Matthew Thompson, MBChB, MPH, DPhil, MRCGP
Helen D. Cohen Endowed Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Family Medicine
Vice-Chair for Research

e-mail: mjt@uw.edu


Biographical Profile

Matthew Thompson is the Helen D. Cohen endowed Professor of Family Medicine and Vice Chair for Research. He completed clinical training as a Family Physician in the USA and the UK, and research training at the University of Washington and a doctorate from the University of Oxford. His research has focused in several areas - diagnostic testing, child health, infectious disease, new technology, and global health. His research has involved many different types of research designs including large cohort studies, qualitative studies, diagnostic accuracy studies, randomized controlled trials, and systematic reviews.

He has a particular interest in using new technology to improve diagnosis and monitoring for acute and chronic conditions in primary care. This includes diagnostic studies of new point of care blood tests, better ways of diagnosing and monitoring common conditions such as hypertension or atrial fibrillation, use of clinical prediction rules, as well as understanding better how clinicians make diagnostic reasoning decisions. In child health he has conducted some seminal work to improve knowledge about how we can better identify children presenting in primary care who have a serious illness from the large number who attend with self-limiting conditions. His research in infection has focused on respiratory infections- including identifying which adults and children are most likely to benefit from antibiotics or antivirals, the effectiveness of steroids for sore throats and sinusitis.

As Vice Chair for Research in the Department, his vision includes growing the size and scope of the Research Section, working closely with colleagues in the other Sections of the Department on research and scholarship, and increasing research collaborations across the 5-state Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho region as well as nationally and internationally.







Teaching Interests & Roles

Joint lead of the UW School of Medicine theme on Evidence-Based Medicine/Clinical Epidemiology.
Teaches other aspects of primary care/family medicine for students, residents, clinicians and others.
He also teaches several clinical areas related to Family Medicine and is a preceptor for the UW Family Medicine Residency Clinic.


Research Interests & Roles

Use of new technology in primary care settings, including new diagnostic devices, monitoring and mobile health tools.
Child health, including diagnosis of serious and common illnesses, use of antibiotics, management of respiratory tract infections.
Evidence syntheses and evidence based guideline development and implementation.
Primary care of children in low and middle income countries.
Improving the diagnosis and treatment options for respiratory tract infections.
Management of hypertension in primary care.
Research methods including cohort studies, diagnostic accuracy studies, qualitative, systematic reviews, RCTs


Current Projects

Patient centered research for standards of outcomes in diagnostic tests.
Primary Care Innovations Lab - development & Implementation of New Diagnostic Processes and Technologies in Primary Care.
Trial of electronic IMCI and vital signs to improve detection of children with serious illness in Africa.
RCT of steroids for treatment of adults with sore throat (Treatment Options without Antibiotics for Sore Throat (TOAST) trial.
Implementation of C-reactive protein point of care testing in the management of acute respiratory infections in primary care.
Cohort study of adults presenting with suspected lower respiratory tract infection in primary care to determine predictors of hospital admission with pneumonia.
Implementation of a blood pressure kiosk in Family Medicine clinics.
Diagnostic value of vital signs in children for diagnosing serious infections.
Barriers and facilitators to use of point of care testing in family practice clinics.
Designing novel lateral flow technology for diagnosis of infections at point of care.


Scholarly Work

My Bibliography
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/matthew.thompson.1/bibliography/47937616/public/?sort=date&direction=ascending

Recent Publications (2014-2015 only)

