A R White

Summary

Affiliation: Peninsula Medical School
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A review of controlled trials of acupuncture for women's reproductive health care
    A R White
    Institute of Health and Social Care Research, Peninsula Medical School, 25 Victoria Park Road, Exeter EX2 4NT, UK
    J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 29:233-6. 2003
  2. doi request reprint NICE guideline on osteoarthritis: is it fair to acupuncture? No
    Adrian White
    Peninsula Medical School, N32 ITTC Building, Tamar Science Park, Plymouth PL6 8BX, UK
    Acupunct Med 27:70-2. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Trials of acupuncture for drug dependence: a recommendation for hypotheses based on the literature
    Adrian White
    Department of Primary Care, Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, N21 ITTC Building, Tamar Science Park, Plymouth PL6 8BX, UK
    Acupunct Med 31:297-304. 2013
  4. pmc Group acupuncture for knee pain: evaluation of a cost-saving initiative in the health service
    Adrian White
    Department of Primary Care, Peninsula Medical School, Plymouth University, UK
    Acupunct Med 30:170-5. 2012
  5. pmc The effect of TCM acupuncture on hot flushes among menopausal women (ACUFLASH) study: a study protocol of an ongoing multi-centre randomised controlled clinical trial
    Einar K Borud
    National Research Center in Complementary and Alternative Medicine, University of Tromsoe, N 9037 Tromsoe, Norway
    BMC Complement Altern Med 7:6. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Western medical acupuncture: a definition
    Adrian White
    Peninsula Medical School, N32 ITTC Building Tamar Science Park, Plymouth PL68BX, UK
    Acupunct Med 27:33-5. 2009
  7. pmc Acupressure for smoking cessation--a pilot study
    Adrian R White
    Primary Care Research Group, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, UK
    BMC Complement Altern Med 7:8. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Patient consensus on mode of use of nettle sting for musculoskeletal pain
    Adrian R White
    Institute of Health Services Research, Peninsula Medical School, University of Plymouth, UK
    Complement Ther Med 19:179-86. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint The effects of auricular acupuncture on smoking cessation may not depend on the point chosen--an exploratory meta-analysis
    Adrian White
    Primary Care Research Group, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, UK
    Acupunct Med 24:149-56. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture treatment for chronic knee pain: a systematic review
    A White
    Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Plymouth, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:384-90. 2007

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. ncbi request reprint A review of controlled trials of acupuncture for women's reproductive health care
    A R White
    Institute of Health and Social Care Research, Peninsula Medical School, 25 Victoria Park Road, Exeter EX2 4NT, UK
    J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 29:233-6. 2003
    ..Acupuncture as a therapy, and acupressure as self-treatment, are increasingly widely used for gynaecological conditions, and this study aims to review the scientific literature on their effectiveness...
  2. doi request reprint NICE guideline on osteoarthritis: is it fair to acupuncture? No
    Adrian White
    Peninsula Medical School, N32 ITTC Building, Tamar Science Park, Plymouth PL6 8BX, UK
    Acupunct Med 27:70-2. 2009
    ..The guideline may therefore lead some patients with osteoarthritis to miss out on a treatment that may be effective for them...
  3. doi request reprint Trials of acupuncture for drug dependence: a recommendation for hypotheses based on the literature
    Adrian White
    Department of Primary Care, Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, N21 ITTC Building, Tamar Science Park, Plymouth PL6 8BX, UK
    Acupunct Med 31:297-304. 2013
    ..This suggests a mismatch between research and clinical observation, which could be due to the acupuncture technique used, choice of controls or outcome measures. This study aims to explore the mismatch...
  4. pmc Group acupuncture for knee pain: evaluation of a cost-saving initiative in the health service
    Adrian White
    Department of Primary Care, Peninsula Medical School, Plymouth University, UK
    Acupunct Med 30:170-5. 2012
    ..It is funded by a commissioning group within the National Health Service, on a trial basis, for patients with knee osteoarthritis who would otherwise be referred to an orthopaedic surgeon...
  5. pmc The effect of TCM acupuncture on hot flushes among menopausal women (ACUFLASH) study: a study protocol of an ongoing multi-centre randomised controlled clinical trial
    Einar K Borud
    National Research Center in Complementary and Alternative Medicine, University of Tromsoe, N 9037 Tromsoe, Norway
    BMC Complement Altern Med 7:6. 2007
    ..We designed a study to evaluate whether Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture-care together with self-care is more effective than self-care alone to relieve climacteric complaints...
