Edinburgh Research Explorer

Dr Barry Laird

Senior Clinical Lecturer in Palliative Medicine

  1. 2020
  2. The relationship between the BMI adjusted weight loss grading system and quality of life in patients with incurable cancer.

    Daly, L., Dolan, R., Power, D., Ni Bhuachalla, E., Sim, W., Fallon, M., Cushen, S., Simmons, C., McMillan, D., Laird, B. & Ryan, A., 13 Feb 2020, In : Journal of cachexia, sarcopenia and muscle. 11, p. 160-168

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. 2019
  4. Deterioration in muscle mass and physical function differs according to weight loss history in cancer cachexia

    Stene, G. B., Balstad PhD, T. R., Leer, A. S. M., Bye, A., Kaasa, S., Fallon, M., Laird, B., Maddocks, M. & Solheim, T., 3 Dec 2019, In : Cancers. 11

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. Meaningful measures in cancer cachexia: implications for practice and research

    McDonald, J. J., Fallon, M. T. & Laird, B. J. A., 1 Dec 2019, In : Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care. 13, 4, p. 323-327 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  6. Editorial: Merging therapeutics and supportive care: synergy and yield

    Jatoi, A. & Laird, B. J. A., Dec 2019, In : Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care. 13, 4, p. 277-278 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  7. The immunological regulation of cancer cachexia and its therapeutic implications

    Miller, J., Laird, B. & Skipworth, R., 30 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Cancer Metastasis Treatment.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  8. The Relationship between Imaging-Based Body Composition Analysis and the Systemic Inflammatory Response in Patients with Cancer: A Systematic Review

    Abbass, T., Dolan, R. D., Laird, B. J. & McMillan, D. C., 4 Sep 2019, In : Cancers. 11, 9

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  9. An exploratory study examining the relationship between performance status and systemic inflammation frameworks and cytokine profiles in patients with advanced cancer

    Dolan, R. D., Laird, B. J. A., Klepstad, P., Kaasa, S., Horgan, P. G., Paulsen, Ø. & McMillan, D. C., Sep 2019, In : Medicine (United States). 98, 37, p. e17019

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  10. Combining optimal nutrition and exercise in a multimodal approach for patients with active cancer and risk for losing weight: Rationale and practical approach

    Solheim, T. S., Vagnildhaug, O. M., Laird, B. J. & Balstad, T. R., 27 Jun 2019, In : Nutrition. 67-68, p. 110541

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  11. A prospective study examining cachexia predictors in patients with incurable cancer

    Vagnildhaug, O. M., Brunelli, C., Hjermstad, M. J., Strasser, F., Baracos, V. E., Wilcock, A., Nabal, M., Kaasa, S., Laird, B. & Solheim, T. S., 4 Jun 2019, In : BMC palliative care. 18, 46.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  12. Food intake by Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment (PG-SGA)corresponds to energy and protein intake as well as weight change in patients with advanced cancer

    Bye, A., Meli, K., Solheim, T. S., Laird, B., Kaasa, S., Stene, G. B. & Balstad, T. R., 1 Jun 2019, In : Clinical Nutrition Experimental. 25, p. 20-28 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  13. Relief of neuropathic pain through epidermal growth factor receptor inhibition: a randomized proof-of concept trial

    Kersten, C., Cameron, M., Bailey, A., Fallon, M., Laird, B., Paterson, V., Mitchell, R., Fleetwood-Walker, S., Daly, F. & Mjoland, S., 20 May 2019, In : Pain Medicine.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  14. "How long have I got?" - a prospective cohort study comparing validated prognostic factors for use in patients with advanced cancer

    on behalf of the IPAC Study Group, Simmons, C., McMillan, D., Tuck, S., Graham, C., McKeown, A., Bennett, M., O'Neill, C., Wilcock, A., Usborne, C., Fearon, K., Fallon, M. & Laird, B., 11 Apr 2019, In : The oncologist. 24, p. 1-8

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  15. Combined exercise and nutritional rehabilitation in outpatients with incurable cancer: a systematic review

    Hall, C., Cook, J., Maddocks, M., Skipworth, R., Fallon, M. & Laird, B., 3 Apr 2019, In : Supportive Care in Cancer.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  16. A systematic review examining clinical markers and biomarkers of analgesic response to radiotherapy for cancer-induced bone pain