1. Onakpoya IJ, Spencer EA, Thompson MJ, Heneghan CJ. Effectiveness, safety and costs of orphan drugs: an evidence-based review. BMJ Open. 2015 Jun 24;5(6):e007199. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-007199
2. Hernandez J, Nicholson BD, Thompson M. Assessing the appropriateness of information on childhood fever in thermometer package leaflets: a systematic audit of thermometers available in the UK. Br J Gen Pract. 2015; 65(635):e366-71.
3. Howick J, Cohen BA, McCulloch P, Thompson M, Skinner SA. Foundations for evidence-based intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring. Clin Neurophysiol. 2015 Jul 23. pii: S1388-2457(15)00707-5.]
4. Onakpoya IJ, O'Sullivan J, Thompson MJ, Heneghan CJ. The effect of wind turbine noise on sleep and quality of life: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. Environment international. 2015; 82:1-9.
5. McCarthy, Stephen; O'Connor, Yvonne; Thompson, Matthew; O'Sullivan, Timothy; Ryan, Deirdre; O'Connor, Siobhan; Gallagher, Joe; Heavin, Ciara; and O'Donoghue, John, "Wearable Vital Sign Sensors and Their Potential within Low and Middle Income Countries" (2015). ECIS 2015 Research-in-Progress Papers. Paper 38.http://aisel.aisnet.org/ecis2015_rip/3
6. Fleming S, Atherton H, McCartney D, Hodgkinson J, Greenfield S, Hobbs FD, Mant J, McManus RJ, Thompson M, Ward A, Heneghan C. Self-Screening and Non-Physician Screening for Hypertension in Communities: A Systematic Review. Am J Hypertens. 2015 Mar 23. pii: hpv029.
7. Nunan D, Thompson M, Heneghan C, Perera R, McManus R, Ward A. J. Accuracy of self-monitored blood pressure for diagnosing hypertension in primary care. Hypertens 2015;33:755-62
8. Usher-Smith J, Thompson M, Zhu H, Sharp S, Walter F. The pathway to diagnosis of type 1 diabetes in children: a questionnaire study. BMJ Open 2015;5:e006470
9. Venekamp RP, Thompson MJ, Rovers MM. Systemic corticosteroid therapy for acute sinusitis. JAMA. 2015 Mar 24-31;313(12):1258-9
10. Diagnostic accuracy study of three alcohol breathalysers marketed for sale to the public. Ashdown H, Fleming S, Spencer EA, Thompson M, Stevens R. BMJ Open 2014;4:e005811
11. Presenting evidence of effectiveness of interventions and more: the evidence of effects page. Nunan D, Heneghan C, Mahtani K, Howick J, Thompson M. Br J Health Informatics and Monitoring 2014; 1(2):25-44
12. Parents' help-seeking behaviours during acute childhood illness at home: A contribution to explanatory theory. Neill SJ, Jones CH, Lakhanpaul M, Roland DT, Thompson MJ. J Child Health Care. 2014 Oct 8. pii: 1367493514551309. [Epub ahead of print]
13. Risk of bias in industry-funded oseltamivir trials: comparison of core reports versus full clinical study reports. Jefferson T, Jones MA, Doshi P, Del Mar CB, Hama R, Thompson MJ, Onakpoya I, Heneghan CJ. BMJ Open. 2014 Sep 30;4(9):e005253.
14. Non-contact infrared thermometers for measuring temperature in children: primary care diagnostic technology update. Wang K, Gill P, Wolstenholme J, Price CP, Heneghan C, Thompson M, Plüddemann A. Br J Gen Pract. 2014 Oct;64(627):e681-3.
15. Validity and reliability of measurement of capillary refill time in children: a systematic review. Fleming S, Gill P, Jones C, Taylor JA, Van den Bruel A, Heneghan C, Thompson M. Arch Dis Child. 2014 Sep 26. pii: archdischild-2014-307079. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2014-307079. [Epub ahead of print]
16. Symptomatic treatment of the cough in whooping cough. Wang K, Bettiol S, Thompson MJ, Roberts NW, Perera R, Heneghan CJ, Harnden A. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Sep 22;9:CD003257. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD003257.pub5
17. Oral corticosteroid use for clinical and cost-effective symptom relief of sore throat: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Cook J, Hayward G, Thompson M, Hay AD, Moore M, Little P, Harman K, Wolstenholme J, Perera R, Voysey M, Allen J, Breen M, Heneghan C. Trials. 2014 Sep 18;15:365. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-15-36
18. Sepsis and meningitis in hospitalized children: performance of clinical signs and their prediction rules in a case-control study. Verbakel JY, MacFaul R, Aertgeerts B, Buntinx F, Thompson M. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014 Jun;30(6):373-80
19. Clinical prediction rules in practice: review of clinical guidelines and survey of GPs. Plüddemann A, Wallace E, Bankhead C, Keogh C, Van der Windt D, Lasserson D, Galvin R, Moschetti I, Kearley K, O'Brien K, Sanders S, Mallett S, Malanda U, Thompson M, Fahey T, Stevens R. Br J Gen Pract. 2014 Apr;64(621):e233-4
20. Current and future use of point-of-care tests in primary care: an international survey in Australia, Belgium, The Netherlands, the UK and the USA. Howick J, Cals JW, Jones C, Price CP, Plüddemann A, Heneghan C, Berger MY, Buntinx F, Hickner J, Pace W, Badrick T, Van den Bruel A, Laurence C, van Weert HC, van Severen E, Parrella A, Thompson M. BMJ Open. 2014 Aug 8;4(8):e005611
21. The effect of chlorogenic acid on blood pressure: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials. Onakpoya IJ, Spencer EA, Thompson MJ, Heneghan CJ. J Hum Hypertens. 2014 Jun 19. doi: 10.1038/jhh.2014.46
22. Research into practice: acutely ill children. Van den Bruel A, Thompson M. Br J Gen Pract. 2014 Jun;64(623):311-3. doi: 10.3399/bjgp14X680317
23. Neuraminidase inhibitors for preventing and treating influenza in healthy adults and children.
Jefferson T, Jones MA, Doshi P, Del Mar CB, Hama R, Thompson MJ, Spencer EA, Onakpoya I, Mahtani KR, Nunan D, Howick J, Heneghan CJ. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Apr 10;4:CD008965. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD008965.pub4.
24. The effect of green tea on blood pressure and lipid profile: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials. Onakpoya I, Spencer E, Heneghan C, Thompson M. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2014 Jan 31. pii: S0939-4753(14)00047-7. b
25. Zanamivir for influenza in adults and children: systematic review of clinical study reports and summary of regulatory comments. Heneghan CJ, Onakpoya I, Thompson M, Spencer EA, Jones M, Jefferson T. BMJ. 2014 Apr 9;348:g2547. doi: 10.1136/bmj.g254
26. Systemic corticosteroids for acute sinusitis. Venekamp RP, Thompson MJ, Hayward C et al. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2014 mar 25;3:CD008115
27. Shouting from the roof tops’: a qualitative study of how children with leukaemia are diagnosed in primary care. Clarke RT, Jones CH, Mitchell CD, Thompson MT. BMJ Open 2014;Feb 18;4(2):e004640
28. Gaps in the evidence for screening children for hypertension to prevent adult cardiovascular disease-response to the editorial by Samuels and colleagues. Thompson M. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2014 Jan;16(1):80-1. doi: 10.1111/jch.12229. Epub 2013 Dec 24.
29. Triage tests for identifying atrial fibrillation in primary care: a diagnostic accuracy study comparing single lead ECG and modified BP monitors . Karen Kearley, Mary Selwood, Ann Van den Bruel, Matthew Thompson, David Mant, FD Richard Hobbs, David Fitzmaurice, Carl Heneghan. BMJ Open 2014 May 2;4(5):e004565.


