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Professor Mark Weatherall, Rehabilitation Teaching and Research Unit

mark Weatheral Mark works as a consultant geriatrician for Capital and Coast Health DHB with special interest in ortho-geriatrics, urinary incontinence and the rehabilitation of older adults. He also has particular expertise in applied statistics including meta-analysis of health care interventions. Mark is also the 4th year convenor for undergraduate teaching in the Department of Medicine.

Within the RTRU, Mark teaches REHB 704 Neurological Rehabilitation and REHB 707 Rehabilitation for the Elderly.

Email mark.weatherall@otago.ac.nz

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Publications

Fu, V., Weatherall, M., McPherson, K., Taylor, W., McRae, A., Thomson, T., … McNaughton, H. (2020). Taking charge after stroke: A randomized controlled trial of a person-centered, self-directed rehabilitation intervention. International Journal of Stroke. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1747493020915144

Baggott, C., Hardy, J., Sparks, J., Holliday, M., Hall, D., Vohlidkova, A., Hancox, R., Weatherall, M., … Beasley, R., on behalf of the PRACTICAL study team. (2020). Self-titration of inhaled corticosteroid and beta2-agonist in response to symptoms in mild asthma: A pre-specified analysis from the PRACTICAL study, a randomised controlled trial. European Respiratory Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1183/13993003.00170-2020

Maijers, I., Kearns, N., Harper, J., Weatherall, M., & Beasley, R. (2020). Oral steroid-sparing effect of high dose inhaled corticosteroids in asthma. European Respiratory Journal, 55(1901147). doi: 10.1183/13993003.01147-2019

Pilcher, J., Ploen, L., McKinstry, S., Bardsley, G., Chien, J., Howard, L., … Beckert, L., … Weatherall, M., & Beasley, R. (2020). A multicentre prospective observational study comparing arterial blood gas values to those obtained by pulse oximeters used in adult patients attending Australian and New Zealand hospitals. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 20, 7. doi: 10.1186/s12890-019-1007-3

Foliaki, S., Pulu, V., Denison, H., Weatherall, M., & Douwes, J. (2020). Pacific meets west in addressing palliative care for Pacific populations in Aotearoa/New Zealand: A qualitative study. BMC Palliative Care, 19, 100. doi: 10.1186/s12904-020-00604-2

Journal - Research Article

Fu, V., Weatherall, M., McPherson, K., Taylor, W., McRae, A., Thomson, T., … McNaughton, H. (2020). Taking charge after stroke: A randomized controlled trial of a person-centered, self-directed rehabilitation intervention. International Journal of Stroke. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1747493020915144

Foliaki, S., Pulu, V., Denison, H., Weatherall, M., & Douwes, J. (2020). Pacific meets west in addressing palliative care for Pacific populations in Aotearoa/New Zealand: A qualitative study. BMC Palliative Care, 19, 100. doi: 10.1186/s12904-020-00604-2

Pilcher, J., Ploen, L., McKinstry, S., Bardsley, G., Chien, J., Howard, L., … Beckert, L., … Weatherall, M., & Beasley, R. (2020). A multicentre prospective observational study comparing arterial blood gas values to those obtained by pulse oximeters used in adult patients attending Australian and New Zealand hospitals. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 20, 7. doi: 10.1186/s12890-019-1007-3

Maijers, I., Kearns, N., Harper, J., Weatherall, M., & Beasley, R. (2020). Oral steroid-sparing effect of high dose inhaled corticosteroids in asthma. European Respiratory Journal, 55(1901147). doi: 10.1183/13993003.01147-2019

Baggott, C., Hardy, J., Sparks, J., Holliday, M., Hall, D., Vohlidkova, A., Hancox, R., Weatherall, M., … Beasley, R., on behalf of the PRACTICAL study team. (2020). Self-titration of inhaled corticosteroid and beta2-agonist in response to symptoms in mild asthma: A pre-specified analysis from the PRACTICAL study, a randomised controlled trial. European Respiratory Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1183/13993003.00170-2020

Kearns, N., Maijers, I., Harper, J., Beasley, R., & Weatherall, M. (2020). Inhaled corticosteroids in acute asthma: A systemic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology: In Practice, 8(2), 605-617.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.jaip.2019.08.051

Baggott, C., Reddel, H. K., Hardy, J., Sparks, J., Holliday, M., Corin, A., … Reid, J., … Hancox, R. J., Weatherall, M., Beasley, R., … on behalf of the PRACTICAL study team. (2020). Patient preferences for symptom-driven or regular preventer treatment in mild to moderate asthma: Findings from the PRACTICAL study, a randomised clinical trial. European Respiratory Journal, 55, 1902073. doi: 10.1183/13993003.02073-2019

