Marie V Pirotta

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Affiliation: University of Melbourne
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture for menopausal vasomotor symptoms: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    Marie Pirotta
    Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Australia 200 Berkeley St, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Trials 15:224. 2014
  2. pmc Rapid assay to assess colonization patterns following in-vivo probiotic ingestion
    Jacinta M Tobin
    Northwest Academic Centre University of Melbourne, Sunshine Hospital, St Albans, VIC 3021, Australia
    BMC Res Notes 6:252. 2013
  3. pmc Efficacy of acupuncture for chronic knee pain: protocol for a randomised controlled trial using a Zelen design
    Rana S Hinman
    Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine, Department of Physiotherapy, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    BMC Complement Altern Med 12:161. 2012
  4. pmc Participant demographics reported in "Table 1" of randomised controlled trials: a case of "inverse evidence"?
    John Furler
    Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, 200 Berkeley St, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia
    Int J Equity Health 11:14. 2012
  5. pmc GPs' decision-making when prescribing medicines for breastfeeding women: Content analysis of a survey
    Hiranya S Jayawickrama
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Res Notes 3:82. 2010
  6. pmc Maximising retention in a longitudinal study of genital Chlamydia trachomatis among young women in Australia
    Jennifer Walker
    Centre for Women s Health, Gender and Society, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:156. 2011
  7. pmc Young pregnant women's views on the acceptability of screening for chlamydia as part of routine antenatal care
    Jade E Bilardi
    The University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:505. 2010
  8. pmc 'The difference in determinants of Chlamydia trachomatis and Mycoplasma genitalium in a sample of young Australian women'
    Jennifer Walker
    Centre for Women s Health, Gender and Society, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 11:35. 2011
  9. pmc A comparison of complementary and alternative medicine users and use across geographical areas: a national survey of 1,427 women
    Jon Adams
    Faculty of Nursing Midwifery and Health, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    BMC Complement Altern Med 11:85. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Complementary medicine in general practice - a national survey of GP attitudes and knowledge
    Marie Pirotta
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care Academic Centre, University of Melbourne, Victoria
    Aust Fam Physician 39:946-50. 2010

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  1. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture for menopausal vasomotor symptoms: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    Marie Pirotta
    Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Australia 200 Berkeley St, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Trials 15:224. 2014
    ..Our objective is to assess the efficacy of needle acupuncture in improving hot flush severity and frequency in menopausal women. Our current study design is informed by methods tested in a pilot study...
  2. pmc Rapid assay to assess colonization patterns following in-vivo probiotic ingestion
    Jacinta M Tobin
    Northwest Academic Centre University of Melbourne, Sunshine Hospital, St Albans, VIC 3021, Australia
    BMC Res Notes 6:252. 2013
    ..In this study, rapid qPCR assays for detection of presence of probiotic species in the intestine by faecal sampling is described in both preterm infant and adult participants...
  3. pmc Efficacy of acupuncture for chronic knee pain: protocol for a randomised controlled trial using a Zelen design
    Rana S Hinman
    Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine, Department of Physiotherapy, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    BMC Complement Altern Med 12:161. 2012
    ..This pragmatic Zelen-design randomised controlled trial is investigating the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of needle and laser acupuncture, administered by medical practitioners, in people with chronic knee pain...
  4. pmc Participant demographics reported in "Table 1" of randomised controlled trials: a case of "inverse evidence"?
    John Furler
    Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, 200 Berkeley St, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia
    Int J Equity Health 11:14. 2012
    ..We explored how this is documented in reports of RCTs in four major general medical journals...
  5. pmc GPs' decision-making when prescribing medicines for breastfeeding women: Content analysis of a survey
    Hiranya S Jayawickrama
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Res Notes 3:82. 2010
    ..Information on factors governing GPs' decision-making and their views in such situations is limited...
  6. pmc Maximising retention in a longitudinal study of genital Chlamydia trachomatis among young women in Australia
    Jennifer Walker
    Centre for Women s Health, Gender and Society, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:156. 2011
    ..The aims of this paper are to describe the methods used to recruit and retain young women in a longitudinal study and to explore factors associated with loss to follow up...
  7. pmc Young pregnant women's views on the acceptability of screening for chlamydia as part of routine antenatal care
    Jade E Bilardi
    The University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:505. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the acceptability of screening pregnant women aged 16-25 years for chlamydia as part of routine antenatal care...
