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A feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial of a paramedic-administered breathlessness management intervention for acute-on-chronic breathlessness (BREATHE): Study protocol (2021)
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Northgraves, M., Cohen, J., Allgar, V., Currow, D., Hart, S., Hird, K., …Hutchinson, A. (2021). A feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial of a paramedic-administered breathlessness management intervention for acute-on-chronic breathlessness (BREATHE): Study protocol. ERJ Open Research, https://doi.org/10.1183/23120541.00955-2020

Introduction: Chronic breathlessness, persistent and disabling despite optimal treatment of underlying causes, is a prevalent and frightening symptom and is associated with many emergency presentations and admission to hospital. Breathlessness manage... Read More about A feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial of a paramedic-administered breathlessness management intervention for acute-on-chronic breathlessness (BREATHE): Study protocol.

Patient, family and carer experiences of nutritional screening: a systematic review (2020)
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Bullock, A., Greenley, S. L., Patterson, M. J., McKenzie, G. A. G., & Johnson, M. J. (2021). Patient, family and carer experiences of nutritional screening: a systematic review. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 34(3), 595-603. https://doi.org/10.1111/jhn.12849

Background: Despite recommendations for nutritional risk screening of all inpatients, outpatients and care home residents, as well as work to assess clinician's experiences and the validity of tools, little attention has been paid to the experiences... Read More about Patient, family and carer experiences of nutritional screening: a systematic review.

CANcer BEhavioural nutrition and exercise feasibility trial (CanBenefit); phase I qualitative interview findings (2020)
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Swan, F., Chen, H., Forbes, C. C., Johnson, M. J., & Lind, M. (in press). CANcer BEhavioural nutrition and exercise feasibility trial (CanBenefit); phase I qualitative interview findings. Journal of Geriatric Oncology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jgo.2020.09.026

Background: Older people with lung cancer are often frail and unfit due to their cancer and co-morbidities and may tolerate cancer treatments poorly. Physical activity (PA) and a healthy diet offer quality of life benefit to people with cancer before... Read More about CANcer BEhavioural nutrition and exercise feasibility trial (CanBenefit); phase I qualitative interview findings.

Randomised, double-blind, multicentre, mixed-methods, dose-escalation feasibility trial of mirtazapine for better treatment of severe breathlessness in advanced lung disease (BETTER-B feasibility) (2020)
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Higginson, I., Wilcock, A., Johnson, M. J., Bajwah, S., Lovell, N., Yi, D., …Brown, S. (2020). Randomised, double-blind, multicentre, mixed-methods, dose-escalation feasibility trial of mirtazapine for better treatment of severe breathlessness in advanced lung disease (BETTER-B feasibility). Thorax, 75(2), 176-179. https://doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2019-213879

© Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2020. Re-use permitted under CC BY. Published by BMJ. New treatments are required for severe breathlessness in advanced disease. We conducted a randomised feasibility trial of mirtazapine over 28 days in adults with... Read More about Randomised, double-blind, multicentre, mixed-methods, dose-escalation feasibility trial of mirtazapine for better treatment of severe breathlessness in advanced lung disease (BETTER-B feasibility).

A feasibility, randomised controlled trial of a complex breathlessness intervention in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (BREEZE-IPF): study protocol (2019)
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Wright, C., Hart, S. P., Allgar, V., English, A., Swan, F., Dyson, J., …Crooks, M. G. (2019). A feasibility, randomised controlled trial of a complex breathlessness intervention in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (BREEZE-IPF): study protocol. ERJ Open Research, 5(4), https://doi.org/10.1183/23120541.00186-2019

Introduction: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic and progressive lung disease that causes breathlessness and cough that worsen over time, limiting daily activities and negatively impacting quality of life. Although treatments are now av... Read More about A feasibility, randomised controlled trial of a complex breathlessness intervention in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (BREEZE-IPF): study protocol.

Battery operated fan and chronic breathlessness: Does it help? (2019)
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Barnes-Harris, M., Swan, F., Allgar, V., Booth, S., Currow, D., Hart, S., …Johnson, M. J. (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 (â € 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... Read More about Battery operated fan and chronic breathlessness: Does it help?.

The hand-held fan and the Calming Hand for people with chronic breathlessness: a feasibility trial (2019)
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Swan, F., English, A., Allgar, V., Hart, S. P., & Johnson, M. J. (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

Context: 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 randomized controlled... Read More about The hand-held fan and the Calming Hand for people with chronic breathlessness: a feasibility trial.

Alteration in endothelial permeability occurs in response to the activation of PAR2 by factor Xa but not directly by the TF-factor VIIa complex (2019)
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Benelhaj, N. E., Maraveyas, A., Featherby, S., Collier, M. E., Johnson, M. J., & Ettelaie, C. (2019). Alteration in endothelial permeability occurs in response to the activation of PAR2 by factor Xa but not directly by the TF-factor VIIa complex. Thrombosis Research, 175, 13-20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.thromres.2019.01.009

Alterations in the endothelial permeability occur in response to the activation of coagulation mechanisms in order to control clot formation. The activation of the protease activated receptors (PAR) can induce signals that regulate such cellular resp... Read More about Alteration in endothelial permeability occurs in response to the activation of PAR2 by factor Xa but not directly by the TF-factor VIIa complex.