  6. doi request reprint Western medical acupuncture: a definition
    Adrian White
    Peninsula Medical School, N32 ITTC Building Tamar Science Park, Plymouth PL68BX, UK
    Acupunct Med 27:33-5. 2009
    ..Western medical acupuncture justifies an unbiased evaluation of its role in a modern health service...
  7. pmc Acupressure for smoking cessation--a pilot study
    Adrian R White
    Primary Care Research Group, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, UK
    BMC Complement Altern Med 7:8. 2007
    ..The aim of this pilot project was to determine the feasibility of a study to test acupressure as an adjunct to one anti-smoking treatment currently offered, and to inform the design of the study...
  8. doi request reprint Patient consensus on mode of use of nettle sting for musculoskeletal pain
    Adrian R White
    Institute of Health Services Research, Peninsula Medical School, University of Plymouth, UK
    Complement Ther Med 19:179-86. 2011
    ..There is a long history of topical use of nettle sting for pain, but no standard method of application. Our objective was to develop a consensus of the experiences of nettle sting users...
  9. ncbi request reprint The effects of auricular acupuncture on smoking cessation may not depend on the point chosen--an exploratory meta-analysis
    Adrian White
    Primary Care Research Group, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, UK
    Acupunct Med 24:149-56. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to explore whether there is any difference in the effectiveness of auricular acupuncture at 'correct' and 'incorrect' points...
  10. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture treatment for chronic knee pain: a systematic review
    A White
    Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Plymouth, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:384-90. 2007
    ..To evaluate the effects of acupuncture on pain and function in patients with chronic knee pain...
  11. ncbi request reprint Systematic literature reviews
    Adrian White
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter, Institute of Health and Social Care, ITTC Building, Tamar Science Park, Plymouth PL6 8BX, UK
    Complement Ther Med 13:54-60. 2005
    ..Reviews that combine valid, homogeneous studies of treatments that are relevant to health care, in patients who are typical, can provide good evidence to guide health care decisions...
  12. ncbi request reprint A cumulative review of the range and incidence of significant adverse events associated with acupuncture
    Adrian White
    Peninsula Medical School, Plymouth, UK
    Acupunct Med 22:122-33. 2004
    ..To summarise the range and frequency of significant adverse events associated with acupuncture in order to provide evidence on which to base continuing efforts to improve the safety of acupuncture practice...
  13. ncbi request reprint Towards greater safety in acupuncture practice--a systems approach
    Adrian White
    Acupunct Med 22:34-9. 2004
    ..These form the basis of a check-list for acupuncture practice that is presented here, and may be useful for individuals and organisations who are concerned to reduce the risk of adverse events...
  14. pmc Individualised homeopathy as an adjunct in the treatment of childhood asthma: a randomised placebo controlled trial
    A White
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter, Exeter EX2 4NT, UK
    Thorax 58:317-21. 2003
    ..Homeopathy is frequently used to treat asthma in children. In the common classical form of homeopathy, prescriptions are individualised for each patient. There has been no rigorous investigation into this form of treatment for asthma...
  15. ncbi request reprint Preparing a poster
    Adrian White
    Complementary Medicine, Institute of Health and Social Care Research, Peninsula Medical School, Exeter, UK
    Acupunct Med 21:23-7. 2003
    ..Careful planning of size, shape, flow and content will save time in preparation, and several technical graphical points are made, which may improve the attractiveness and readability of the poster...
  16. pmc A meta-analysis of acupuncture techniques for smoking cessation
    A R White
    Department of Complementary Medicine, Postgraduate Medical School, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
    Tob Control 8:393-7. 1999
    ..To determine the effectiveness of acupuncture for smoking cessation and to examine whether any individual aspect of trials is associated with an effect...
  17. ncbi request reprint Clinical trials of acupuncture: consensus recommendations for optimal treatment, sham controls and blinding
    A R White
    Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Sport and Health Services, Exeter, UK
    Complement Ther Med 9:237-45. 2001
    ..A number of recommendations are made which aim to improve the quality of sham-controlled acupuncture studies...
