Christopher M Williams
Affiliation: The George Institute for International Health
- Low back pain and best practice care: A survey of general practice physiciansChristopher M Williams
The George Institute for International Health, Camperdown, NSW, Australia
Arch Intern Med 170:271-7. 2010..We aimed to describe the usual care provided by general practitioners (GPs) and to compare this with recommendations of best practice in international evidence-based guidelines for the management of acute LBP...
- Red flags to screen for vertebral fracture in patients presenting with low-back painChristopher M Williams
The George Institute for GlobalHealth, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Cochrane Database Syst Rev 1:CD008643. 2013..All 'evidence-based' clinical practice guidelines recommend the use of red flags to screen for serious causes of back pain. However, it remains unclear if the diagnostic accuracy of red flags is sufficient to support this recommendation...
- PACE--the first placebo controlled trial of paracetamol for acute low back pain: design of a randomised controlled trialChristopher M Williams
The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, PO Box M201 Missenden Rd, Camperdown, NSW 2040, Australia
BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:169. 2010..A secondary aim is to determine if ingesting paracetamol in a time-contingent manner is more effective than paracetamol taken when required (PRN) for recovery from acute LBP...
- PACE--the first placebo controlled trial of paracetamol for acute low back pain: statistical analysis planChristopher M Williams
The George Institute for Global Health and Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, PO Box M201, Missenden Rd, 2040 Camperdown, NSW, Australia
Trials 14:248. 2013..The PACE trial is the first placebo controlled trial of paracetamol for acute low back pain. This article describes the statistical analysis plan...
- Red flags to screen for malignancy and fracture in patients with low back pain: systematic reviewAron Downie
George Institute For Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, 2050, Australia
BMJ 347:f7095. 2013..To review the evidence on diagnostic accuracy of red flag signs and symptoms to screen for fracture or malignancy in patients presenting with low back pain to primary, secondary, or tertiary care...
- Recruitment rate for a clinical trial was associated with particular operational procedures and clinician characteristicsChristopher M Williams
Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, PO Box M201, Missenden Rd, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia Electronic address
J Clin Epidemiol 67:169-75. 2014..We investigated factors influencing the rate at which general practitioners (GPs) recruit participants to a randomized controlled trial...
- How is recovery from low back pain measured? A systematic review of the literatureSteven J Kamper
The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Missenden Road, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
Eur Spine J 20:9-18. 2011..It is likely that the failure to use a standardised measure of recovery is due to the absence of an established definition, and highlights the need for such a definition in back pain research...