D Armstrong

Summary

Affiliation: King's College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Patient accounts of diagnostic testing for familial hypercholesterolaemia: comparing responses to genetic and non-genetic testing methods
    Gareth J Hollands
    Health Psychology Section, Department of Psychology at Guy s, King s College London, 5th floor Bermondsey Wing, Guy s Campus, London SE1 9RT, UK
    BMC Med Genet 13:87. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Screening: mapping medicine's temporal spaces
    David Armstrong
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health Sciences, King s College London, London SE1 3QD, UK
    Sociol Health Illn 34:177-93. 2012
  3. pmc An implementation research agenda
    Martin P Eccles
    Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Implement Sci 4:18. 2009
  4. pmc General practitioners' perceptions of the effectiveness of medical interventions: an exploration of underlying constructs
    Florian Vogt
    Health Psychology Section, Department of Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, Bermondsey Wing, 5th Floor, London SE1 9RT, UK
    Implement Sci 5:17. 2010
  5. pmc Trial Protocol: Communicating DNA-based risk assessments for Crohn's disease: a randomised controlled trial assessing impact upon stopping smoking
    Sophia C L Whitwell
    Health Psychology Section, Department of Psychology, King s College London, Guy s Campus, London, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:44. 2011
  6. pmc Trial Protocol: Using genotype to tailor prescribing of nicotine replacement therapy: a randomised controlled trial assessing impact of communication upon adherence
    Theresa M Marteau
    Psychology Department at Guy s, Health Psychology Section, King s College London, 5th floor Bermondsey Wing, Guy s Campus, London SE1 9RT, UK
    BMC Public Health 10:680. 2010
  7. pmc Differential effects of pre and post-payment on neurologists' response rates to a postal survey
    Richard A A Kanaan
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, UK
    BMC Neurol 10:100. 2010
  8. pmc The relationship between general practice characteristics and quality of care: a national survey of quality indicators used in the UK Quality and Outcomes Framework, 2004-5
    Mark Ashworth
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, King s College London School of Medicine at Guy s, King s College and St Thomas Hospitals, London, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 7:68. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint The role of etiquette and experimentation in explaining how doctors change behaviour: a qualitative study
    David Armstrong
    King s College, London, London SE11 6SP
    Sociol Health Illn 28:951-68. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Impediments to policy implementation: the offer of free installation of central heating to an elderly community has limited uptake
    D Armstrong
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, King s College London, 5 Lambeth Walk, London SE11 6SP, UK
    Public Health 120:161-6. 2006

Detail Information

Publications75

  1. pmc Patient accounts of diagnostic testing for familial hypercholesterolaemia: comparing responses to genetic and non-genetic testing methods
    Gareth J Hollands
    Health Psychology Section, Department of Psychology at Guy s, King s College London, 5th floor Bermondsey Wing, Guy s Campus, London SE1 9RT, UK
    BMC Med Genet 13:87. 2012
    ..Such concern is heightened for genetic testing, which it is feared may elicit stronger reactions than non-genetic testing...
  2. doi request reprint Screening: mapping medicine's temporal spaces
    David Armstrong
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health Sciences, King s College London, London SE1 3QD, UK
    Sociol Health Illn 34:177-93. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc An implementation research agenda
    Martin P Eccles
    Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Implement Sci 4:18. 2009
    ..This editorial presents the summary of the CERAG report and recommendations...
  4. pmc General practitioners' perceptions of the effectiveness of medical interventions: an exploration of underlying constructs
    Florian Vogt
    Health Psychology Section, Department of Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, Bermondsey Wing, 5th Floor, London SE1 9RT, UK
    Implement Sci 5:17. 2010
    ..Some of the failure of evidence-based medicine to be implemented may be more explicable if both dimensions were attended to...
  5. pmc Trial Protocol: Communicating DNA-based risk assessments for Crohn's disease: a randomised controlled trial assessing impact upon stopping smoking
    Sophia C L Whitwell
    Health Psychology Section, Department of Psychology, King s College London, Guy s Campus, London, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:44. 2011
    ....
