Research)H-Index: 36
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Importance The current diagnostic pathway for patients with suspected prostate cancer (PCa) includes prostate biopsy. A large proportion of individuals who undergo biopsy have either no PCa or low-risk disease that does not require treatment. Unnecessary biopsies may potentially be avoided with prebiopsy imaging. Objective To compare the performance of systematic transrectal ultrasonography–guided prostate biopsy vs prebiopsy biparametric or multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) follo...
#1Joanna M Kesten (NIHR: National Institute for Health Research)H-Index: 6
#2Carrie Flannagan (Ulster University)H-Index: 1
Last.Gillian Prue ('QUB': Queen's University Belfast)H-Index: 11
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Objectives Men who have sex with men (MSM) are at greater risk for human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers. Since 2016, MSM have been offered the HPV vaccination, which is most effective when received prior to sexual debut, at genitourinary medicine clinics in the UK. In September 2019, the national HPV vaccination programme will be extended to boys. This study aimed to understand young MSM’s (YMSM) knowledge and attitudes towards HPV vaccination. Design Questionnaires assessed YMSM demogr...
#1Brian D Nicholson (University of Oxford)H-Index: 6
#2Bethany Shinkins (University of Leeds)H-Index: 10
Last.Samuel W D Merriel (University of Exeter)H-Index: 3
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#1Samuel W D Merriel (University of Exeter)H-Index: 3
#2Garth Funston (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 5
Last.Willie Hamilton (University of Exeter)H-Index: 56
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Prostate cancer is a common malignancy seen worldwide. The incidence has risen in recent decades, mainly fuelled by more widespread use of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, although prostate cancer mortality rates have remained relatively static over that time period. A man’s risk of prostate cancer is affected by his age and family history of the disease. Men with prostate cancer generally present symptomatically in primary care settings, although some diagnoses are made in asymptomatic ...
Experiencing health care abroad as a doctor is beneficial to the individual and to the NHS. However, navigating the appraisal and revalidation system may feel like a barrier. As Chair of the RCGP Junior International Committee (JIC), I receive many enquiries about this. We wish to provide reliable guidance so you can go and enjoy your new experiences, knowing that your return will be straightforward and you will be welcomed back. Fulfilling the GMC requirements (keeping up-to-date, appropriate q...
#1Samuel W D Merriel (UoB: University of Bristol)H-Index: 3
#2Tom Nadarzynski (University of Southampton)H-Index: 5
Last.Gillian Prue ('QUB': Queen's University Belfast)H-Index: 11
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Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programmes in the UK were established in 2008, and targeted females aged 12–13 years. This decision was based on recommendations from the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), after assessing the available evidence for the impact and cost effectiveness of HPV vaccination programmes. The theory was that reducing HPV rates in females would result in lower infection rates in males of a similar age. This herd immunity did not extend to men-wh...
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