J A Sterne

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bristol
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Associations of mortality with own height using son's height as an instrumental variable
    David Carslake
    MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology CAiTE, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
    Econ Hum Biol 11:351-9. 2013
  2. pmc Is MRI better than CT for detecting a vascular component to dementia? A systematic review and meta-analysis
    Rebecca Beynon
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Bristol, BS8 2PS, UK
    BMC Neurol 12:33. 2012
  3. pmc The diagnosis of urinary tract infections in young children (DUTY): protocol for a diagnostic and prospective observational study to derive and validate a clinical algorithm for the diagnosis of UTI in children presenting to primary care with an acute ill
    Harriet Downing
    Academic Unit of Primary Health Care, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, 39 Whatley Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2PS, UK
    BMC Infect Dis 12:158. 2012
  4. pmc The impact of pesticide suicide on the geographic distribution of suicide in Taiwan: a spatial analysis
    Shu Sen Chang
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    BMC Public Health 12:260. 2012
  5. pmc Ongoing monitoring of data clustering in multicenter studies
    Lauren B Guthrie
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:29. 2012
  6. pmc A review of reporting of participant recruitment and retention in RCTs in six major journals
    Merran Toerien
    Department of Sociology, The University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 4PS, UK
    Trials 10:52. 2009
  7. pmc Graphical presentation of diagnostic information
    Penny F Whiting
    Department of Social Medicine, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2PR, UK
    BMC Med Res Methodol 8:20. 2008
  8. pmc The impact of CFS/ME on employment and productivity in the UK: a cross-sectional study based on the CFS/ME national outcomes database
    Simon M Collin
    School of Social and Community Medicine, Centre for Child and Adolescent Health, University of Bristol, Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, BS8 2BN, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:217. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Statistical methods for assessing the influence of study characteristics on treatment effects in 'meta-epidemiological' research
    Jonathan A C Sterne
    MRC Health Services Research Collaboration, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, UK
    Stat Med 21:1513-24. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint Teaching hypothesis tests--time for significant change?
    Jonathan A C Sterne
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2PR, UK
    Stat Med 21:985-94; discussion 995-999, 1001. 2002

Detail Information

Publications66

  1. pmc Associations of mortality with own height using son's height as an instrumental variable
    David Carslake
    MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology CAiTE, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
    Econ Hum Biol 11:351-9. 2013
    ....
  2. pmc Is MRI better than CT for detecting a vascular component to dementia? A systematic review and meta-analysis
    Rebecca Beynon
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Bristol, BS8 2PS, UK
    BMC Neurol 12:33. 2012
    ..We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to investigate this question...
  3. pmc The diagnosis of urinary tract infections in young children (DUTY): protocol for a diagnostic and prospective observational study to derive and validate a clinical algorithm for the diagnosis of UTI in children presenting to primary care with an acute ill
    Harriet Downing
    Academic Unit of Primary Health Care, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, 39 Whatley Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2PS, UK
    BMC Infect Dis 12:158. 2012
    ..The overall study aim is to derive and validate a cost-effective clinical algorithm for the diagnosis of UTI in children presenting to primary care acutely unwell...
  4. pmc The impact of pesticide suicide on the geographic distribution of suicide in Taiwan: a spatial analysis
    Shu Sen Chang
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    BMC Public Health 12:260. 2012
    ..This study aims to investigate geographic variations in pesticide suicide and their impact on the spatial distribution of suicide in Taiwan...
  5. pmc Ongoing monitoring of data clustering in multicenter studies
    Lauren B Guthrie
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:29. 2012
    ..While it is possible to address and correct for some measurement error through statistical analysis, proactive data monitoring is essential to ensure high-quality data collection...
  6. pmc A review of reporting of participant recruitment and retention in RCTs in six major journals
    Merran Toerien
    Department of Sociology, The University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 4PS, UK
    Trials 10:52. 2009
    ..This paper aims: (i) to update and extend previous reviews evaluating reporting of participant recruitment and retention in RCTs; (ii) to quantify the level of participation throughout RCTs...
  7. pmc Graphical presentation of diagnostic information
    Penny F Whiting
    Department of Social Medicine, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2PR, UK
    BMC Med Res Methodol 8:20. 2008
    ..Diagnostic information should be presented in an easily interpretable way, which conveys both test characteristics (diagnostic accuracy) and the potential for use in clinical practice (predictive value)...