  6. pmc Trial Protocol: Using genotype to tailor prescribing of nicotine replacement therapy: a randomised controlled trial assessing impact of communication upon adherence
    Theresa M Marteau
    Psychology Department at Guy s, Health Psychology Section, King s College London, 5th floor Bermondsey Wing, Guy s Campus, London SE1 9RT, UK
    BMC Public Health 10:680. 2010
    ..II Amongst smokers who fail to quit at six months, motivation to make another quit attempt is lower when informed that their oral dose of NRT was tailored to genotype rather than phenotype...
  7. pmc Differential effects of pre and post-payment on neurologists' response rates to a postal survey
    Richard A A Kanaan
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, UK
    BMC Neurol 10:100. 2010
    ....
  8. pmc The relationship between general practice characteristics and quality of care: a national survey of quality indicators used in the UK Quality and Outcomes Framework, 2004-5
    Mark Ashworth
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, King s College London School of Medicine at Guy s, King s College and St Thomas Hospitals, London, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 7:68. 2006
    ..We aimed to determine the relationship between the quality of primary care, as judged by the total QOF score, social deprivation and practice characteristics...
  9. ncbi request reprint The role of etiquette and experimentation in explaining how doctors change behaviour: a qualitative study
    David Armstrong
    King s College, London, London SE11 6SP
    Sociol Health Illn 28:951-68. 2006
    ..The study identified two mechanisms, clinical etiquette and clinical experimentation, however, that enabled change to occur within the constraints imposed by the commitment to clinical autonomy...
  10. ncbi request reprint Impediments to policy implementation: the offer of free installation of central heating to an elderly community has limited uptake
    D Armstrong
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, King s College London, 5 Lambeth Walk, London SE11 6SP, UK
    Public Health 120:161-6. 2006
    ..This study examined the success of a local initiative to provide free installation of central heating for a group of elderly people...
  11. ncbi request reprint Chronic illness: epidemiological or social explosion?
    David Armstrong
    Department of General Practice, King s College London, London, UK
    Chronic Illn 1:26-7; discussion 28-9. 2005
  12. ncbi request reprint A comparison of GPs and nurses in their approach to psychological disturbance in primary care consultations
    David Armstrong
    Department of General Practice, 5 Lambeth Walk, London, UK
    Health Soc Care Community 13:108-11. 2005
    ..This observation raises the question of whether this use of scarce time resource in the consultation is appropriate...
  13. ncbi request reprint The impact of papers in Sociology of Health and Illness: a bibliographic study
    David Armstrong
    Department of General Practice, King s College, London
    Sociol Health Illn 25:58-74. 2003
    ..In particular, 'successful' papers have provided important theoretical constructs for the field while exploration of aspects of identity has been a recurrent focus...
  14. ncbi request reprint Embodiment and ethics: constructing medicine's two bodies
    David Armstrong
    Department of General Practice, King s College London, London, SE11 6SP
    Sociol Health Illn 28:866-81. 2006
    ..Further, in a parallel thread I describe contemporary developments in public health and explore the similarities and connections between the two...
  15. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life and the transformation of symptoms
    David Armstrong
    Department of General Practice, King s College London, London, UK
    Sociol Health Illn 29:570-83. 2007
    ..Other contemporary examples of these free-floating symptoms reinforce the argument that the nature and meaning of symptoms has been transformed over recent decades...
  16. ncbi request reprint The myth of concordance: response to Stevenson and Scambler
    David Armstrong
    Kings College London, UK
    Health (London) 9:23-7. 2005
  17. ncbi request reprint Clinical autonomy, individual and collective: the problem of changing doctors' behaviour
    David Armstrong
    GKT Department of General Practice and Primary Care, King s College London, 5 Lambeth Walk, SE11 6SP, London, UK
    Soc Sci Med 55:1771-7. 2002
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Origins of the problem of health-related behaviours: a genealogical study
    David Armstrong
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, King s College London School of Medicine, UK
    Soc Stud Sci 39:909-26. 2009
    ..Finally, in the 21st century it has become stabilized as a core dimension of health and illness...
