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Identification and assessment of breathlessness in clinical practice: a systematic review and narrative synthesis. (2019)
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Elliott-Button, H., Johnson, M., Nwulu, U., & Clark, J. (in press). Identification and assessment of breathlessness in clinical practice: a systematic review and narrative synthesis. Journal of pain and symptom management,

Context Breathlessness is common in chronic conditions but often goes unidentified by clinicians. It is important to understand how identification and assessment of breathlessness occurs across healthcare settings, to promote routine outcome assessm... Read More

Optimising platelet secretomes to deliver robust tissue‐specific regeneration (2019)
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Scully, D., Sfyri, P., Wilkinson, H. N., Acebes‐Huerta, A., Verpoorten, S., Muñoz‐Turrillas, M. C., …Matsakas, A. (in press). Optimising platelet secretomes to deliver robust tissue‐specific regeneration. Journal of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, https://doi.org/10.1002/term.2965

Promoting cell proliferation is the cornerstone of most tissue regeneration therapies. As platelet‐based applications promote cell division and can be customised for tissue‐specific efficacy, this makes them strong candidates for developing novel r... Read More

Loss of CD36 protects against diet‐induced obesity but results in impaired muscle stem cell function, delayed muscle regeneration and hepatic steatosis (2019)
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Verpoorten, S., Sfyri, P., Scully, D., Mitchell, R., Tzimou, A., Mougios, V., …Matsakas, A. (in press). Loss of CD36 protects against diet‐induced obesity but results in impaired muscle stem cell function, delayed muscle regeneration and hepatic steatosis. Acta Physiologica, https://doi.org/10.1111/apha.13395

Aim: The prevalence of obesity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases including impaired skeletal muscle regeneration. Since skeletal muscle regenerative capacity is regulated by satellite cells, we aimed to investigate whet... Read More

Tissue iron promotes wound repair via M2 macrophage polarisation and the chemokines CCL17 and CCL22 (2019)
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Wilkinson, H. N., Roberts, E. R., Stafford, A. R., Banyard, K. L., Matteucci, P., Mace, K. A., & Hardman, M. J. (2019). Tissue iron promotes wound repair via M2 macrophage polarisation and the chemokines CCL17 and CCL22. American Journal of Pathology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajpath.2019.07.015

Macrophages are important for effective iron recycling and erythropoiesis, but they also play a crucial role in wound healing, orchestrating tissue repair. Recently, we demonstrated a significant accumulation of iron in healing wounds and a requireme... Read More

Cancer patients’ experiences of living with venous thromboembolism: A systematic review and qualitative thematic synthesis (2018)
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Benelhaj, N. B., Hutchinson, A., Maraveyas, A. M., Seymour, J. D., Ilyas, M. W., & Johnson, M. J. (2018). Cancer patients’ experiences of living with venous thromboembolism: A systematic review and qualitative thematic synthesis. Palliative medicine, 32(5), 1010-1020. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216318757133

Background: Cancer-Associated thrombosis is common. Recommended treatment is daily injected low-molecular-weight heparin for 6months. Most studies focus on prophylaxis and treatment; few have explored patients’ experience. Aims To identify and sy... Read More

Effects of growth hormone replacement on peripheral muscle and exercise capacity in severe growth hormone deficiency (2018)
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Gonzalez, S., Sathyapalan, T., Javed, Z., & Atkin, S. L. (2018). Effects of growth hormone replacement on peripheral muscle and exercise capacity in severe growth hormone deficiency. Frontiers in endocrinology, 9(FEB), 56. https://doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2018.00056

Aims We evaluate prevalence of new abnormal glucose tolerance (AGT) in post-MI survivors without known diabetes (DM) if guidelines are followed and compare the ability of admission (APG), fasting (FPG) and 2-h post-load plasma glucose (2h-PG) to pred... Read More

Living with breathlessness: a systematic literature review and qualitative synthesis (2018)
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Hutchinson, A., Barclay-Klingle, N., Galvin, K., & Johnson, M. J. (2018). Living with breathlessness: a systematic literature review and qualitative synthesis. The European respiratory journal, 51(2), 1701477. https://doi.org/10.1183/13993003.01477-2017

Question: What is the experience of people living with breathlessness due to medical conditions, those caring for and those treating them, with regard to quality of life and the nature of clinical interactions? Methods: Electronic databases (Ovid MED... Read More

Identifying enablers and barriers to individually tailored prescribing: a survey of healthcare professionals in the UK (2018)
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Reeve, J., Britten, N., Byng, R., Fleming, J., Heaton, J., & Krska, J. (2018). Identifying enablers and barriers to individually tailored prescribing: a survey of healthcare professionals in the UK. BMC family practice, 19(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12875-017-0705-2

Background Many people now take multiple medications on a long-term basis to manage health conditions. Optimising the benefit of such polypharmacy requires tailoring of medicines use to the needs and circumstances of individuals. However, profession... Read More

Anti-Müllerian hormone measurement for the diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome (2017)
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Sathyapalan, T., Al-Qaissi, A., Kilpatrick, E. S., Dargham, S. R., & Atkin, S. L. (2018). Anti-Müllerian hormone measurement for the diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome. Clinical Endocrinology, 88(2), 258-262. https://doi.org/10.1111/cen.13517

Objective: Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is derived from the small antral follicles, and an elevated level has been suggested to add value to the Rotterdam criteria for the diagnosis of PCOS in cases of diagnostic uncertainty. Therefore, the role of A... Read More

