Selected Publications

The minimal important difference of the King’s brief interstitial lung disease questionnaire (K-BILD) and forced vital capacity in interstitial lung disease.
Patel, A. S., R. J. Siegert, G Kier, S Bajwah, RD Bar ker, T. M. Maher, E. A. Renzoni, A. U. Wells, I. J. Higginson and S.S. Birring, Respiratory Medicine 2013 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ j.rmed.2013.06.009.

The development and validation of the King’s Sarcoidosis Questionnaire for the assessment of health status.
Patel, A. S., R. J. Siegert, D. Creamer, G. Larkin, T. M. Maher, E. A. Renzoni, A. U. Wells, I. J. Higginson, and S. S. Birring, Thorax 2013 Jan;68 (1):57-65 .

The development and validation of the King’s Brief Interstitial Lung Disease (K-BILD) health status questionnaire.
Patel, A. S., R. J. Siegert, K. Brignall, P. Gordon, S. Steer, S. R. Desai, T. M. Maher, E. A. Renzoni, A. U. Wells, I. J. Higginson, S.S. Birring,Thorax. Epub ahead of press.doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2012-201581.

Interventions to improve symptoms and quality of life of patients with fibrotic ILD: a systematic review of the literature.
S Bajwah, JR Ross, JL Peacock, IJ Higginson , AU Wells, AS Patel, J Koffman , J Riley, Thorax. 2012 Dec 1.doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2012-202040. [Epub ahead of print].

Improvement in health status following cough-suppression physiotherapy for patients with chronic cough.
Patel, A. S., G. Watkin, B. Willig, K. Mutalithas, H. Bellas, R. Garrod, I. D. Pavord, and S. S. Birring, Chron.Respir.Dis. 2011: 8 (4) 253-258.

Specialist Palliative Care is More Than Drugs: A Retrospective Study of ILD Patients.
Bajwah, S., I. J. Higginson, J. R. Ross, A. U. Wells, S. S. Birring, A. Patel, and J. Riley, Lung, 2012:190 (2) 215-220.

The Challenge of Reflux-Cough in “Effects, Diagnosis and Management of Extra-esophageal Reflux”
Patel AS and Birring SS, Nova Science Publishers Inc, 2011, pp 397-403.

Newer Fluoroquinolones in the treatment of acute exacerbations of COPD.
Patel A, Wilson R., International Journal of COPD, 2006:1(3) 243-250.

Comparing the pneumonia severity index with the CURB scores.
Patel A., Thorax, Sep 2005; 60: 722 Lung Alert.