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A non-randomised controlled study to assess the effectiveness of a new proactive multidisciplinary care intervention for older people living with frailty (2023)
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Murtagh, F. E. M., Okoeki, M., Ukoha-kalu, B. O., Khamis, A., Clark, J., Boland, J. W., …Johnson, M. J. (2023). A non-randomised controlled study to assess the effectiveness of a new proactive multidisciplinary care intervention for older people living with frailty. BMC Geriatrics, 23(1), Article 6. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-023-03727-2

Background Integrated care may improve outcomes for older people living with frailty. We aimed to assess the effectiveness of a new, anticipatory, multidisciplinary care service in improving the wellbeing and quality of life (QoL) of older people li... Read More about A non-randomised controlled study to assess the effectiveness of a new proactive multidisciplinary care intervention for older people living with frailty.

Effect of regular low-dose extended-release morphine on chronic breathlessness in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: the BEAMS randomized clinical trial (2022)
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Ekström, M., Ferreira, D., Chang, S., Louw, S., Johnson, M., Eckert, D. J., …Currow, D. C. (2022). Effect of regular low-dose extended-release morphine on chronic breathlessness in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: the BEAMS randomized clinical trial. Journal of the American Medical Association, 328(20), 2022-2032. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2022.20206

ABSTRACT Importance: Chronic breathlessness is common in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Regular, low-dose, extended-release (ER) morphine may relieve breathlessness, but evidence about its efficacy and dosing is needed. O... Read More about Effect of regular low-dose extended-release morphine on chronic breathlessness in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: the BEAMS randomized clinical trial.

Cancer patients’ experiences of the diagnosis and treatment of incidental pulmonary embolism (a qualitative study) (2022)
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Benelhaj, N. E., Hutchinson, A., Maraveyas, A., & Johnson, M. (2022). Cancer patients’ experiences of the diagnosis and treatment of incidental pulmonary embolism (a qualitative study). PLoS ONE, 17(10), Article e0276754. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0276754

Background: The diagnosis of symptomatic cancer-associated thrombosis often causes distress and alarm for patients, especially for those unaware of the risk, or the signs and symptoms to look out for. There are few data about cancer patients’ experie... Read More about Cancer patients’ experiences of the diagnosis and treatment of incidental pulmonary embolism (a qualitative study).

Respiratory distress symptom intervention for non-pharmacological management of the lung cancer breathlessness-cough-fatigue symptom cluster: randomised controlled trial (2022)
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Yorke, J., Johnson, M. J., Punnett, G., Smith, J., Blackhall, F., Lloyd Williams, M., …Molassiotis, A. (in press). Respiratory distress symptom intervention for non-pharmacological management of the lung cancer breathlessness-cough-fatigue symptom cluster: randomised controlled trial. BMJ supportive & palliative care, https://doi.org/10.1136/spcare-2022-003924

Objectives: In lung cancer, three prominent symptoms, such as breathlessness, cough and fatigue, are closely related with each other forming a 'respiratory distress symptom cluster'. The aim of this study was to determine the clinical and cost-effect... Read More about Respiratory distress symptom intervention for non-pharmacological management of the lung cancer breathlessness-cough-fatigue symptom cluster: randomised controlled trial.

Invisibility of breathlessness in clinical consultations: a cross-sectional, national online survey (2022)
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Kochovska, S., Chang, S., Ferreira, D., Brunelli, V. N., Luckett, T., Morgan, L., …Currow, D. C. (2022). Invisibility of breathlessness in clinical consultations: a cross-sectional, national online survey. European respiratory journal, 60(5), Article 2201603. https://doi.org/10.1183/13993003.01603-2022

Breathlessness diminishes the physical, mental and social wellbeing of people living long-term with this disabling symptom [1]. Identifying its impacts on patients and their families helps to inform appropriate non-pharmacological and pharmacological... Read More about Invisibility of breathlessness in clinical consultations: a cross-sectional, national online survey.

