This multidisciplinary research group focuses on COPD, within a broader setting of respiratory epidemiology. Our research integrates the epidemiology of COPD, its management in primary care and translational research. The aim is to advance understanding of COPD and improve care and outcomes through linked studies and systematic reviews. There is also work on occupational asthma and smoking.
COPD in primary care (The Birmingham Lung Improvement Studies (BLISS)): from case finding to improving patient outcomes. Funder – NIHR Programme grant
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The cost-effectiveness of community based non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in patients with stable end stage COPD with hypercapnic respiratory failure. A systematic review and economic evaluation. Funder – NIHR HTA
Supported self-management for patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): an evidence synthesis and economic analysis. Funder – NIHR HTA
Patient self-management in primary care patients with COPD; a randomised controlled trial. Funder – NIHR National Schools of Primary Care
A pilot study to assess the prevalence and characteristics of emphysematous lung change in patients with symptoms of COPD and normal spirometry. Funder – NIHR National Schools of Primary Care
Evaluation of microspirometers as a screening test for case finding for COPD in primary care. Funder – NIHR National Schools of Primary Care
Risk stratification tool for COPD case finding (doctoral research fellowship). Funder - NIHR
Epidemiology of COPD within the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study. Funder - Guangzhou City Government.
Telemonitoring for patients with COPD. R Jordan, P Adab, K Jolly. BMJ 2013 In Press
Case finding for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in primary care: a pilot randomised controlled trial. S Haroon, P Adab, C Griffin, R Jordan. British Journal of General Practice, 2013; 63(606):e55-e62.
Past dust and gas/fume exposure and COPD in Chinese: The Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study. KHB Lam, P Yin, CQ Jiang, WS Zhang, P Adab, MR Miller, GN Thomas, JG Ayres, TH Lam, KK Cheng. Respiratory Medicine 2012; 106(10):1421–1428
Sex, smoking and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: the effect of different diagnostic criteria. Analysis of the Health Survey for England. RE Jordan, MR Miller, HKB Lam, KK Cheng, P Adab. Thorax 2012;67:600-605.
RE Jordan, KBH Lam, KK Cheng, MR Miller, JL Marsh, JG Ayres, D Fitzmaurice, P Adab. Case finding for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a model for optimising a targeted approach. Thorax 2010 65: 492-498