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Azithromycin for sarcoidosis cough: an open label exploratory clinical trial (2020)
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Fraser, S. D., Thackray-Nocera, S., Shepherd, M., Flockton, R., Wright, C., Sheedy, W., …Hart, S. P. (in press). Azithromycin for sarcoidosis cough: an open label exploratory clinical trial. ERJ Open Research, https://doi.org/10.1183/23120541.00534-2020

Background Chronic cough is a distressing symptom for many people with pulmonary sarcoidosis. Continuous treatment with a macrolide antibiotic may improve cough. We aimed to assess the potential efficacy of azithromycin in patients with sarcoidosis a... Read More about Azithromycin for sarcoidosis cough: an open label exploratory clinical trial.

A feasibility, randomised controlled trial of a complex breathlessness intervention in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (BREEZE-IPF): study protocol (2019)
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Crooks, M. G., Wright, C., Hart, S. P., Allgar, V., English, A., Swan, F., …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.

Agreement between blood draw techniques for assessing platelet activation by flow cytometry (2018)
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Welch, E. L., Crooks, M. G., & Hart, S. P. (2019). Agreement between blood draw techniques for assessing platelet activation by flow cytometry. Platelets, 30(4), 530-534. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537104.2018.1535705

It is widely believed that assays of platelet activation are susceptible to preanalytical variables related to blood draw technique. We assessed platelet activation by whole blood flow cytometry and investigated the effects of: (1) drawing blood into... Read More about Agreement between blood draw techniques for assessing platelet activation by flow cytometry.

Textural analysis demonstrates heterogeneous [18F]-fluorodeoxyglucose uptake in radiologically normal lung in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (2018)
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Aliyu, S. A., Avery, G., Cawthorne, C., Archibald, S. J., Kadir, T., Willaime, J. M., …Crooks, M. G. (2018). Textural analysis demonstrates heterogeneous [18F]-fluorodeoxyglucose uptake in radiologically normal lung in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The European respiratory journal, 52(5), 1801138. https://doi.org/10.1183/13993003.01138-2018

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanning in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) has revealed increased [18F]-fluorodeoxyglucose ([18F]-FDG) uptake in areas of the lungs that appear normal on high resolution computed tomography (HRCT). We hypothesi... Read More about Textural analysis demonstrates heterogeneous [18F]-fluorodeoxyglucose uptake in radiologically normal lung in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.


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