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De Simoni A, Shah AT, Fulton O, Parkinson J, Sheikh A, Panzarasa P, Pagliari C, Coulson NS et al.(2020). Superusers’ Engagement in Asthma Online Communities: Asynchronous Web-Based Interview Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research
10.2196/18185
https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/65123
Antalffy T, De Simoni A, Griffiths C(2020). Promising peak flow diary compliance with an electronic peak flow meter and linked mobile smartphone app. npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
10.1038/s41533-020-0178-y
https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/64722
Jackson T, Pinnock H, Liew SM, Horne E, Ehlrich E, Fulton O, Worth A, Sheikh A et al.(2020). Patient and Public involvement in research From tokenistic box ticking to valued team members. BMC Medicine
10.1186/s12916-020-01544-7
https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/65250
Balasooriya-Smeekens C, Mant J, Bateman A, De Simoni A(2020). How primary care can help survivors of transient ischaemic attack and stroke return to work: focus groups with stakeholders from a UK community. British Journal of General Practice
10.3399/bjgp20X708149
https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/61877
Smith FE, Jones C, Gracey F, Mullis R, Coulson NS, De Simoni A(2019). Emotional adjustment post-stroke: a qualitative study of an online stroke community. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
10.1080/09602011.2019.1702561
https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/63703
Vaghela U, Moss J, Partridge M, De Simoni A, Bush A (2019). Digitalising the personalised asthma action plan (PAAP) - a multi-perspective qualitative study. EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL. Conference: ERS International Congress 2019 from: 28/09/2019 to: 02/10/2019, vol. 54,
10.1183/13993003.congress-2019.PA736
https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/64410
Thomas K, Gamlin C, De Simoni A, Mullis R, Mant J(2019). How is poststroke fatigue understood by stroke survivors and carers? A thematic analysis of an online discussion forum. BMJ Open vol. 9, (7)
10.1136/bmjopen-2019-028958
https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/59221
DE SIMONI A, TAYLOR S, GRIFFITHS C, PANZARASA P, SHEIKH A(2018). Online "superusers" as allies of the health care workforce. NEJM Catalyst
https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/51825
Joglekar S, Sastry N, Coulson NS, TAYLOR S, PATEL A, Duschinsky R, Anand A, Jameson Evans M et al.(2018). Addendum to the Acknowledgements: How Online Communities of People With Long-Term Conditions Function and Evolve: Network Analysis of the Structure and Dynamics of the Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation Online Communities. JMIR
10.2196/11564
https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/44648
Sagar J, Sastry N, Coulson NS, TAYLOR SJC, Patel A, Duschinsky R, Anand A, Jameson Evans M et al.(2018). How Online Communities of People With Long-Term Conditions Function and Evolve: Network Analysis of the Structure and Dynamics of the Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation Online Communities. JMIR
10.2196/jmir.9952
https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/42147
Chan AHY, DE SIMONI A, Wileman V, Holliday L, Chisari C, NEWBY C, TAYLOR S, Fleming LJ et al.(2018). Digital interventions to improve adherence to maintenance medication in asthma. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
10.1002/14651858.CD013030
https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/41343
Holender A, Sutton S, DE SIMONI A(2018). Opinions on the use of technology to improve tablet taking in >65-year-old patients on cardiovascular medications. Journal of International Medical Research
10.1177/0300060518770578
https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/39263
MCKIBBEN S, DE SIMONI A, Bush A, Thomas M, GRIFFITHS C(2018). The use of electronic alerts in primary care computer systems to identify the excessive prescription of short-acting beta2-agonists for people with asthma: a systematic review. npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
10.1038/s41533-018-0080-z
https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/36503
Jamison J, Sutton S, Mant J, DE SIMONI A(2018). An online stroke forum as source of data for qualitative research: insights from a comparison with patients’ interviews. BMJ Open
10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020133
https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/36464
Jamison J, AYERBE GARCIA-MONZON L, DI TANNA GL, Sutton S, Mant J, DE SIMONI A(2018). Evaluating practical support stroke survivors get with medicines and unmet needs in primary care: A survey. BMJ Open
10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019874
https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/36386
De Simoni A, Joglekar S, Taylor SJC, Patel A, Duschinsky R, Coulson N, Griffiths C, Panzarasa P et al. (2017). Structure and dynamics of online patients' communities: the case of Asthma UK and BLF online fora. EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL. Conference: ERS International Congress 2017 vol. 50,
10.1183/1393003.congress-2017.OA3202
Jamison J, Sutton S, Mant J, DE SIMONI A(2017). Barriers and facilitators to adherence to secondary stroke prevention medications after stroke: Analysis of survivors’ and caregivers’ views from an online stroke forum. BMJ Open
10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016814
https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/25105
DE SIMONI A, Horne R, Fleming L, Bush A, Griffiths CJ(2017). What do adolescents with asthma really think about adherence to inhalers? Insights from a qualitative analysis of a UK online forum. BMJ Opene015245-e015245.
10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015245
https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/24463
Izuka NJ, Alexander MAW, Balasooriya-Smeekens C, Mant J, De Simoni A(2017). How do stroke survivors and their carers use practitioners’ advice on secondary prevention medications? Qualitative study of an online forum. Family Practice
10.1093/fampra/cmx023
https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/23091
DE SIMONI A(2017). Teaching medical professionalism: a lesson in perspective from Plato's Protagoras. British Journal of General Practice
10.3399/bjgp17X689665
https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/19799
DE SIMONI A, Griffiths CJ, Taylor SJC(2016). Improving access to primary care: can online communities contribute?. British Journal of General Practice vol. 66, (652) 559-559.
10.3399/bjgp16X687721
https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/16444
DE SIMONI A, Balasooriya-Smeekens C, Bateman A, Mant J(2016). Barriers and facilitators to staying in work after stroke: insight from an online forum. BMJ Open vol. 6, (e009974)
10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009974
https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/12238
DE SIMONI A, Shanks A, Balasooriya-Smeekens C, Mant J(2016). Stroke survivors and their families receive information and support on an individual basis from an online forum: descriptive analysis of a population of 2,348 patients and qualitative study of a sample of participants. BMJ Open vol. 6, (e010501)
10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010501
https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/12150
De Simoni A, Shanks A, Balasooriya-Smeekens C(2016). Correction: Stroke survivors and their families receive information and support on an individual basis from an online forum: Descriptive analysis of a population of 2348 patients and qualitative study of a sample of participants (BMJ Open (2016) 6 (e010501)). BMJ Open vol. 6, (5)
10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010501corr1
https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/27145
Das A, Davis B, Sarma N, Sugden H, Stone G, Arshad E, Shanks A, De Simoni A et al.(2015). Women who suffered COC-related cerebrovascular events: views on CVD risk communication from a UK stroke forum. British Journal of General Practice vol. eLetter, (March 2015)
https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/23232
De Simoni A, Mant J, Sutton S(2015). Adherence to medication in stroke survivors dependent on caregivers. British Journal of General Practice vol. 65, (640) e789-e791.
10.3399/bjgp15X687589
https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/14982
Hardeman W, Lamming L, Kellar I, De Simoni A, Graffy J, Boase S, Sutton S, Farmer A et al.(2014). Implementation of a nurse-led behaviour change intervention to support medication taking in type 2 diabetes: Beyond hypothesised active ingredients (SAMS Consultation Study). Implementation Science vol. 9, (1)
10.1186/1748-5908-9-70
De Simoni A, Shanks A, Mant J, Skelton JR(2014). Making sense of patients' internet forums: a systematic method using discourse analysis. Br J Gen Pract vol. 64, (620) e178-e180.
10.3399/bjgp14X677671
https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/23564
De Simoni A(2014). Improving out-of-hours handovers. Br J Gen Pract vol. 64, (618) 15-16.
10.3399/bjgp14X676348
https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/27144
De Simoni A, Hardeman W, Mant J, Farmer AJ, Kinmonth AL(2013). Trials to improve blood pressure through adherence to antihypertensives in stroke/TIA: systematic review and meta-analysis. J Am Heart Assoc vol. 2, (4) e000251-e000251.