Insights from Australians with respiratory disease living in the community with experience of self-managing through an emergency department 'near miss' for breathlessness: A strengths-based qualitative study (2017)
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Luckett, T., Phillips, J., Johnson, M., Garcia, M., Bhattarai, P., Carrieri-Kohlman, V., …Davidson, P. M. (2017). Insights from Australians with respiratory disease living in the community with experience of self-managing through an emergency department 'near miss' for breathlessness: A strengths-based qualitative study. BMJ open, 7(12), e017536. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017536

Objectives Breathlessness ‘crises’ in people with chronic respiratory conditions are a common precipitant for emergency department (ED) presentations, many of which might be avoided through improved self-management and support. This study sought insi... Read More

Psychometric validation of the needs assessment tool: Progressive disease in interstitial lung disease (2017)
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Johnson, M. J., Jamali, A., Ross, J., Fairhurst, C., Boland, J., Reigada, C., …Yorke, J. (2018). Psychometric validation of the needs assessment tool: Progressive disease in interstitial lung disease. Thorax, 73(9), 880-883. https://doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2017-210911

© Article author(s) (or their employer(s) unless otherwise stated in the text of the article) 2018. All rights reserved. No commercial use is permitted unless otherwise expressly granted. The inter-rater/test-retest reliability and construct validity... Read More

Respiratory adverse effects of opioids for breathlessness: a systematic review and meta-analysis (2017)
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Verberkt, C. A., van den Beuken-van Everdingen, M. H., Schols, J. M., Datla, S., Dirksen, C. D., Johnson, M. J., …Janssen, D. J. (2017). Respiratory adverse effects of opioids for breathlessness: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The European respiratory journal, 50(5), 1701153. https://doi.org/10.1183/13993003.01153-2017

Background: Previous studies have shown that opioids can reduce chronic breathlessness in advanced disease. However, physicians remain reluctant to prescribe opioids for these patients, commonly due to fear of respiratory adverse effects. Aim: To sys... Read More

Cognitive-emotional interventions for breathlessness in adults with advanced diseases (2017)
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Bolzani, A., Rolser, S. M., Kalies, H., Maddocks, M., Rehfuess, E., Hutchinson, A., …Bausewein, C. (2017). Cognitive-emotional interventions for breathlessness in adults with advanced diseases. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, 2017(6), https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD012682

© 2017 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows: To assess the effects and safety of interventions targeting cognition, emotion or both a... Read More

The complex relationship between household income of family caregivers, access to palliative care services and place of death: A national household population survey (2017)
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Chen, H., Currow, D. C., Dunn, L., Johnson, M. J., Macleod, U., & Allgar, V. (2018). The complex relationship between household income of family caregivers, access to palliative care services and place of death: A national household population survey. Palliative medicine, 32(2), 357-365. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216317711825

Background: Previous work shows that more affluent patients with cancer are more likely to die at home, whereas those dying from non-cancer conditions are more likely to die in hospital. Family caregivers are an important factor in determining place... Read More

Quality of missing data reporting and handling in palliative care trials demonstrates that further development of the CONSORT statement is required : a systematic review (2017)
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Hussain, J. A., Johnson, M. J., Currow, D. C., White, I. R., Currow, D., Hussain, J., …White, I. (2017). Quality of missing data reporting and handling in palliative care trials demonstrates that further development of the CONSORT statement is required : a systematic review. Journal of clinical epidemiology, 88, 81-91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.05.009

Objectives Assess (i) the quality of reporting and handling of missing data (MD) in palliative care trials, (ii) whether there are differences in the reporting of criteria specified by the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) 2010 sta... Read More

Chronic breathlessness associated with poorer physical and mental health-related quality of life (SF-12) across all adult age groups (2017)
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Currow, D. C., Johnson, M. J., Dal Grande, E., Ekström, M., Ferreira, D., & McCaffrey, N. (2017). Chronic breathlessness associated with poorer physical and mental health-related quality of life (SF-12) across all adult age groups. Thorax, 72(12), 1151-1153. https://doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-209908

© 2017 Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. Little is known about the impact of chronic breathlessness (modified Medical Research Council (mMRC) score ≥2 for most days, at least three of the last six months) on health-related quality of lif... Read More

Development of a caregiver-reported measure to support systematic assessment of people with dementia in long-term care: The Integrated Palliative care Outcome Scale for Dementia (2016)
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Ellis-Smith, C., Evans, C. J., Murtagh, F. E., Henson, L. A., Firth, A. M., Higginson, I. J., …BuildCARE, O. B. O. (2017). Development of a caregiver-reported measure to support systematic assessment of people with dementia in long-term care: The Integrated Palliative care Outcome Scale for Dementia. Palliative medicine, 31(7), 651-660. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216316675096

Background: Symptom burden is common for long-term care residents with dementia which if untreated compromises quality of life. Measurement tools can support assessment of symptoms and problems but are not widely used in long-term care settings. We d... Read More

Duramycin-porphyrin conjugates for targeting of tumour cells using photodynamic therapy (2016)
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Broughton, L. J., Giuntini, F., Savoie, H., Bryden, F., Boyle, R. W., Maraveyas, A., & Madden, L. A. (2016). Duramycin-porphyrin conjugates for targeting of tumour cells using photodynamic therapy. Journal of photochemistry and photobiology. B, Biology, 163, 374-384. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2016.09.001

Duramycin, through binding with phosphatidylethanolamine (PE), has been shown to be a selective molecular probe for the targeting and imaging of cancer cells. Photodynamic therapy aims to bring about specific cytotoxic damage to tumours through deliv... Read More