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Basic science research

Non-muscle myosin II powered transport of newly-formed collagen fibrils at the plasma membrane. Kalson NS*, Starborg T*, Lu Y, Humphries SM, Holmes DF, Kadler KE. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS). 2013, Nov 18. pdf

Using transmission electron microscopy and 3View to determine collagen fibril size and three-dimensional organization. Starborg T*, Kalson NS*, Lu Y, Mironov A, Cootes TF, Holmes DF, Kadler KE. Nature Protocols. 2013 Jun 27;8(7):1433-48. pdf

Tenocyte contraction induces crimp formation in tendon-like tissue.
Herchenhan A*, Kalson NS*, Holmes DF, Hill P, Kadler KE, Margetts L.
Biomech Model Mechanobiol. 2012 Mar;11(3-4):449-59. pdf

Slow stretching that mimics embryonic growth rate stimulates structural and mechanical development of tendon-like tissue in vitro.
Kalson NS*, Holmes DF*, Herchenhan A, Lu Y, Starborg T, Kadler KE.
Dev Dyn. 2011 Nov;240(11):2520-8. pdf

An experimental model for studying the biomechanics of embryonic tendon: Evidence that the development of mechanical properties depends on the actinomyosin machinery.
Kalson NS, Holmes DF, Kapacee Z, Otermin I, Lu Y, Ennos RA, Canty-Laird EG, Kadler KE.
Matrix Biol. 2010 Oct;29(8):678-89. pdf


Strategies for regeneration of the intervertebral disc. Kalson NS, Richardson S, Hoyland JA. Regen Med. 2008 Sep;3(5):717-29.  pdf

Clinical research

Multiple schwannomas of the upper limb related exclusively to the ulnar nerve in a patient with segmental schwannomatosis. Molina AR, Chatterton BD, Kalson NS, Fallowfield ME, Khandwala AR. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2013 Jun 27. pdf

Subluxation-related ulnar neuropathy (SUN) syndrome related to distal radioulnar joint instability.
Malone PS, Hutchinson CE, Kalson NS, Twining CJ, Terenghi G, Lees VC.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2012 (in press). pdf

Fibre bundles in the human extensor carpi ulnaris tendon are arranged in a spiral.
Kalson NS, Malone PS, Bradley RS, Withers PJ, Lees VC.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2012 (in press). pdf

Burns represent a significant proportion of the total serious trauma workload in England and Wales.
Kalson NS, Jenks T, Woodford M, Lecky FE, Dunn KW.
Burns. 2012 May;38(3):330-9. pdf

Contribution to national acute injury and intensive care audit databases in England and Wales.
Kalson NS, Dunn KW.
Emerg Med J. 2011 Jun;28(6):538. pdf

Magnetic resonance arthrogram and arthroscopy of the shoulder: a comparative retrospective study with emphasis on posterior labral lesions and radiologist locality.
Kalson, NS, Geoghegan JM, Funk L. Shoulder & Elbow. 2011 Oct,3(4): 210–214. pdf

Destructive synovial hemangioma of the hip resembling pigmented villonodular synovitis.
Kalson NS, Gikas PD, Tirabosco R, O'Donnell P, Skinner JA, Flanagan AM.
J Arthroplasty. 2011 Feb;26(2):339.e15-20. pdf

Custom-made endoprostheses for the femoral amputation stump: an alternative to hip disarticulation in tumour surgery.
Kalson NS, Gikas PD, Aston W, Miles J, Blunn G, Pollock R, Skinner J, Briggs TW, Cannon SR.
J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2010 Aug;92(8):1134-7. pdf

V-Y advancement flap coverage of toe-tip injuries.
Bharathi RR, Jerome JT, Kalson NS, Sabapathy SR.
J Foot Ankle Surg. 2009 May-Jun;48(3):368-71. pdf

Does the number of trauma lists provided affect care and outcome of patients with fractured neck of femur?
Kalson NS, Mulgrew E, Cook G, Lovell ME.
Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2009 May;91(4):292-5. pdf

Tendon graft--ulna fixation in distal radio-ulnar joint stabilisation; biomechanical comparison of three graft-bone fixation methods.
Kalson NS, Charalambous CP, Powell ES, Hearnden A, Stanley JK.
Hand (N Y). 2009 Sep;4(3):279-82. pdf

Post-radiation sciatic neuropathy: a case report and review of the literature.
Gikas PD, Hanna SA, Aston W, Kalson NS, Tirabosco R, Saifuddin A, Cannon SR.
World J Surg Oncol. 2008 Dec 11;6:130. pdf


Current strategies for knee cartilage repair.
Kalson NS, Gikas PD, Briggs TW.
Int J Clin Pract. 2010 Sep;64(10):1444-52. pdf

High altitude research

Changes to colour vision on exposure to high altitude.
Davies AJ, Morris DS, Kalson NS, Wright AD, Imray CH, Hogg CR; Birmingham Medical Research Expeditionary Society.
J R Army Med Corps. 2011 Mar;157(1):107-9. pdf

Do changes in gastro-intestinal blood flow explain high-altitude anorexia?
Kalson NS, Hext F, Davies AJ, Chan CW, Wright AD, Imray CH; Birmingham Medical Research Expeditionary Society.
Eur J Clin Invest. 2010 Aug;40(8):735-41. pdf

Age is no barrier to success at very high altitudes.
Stokes S, Kalson NS, Earl M, Whitehead AG, Tyrrell-Marsh I, Frost H, Davies A.
Age Ageing. 2010 Mar;39(2):262-5. pdf

Determinants of summiting success and acute mountain sickness on Mt Kilimanjaro (5895 m).
Davies AJ, Kalson NS, Stokes S, Earl MD, Whitehead AG, Frost H, Tyrell-Marsh I, Naylor J.
Wilderness Environ Med. 2009 Winter;20(4):311-7. pdf

Adolescents with altitude: young people do well on Kilimanjaro.
Stokes SH, Kalson NS, Frost H, Tyrrell-Marsh I, Whitehead AG, Davies A, Earl M.
Arch Dis Child. 2009 Jul;94(7):562-3. pdf

The effect of angiotensin-converting enzyme genotype on acute mountain sickness and summit success in trekkers attempting the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro (5,895 m).
Kalson NS, Thompson J, Davies AJ, Stokes S, Earl MD, Whitehead A, Tyrrell-Marsh I, Frost H, Montgomery H.
Eur J Appl Physiol. 2009 Feb;105(3):373-9. pdf

Bronchial asthma on Mount Kilimanjaro is not a disadvantage.
Stokes S, Kalson N, Earl M, Frost H, Whitehead AG, Tyrrell-Marsh I, Davies A.
Thorax. 2008 Oct;63(10):936-7. pdf

Climbers with diabetes do well on Mount Kilimanjaro.
Kalson NS, Davies AJ, Stokes S, Frost H, Whitehead AG, Tyrrell-Marsh I, Earl MD.
Diabet Med. 2007 Dec;24(12):1496. pdf

Meeting report

UK high altitude research: a report from the Birmingham Medical Research Expeditionary Society (BMRES) altitude research conference, December 4, 2009, held at the Birmingham Medical Institute, United Kingdom.
Kalson NS, Stubbings AH, Collins HL, Pattinson KT, Wright AD.
Wilderness Environ Med. 2010 Jun;21(2):181-2. pdf