J Bruce

Summary

Affiliation: University of Aberdeen
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Workload implications of community psychiatric nurse employment by a general practice: a pilot study
    J Bruce
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen
    Br J Gen Pract 48:1419-20. 1998
  2. ncbi request reprint Quality of life and chronic pain four years after gastrointestinal surgery
    Julie Bruce
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Medical School, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    Dis Colon Rectum 49:1362-70. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Reviewing the literature: adopting a systematic approach
    Julie Bruce
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, Scotland, UK
    J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 30:13-6. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Quantitative assessment of chronic postsurgical pain using the McGill Pain Questionnaire
    Julie Bruce
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Medical School, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    Clin J Pain 20:70-5. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of chronic chest and leg pain following cardiac surgery: a historical cohort study
    J Bruce
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Medical School, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK
    Pain 104:265-73. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint The quality of measurement of surgical wound infection as the basis for monitoring: a systematic review
    J Bruce
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Medical School, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    J Hosp Infect 49:99-108. 2001
  7. doi request reprint Antibiotic stewardship and consumption: findings from a pan-European hospital study
    Julie Bruce
    Section of Population Health, University of Aberdeen, Medical School, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
    J Antimicrob Chemother 64:853-60. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Systematic review of the definition and measurement of anastomotic leak after gastrointestinal surgery
    J Bruce
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Medical School, Polwarth Building, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
    Br J Surg 88:1157-68. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Chronic pain and quality of life following open inguinal hernia repair
    A S Poobalan
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Medical School, Aberdeen, UK
    Br J Surg 88:1122-6. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial drug use and infection control practices associated with the prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in European hospitals
    F M MacKenzie
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, UK
    Clin Microbiol Infect 13:269-76. 2007

