Gary J. Macfarlane
University of Aberdeen
Publications 509
Published on Jan 1, 2019in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders2.00
Claire M. Fraser-Liggett95
Estimated H-index: 95
(RMIT: RMIT University),
Claire Fraser11
Estimated H-index: 11
+ 1 AuthorsKarina Lovell38
Estimated H-index: 38
Background Telephone cognitive behavioural therapy (tCBT) is an acceptable and effective treatment for patients with chronic widespread pain (CWP). Preventing the onset of CWP offers considerable benefits to the individual and society and the MAmMOTH study is the first aimed at CWP prevention. The study is a two-arm randomised trial testing a course of tCBT against usual care for prevention of CWP. This nested qualitative study explores patients’ treatment experiences, with a view to understandi...
Published on Dec 1, 2019
Gary J. Macfarlane79
Estimated H-index: 79
(Aberd.: University of Aberdeen),
Ejaz Pathan3
Estimated H-index: 3
(UHN: University Health Network)
+ 8 AuthorsGareth T. Jones33
Estimated H-index: 33
(Aberd.: University of Aberdeen)
Around 1 in 8 patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) also meet criteria for fibromyalgia and such patients have considerable unmet need. Identifying effective therapy is important but to what extent fibromyalgia-like symptoms relate to axSpA disease severity has not been established. The aim of the current analysis was to determine whether distinct clusters of axSpA patients exist and if so to determine a) whether they differ in terms of prevalence of fibromyalgia and b) the features of p...
Published on Apr 20, 2019in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases14.30
Sizheng Steven Zhao1
Estimated H-index: 1
Gary J. Macfarlane79
Estimated H-index: 79
(Aberd.: University of Aberdeen)
+ 4 AuthorsNicola J. Goodson17
Estimated H-index: 17
Acute anterior uveitis (AAU) is the the most common extra-axial manifestation in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) and can lead to visual impairment if untreated. Cross-sectional axSpA studies have consistently reported lower odds of AAU in current smokers than ex or never smokers,1 2 which is in contrast to higher AAU risk among smokers in the general population.3 One explanation for this apparent paradox is behaviour change; those with AAU may be more likely to quit smoking. However, this does n...
Published on May 24, 2019in European Journal of Pain3.19
Kathryn R. Martin13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Aberd.: University of Aberdeen),
Katie L. Druce7
Estimated H-index: 7
(University of Manchester)
+ 2 AuthorsGary J. Macfarlane79
Estimated H-index: 79
(Aberd.: University of Aberdeen)
Published on Jun 1, 2019in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases14.30
Brigitte Michelsen5
Estimated H-index: 5
Cecilie Heegaard Brahe2
Estimated H-index: 2
+ 30 AuthorsJoseph Sexton13
Estimated H-index: 13
Background There is a lack of real-life data on secukinumab exposure, treatment outcomes and retention rates in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) patients. Objectives Primary objective: To assess the proportion of axSpA patients in BASDAI low disease activity ( Methods Data from axSpA patients treated with secukinumab in routine care from 12 countries in the European Spondyloarthritis Research Collaboration (EuroSpA) were pooled. Time from treatment initiation to data cut was >= 6 months. Group co...
Published on Jul 28, 2018in International Journal of Epidemiology7.34
Linda Kachuri8
Estimated H-index: 8
(U of T: University of Toronto),
Olli Saarela14
Estimated H-index: 14
(U of T: University of Toronto)
+ 67 AuthorsSalvatore Panico94
Estimated H-index: 94
Background: Evidence from observational studies of telomere length (TL) has been conflicting regarding its direction of association with cancer risk. We investigated the causal relevance of TL for lung and head and neck cancers using Mendelian Randomization (MR) and mediation analyses. Methods: We developed a novel genetic instrument for TL in chromosome 5p15.33, using variants identified through deep-sequencing, that were genotyped in 2051 cancer-free subjects. Next, we conducted an MR analysis...