B H Smith

Summary

Affiliation: University of Aberdeen
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Assessing change in chronic pain severity: the chronic pain grade compared with retrospective perceptions
    Alison M Elliott
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre
    Br J Gen Pract 52:269-74. 2002
  2. pmc Symptom experience and subsequent mortality: results from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 study
    Alison M Elliott
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB25 2AY, Scotland, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:158. 2006
  3. pmc Genetic epidemiology and primary care
    Blair H Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen
    Br J Gen Pract 56:214-21. 2006
  4. pmc Generation Scotland: the Scottish Family Health Study; a new resource for researching genes and heritability
    Blair H Smith
    University of Aberdeen, Department of General Practice and Primary Care, Foresterhill Health Centre, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, UK
    BMC Med Genet 7:74. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of chronic pain, from the laboratory to the bus stop: time to add understanding of biological mechanisms to the study of risk factors in population-based research?
    Blair H Smith
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration, Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    Pain 127:5-10. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Factors related to the onset and persistence of chronic back pain in the community: results from a general population follow-up study
    Blair H Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Aberdeen, UK
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:1032-40. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Ethnological Scots
    Blair H Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, West Road, Aberdeen AB25 2AY, UK
    Med Educ 37:1154-5. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Is chronic pain a distinct diagnosis in primary care? Evidence arising from the Royal College of General Practitioners' Oral Contraception study
    Blair H Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Westburn Road, Aberdeen AB25 2AY, UK
    Fam Pract 21:66-74. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Health and quality of life associated with chronic pain of predominantly neuropathic origin in the community
    Blair H Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Clin J Pain 23:143-9. 2007
  10. pmc Pain and subsequent mortality and cancer among women in the Royal College of General Practitioners Oral Contraception Study
    Blair H Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Westburn Road, Aberdeen AB25 2AY
    Br J Gen Pract 53:45-6. 2003

