Rachael Barlow

Rachael Barlow
Cardiff University | CU

BSc HONS, PhD

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March 2014 - present
Cardiff University
Position
  • Clinical Academic Fellow
February 2013 - present
University of Wales
Position
  • Clinical Academic
September 2003 - December 2008
Cardiff University
Position
  • PhD Student

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Publications (33)
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Background & aims This study aimed to determine the prognostic significance of low muscle volume (LMV) Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA), defined skeletal muscle index (SMI, Kg/m 2 male ≤8.75, female ≤5.75) in patients undergoing potentially curative surgery for Oesophageal Cancer (OC). Methods A prospective study of 122 patients diagnosed w...
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Objectives: Prehabilitation is a collection of measures that aim to optimise a patient's physical and psychological wellbeing before treatment. This survey, run on behalf of the Enhanced Recovery after Surgery Society (UK), aimed to map the current status of prehabilitation. Methods: An online survey was designed to capture the current status of pr...
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Background Risk profile assessment and corrective interventions using optimisation of health status and prehabilitation represent an important strategy in the management of patients with a suspected cancer diagnosis. Aim To determine the feasibility of pre-treatment optimisation and prehabilitation commenced at index primary care consultation, to...
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Background: Risk profile assessment represents an important strategy in the management of patients with a suspected cancer diagnosis. Aim: To determine the feasibility of pre-treatment optimisation and prehabilitation commenced at index primary care consultation to improve patients’ preparation for treatment. Design and Setting: Between January...
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The paper describes the development of an online Engineering Education Graduate Certificate program. The program targets current and future engineering educators, both in academia (community colleges and universities) and industry. The goal is to improve the quality of engineering teaching and training by empowering students to become better and mo...
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Introduction: The aim of this study was to examine the influence of an enhanced recovery programme (ERP) on outcomes of upper gastrointestinal (UGI) cancer surgery by means of propensity score-matched analysis. Methods: Three hundred consecutive patients diagnosed with UGI cancer were studied prospectively before and after the introduction of an...
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Introduction The enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) principles of optimising nutrition, minimising the surgical stress response and early mobilisation have been reported to improve outcomes in colorectal surgery, but data in UGI surgery is thin. The aim of this study was to determine the influence on outcomes of an ERAS programme in UGI cancer...
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The evidence in support of Early Enteral Nutrition (EEN) after upper gastrointestinal surgery is inconclusive. The aim of this study was to determine if EEN improved clinical outcomes and shortened length of hospital stay. Open, prospective multicentre randomised controlled trial within a regional UK Cancer Network. One hundred and twenty-one patie...
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A review of the nutritional status and nutritional support in patients diagnosed with Clostridium Difficile in a surgical unit - Volume 69 Issue OCE2 - R. C. Barlow, G. Howell
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A randomised controlled trial of early enteral nutrition versus standard management for patients undergoing major resection for upper gastrointestinal malignancy – a comparison of costs - Volume 69 Issue OCE2 - R. C. Barlow, P. E. Price, W. Lewis, M. C. A. Puntis
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Randomised controlled trial of early enteral nutrition (EEN) versus conventional management (CON) in patients undergoing major resection for upper gastrointestinal cancer - Volume 67 Issue OCE4 - Rachael Barlow, Malcolm Puntis, Sarah Hunt, Patricia Price, Geoffrey Clark, Wyn Lewis
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The success rate of unguided nasojejunal feeding tube insertion is low, thus often requiring endoscopic or radiological assistance. The spiral end of the Bengmark nasojejunal tube is supposed to aid post-pyloric placement, but no comparative trial has been performed. Patients requiring nasojejunal feeding were randomised to have either Medicina (st...

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Projects (3)
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To link Allied Health Professional Researchers across Wales. https://cahpr.csp.org.uk/
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Optimising the pretreatment health status of patients in Primary with suspected cancers.
Project
Improve the short and long term outcomes for people diagnosed with lung cancer in Wales.