  19. doi request reprint Diagnosis and nosology in primary care
    David Armstrong
    King s College London, 5 Lambeth Walk, London SE11 6SP, United Kingdom
    Soc Sci Med 73:801-7. 2011
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Motivating general practitioners to change their prescribing: the incentive of working together
    M Ashworth
    GKT Department of General Practice, Kings College London, 5 Lambeth Walk, London SE11 6SP, U K
    J Clin Pharm Ther 25:119-24. 2000
    ..Setting: General practice covering a geographical locality within inner-city south London. Subjects: All 72 general practitioners who had joined a GP Commissioning Group. Main outcome measures: questionnaire responses...
  21. pmc General practitioners' perceptions of sharing workload in group practices: qualitative study
    Ruben Branson
    Department of General Practice, King s College London, London SE11 6SP
    BMJ 329:381. 2004
    ..To explore general practitioners' beliefs and experiences of distribution of workload and teamwork between doctors in general practice...
  22. doi request reprint Do adult emotional and behavioural outcomes vary as a function of diverse childhood experiences of the public care system?
    A Dregan
    Division of Primary Care and Public Health Sciences, King s College London, UK
    Psychol Med 41:2213-20. 2011
    ..Longitudinal data from the 1970 British Cohort Study were used to examine the long-term adult outcomes of those who, as children, were placed in public care...
  23. pmc In the psychiatrist's chair: how neurologists understand conversion disorder
    Richard Kanaan
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Weston Education Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
    Brain 132:2889-96. 2009
    ..One reason for the model's persistence may be that it is employed as a diagnostic device, used to differentiate between those unexplained symptoms that could, in principle, have a medical explanation and those that could not...
  24. pmc What constructs do GPs use when diagnosing psychological problems?
    David Armstrong
    Department of General Practice, Guy s, King s and St Thomas School of Medicine, Kings College London
    Br J Gen Pract 54:580-3. 2004
    ..The mismatch between general practice and psychiatric diagnosis of psychological problems has been frequently reported...
  25. doi request reprint Clinical and economic outcomes from the UK pilot psychiatric services for personality-disordered offenders
    Zoë Fortune
    Health Services and Population Research Department Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, UK
    Int Rev Psychiatry 23:61-9. 2011
    ..Treatment costs at six-month follow-up were also significantly higher. Implications are discussed...
  26. ncbi request reprint Does the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) meet patients' needs? A survey-based study
    Roger Jones
    King s College London, GKT Department of General Practice and Primary Care, UK
    Curr Med Res Opin 22:657-62. 2006
    ..A number of different therapies are prescribed to control the disease. This survey-based study was carried out to assess patients' and physicians' perceptions of GERD and its treatment...
  27. pmc Limits to truth-telling: neurologists' communication in conversion disorder
    Richard Kanaan
    King s College London, Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
    Patient Educ Couns 77:296-301. 2009
    ..This study reports how neurologists in the UK described dealing with this dilemma in their practice...
  28. ncbi request reprint Women and health care professionals' preferences for Down's Syndrome screening tests: a conjoint analysis study
    Amanda J Bishop
    Psychology and Genetics Research Group, King s College London, UK
    BJOG 111:775-9. 2004
    ..To describe and compare women and health care professionals' preferences for Down's Syndrome screening tests with different test characteristics...
  29. pmc Partnership effects in general practice: identification of clustering using intra-class correlation coefficients
    Mark Ashworth
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, Guy s, King s and St Thomas School of Medicine, King s College London, 5 Lambeth Walk, London SE11 6SP
    Br J Gen Pract 53:863-5. 2003
    ..The ICC statistic is a useful tool for exploring homogeneity and heterogeneity within general practice partnerships...
  30. pmc Patients' responses to risk information about the benefits of treating hypertension
    D Misselbrook
    Department of General Practice, Guy s, King s and St Thomas s School of Medicine, London
    Br J Gen Pract 51:276-9. 2001
    ..If this same information was presented to patients--so enabling them to give proper informed consent--would this affect their decision to be treated?..