Clinical Practice Information

UW Medicine Provider Biographies


Education & Training

Institution

 

Degree or Credential

 

Year

University of Oxford Doctor of Philosopy 2007
University of Washington NRSA Primary Care Research Fellowship 2001
University of Washington Masters of Public Health 2001
University of Cincinnati  Family Medicine Residency 1996
University of Cincinnati Primary care Internal medicine Internship 1995
University of Glasgow MBChB 1989
Uninversity of Glasgow BSc 1986

Published Articles

Title

Author(s)

Journal

Year

Use of mobile phones to improve follow-up rates. Devaraj NK Malawi Med J 2017
Perceptions of a mobile health intervention for Community Case Management in Malawi: Opportunities and challenges for Health Surveillance Assistants in a community setting. Chirambo GB, Hardy VE, Heavin C, O'Connor Y, O'Donoghue J, Mastellos N, Tran T, Hsieh J, Wu JT, Carlsson S, Andersson B, Muula AS, Thompson M Malawi Med J 2018
Why are acute admissions to hospital of children under 5 years of age increasing in the UK? Neill S, Roland D, Thompson M, Tavaré A, Lakhanpaul M Arch. Dis. Child. 2018
What gives rise to clinician gut feeling, its influence on management decisions and its prognostic value for children with RTI in primary care: a prospective cohort study. Turnbull S, Lucas PJ, Redmond NM, Christensen H, Thornton H, Cabral C, Blair PS, Delaney BC, Thompson M, Little P, Peters TJ, Hay AD BMC Fam Pract 2018
Which Point-of-Care Tests Would Be Most Beneficial to Add to Clinical Practice?: Findings From a Survey of 3 Family Medicine Clinics in the United States. Hardy V, Alto W, Keppel GA, Baldwin LM, Thompson M Point Care 2017
Predictors of pneumonia in lower respiratory tract infections: 3C prospective cough complication cohort study. Moore M, Stuart B, Little P, Smith S, Thompson MJ, Knox K, van den Bruel A, Lown M, Mant D Eur. Respir. J. 2017
The added value of a mobile application of Community Case Management on referral, re-consultation and hospitalization rates of children aged under 5 years in two districts in Northern Malawi: study protocol for a pragmatic, stepped-wedge cluster-randomized controlled trial. Hardy V, O'Connor Y, Heavin C, Mastellos N, Tran T, O'Donoghue J, Fitzpatrick AL, Ide N, Wu TJ, Chirambo GB, Muula AS, Nyirenda M, Carlsson S, Andersson B, Thompson M Trials 2017
Screening children for hypertension: the case against. Ide N, Thompson M Pediatr. Nephrol. 2018
Patient Willingness to Have Tests to Guide Antibiotic Use for Respiratory Tract Infections: From the WWAMI Region Practice and Research Network (WPRN). Schwartz M, Hardy V, Keppel GA, Alto W, Hornecker J, Robitaille B, Neher J, Holmes J, Dirac MA, Cole AM, Thompson M J Am Board Fam Med
Common evidence gaps in point-of-care diagnostic test evaluation: a review of horizon scan reports. Verbakel JY, Turner PJ, Thompson MJ, Plüddemann A, Price CP, Shinkins B, Van den Bruel A BMJ Open 2017
Effect of Oral Prednisolone on Symptom Duration and Severity in Nonasthmatic Adults With Acute Lower Respiratory Tract Infection: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Hay AD, Little P, Harnden A, Thompson M, Wang K, Kendrick D, Orton E, Brookes ST, Young GJ, May M, Hollinghurst S, Carroll FE, Downing H, Timmins D, Lafond N, El-Gohary M, Moore M JAMA 2017
Assessing the feasibility of mobile phones for follow-up of acutely unwell children presenting to village clinics in rural northern Malawi. Hardy V, Hsieh J, Chirambo B, Wu TJ, O'Donoghue J, Muula AS, Thompson M Malawi Med J 2017
Antibiotic prescription strategies and adverse outcome for uncomplicated lower respiratory tract infections: prospective cough complication cohort (3C) study. Little P, Stuart B, Smith S, Thompson MJ, Knox K, van den Bruel A, Lown M, Moore M, Mant D BMJ 2017
Short-course versus long-course oral antibiotic treatment for infections treated in outpatient settings: a review of systematic reviews. Dawson-Hahn EE, Mickan S, Onakpoya I, Roberts N, Kronman M, Butler CC, Thompson MJ Fam Pract 2017
Effect of Oral Dexamethasone Without Immediate Antibiotics vs Placebo on Acute Sore Throat in Adults: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Hayward GN, Hay AD, Moore MV, Jawad S, Williams N, Voysey M, Cook J, Allen J, Thompson M, Little P, Perera R, Wolstenholme J, Harman K, Heneghan C JAMA 2017
Qualitative study of primary care clinicians' views on point-of-care testing for C-reactive protein for acute respiratory tract infections in family medicine. Hardy V, Thompson M, Keppel GA, Alto W, Dirac MA, Neher J, Sanford C, Hornecker J, Cole A BMJ Open 2017
