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Resistome analyses of sputum from COPD and healthy subjects reveals bacterial load-related prevalence of target genes.

Ramsheh MY, Haldar K, Bafadhel M, George L, Free RC, John C, Reeve NF, Ziegler-Heitbrock L, Gut I, Singh D, Mistry V, Tobin MD, Oggioni MR, Brightling C, Barer MR.

Thorax. 2019 Nov 7. pii: thoraxjnl-2019-213485. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2019-213485. [Epub ahead of print]


Sputum microbiomic clustering in asthma and COPD reveals a Haemophilus-predominant subgroup.

Diver S, Richardson M, Haldar K, Ghebre MA, Ramsheh MY, Bafadhel M, Desai D, Cohen ES, Newbold P, Rapley L, Rugman P, Pavord ID, May RD, Barer M, Brightling CE.

Allergy. 2019 Sep 25. doi: 10.1111/all.14058. [Epub ahead of print]


ICEKp2: description of an integrative and conjugative element in Klebsiella pneumoniae, co-occurring and interacting with ICEKp1.

Farzand R, Rajakumar K, Zamudio R, Oggioni MR, Barer MR, O'Hare HM.

Sci Rep. 2019 Sep 25;9(1):13892. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-50456-x.


The Experience of Family Physicians and Home Health Staff Involved in an Intervention to Increase Patient-Related Collaboration.

Berg S, Sheps S, Barer M, Wong ST, McGregor M, MacNab YC.

Can J Aging. 2019 Dec;38(4):493-506. doi: 10.1017/S071498081900014X.


Trends in Providing Out-of-Office, Urgent After-Hours, and On-Call Care in British Columbia.

Hedden L, Lavergne MR, McGrail KM, Law MR, Bourgeault IL, McCracken R, Barer ML.

Ann Fam Med. 2019 Mar;17(2):116-124. doi: 10.1370/afm.2366.


Will the Real Physician Retirees Please Stand Up?

Hedden L, Lavergne MR, McGrail KM, Law MR, Cheng L, Ahuja MA, Barer ML.

Healthc Policy. 2018 Nov;14(2):32-39. doi: 10.12927/hcpol.2018.25688.


Sputum Moraxella catarrhalis strains exhibit diversity within and between COPD subjects.

George LM, Haigh RD, Mistry V, Haldar K, Barer MR, Oggioni MR, Brightling CE.

Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2018 Nov 8;13:3663-3667. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S180961. eCollection 2018.


Face mask sampling reveals antimicrobial resistance genes in exhaled aerosols from patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and healthy volunteers.

Kennedy M, Ramsheh MY, Williams CML, Auty J, Haldar K, Abdulwhhab M, Brightling CE, Barer MR.

BMJ Open Respir Res. 2018 Sep 23;5(1):e000321. doi: 10.1136/bmjresp-2018-000321. eCollection 2018.


The impact of the 2008/2009 financial crisis on specialist physician activity in Canada.

Lavergne MR, Hedden L, Law MR, McGrail K, Ahuja M, Barer M.

Health Econ. 2018 Nov;27(11):1859-1867. doi: 10.1002/hec.3786. Epub 2018 Jun 19.


Biological exacerbation clusters demonstrate asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overlap with distinct mediator and microbiome profiles.

Ghebre MA, Pang PH, Diver S, Desai D, Bafadhel M, Haldar K, Kebadze T, Cohen S, Newbold P, Rapley L, Woods J, Rugman P, Pavord ID, Johnston SL, Barer M, May RD, Brightling CE.

J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2018 Jun;141(6):2027-2036.e12. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2018.04.013. Epub 2018 Apr 28.


Patterns of physician retirement and pre-retirement activity: a population-based cohort study.

Hedden L, Lavergne MR, McGrail KM, Law MR, Cheng L, Ahuja MA, Barer ML.

CMAJ. 2017 Dec 11;189(49):E1517-E1523. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.170231.


In British Columbia, The Supply Of Primary Care Physicians Grew, But Their Rate Of Clinical Activity Declined.

Hedden L, Barer ML, McGrail K, Law M, Bourgeault IL.

Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 Nov;36(11):1904-1911. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2017.0014.


Microbiome balance in sputum determined by PCR stratifies COPD exacerbations and shows potential for selective use of antibiotics.

Haldar K, Bafadhel M, Lau K, Berg A, Kwambana B, Kebadze T, Ramsheh MY, Barker B, Haldar P, Johnston S, Ketley JM, Brightling CE, Barer MR.

PLoS One. 2017 Aug 25;12(8):e0182833. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0182833. eCollection 2017.


Rapid replacement by non-vaccine pneumococcal serotypes may mitigate the impact of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on nasopharyngeal bacterial ecology.

Kwambana-Adams B, Hanson B, Worwui A, Agbla S, Foster-Nyarko E, Ceesay F, Ebruke C, Egere U, Zhou Y, Ndukum M, Sodergren E, Barer M, Adegbola R, Weinstock G, Antonio M.

Sci Rep. 2017 Aug 15;7(1):8127. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-08717-0.


The role of hydrophobicity in tuberculosis evolution and pathogenicity.

Jankute M, Nataraj V, Lee OY, Wu HHT, Ridell M, Garton NJ, Barer MR, Minnikin DE, Bhatt A, Besra GS.

Sci Rep. 2017 May 2;7(1):1315. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-01501-0.


Investigating the role of pentraxin 3 as a biomarker for bacterial infection in subjects with COPD.

Thulborn SJ, Dilpazir M, Haldar K, Mistry V, Brightling CE, Barer MR, Bafadhel M.

Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2017 Apr 18;12:1199-1205. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S123528. eCollection 2017.


Association of slow recovery of Mycobacterium africanum-infected patients posttreatment with high content of Persister-Like bacilli in pretreatment sputum.

Tientcheu LD, Bell A, Secka O, Ayorinde A, Otu J, Garton NJ, Sutherland JS, Ota MO, Antonio M, Dockrell HM, Kampmann B, Barer MR.

Int J Mycobacteriol. 2016 Dec;5 Suppl 1:S99-S100. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmyco.2016.09.033. Epub 2016 Nov 11.


Examining regional variation in health care spending in British Columbia, Canada.

Lavergne MR, Barer M, Law MR, Wong ST, Peterson S, McGrail K.

Health Policy. 2016 Jul;120(7):739-48. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2016.04.007. Epub 2016 Apr 20.


Lung microbiome dynamics in COPD exacerbations.

Wang Z, Bafadhel M, Haldar K, Spivak A, Mayhew D, Miller BE, Tal-Singer R, Johnston SL, Ramsheh MY, Barer MR, Brightling CE, Brown JR.

Eur Respir J. 2016 Apr;47(4):1082-92. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01406-2015. Epub 2016 Feb 25.


Phenotypically Adapted Mycobacterium tuberculosis Populations from Sputum Are Tolerant to First-Line Drugs.

Turapov O, O'Connor BD, Sarybaeva AA, Williams C, Patel H, Kadyrov AS, Sarybaev AS, Woltmann G, Barer MR, Mukamolova GV.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016 Mar 25;60(4):2476-83. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01380-15. Print 2016 Apr.


Airway bacteria measured by quantitative polymerase chain reaction and culture in patients with stable COPD: relationship with neutrophilic airway inflammation, exacerbation frequency, and lung function.

Bafadhel M, Haldar K, Barker B, Patel H, Mistry V, Barer MR, Pavord ID, Brightling CE.

Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2015 Jun 9;10:1075-83. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S80091. eCollection 2015.


Pharmacodynamic Modeling of Bacillary Elimination Rates and Detection of Bacterial Lipid Bodies in Sputum to Predict and Understand Outcomes in Treatment of Pulmonary Tuberculosis.

Sloan DJ, Mwandumba HC, Garton NJ, Khoo SH, Butterworth AE, Allain TJ, Heyderman RS, Corbett EL, Barer MR, Davies GR.

Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Jul 1;61(1):1-8. doi: 10.1093/cid/civ195. Epub 2015 Mar 16.


Classifying physician practice style: a new approach using administrative data in British Columbia.

McGrail K, Lavergne R, Lewis SJ, Peterson SL, Barer M, Garrison SR.

