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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

Beasley, R., Harper, J., Bird, G., Maijers, I., Weatherall, M., & Pavord, I. D. (2019). Inhaled corticosteroid therapy in adult asthma: Time for a new therapeutic dose terminology. American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201810-1868CI

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00134-019-05553-w

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10428194.2018.1538512

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

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

Journal - Research Article

Beasley, R., Harper, J., Bird, G., Maijers, I., Weatherall, M., & Pavord, I. D. (2019). Inhaled corticosteroid therapy in adult asthma: Time for a new therapeutic dose terminology. American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201810-1868CI

Leadbetter, R., Weatherall, M., & Pelosi, L. (2019). Nerve ultrasound as a diagnostic tool for sensory neuronopathy in spinocerebellar ataxia syndrome. Clinical Neurophysiology. Advance online publication. 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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/imj.14259

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10428194.2018.1538512

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00134-019-05553-w

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

Krebs, J. D., Arahill, J., Cresswell, P., Weatherall, M., & Parry-Strong, A. (2018). The effect of additional mealtime insulin bolus using an insulin-to-protein ratio compared to to usual carbohydrate counting on postprandial glucose in those with Type 1 diabetes who usually follow a carbohydrate-restricted diet: A randomised cross-over trial. Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/dom.13392

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/2048004017749015

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

Aryal, N., Weatherall, M., Bhatta, Y. K. D., & Mann, S. (2018). Blood pressure and hypertension in people living at high altitude in Nepal. Hypertension Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1038/s41440-018-0138-x

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

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jaip.2018.03.004

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2018.02.064

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Braithwaite, I., Healy, B., Cameron, L., Weatherall, M., & Beasley, R. (2017). Lower limb immobilisation and venous thromboembolism risk: Combined case-control studies. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 93(1100), 354-359. doi: 10.1136/postgradmedj-2016-134365

Fingleton, J., Huang, K., Weatherall, M., Guo, Y., Ivanov, S., Bruijnzeel, P., … Beasley, R., … for the NZ-China Study Group (2017). Phenotypes of symptomatic airways disease in China and New Zealand. European Respiratory Journal, 50(6), 1700957. doi: 10.1183/13993003.00957-2017

Poot, B., Zonneveld, R., Nelson, K., & Weatherall, M. (2017). Prescribing by nurse practitioners: Insights from a New Zealand study. Journal of the American Association for Nurse Practitioners, 29(10), 581-590. doi: 10.1002/2327-6924.12493

Aryal, N., Weatherall, M., Bhatta, Y. K. D., & Mann, S. (2017). Lipid profiles, glycated hemoglobin, and diabetes in people living at high altitude in Nepal. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 14, 1041. doi: 10.3390/ijerph14091041

Fu, V. W. Y., Weatherall, M., & McNaughton, H. (2017). The Taking Charge After Stroke (TaCAS) study protocol: A multicentre, investigator-blinded, randomised controlled trial comparing the effect of a single Take Charge session, two Take Charge sessions and control intervention on health-related quality of life 12 months after stroke for non-Māori, non-Pacific adult New Zealanders discharged to community living. BMJ Open, 7(5), e016512. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016512

Pilcher, J., Patel, M., Pritchard, A., Thayabaran, D., Ebmeier, S., Shaw, D., … Weatherall, M., & Beasley, R. (2017). Beta-agonist overuse and delay in obtaining medical review in high risk asthma: A secondary analysis of data from a randomised controlled trial. Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, 27(1), 33. doi: 10.1038/s41533-017-0032-z

Aryal, N., Weatherall, M., Bhatta, Y. K. D., & Mann, S. (2017). Electrocardiography in people living at high altitude of Nepal. Heart Asia, 9(1), 48-53. doi: 10.1136/heartasia-2016-010838

Jolliffe, E., Fu, V., Lanford, J., Weatherall, M., & Rosemergy, I. (2016). Burden of atrial fibrillation: A retrospective review of patients presenting to acute medical services. Internal Medicine Journal, 46(41), 1166-1171. doi: 10.1111/imj.13200

Braithwaite, I., Healy, B., Cameron, L., Weatherall, M., & Beasley, R. (2016). Venous thromboembolism risk associated with protracted work- and computer-related seated immobility: A case-control study. JRSM Open, 7(8), 1-8. doi: 10.1177/2054270416632670

Pilcher, J., Patel, M., Reddel, H. K., Pritchard, A., Black, P., Shaw, D., … Weatherall, M., & Beasley, R. (2016). Effect of smoking status on the efficacy of the SMART regimen in high risk asthma. Respirology, 21, 858-866. doi: 10.1111/resp.12740

Whitfield, P., Parry-Strong, A., Walsh, E., Weatherall, M., & Krebs, J. D. (2016). The effect of a cinnamon-, chromium- and magnesium-formulated honey on glycaemic control, weight loss and lipid parameters in type 2 diabetes: An open-label cross-over randomised controlled trial. European Journal of Nutrition, 55(3), 1123-1131. doi: 10.1007/s00394-015-0926-x

Braithwaite, I., Dunbar, L., Eathorne, A., Weatherall, M., & Beasley, R. (2016). Venous thromboembolism rates in patients with lower limb immobilization after Achilles tendon injury are unchanged after the introduction of prophylactic aspirin: Audit. Journal of Thrombosis & Haemostasis, 14(2), 331-335. doi: 10.1111/jth.13224

Ridgeon, E., Bellomo, R., Myburgh, J., Saxena, M., Weatherall, M., Jahan, R., … Young, P. (2016). Validation of a classification system for causes of death in critical care: An assessment of inter-rater reliability. Critical Care & Resuscitation, 18(1), 50-54.

Fingleton, J., Braithwaite, I., Travers, J., Bowles, D., Strik, R., Siebers, R., … Weatherall, M., Beasley, R., for the NZRHS Study Group, including Purdie, G. (2016). Serum periostin in obstructive airways disease. European Respiratory Journal, 47, 1383-1391. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01384-2015

Aryal, N., Weatherall, M., Bhatta, Y. K. D., & Mann, S. (2016). Blood pressure and hypertension in adults permanently living at high altitude: A systematic review and meta-analysis. High Altitude Medicine & Biology, 17(3), 185-193. doi: 10.1089/ham.2015.0118

Jefferies, S., Braithwaite, I., Walker, S., Weatherall, M., Jennings, L., Luck, M., … Siebers, R., Blackmore, T., Beasley, R., Perrin, K., on behalf of the Pi Study Group. (2016). Randomized controlled trial of the effect of regular paracetamol on influenza infection. Respirology, 21(2), 370-377. doi: 10.1111/resp.12685

Braithwaite, I., Williams, M., Power, S., Pilcher, J., Weatherall, M., Baines, A., … Beasley, R., on behalf of FF/VI Study Team. (2016). Randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over single dose study of the bronchodilator duration of action of combination fluticasone furoate/vilanterol inhaler in adult asthma. Respiratory Medicine, 119, 115-121. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2016.09.006

Sharma, R., Jayathissa, S., & Weatherall, M. (2016). Cardiopulmonary resuscitation knowledge and opinions on end of life decision making of older adults admitted to an acute medical service. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1428), 25-35. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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