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Optimised clinical study recruitment in palliative care: success strategies and lessons learned (2019)
Journal Article
White, C., Noble, S., Watson, M., Swan, F., Nelson, A., & Johnson, M. (2019). Optimised clinical study recruitment in palliative care: success strategies and lessons learned. BMJ supportive & palliative care, https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-001820

Recruitment challenges to clinical research studies in palliative care settings, particularly in hospices, are well documented. However, a recent study (Hospice Inpatient Deep vein thrombosis Detection Study (HIDDen)) performed across five hospices... Read More

Battery-operated fan and chronic breathlessness: does it help? (2019)
Journal Article
Barnes-Harris, M., Swan, F., Allgar, V., Booth, S., Currow, D., Hart, S., …Johnson, M. (in press). Battery-operated fan and chronic breathlessness: does it help?. BMJ supportive & palliative care, https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2018-001749

Objectives To examine whether use of a hand-held fan (‘fan’) improves breathlessness and increases physical activity. Methods A secondary exploratory analysis using pooled data from the fan arms of two feasibility randomised controlled trials in p... Read More

Airflow relieves chronic breathlessness in people with advanced disease: an exploratory systematic review and meta-analyses (2019)
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Swan, F., Newey, A., Bland, M., Allgar, V., Booth, S., Bausewein, C., …Johnson, M. (2019). Airflow relieves chronic breathlessness in people with advanced disease: an exploratory systematic review and meta-analyses. Palliative medicine, 33(6), 618-633. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216319835393

Background: Chronic breathlessness is a neglected symptom of advanced diseases. Aim: To examine the effect of airflow for chronic breathlessness relief. Design: Exploratory systematic review and meta-analysis. Data sources: Medline, CINA... Read More

The hand-held fan and the Calming Hand for people with chronic breathlessness: a feasibility trial (2019)
Journal Article
Swan, F., English, A., Allgar, V., Hart, S. P., & Johnson, M. (2019). The hand-held fan and the Calming Hand for people with chronic breathlessness: a feasibility trial. Journal of pain and symptom management, 57(6), 1051-1061.e1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.02.017

Introduction The battery operated hand-held fan (“fan”) and the Calming Hand (CH), a cognitive strategy, are interventions used in clinical practice to relieve chronic breathlessness. Objective To test the feasibility of a phase III randomised c... Read More

Prevalence, symptom burden, and natural history of deep vein thrombosis in people with advanced cancer in specialist palliative care units (HIDDen): a prospective longitudinal observational study (2019)
Journal Article
White, C., Noble, S. I. R., Watson, M., Swan, F., Allgar, V. L., Napier, E., …Johnson, M. J. (2019). Prevalence, symptom burden, and natural history of deep vein thrombosis in people with advanced cancer in specialist palliative care units (HIDDen): a prospective longitudinal observational study. Lancet Haematology, 6(2), e79-e88. doi:10.1016/s2352-3026(18)30215-1

Summary Background The prevalence of deep venous thrombosis in patients with advanced cancer is unconfirmed and it is unknown whether current international thromboprophylaxis guidance is applicable to this population. We aimed to determine prevalen... Read More