M Thomas

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Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Can asthma control be improved by understanding the patient's perspective?
    Rob Horne
    Centre for Behavioural Medicine, School of Pharmacy University of London, UK
    BMC Pulm Med 7:8. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Asthma and psychological dysfunction
    Mike Thomas
    Academic Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, UK
    Prim Care Respir J 20:250-6. 2011
  3. pmc High-dose inhaled corticosteroid use in childhood asthma: an observational study of GP prescribing
    Mike Thomas
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Westburn Road, Aberdeen AB25 2AY
    Br J Gen Pract 56:788-90. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint High-dose inhaled corticosteroids and add-on therapy use in adults with asthma in the UK in 2003: an observational study
    Mike Thomas
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Westburn Road, Aberdeen AB25 2AY, Scotland, UK
    Prim Care Respir J 15:166-72. 2006
  5. doi request reprint EPOS Primary Care Guidelines: European Position Paper on the Primary Care Diagnosis and Management of Rhinosinusitis and Nasal Polyps 2007 - a summary
    Mike Thomas
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Prim Care Respir J 17:79-89. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Assessing asthma control in routine clinical practice: use of the Royal College of Physicians '3 questions'
    Mike Thomas
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Prim Care Respir J 18:83-8. 2009
  7. pmc AKL1, a botanical mixture for the treatment of asthma: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over study
    Michael Thomas
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, UK
    BMC Pulm Med 7:4. 2007
  8. doi request reprint High-dose inhaled corticosteroids versus add-on long-acting beta-agonists in asthma: an observational study
    Mike Thomas
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 123:116-121.e10. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Breathing exercises for asthma: a randomised controlled trial
    M Thomas
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Aberdeen, UK
    Thorax 64:55-61. 2009
  10. doi request reprint The Asthma Control Test (ACT) as a predictor of GINA guideline-defined asthma control: analysis of a multinational cross-sectional survey
    Mike Thomas
    Centre of Academic Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Prim Care Respir J 18:41-9. 2009

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Publications33

  1. pmc Can asthma control be improved by understanding the patient's perspective?
    Rob Horne
    Centre for Behavioural Medicine, School of Pharmacy University of London, UK
    BMC Pulm Med 7:8. 2007
    ..An international panel of experts invited by the International Primary Care Respiratory Group considered the evidence and discussed the implications for primary care practice...
  2. doi request reprint Asthma and psychological dysfunction
    Mike Thomas
    Academic Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, UK
    Prim Care Respir J 20:250-6. 2011
    ..Further research is required to assess the importance of detecting and treating these conditions in community asthma care...
  3. pmc High-dose inhaled corticosteroid use in childhood asthma: an observational study of GP prescribing
    Mike Thomas
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Westburn Road, Aberdeen AB25 2AY
    Br J Gen Pract 56:788-90. 2006
    ..Add-on therapy was lacking for almost half of these individuals. Some children were receiving treatment not in accord with current licences and evidence-based recommendations and, as such, may be at risk of adverse outcomes...
  4. ncbi request reprint High-dose inhaled corticosteroids and add-on therapy use in adults with asthma in the UK in 2003: an observational study
    Mike Thomas
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Westburn Road, Aberdeen AB25 2AY, Scotland, UK
    Prim Care Respir J 15:166-72. 2006
    ..To quantify use of high dose inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) and add-on therapy in adults, and children aged 12 and over, in the community...
  5. doi request reprint EPOS Primary Care Guidelines: European Position Paper on the Primary Care Diagnosis and Management of Rhinosinusitis and Nasal Polyps 2007 - a summary
    Mike Thomas
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Prim Care Respir J 17:79-89. 2008
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  6. doi request reprint Assessing asthma control in routine clinical practice: use of the Royal College of Physicians '3 questions'
    Mike Thomas
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Prim Care Respir J 18:83-8. 2009
    ..To evaluate the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) '3 questions' in the assessment of asthma control...
  7. pmc AKL1, a botanical mixture for the treatment of asthma: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over study
    Michael Thomas
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, UK
    BMC Pulm Med 7:4. 2007
    ..The encapsulated botanical mixture AKL1 has anecdotal evidence of effectiveness in asthma...