10.1161/JAHA.113.000251
https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/14870
De Simoni A, Mullis R, Clyne W, Blenkinsopp A(2012). Medicines optimisation in primary care: can community pharmacies deliver?. Br J Gen Pract vol. 62, (601) 398-399.
10.3399/bjgp12X653444
Alfarez DN, De Simoni A, Velzing EH, Bracey E, Joëls M, Edwards FA, Krugers HJ(2009). Corticosterone reduces dendritic complexity in developing hippocampal CA1 neurons. Hippocampus vol. 19, (9) 828-836.
10.1002/hipo.20566
De Simoni A, Allen NJ, Attwell D(2008). Charge compensation for NADPH oxidase activity in microglia in rat brain slices does not involve a proton current. Eur J Neurosci vol. 28, (6) 1146-1156.
10.1111/j.1460-9568.2008.06417.x
https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/14871
De Simoni A, Edwards FA(2006). Pathway specificity of dendritic spine morphology in identified synapses onto rat hippocampal CA1 neurons in organotypic slices. Hippocampus vol. 16, (12) 1111-1124.
10.1002/hipo.20236
De Simoni A, Yu LMY(2006). Preparation of organotypic hippocampal slice cultures: interface method. Nat Protoc vol. 1, (3) 1439-1445.
10.1038/nprot.2006.228
Rodighiero S, De Simoni A, Formenti A(2004). The voltage-dependent nonselective cation current in human red blood cells studied by means of whole-cell and nystatin-perforated patch-clamp techniques. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Biomembranes vol. 1660, (1-2) 164-170.
10.1016/j.bbamem.2003.11.011
Rodighiero S, De Simoni A, Formenti A(2004). The voltage-dependent nonselective cation current in human red blood cells studied by means of whole-cell and nystatin-perforated patch-clamp techniques. Biochim Biophys Acta vol. 1660, (1-2) 164-170.
10.1016/j.bbamem.2003.11.011
De Simoni A, Fernandes F, Edwards FA(2004). Spines and dendrites cannot be assumed to distribute dye evenly. Trends Neurosci vol. 27, (1) 15-16.
10.1016/j.tins.2003.10.006
De Simoni A, Griesinger CB, Edwards FA(2003). Development of rat CA1 neurones in acute versus organotypic slices: role of experience in synaptic morphology and activity. J Physiol vol. 550, (Pt 1) 135-147.
10.1113/jphysiol.2003.039099
De Simoni A, Griesinger CB, Edwards FA (2002). Correlation between morphology and spontaneous synaptic activity of CA1 neurones during development in acute and organotypic slices. JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LONDON. vol. 543, 23P-23P.
Formenti A, De Simoni A, Arrigoni E, Martina M(2001). Changes in extracellular Ca2+ can affect the pattern of discharge in rat thalamic neurons. J Physiol vol. 535, (Pt 1) 33-45.
10.1111/j.1469-7793.2001.00033.x
De Simoni A, Mancia M, Formenti A (2000). The calcium sensitive cation current in rat thalamic neurons is G protein-regulated. PFLUGERS ARCHIV-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY. vol. 440, R24-R24.
Gaggianesi C, Rodighiero S, De Simoni A, Arduini A, Mancia M, Formenti A (2000). Whole-cell and perforated-patch recordings of a voltage-dependent outward cation current in human red blood cells. PFLUGERS ARCHIV-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY. vol. 440, R25-R25.
Formenti A, De Simoni A(2000). Effects of extracellular Ca2+ on membrane and seal resistance in patch-clamped rat thalamic and sensory ganglion neurons. Neurosci Lett vol. 279, (1) 49-52.
10.1016/s0304-3940(99)00951-9
Martina M, De Simoni A, Ceccarelli P, Formenti A, Mancia H (1998). Extracellular Ca2+ ions induced a decrease in an inward current in thalamic neurons. PFLUGERS ARCHIV-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY. vol. 436, R14-R14.
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