Exploring the barriers and facilitators to use of point of care tests in family medicine clinics in the United States. Hardy V, Thompson M, Alto W, Keppel GA, Hornecker J, Linares A, Robitaille B, Baldwin LM BMC Fam Pract 2016
Development and internal validation of a clinical rule to improve antibiotic use in children presenting to primary care with acute respiratory tract infection and cough: a prognostic cohort study. Hay AD, Redmond NM, Turnbull S, Christensen H, Thornton H, Little P, Thompson M, Delaney B, Lovering AM, Muir P, Leeming JP, Vipond B, Stuart B, Peters TJ, Blair PS Lancet Respir Med 2016
Capillary refill time in sick children: a clinical guide for general practice. Fleming S, Gill PJ, Van den Bruel A, Thompson M Br J Gen Pract 2016
The effect of grapefruits (Citrus paradisi) on body weight and cardiovascular risk factors: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials. Onakpoya I, O'Sullivan J, Heneghan C, Thompson M Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr 2017
The frequency and outcome of acute dyspnoea in primary care: An observational study. von Winckelmann K, Renier W, Thompson M, Buntinx F Eur J Gen Pract 2016
Clinical presentation of childhood leukaemia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clarke RT, Van den Bruel A, Bankhead C, Mitchell CD, Phillips B, Thompson MJ Arch. Dis. Child. 2016
Implementation of a New Kiosk Technology for Blood Pressure Management in a Family Medicine Clinic: from the WWAMI Region Practice and Research Network. Chung CF, Munson SA, Thompson MJ, Baldwin LM, Kaplan J, Cline R, Green BB J Am Board Fam Med
More Than Just Accuracy: A Novel Method to Incorporate Multiple Test Attributes in Evaluating Diagnostic Tests Including Point of Care Tests. Thompson M, Weigl B, Fitzpatrick A, Ide N IEEE J Transl Eng Health Med 2016
The global burden of diagnostic errors in primary care. Singh H, Schiff GD, Graber ML, Onakpoya I, Thompson MJ BMJ Qual Saf 2017
Neuraminidase inhibitors for influenza: a systematic review and meta-analysis of regulatory and mortality data. Heneghan CJ, Onakpoya I, Jones MA, Doshi P, Del Mar CB, Hama R, Thompson MJ, Spencer EA, Mahtani KR, Nunan D, Howick J, Jefferson T Health Technol Assess 2016
OC26 - Parents of young children in research: informants, consultants and collaborators. Neill S, Roland D, Thompson M, Bayes N, Mullins L, Lakhanpaul M Nurs Child Young People 2016
OC25 - Helping parents spot the deteriorating child: co-production of safety-netting interventions. Neill S, Roland D, Thompson M, Usher-Smith J, Mullins L, Lakhanpaul M Nurs Child Young People 2016
Increases in general practice workload in England. Thompson M, Walter F Lancet 2016
Point-of-care testing in UK primary care: a survey to establish clinical needs. Turner PJ, Van den Bruel A, Jones CH, Plüddemann A, Heneghan C, Thompson MJ, Price CP, Howick J Fam Pract 2016
Translating diagnostic assays from the laboratory to the clinic: analytical and clinical metrics for device development and evaluation. Borysiak MD, Thompson MJ, Posner JD Lab Chip 2016
Impact of the Primary Care Exception on Family Medicine Resident Coding. Cawse-Lucas J, Evans DV, Ruiz DR, Allcut EA, Andrilla CH, Thompson M, Norris TE Fam Med 2016
C-reactive protein point-of-care testing in acutely ill children: a mixed methods study in primary care. Van den Bruel A, Jones C, Thompson M, Mant D Arch. Dis. Child. 2016
Pathways to Care for Critically Ill or Injured Children: A Cohort Study from First Presentation to Healthcare Services through to Admission to Intensive Care or Death. Hodkinson P, Argent A, Wallis L, Reid S, Perera R, Harrison S, Thompson M, English M, Maconochie I, Ward A PLoS ONE 2016
Information resources to aid parental decision-making on when to seek medical care for their acutely sick child: a narrative systematic review. Neill S, Roland D, Jones CH, Thompson M, Lakhanpaul M, BMJ Open 2015
Missed opportunities for diagnosis: lessons learned from diagnostic errors in primary care. Goyder CR, Jones CH, Heneghan CJ, Thompson MJ Br J Gen Pract 2015
Respiratory rate estimation during triage of children in hospitals. Shah SA, Fleming S, Thompson M, Tarassenko L J Med Eng Technol 2015
Corticosteroids for the common cold. Hayward G, Thompson MJ, Perera R, Del Mar CB, Glasziou PP, Heneghan CJ Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2015
