Congratulations to North East Thames trainee Dr James Allinson who has published not one, but three papers recently.
The main article is based on work completed as part of James’ PhD, supervised by Prof Wedzicha.
It looked at 2172 individuals, from a cohort enrolled at birth in March 1946. It found that besides accelerating adult FEV1 decline, cigarette smoking also modifies how early life exposures impact upon both mid-life FEV1 and FVC. It supports previous work on the ways in which smoking impairs pulmonary development during adolescence or early adulthood.
The other papers include a review article, with useful updates on COPD, and an article on TB then and now, featuring some great images you won’t see elsewhere!
For more, read the full text articles here:
Update in COPD 2016. Allinson JP, Wedzicha JA. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Jun 1. doi10.1164/rccm.201703-0588UP.PMID: 28570121
Combined Impact of Smoking and Early Life Exposures on Adult Lung Function Trajectories. Allinson JP, Hardy R, Donaldson GC, Shaheen SO, Kuh D, Wedzicha JA. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 May 21. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201703-0506OC. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28530117
AJRCCM: 100-Year Anniversary. Special Historical Image Section: Tuberculosis Then and Now. Allinson JP, Mackay AJ, Shah PL. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 May 1;195(9):1118-1123. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201702-0327IM. No abstract available. PMID: 28459337