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. pmc Workload implications of community psychiatric nurse employment by a general practice: a pilot study
    J Bruce
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen
    Br J Gen Pract 48:1419-20. 1998
    ..Although the consultation rate with general practitioners for mental health reasons was significantly lower after CPN intervention, no differences were found in the total consultation rate...
  2. ncbi request reprint Quality of life and chronic pain four years after gastrointestinal surgery
    Julie Bruce
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Medical School, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    Dis Colon Rectum 49:1362-70. 2006
    ..This study was designed to assess the prevalence of chronic pain and quality of life in a cohort of patients who underwent surgery for benign and malignant gastrointestinal disease...
  3. ncbi request reprint Reviewing the literature: adopting a systematic approach
    Julie Bruce
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, Scotland, UK
    J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 30:13-6. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Quantitative assessment of chronic postsurgical pain using the McGill Pain Questionnaire
    Julie Bruce
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Medical School, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    Clin J Pain 20:70-5. 2004
    ..Although the MPQ is frequently used as a pain measurement tool, no studies to date have compared the characteristics of chronic post-surgical pain after different surgical procedures using a quantitative scoring method...
  5. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of chronic chest and leg pain following cardiac surgery: a historical cohort study
    J Bruce
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Medical School, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK
    Pain 104:265-73. 2003
    ..Chronic pain following median sternotomy and saphenous vein harvesting is more common than hitherto reported and that patients undergoing CABG should be warned of this possibility...
  6. ncbi request reprint The quality of measurement of surgical wound infection as the basis for monitoring: a systematic review
    J Bruce
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Medical School, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    J Hosp Infect 49:99-108. 2001
    ..However, realistically, there will have to be a balance between the quality of the measurement and the practicality of surveillance...
  7. doi request reprint Antibiotic stewardship and consumption: findings from a pan-European hospital study
    Julie Bruce
    Section of Population Health, University of Aberdeen, Medical School, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
    J Antimicrob Chemother 64:853-60. 2009
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  8. ncbi request reprint Systematic review of the definition and measurement of anastomotic leak after gastrointestinal surgery
    J Bruce
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Medical School, Polwarth Building, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
    Br J Surg 88:1157-68. 2001
    ..The aim of this study was to review the definition and measurement of anastomotic leak after oesophagogastric, hepatopancreaticobiliary and lower gastrointestinal surgery...
  9. ncbi request reprint Chronic pain and quality of life following open inguinal hernia repair
    A S Poobalan
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Medical School, Aberdeen, UK
    Br J Surg 88:1122-6. 2001
    ..The aim was to determine the frequency and characteristics of chronic pain following open inguinal hernia repair and to identify risk factors for its development...
  10. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial drug use and infection control practices associated with the prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in European hospitals
    F M MacKenzie
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, UK
    Clin Microbiol Infect 13:269-76. 2007
    ..Overall, this study highlighted significant associations between MRSA prevalence, antimicrobial use and various key infection control parameters, all of which showed significant individual variations according to geographical region...
  11. ncbi request reprint The measurement and monitoring of surgical adverse events
    J Bruce
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Health Technol Assess 5:1-194. 2001
    ..10) A review is needed of the extent of the use and efficiency of routine hospital data versus special collections or voluntary reporting...
  12. pmc Long-term follow-up of breast cancer survivors with post-mastectomy pain syndrome
    L Macdonald
    Department of Anaesthesia, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZN, UK
    Br J Cancer 92:225-30. 2005
    ..Risk factors for persistent PMPS included younger age and heavier weight. This study found that, of women reporting PMPS in 1996, half of those surveyed in 2002 continued to experience PMPS at a mean of 9 years after surgery...
  13. doi request reprint Use of complementary and alternative medicine by patients attending a head and neck oncology clinic
    M Shakeel
    Department of Otolaryngology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Scotland, UK
    J Laryngol Otol 122:1360-4. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to explore the use of such therapies by patients attending a head and neck oncology clinic in Aberdeen...
  14. ncbi request reprint The role of microbiology and pharmacy departments in the stewardship of antibiotic prescribing in European hospitals
    Fiona M MacKenzie
    Medical Microbiology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK
    J Hosp Infect 65:73-81. 2007
    ..There was also no evidence that pharmacy services reduced the amount of antibiotics prescribed...
  15. ncbi request reprint A review of chronic pain after inguinal herniorrhaphy
    Amudha S Poobalan
    University of Aberdeen Medical School, United Kingdom
    Clin J Pain 19:48-54. 2003
    ..Evidence suggests that patients with chronic pain place a considerable burden on health services. However, few scientific data on chronic pain after this common elective operation are available...
  16. ncbi request reprint Use of complementary and alternative medicine in pediatric otolaryngology patients attending a tertiary hospital in the UK
    M Shakeel
    Department of Otolaryngology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen AB25 2ZN, Scotland, UK
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 71:1725-30. 2007
    ..We investigated the prevalence and pattern of CAM use among children attending the pediatric otolaryngology department in a tertiary pediatric teaching hospital in Scotland...
  17. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial susceptibility testing in European hospitals: report from the ARPAC study
    F M MacKenzie
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, UK
    Clin Microbiol Infect 12:1185-92. 2006
    ..The majority of respondents stated that they followed CLSI guidelines, but a high proportion had modified the CLSI methods for detecting MRSA and VRE, which may compromise clinical management and antimicrobial resistance surveillance...
  18. ncbi request reprint A United Kingdom survey of surgical technique and handling practice of inguinal canal structures during hernia surgery
    Rajan Ravindran
    Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, University of Aberdeen Medical School, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    Surgery 139:523-6. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to establish UK surgical practice of handling of structures in the inguinal canal during herniorrhaphy...
  19. ncbi request reprint Systematic review of the quality of surgical mortality monitoring
    E M Russell
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Medical School, Polwarth Building, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
    Br J Surg 90:527-32. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review of the quality of measurement, reporting and monitoring of mortality as an outcome after surgery...
  20. doi request reprint Differential item functioning (DIF) in the EORTC QLQ-C30: a comparison of baseline, on-treatment and off-treatment data
    Neil W Scott
    Section of Population Health, Institute of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK
    Qual Life Res 18:381-8. 2009
    ..We now compare the consistency of these results with similar analyses of on-treatment and off-treatment assessments and explore whether item relationships differ from those at baseline...
  21. doi request reprint The relationship between overall quality of life and its subdimensions was influenced by culture: analysis of an international database
    Neil W Scott
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, UK
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:788-95. 2008
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  22. pmc Immunogenetics and clinical phenotype of sympathetic ophthalmia in British and Irish patients
    D J Kilmartin
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Br J Ophthalmol 85:281-6. 2001
    ..This study sought to assess HLA genetic polymorphism in British and Irish patients with SO, and to assess whether HLA gene variants are associated with clinical phenotype or disease severity...
  23. ncbi request reprint Systematic reviews in midwifery
    Edwin van Teijlingen
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen
    RCM Midwives 9:186-8. 2006
    ..Further detailed guidance on conducting systematic reviews is available from the NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (NHS CRD, 2001) and the Cochrane Reviewers' Handbook (Alderson et al, 2003)...
  24. ncbi request reprint Medical versus surgical management for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) in adults
    Samantha M Wileman
    Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK, AB25 2ZD
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 3:CD003243. 2010
    ..Surgery does carry some risk and whether the benefits of surgery are sustained in the long term remains uncertain. Treatment decisions for GORD should be based on patient and surgeon preference...
  25. pmc Healing by primary closure versus open healing after surgery for pilonidal sinus: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Iain J D McCallum
    Department of General Surgery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
    BMJ 336:868-71. 2008
    ..To determine the relative effects of open healing compared with primary closure for pilonidal sinus and optimal closure method (midline v off-midline)...