Pilcher, J., Thayabaran, D., Ebmeier, S., Williams, M., Back, G., Collie, H., … Weatherall, M., & Beasley, R. (2020). The effect of 50% oxygen on PtCO2 in patients with stable COPD, bronchiectasis, and neuromuscular disease or kyphoscoliosis: Randomised cross-over trials. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 20, 125. doi: 10.1186/s12890-020-1132-z

Pavord, I. D., Holliday, M., Reddel, H. K., Braithwaite, I., Ebmeier, S., Hancox, R. J., … Weatherall, M., Beasley, R., on behalf of the Novel START Study Team. (2020). Predictive value of blood eosinophils and exhaled nitric oxide in adults with mild asthma: A prespecified subgroup analysis of an open-label, parallel-group, randomised controlled trial. Lancet Respiratory Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/s2213-2600(20)30053-9

Poot, B., Nelson, K., Zonneveld, R., & Weatherall, M. (2020). Potentially inappropriate medicine prescribing by nurse practitioners in New Zealand. Journal of the American Association for Nurse Practitioners, 32(3), 220-228. doi: 10.1097/jxx.0000000000000239

Leadbetter, R., Weatherall, M., & Pelosi, L. (2019). Nerve ultrasound as a diagnostic tool for sensory neuronopathy in spinocerebellar ataxia syndrome. Clinical Neurophysiology, 130, 568-572. doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2018.12.010

Poot, B., Travers, J., Weatherall, M., & McGinty, M. (2019). Cognitive function during exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Internal Medicine Journal, 49, 1307-1312. doi: 10.1111/imj.14259

Hay-Smith, E. J., Englas, K., Dumoulin, C., Ferreira, C. H. J., Frawley, H., & Weatherall, M. (2019). The Consensus on Exercise Reporting Template (CERT) in a systematic review of exercise-based rehabilitation effectiveness: Completeness of reporting, rater agreement, and utility. European Journal of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine, 55(3), 342-352. doi: 10.23736/s1973-9087.19.05791-5

Aryal, N., Weatherall, M., Bhatta, Y. K. D., & Mann, S. (2019). Blood pressure and hypertension in people living at high altitude in Nepal. Hypertension Research, 42, 284-291. doi: 10.1038/s41440-018-0138-x

Semprini, A., Singer, J., Braithwaite, I., Shortt, N., Thayabaran, D., McConnell, M., Weatherall, M., & Beasley, R. (2019). Kanuka honey versus aciclovir for the topical treatment of herpes simplex labialis: A randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 9(5), e026201. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026201

Semprini, R., Shortt, N., Ebmeier, S., Semprini, A., Varughese, R., Holweg, C. T. J., … Fingleton, J., Weatherall, M., Beasley, R., & Braithwaite, I. (2019). Change in biomarkers of type-2 inflammation following severe exacerbations of asthma. Thorax, 74, 95-98. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2018-211657

Smyth, D., Mossman, S., Weatherall, M., Jolliffe, E., Joshi, P., Taylor, J., Thorne, K., … Schneider, E. (2019). Gentamicin vestibulotoxicity with modern systemic dosing regimens: A prospective study using video-oculography. Acta Oto-Laryngologica, 139(9), 759-768. doi: 10.1080/00016489.2019.1637935

McKinstry, S., Singer, J., Baarsma, J. P., Weatherall, M., Beasley, R., & Fingleton, J. (2019). Nasal high-flow therapy compared with non-invasive ventilation in COPD patients with chronic respiratory failure: A randomized controlled cross-over trial. Respirology, 24, 1081-1087. doi: 10.1111/resp.13575

Adams, M., Weatherall, M., & Bell, E. (2019). A cohort study of the association between psychosocial factors and pain in patients with Spinal Cord Injury and stroke. NeuroRehabilitation, 45(3), 419-427. doi: 10.3233/nre-192872

Saito, Y., Tomori, K., Sawada, T., Takahashi, S., Nakatsuka, S., Sugawara, H., … Weatherall, M., & Levack, W. (2019). Determining whether occupational therapy goals match between pairs of occupational therapists and their clients: A cross-sectional study. Disability & Rehabilitation. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2019.1643417

Young, P. J., Bellomo, R., Bernard, G. R., Niven, D. J., Schortgen, F., Saxena, M., Beasley, R., & Weatherall, M. (2019). Fever control in critically ill adults: An individual patient data meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Intensive Care Medicine, 45, 468-476. doi: 10.1007/s00134-019-05553-w

