Health research

Articles and research papers from our clinical team.

Peer-reviewed papers

Jones C., Stephens, B. and Bryden, C., 2007: Heat waves and heart failure: Dilemmas in advising patients. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 2, 30-34. Available http://www.internurse.com/cgi-bin/go.pl/library/article.cgi?uid=22640.

Fernandes, A., Pache, S., Bird, W. and Bryden, C., 2006: Measures to improve knowledge and self-care among patients with COPD: a UK general practice audit. Primary Care Respiratory Journal, 15, 307-309. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pcrj.2006.07.001.

Johnson, H., Kovats, R.S., McGregor, G., Stedman, J., Gibbs, M., Walton, H., Cook, L. and Black, E., 2005: The impact of the 2003 heat wave on mortality and hospital admissions in England. Health Stat Q.25, 6-11.

Johnson, H., Kovats, S., McGregor, G., Stedman, J., Gibbs, M. and Walton, H., 2005: The impact of the 2003 heat wave on daily mortality in England and Wales and the use of rapid weekly mortality estimates. Euro Surveill, 10.

Hajat, S., Bird, W. and Haines, A., 2004: Cold weather and GP consultations for respiratory conditions by elderly people in 16 locations in the UK. Eur J Epidemiol. 19, 959-68.

Pulimood, T.B., Corden, Bryden, C., Sharples, L. and Nasser, S.M., 2007: Epidemic asthma and the role of the fungal mould Alternaria alternata. J Allergy Clin Immunol.

Dawson, J., Weir, C.J., Wright, F., Bryden, C., Aslanyan, S., Lees, K.R., Bird, W. and Walters, M.R., 2008: Associations between meteorological variables and acute stroke hospital admissions in the West of Scotland. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, 117, 85-89.

Bryden, C., Bird, W., Halpin, D.M. and Levy, M.L., 2006: Seasonality in COPD emergency admissions to hospital, and predictability using surveillance for influenza-like illness. Thorax, 61 (Suppl 2), II29.

Bryden, C., Bird, W., Halpin, D.M.G., Levy, M.L. and Titley, H.A., 2009: Stratification of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients by previous hospital admissions as a predictor for risk of future admission. Respiratory Medicine, 103.

Soyiri, I.N.,Reidpath, D.D., and Sarran, C., 2011: Asthma length of stay in hospitals in London 2001 - 2006: demographic, diagnostic and temporal factors. Plos One 6, e27184

Peer-reviewed abstracts

Jones, C., Stephens, B. and Bryden, C,. Heat waves and heart failure. 7th Annual Cardiovascular Nursing Spring Meeting, Manchester, 23-24 March 2007.

Bryden, C., Bird, W., Halpin, D.M. and Levy, M.L., 2006: Seasonality in COPD emergency admissions to hospital, and predictability using surveillance for influenza-like illness. British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting 2006, London, 6-8 December 2006. Programme and Abstracts S079. Thorax, 61, Suppl II: ii29.

Bryden, C., Smith, M., Sachon, P. and Laing-Morton, T. Improved COPD management through a service combining health forecasting with anticipatory care. 7th International Conference of the International Network of Integrated Care and First Annual NHS Networks Conference, London, 29-30 November 2006.

Bryden, C., Laing-Morton, T. and Gibbs, M. The use of influenza surveillance data to forecast risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation resulting in hospitalisation. Proceedings of the Health Protection Agency, Health Protection conference, University of Warwick, 11-13 September 2006. Abstracts: Oral presentations and posters, O124. Available at http://www.healthprotectionconference.org.uk/.

Laing-Morton, T., Bryden, C., Marno, P. and Gibbs, M. Hypotheses regarding how the environment may influence the timing and geographical spread of influenza epidemics and pandemics. Proceedings of the Health Protection Agency, Health Protection conference, University of Warwick, 11-13 September 2006. Abstracts: Oral presentations and posters, O125. Available at http://www.healthprotectionconference.org.uk/.

Marno, P., Watkin, H.A., Bryden, C. and Gibbs, M. Forecasting COPD winter hospital admissions to promote anticipatory care: a Met Office Health Forecasting framework. Proceedings of the European Respiratory Society, 16th ERS Annual Congress, Munich, 2-6 September 2006. ERJ 2006, 28:451s. Available at http://www.ersnet.org/learning_resources_player/abstract_print_06/main_frameset.htm.

Marno, P., Bryden, C., Bird, W. and Watkin, H.A., 2006: How different measures of cold weather affect Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) hospital admissions in London. Proceedings of the European Respiratory Society, 16th ERS Annual Congress, Munich, 2-6 September 2006. ERJ 2006, 28:451s.Available at http://www.ersnet.org/learning_resources_player/abstract_print_06/main_frameset.htm

Bryden, C., Bird, W., Halpin, D. and Levy, M.. Stratification of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients by previous hospital admissions as a predictor for risk of future admission. COPD5 conference, Birmingham, 28-30 June 2006.

