Rajesh Thomas

Dr

  • The University of Western Australia (M505), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 269 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
20142020
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Research Output 2014 2019

2019

Bronchoscopic treatment of subglottic stenosis: A ten-year review of epidemiology, pathology and outcomes

Sidhu, C., Morey, S., Phillips, M. & Thomas, R., Sep 2019, In : Internal Medicine Journal. 49, p. 28-28 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalAbstract/Meeting Abstract

Management of Malignant Pleural Effusions-- What Is New

Thomas, R., Roy, B., Maldonado, F. & Lee, Y. C. G., 1 Jan 2019, In : Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 40, 3, p. 323-339 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Malignant Pleural Effusion
Chest Tubes
Indwelling Catheters
Research
Dyspnea
1 Citation (Scopus)

Simplified criteria using pleural fluid cholesterol and lactate dehydrogenase to distinguish between exudative and transudative pleural effusions

Lépine, P. A., Thomas, R., Nguyen, S., Lacasse, Y., Cheah, H. M., Creaney, J., Muruganandan, S., Martel, S., Lee, Y. C. G. & Delage, A., 1 Mar 2019, In : Respiration. 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pleural Effusion
L-Lactate Dehydrogenase
Cholesterol
Exudates and Transudates
Serum
2018
20 Citations (Scopus)

Aggressive versus symptom-guided drainage of malignant pleural effusion via indwelling pleural catheters (AMPLE-2): an open-label randomised trial

Muruganandan, S., Azzopardi, M., Fitzgerald, D. B., Shrestha, R., Kwan, B. C. H., Lam, D. C. L., De Chaneet, C. C., Ali, M. R. S. R., Yap, E., Tobin, C. L., Garske, L. A., Nguyen, P. T., Stanley, C., Popowicz, N. D., Kosky, C., Thomas, R., Read, C. A., Budgeon, C. A., Feller-Kopman, D., Maskell, N. A. & 2 othersMurray, K. & Lee, Y. C. G., Sep 2018, In : Lancet Respiratory Medicine. 6, 9, p. 671-680 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Air in the Pleural Cavity Enhances Detection of Pleural Abnormalities by CT Scan

Fysh, E. T. H., Thomas, R., Tobin, C., Kuok, Y. J. & Lee, Y. C. G., 1 Jun 2018, In : Chest. 153, 6, p. e123-e128

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pleural Cavity
Pleural Diseases
Pleura
Air
Artificial Pneumothorax
2017

EARLY PLEURODESIS VIA INDWELLIMG PLEURAL CATHETER WITH TALC FOR MALIGNANT EFFUSIONS: THE EPITOME STUDY

Muruganandan, S., Fitzgerald, D., Stanley, C., Read, C., Thomas, R. & Lee, Y. C. G., Nov 2017, In : Respirology. 22, p. 239-240 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalAbstract/Meeting Abstract

53 Citations (Scopus)
334 Downloads (Pure)

Effect of an indwelling pleural catheter vs talc pleurodesis on hospitalization days in patients with malignant pleural effusion: The AMPLE randomized clinical trial

Thomas, R., Fysh, E. T. H., Smith, N. A., Lee, P., Kwan, B. C. H., Yap, E., Horwood, F. C., Piccolo, F., Lam, D. C. L., Garske, L. A., Shrestha, R., Kosky, C., Read, C. A., Murray, K. & Lee, Y. C. G., 21 Nov 2017, In : JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association. 318, 19, p. 1903-1912 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Pleurodesis
Malignant Pleural Effusion
Talc
Indwelling Catheters
Hospitalization
9 Citations (Scopus)

Exercise training for advanced lung cancer

Peddle-McIntyre, C., Singh, F., Thomas, R., Newton, R. U., Galvão, D. & Cavalheri, V., 9 Jun 2017, In : Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2017, 6, CD012685.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Lung Neoplasms
Exercise
Dyspnea
Fatigue
Emotions
8 Citations (Scopus)

Malignant pleural fluid from mesothelioma has potent biological activities

Cheah, H. M., Lansley, S. M., Varano della Vergiliana, J. F., Tan, A. L., Thomas, R., Leong, S. L., Creaney, J. & Lee, Y. C. G., 1 Jan 2017, In : Respirology. 22, 1, p. 192-199 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mesothelioma
Malignant Pleural Effusion
Cell Line
Pemetrexed
Growth
376 Downloads (Pure)
File
Malignant Pleural Effusion
Indwelling Catheters
Pleurodesis
Talc
Biochemistry

Reply: "less is more" approach for management of intrapleural sepsis

Popowicz, N., Thomas, R. & Lee, Y. C. G., 1 Aug 2017, In : Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 14, 8, p. 1356-1357 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

2016
6 Citations (Scopus)

Histopathology of removed indwelling pleural catheters from patients with malignant pleural diseases

Tobin, C. L., Thomas, R., Chai, S. M., Segal, A. & Lee, Y. C. G., 15 Jun 2016, In : Respirology. 21, 5, p. 939-942 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pleural Diseases
Indwelling Catheters
Mesothelioma
Neoplasms
Catheters
11 Citations (Scopus)
201 Downloads (Pure)

Longitudinal Measurement of Pleural Fluid Biochemistry and Cytokines in Malignant Pleural Effusions

Thomas, R., Cheah, H., Creaney, J., Turlach, B. & Lee, G., Jun 2016, In : Chest. 149, 6, p. 1494-1500

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Malignant Pleural Effusion
Biochemistry
Cytokines
Chemokine CCL2
Mesothelioma

Malignant Pleural Effusions

Thomas, R., Kalomenidis, I., Jett, J. & Lee, Y. C., 2016, Textbook of Pleural Diseases. Light, R. W. & Lee, Y. C. G. (eds.). 3rd ed. Taylor & Francis

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

5 Citations (Scopus)

Protocol of the PLeural Effusion and Symptom Evaluation (PLEASE) study on the pathophysiology of breathlessness in patients with symptomatic pleural effusions

Thomas, R., Azzopardi, M., Muruganandan, S., Read, C., Murray, K., Eastwood, P., Jenkins, S., Singh, B. & Lee, Y. C. G., Jul 2016, In : BMJ Open. 6, 8, p. e013213

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Symptom Assessment
Pleural Effusion
Dyspnea
Drainage
Prospective Studies
2015
29 Citations (Scopus)

Intrapleural fibrinolysis for the treatment of indwelling pleural catheter-related symptomatic loculations: A multicenter observational study

Thomas, R., Piccolo, F., Miller, D., Maceachern, P. R., Chee, A. C., Huseini, T., Yarmus, L., Bhatnagar, R., Lee, H. J., Feller-Kopman, D., Maskell, N. A., Tremblay, A. & Lee, G., Sep 2015, In : Chest. 148, 3, p. 746-751

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Indwelling Catheters
Fibrinolysis
Multicenter Studies
Observational Studies
Thrombolytic Therapy
15 Citations (Scopus)

Physiology of breathlessness associated with pleural effusions

Thomas, R., Jenkins, S., Eastwood, P., Lee, G. & Singh, B., Jul 2015, In : Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine. 21, 4, p. 338-345 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Pleural Effusion
Dyspnea
Drainage
Respiratory Muscles
Diaphragm
24 Citations (Scopus)

Pleuroscopic cryoprobe biopsies of the pleura: A feasibility and safety study

Thomas, R., Karunarathne, S., Jennings, B. R., Morey, S., Chai, S., Lee, G. & Phillips, M. J., 16 Jan 2015, In : Respirology. 20, 2, p. 327-332 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pleura
Feasibility Studies
Biopsy
Safety
Thoracoscopy
2014
36 Citations (Scopus)

Catheter tract metastasis associated with indwelling pleural catheters

Thomas, R., Budgeon, C., Kuok, Y. J., Read, C., Fysh, E., Bydder, S. & Lee, G., Sep 2014, In : Chest. 146, 3, p. 557-562

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Indwelling Catheters
Catheters
Neoplasm Metastasis
Radiotherapy
Mesothelioma
33 Citations (Scopus)

Interventional therapies for malignant pleural effusions: The present and the future

Francis, R., Davies, H. E., Thomas, R. & Lee, G., Aug 2014, In : Respirology. 19, 6, p. 809-822 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Malignant Pleural Effusion
Pleurodesis
Indwelling Catheters
Therapeutics
Clinical Trials

Pleural Fluid Protein and PH significantly decreases on longitudinal analysis in malignant pleural effusion

Thomas, R., Read, C., Turlach, B. & Lee, G., 2014, In : Respirology. 19, Supplement 2, p. 68

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

17 Citations (Scopus)

Protocol of the Australasian Malignant Pleural Effusion (AMPLE) trial: a multicentre randomised study comparing indwelling pleural catheter versus talc pleurodesis

Fysh, E., Thomas, R., Read, C. A., Lam, B. C. H., Yap, E., Horwood, F. C., Lee, P., Piccolo, F., Shrestha, R. L., Garske, L. A., Lam, D. C. L., Rosenstengel, A. W., Bint, M., Murray, K., Smith, N. A. & Lee, G., 6 Nov 2014, In : BMJ Open. 4, 11, p. 1-10

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Pleurodesis
Malignant Pleural Effusion
Talc
Indwelling Catheters
Multicenter Studies

Response: To seed or not to seed the open question of mesothelioma intervention tract metastases

Thomas, R. V. & Lee, G., 2014, In : Chest. 146, 3, p. e111-e112

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter