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Living well with breathlessness: how clinicians can help (2018)
Journal Article
Hutchinson, A., Barclay, N., Galvin, K., & Johnson, M. (2019). Living well with breathlessness: how clinicians can help. The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners, 69(678), 26-27. doi:10.3399/bjgp19X700505

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Breathlessness in the emergency care setting (2018)
Journal Article
Johnson, M. J., & Hutchinson, A. (2018). Breathlessness in the emergency care setting. Current opinion in supportive and palliative care, 12(3), 232-236. https://doi.org/10.1097/SPC.0000000000000374

Abstract Purpose of review Breathlessness is one of the most common reasons for presentation at the emergency department (ED). The present review summarizes work published from 2017, which focuses on the symptom of breathlessness in its own right rat... Read More about Breathlessness in the emergency care setting.

Palliative care in the emergency department: A systematic literature qualitative review and thematic synthesis (2018)
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Cooper, E., Hutchinson, A., Sheikh, Z., Taylor, P., Townend, W., & Johnson, M. J. (2018). Palliative care in the emergency department: A systematic literature qualitative review and thematic synthesis. Palliative medicine, 32(9), 1443-1454. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216318783920

Background: Despite a fast-paced environment, the emergency clinician has a duty to meet the palliative patient's needs. Despite suggested models and interventions, this remains challenging in practice. Aim: To increase understanding of these challen... Read More about Palliative care in the emergency department: A systematic literature qualitative review and thematic synthesis.

Breathlessness and sexual activity in older adults: The Australian Longitudinal Study of Ageing (2018)
Journal Article
Ekström, M., Johnson, M. J., Taylor, B., Luszcz, M., Wohland, P., Ferreira, D. H., & Currow, D. C. (2018). Breathlessness and sexual activity in older adults: The Australian Longitudinal Study of Ageing. NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, 28(1), doi:10.1038/s41533-018-0090-x

© 2018 The Author(s). Sexual activity is important to older adults (65 +). Breathlessness affects about 25% of older adults but impact on sexual activity is unknown. We evaluated the relationships between breathlessness and sexual inactivity and self... Read More about Breathlessness and sexual activity in older adults: The Australian Longitudinal Study of Ageing.

Symptom prevalence of patients with fibrotic interstitial lung disease: A systematic literature review (2018)
Journal Article
Carvajalino, S., Reigada, C., Johnson, M. J., Dzingina, M., & Bajwah, S. (2018). Symptom prevalence of patients with fibrotic interstitial lung disease: A systematic literature review. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 18(1), doi:10.1186/s12890-018-0651-3

© 2018 The Author(s). Background: Those affected by advanced fibrotic interstitial lung diseases have limited treatment options and in the terminal stages, the focus of care is on symptom management. However, quantitatively, little is known about sym... Read More about Symptom prevalence of patients with fibrotic interstitial lung disease: A systematic literature review.

Care of the dying : a qualitative exploration of foundation year doctors’ experiences (2017)
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Redman, M., Pearce, J., Gajebasia, S., Johnson, M., & Finn, G. (2017). Care of the dying : a qualitative exploration of foundation year doctors’ experiences. Medical Education, 51(10), 1025-1036. https://doi.org/10.1111/medu.13358

Context Foundation Year doctors (FYs), who are newly qualified, are expected to provide care for dying patients. Experiences at this early mandatory stage of training may form the foundation for future encounters, but little is documented about wha... Read More about Care of the dying : a qualitative exploration of foundation year doctors’ experiences.

A pragmatic, phase III, multisite, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-arm, dose increment randomised trial of regular, low-dose extended-release morphine for chronic breathlessness: Breathlessness, Exertion And Morphine Sulfate (BEAMS) study proto (2017)
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Currow, D., Watts, G. J., Johnson, M., McDonald, C. F., Miners, J. O., Somogyi, A. A., …Ekström, M. (2017). A pragmatic, phase III, multisite, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-arm, dose increment randomised trial of regular, low-dose extended-release morphine for chronic breathlessness: Breathlessness, Exertion And Morphine Sulfate (BEAMS) study protocol. BMJ open, 7(7), 1-18. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018100

© Article author(s). Introduction Chronic breathlessness is highly prevalent and distressing to patients and families. No medication is registered for its symptomatic reduction. The strongest evidence is for regular, low-dose, extended-release (ER) o... Read More about A pragmatic, phase III, multisite, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-arm, dose increment randomised trial of regular, low-dose extended-release morphine for chronic breathlessness: Breathlessness, Exertion And Morphine Sulfate (BEAMS) study proto.