  8. pmc The impact of CFS/ME on employment and productivity in the UK: a cross-sectional study based on the CFS/ME national outcomes database
    Simon M Collin
    School of Social and Community Medicine, Centre for Child and Adolescent Health, University of Bristol, Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, BS8 2BN, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:217. 2011
    ..Few studies have investigated factors associated with discontinuation of employment in patients with CFS/ME or quantified its impact on productivity...
  9. ncbi request reprint Statistical methods for assessing the influence of study characteristics on treatment effects in 'meta-epidemiological' research
    Jonathan A C Sterne
    MRC Health Services Research Collaboration, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, UK
    Stat Med 21:1513-24. 2002
    ..We show that both within- and between meta-analysis heterogeneity may be of importance in the analysis of meta-epidemiological studies, and that confounding exists between the effects of publication status and trial quality...
  10. ncbi request reprint Teaching hypothesis tests--time for significant change?
    Jonathan A C Sterne
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2PR, UK
    Stat Med 21:985-94; discussion 995-999, 1001. 2002
    ..K. medical schools represented at the April 2000 Burwalls meeting. Suggested guidelines for the teaching of statistical inference to medical students are presented, and possible future developments are discussed...
  11. ncbi request reprint Funnel plots for detecting bias in meta-analysis: guidelines on choice of axis
    J A Sterne
    MRC Health Services Research Collaboration, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, BS8 2PR, Bristol, UK
    J Clin Epidemiol 54:1046-55. 2001
    ..We conclude that funnel plots of meta-analyses should generally use standard error as the measure of study size and ratio measures of treatment effect...
  12. ncbi request reprint Commentary: Null points--has interpretation of significance tests improved?
    Jonathan Sterne
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2PR, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 32:693-4. 2003
  13. pmc Inequalities in rates of gonorrhoea and chlamydia between black ethnic groups in south east London: cross sectional study
    N Low
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 77:15-20. 2001
    ..To examine differences in population based rates of gonorrhoea and chlamydia between black ethnic groups in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Health Authority...
  14. ncbi request reprint Uses and abuses of meta-analysis
    M Egger
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol
    Clin Med 1:478-84. 2001
    ..We argue that meta-analysis should be performed only within the framework of systematic reviews--that is, reviews prepared using a systematic approach to minimise bias and address the combinability of studies...
  15. pmc Enhanced enzyme immunoassay with negative-gray-zone testing compared to a single nucleic Acid amplification technique for community-based chlamydial screening of men
    Paddy Horner
    The Milne Centre, United Bristol Healthcare Trust, Bristol BS2 8HW, United Kingdom
    J Clin Microbiol 43:2065-9. 2005
    ..In addition, positive nucleic acid amplification test results should be confirmed and an inhibition control should be used...
  16. doi request reprint Evidence-based diagnosis
    Penny Whiting
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    J Health Serv Res Policy 13:57-63. 2008
    ..Three areas that would benefit from further research are literature searching, synthesis of results from individual patient data and presentation of results...
  17. ncbi request reprint Associations of parental, birth, and early life characteristics with systolic blood pressure at 5 years of age: findings from the Mater-University study of pregnancy and its outcomes
    Debbie A Lawlor
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Rd, Bristol, BS8 2PR, UK
    Circulation 110:2417-23. 2004
    ..We examined the associations of a range of parental and early life characteristics with systolic blood pressure at 5 years of age...
  18. pmc Sex differences in body fat distribution and carotid intima media thickness: cross sectional survey using data from the British regional heart study
    Debbie A Lawlor
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:700-4. 2004
    ..To determine the role of central adiposity in explaining sex differences in carotid intima media thickness (IMT)...
  19. ncbi request reprint Suicide risk in small areas in England and Wales, 1991-1993
    Nicos Middleton
    Dept of Social Medicine, University of Bristol Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, BS8 2PR, Bristol, UK
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 39:45-52. 2004
    ..Previous ecological studies have focused on relatively large geographic areas and/or examined associations in all age groups combined...
  20. doi request reprint Systematic reviews of test accuracy should search a range of databases to identify primary studies
    Penny Whiting
    MRC Health Services Research Collaboration, Department of Social Medicine, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2PR, UK
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:357-364. 2008
    ..To estimate the yield from searching a range of bibliographic databases and additional sources to identify test accuracy studies for systematic reviews...
  21. ncbi request reprint Birth weight of offspring and subsequent cardiovascular mortality of the parents
    George Davey Smith
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Epidemiology 16:563-9. 2005
    ..However, it has also been hypothesized that common genetic factors could underlie both restricted fetal development and disease risk (the fetal insulin hypothesis)...