  8. pmc 'The difference in determinants of Chlamydia trachomatis and Mycoplasma genitalium in a sample of young Australian women'
    Jennifer Walker
    Centre for Women s Health, Gender and Society, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 11:35. 2011
    ..Differences in the determinants of Chlamydia trachomatis ('chlamydia') and Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) genital infection in women are not well understood...
  9. pmc A comparison of complementary and alternative medicine users and use across geographical areas: a national survey of 1,427 women
    Jon Adams
    Faculty of Nursing Midwifery and Health, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    BMC Complement Altern Med 11:85. 2011
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  10. ncbi request reprint Complementary medicine in general practice - a national survey of GP attitudes and knowledge
    Marie Pirotta
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care Academic Centre, University of Melbourne, Victoria
    Aust Fam Physician 39:946-50. 2010
    ..This article compares the demographics of Australian general practitioners who do, and those who do not, practise integrative medicine, and their perceptions and knowledge about complementary medicines...
  11. ncbi request reprint Arthritis disease - the use of complementary therapies
    Marie Pirotta
    Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Victoria
    Aust Fam Physician 39:638-40. 2010
    ..Many people with these diseases use complementary medicines...
  12. ncbi request reprint Is it ethical for medical practitioners to prescribe alternative and complementary treatments that may lack an evidence base? - Yes
    Marie V Pirotta
    Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 195:78. 2011
  13. ncbi request reprint Irritable bowel syndrome - The role of complementary medicines in treatment
    Marie Pirotta
    Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Victoria
    Aust Fam Physician 38:966-8. 2009
    ..Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common gut problem that interferes with many people's enjoyment of life...
  14. ncbi request reprint Genital warts incidence and healthcare resource utilisation in Australia
    Marie Pirotta
    Primary Care Research Unit, Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 86:181-6. 2010
    ..To estimate for the first time the incidence and healthcare resource utilisation associated with genital warts (GW) in Australia prior to the human papillomavirus vaccination programme...
  15. ncbi request reprint Patterns of treatment of external genital warts in Australian sexual health clinics
    Marie V Pirotta
    Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, 200 Berkeley St, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 36:375-9. 2009
    ..External genital warts are a common sexually transmitted viral disease. We describe the patterns of treatment for initial presentations of external genital warts (EGWs) in Australian sexual health centers...
  16. ncbi request reprint Bacterial vaginosis - More questions than answers
    Marie Pirotta
    Primary Care Research Unit, Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Victoria
    Aust Fam Physician 38:394-7. 2009
    ..The aetiology, pathology, microbiology and transmission of bacterial vaginosis remain poorly understood...
  17. ncbi request reprint Data monitoring (and safety) committees--what are they and why do we need them? Primary Care Alliance for Clinical Trials (PACT) Network
    Marie Pirotta
    Department of General Practice, The University of Melbourne, Victoria
    Aust Fam Physician 33:950-1, 956. 2004
  18. ncbi request reprint "Not thrush again!" Women's experience of post-antibiotic vulvovaginitis
    Marie V Pirotta
    Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic
    Med J Aust 179:43-6. 2003
    ..To examine the frequency of post-antibiotic vulvovaginitis (PAV); describe how women prevent and treat PAV; and determine whether concern about PAV affects their decisions about taking antibiotics...
  19. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture in musculoskeletal disorders - is there a point?
    Marie Pirotta
    Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Aust Fam Physician 36:447-8. 2007
    ..This article presents some recent evidence about the use of acupuncture to treat musculoskeletal conditions...
  20. pmc Genital Candida species detected in samples from women in Melbourne, Australia, before and after treatment with antibiotics
    Marie V Pirotta
    Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, 200 Berkeley Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    J Clin Microbiol 44:3213-7. 2006
    ..Furthermore, we recommend that definitive microbiological diagnoses be made for women with recurrent symptoms or those failing initial treatment, to guide appropriate therapy...
  21. pmc Effect of lactobacillus in preventing post-antibiotic vulvovaginal candidiasis: a randomised controlled trial
    Marie Pirotta
    Department of General Practice, 200 Berkeley Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 3053
    BMJ 329:548. 2004
    ..To test whether oral or vaginal lactobacillus can prevent vulvovaginitis after antibiotic treatment...
  22. doi request reprint Computer reminders for Chlamydia screening in general practice: a randomized controlled trial
    Jennifer Walker
    University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 37:445-50. 2010
    ..The aim of this trial was to determine the effectiveness of a computer alert in general practice on chlamydia testing in young women...
  23. ncbi request reprint The integration of complementary therapies in Australian general practice: results of a national survey
    Marc M Cohen
    School of Health Sciences, RMIT University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
    J Altern Complement Med 11:995-1004. 2005
    ....