Bryden, C., Bird, W. and Gibbs, M. Improved COPD management through a service combining health forecasting with anticipatory care. COPD5 conference, Birmingham, 28-30 June 2006.

Bryden, C., Bastian, A. and Laing-Morton, T. Socio-economic indices as determinants of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) prevalence and admissions. COPD5 conference, Birmingham, 28-30 June 2006.

Bryden, C., Bird, W., Fernandes, A. and Pache, S. The use of health forecasting in a UK general practice to target preventative care for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD5 conference, Birmingham, 28-30 June 2006.

Laing-Morton, T., Marno, P., Watkin, H.A. and Bryden, C. How different measures of cold weather affect chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) hospital admissions in London. COPD5 conference, Birmingham, 28-30 June 2006.

Bird, W., Bryden, C. and Gibbs, M. Improved COPD management through a service combining health forecasting with anticipatory care. Oral presentation at Faculty of Public Health Annual Scientific Meeting, 2006.

Marno, P., Bastian, A. and Bryden, C. Socio-economic indices as determinants of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) prevalence and admissions. Proceedings of the Spatial Epidemiology Conference, Imperial College London 2006. pp.54-59.

Bird, W., Bryden, C., Fernandes, A. and Pache, S. The use of health forecasting in a UK general practice to target preventative care for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society, ATS 2006 International Conference. Volume 3 Abstracts issue, April 2006, p. A120.

Bryden, C., Bird, W., Halpin, D. and Levy, M. Stratification of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients by previous hospital admissions as a predictor for risk of future admission. Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society, ATS 2006 International Conference. Volume 3 Abstracts issue, April 2006, p. A851.

Pulimood, T.B., Corden, J., Bryden, C. and Nasser, S.M. Sensitivity to alternaria alternata in grass pollen sensitive asthmatics is an important factor in thunderstorm outbreaks of asthma. Programme and abstracts, British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting 2005. Thorax 2005, 60(Suppl II).

Jarad, N.A., Powell, T., De Jaeger, J., Burt, J. and Bird, W. Air pollutants, seasonal variation and pulmonary exacerbations in a cohort of adult cystic fibrosis patients. Programme and abstracts, British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting 2005. Thorax 2005, 60 (Suppl II).

Armstrong, B., Wilkinson, P., Mangtani, P. and Bird, W., 2004: Does the weather influence the timing of winter peaks of influenza A and respiratory syncytial virus? The Sixteenth Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE): Abstracts. Epidemiology. S171-S172.

Sachon, P., Lindman, P., Jokinen, T. and Bryden, C. COPD Health Forecasting: evaluation of automated direct-to-patient calls. Presented to GPIAG 2007.

Sachon, P., Monem, S., Thompson, S. and Bryden, C. COPD Health Forecasting: patients' experience of direct automated calling. Presented to GPIAG 2007.

Bryden, C., Marno, P., Sachon, P., McIver, S. and Laing-Morton, T. COPD health forecasting and antipicatory care: a healthcare provider perspective. Presented at ERS 2007 Stockholm Annual Congress.

Bryden, C., Marno, P., Sachon, P., McIver, S. and Laing-Morton, T. COPD health forecasting and anticipatory care: a patient perspective. Oral presentation at ERS 2007 Stockholm Annual Congress.

Sachon, P., Laing-Morton, T. and Marno, P. Pilot of an automated direct-to-patient health forecasting system in Cornwall, south-west England, for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Accepted by European Meteorological Society, Madrid 2007.

Levy, M., Pagliari, Bryden, C. and Pinnock, H. Initial findings of a feasibility study into the use of automated calling for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Whitstable, Kent to inform the methodology of a randomised control trial. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Volume 177, Abstracts Issue, April 2008.

Levy, M.L., Halpin, D., Sachon, P., Marno, P. and Lindman, P., 2008: A service evaluation of direct-to-patient automated calling in Cornwall, south-west England, for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 177, Abstracts Issue.

Sachon, P., Laing-Morton, T., Marno, P., Lindman, P., Levy, M.L. and Halpin, D. A service evaluation of direct-to-patient automated calling for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Cornwall. Presented to Faculty of Public Health Conference, 3-5 June 2008.

Laing-Morton, T., Oxlade, R. and Marno, P. Developing a COPD Health Forecasting model for Wales. Presented to Faculty of Public Health Conference, 3-5 June 2008.

Marno, P., Ellery, M. and Sturt, J. An exploratory study to understand the impact of weather on COPD patients in Warwickshire PCT. UK Society of Behavioural Medicine Conference, January 2009.

Halpin, D., Levy, M.L., Marno, P., Laing-Morton, T. and Sachon, P. A service evaluation of direct-to-patient automated calling as part of a health forecasting system in Worcestershire, West Midlands, England for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. GPIAG, September 2008.