  22. ncbi request reprint Direction and impact of language bias in meta-analyses of controlled trials: empirical study
    Peter Juni
    Medical Research Council Health Services Research Collaboration, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 31:115-23. 2002
    ..We examined the influence of trials published in languages other than English on combined estimates and conclusions of published meta-analyses...
  23. pmc Prognosis of HIV-1-infected patients up to 5 years after initiation of HAART: collaborative analysis of prospective studies
    Margaret May
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, Bristol, UK
    AIDS 21:1185-97. 2007
    ..To estimate the prognosis over 5 years of HIV-1-infected, treatment-naive patients starting HAART, taking into account the immunological and virological response to therapy...
  24. pmc The geography of despair among 15-44-year-old men in England and Wales: putting suicide on the map
    Nicos Middleton
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2PR, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:1040-7. 2006
    ..To investigate the spatial patterning and possible contributors to the geographical distribution of suicide among 15-44- year-old men...
  25. ncbi request reprint The publication process itself was the major cause of publication bias in genetic epidemiology
    Michael Calnan
    Medical Research Councils Health Services Research Collaboration, UK
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:1312-8. 2006
    ..How do scientists in the field of genetic epidemiology see the problem of publication bias, what are the possible solutions and what particular pressures are they under that might either promote or prevent publication and other biases?..
  26. pmc Vulvovaginal-swab or first-catch urine specimen to detect Chlamydia trachomatis in women in a community setting?
    Sue Skidmore
    Public Health Laboratory Service, Birmingham Laboratory, Birmingham, UK
    J Clin Microbiol 44:4389-94. 2006
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Association of childhood socioeconomic position with cause-specific mortality in a prospective record linkage study of 1,839,384 individuals
    Debbie A Lawlor
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 164:907-15. 2006
    ..Educational attainment may be important in reducing the health inequalities associated with early-life disadvantage...
  28. ncbi request reprint The impact of residual and unmeasured confounding in epidemiologic studies: a simulation study
    Zoe Fewell
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 166:646-55. 2007
    ..Patterns are more complex for correlated confounders. With plausible assumptions, effect sizes of the magnitude frequently reported in observational epidemiologic studies can be generated by residual and/or unmeasured confounding alone...
  29. ncbi request reprint A coronary heart disease risk model for predicting the effect of potent antiretroviral therapy in HIV-1 infected men
    Margaret May
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 36:1309-18. 2007
    ..We developed a prognostic model for CHD tailored to the changes in risk factors observed in patients starting HAART...
  30. ncbi request reprint Mendelian randomization: using genes as instruments for making causal inferences in epidemiology
    Debbie A Lawlor
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, U K
    Stat Med 27:1133-63. 2008
    ..This paper outlines Mendelian randomization, draws parallels with IV methods, provides examples of implementation of the approach and discusses limitations of the approach and some methods for dealing with these...
  31. ncbi request reprint An atlas of suicide mortality: England and Wales, 1988-1994
    Nicos Middleton
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Landmark Center, 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Place 14:492-506. 2008
    ..Some features were common to all, while others appeared male specific or specific to the younger age group. Suicide prevention strategies can be informed by an understanding and addressing the geography of suicide...
  32. doi request reprint Inference from genome-wide association studies using a novel Markov model
    Fay J Hosking
    Department of Mathematics, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Genet Epidemiol 32:497-504. 2008
    ..Our method is able to correctly identify the causal locus in examples where single SNP analysis is both successful and unsuccessful at identifying the causal SNP...
  33. doi request reprint How much of the data published in observational studies of the association between diet and prostate or bladder cancer is usable for meta-analysis?
    Geertruida E Bekkering
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 167:1017-26. 2008
    ..Results providing evidence of associations may be overrepresented in meta-analyses of observational studies...
  34. ncbi request reprint Using bivariate models to understand between- and within-cluster regression coefficients, with application to twin data
    Lyle C Gurrin
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Biometrics 62:745-51. 2006
    ..We illustrate these results in a study of female twin pairs from Australia and North America relating mammographic breast density to weight and body mass index...
  35. ncbi request reprint HIV treatment response and prognosis in Europe and North America in the first decade of highly active antiretroviral therapy: a collaborative analysis
    Margaret T May
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2PR, UK
    Lancet 368:451-8. 2006
    ..We aimed to examine trends in the characteristics of patients starting HAART in Europe and North America, and their treatment response and short-term prognosis...