    Gardner, K., Laird, B., Fallon, M. & Sande, T., Jan 2019, In : Clinical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology. 133, p. 33-44 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  17. Pain management in patients with malignant mesothelioma: challenges and solutions

    Saunders, J., Ashton, M., Hall, C., Laird, B. & MacLeod, N., 2019, In : Lung Cancer (Auckland, N.Z.). 10, p. 37-46 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  18. 2018
  19. A randomised, phase II, unblinded trial of an Exercise and Nutrition-based Rehabilitation programme (ENeRgy) versus standard care in patients with cancer: feasibility trial protocol

    Hall, C., Norris, L., Dixon, L., Cook, J., Maddocks, M., Graham, C., Tuck, S., Haraldsdottir, E., Brown, D., Lloyd, A., Finucane, A., Hall, P., Diernberger, K., Skipworth, R., Fallon, M. & Laird, B., 27 Dec 2018, In : Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 4, 1, p. 192

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  20. 'The shoulders, clavicles, chest and thighs melt away': a compilation of reviews on cachexia

    Laird, B. J. A. & Jatoi, A., Dec 2018, In : Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care. 12, 4, p. 393

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  21. Endpoints in clinical trials in cancer cachexia: where to start?

    Laird, B. J. A., Balstad, T. R. & Solheim, T. S., Dec 2018, In : Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care. 12, 4, p. 445-452 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  22. Targeting IL-1α in cancer cachexia: a narrative review

    McDonald, J. J., McMillan, D. C. & Laird, B. J. A., Dec 2018, In : Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care. 12, 4, p. 453-459 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  23. The prognostic value of systematic inflammatory response in randomised clinical trials in cancer: A systematic review

    Dolan, R., Laird, B., Horgan, P. G. & McMillan, D., Dec 2018, In : Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology. 132, p. 130-137

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  24. The Palliative Radiotherapy and Inflammation Study (PRAIS) - protocol for a longitudinal observational multicenter study on patients with cancer induced bone pain

    Habberstad, R., Frøseth, T. C. S., Aass, N., Abramova, T., Baas, T., Mørkeset, S. T., Caraceni, A., Laird, B., Boland, J. W., Rossi, R., Garcia-Alonso, E., Stensheim, H., Loge, J. H., Hjermstad, M. J., Bjerkeset, E., Bye, A., Lund, J-Å., Solheim, T. S., Vagnildhaug, O. M., Brunelli, C. & 4 others, Damås, J. K., Mollnes, T. E., Kaasa, S. & Klepstad, P., 28 Sep 2018, In : BMC palliative care. 17, 1, p. 110

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  25. The Management of Opioid-Induced Nausea and Vomiting in Patients with Cancer: A Systematic Review

    Sande, T. A., Laird, B. J. A. & Fallon, M. T., 21 Sep 2018, In : Journal of palliative medicine. 22, 1, p. 90-97

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  26. Oral Ketamine vs placebo in patients with cancer-related neuropathic pain: a randomized clinical trial

    Fallon, M., Wilcock, A., Kelly, C., Paul, J., Lewsley, L-A., Norrie, J. & Laird, B., 5 Apr 2018, In : JAMA Oncology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

  27. Cancer cachexia: rationale for the MENAC (Multimodal - Exercise, Nutrition and Anti-inflammatory medication for Cachexia) trial

    Solheim, T., Laird, B., Balstad PhD, T. R., Bye, A., Stene, G. B., Baracos, V. E., Strasser, F., Griffiths, G., Maddocks, M., Fallon, M., Kaasa, S. & Fearon, K., 9 Feb 2018, In : BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  28. SYSTEMS-2: A randomised phase II study of radiotherapy dose escalation for pain control in malignant pleural mesothelioma

    Ashton, M., O'Rourke, N., Macleod, N., Laird, B., Stobo, J., Kelly, C., Alexander, L., Franks, K., Moore, K., Currie, S., Valentine, R. & Chalmers, A. J., Jan 2018, In : Clinical and translational radiation oncology. 8, p. 45-49 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  29. 2017
  30. A cross-sectional study examining the prevalence of cachexia and areas of unmet need, in patients with cancer.

    Vagnildhaug, O. M., Balstad PhD, T. R., Almberg, S. S., Brunelli, C., Knudsen, A. K., Kaasa, S., Laird, B., Thronaes, M. & Solheim, T., 22 Dec 2017, In : Supportive Care in Cancer.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  31. European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) position paper on supportive and palliative care

    Jordan, K., Aapro, M., Kaasa, S., Ripamonti, C., Scotte, F., Strasser, F., Young, A., Bruera, E., Herrstedt, J., Keefe, D., Laird, B., Walsh, D., Douillard, J-Y. & Cervantes, A., 14 Dec 2017, In : Annals of oncology. 29, 1

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  32. A randomized phase II feasibility trial of a multimodal intervention for the management of cachexia in lung and pancreatic cancer.

    Solheim MD, T. S., Laird MD, B. J. A., Balstad PhD, T. R., Stene PhD, G. B., Bye PhD, A., Johns MD, N., H. Pettersen PhD, C., Fallon MD, M., Fayers PhD, P., Fearon MD, K. & Kaasa MD, S., Oct 2017, In : Journal of cachexia, sarcopenia and muscle. 8, p. 778-788

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  33. Treating cancer cachexia; an evolving landscape

    Laird, B. & Fallon, M., 6 Jul 2017, In : Annals of oncology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

  34. The applicability of a weight loss grading system in cancer cachexia: a longitudinal analysis

    Vagnildhaug, O. M., Blum, D., Wilcock, A., Fayers, P. M., Strasser, F., Baracos, V. E., Hjermstad, M. J., Kaasa, S., Laird, B. & Solheim, T., 18 Jun 2017, In : Journal of cachexia, sarcopenia and muscle.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  35. The role of the systematic inflammatory response in predicting outcomes in patients with advanced inoperable cancer: systematic review and meta analysis

    Dolan, R., McSorley, S., Horgan, P. G., Laird, B. & McMillan, D. C., 9 Jun 2017, In : Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review

  36. Corrigendum to "Prognosis in advanced lung cancer - A prospective study examining key clinicopathological factors" [Lung Cancer 88 (2015) 304-309]

    Simmons, C. P., Koinis, F., Fallon, M. T., Fearon, K. C., Bowden, J., Solheim, T. S., Gronberg, B. H., McMillan, D. C., Gioulbasanis, I. & Laird, B. J., Jun 2017, In : Lung Cancer. 108, p. 256

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

  37. The relationship between pro-inflammatory cytokines and pain, appetite and fatigue in patients with advanced cancer.

    Paulsen, O., Laird, B., Aass, N., Lea, T., Fayers, P. M., Kaasa, S. & Klepstad, P., 25 May 2017, In : PLoS ONE.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  38. The use of opioids in cancer patients with renal impairment - a systematic review

    Sande, T., Laird, B. & Fallon, M., 25 Feb 2017, In : Supportive Care in Cancer. 25, 2, p. 661-675

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  39. ESPEN guidelines on nutrition in cancer patients

    Arends, J., Bachmann, P., Baracos, V., Barthelemy, N., Bertz, H., Bozzetti, F., Fearon, K., Hütterer, E., Isenring, E., Kaasa, S., Krznaric, Z., Laird, B., Larsson, M., Laviano, A., Mühlebach, S., Muscaritoli, M., Oldervoll, L., Ravasco, P., Solheim, T., Strasser, F. & 2 others, de van der Schueren, M. & Preiser, J-C., Feb 2017, In : Clinical Nutrition. 36, 1, p. 11-48 38 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  40. Prognostic Tools in Patients with Advanced Cancer: A Systematic Review

    Simmons, C. P. L., Mcmillan, D. C., Mcwilliams, K., Sande, T. A., Fearon, K. C., Tuck, S., Fallon, M. T. & Laird, B. J., 4 Jan 2017, In : Journal of pain and symptom management.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  41. 2016
  42. Quality of Life in patients with Advanced Cancer – Differential association with performance status and the systemic inflammatory response

    Laird, B., Fallon, M., Hjermstad, M., Harden, S., Kaasa, S., Klepstad, P. & McMillan, D., 10 Aug 2016, In : Journal of Clinical Oncology. 34, 23, p. 2769-2775

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  43. Characteristics of the case mix, organisation and delivery in cancer palliative care: a challenge for good-quality research

    Hjermstad, M. J., Aass, N., Aielli, F., Bennett, M., Brunelli, C., Caraceni, A., Cavanna, L., Fassbender, K., Feio, M., Haugen, D. F., Jakobsen, G., Laird, B., Løhre, E. T., Martinez, M., Nabal, M., Noguera-Tejedor, A., Pardon, K., Pigni, A., Piva, L., Porta-Sales, J. & 7 others, Rizzi, F., Rondini, E., Sjøgren, P., Strasser, F., Turriziani, A., Kaasa, S. & European Palliative Care Cancer Symptom study (EPCCS), 31 May 2016, In : BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  44. Pain in malignant pleural mesothelioma: a prospective characterisation study.

    MacLeod, N., Bray, C., Stobo, J., McMahon, L., Taggart, D., Fallon, M. & Laird, B., 26 Apr 2016, In : Pain Medicine.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  45. Does chemotherapy improve health-related quality of life in advanced pancreatic cancer? A systematic review

    Kristensen, A., Vagnildhaug, O. M., Grønberg, B. H., Kaasa, S., Laird, B. & Solheim, T. S., 1 Mar 2016, In : Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology. 99, p. 286-298 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  46. Randomised double-blind trial of pregabalin versus placebo in conjunction with palliative radiotherapy for cancer-induced bone pain.

    Fallon, M., Hoskin, P., Colvin, L., Fleetwood-Walker, S., Adamson, D., Byrne, A., Murray, G. & Laird, B., 20 Feb 2016, In : Journal of Clinical Oncology. 34, 6, p. 550-556 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  47. 2015
  48. Epidermal growth factor receptor-inhibition (EGFR-I) in the treatment of neuropathic pain

    Kersten, C., Cameron, M. G., Laird, B. & Mjåland, S., 1 Nov 2015, In : British Journal of Anaesthesia. 115, 5, p. 761-767 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  49. Attenuating pain flare: a new role for an old therapy?

    Laird, B. & Fallon, M., Nov 2015, In : The Lancet Oncology. 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

  50. Symptom Control Trials in Patients with Advanced Cancer: A Qualitative Study

    Middlemiss, T., Lloyd-Williams, M., Laird, B. & Fallon, M., Nov 2015, In : Journal of pain and symptom management. 50, 5, p. 642-649

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  51. Pain Management in Mesothelioma

    MacLeod, N., Klepstad, P., Fallon, M. & Laird, B., 4 Jul 2015, In : Journal of Palliative Care & Medicine. 05, 04

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  52. F-18 FDG PET-CT Influences Target Delineation When Combined With Standard CT-based Radiotherapy Planning in the Palliative Setting in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma; an Exploratory Study

    MacLeod, N., Stobo, J., O'Rourke, N., Hicks, J., Moore, K., Sankaralingam, M., Oommen, K., Kelly, C., McMahon, L., Poon, F. W., Han, S., Findlay, C., Chalmers, A., Fallon, M. & Laird, B., 12 Jun 2015, In : Reports of Radiotherapy and Oncology. 2, 2, 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  53. General infl ammatory reaction and cachexia in cancer: Implications for hyperalgesia

    Fallon, M. T., Colvin, L. & Laird, B. J. A., 1 Jun 2015, Cancer Pain: From Molecules to Suffering. Wolters Kluwer Health Adis (ESP)

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  54. Is radiotherapy useful for treating pain in mesothelioma? A phase II trial

    MacLeod, N., Chalmers, A., O'Rourke, N., Moore, K., Sheridan, J., McMahon, L., Bray, C., Stobo, J., Price, A., Fallon, M. & Laird, B. J., Jun 2015, In : Journal of Thoracic Oncology. 10, 6, p. 944-950

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  55. Prognosis in advanced lung cancer - a prospective study of examining key clinicopathological factors

    Simmons, C., Koinis, P., Fallon, M., Fearon, K., Bowden, J., Solheim, T., Gronberg, B., McMillan, D., Gioulbasanis, I. & Laird, B., Jun 2015, In : Lung Cancer. 88, 3, p. 304-309 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  56. 2014
  57. A systematic review of opioid effects on the hypogonadal axis of cancer patients

    McWilliams, K., Simmons, C., Laird, B. J. & Fallon, M. T., Jun 2014, In : Supportive Care in Cancer. 22, 6, p. 1699-704 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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