PTUC Publications 2024
  • Extended pleurectomy decortication and chemotherapy versus chemotherapy alone for pleural mesothelioma (MARS 2): a phase 3 randomised controlled trial. Eric Lim, David Waller, Kelvin Lau, Jeremy Steele, Anthony Pope, Clinton Ali, Rocco Bilancia, Manjusha Keni, Sanjay Popat, Mary O’Brien, Nadza Tokaca, Nick Maskell, Louise Stadon, Dean Fennell, Louise Nelson, John Edwards, Sara Tenconi, Laura Socci, Robert C Rintoul, Kelly Wood, Amanda Stone, Dakshinamoorthy Muthukumar, Charlotte Ingle, Paul Taylor, Laura Cove-Smith, Raffaele Califano, Yvonne Summers, Zacharias Tasigiannopoulos, Andrea Bille, Riyaz Shah, Elizabeth Fuller, Andrew Macnair, Jonathan Shamash, Talal Mansy, Richard Milton, Pek Koh, Andreea Alina Ionescu, Sarah Treece, Amy Roy, Gary Middleton, Alan Kirk, Rosie A Harris, Kate Ashton, Barbara Warnes, Emma Bridgeman, Katherine Joyce, Nicola Mills, Daisy Elliott, Nicola Farrar, Elizabeth Stokes, Vikki Hughes, Andrew G Nicholson, Chris A Rogers, on behalf of the MARS 2 Investigators*  2024 May 10 PMID: 38740044 DOI: 10.1016/S2213-2600(24)00119-X To view this publication click here

PTUC Publications 2022
  • Pseudotyped Bat Coronavirus RaTG13 is efficiently neutralised by convalescent sera from SARS-CoV-2 infected patients.  Cantoni D, Mayora-Neto M, Thakur N, Elrefaey AME, Newman J, Vishwanath S, Nadesalingam A, Chan A, Smith P, Castillo-Olivares J, Baxendale H, Charleston B, Heeney J, Bailey D, Temperton N.  Commun Biol. 2022 May 3;5(1):409. doi: 10.1038/s42003-022-03325-9.  PMID: 35505237 Free PMC article.  To view this publication click here

  • Determination of IgG1 and IgG3 SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein and Nucleocapsid Binding-Who Is Binding Who and Why? Iles JK, Zmuidinaite R, Sadee C, Gardiner A, Lacey J, Harding S, Wallis G, Patel R, Roblett D, Heeney J, Baxendale H, Iles RK.  Int J Mol Sci. 2022 May 27;23(11):6050. doi: 10.3390/ijms23116050.  PMID: 35682724 Free PMC article.To view this publication click here

  • SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Binding of Glycated Serum Albumin-Its Potential Role in the Pathogenesis of the COVID-19 Clinical Syndromes and Bias towards Individuals with Pre-Diabetes/Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases.   Iles J, Zmuidinaite R, Sadee C, Gardiner A, Lacey J, Harding S, Ule J, Roblett D, Heeney J, Baxendale H, Iles RK.  Int J Mol Sci. 2022 Apr 8;23(8):4126. doi: 10.3390/ijms23084126.  PMID: 35456942 Free PMC article.  To view this publication click here

  • Secondary Complement Deficiency Impairs Anti-Microbial Immunity to Klebsiella pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus During Severe Acute COVID-19.  Ali YM, Lynch NJ, Khatri P, Bamigbola IE, Chan ACY, Yabuki M, Demopulos GA, Heeney JL, Pai S, Baxendale H, Schwaeble WJ.  Front Immunol. 2022 Apr 27;13:841759. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2022.841759. eCollection 2022.  PMID: 35572551 Free PMC article.  To view this publication click here

  • Effect of high-flow nasal therapy on patient-centred outcomes in patients at high risk of postoperative pulmonary complications after cardiac surgery: a study protocol for a multicentre adaptive randomised controlled trial.  Earwaker, M., Villar, S., Fox-Rushby, J. et al.  Trials 23, 232 (2022).   To view this publication click here