Oral anticoagulation is preferable to injected, but only if it is safe and effective: An interview study of patient and carer experience of oral and injected anticoagulant therapy for cancer-associated thrombosis in the select-d trial (2018)
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Hutchinson, A., Rees, S., Young, A., Maraveyas, A., Date, K., & Johnson, M. J. (2019). Oral anticoagulation is preferable to injected, but only if it is safe and effective: An interview study of patient and carer experience of oral and injected anticoagulant therapy for cancer-associated thrombosis in the select-d trial. Palliative medicine, 33(5), 510-517. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216318815377

Background: Cancer patients have a four- to fivefold greater risk of thrombosis than the general population. Recommended treatment for cancer-associated thrombosis is 3–6 months of low-molecular-weight heparin. The ‘select-d’ trial is an open-label,... Read More about Oral anticoagulation is preferable to injected, but only if it is safe and effective: An interview study of patient and carer experience of oral and injected anticoagulant therapy for cancer-associated thrombosis in the select-d trial.

The adaptation, face, and content validation of a needs assessment tool: progressive disease for people with interstitial lung disease (2016)
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Boland, J. W., Reigada, C., Yorke, J., Hart, S. P., Bajwah, S., Ross, J., …Johnson, M. J. (2016). The adaptation, face, and content validation of a needs assessment tool: progressive disease for people with interstitial lung disease. Journal of palliative medicine, 19(5), 549-555. https://doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2015.0355

Background: Irrreversible interstitial lung disease (ILD) is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Palliative care needs of patients and caregivers are not routinely assessed; there is no tool to identify needs and triage support in clinical... Read More about The adaptation, face, and content validation of a needs assessment tool: progressive disease for people with interstitial lung disease.

Magnetoencephalography to investigate central perception of exercise-induced breathlessness in people with chronic lung disease: A feasibility pilot (2015)
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Johnson, M. J., Simpson, M. I., Currow, D. C., Millman, R. E., Hart, S. P., & Green, G. (2015). Magnetoencephalography to investigate central perception of exercise-induced breathlessness in people with chronic lung disease: A feasibility pilot. BMJ open, 5(6), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2014-007535

Objectives: Neuroimaging in chronic breathlessness is challenging. The study objective was to test the feasibility of magnetoencephalography (MEG) for functional neuroimaging of people with chronic breathlessness. Design: Feasibility pilot study. Set... Read More about Magnetoencephalography to investigate central perception of exercise-induced breathlessness in people with chronic lung disease: A feasibility pilot.

The ethical decisions UK doctors make regarding advanced cancer patients at the end of life - the perceived (in) appropriateness of anticoagulation for venous thromboembolism: A qualitative study (2012)
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Sheard, L., Prout, H., Dowding, D., Noble, S., Watt, I., Maraveyas, A., & Johnson, M. (2012). The ethical decisions UK doctors make regarding advanced cancer patients at the end of life - the perceived (in) appropriateness of anticoagulation for venous thromboembolism: A qualitative study. BMC medical ethics, 13(22), https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6939-13-22

Background: Cancer patients are at risk of developing blood clots in their veins - venous thromboembolism (VTE) - which often takes the form of a pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis. The risk increases with advanced disease. Evidence based tre... Read More about The ethical decisions UK doctors make regarding advanced cancer patients at the end of life - the perceived (in) appropriateness of anticoagulation for venous thromboembolism: A qualitative study.

Diagnosis and management of people with venous thromboembolism and advanced cancer: how do doctors decide? a qualitative study (2012)
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Johnson, M. J., Sheard, L., Maraveyas, A., Noble, S., Prout, H., Watt, I., & Dowding, D. (2012). Diagnosis and management of people with venous thromboembolism and advanced cancer: how do doctors decide? a qualitative study. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 12(75), https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6947-12-75

Background: The treatment of cancer associated thrombosis (CAT) is well established, with level 1A evidence to support the recommendation of a low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) by daily injection for 3-6 months. However, registry data suggest compl... Read More about Diagnosis and management of people with venous thromboembolism and advanced cancer: how do doctors decide? a qualitative study.

Does clinical method mask significant VTE-related mortality and morbidity in malignant disease? (2009)
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Johnson, M., & Maraveyas, A. (2009). Does clinical method mask significant VTE-related mortality and morbidity in malignant disease?. The British journal of cancer / Cancer Research Campaign, 100(12), 1837-1841. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bjc.6605091

After more than 150 years of a recognised link between cancer and vascular thromboembolic events (VTE), and despite a greatly improved understanding of its pathophysiology, epidemiology and treatment, the management of patients with cancer and VTE is... Read More about Does clinical method mask significant VTE-related mortality and morbidity in malignant disease?.