Trevor K. Rogers

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BACKGROUND Poor U.K. lung cancer survival rates may, in part, be due to late diagnosis. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effectiveness of a mixed-method community-based social marketing intervention on lung cancer diagnoses. METHODS A public awareness campaign in conjunction with brief intervention training in general practices was piloted in six localities(More)
AIMS To assess the route to secondary care for patients with possible occupational asthma, and to document the duration of workrelated symptoms and referral times. METHODS Consecutive patients with suspected occupational asthma were recruited to a case series from six secondary care clinics with an interest in occupational asthma. Semi-structured(More)
Helicobacter pylori is accepted as an important factor in the pathogenesis of peptic ulcer disease. Infection is probably most commonly acquired in early life but there is still limited information on the prevalence or symptomatology of H. pylori infection in childhood. The aim of the present study was to establish the prevalence of H. pylori infection in a(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the levels of agreement between expert respiratory physicians when making a diagnosis of occupational asthma. METHODS 19 cases of possible occupational asthma were identified as part of a larger national observational cohort. A case summary for each case was then circulated to 12 physicians, asking for a percentage likelihood,(More)
BACKGROUND The UK has poor lung cancer survival rates and high early mortality, compared to other countries. We aimed to identify factors associated with early death, and features of primary care that might contribute to late diagnosis. METHODS All cases of lung cancer diagnosed between 2000 and 2013 were extracted from The Health Improvement Network(More)
Finding an abnormality on a plain chest radiograph is usually the first definite evidence of a lung cancer, so this investigation is currently pivotal in the diagnosis of the disease. Although the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) has produced guidance on when a chest radiograph should be done for putative lung cancer presentations, cancer(More)
Aims. We have audited the changes in treatment practice for small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) presented to a single multidisciplinary team (MDT) at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals between January 1998 and December 2005. Materials and Methods. The MDT database was used to identify all patients with SCLC. Anonymised demographic, treatment, and outcome details(More)
AIM To compare the efficacy of high-dose induction with standard dose interferon therapy for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus at the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center. METHODS Patients were randomized to receive 5 million units daily interferon-alpha2b for 4-weeks followed by 44-weeks for genotype 1 or 20 weeks for non-genotype 1 of(More)
BACKGROUND Achieving earlier stage diagnosis is one option for improving lung cancer outcomes in the United Kingdom. Patients with lung cancer typically present with symptoms to general practitioners several times before referral or investigation. METHODS We undertook a mixed methods feasibility individually randomised controlled trial (the ELCID trial)(More)