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Michael Crooks

Senior Clinical Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine


Hidden morbidity: the results of a collaborative community chronic obstructive pulmonary disease screening initiative (2018)
Journal Article
Crooks, M. G., Thompson, J. L., Cummings, H., Watkins, K., Jackson, N., Platten, S., …Faruqi, S. (2019). Hidden morbidity: the results of a collaborative community chronic obstructive pulmonary disease screening initiative. Clinical Respiratory Journal, 13(1), 43-49. https://doi.org/10.1111/crj.12978

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often goes unrecognised resulting in people living with the disease without a diagnosis. We investigated the characteristics, symptom burden and flow of participants in a community COPD screening initiativ... Read More about Hidden morbidity: the results of a collaborative community chronic obstructive pulmonary disease screening initiative.

Agreement between blood draw techniques for assessing platelet activation by flow cytometry (2018)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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. 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.