The Diagnostic Value of Capillary Refill Time for Detecting Serious Illness in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Fleming S, Gill P, Jones C, Taylor JA, Van den Bruel A, Heneghan C, Roberts N, Thompson M PLoS ONE 2015
Foundations for evidence-based intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring. Howick J, Cohen BA, McCulloch P, Thompson M, Skinner SA Clin Neurophysiol 2016
Effectiveness, safety and costs of orphan drugs: an evidence-based review. Onakpoya IJ, Spencer EA, Thompson MJ, Heneghan CJ BMJ Open 2015
Assessing the appropriateness of information on childhood fever in thermometer package leaflets: a systematic audit of thermometers available in the UK. Hernandez J, Nicholson BD, Thompson M Br J Gen Pract 2015
The effect of wind turbine noise on sleep and quality of life: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. Onakpoya IJ, O'Sullivan J, Thompson MJ, Heneghan CJ Environ Int 2015
Accuracy of self-monitored blood pressure for diagnosing hypertension in primary care. Nunan D, Thompson M, Heneghan CJ, Perera R, McManus RJ, Ward A J. Hypertens. 2015
Can oral corticosteroids reduce the severity or duration of an acute cough, and the associated National Health Service and societal costs, in adults presenting to primary care? Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Downing HE, Carroll F, Brookes ST, Hollinghurst S, Timmins D, Orton E, Wang K, Kendrick D, Little P, Moore MV, Harnden A, Thompson M, May MT, Hay AD, Trials 2015
Child health care in general practice: priorities for education and practice. Gill PJ, Thompson MJ Br J Gen Pract 2015
Systemic corticosteroid therapy for acute sinusitis. Venekamp RP, Thompson MJ, Rovers MM JAMA
Self-Screening and Non-Physician Screening for Hypertension in Communities: A Systematic Review. Fleming S, Atherton H, McCartney D, Hodgkinson J, Greenfield S, Hobbs FD, Mant J, McManus RJ, Thompson M, Ward A, Heneghan C Am. J. Hypertens. 2015
The pathway to diagnosis of type 1 diabetes in children: a questionnaire study. Usher-Smith JA, Thompson MJ, Zhu H, Sharp SJ, Walter FM BMJ Open 2015
Home-use faecal immunochemical testing: primary care diagnostic technology update. Nicholson BD, Thompson M, Price CP, Heneghan C, Plüddemann A Br J Gen Pract 2015
Diagnostic accuracy study of three alcohol breathalysers marketed for sale to the public. Ashdown HF, Fleming S, Spencer EA, Thompson MJ, Stevens RJ BMJ Open 2014
Parent's information seeking in acute childhood illness: what helps and what hinders decision making? Neill SJ, Jones CH, Lakhanpaul M, Roland DT, Thompson MJ, Health Expect 2015
Parents' help-seeking behaviours during acute childhood illness at home: A contribution to explanatory theory. Neill SJ, Jones CH, Lakhanpaul M, Roland DT, Thompson MJ J Child Health Care 2016
Risk of bias in industry-funded oseltamivir trials: comparison of core reports versus full clinical study reports. Jefferson T, Jones MA, Doshi P, Del Mar CB, Hama R, Thompson MJ, Onakpoya I, Heneghan CJ BMJ Open 2014
Non-contact infrared thermometers for measuring temperature in children: primary care diagnostic technology update. Wang K, Gill P, Wolstenholme J, Price CP, Heneghan C, Thompson M, Plüddemann A Br J Gen Pract 2014
Validity and reliability of measurement of capillary refill time in children: a systematic review. Fleming S, Gill P, Jones C, Taylor JA, Van den Bruel A, Heneghan C, Thompson M Arch. Dis. Child. 2015
Symptomatic treatment of the cough in whooping cough. Wang K, Bettiol S, Thompson MJ, Roberts NW, Perera R, Heneghan CJ, Harnden A Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2014
Oral corticosteroid use for clinical and cost-effective symptom relief of sore throat: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Cook J, Hayward G, Thompson M, Hay AD, Moore M, Little P, Harman K, Wolstenholme J, Perera R, Voysey M, Allen J, Breen M, Heneghan C Trials 2014
Current and future use of point-of-care tests in primary care: an international survey in Australia, Belgium, The Netherlands, the UK and the USA. Howick J, Cals JW, Jones C, Price CP, Plüddemann A, Heneghan C, Berger MY, Buntinx F, Hickner J, Pace W, Badrick T, Van den Bruel A, Laurence C, van Weert HC, van Severen E, Parrella A, Thompson M BMJ Open 2014
Management of same-day appointments in primary care. Osborn J, Thompson M Lancet 2014
The effect of chlorogenic acid on blood pressure: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials. Onakpoya IJ, Spencer EA, Thompson MJ, Heneghan CJ J Hum Hypertens 2015