Med Care. 2015 Mar;53(3):276-82. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000310.


Systemic and pulmonary inflammation is independent of skeletal muscle changes in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Barker BL, McKenna S, Mistry V, Pancholi M, Patel H, Haldar K, Barer MR, Pavord ID, Steiner MC, Brightling CE, Bafadhel M.

Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2014 Sep 15;9:975-81. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S63568. eCollection 2014.


Face mask sampling for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in expelled aerosols.

Williams CM, Cheah ES, Malkin J, Patel H, Otu J, Mlaga K, Sutherland JS, Antonio M, Perera N, Woltmann G, Haldar P, Garton NJ, Barer MR.

PLoS One. 2014 Aug 14;9(8):e104921. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0104921. eCollection 2014.


Association between pathogens detected using quantitative polymerase chain reaction with airway inflammation in COPD at stable state and exacerbations.

Barker BL, Haldar K, Patel H, Pavord ID, Barer MR, Brightling CE, Bafadhel M.

Chest. 2015 Jan;147(1):46-55. doi: 10.1378/chest.14-0764.


The implications of the feminization of the primary care physician workforce on service supply: a systematic review.

Hedden L, Barer ML, Cardiff K, McGrail KM, Law MR, Bourgeault IL.

Hum Resour Health. 2014 Jun 4;12:32. doi: 10.1186/1478-4491-12-32. Review.


Randomised controlled trial and health economic evaluation of the impact of diagnostic testing for influenza, respiratory syncytial virus and Streptococcus pneumoniae infection on the management of acute admissions in the elderly and high-risk 18- to 64-year-olds.

Nicholson KG, Abrams KR, Batham S, Medina MJ, Warren FC, Barer M, Bermingham A, Clark TW, Latimer N, Fraser M, Perera N, Rajakumar K, Zambon M.

Health Technol Assess. 2014 May;18(36):1-274, vii-viii. doi: 10.3310/hta18360.


False hope for Canadians who study medicine abroad.

Barer ML, Evans RG, Hedden L.

CMAJ. 2014 Apr 15;186(7):552. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.131704. Epub 2014 Mar 31. No abstract available. Erratum in: CMAJ. 2014 May 13;186(8):615.


The CARA tuberculosis project in Karbala.

Barer MR, Ahmed MM, Nasirallah HA, Ahmed S, Al-Zaag A.

Med Confl Surviv. 2013 Jan-Mar;29(1):75-6. No abstract available.


Health care services use in assisted living: a time series analysis.

McGrail KM, Lilly MB, McGregor MJ, Broemeling AM, Salomons K, Peterson S, McKendry R, Barer ML.

Can J Aging. 2013 Jun;32(2):173-83. doi: 10.1017/S0714980813000159. Epub 2013 May 23.


Designation, diligence and drift: understanding laboratory expenditure increases in British Columbia, 1996/97 to 2005/06.

Sivananthan SN, Peterson S, Lavergne R, Barer ML, McGrail KM.

BMC Health Serv Res. 2012 Dec 21;12:472. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-12-472.


Single-step QuantiFERON screening of adult contacts: a prospective cohort study of tuberculosis risk.

Haldar P, Thuraisingam H, Patel H, Pereira N, Free RC, Entwisle J, Wiselka M, Hoskyns EW, Monk P, Barer MR, Woltmann G.

Thorax. 2013 Mar;68(3):240-6. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2011-200956. Epub 2012 Sep 6.


Do private clinics or expedited fees reduce disability duration for injured workers following knee surgery?

Koehoorn M, McLeod CB, Fan J, McGrail KM, Barer ML, Côté P, Hogg-Johnson S.

Healthc Policy. 2011 Aug;7(1):55-70.


Diagnosing senescence: contributions to physician expenditure increases in british columbia, 1996/97 to 2005/06.

McGrail KM, Evans RG, Barer ML, Kerluke KJ, McKendry R.

Healthc Policy. 2011 Aug;7(1):41-54.


Will paying the piper change the tune?

Sutherland JM, Barer ML, Evans RG, Crump RT.

Healthc Policy. 2011 May;6(4):14-21.