The range and suitability of outcome measures used in the assessment of palliative treatment for inoperable malignant bowel obstruction: A systematic review (2022)
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Seddon, K., Bravington, A., Obita, G., Baddeley, E., Johnson, M. J., Murtagh, F. E., …Boland, J. W. (2022). The range and suitability of outcome measures used in the assessment of palliative treatment for inoperable malignant bowel obstruction: A systematic review. Palliative medicine, 36(9), 1336-1350. https://doi.org/10.1177/02692163221122352

Background: Malignant bowel obstruction, a complication of certain advanced cancers, causes severe symptoms which profoundly affect quality of life. Clinical management remains complex, and outcome assessment is inconsistent. Aim: To identify outc... Read More about The range and suitability of outcome measures used in the assessment of palliative treatment for inoperable malignant bowel obstruction: A systematic review.

Mixed-methods feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial of a paramedic-administered breathlessness management intervention for acute-on-chronic breathlessness (BREATHE): study findings (2022)
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Hutchinson, A., Allgar, V., Cohen, J., Currow, D. C., Griffin, S., Hart, S., …Johnson, M. J. (2022). Mixed-methods feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial of a paramedic-administered breathlessness management intervention for acute-on-chronic breathlessness (BREATHE): study findings. ERJ Open Research, 8(4), Article 00257-2022. https://doi.org/10.1183/23120541.00257-2022

Introduction: One-fifth of emergency department presentations by ambulance are due to acute-on-chronic breathlessness. We explored the feasibility of an evaluation-phase, cluster randomised controlled trial (cRCT) of the effectiveness and cost-effect... Read More about Mixed-methods feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial of a paramedic-administered breathlessness management intervention for acute-on-chronic breathlessness (BREATHE): study findings.

Inoperable malignant bowel obstruction: palliative interventions outcomes-mixed-methods systematic review (2022)
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Patterson, M., Greenley, S., Ma, Y., Bullock, A., Curry, J., Smithson, J., …Johnson, M. J. (2022). Inoperable malignant bowel obstruction: palliative interventions outcomes-mixed-methods systematic review. BMJ supportive & palliative care, Article 003492. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2021-003492

Background: Parenteral nutrition (PN) and palliative venting gastrostomies (PVG) are two interventions used clinically to manage inoperable malignant bowel obstruction (MBO); however, little is known about their role in clinical and quality-of-life o... Read More about Inoperable malignant bowel obstruction: palliative interventions outcomes-mixed-methods systematic review.

Improving the Detection, Assessment, Management and Prevention of Delirium in Hospices (the DAMPen-D study): protocol for a co-design and feasibility study of a flexible and scalable implementation strategy to deliver guideline-adherent delirium care (2022)
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Pearson, M., Jackson, G., Jackson, C., Boland, J., Featherstone, I., Huang, C., …Johnson, M. (2022). Improving the Detection, Assessment, Management and Prevention of Delirium in Hospices (the DAMPen-D study): protocol for a co-design and feasibility study of a flexible and scalable implementation strategy to deliver guideline-adherent delirium care. BMJ open, 12(7), Article e060450. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-060450

INTRODUCTION: Delirium is a complex condition in which altered mental state and cognition causes severe distress and poor clinical outcomes for patients and families, anxiety and stress for the health professionals and support staff providing care, a... Read More about Improving the Detection, Assessment, Management and Prevention of Delirium in Hospices (the DAMPen-D study): protocol for a co-design and feasibility study of a flexible and scalable implementation strategy to deliver guideline-adherent delirium care.

Comparing recalled versus experienced symptoms of breathlessness ratings: An ecological assessment study using mobile phone technology (2022)
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Sandberg, J., Sundh, J., Anderberg, P., Currow, D. C., Johnson, M., Lansing, R., & Ekström, M. (2022). Comparing recalled versus experienced symptoms of breathlessness ratings: An ecological assessment study using mobile phone technology. Respirology : official journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology, https://doi.org/10.1111/resp.14313

Background and objective: Recall of breathlessness is important for clinical care but might differ from the experienced (momentary) symptoms. This study aimed to characterize the relationship between momentary breathlessness ratings and the recall of... Read More about Comparing recalled versus experienced symptoms of breathlessness ratings: An ecological assessment study using mobile phone technology.