  31. ncbi request reprint The effects on GP prescribing of joining a commissioning group
    M Ashworth
    GKT Department of General Practice and Primary Care, Kings College London, London, UK
    J Clin Pharm Ther 27:221-8. 2002
    ..The opportunity to study potential prescribing change arose with the formation of a limited number of Primary Care Commissioning Groups (PCCGs), a precursor of Primary Care Groups (PCGs) and Primary Care Trusts (PCTs)...
  32. ncbi request reprint Conceptualising the patient
    David Armstrong
    Department of General Practice, GKT School of Medicine, King s College London, 5 Lambeth Walk, London SE11 6SP, UK
    J Health Serv Res Policy 7:245-7. 2002
  33. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of laparoscopic nissen fundoplication versus proton pump inhibitors for treatment of patients with chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease: One-year follow-up
    Mehran Anvari
    Centre for Minimal Access Surgery, Department of Surgery, St Joseph s Healthcare, 50 Charlton Ave E, Hamilton, ON, L8N 4A6 Canada
    Surg Innov 13:238-49. 2006
    ..Patients controlled on long-term proton pump inhibitor therapy for chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease are excellent surgical candidates and should experience improved symptom control after surgery at 1 year...
  34. ncbi request reprint Provider and patient perspectives regarding health care for war-related health concerns
    Jamie D Davis
    Deployment Health Clinical Center, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 68:52-60. 2007
    ..To gain insight about Department of Defense providers' and health care beneficiaries' opinions regarding provider-patient communication of health care for post-deployment health concerns...
  35. ncbi request reprint The construction of a new evaluative GERD questionnaire--methods and state of the art
    David Armstrong
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont, Canada
    Digestion 75:17-24. 2007
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint A comparison of narrative and table formats for presenting hypothetical health states to patients with gastrointestinal or pulmonary disease
    Holger J Schunemann
    McMaster University Health Sciences Centre, Room 2C12, Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 3Z5, Canada
    Med Decis Making 24:53-60. 2004
    ..Investigators should consider using the table presentation for describing health states to subjects who are not familiar with these states of health...
  37. ncbi request reprint Validation of a short questionnaire in English and French for use in patients with persistent upper gastrointestinal symptoms despite proton pump inhibitor therapy: the PASS (Proton pump inhibitor Acid Suppression Symptom) test
    David Armstrong
    Division of Gastroenterology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Gastroenterol 19:350-8. 2005
    ....
  38. pmc The impact of illness in patients with moderate to severe gastro-esophageal reflux disease
    Samer El-Dika
    Division of Gastroenterology, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Salem, Virginia, USA
    BMC Gastroenterol 5:23. 2005
    ..Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common disease. It impairs health related quality of life (HRQL). However, the impact on utility scores and work productivity in patients with moderate to severe GERD is not well known...
  39. pmc The influence of demographic factors and health-related quality of life on treatment satisfaction in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease treated with esomeprazole
    Alessio Degl' Innocenti
    AstraZeneca R and D, 431 83 Mölndal, Sweden
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 3:4. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to assess correlates of treatment satisfaction in patients with GERD receiving a proton pump inhibitor, esomeprazole...
  40. ncbi request reprint A randomized multicenter trial to evaluate simple utility elicitation techniques in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease
    Holger J Schunemann
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, USA
    Med Care 42:1132-42. 2004
    ..We evaluated whether the administration of marker states improves measurement properties of the FT and SG...
  41. pmc Eliciting patients' concerns: a randomised controlled trial of different approaches by the doctor
    Malcolm McLean
    Henfield Medical Centre, West Sussex
    Br J Gen Pract 54:663-6. 2004
    ..Although a 'patient-centred' approach to general practice consultation is widely advocated, there is mixed evidence of its benefits...