Research into practice: acutely ill children. Van den Bruel A, Thompson M Br J Gen Pract 2014
Sepsis and meningitis in hospitalized children: performance of clinical signs and their prediction rules in a case-control study. Verbakel JY, MacFaul R, Aertgeerts B, Buntinx F, Thompson M Pediatr Emerg Care 2014
Zanamivir for influenza in adults and children: systematic review of clinical study reports and summary of regulatory comments. Heneghan CJ, Onakpoya I, Thompson M, Spencer EA, Jones M, Jefferson T BMJ 2014
Triage tests for identifying atrial fibrillation in primary care: a diagnostic accuracy study comparing single-lead ECG and modified BP monitors. Kearley K, Selwood M, Van den Bruel A, Thompson M, Mant D, Hobbs FR, Fitzmaurice D, Heneghan C BMJ Open 2014
Clinical prediction rules in practice: review of clinical guidelines and survey of GPs. Plüddemann A, Wallace E, Bankhead C, Keogh C, Van der Windt D, Lasserson D, Galvin R, Moschetti I, Kearley K, O'Brien K, Sanders S, Mallett S, Malanda U, Thompson M, Fahey T, Stevens R Br J Gen Pract 2014
The effect of green tea on blood pressure and lipid profile: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials. Onakpoya I, Spencer E, Heneghan C, Thompson M Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 2014
The predictive value of the NICE "red traffic lights" in acutely ill children. Kerkhof E, Lakhanpaul M, Ray S, Verbakel JY, Van den Bruel A, Thompson M, Berger MY, Moll HA, Oostenbrink R, PLoS ONE 2014
'Shouting from the roof tops': a qualitative study of how children with leukaemia are diagnosed in primary care. Clarke RT, Jones CH, Mitchell CD, Thompson MJ BMJ Open 2014
Exploring the migration decisions of health workers and trainees from Africa: a meta-ethnographic synthesis. Blacklock C, Ward AM, Heneghan C, Thompson M Soc Sci Med 2014
Information needs of parents for acute childhood illness: determining 'what, how, where and when' of safety netting using a qualitative exploration with parents and clinicians. Jones CH, Neill S, Lakhanpaul M, Roland D, Singlehurst-Mooney H, Thompson M BMJ Open 2014
Gaps in the evidence for screening children for hypertension to prevent adult cardiovascular disease--response to the editorial by Samuels and colleagues. Thompson M J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 2014
Duration of symptoms of respiratory tract infections in children: systematic review. Thompson M, Vodicka TA, Blair PS, Buckley DI, Heneghan C, Hay AD, BMJ 2013
Autoimmune markers for the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis in primary care: primary care diagnostic technology update. Mahtani KR, Miller A, Rivero-Arias O, Heneghan C, Price CP, Thompson M, Plüddemann A, Luqmani R Br J Gen Pract 2013
The safety netting behaviour of first contact clinicians: a qualitative study. Jones CH, Neill S, Lakhanpaul M, Roland D, Singlehurst-Mooney H, Thompson M BMC Fam Pract 2013
Primary care clinicians' attitudes towards point-of-care blood testing: a systematic review of qualitative studies. Jones CH, Howick J, Roberts NW, Price CP, Heneghan C, Plüddemann A, Thompson M BMC Fam Pract 2013
Reducing antibiotic prescribing for children with respiratory tract infections in primary care: a systematic review. Vodicka TA, Thompson M, Lucas P, Heneghan C, Blair PS, Buckley DI, Redmond N, Hay AD, Br J Gen Pract 2013
Evidence for non-communicable diseases: analysis of Cochrane reviews and randomised trials by World Bank classification. Heneghan C, Blacklock C, Perera R, Davis R, Banerjee A, Gill P, Liew S, Chamas L, Hernandez J, Mahtani K, Hayward G, Harrison S, Lasserson D, Mickan S, Sellers C, Carnes D, Homer K, Steed L, Ross J, Denny N, Goyder C, Thompson M, Ward A BMJ Open 2013
Point-of-care testing for coeliac disease: primary care diagnostic technology update. Khangura J, Van den Bruel A, Perera R, Heneghan C, Price CP, Wolstenholme J, Thompson M, Plüddemann A Br J Gen Pract 2013
Diagnostic accuracy studies: how to report and analyse inconclusive test results. Shinkins B, Thompson M, Mallett S, Perera R BMJ 2013
When and how do GPs record vital signs in children with acute infections? A cross-sectional study. Blacklock C, Haj-Hassan TA, Thompson MJ Br J Gen Pract 2012
Point-of-care INR coagulometers for self-management of oral anticoagulation: primary care diagnostic technology update. Plüddemann A, Thompson M, Wolstenholme J, Price CP, Heneghan C Br J Gen Pract 2012
Corticosteroids as standalone or add-on treatment for sore throat. Hayward G, Thompson MJ, Perera R, Glasziou PP, Del Mar CB, Heneghan CJ Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2012