  • Neutralisation Hierarchy of SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern Using Standardised, Quantitative Neutralisation Assays Reveals a Correlation With Disease Severity; Towards Deciphering Protective Antibody Thresholds.  Cantoni D, Mayora-Neto M, Nadesalingam A, Wells DA, Carnell GW, Ohlendorf L, Ferrari M, Palmer P, Chan ACY, Smith P, Bentley EM, Einhauser S, Wagner R, Page M, Raddi G, Baxendale H, Castillo-Olivares J, Heeney J, Temperton N.  Front Immunol. 2022 Mar 7;13:773982. doi:  10.3389/fimmu.2022.773982. eCollection 2022. PMID: 35330908 Free PMC article.  To view this publication click here

  • Coronary stent balloon inflation technique during percutaneous coronary intervention is important in limiting microvascular dysfunction: the EMPIRE randomised controlled trial.  Stephen P. Hoole, Muhammad Aetesam-ur-Rahman, Yi-Da Chiu, Tian Zhao, Joana Oliveira, Clare East, Kitty Paques, Jo Steele, Melissa Duckworth, Sarah Fielding, Nick E. West,Stephen P. Hoole, Muhammad Aetesam-ur-Rahman, Yi-Da Chiu, Tian Zhao, Joana Oliveira, Clare East, Kitty Paques, Jo Steele, Melissa Duckworth, Sarah Fielding, Nick E. West.  Journal of the American College of Cardiology,Volume 79, Issue 9, Supplement,
    2022, Page 616.  To view this publication click here.   

  • Ticagrelor does not mediate its early beneficial effects in ST-elevation myocardial infarction by improving coronary microvascular dysfunction - the TIMES double-blind randomised control trial.  Stephen P. Hoole, Muhammad Aetesam-ur-Rahman, Yi-Da Chiu, Tian Zhao, Kitty Paques, Joana Oliveira, Jo Steele, Melissa Duckworth, Sarah Fielding, Nick E. West.  Journal of the American College of Cardiology,Volume 79, Issue 9, Supplement, 2022, Page 614.  To view this publication please click here.

  • Five-year results of Amaze: a randomized controlled trial of adjunct surgery for atrial fibrillation.  Linda D Sharples, Christine Mills, Yi-Da Chiu, Simon Fynn, Helen M Holcombe, Samer A M Nashef. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 2022;, ezac181​​​​​​. ​To view this publication please click here.
  • Rituximab in patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction:  an experimental safety study.  Tian X Zhao, Muhammad Aetesam-Ur-Rahman, Andrew P Sage, Saji Victor, Rincy Kurian, Sarah Fielding, Hafid Ait-Oufella, Yi-Da Chiu, Christopher J Binder, Mikel Mckie, Stephen P Hoole, Ziad Mallat.  Cardiovascular Res: 118(3), Published in February 2022. To view this publication click here
  • Endovascular stent grafting and open surgical replacement for chronic thoracic aortic aneurysms: a systematic review and prospective cohort study.  Linda Sharples, Priya Sastry, Carol Freeman, Joanne Gray, Andrew McCarthy, Yi-Da Chiu, Colin Bicknell, Peter McMeekin, S Rao Vallabhaneni, Andrew Cook, Luke Vale & Stephen Large.  Health Technology Assessment Volume: 26, Issue: 6, Published in January 2022.  To view this publication click here.


PTUC Publications 2021
  • Aneurysm growth, survival, and quality of life in untreated thoracic aortic aneurysms: the effective treatments for thoracic aortic aneurysms study.   Linda SharplesPriya SastryCarol FreemanColin BicknellYi-Da ChiuSrinivasa Rao  VallabhaneniAndrew CookJoanne GrayAndrew McCarthyPeter McMeekinLuke ValeStephen Large on behalf of the ETTAA Collaborative Group.  European Heart Journal, ehab784 29th November 2021.  To view this publication click here.

  • Analysis of Serological Biomarkers of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Convalescent Samples From Severe, Moderate and Mild COVID-19 Cases.  Javier Castillo-Olivares, David A. Wells, Matteo FerrariAndrew C. Y. ChanPeter SmithAngalee NadesalingamMinna PaloniemiGeorge W. Carnell, Luis Ohlendorf, Diego CantoniMartin Mayora-NetoPhil Palmer, Paul Tonks, Nigel J. TempertonDavid PeterhoffPatrick NeckermannRalf Wagner, Rainer Doffinger, Sarah KempsterAshley D. Otter, Amanda Semper, Tim Brooks, Anna Albecka, Leo C. James, Mark PageWilhelm SchwaebleHelen  Baxendale and Jonathan L. Heeney.   Frontiers in Immunology.  19thNovember 2021.  To read this publication click here.

  • Critical Care Workers Have Lower Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 IgG Compared with Non-patient Facing Staff in First Wave of COVID19.  Helen E. Baxendale, David Wells, Jessica Gronlund, Angalee Nadesalingham, Mina Paloniemi, George Carnell, Paul Tonks, Lourdes Ceron-Gutierrez, Soraya Ebrahimi, Ashleigh Sayer, John A.G. Briggs, Xiaoli Ziong, James A Nathan, Guinevere Grice, Leo C James, Jakub Luptak, Sumita Pai, Jonathan L Heeney, Sara Lear, Rainer Doffinger​​​​​.  The Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2021; 7(3): 199-210.  To view the publication click here

  • Positioning imatinib for pulmonary arterial hypertension: A phase I/II design comprising dose finding and single-arm efficacy.  Wilkins M, McKie M, Law M, Roussakis A, Harbaum L, Church C, Coghlan J, Condliffe R, Howard L, Kiely D, Lordan J, Rothman Am Suntharalingam J, Toshner M, Wort S & Villar S.  Sage Journals, Pulmonary Circulation October 2021 Volume: 11 Issue: 4.  To view the publication click here

  • Systematic review of endovascular stent grafting versus open surgical repair for the elective treatment of arch/descending thoracic aortic aneurysms.  McCarthy A, Gray J, Sastry P, et al.  BMJ Open 2021;11:e043323. To view the publication click here

  • A functional assay for serum detection of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 nucleoprotein.  Albecka A, Clift D, Vaysburd M, Rhinesmith T, Caddy SL, Favara DM, Baxendale HE, James LC.  EMBO J. 2021 Sep 1;40(17):e108588. doi: 10.15252/embj.2021108588. Epub 2021 Jul 29.  PMID: 34323299 Free PMC article.To view this publication click here

  • Paucity and discordance of neutralising antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 VOCs in vaccinated immunodeficient patients and health-care workers in the UK.  Nadesalingam A, Cantoni D, Wells DA, Aguinam ET, Ferrari M, Smith P, Chan A, Carnell G, Ohlendorf L, Einhauser S, George C, Wagner R, Temperton N, Castillo-Olivares J, Baxendale H, Heeney JL; HICC consortium.  Lancet Microbe. 2021 Sep;2(9):e416-e418. doi: 10.1016/S2666-5247(21)00157-9. Epub 2021 Jun 28.  PMID: 34223399 To view this publication click here

  • Coronavirus Pseudotypes for All Circulating Human Coronaviruses for Quantification of Cross-Neutralizing Antibody Responses.  Sampson AT, Heeney J, Cantoni D, Ferrari M, Sans MS, George C, Di Genova C, Mayora Neto M, Einhauser S, Asbach B, Wagner R, Baxendale H, Temperton N, Carnell G.  Viruses. 2021 Aug 10;13(8):1579. doi: 10.3390/v13081579.  PMID: 34452443 Free PMC article.  To view this publication click here