  42. pmc The relationship between social deprivation and the quality of primary care: a national survey using indicators from the UK Quality and Outcomes Framework
    Mark Ashworth
    Honorary Senior Lecturer, King s College London School of Medicine at Guy s, King s College and St Thomas Hospitals, London
    Br J Gen Pract 57:441-8. 2007
    ..The existence of health inequalities between least and most socially deprived areas is now well established...
  43. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of bracket placement by orthodontists and inexperienced dental students
    David Armstrong
    Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Sydney Dental Hospital, The University of Sydney, Surry Hills, NSW, Australia
    Aust Orthod J 23:96-103. 2007
    ..Well-finished orthodontic treatment begins with accurate positioning of the brackets on the teeth...
  44. pmc Canadian credentialing guidelines for esophagogastroduodenoscopy
    Terry Ponich
    Division of Gastroenterology, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Can J Gastroenterol 22:349-54. 2008
  45. pmc Low prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in Canadian children: a cross-sectional analysis
    Idit Segal
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, BC Children s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada
    Can J Gastroenterol 22:485-9. 2008
    ..To date, few studies have assessed the prevalence of H pylori in Canadian children, with studies limited to Aboriginal communities and single tertiary care centres from Ontario and Quebec...
  46. doi request reprint A novel end point to assess a resident's ability to perform hand-assisted versus straight laparoscopy for left colectomy: is there really a difference?
    Bradley J Champagne
    Department of Surgery, Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 207:554-9. 2008
    ..We measured the percentage of cases completed by a resident as the operating surgeon as the primary end point to determine the most effective approach for teaching laparoscopic colectomy...
  47. ncbi request reprint Determination of ReQuest-based symptom thresholds to define symptom relief in GERD clinical studies
    Vincenzo Stanghellini
    Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, University of Bologna, S Orsola Malpighi University Hospital, Via Massarento 9, IT 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Digestion 71:145-51. 2005
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Smoothing the transition to adult care
    Peter W Holmes
    Med J Aust 183:164. 2005
  49. ncbi request reprint Motion - All patients with GERD should be offered once in a lifetime endoscopy: arguments for the motion
    David Armstrong
    McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton, Canada
    Can J Gastroenterol 16:549-51. 2002
    ..The published evidence suggests that the application of clear guidelines would not overwhelm health care resources, and that fewer than 20% of patients with Barrett's esophagus would eventually undergo endoscopic surveillance...
  50. ncbi request reprint Preference-based antithrombotic therapy in atrial fibrillation: implications for clinical decision making
    Malcolm Man-Son-Hing
    Elisabeth Bruyere Research Institute and Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Med Decis Making 25:548-59. 2005
    ..The authors compared the thresholds for antithrombotic treatment from studies that determined or modeled the treatment preferences of patients with atrial fibrillation with recommendations from clinical practice guidelines...
  51. ncbi request reprint Cetylated fatty acids improve knee function in patients with osteoarthritis
    Robert Hesslink
    Hesslink Ventures, San Diego, California, USA
    J Rheumatol 29:1708-12. 2002
    ..To determine the benefit of cetylated fatty acids (CFA) on knee range of motion and function in patients with osteoarthritis (OA)...
  52. ncbi request reprint Early relief of upper gastrointestinal dyspeptic symptoms: a survey of empirical therapy with pantoprazole in Canadian clinical practice
    David Armstrong
    McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton, Canada
    Can J Gastroenterol 16:439-50. 2002
    ..Aim: To assess the range of upper gastrointestinal acid-related symptoms in clinical practice and the rapidity of their response to pantoprazole (40 mg daily), after seven days of therapy...
  53. ncbi request reprint Pantoprazole rapidly improves health-related quality of life in patients with heartburn: a prospective, randomized, double blind comparative study with nizatidine
    Pierre Pare
    Hôpital St Sacrement, Division of Gastroenterology, 1050, Chemin Ste Foy, Quebec G1S 4L8, Canada
    J Clin Gastroenterol 37:132-8. 2003
    ..In the absence of an objective marker such as erosions, assessment of treatment efficacy can be based on symptoms and HRQoL...