  24. doi request reprint Acupuncture for pelvic and back pain in pregnancy: a systematic review
    Carolyn C Ee
    Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:254-9. 2008
    ..Additional high-quality trials are needed to test the existing promising evidence for this relatively safe and popular complementary therapy...
  25. pmc The PAV trial: does lactobacillus prevent post-antibiotic vulvovaginal candidiasis? Protocol of a randomised controlled trial [ISRCTN24141277]
    Marie Pirotta
    Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, 200 Berkeley Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 3053
    BMC Fam Pract 5:5. 2004
    ..There is no evidence that this therapy is effective. This study aims to test whether oral or vaginal lactobacillus is effective in the prevention of post-antibiotic vulvovaginitis...
  26. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of Victorian general practitioners who practise complementary therapies
    Marie Pirotta
    Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Victoria
    Aust Fam Physician 31:1133-8. 2002
    ..To compare the characteristics of Victorian general practitioners who practise and do not practise complementary therapies...
  27. pmc Blinding techniques in randomized controlled trials of laser therapy: an overview and possible solution
    Ian Relf
    Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, 200 Berkeley Street Carlton 3053, Victoria, Australia
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 5:383-9. 2008
    ..The new laser machine combines sealed preset and non-bypassable randomization codes, decoy lights and sound, and a conical perspex tip to overcome laser diode glow detection...
  28. ncbi request reprint Shared maternity care: all care--not enough responsibility? An audit of patient care communications pre- and post- a multi-faceted intervention
    Susan Nicolson
    Mercy Hospital for Women, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 45:509-13. 2005
    ..Shared maternity care is an important model of care in Australia and overseas, but Victorian studies have shown patient dissatisfaction and widespread communication problems...
  29. ncbi request reprint Accurate sampling in general practice waiting room surveys: methodological issues
    Marie Pirotta
    Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Carlton
    Aust N Z J Public Health 26:152-5. 2002
    ..This is a pilot study to test the validity of using one research assistant to train and support reception staff at five clinics to obtain waiting room data in general practice surveys...
  30. ncbi request reprint What keeps Melbourne GPs satisfied in their jobs?
    Kate Anne Walker
    Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Victoria
    Aust Fam Physician 36:877-80. 2007
    ..Workforce shortages make it important to promote job satisfaction and career longevity in general practitioners. We aimed to investigate strategies that maintain and improve Melbourne (Victoria) GP job satisfaction...
  31. ncbi request reprint Making a difference - are you game?
    Meredith Temple-Smith
    General Practice and Primary Health Care Academic Centre, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Aust Fam Physician 40:49. 2011
    ..They see things happening in their practice, have opinions, make changes and like to have a forum to discuss these thoughts with other like-minded GPs and primary care academics...
  32. ncbi request reprint Establishing the Victorian Primary Care Practice Based Research Network
    Melinda Soos
    Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Aust Fam Physician 39:857-62. 2010
    ..This article describes the establishment of the Victorian Primary Care Practice Based Research Network (VicReN), which was established in 2007 and has grown to over 100 members...
  33. ncbi request reprint Soy and soy isoflavones in prostate cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    M Diana van Die
    Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic
    BJU Int 113:E119-30. 2014
    ..To evaluate the evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on the efficacy and safety of soy/isoflavones in men with prostate cancer (PCa) or with a clinically identified risk of PCa...
  34. pmc Incentive payments to general practitioners aimed at increasing opportunistic testing of young women for chlamydia: a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial
    Jade E Bilardi
    Sexual Health Unit, Melbourne School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:70. 2010
    ..The aim of this pilot study was to determine if offering general practitioners (GP) a small incentive payment per test would increase chlamydia testing in women aged 16 to 24 years, attending general practice...
  35. ncbi request reprint Primary dysmenorrhoea--evidence for complementary medicine
    Carolyn Ee
    Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Victoria
    Aust Fam Physician 35:869. 2006
    ..Primary dysmenorrhoea is the occurrence of painful menstrual cramps in the absence of pelvic pathology. This review discusses alternative approaches to the management of this debilitating condition...
  36. ncbi request reprint Detection of Candida species by PCR in self-collected vaginal swabs of women after taking antibiotics
    Sepehr N Tabrizi
    Mycoses 49:523-4. 2006
    ..The results of this study may indicate that other agents including other yeast species may be responsible for symptoms of postantibiotic vulvovaginitis...
  37. ncbi request reprint Research administration and privacy legislation: dealing with the HIC (Medicare Australia)
    Simon R Brice
    Med J Aust 184:308-9. 2006