Detail Information

Publications35

  1. pmc Assessing change in chronic pain severity: the chronic pain grade compared with retrospective perceptions
    Alison M Elliott
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre
    Br J Gen Pract 52:269-74. 2002
    ..How the two methods compare is not known...
  2. pmc Symptom experience and subsequent mortality: results from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 study
    Alison M Elliott
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB25 2AY, Scotland, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:158. 2006
    ..One study has suggested that the number of symptoms people experience may be an important predictor of mortality. This novel and potentially important finding may have important implications but needs to be tested in other cohorts...
  3. pmc Genetic epidemiology and primary care
    Blair H Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen
    Br J Gen Pract 56:214-21. 2006
    ....
  4. pmc Generation Scotland: the Scottish Family Health Study; a new resource for researching genes and heritability
    Blair H Smith
    University of Aberdeen, Department of General Practice and Primary Care, Foresterhill Health Centre, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, UK
    BMC Med Genet 7:74. 2006
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of chronic pain, from the laboratory to the bus stop: time to add understanding of biological mechanisms to the study of risk factors in population-based research?
    Blair H Smith
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration, Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    Pain 127:5-10. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Factors related to the onset and persistence of chronic back pain in the community: results from a general population follow-up study
    Blair H Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Aberdeen, UK
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:1032-40. 2004
    ..We compared the prevalence of chronic back pain (CBP) at two points 4 years apart and examined socio-demographic, health, and pain-related factors associated with its onset and persistence...
  7. ncbi request reprint Ethnological Scots
    Blair H Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, West Road, Aberdeen AB25 2AY, UK
    Med Educ 37:1154-5. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Is chronic pain a distinct diagnosis in primary care? Evidence arising from the Royal College of General Practitioners' Oral Contraception study
    Blair H Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Westburn Road, Aberdeen AB25 2AY, UK
    Fam Pract 21:66-74. 2004
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Health and quality of life associated with chronic pain of predominantly neuropathic origin in the community
    Blair H Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Clin J Pain 23:143-9. 2007
    ..To assess the health and quality of life associated with chronic pain of predominantly neuropathic origin (POPNO) on health and daily activity in the general population...
  10. pmc Pain and subsequent mortality and cancer among women in the Royal College of General Practitioners Oral Contraception Study
    Blair H Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Westburn Road, Aberdeen AB25 2AY
    Br J Gen Pract 53:45-6. 2003
    ..75), and a higher risk of subsequent cancer among women reporting head or abdomen pain. Given the high prevalence of pain symptoms, these findings may be important, and warrant further research...
  11. ncbi request reprint Spiritual healing and the appliance of science
    B H Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB25 2AY
    Scott Med J 47:51-2. 2002
  12. doi request reprint Management of chronic pain in primary care
    Blair H Smith
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Curr Opin Support Palliat Care 5:137-42. 2011
    ..To examine recent and current evidence available to guide the management of chronic pain in primary care...
  13. ncbi request reprint The Level of Expressed Need--a measure of help-seeking behaviour for chronic pain in the community
    B H Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Aberdeen, AB25 2AY, UK
    Eur J Pain 5:257-66. 2001
    ..The findings confirm that this response is influenced by clinical and demographic factors in addition to the severity of the pain. Further development work will strengthen the instrument to explore these...
  14. ncbi request reprint The impact of chronic pain in the community
    B H Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Fam Pract 18:292-9. 2001
    ..These results support the suggestion that chronic pain is multidimensional, both in its aetiology and in its effects, particularly at this end of the spectrum. This must be addressed in management and in further research...
  15. ncbi request reprint The course of chronic pain in the community: results of a 4-year follow-up study
    A M Elliott
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Westburn Road, Aberdeen AB25 2AY, UK
    Pain 99:299-307. 2002
    ..The lack of association between onset or recovery from chronic pain and most traditional socio-demographic factors, highlights the need to broaden the range of factors included in studies of chronic pain aetiology...
  16. ncbi request reprint The use of medication for chronic pain in primary care, and the potential for intervention by a practice-based pharmacist
    M Elaine McDermott
    Pain Management Clinic, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, UK
    Fam Pract 23:46-52. 2006
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Changes in chronic pain severity over time: the Chronic Pain Grade as a valid measure
    A M Elliott
    Department of General Practice, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Westburn Road, AB25 2AY, Aberdeen, UK
    Pain 88:303-8. 2000
    ..We concluded that the CPG is a useful and valid objective instrument for measuring change in severity of chronic pain over time and could be used in longitudinal studies of chronic pain severity...
  18. ncbi request reprint Medication and treatment use in primary care patients with chronic pain of predominantly neuropathic origin
    Nicola Torrance
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration, Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Aberdeen, UK
    Fam Pract 24:481-5. 2007
    ..Neuropathic pain is widely recognized as one of the most difficult pain syndromes to treat and presents a significant challenge for pain clinicians and GPs...
  19. doi request reprint Severe chronic pain is associated with increased 10 year mortality. A cohort record linkage study
    Nicola Torrance