  8. doi request reprint High-dose inhaled corticosteroids versus add-on long-acting beta-agonists in asthma: an observational study
    Mike Thomas
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 123:116-121.e10. 2009
    ..Controversy persists about the best option in routine practice...
  9. doi request reprint Breathing exercises for asthma: a randomised controlled trial
    M Thomas
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Aberdeen, UK
    Thorax 64:55-61. 2009
    ..The effect of breathing modification techniques on asthma symptoms and objective disease control is uncertain...
  10. doi request reprint The Asthma Control Test (ACT) as a predictor of GINA guideline-defined asthma control: analysis of a multinational cross-sectional survey
    Mike Thomas
    Centre of Academic Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Prim Care Respir J 18:41-9. 2009
    ..The ACT is a validated, 5-item, patient-completed measure of asthma control with a recall period of four weeks...
  11. ncbi request reprint Impact of comorbidities on asthma
    Mike Thomas
    Asthma UK Senior Research Fellow, Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB25 2AY, UK
    Expert Rev Clin Immunol 4:731-42. 2008
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  12. ncbi request reprint Database studies in asthma pharmacoeconomics: uses, limitations and quality markers
    Mike Thomas
    University of Aberdeen, Department of General Practice and Primary Care, Foresterhill Health Centre, Westburn Road, UK
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 4:351-8. 2003
    ..High quality database studies can provide important epidemiological and economic information that can be of value in understanding the causes and effective management of asthma...
  13. pmc Breathing retraining for dysfunctional breathing in asthma: a randomised controlled trial
    M Thomas
    Department of Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Thorax 58:110-5. 2003
    ..This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of physiotherapy based breathing retraining for patients treated for asthma in the community who have symptoms suggestive of dysfunctional breathing...
  14. doi request reprint Prescribing trends in asthma: a longitudinal observational study
    S Turner
    Department of Child Health, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Arch Dis Child 94:16-22. 2009
    ..Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) are effective treatment for childhood asthma. Cross-sectional studies indicate that some asthmatic children are treated with excessively high doses of ICS and are at risk of serious adverse effects...
  15. ncbi request reprint Effect of a concomitant diagnosis of allergic rhinitis on asthma-related health care use by adults
    D Price
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Aberdeen, UK
    Clin Exp Allergy 35:282-7. 2005
    ..Asthma and allergic rhinitis (AR) frequently coexist, but have usually been studied separately in health economic analyses...
  16. ncbi request reprint Improvement of asthma control with a breath-actuated pressurised metred dose inhaler (BAI): a prescribing claims study of 5556 patients using a traditional pressurised metred dose inhaler (MDI) or a breath-actuated device
    D Price
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Aberdeen, AB25 2AY, UK
    Respir Med 97:12-9. 2003
    ..In conclusion, children and adults using the BAI appear to have better asthma control than children and adults using an MDI as evidenced by fewer relief medication prescriptions and less healthcare resource use...
  17. pmc ANCA associated pauci-immune retinal vasculitis
    M J Gallagher
    Tennent Institute of Ophthalmology, Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow G12 9TA, UK
    Br J Ophthalmol 89:608-11. 2005
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  18. ncbi request reprint Treatment and outcomes in patients with asthma and allergic rhinitis in the United kingdom
    Qiaoyi Zhang
    Merck and Co, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889 0100, USA
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 142:318-28. 2007
    ..Since allergic rhinitis in asthma patients is associated with worse asthma control, the treatment of the comorbid condition may improve outcomes...
  19. pmc Problems of basing patient recruitment for primary care studies on routine laboratory submissions
    Cliodna McNulty
    Health Protection Agency Primary Care Unit, Microbiology Department, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester, UK
    J Clin Pathol 60:1290-3. 2007
    ..Use of routine urine submission rates for estimation of patient enrollment in primary care studies of acute urinary symptoms may overestimate patient recruitment rate...
  20. ncbi request reprint Taking ACTION to establish direct costs and outcomes of treating advanced non-small cell lung cancer in routine clinical practice
    Michael Cullen
    Lung Cancer 43:113-5. 2004
  21. ncbi request reprint Screening for early lung cancer with low-dose spiral computed tomography: results of annual follow-up examinations in asymptomatic smokers
    Stefan Diederich
    Department of Clinical Radiology, University of Munster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 33, 48129 Munster, Germany
    Eur Radiol 14:691-702. 2004
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  22. ncbi request reprint Combined modality treatment for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer: preoperative chemoradiation does not result in a poorer quality of life
    Andrea Schumacher
    Department of Medicine Hematology, University of Munster, 48129 Munster, Germany
    Lung Cancer 44:89-97. 2004
    ..The combined modality approach with preoperative radio/chemotherapy proves to be feasible in treating locally advanced NSCLC patients without decreasing their subjective QL...