Clinical research and development of tuberculosis diagnostics: moving from silos to synergy.

Nahid P, Kim PS, Evans CA, Alland D, Barer M, Diefenbach J, Ellner J, Hafner R, Hamilton CD, Iademarco MF, Ireton G, Kimerling ME, Lienhardt C, MacKenzie WR, Murray M, Perkins MD, Posey JE, Roberts T, Sizemore C, Stevens WS, Via L, Williams SD, Yew WW, Swindells S.

J Infect Dis. 2012 May 15;205 Suppl 2:S159-68. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jis194. Epub 2012 Apr 3. Review.


Blood eosinophils to direct corticosteroid treatment of exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a randomized placebo-controlled trial.

Bafadhel M, McKenna S, Terry S, Mistry V, Pancholi M, Venge P, Lomas DA, Barer MR, Johnston SL, Pavord ID, Brightling CE.

Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012 Jul 1;186(1):48-55. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201108-1553OC. Epub 2012 Mar 23.


Targeting persisters for tuberculosis control.

Zhang Y, Yew WW, Barer MR.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2012 May;56(5):2223-30. doi: 10.1128/AAC.06288-11. Epub 2012 Mar 5. Review.


Treatment of tuberculosis in a region with high drug resistance: outcomes, drug resistance amplification and re-infection.

Bonnet M, Pardini M, Meacci F, Orrù G, Yesilkaya H, Jarosz T, Andrew PW, Barer M, Checchi F, Rinder H, Orefici G, Rüsch-Gerdes S, Fattorini L, Oggioni MR, Melzer J, Niemann S, Varaine F.

PLoS One. 2011;6(8):e23081. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0023081. Epub 2011 Aug 23.


British Columbia hospitals: examination and assessment of payment reform (B-CHeaPR).

Sutherland JM, McGrail KM, Law MR, Barer ML, Crump RT.

BMC Health Serv Res. 2011 Jun 24;11:150. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-11-150.


Early acquisition and high nasopharyngeal co-colonisation by Streptococcus pneumoniae and three respiratory pathogens amongst Gambian new-borns and infants.

Kwambana BA, Barer MR, Bottomley C, Adegbola RA, Antonio M.

BMC Infect Dis. 2011 Jun 20;11:175. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-11-175.


Acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: identification of biologic clusters and their biomarkers.

Bafadhel M, McKenna S, Terry S, Mistry V, Reid C, Haldar P, McCormick M, Haldar K, Kebadze T, Duvoix A, Lindblad K, Patel H, Rugman P, Dodson P, Jenkins M, Saunders M, Newbold P, Green RH, Venge P, Lomas DA, Barer MR, Johnston SL, Pavord ID, Brightling CE.

Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011 Sep 15;184(6):662-71. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201104-0597OC.


Why are some books important (and others not)?

Evans RG, Barer ML, Hertzman C, Roos NP, Wolfson M.

Can J Public Health. 2010 Nov-Dec;101(6):433-5.


Pharaoh and the Prospects for Productivity in HHR.

Evans RG, Barer ML, Schneider DG.

Healthc Policy. 2010 Feb;5(3):17-26.


Differential effects of frozen storage on the molecular detection of bacterial taxa that inhabit the nasopharynx.

Kwambana BA, Mohammed NI, Jeffries D, Barer M, Adegbola RA, Antonio M.

BMC Clin Pathol. 2011 Jan 24;11:2. doi: 10.1186/1472-6890-11-2.


The redistributive effect of the move from age-based to income-based prescription drug coverage in British Columbia, Canada.

Hanley GE, Morgan S, Barer M, Reid RJ.

Health Policy. 2011 Jul;101(2):185-94. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2010.12.005. Epub 2011 Jan 20.


Procalcitonin and C-reactive protein in hospitalized adult patients with community-acquired pneumonia or exacerbation of asthma or COPD.

Bafadhel M, Clark TW, Reid C, Medina MJ, Batham S, Barer MR, Nicholson KG, Brightling CE.

Chest. 2011 Jun;139(6):1410-1418. doi: 10.1378/chest.10-1747. Epub 2010 Oct 28.

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