  18. doi request reprint Nettle sting for chronic knee pain: a randomised controlled pilot study
    Colin Randall
    Primary Care Research Group, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, United Kingdom
    Complement Ther Med 16:66-72. 2008
    ..Non-pharmacological interventions for chronic knee pain are increasingly requested by patients and are recommended in current treatment guidelines. An intervention that has been used for many years for pain relief is nettle sting...
  19. ncbi request reprint Validating a new non-penetrating sham acupuncture device: two randomised controlled trials
    Jongbae Park
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
    Acupunct Med 20:168-74. 2002
    ..It is therefore a valid control for acupuncture trials. The findings also lend support to the existence of de qi, a major concept underlying traditional Chinese acupuncture...
  20. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of acupuncture for stroke: a systematic review
    J Park
    Dept of Complementary Medicine, School of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, UK
    J Neurol 248:558-63. 2001
    ..Acupuncture has been suggested as a treatment for stroke rehabilitation, but the question whether it is effective has not been answered satisfactorily...
  21. ncbi request reprint Autogenic training reduces anxiety after coronary angioplasty: a randomized clinical trial
    N Kanji
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, United Kingdom
    Am Heart J 147:E10. 2004
    ..Autogenic training (AT) is a method of autosuggestion with some potential for reducing anxiety. This study tests whether AT lowers anxiety levels experienced by patients undergoing coronary angioplasty...
  22. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture for episodic tension-type headache: a multicentre randomized controlled trial
    A R White
    Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, UK
    Cephalalgia 20:632-7. 2000
    ..Results also show that patient blinding was successful. In conclusion, this study does not provide evidence that this form of acupuncture is effective in the prevention of episodic tension-type headache...
  23. ncbi request reprint Economic analysis of complementary medicine: a systematic review
    A R White
    Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
    Complement Ther Med 8:111-8. 2000
    ..To review systematically all reports of economic analysis of complementary and alternative medicine...
  24. pmc Relaxation therapies for asthma: a systematic review
    A Huntley
    Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Sport and Health Studies, University of Exeter, Exeter EX2 4NT, UK
    Thorax 57:127-31. 2002
    ..The aim of this systematic review was to determine if there is any evidence for or against the clinical efficacy of such interventions...
  25. ncbi request reprint A blinded investigation into the accuracy of reflexology charts
    A R White
    Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Studies, University of Exeter, UK
    Complement Ther Med 8:166-72. 2000
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate whether this representation can be used as a valid method of diagnosis...
  26. ncbi request reprint Conducting and reporting case series and audits--author guidelines for acupuncture in medicine
    Adrian White
    Acupuncture in Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Plymouth, UK
    Acupunct Med 23:181-7. 2005
    ..Adverse events should also be recorded. Analysis of the data and the best way of summarising and presenting the results are also discussed...
  27. ncbi request reprint The effectiveness of acupuncture for depression--a systematic review of randomised controlled trials
    Yoshito Mukaino
    Department of Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Exeter, UK
    Acupunct Med 23:70-6. 2005
    ..To summarise the existing evidence on acupuncture as a therapy for depression...
  28. ncbi request reprint Alternative therapies for tobacco dependence
    Lynn M Villano
    Center for Tobacco Control, North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, 225 Community Drive, South Entrance, Great Neck, NY 11021, USA
    Med Clin North Am 88:1607-21. 2004
    ..At best, individual smokers who choose one of these interventions for preference should not be discouraged provided that they are informed about the state of the evidence...
  29. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture for subacute stroke rehabilitation: a Sham-controlled, subject- and assessor-blind, randomized trial
    Jongbae Park
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, England
    Arch Intern Med 165:2026-31. 2005
    ..Any adjunctive therapy that may reduce persistent disability after stroke should be considered. Acupuncture is used for this purpose, but there is conflicting evidence on its effectiveness...
  30. ncbi request reprint Variability of criteria used to diagnose myofascial trigger point pain syndrome--evidence from a review of the literature
    Elizabeth A Tough
    Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, UK
    Clin J Pain 23:278-86. 2007
    ..Experts were defined as being either researchers investigating MTrP pain syndrome or the "authority" the researchers cited as a source of reference for MTrP pain syndrome diagnosis...
  31. pmc Effectiveness of artichoke extract in preventing alcohol-induced hangovers: a randomized controlled trial
    Max H Pittler
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, United Kingdom
    CMAJ 169:1269-73. 2003
    ..We undertook this study to test whether artichoke extract is effective in preventing the signs and symptoms of alcohol-induced hangover...
  32. 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...