Stephen Birch

Summary

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Clinical research on acupuncture. Part 1. What have reviews of the efficacy and safety of acupuncture told us so far?
    Stephen Birch
    Foundation for the Study of Traditional East Asian Medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Altern Complement Med 10:468-80. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint A review and analysis of placebo treatments, placebo effects, and placebo controls in trials of medical procedures when sham is not inert
    Stephen Birch
    Stichting Foundation for the Study of Traditional East Asian Medicine STEAM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Altern Complement Med 12:303-10. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Clinical research on acupuncture. Part 2. Controlled clinical trials, an overview of their methods
    Stephen Birch
    Foundation for the Study of Traditional East Asian Medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Altern Complement Med 10:481-98. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Multilevel health promotion research: conceptual and analytical considerations
    Anita R Kothari
    Community Health Research Unit, University of Ottawa, 451 Smyth Road, Room 1118, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8M5, Canada
    Can J Nurs Res 36:56-75. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Human papillomavirus triage of atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance: cost-effective, but at what cost?
    Joy Melnikow
    J Natl Cancer Inst 98:82-3. 2006
  6. doi request reprint On the impossibility of trigger point-acupoint equivalence: a commentary on Peter Dorsher's analysis
    Stephen Birch
    J Altern Complement Med 14:343-5. 2008

Collaborators

  • Joy Melnikow
  • Anita R Kothari

Detail Information

Publications6

  1. ncbi request reprint Clinical research on acupuncture. Part 1. What have reviews of the efficacy and safety of acupuncture told us so far?
    Stephen Birch
    Foundation for the Study of Traditional East Asian Medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Altern Complement Med 10:468-80. 2004
    ..For smoking cessation, tinnitus, and weight loss the evidence is usually regarded as negative. Reviews have concluded that while not free from serious adverse events, they are rare and that acupuncture is a relatively safe procedure...
  2. ncbi request reprint A review and analysis of placebo treatments, placebo effects, and placebo controls in trials of medical procedures when sham is not inert
    Stephen Birch
    Stichting Foundation for the Study of Traditional East Asian Medicine STEAM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Altern Complement Med 12:303-10. 2006
    ..Trials of surgery and acupuncture should be re-examined in light of this...
  3. ncbi request reprint Clinical research on acupuncture. Part 2. Controlled clinical trials, an overview of their methods
    Stephen Birch
    Foundation for the Study of Traditional East Asian Medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Altern Complement Med 10:481-98. 2004
    ..Improved trial quality will lead to greater ease interpreting the results of trials, especially in systematic reviews...
  4. ncbi request reprint Multilevel health promotion research: conceptual and analytical considerations
    Anita R Kothari
    Community Health Research Unit, University of Ottawa, 451 Smyth Road, Room 1118, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8M5, Canada
    Can J Nurs Res 36:56-75. 2004
    ..While multilevel pathways to health outcomes have been suggested at the conceptual level, analytical techniques that produce only average overall effects fail to reveal the various other influences on health behaviour...
  5. ncbi request reprint Human papillomavirus triage of atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance: cost-effective, but at what cost?
    Joy Melnikow
    J Natl Cancer Inst 98:82-3. 2006
  6. doi request reprint On the impossibility of trigger point-acupoint equivalence: a commentary on Peter Dorsher's analysis
    Stephen Birch
    J Altern Complement Med 14:343-5. 2008