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration, Centre of Academic Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Eur J Pain 14:380-6. 2010
    ..However, severe chronic pain is associated with increased risk of mortality, independent of socio-demographic factors...
  20. doi request reprint Genetic variation in the beta2-adrenergic receptor but not catecholamine-O-methyltransferase predisposes to chronic pain: results from the 1958 British Birth Cohort Study
    Lynne J Hocking
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration Bone and Musculoskeletal Research Programme, Division of Applied Medicine, School of Medicine and Dentistry University of Aberdeen, UK
    Pain 149:143-51. 2010
    ..These results are the first to suggest that functional ADRB2 variants are involved in regulating pain status at a population level. A role for COMT in chronic pain development was not identified, though could not be excluded...
  21. pmc Chronic pain and health status: how do those not using healthcare services fare?
    Alison M Elliott
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen
    Br J Gen Pract 54:614-6. 2004
    ..The findings suggest that there is little point in trying to detect and treat individuals not currently presenting to healthcare services with their pain...
  22. doi request reprint Is chronic pain associated with subsequent cancer? A cohort record linkage study
    Alison M Elliott
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration, Centre of Academic Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Eur J Pain 14:860-3. 2010
    ..There were no significant differences between those with severe chronic pain compared to those with mild chronic pain. The findings suggest that those with chronic pain are not at a significantly increased risk of developing cancer...
  23. ncbi request reprint The 'number needed to sample' in primary care research. Comparison of two primary care sampling frames for chronic back pain
    Blair H Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Fam Pract 22:205-14. 2005
    ..For most conditions, even a large population sample will yield a small number of cases, yet other sampling techniques risk problems with extrapolation of findings...
  24. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of chronic pain of predominantly neuropathic origin. Results from a general population survey
    Nicola Torrance
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
    J Pain 7:281-9. 2006
    ..This is the first estimate of the prevalence and distribution of pain of predominantly neuropathic origin in the general population, using a previously validated and reliable data collection instrument...
  25. doi request reprint Potential Pain Management Programmes in primary care. A UK-wide questionnaire and Delphi survey of experts
    Nicola Torrance
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration, Centre of Academic Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Fam Pract 28:41-8. 2011
    ..Secondary care- or private sector-based Pain Management Programmes (PMPs) offering intensive multidisciplinary approaches have been found to improve participants' physical performance and psychological well-being...
  26. doi request reprint Economic evaluation of early administration of prednisolone and/or aciclovir for the treatment of Bell's palsy
    R A Hernandez
    Health Economics Research Unit and Health Services Research Unit, Institute of Applied Health Sciences, College of Life Sciences and Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK
    Fam Pract 26:137-44. 2009
    ..We present an randomised controlled trial (RCT)-based economic evaluation of the early administration of steroids (prednisolone) and/or antivirals (acyclovir) compared to placebo, for treatment of BP...
  27. doi request reprint Heritability of chronic pain in 2195 extended families
    L J Hocking
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Eur J Pain 16:1053-63. 2012
    ..007). Co-heritability of both traits was 11% (SE 76%). This study supports the use of chronic pain as a phenotype in genetic studies, with adequate correction for confounders to specifically identify genetic risk factors for chronic pain...
  28. doi request reprint Analysing the SF-36 in population-based research. A comparison of methods of statistical approaches using chronic pain as an example
    Nicola Torrance
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Center, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, UK
    J Eval Clin Pract 15:328-34. 2009
    ..In this study of chronic pain, we compared results arising from the SF-36 between three study sub-samples, using conventional parametric, non-parametric, bootstrapping and log transforming methods...
  29. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of spiritual healing in restricted neck movement
    Stan Gerard
    Serendipity, Aberdeen, Scotland
    J Altern Complement Med 9:467-77. 2003
    ..To investigate the clinical effectiveness of visiting a spiritual healer in restricted neck movement...
  30. pmc What's in a name? Advances in primary care chronic pain management
    Blair H Smith
    Br J Gen Pract 57:92-4. 2007
  31. ncbi request reprint Active self-management of chronic pain in the community
    Blair H Smith
    Pain 113:249-50. 2005
  32. ncbi request reprint Can pain can be more or less neuropathic? Comparison of symptom assessment tools with ratings of certainty by clinicians
    Michael I Bennett
    Clinical Teaching and Research Unit, St Gemma s Hospice, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
    Pain 122:289-94. 2006
    ..These data support the theoretical construct that pain can be more or less neuropathic and that pain of predominantly neuropathic origin may be a useful clinical concept...
  33. ncbi request reprint The S-LANSS score for identifying pain of predominantly neuropathic origin: validation for use in clinical and postal research
    Michael I Bennett
    Clinical Teaching and Research Unit, St Gemma s Hospice and University of Leeds, UK
    J Pain 6:149-58. 2005
    ..This might lead to new insights into the relationship between pathophysiologic mechanisms and clinical manifestations of pain...
  34. ncbi request reprint Early treatment with prednisolone or acyclovir in Bell's palsy
    Frank M Sullivan
    Scottish School of Primary Care, University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom
    N Engl J Med 357:1598-607. 2007
    ..Corticosteroids and antiviral agents are widely used to treat the early stages of idiopathic facial paralysis (i.e., Bell's palsy), but their effectiveness is uncertain...
  35. ncbi request reprint Primary care epidemiology: its scope and purpose
    Philip C Hannaford
    Fam Pract 23:1-7. 2006