Clinicians' gut feeling about serious infections in children: observational study. Van den Bruel A, Thompson M, Buntinx F, Mant D BMJ 2012
Cardiovascular disease risk in healthy children and its association with body mass index: systematic review and meta-analysis. Friedemann C, Heneghan C, Mahtani K, Thompson M, Perera R, Ward AM BMJ 2012
What factors influence prognosis in children with acute cough and respiratory tract infection in primary care? Hayward G, Thompson M, Hay AD BMJ 2012
Identifying early warning signs for diagnostic errors in primary care: a qualitative study. Balla J, Heneghan C, Goyder C, Thompson M BMJ Open 2012
Corticosteroids for the common cold. Hayward G, Thompson MJ, Perera R, Del Mar CB, Glasziou PP, Heneghan CJ Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2012
The evidence underpinning sports performance products: a systematic assessment. Heneghan C, Howick J, O'Neill B, Gill PJ, Lasserson DS, Cohen D, Davis R, Ward A, Smith A, Jones G, Thompson M BMJ Open 2012
Mythbusting sports and exercise products. Heneghan C, Gill P, O'Neill B, Lasserson D, Thake M, Thompson M BMJ 2012
How valid is the European Food Safety Authority's assessment of sports drinks? Thompson M, Heneghan C, Cohen D BMJ 2012
Interpreting diagnostic accuracy studies for patient care. Mallett S, Halligan S, Thompson M, Collins GS, Altman DG BMJ 2012
Intranasal corticosteroids in management of acute sinusitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Hayward G, Heneghan C, Perera R, Thompson M Ann Fam Med
The D-Dimer test in combination with a decision rule for ruling out deep vein thrombosis in primary care: diagnostic technology update. Plüddemann A, Thompson M, Price CP, Wolstenholme J, Heneghan C Br J Gen Pract 2012
Systematic review and validation of prediction rules for identifying children with serious infections in emergency departments and urgent-access primary care. Thompson M, Van den Bruel A, Verbakel J, Lakhanpaul M, Haj-Hassan T, Stevens R, Moll H, Buntinx F, Berger M, Aertgeerts B, Oostenbrink R, Mant D Health Technol Assess 2012
Point-of-care testing for the analysis of lipid panels: primary care diagnostic technology update. Plüddemann A, Thompson M, Price CP, Wolstenholme J, Heneghan C Br J Gen Pract 2012
Ongoing problems with metal-on-metal hip implants. Heneghan C, Langton D, Thompson M BMJ 2012
Clinical decision making in a high-risk primary care environment: a qualitative study in the UK. Balla J, Heneghan C, Thompson M, Balla M BMJ Open 2012
Medical-device recalls in the UK and the device-regulation process: retrospective review of safety notices and alerts. Heneghan C, Thompson M, Billingsley M, Cohen D BMJ Open 2011
Point-of-care blood test for ketones in patients with diabetes: primary care diagnostic technology update. Plüddemann A, Heneghan C, Price CP, Wolstenholme J, Thompson M Br J Gen Pract 2011
Dermoscopy for the diagnosis of melanoma: primary care diagnostic technology update. Plüddemann A, Heneghan C, Thompson M, Wolstenholme J, Price CP Br J Gen Pract 2011
Diagnostic value of laboratory tests in identifying serious infections in febrile children: systematic review. Van den Bruel A, Thompson MJ, Haj-Hassan T, Stevens R, Moll H, Lakhanpaul M, Mant D BMJ 2011
Pulse oximetry in primary care: primary care diagnostic technology update. Plüddemann A, Thompson M, Heneghan C, Price C Br J Gen Pract 2011
Which symptoms and clinical features correctly identify serious respiratory infection in children attending a paediatric assessment unit? Blacklock C, Mayon-White R, Coad N, Thompson M Arch. Dis. Child. 2011
Medical device recalls and transparency in the UK. Thompson M, Heneghan C, Billingsley M, Cohen D BMJ 2011
Normal ranges of heart rate and respiratory rate in children from birth to 18 years of age: a systematic review of observational studies. Fleming S, Thompson M, Stevens R, Heneghan C, Plüddemann A, Maconochie I, Tarassenko L, Mant D Lancet 2011
Which early 'red flag' symptoms identify children with meningococcal disease in primary care? Haj-Hassan TA, Thompson MJ, Mayon-White RT, Ninis N, Harnden A, Smith LF, Perera R, Mant DC Br J Gen Pract 2011
Primary care diagnostic technology update: point-of-care testing for glycosylated haemoglobin. Plüddemann A, Price CP, Thompson M, Wolstenholme J, Heneghan C Br J Gen Pract 2011
Antivirals for pandemic influenza: a triumph of policy over evidence? Thompson M, Heneghan C Trends Pharmacol. Sci. 2010
