Lesley M Roberts
Affiliation: University of Birmingham
- A randomised controlled trial of a probiotic 'functional food' in the management of irritable bowel syndromeLesley M Roberts
Primary Care Clinical Sciences, School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
BMC Gastroenterol 13:45. 2013..Evidence suggests functional foods containing probiotics improve gastrointestinal transit, however, data are limited by short follow-up periods and evaluation in selected populations...
- Exploring the use and effects of deliberate self-harm websites: an Internet-based studyIsobel Marion Harris
Primary Care Clinical Sciences, School of Health and Population Sciences, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
J Med Internet Res 15:e285. 2013..However, there is little and contradictory evidence available on the effects of using such websites. Further research is therefore required to examine the use and effects of DSH websites...
- Treatments for irritable bowel syndrome: patients' attitudes and acceptabilityLynsey R Harris
Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
BMC Complement Altern Med 8:65. 2008....
- Physical health care of patients with schizophrenia in primary care: a comparative studyLesley Roberts
Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
Fam Pract 24:34-40. 2007..Excess morbidity and mortality associated with schizophrenia is well established. Despite this, no previous multi-centre study has investigated whether patients with schizophrenia receive equitable physical healthcare within primary care...
- Is subclinical thyroid dysfunction in the elderly associated with depression or cognitive dysfunction?Lesley M Roberts
Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Ann Intern Med 145:573-81. 2006..The clinical significance of this dysfunction, however, remains uncertain, and associations with cognitive impairment, depression, and anxiety are unconfirmed...
- A randomised controlled trial to determine the effect on response of including a lottery incentive in health surveys [ISRCTN32203485]L M Roberts
Dept Primary Care and General Practice, Division of Primary Care, Public and Occupational Health, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
BMC Health Serv Res 4:30. 2004..Three previous papers report on the effectiveness of lottery incentives with contradictory results. This study aimed to determine the effect of including a lottery-style incentive on response rates to a postal health survey...
- Effects of exposure to mental illness in role-play on undergraduate student attitudesLesley M Roberts
Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Fam Med 40:477-83. 2008..However, many students are exposed to concepts of mental illness at a much earlier stage in their education. No previous study has explored the effect of intervention such as role-play on student attitudinal development...
- Why are GPs treating subclinical hypothyroidism? Case note review and GP surveyJack Allport
Care of Primary Care Clinical Sciences, School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK
Prim Health Care Res Dev 14:175-84. 2013..With increasing numbers of thyroid function tests (TFTs) performed, GPs frequently have to make management decisions regarding this diagnosis. However, little is known about how SCHo is currently being managed in primary care...
- The relationship between serum TSH and free T4 in older peoplePenny M Clark
The Regional Endocrine Laboratories, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
J Clin Pathol 65:463-5. 2012..Both gender and smoking status affected the relationship. This suggests that more complex modelling is required when investigating the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis...
- Prevalence of subclinical thyroid dysfunction and its relation to socioeconomic deprivation in the elderly: a community-based cross-sectional surveySue Wilson
Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, United Kingdom
J Clin Endocrinol Metab 91:4809-16. 2006..Population-based screening has been advocated for subclinical thyroid dysfunction in the elderly because the disorder is perceived to be common, and health benefits may be accrued by detection and treatment...
- Evaluation of the Birmingham IBS symptom questionnaireAndrea K Roalfe
Department of Primary Care and General Practice, Division of Primary Care, Public and Occupational Health, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
BMC Gastroenterol 8:30. 2008..The aim of this study was to develop and validate a disease specific score to measure the symptoms of patients with IBS...
- Association between serum free thyroxine concentration and atrial fibrillationM D Gammage
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England
Arch Intern Med 167:928-34. 2007..Our objective was to determine the relationship between thyroid function and presence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in older subjects...
- CD40 ligand, Bcl-2, and Bcl-xL spare group I Burkitt lymphoma cells from CD77-directed killing via Verotoxin-1 B chain but fail to protect against the holotoxinJ Gordon
MRC Centre for Immune Regulation, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
Cell Death Differ 7:785-94. 2000....
- Comparison of ribosome-inactivating proteins in the induction of apoptosisJ M Williams
Renal Research Laboratory, Clinical Research Block, University Hospital, Birmingham, UK
Toxicol Lett 91:121-7. 1997..VT1 had an IC50 of 0.0024 ng/ml, B chain alone was ineffective at inhibiting protein synthesis. Ricin had an IC50 of 0.39 ng/ml and RASTA2 of 1.7 ng/ml. In vero cells the B chain of these toxins does not participate in cell killing...
- Medical students' attitudes to psychiatric illness in primary careRobert P Dixon
Department of Psychiatry, Birmingham Medical School, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
Med Educ 42:1080-7. 2008..This study aimed to describe the attitudes and predicted behaviour of medical students towards patients with mental illness in a primary care setting and to investigate whether these were affected by the students' level of training...
- Advertising of food to children: is brand logo recognition related to their food knowledge, eating behaviours and food preferences?C A Kopelman
Birmingham University Medical School, University of Birmingham, Department of Primary Care and General Practice, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
J Public Health (Oxf) 29:358-67. 2007....