  54. ncbi request reprint Canadian Consensus Conference on the management of gastroesophageal reflux disease in adults - update 2004
    David Armstrong
    Division of Gastroenterology, McMaster University, Hamilton
    Can J Gastroenterol 19:15-35. 2005
    ..Since the last Canadian Consensus Conference in 1996, GERD management has evolved substantially...
  55. ncbi request reprint Thinking about risk. Can doctors and patients talk the same language?
    David Misselbrook
    Fam Pract 19:1-2. 2002
  56. ncbi request reprint Validation of the GSFQ, a self-administered symptom frequency questionnaire for patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease
    Pierre Pare
    Division of Gastroenterology, Centre Hospitalier Affilié Universitaire de Québec Hôpital St Sacrement, 1050 Chemin Ste Foy, Quebec City, Quebec G1S 4L8, Canada
    Can J Gastroenterol 17:307-12. 2003
    ..The present article presents the validation of the short, self-administered GERD Symptom Frequency Questionnaire (GSFQ)...
  57. ncbi request reprint GERD 2003 -- a consensus on the way ahead
    Steven F Moss
    Brown University, Providence, R I, USA
    Digestion 67:111-7. 2003
    ..Intestinal metaplasia in the lower esophagus is probably very common. Whether and how to, first, screen for, and then, perform surveillance in Barrett's esophagus remains highly problematic and contentious...
  58. ncbi request reprint Topical metronidazole (10 percent) decreases posthemorrhoidectomy pain and improves healing
    Thomas J Nicholson
    Georgia Colon and Rectal Surgical Clinic, Atlanta, Georgia 30342, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 47:711-6. 2004
    ..The current study investigates the efficacy of topical metronidazole (10 percent) in reducing postoperative pain and promoting wound healing after Harmonic Scalpel hemorrhoidectomy...
  59. ncbi request reprint Gastroesophageal reflux disease
    David Armstrong
    Division of Gastroenterology, HSC 2F55, McMaster University Medical Centre, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario Canada L8N 3Z5
    Curr Opin Pharmacol 5:589-95. 2005
    ....
  60. ncbi request reprint Social determinants of diagnostic labels in depression
    Susan McPherson
    Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, Belsize Centre, 94 Belsize Lane, London NW3 5NE, UK
    Soc Sci Med 62:50-8. 2006
    ..Exploring the changing use of official and unofficial labels over time in this way provides a novel historical perspective on the concept of depression in the late twentieth-century...
  61. ncbi request reprint Intravenous proton pump inhibitor therapy: a rationale for use
    David Armstrong
    Division of Gastroenterology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Rev Gastroenterol Disord 5:S18-30. 2005
    ..IV PPIs, preoperatively and in the intensive care setting, effectively reduce gastric acidity, but there are no convincing data that this confers any significant clinical benefit compared with other therapeutic strategies...
  62. ncbi request reprint An evidence-based, Latin-American consensus on gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
    Henry Cohen
    Department of Gastroenterology, Uruguayan Medical School, Montevideo, Uruguay
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 18:349-68. 2006
    ..The methodology, results and recommendations of the consensus are described in detail...
  63. pmc Practice Audit in Gastroenterology (PAGE) program: a novel approach to continuing professional development
    David Armstrong
    Division of Gastroenterology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
    Can J Gastroenterol 20:405-10. 2006
    ..This qualitative study assessed the use of personal digital assistants to facilitate data collection and review...
  64. ncbi request reprint Esomeprazole 40 mg once a day in patients with functional dyspepsia: the randomized, placebo-controlled "ENTER" trial
    Sander Veldhuyzen van Zanten
    Division of Gastroenterology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
    Am J Gastroenterol 101:2096-106. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of esomeprazole 40 mg once a day compared to placebo in achieving symptom relief in primary care patients with FD...