  23. ncbi request reprint Low molecular weight heparin, therapy with dalteparin, and survival in advanced cancer: the fragmin advanced malignancy outcome study (FAMOUS)
    Ajay K Kakkar
    Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology, and Cancer Research UK Laboratories, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
    J Clin Oncol 22:1944-8. 2004
    ..Furthermore, it has been suggested that low molecular weight heparin therapy may prolong survival in patients with cancer. The primary aim of this study was to assess survival at 1 year of patients with advanced cancer...
  24. ncbi request reprint Non-small-cell lung cancer: multimodality approach in stage-III resectable disease
    Michael Thomas
    Department of Hematology, Medical Oncology and Respiratory Medicine, University of Munster, Albert Schweitzer Str 33, D 48129 Munster, Germany
    Lung Cancer 45:S99-105. 2004
    ..These approaches and the current status of multimodality treatment strategies of resectable locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer are discussed...
  25. pmc Monitoring the initial pulmonary absorption of two different beclomethasone dipropionate aerosols employing a human lung reperfusion model
    Matthias Freiwald
    Institut für Pharmazie und Lebensmittelchemie, Bayerische Julius Maximilians Universität, Wurzburg, Germany
    Respir Res 6:21. 2005
    ..Our objective was to monitor and compare the combined process of drug particle dissolution, pro-drug activation and time course of initial distribution from human lung tissue into plasma for two different glucocorticoid formulations...
  26. doi request reprint Improving the appropriateness of laboratory submissions for urinalysis from general practice
    Cliodna Am McNulty
    Health Protection Agency Primary Care Unit, Microbiology Department, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Great Western Road, Gloucester GL13NN, UK
    Fam Pract 25:272-8. 2008
    ..Urine is the most common microbiology laboratory specimen. Submissions increase annually by 5-10%, and many specimens may be unnecessary...
  27. doi request reprint Interactive workshops increase chlamydia testing in primary care--a controlled study
    Cliodna Am McNulty
    Health Protection Agency Primary Care Unit, Microbiology Department, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Great Western Road, Gloucester GL13NN, UK
    Fam Pract 25:279-86. 2008
    ..Primary care clinicians suggest that staff education is needed to increase chlamydia testing appropriately...
  28. doi request reprint Cluster analysis and clinical asthma phenotypes
    Pranab Haldar
    Institute for Lung Health, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester LE39QP, UK
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 178:218-24. 2008
    ..Heterogeneity in asthma expression is multidimensional, including variability in clinical, physiologic, and pathologic parameters. Classification requires consideration of these disparate domains in a unified model...
  29. ncbi request reprint The relationship between primary care antibiotic prescribing and bacterial resistance in adults in the community: a controlled observational study using individual patient data
    Alastair D Hay
    Academic Unit of Primary Health Care, Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, Cotham House, UK
    J Antimicrob Chemother 56:146-53. 2005
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  30. ncbi request reprint Contraceptive efficacy of a novel spermicidal microbicide used with a diaphragm: a randomized controlled trial
    Kurt T Barnhart
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 110:577-86. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the gel's contraceptive effects, safety, and acceptability...
  31. pmc Progesterone receptor modulator for emergency contraception: a randomized controlled trial
    Mitchell D Creinin
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh and Magee Womens Research Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 108:1089-97. 2006
    ..Compare the efficacy and adverse effects of CDB-2914, a new progesterone receptor modulator, to levonorgestrel for emergency contraception...
  32. ncbi request reprint Oral gemifloxacin versus sequential therapy with intravenous ceftriaxone/oral cefuroxime with or without a macrolide in the treatment of patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia: a randomized, open-label, multicenter study of clinical effic
    Hartmut Lode
    Department of Chest and Infectious Diseases, Hospital Heckeshorn, Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus, Free University Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Clin Ther 24:1915-36. 2002
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