Prioritisation criteria for the selection of new diagnostic technologies for evaluation. Plüddemann A, Heneghan C, Thompson M, Roberts N, Summerton N, Linden-Phillips L, Packer C, Price CP BMC Health Serv Res 2010
A model for reflection for good clinical practice. Balla JI, Heneghan C, Glasziou P, Thompson M, Balla ME J Eval Clin Pract 2009
Do international medical graduates (IMGs) "fill the gap" in rural primary care in the United States? A national study. Thompson MJ, Hagopian A, Fordyce M, Hart LG J Rural Health 2009
Neuraminidase inhibitors for treatment and prophylaxis of influenza in children: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Shun-Shin M, Thompson M, Heneghan C, Perera R, Harnden A, Mant D BMJ 2009
Corticosteroids for pain relief in sore throat: systematic review and meta-analysis. Hayward G, Thompson M, Heneghan C, Perera R, Del Mar C, Glasziou P BMJ 2009
How well do vital signs identify children with serious infections in paediatric emergency care? Thompson M, Coad N, Harnden A, Mayon-White R, Perera R, Mant D Arch. Dis. Child. 2009
Diagnostic strategies used in primary care. Heneghan C, Glasziou P, Thompson M, Rose P, Balla J, Lasserson D, Scott C, Perera R BMJ 2009
Excluding serious illness in feverish children in primary care: restricted rule-out method for diagnosis. Thompson MJ, Harnden A, Del Mar C BMJ 2009
Non-invasive measurement of respiratory rate in children using the photoplethysmogram. Fleming S, Tarassenko L, Thompson M, Mant D Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2008
Deriving temperature and age appropriate heart rate centiles for children with acute infections. Thompson M, Harnden A, Perera R, Mayon-White R, Smith L, McLeod D, Mant D Arch. Dis. Child. 2009
Using vital signs to assess children with acute infections: a survey of current practice. Thompson M, Mayon-White R, Harnden A, Perera R, McLeod D, Mant D Br J Gen Pract 2008
A longitudinal analysis of the general surgery workforce in the United States, 1981-2005. Lynge DC, Larson EH, Thompson MJ, Rosenblatt RA, Hart LG Arch Surg 2008
Antibiotic treatment for acute otitis media in children. Thompson MJ, Glasziou P Adv. Exp. Med. Biol. 2006
Parenteral penicillin for children with meningococcal disease before hospital admission: case-control study. Harnden A, Ninis N, Thompson M, Perera R, Levin M, Mant D, Mayon-White R BMJ 2006
Clinical recognition of meningococcal disease in children and adolescents. Thompson MJ, Ninis N, Perera R, Mayon-White R, Phillips C, Bailey L, Harnden A, Mant D, Levin M Lancet 2006
Characterizing the general surgery workforce in rural America. Thompson MJ, Lynge DC, Larson EH, Tachawachira P, Hart LG Arch Surg 2005
The migration of physicians from sub-Saharan Africa to the United States of America: measures of the African brain drain. Hagopian A, Thompson MJ, Fordyce M, Johnson KE, Hart LG Hum Resour Health 2004
Updating hospital reference resources in the United States-associated Pacific Basin: efforts of the Pacific Islands Continuing Clinical Education Program (PICCEP). Johnson KE, Skillman SM, Ellsbury KE, Thompson MJ, Hart LG J Med Libr Assoc 2004
The role of international medical graduates in America's small rural critical access hospitals. Hagopian A, Thompson MJ, Kaltenbach E, Hart LG J Rural Health 2004
Hepatitis B knowledge and practices among Chinese Canadian women in Vancouver, British Columbia. Thompson MJ, Taylor VM, Yasui Y, Hislop TG, Jackson JC, Kuniyuki A, Teh C Can J Public Health
The University of Washington Pacific Islands Continuing Clinical Education Program (PICCEP): Guam Conference on structure and content of continuing clinical education programs in the U.S.-associated jurisdictions. Thompson MJ, Skillman SM, Schneeweiss R, Hart LG, Johnson K, Pac Health Dialog 2002
Assessing physicians' continuing medical education (CME) needs in the U.S.-associated Pacific jurisdictions. Thompson MJ, Skillman SM, Johnson K, Schneeweiss R, Ellsbury K, Hart LG, Pac Health Dialog 2002
Immunizations for international travel. Thompson MJ Prim. Care 2002
Educational effects of international health electives on U.S. and Canadian medical students and residents: a literature review. Thompson MJ, Huntington MK, Hunt DD, Pinsky LE, Brodie JJ Acad Med 2003
Hepatitis B knowledge and practices among Chinese American women in Seattle, Washington. Thompson MJ, Taylor VM, Jackson JC, Yasui Y, Kuniyuki A, Tu SP, Hislop TG J Cancer Educ 2002
Bicycle-related injuries. Thompson MJ, Rivara FP Am Fam Physician 2001