Hemming, D., Colman, A., Kaye, N., Marno, P., McNeall, D., McCarthy, R., Laing-Morton, T., Palin, P., Sarran, C. and Taylor, I. Framework for improving COPD management in the UK utilising weather and climate change forecasting. Climate Conference in Copenhagen, December 2008.

Sarran, C., Agnew, P. and Davis, L. Descriptive analysis of air quality in England on hospital admissions days for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). GEMS Assembly, March 2009.

Marno, P., Laing-Morton, T., Morris, J., Maisey, S. and Curnow, A. Does awareness of the UV Index affect sun protection behaviour in the south-west? South West Public Health Scientific Conference, June 2009.

Sachon, P., Marno, P., Laing-Morton, T., Wilson, C., Simpson, K. and McEvoy, J. Is it feasible to alert people at risk from seasonal affective disorder based on knowledge of the weather? 21st Annual Meeting of the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms, Berlin, June 2009.

Marno, P,, Chalder, M., Laing-Morton, T., Levy, M., Sachon, P. and Halpin, D. Can an innovative health forecasting service offer COPD patients a novel way to manage their condition? Results of a patients' survey. Society of Academic Primary Care Conference, July 2009.

Marno, P,, Chalder, M., Laing-Morton, T., Levy, M., Sachon, P. and Halpin, D. Can an innovative health forecasting service offer COPD patients a novel way to manage their condition? Results of a patients' survey. J Health Serv Res Policy. July 2010 vol. 15 no. 3 150-155

Halpin DMG, Laing-Morton T, Spedding S et al. A randomised controlled trial of the effect of automated interactive calling combined with a health risk forecast on frequency and severity of exacerbations of COPD assessed clinically and using EXACT PRO. Prim Care Respir J 2011;20:324-31

Islam, M.S., Chaussalet, T., Ozkan, N., Chahed, S., Demir, E., and Sarran, C., 2011: The impact of temperature disparity on emergency readmissions and patient flows. Proceedings of the 24th International Symposiumon Computer-Based Medical Systems. Bristol, University of the West of England.

Articles

Soyiri, IN., Reidpath, DD. and Sarran, C. 2011: Asthma Length of Stay in Hospitals in London 2001-2006: Demographic, Diagnostic and Temporal Factors. PLoS ONE 6(11): e27184. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0027184

Levy, M. and Bryden, C., 2007: Thunderstorm asthma. British Journal of Primary Care Nursing (Respiratory), 1, 69-71. Available at http://www.bjpcn-respiratory.com/download/2644.

Foul weather friends on hand for COPD patients. E-Health Insider Primary Care. 19 January 2007. Available at http://www.ehi.co.uk/news/ehi/2427.

Bird, W, Laing-Morton, T. and Bryden, C., 2006: Health forecasting for COPD patients: a new discipline to prevent emergency admissions. Airways J, 4, 201-4.

Office for National Statistics, 2006: Report: Estimated daily mortality during July 2006 in England and Wales. Health Statistics Quarterly, 32, 107-111. Available at http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/index.html.

Geddes, L., 2006: And now for today's health forecast. New Sci. 11 February 2006 44-47.

Bird, W., 2006: Met Office health forecasts for COPD patients. HESOnline. Available http://www.hesonline.org.uk/Ease/servlet/ContentServer?siteID=1937&categoryID=429

Sachon, P., 2006: GPs pilot Met Office cold weather calls. GP Magazine. 8 December 2006 p.45. Available http://www.gponline.com/home/ (registration needed).

Marno, P., 2006: How different measures of cold weather affect chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) hospital admissions in London. Longer version of abstract which won ERS 2006 award. European Respiratory Review, 15: 185-186. Available http://err.ersjournals.com/content/15/101/185.full?maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&author1=marno&andorexactfulltext=and&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=0&sortspec=relevance&resourcetype=HWCIT.

Loveridge, C., 2008: The effects of weather on COPD. British Journal of Primary Care Nursing, 2.

Laing-Morton, T. 2008: Weather, we like it or not!. Institute of Biology Journal, Nov 2008.

Fact sheets

These aim to disseminate the knowledge we have acquired through research to the general public, to complement any information packs and anticipatory care provided through services. They typically follow the structure: background; what we have learnt; how we use this information; how patients could use this information and any future work. (PDF, 158 kB)

Seasonal variation in COPD Seasonal variation in COPD (PDF, 158 kB) (PDF, 157 kB)

Socio-economic factors and COPD Socio-economic factors and COPD (PDF, 366 kB) (PDF, 366 kB)

Thunderstorm-related asthma Thunderstorm-related asthma (PDF, 258 kB) (PDF, 257 kB)

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Last updated: 19 November 2012