  • Optimal protamine dosing after cardiopulmonary bypass: The PRODOSE adaptive randomised controlled trial.   Miles LF,  Burt C, Arrowsmith J, McKie MA, Villar SS, Govender P, Shaylor R, Tan Z, De Silva R & Falter F.  PLOS Medicine, 7 June 2021.  To read the publication click here

  • Rituximab in patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction: an experimental medicine safety study.  Zhao TX, Aetesam-Ur-Rahman M, Sage AP, Victor S, Kurian R, Fielding S, Ait-Oufella H, Chiu YD, Binder CJ, Mckie M, Hoole SP, Mallat Z.  Cardiovascular Research, 2021;, cvab113.  To view the publication click here. 

PTUC Publications 2020
  • A thermostable, closed SARS-CoV-2 spike protein trimer.  Xiong X, Qu K, Ciazynska KA, Hosmillo M, Carter AP, Ebrahimi S, Ke Z, Scheres SHW, Bergamaschi L, Grice GL, Zhang Y; CITIID-NIHR COVID-19 BioResource Collaboration, Nathan JA, Baker S, James LC, Baxendale HE, Goodfellow I, Doffinger R, Briggs JAG.  Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2020 Oct;27(10):934-941. doi: 10.1038/s41594-020-0478-5. Epub 2020 Jul 31.  PMID: 32737467 Free PMC article To view the publication click here
  • CASPA (CArdiac Sarcoidosis in PApworth) improving the diagnosis of cardiac involvement in patients with pulmonary sarcoidosis: protocol for a prospective observational cohort study.  Quijano-Campos JC, Williams L, Agarwal S, et al. BMJ Open Respiratory Research 2020;7:e000608. doi: 10.1136/bmjresp-2020-000608. View the publication here.

PTUC Publications 2019
  • VOTECO2ALS: validation of tidal expired CO2 measured at home as surveillance for ventilatory failure in people with motor neurone disease (MND).  Smith I, Davies M, Fofana A, et al​​.  Thorax 2019;74:A107.  View here
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Patients With Primary-open Angle Glaucoma: No Role for a Screening Program.  Wozniak D, Bourne R, Peretz G, Willshire C, Harun S, Villar S, Chiu YD & Smith I.  Journal of Glaucoma Volume 28 (8): 668 - 675, August 2019.  View here 
  • The potential of breath analysis to improve outcome for patients with lung cancer.  Antoniou SX, Gaude E, Ruparel M, van der Schee MP, Janes SM, Rintoul RC & The LuCID Group.  Journal of Breath Research Volume 13, Issue 13: 24 April 2019.  View here
  • The role of Glucagon-Like Peptide 1 Loading on periprocedural myocardial infarction During elective PCI (GOLD-PCI study): A randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Giblett JP, Clarke S, Zhao T, McCormick LM, Braganza DM, Densem CG, O'Sullivan M, Adlam D, Clarke SC, Steele J, Fielding S, West NEJ, Villar SS & Hoole SP.  American Heart Journal Volume: 215, 9 Sept 2019.  View here   

PTUC Publications 2018
  • Mini-Stern Trial: A randomized trial comparing mini-sternotomy to full median sternotomy for aortic valve replacement.  Nair SK, Sudarshan CD, Thorpe BS, Singh J, Pillay T, Catarino P, Valchanov K, Codispoti M, Dunning J, Abu-Omar Y, Moorjani N, Matthews C, Freeman CJ, Fox-Rushby JA & Sharples LD.  The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Volume 156, Issue 6: December 2018    View here

  • Amaze: a double-blind, multicentre randomised controlled trial to investigate the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of adding an ablation device-based maze procedure as an adjunct to routine cardiac surgery for patients with pre-existing atrial fibrillation.  Sharples L, Everett C, Singh J, Mills C, Spyt T, Abu-Omar Y, et al. Health Technol Assess 2018;22(19).  View the article here.