  36. ncbi request reprint Nutritional interventions and outcome in patients with cancer or preinvasive lesions: systematic review
    Anna A Davies
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Lower Maudlin St, Bristol BS1 2LY, UK
    J Natl Cancer Inst 98:961-73. 2006
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Does elevated plasma fibrinogen increase the risk of coronary heart disease? Evidence from a meta-analysis of genetic association studies
    George Davey Smith
    Department of Social Medicine, Canynge Hall, Bristol BS8 2PR, United Kingdom
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 25:2228-33. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess whether a genetic variant associated with higher fibrinogen levels is associated with increased coronary heart disease (CHD) risk, as a test of the causal influence of fibrinogen on CHD...
  38. ncbi request reprint Long-term effectiveness of potent antiretroviral therapy in preventing AIDS and death: a prospective cohort study
    Jonathan A C Sterne
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2PR, UK
    Lancet 366:378-84. 2005
    ..Estimation of treatment effects in observational studies is problematic, because of confounding by indication. We aimed to use novel methodology to overcome this problem in the Swiss HIV Cohort Study...
  39. ncbi request reprint Cause-specific hospital admission and mortality among working men: association with socioeconomic circumstances in childhood and adult life, and the mediating role of daily stress
    Chris Metcalfe
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Eur J Public Health 15:238-44. 2005
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Screening for chlamydia
    Nicola Low
    Lancet 365:1539. 2005
  41. pmc Coverage and uptake of systematic postal screening for genital Chlamydia trachomatis and prevalence of infection in the United Kingdom general population: cross sectional study
    John Macleod
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT
    BMJ 330:940. 2005
    ..To measure the coverage and uptake of systematic postal screening for genital Chlamydia trachomatis and the prevalence of infection in the general population in the United Kingdom. To investigate factors associated with these measures...
  42. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a prognostic model for survival time data: application to prognosis of HIV positive patients treated with antiretroviral therapy
    Margaret May
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Stat Med 23:2375-98. 2004
    ..The methods are illustrated by using a model developed to predict progression to a new AIDS event or death in HIV-1 positive patients starting antiretroviral therapy...
  43. ncbi request reprint 'You can't tell by looking': pilot study of a community-based intervention to detect asymptomatic sexually transmitted infections
    N Low
    MRC Health Service Research Collaboration, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Rd, Bristol BS8 2PR, UK
    Int J STD AIDS 14:830-4. 2003
    ..Only 7% of those tested found it embarrassing. The intervention was both feasible and acceptable to young people. It could be tested in a wider variety of non-clinical settings and evaluated in a cluster randomized trial...
  44. ncbi request reprint Secular trends in mortality by stroke subtype in the 20th century: a retrospective analysis
    Debbie A Lawlor
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Lancet 360:1818-23. 2002
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Frequent job change and associated health
    Chris Metcalfe
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, Bristol, UK
    Soc Sci Med 56:1-15. 2003
    ..However, the observed relationship between frequent job changing and a higher incidence of health risk behaviours, in the absence of a relationship with poorer health, invites further research...
  46. ncbi request reprint Prognosis of HIV-1-infected patients starting highly active antiretroviral therapy: a collaborative analysis of prospective studies
    Matthias Egger
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Lancet 360:119-29. 2002
    ..The ART Cohort Collaboration, which includes 13 cohort studies from Europe and North America, was established to fill this knowledge gap...
  47. ncbi request reprint Estimating the effect of cardiovascular risk factors on all-cause mortality and incidence of coronary heart disease using G-estimation: the atherosclerosis risk in communities study
    Kate Tilling
    Division of Public Health Sciences, King s College London, Capital House, London SE1 3QD, England
    Am J Epidemiol 155:710-8. 2002
    ..G-Estimation can be used to overcome such biases, and thus may have important implications for the analysis of observational studies...
  48. ncbi request reprint Prognostic model for HIV-1 disease progression in patients starting antiretroviral therapy was validated using independent data
    Margaret May
    Antiretroviral Therapy ART Cohort Collaboration Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 2PR, UK
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:1033-41. 2005
    ..The objective is to validate the model on independent data from CASCADE...
  49. ncbi request reprint Incidence of Tuberculosis among HIV-infected patients receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy in Europe and North America
    Enrico Girardi
    Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, Istituto Nazionale per le Malattie Infettive L Spallanzani IRCCS, Via Portuense 292, 00149 Rome, Italy
    Clin Infect Dis 41:1772-82. 2005
    ..We obtained estimates of the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) among patients receiving HAART and identified determinants of the incidence...
  50. ncbi request reprint A modified test for small-study effects in meta-analyses of controlled trials with binary endpoints
    Roger M Harbord
    MRC Health Services Research Collaboration, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, UK
    Stat Med 25:3443-57. 2006
    ..When the degree of between-trial heterogeneity is large, none of the tests that have been proposed has uniformly good properties...