Determinants of hospital death in haematological cancers: findings from a qualitative study (2017)
Journal Article
McCaughan, D., Roman, E., Smith, A. G., Garry, A., Johnson, M., Patmore, R., …Howell, D. A. (2018). Determinants of hospital death in haematological cancers: findings from a qualitative study. BMJ supportive & palliative care, 8(1), 78-86. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2016-001289

© Article author(s) (or their employer(s) unless otherwise stated in the text of the article) 2017. Objectives: Current UK health policy promotes enabling people to die in a place they choose, which for most is home. Despite this, patients with haema... Read More about Determinants of hospital death in haematological cancers: findings from a qualitative study.

Effect of opioids and benzodiazepines on clinical outcomes in patients receiving palliative care: an exploratory analysis (2017)
Journal Article
Boland, J. W., Allgar, V., Boland, E. G., Oviasu, O., Agar, M., Currow, D. C., & Johnson, M. J. (2017). Effect of opioids and benzodiazepines on clinical outcomes in patients receiving palliative care: an exploratory analysis. Journal of palliative medicine, 20(11), 1274-1279. https://doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2017.0129

Background: Medications for symptom management in palliative care have associated, but poorly understood, harms. Drug-related harms have important clinical implications, may impact on patients’ compliance and contribute to symptoms. Objective: To exp... Read More about Effect of opioids and benzodiazepines on clinical outcomes in patients receiving palliative care: an exploratory analysis.

Palliative care and Parkinson's disease : meeting summary and recommendations for clinical research (2017)
Journal Article
Kluger, B. M., Galifianakis, N. B., Carter, J. H., Johnson, M. J., Richfield, E. W., Kutner, J. S., …Miyasaki, J. (2017). Palliative care and Parkinson's disease : meeting summary and recommendations for clinical research. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, 37, (19-26). doi:10.1016/j.parkreldis.2017.01.008. ISSN 1353-8020

Introduction: Palliative care is an approach to caring for patients and families affected by serious illnesses that focuses on the relief of suffering through the management of medical symptoms, psychosocial issues, advance care planning and spiritua... Read More about Palliative care and Parkinson's disease : meeting summary and recommendations for clinical research.

Effects of low dose morphine on perceived sleep quality in patients with refractory breathlessness : a hypothesis generating study (2015)
Journal Article
Martins, R. T., Currow, D., Abernethy, A. P., Johnson, M. J., Toson, B., & Eckert, D. J. (2016). Effects of low dose morphine on perceived sleep quality in patients with refractory breathlessness : a hypothesis generating study. Respirology : official journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology, 21(2), 386-391. https://doi.org/10.1111/resp.12681

© 2015 Asian Pacific Society of Respirology. Background and objective The management of chronic refractory breathlessness is one of the indications for regular low-dose (≤30 mg/24 h) oral sustained release morphine. Morphine may disrupt sleep in some... Read More about Effects of low dose morphine on perceived sleep quality in patients with refractory breathlessness : a hypothesis generating study.

Does the use of specialist palliative care services modify the effect of socioeconomic status on place of death? A systematic review (2015)
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Chen, H., Nicolson, D. J., MacLeod, U., Allgar, V., Dalgliesh, C., & Johnson, M. (2016). Does the use of specialist palliative care services modify the effect of socioeconomic status on place of death? A systematic review. Palliative medicine, 30(5), 434-445. doi:10.1177/0269216315602590

© SAGE Publications. Background: Cancer patients in lower socioeconomic groups are significantly less likely to die at home and experience more barriers to access to palliative care. It is unclear whether receiving palliative care may mediate the eff... Read More about Does the use of specialist palliative care services modify the effect of socioeconomic status on place of death? A systematic review.

Management of venous thromboembolism in patients with advanced cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis (2008)
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Noble, S. I., Shelley, M. D., Coles, B., Williams, S. M., Wilcock, A., Johnson, M. J., & on behalf of Association for Palliative Medicine for Great Britain and Ireland, . (2008). Management of venous thromboembolism in patients with advanced cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The lancet oncology, 9(6), (577-584). doi:10.1016/s1470-2045(08)70149-9. ISSN 1470-2045

Venous thromboembolism is common in patients with cancer. However, no management guidelines exist for venous thromboembolism specific to patients with advanced progressive cancer. To help develop recommendations for practice, we have done a comprehen... Read More about Management of venous thromboembolism in patients with advanced cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis.