Christopher M Williams

Summary

Affiliation: The George Institute for International Health
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Low back pain and best practice care: A survey of general practice physicians
    Christopher M Williams
    The George Institute for International Health, Camperdown, NSW, Australia
    Arch Intern Med 170:271-7. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Red flags to screen for vertebral fracture in patients presenting with low-back pain
    Christopher M Williams
    The George Institute for GlobalHealth, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 1:CD008643. 2013
  3. pmc PACE--the first placebo controlled trial of paracetamol for acute low back pain: design of a randomised controlled trial
    Christopher 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
  4. doi request reprint Red flags to screen for malignancy and fracture in patients with low back pain
    Aron Downie
    George Institute For Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, 2050, Australia Faculty of Science, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
    Br J Sports Med 48:1518. 2014
  5. pmc PACE--the first placebo controlled trial of paracetamol for acute low back pain: statistical analysis plan
    Christopher 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
  6. doi request reprint Recruitment rate for a clinical trial was associated with particular operational procedures and clinician characteristics
    Christopher 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
  7. doi request reprint Efficacy of paracetamol for acute low-back pain: a double-blind, randomised controlled trial
    Christopher M Williams
    The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW, Australia Hunter Medical Research Institute and School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia Electronic address
    Lancet 384:1586-96. 2014
  8. pmc Red flags to screen for malignancy and fracture in patients with low back pain: systematic review
    Aron Downie
    George Institute For Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, 2050, Australia
    BMJ 347:f7095. 2013
  9. pmc How is recovery from low back pain measured? A systematic review of the literature
    Steven J Kamper
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Missenden Road, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
    Eur Spine J 20:9-18. 2011

Detail Information

Publications9

  1. doi request reprint Low back pain and best practice care: A survey of general practice physicians
    Christopher 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...
  2. doi request reprint Red flags to screen for vertebral fracture in patients presenting with low-back pain
    Christopher 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...
  3. pmc PACE--the first placebo controlled trial of paracetamol for acute low back pain: design of a randomised controlled trial
    Christopher 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...
  4. doi request reprint Red flags to screen for malignancy and fracture in patients with low back pain
    Aron Downie
    George Institute For Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, 2050, Australia Faculty of Science, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
    Br J Sports Med 48:1518. 2014
    ..What are the best red flags to indicate the possibility of fracture or malignancy in patients presenting with low back pain in primary, secondary, or tertiary care?..
  5. pmc PACE--the first placebo controlled trial of paracetamol for acute low back pain: statistical analysis plan
    Christopher 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...
  6. doi request reprint Recruitment rate for a clinical trial was associated with particular operational procedures and clinician characteristics
    Christopher 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...
  7. doi request reprint Efficacy of paracetamol for acute low-back pain: a double-blind, randomised controlled trial
    Christopher M Williams
    The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW, Australia Hunter Medical Research Institute and School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia Electronic address
    Lancet 384:1586-96. 2014
    ..We aimed to assess the efficacy of paracetamol taken regularly or as-needed to improve time to recovery from pain, compared with placebo, in patients with low-back pain...
  8. pmc Red flags to screen for malignancy and fracture in patients with low back pain: systematic review
    Aron 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...
  9. pmc How is recovery from low back pain measured? A systematic review of the literature
    Steven 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...