Beasley, R., Holliday, M., Reddel, H. K., Braithwaite, I., Ebmeier, S., Hancox, R. J., … Weatherall, M., for the Novel START Study Team, including Fingleton, J., Semprini, A., & Reid, J. (2019). Controlled trial of budesonide–formorterol as needed for mild asthma. New England Journal of Medicine, 380(21), 2020-2030. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1901963

Hardy, J., Baggott, C., Fingleton, J., Reddel, H. K., Hancox, R. J., Harwood, M., … Weatherall, M., Beasley, R., on behalf of the PRACTICAL study team. (2019). Budesonide-formoterol reliever therapy versus maintenance budesonide plus terbutaline reliever therapy in adults with mild to moderate asthma (PRACTICAL): A 52-week, open-label, multicentre, superiority, randomised controlled trial. Lancet, 394, 919-928. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(19)31948-8

Beasley, R., Harper, J., Bird, G., Dunphy, H., Semprini, A., Pavord, I. D., … Weatherall, M. (2019). Dose-response relationship of ICS/fast-onset LABA as reliever therapy in asthma. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 19, 264. doi: 10.1186/s12890-019-1014-4

Weinkove, R., Bowden, E., Wood, C., Campion, V., Carter, J., Hall, R., Weatherall, M., Beasley, R., & Young, P. (2019). A randomized controlled feasibility trial of paracetamol during febrile neutropenia in hemato-oncology patients. Leukemia & Lymphoma, 60(6), 1540-1547. doi: 10.1080/10428194.2018.1538512

McTavish, L., Corley, B., Weatherall, M., Wiltshire, E., & Krebs, J. D. (2018). Weight-based carbohydrate treatment of hypoglycaemia in people with Type 1 diabetes using insulin pump therapy: A randomized crossover clinical trial. Diabetic Medicine, 35(3), 339-346. doi: 10.1111/dme.13576

McKinstry, S., Pilcher, J., Bardsley, G., Berry, J. G., Van de Hei, S., Braithwaite, I., Fingleton, J., Weatherall, M., & Beasley, R. (2018). Nasal high flow therapy and PtCO2 in stable COPD: A randomized controlled cross-over trial. Respirology, 23(4), 378-384. doi: 10.1111/resp.13185

Bardsley, G., Pilcher, J., McKinstry, S., Shirtcliffe, P., Berry, J., Fingleton, J., Weatherall, M., & Beasley, R. (2018). Oxygen versus air-driven nebulisers for exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a randomised controlled trial. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 18, 157. doi: 10.1186/s12890-018-0720-7

Shortt, N., Poyntz, H., Young, W., Jones, A., Gestin, A., Mooney, A., … Weatherall, M., … Forbes-Blom, E. (2018). A feasibility study: Association between gut microbiota enterotype and antibody response to seasonal trivalent influenza vaccine in adults. Clinical & Translational Immunology, 7(3), e1013. doi: 10.1002/cti2.1013

Kersten, P., Cummins, C., Kayes, N., Babbage, D., Elder, H., Foster, A., Weatherall, M., … McPherson, K. (2018). Making sense of recovery after traumatic brain injury through a peer mentoring intervention: A qualitative exploration. BMJ Open, 8(10), e020672. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020672

Van de Hei, S., McKinstry, S., Bardsley, G., Weatherall, M., Beasley, R., & Fingleton, J. (2018). Randomised controlled trial of rhinothermy for treatment of the common cold: A feasibility study. BMJ Open, 8(3), e019350. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019350

Burston, A., Mossman, S., Mossman, B., & Weatherall, M. (2018). Comparison of the video head impulse test with the caloric test in patients with sub-acute and chronic vestibular disorders. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 47, 294-298. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2017.10.040

Ranta, A., Dovey, S., Gommans, J., Tilyard, M., & Weatherall, M. (2018). Impact of general practitioner transient ischemic attack training on 90-day stroke outcomes: Secondary analysis of a cluster randomized controlled trial. Journal of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases, 27(7), 2014-2018. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2018.02.064

Chan, L., McNaughton, H., & Weatherall, M. (2018). Are physical activity levels of health care professionals consistent with activity guidelines? A prospective cohort study in New Zealand. JRSM Cardiovascular Disease, 7, 1-4. doi: 10.1177/2048004017749015

Hunter, S. A., Martin, R., Weatherall, M., & Galletly, D. (2018). Anesthetists and surgeons predict postoperative pain. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 33(2), 200-208. doi: 10.1016/j.jopan.2016.06.008

Corley, B. T., Carroll, R. W., Weatherall, M., Parry-Strong, A., & Krebs, J. D. (2018). Intermittent fasting in Type 2 diabetes mellitus and the risk of hypoglycaemia: A randomized controlled trial. Diabetic Medicine, 35(5), 588-594. doi: 10.1111/dme.13595

Ebmeier, S. J., Barker, M., Bacon, M., Beasley, R. C., Bellomo, R., Knee Chong, C., … Weatherall, M., & Young, P. J. (2018). A two centre observational study of simultaneous pulse oximetry and arterial oxygen saturation recordings in intensive care unit patients. Anaesthesia & Intensive Care, 46(3), 297-303.

Varughese, R., Semprini, R., Munro, C., Fingleton, J., Holweg, C., Weatherall, M., Beasley, R., & Braithwaite, I. (2018). Serum periostin levels following small bone fractures, long bone fractures and joint replacements: An observational study. Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology, 14, 30. doi: 10.1186/s13223-018-0254-9

Tan, E., Varughese, R., Semprini, R., Montgomery, B., Holweg, C., Olsson, J., … Weatherall, M., Beasley, R., & Braithwaite, I. (2018). Serum periostin levels in adults of Chinese descent: An observational study. Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology, 14, 87. doi: 10.1186/s13223-018-0312-3

Semprini, R., Williams, M., Semprini, A., McDouall, A., Fingleton, J., Holweg, C., Weatherall, M. M., … Braithwaite, I. (2018). Type 2 biomarkers and prediction of future exacerbations and lung function decline in adult asthma. Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology: In Practice, 6(6), 1982-1988.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jaip.2018.03.004

Krebs, J. D., Weatherall, M., Corley, B., Wiltshire, E., & McTavish, L. (2018). Optimizing the management of hypoglycaemia in individuals with type 2 diabetes: A randomized crossover comparison of a weight-based protocol compared with two fixed-dose glucose regimens. Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism, 20(5), 1256-1261. doi: 10.1111/dom.13231

McNaughton, A., Weatherall, M., Williams, M., McNaughton, H., Aldington, S., Williams, G., & Beasley, R. (2017). Sing Your Lungs Out: A community singing group for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A 1-year pilot study. BMJ Open, 7(1), e014151. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014151

Pilcher, J., Eastlake, L., Richards, M., Power, S., Cripps, T., Bibby, S., … Weatherall, M., & Beasley, R. (2017). Physiological effects of titrated oxygen via nasal high-flow cannulae in COPD exacerbations: A randomized controlled cross-over trial. Respirology, 22(6), 1149-1155. doi: 10.1111/resp.13050

Stoner, L., Weatherall, M., Skidmore, P., Castro, N., Lark, S., Faulkner, J., & Williams, M. A. (2017). Cardiometabolic risk variables in preadolescent children: A factor analysis. Journal of the American Heart Association, 6(10), e007071. doi: 10.1161/jaha.117.007071

Caswell-Smith, R., Cripps, T., Charles, T., Hosking, A., Handigol, M., Holweg, C., … Fingleton, J., Weatherall, M., Beasley, R., … on behalf of the Periostin Study Team. (2017). Day-time variation of serum periostin in asthmatic adults treated with ICS/LABA and adults without asthma. Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology, 13, 8. doi: 10.1186/s13223-017-0182-0

Ebmeier, S., Thayabaran, D., Braithwaite, I., Bénamara, C., Weatherall, M., & Beasley, R. (2017). Trends in international asthma mortality: Analysis of data from the WHO Mortality Database from 46 countries (1993-2012). Lancet, 390(10098), 935-945. doi: 10.1016/s0140-6736(17)31448-4

Ranta, A., Weatherall, M., Gommans, J., Tilyard, M., Odea, D., & Dovey, S. (2017). Appropriateness of general practitioner imaging requests for transient ischaemic attack patients: Secondary analysis of a cluster randomised controlled trial. Journal of Primary Health Care, 9(2), 131-135. doi: 10.1071/HC17005

Pilcher, J., Richards, M., Eastlake, L., McKinstry, S. J., Bardsley, G., Jefferies, S., … Weatherall, M., & Beasley, R. (2017). High flow or titrated oxygen for obese medical inpatients: a randomised crossover trial. Medical Journal of Australia, 207(10), 430-434. doi: 10.5694/mja17.00270

Semprini, A., Hills, T., Braithwaite, I., Weatherall, M., & Beasley, R. (2017). A priori consent within pragmatic randomised controlled trials: A web-based survey of statin use in primary care. BMJ Innovations, 3(4), 206-211. doi: 10.1136/bmjinnov-2017-000193

Power, S., Williams, M., Semprini, A., Munro, C., Caswell-Smith, R., Pilcher, J., … Weatherall, M., Beasley, R., & Braithwaite, I. (2017). RCT of the effect of berryfruit polyphenolic cultivar extract in mild steroid-naive asthma: A cross-over, placebo-controlled study. BMJ Open, 7(3), e013850. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013850

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