  65. ncbi request reprint Effect of high-dose fluticasone propionate on bone density and metabolism in children with asthma
    Amanda L Griffiths
    Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, and Centre for Heart and Chest Research, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Pediatr Pulmonol 37:116-21. 2004
    ..This fell to 6/37 (16.2%) with bone age correction (NS). In conclusion, no significant reduction in bone metabolism or bone age-corrected bone mineral density was observed in children with asthma on prolonged high doses of inhaled FP...
  66. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of topical metronidazole (10 percent) in the treatment of anorectal Crohn's disease
    Edward E Stringer
    Georgia Colon and Rectal Surgical Clinic, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 48:970-4. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of 10 percent topical metronidazole in the treatment of symptomatic anorectal Crohn's disease...
  67. ncbi request reprint The construction of a new evaluative GERD questionnaire - methods and state of the art
    David Armstrong
    HSC 4W8, Division of Gastroenterology, McMaster University, 1200 Mian Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3Z5, Canada
    Digestion 70:71-8. 2004
    ....
  68. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial comparing omeprazole, ranitidine, cisapride, or placebo in helicobacter pylori negative, primary care patients with dyspepsia: the CADET-HN Study
    Sander J O Veldhuyzen van Zanten
    Division of Gastroenterology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Am J Gastroenterol 100:1477-88. 2005
    ..The management of Helicobacter pylori negative patients with dyspepsia in primary care has not been studied in placebo-controlled studies...
  69. ncbi request reprint Economic analysis of home vs hospital-based parenteral nutrition in Ontario, Canada
    John K Marshall
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, McMaster University Medical Center, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 29:266-9. 2005
    ..We undertook a retrospective cohort study of patients transferred from hospital to home while receiving home parenteral nutrition (PN) to assess their costs of care...
  70. ncbi request reprint Simple clinical predictors may obviate urgent endoscopy in selected patients with nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding
    Joseph Romagnuolo
    Departments of Medicine and Biometry, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, 96 Jonathan Lucas Street, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:265-70. 2007
    ..The aims of this study were to predict whether the modified BRS (mBRS) can predict (1) endoscopic high-risk stigmata (HRS) and (2) rebleeding and mortality...
  71. ncbi request reprint GERD evaluation: time for a new paradigm?
    Irvin M Modlin
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 41:237-41. 2007
    ..We propose that accurate symptom delineation complemented with endoscopy performed in selected groups of patients will become the mainstay in diagnosis of GERD and the assessment of therapy efficacy...
  72. ncbi request reprint The Work Productivity and Activity Impairment Questionnaire for Patients with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (WPAI-GERD): responsiveness to change and English language validation
    Peter Wahlqvist
    AstraZeneca R and D, Molndal, Sweden
    Pharmacoeconomics 25:385-96. 2007
    ..A validated productivity questionnaire, the Work Productivity and Activity Impairment questionnaire for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (WPAI-GERD), exists for Swedish patients with GERD...
  73. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based recommendations for short- and long-term management of uninvestigated dyspepsia in primary care: an update of the Canadian Dyspepsia Working Group (CanDys) clinical management tool
    Sander J O Veldhuyzen van Zanten
    Division of Gastroenterology, Dalhousie Medical School, Dalhousie University, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, 1278 Tower Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2Y9, Canada
    Can J Gastroenterol 19:285-303. 2005
    ..When starting nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for a prolonged course, testing and treatment with H2RAs are advised if patients have a history of previous ulcers or ulcer bleeding...
  74. ncbi request reprint Determination of ReQuest-based symptom thresholds to define symptom relief in GERD clinical studies
    Vincenzo Stanghellini
    S Orsola Malpighi University Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Digestion 75:55-61. 2007
    ....
  75. ncbi request reprint Esomeprazole 40 mg and 20 mg is efficacious in the long-term management of patients with endoscopy-negative gastro-oesophageal reflux disease: a placebo-controlled trial of on-demand therapy for 6 months
    Nicholas J Talley
    Department of Medicine, University of Sydney, Clinical Science Building, Nepean Hospital, Penrith, Australia
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 14:857-63. 2002
    ..On-demand therapy may offer an effective approach to the long-term management of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) without oesophagitis...