Related publications

We collaborate with a number of journals and publish articles related to our reviews and evidence-based medicine in general, with regular ‘Cochrane Corners’ in the journals Paediatric Respiratory Reviews and, more recently, Thorax (see below). We are also working as part of a committee at the Journal of Cystic Fibrosis to produce lay summaries of articles they publish in their journal.


Prayle AP, Cox T, Smith SJ, Rycroft-Malone J, Thomas KS, Hughes DA, Smyth AR. Do guidelines for treating chest disease in children use Cochrane Reviews effectively? A systematic review. Thorax 2017. (epub ahead of print) DOI 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-208790. Available here.

Rowbotham NJ, Smyth AR. The patient voice in research - Supporting actor or starring role? Journal of Cystic Fibrosis 2017; 16(3): 313-4. Available here.

Rowbotham NJ, Smith S, Leighton PA, Rayner OC, Gathercole K, Elliott ZC, et al. The top 10 research priorities in cystic fibrosis developed by a partnership between people with CF and healthcare providers. Thorax 2017 Aug 4. pii: thoraxjnl-2017-210473. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2017-210473. [Epub ahead of print]. Available here.


Smyth A. Treatment of pulmonary exacerbations in cystic fibrosis – could do better? Paediatric Respiratory Reviews. 2016; 20, Supplement: 6-7. Available here.

Palser SC, Rayner OC, Leighton PA, Smyth AR. Perception of first respiratory infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa by people with cystic fibrosis and those close to them: an online qualitative study. BMJ Open 2016; 6(12):e012303. Available here.


Singh PC, Ballas SK. Emerging drugs for sickle cell anemia. Expert Opinion on Emerging Drugs. 2015;20(1):47-61. Available here.

Wilson LM, Robinson KA. Understanding and interpreting guideline recommendations made with insufficient evidence. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews. 2015; 16(1): 49–50. Available here.

Somaraju UR, Solis-Moya A. Pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy for people with cystic fibrosis (Review). Paediatric Respiratory Reviews. 2015; 16(2): 108–9. Available here.

Waters V, Smyth A. Cystic fibrosis microbiology: Advances in antimicrobial therapy. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis 2015; 14(5):551-60. Available here.


Smyth AR. Evidence into practice: How do we get past the roadblocks? Paediatric Respiratory Reviews. 2014; 15(1):45-6. Available here.

Smyth AR, Campbell EL. Prescribing practices for intravenous aminoglycosides in UK Cystic Fibrosis clinics: A questionnaire survey. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis 2014;13(4):424-27. Available here.

Castellani C, Conway S, Smyth AR, Stern M, Stuart Elborn J. Standards of Care for Cystic Fibrosis ten years later. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis 2014; 13 (Supp 1): S1-S2. Available here.

Smyth AR, Bell SC, Bojcin S, et al. European Cystic Fibrosis Society Standards of Care: Best Practice guidelines. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis 2014;13 (Suppl 1):S23-S42. Available here.

Cox NS, Alison JA, Holland AE. Interventions to promote physical activity in people with cystic fibrosis. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews. 2014; 15(3):237-9. Available here.

Yawn BP, Buchanan GR, Afenyi-Annan AN, Ballas SK, Hassell KL, James AH, et al. Management of sickle cell disease: summary of the 2014 evidence-based report by expert panel members. JAMA. 2014;312(10):1033-48. Available here.

Ballas SK. Sickle Cell Pain, Second Edition. Washington DC: International Association for the Study of Pain; 2014. 

van Zuuren EJ, Fedorowicz Z. Low-molecular-weight heparins for managing vasoocclusive crises in people with sickle cell disease: a summary of a cochrane systematic review. Hemoglobin 2014: 38(3):221-3. Available here.

Bradley J, O’Neill K, Dentice R, Elkins MR. Improving airway clearance in cystic fibrosis. European Respiratory Monograph, 2014; 64: 169-87. Available here.


Ryan G, Jahnke N, Remmington T, Smyth A. Inhaled antibiotics for pulmonary exacerbations in cystic fibrosis. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews. 2013; 14 (1); 27–8. Available here.

Daniels T, Mills N, Whitaker P. Nebuliser systems for drug delivery in cystic fibrosis. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews. 2013; 14 (2): 98–9. Available here.

Welsh E, Jahnke N, Remmington T, Smyth A, Cates C. 20 Years of Cochrane Glancing backwards – Moving ahead: a tale of two Cochrane Review Groups. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews. 2013; 14 (3): 165–7. Available here.

Thaker V, Carter B. Recombinant growth hormone therapy for cystic fibrosis in children and young adults. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews. 2013; 14 (4): 232–3. Available here.


Hurley MN, Prayle AP. Antibiotic adjuvant therapy for pulmonary infection in cystic fibrosis. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews. 2012;13(3):160-1. Available here.

Southern KW. Macrolide antibiotics for cystic fibrosis. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews. 2012; 13 (4): 228–9. Available here.