  • Amaze: a double-blind, multicentre randomised controlled trial to investigate the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of adding an ablation device-based maze procedure as an adjunct to routine cardiac surgery for patients with pre-existing atrial fibrillation. Sharples L, Everett C, Singh J, Mills C, Spyt T, Abu-Omar Y, Fynn S, Thorpe B, Stoneman V, Goddard H, Fox-Rushby J & Nashef S. Health Technology Assessment Volume: 22, Issue: 19, April 2018 View here
  • Amaze: a randomized controlled trial of adjunct surgery for atrial fibrillation.  Nashef S, Fynn S, Abu-Omar Y, Spyt T, Mills C, Everett C, Fox-Rushby J, Singh J, Dalrymple-Hay M, Sudarshan C, Codispoti M, Braidley P, Wells F & Sharples L.  European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Volume 54, Issue 4, October 2018, Pages 729–737. View the article here.
PTUC Publications 2017
  • Effects of Patent Foramen Ovale Closure on Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome: PCOSA Study.  Hoole S P, Hernández-Sánchez J, Davies W R, McNab D C, Calvert P A, Rana B S, Shapiro L M & Davies M G.  Canadian Journal of Cardiology, December 2017, 33,12 (1708-1715).  View here

  • ​Recovery of Left Atrial Contractile Function After Maze Surgery in Persistent Longstanding Atrial Fibrillation. Yasir Abu-Omar, Samar Nashef et al. JACC 7, 16, Oct.2017. View here
  • Clinical trial protocol for TRANSFORM-UK: A Therapeutic Open Label Study of Tocilizumab in the Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Jules Hernandez-Sanchez, Louise Harlow, Mark Toshner et al. Pulmonary Circulation,  28 Sep 2017. View here
PTUC Publications 2014 - 2016
  • The ETTAA study protocol: a UK-wide observational study of 'Effective Treatments for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm'. Sastry, P., Hughes, V., Hayes, P., Vallabhaneni, S., Sharples, L., Thompson, M., Catarino, P., Moorjani, N., Vale, L., Gray, J., Cook, A., Elefteriades, J. A. & Large, S. R. 2015BMJ Open, 5, e008147.. BMJ Open. 2015 Jun 2;5(6) View here
  • Cost-effectiveness of initial stress cardiovascular MR, stress SPECT or stress echocardiography as a gate-keeper test, compared with upfront invasive coronary angiography in the investigation and management of patients with stable chest pain: mid-term outcomes from the CECaT randomised controlled trial. Crean A et al. BMJ Open. 2014 Feb 7;4(2) View here
  •  Efficacy and cost of video-assisted thoracoscopic partial pleurectomy versus talc pleurodesis in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MesoVATS): an open-label, randomised, controlled trial. Rintoul et al. Lancet 2014 384(9948) View here
  • Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness results from the randomised controlled Trial of Oral Mandibular Advancement Devices for Obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnoea (TOMADO) and long-term economic analysis of oral devices and continuous positive airway pressure. Sharples, Quinnell et al. Health Technol Assess. 2014 Oct;18(67):1-296 View here


PTUC Publications 2013 and earlier
  • Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of endobronchial and endoscopic ultrasound relative to surgical staging in potentially resectable lung cancer: results from the ASTER randomised controlled trial. Sharples, L., Jackson, C., Wheaton, E., Griffith, G., Annema, J., Dooms, C., Tourney, K., Deschepper, E., Hughes, V., Magee, L., Buxton, M. & Rintoul, R. Health Technology Assessment, 16, 1-83. 2012; 16 (18):1-83)  View here

  • Multicentre trial of weekly risedronate on bone density in adults with cystic fibrosis. Haworth C, Sharples L, Hughes V, Elkin SL, et al.J Cystic Fibrosis available on-line 16th August 2011 View here
  •  Circulatory arrest versus cerebral perfusion during pulmonary endarterectomy surgery (Peacog), a randomised controlled study. Vuylsteke A, Sharples L, Charman G, Jenkins D et al.Lancet 2011 378(9800). View here