  51. ncbi request reprint A comparison of socio-demographic and psychological factors between patients consenting to randomisation and those selecting treatment (the ProtecT study)
    Nicola Mills
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, UK
    Contemp Clin Trials 27:413-9. 2006
    ..Moreover, randomising patients with a preference may affect treatment efficacy and threaten internal validity...
  52. ncbi request reprint A unification of models for meta-analysis of diagnostic accuracy studies
    Roger M Harbord
    Medical Research Council Health Services Research Collaboration, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, Bristol, UK
    Biostatistics 8:239-51. 2007
    ..We discuss the different forms of summary model output suggested by the two approaches, including summary ROC curves, summary points, confidence regions, and prediction regions...
  53. ncbi request reprint Oxycodone for cancer-related pain: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Colette M Reid
    Department of Palliative Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, England
    Arch Intern Med 166:837-43. 2006
    ..44) and lower compared with hydromorphone (-0.36; 95% CI, -0.71 to 0.00), although these effect sizes were small. The efficacy and tolerability of oxycodone are similar to morphine, supporting its use as an opioid for cancer-related pain...
  54. pmc Accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging for the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis: systematic review
    Penny Whiting
    MRC Health Services Research Collaboration, Department of Social Medicine, Bristol BS8 2PR
    BMJ 332:875-84. 2006
    ..To determine the accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging criteria for the early diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in patients with suspected disease...
  55. ncbi request reprint Mortality of HIV-1-infected patients in the first year of antiretroviral therapy: comparison between low-income and high-income countries
    Paula Braitstein
    Lancet 367:817-24. 2006
    ..We compared baseline characteristics and outcomes during the first year of HAART between HIV-1-infected patients in low-income and high-income settings...
  56. pmc Opportunistic and systematic screening for chlamydia: a study of consultations by young adults in general practice
    Chris Salisbury
    Academic Unit of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol, Cotham House, Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6JL, UK
    Br J Gen Pract 56:99-103. 2006
    ..There are insufficient data about young peoples' use of primary care services to determine the potential coverage of opportunistic screening in comparison with a systematic population-based approach...
  57. pmc Partner notification of chlamydia infection in primary care: randomised controlled trial and analysis of resource use
    Nicola Low
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 2PR
    BMJ 332:14-9. 2006
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of a practice nurse led strategy to improve the notification and treatment of partners of people with chlamydia infection...
  58. pmc Socioeconomic inequalities in health
    Debbie A Lawlor
    BMJ 334:963-4. 2007
  59. ncbi request reprint A contemporary validation of the Reeder Stress Inventory
    Chris Metcalfe
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, UK
    Br J Health Psychol 8:83-94. 2003
    ..To examine the construct validity of the RSI in a contemporary cohort...
  60. pmc NHS waiting lists and evidence of national or local failure: analysis of health service data
    Richard M Martin
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 2PR
    BMJ 326:188. 2003
    ..To investigate the national distribution of prolonged waiting for elective day case and inpatient surgery, and to examine associations of prolonged waiting with markers of NHS capacity, activity in the independent sector, and need...
  61. ncbi request reprint Comparison of secretory IgA and IgG isotype levels in palatal secretions of denture stomatitis patients with denture wearers having clinically healthy palates
    Jeffrey Wilson
    Eur J Prosthodont Restor Dent 15:50-4. 2007
    ..Unexpectedly, SIgA levels were found to be significantly (p<0.05) lower in denture stomatitis patients compared with healthy palate patients...
  62. ncbi request reprint Combining individual and ecological data to determine compositional and contextual socio-economic risk factors for suicide
    Esben Agerbo
    Faculty of Social Sciences, National Centre for Register Based Research, University of Aarhus, Taasingegade 1, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark
    Soc Sci Med 64:451-61. 2007
    ..This analysis suggests the ecological associations to be attributed to characteristics of the residents rather than area influences on risk...
  63. ncbi request reprint A review identifies and classifies reasons for ordering diagnostic tests
    Penny Whiting
    MRC Health Services Research Collaboration, Department of Social Medicine, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2PR, UK
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:981-9. 2007
    ..To consider the reasons and context for test ordering by doctors when faced with an undiagnosed complaint in primary or secondary care...
  64. ncbi request reprint Correction: reported methodologic quality and discrepancies between large and small randomized trials in meta-analyses
    Lise L Gluud
    Ann Intern Med 149:219. 2008