Affiliation: University of Southampton
- Should we recruit patients or healthy volunteers for acupuncture studies of chronic pain?Peter White
School of Health Professions and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Southampton, Highfield, UK
Clin J Pain 23:714-9. 2007..Such studies have usually enrolled healthy participants rather than patients. This practice might be inappropriate as we are unsure if we can generalize from healthy volunteers to patients in chronic pain...
- Practice, practitioner, or placebo? A multifactorial, mixed-methods randomized controlled trial of acupuncturePeter White
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, UK
Pain 153:455-62. 2012..Beliefs about treatment veracity shape how patients self-report outcome, complicating and confounding study interpretation...
- Acupuncture versus placebo for the treatment of chronic mechanical neck pain: a randomized, controlled trialPeter White
Complementary Medicine Research Unit, Mail Primary Medical Care, University of Southampton, Aldermoor Health Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom
Ann Intern Med 141:911-9. 2004..Despite substantial increases in its popularity and use, the efficacy of acupuncture for chronic mechanical neck pain remains unproved...
- Southampton needle sensation questionnaire: development and validation of a measure to gauge acupuncture needle sensationPeter White
School of Health Professions and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
J Altern Complement Med 14:373-9. 2008..The aim of this study was to generate and validate a new sensation questionnaire, that was able to discriminate between pain and deqi, taking into account patient experience and expert opinions...
- A background to acupuncture and its use in chronic painful musculoskeletal conditionsPeter White
School of Health Professions and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ
J R Soc Promot Health 126:219-27. 2006..Where degenerative conditions are involved, acupuncture clearly cannot provide a 'cure' but can provide symptomatic relief, often over a prolonged period...
- Does needling sensation (de qi) affect treatment outcome in pain? Analysis of data from a larger single-blind, randomised controlled trialPeter White
School of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO171BJ, UK
Acupunct Med 28:120-5. 2010..Most acupuncturists are taught that obtaining de qi is important when treating patients with pain but this can be quite uncomfortable for patients...
- The placebo needle, is it a valid and convincing placebo for use in acupuncture trials? A randomised, single-blind, cross-over pilot trialPeter White
Complementary Medicine Research Unit, Mail Point OPH, Royal South Hants Hospital, University of Southampton, Brintons Terrace, Southampton, UK
Pain 106:401-9. 2003..Further work on inter-tester reliability and standardisation of technique is highly recommended before we can be confident about using this needle in further studies...
- The core outcomes for neck pain: validation of a new outcome measurePeter White
Complementary Medicine Research Unit, University of Southampton, Aldermoor Health Centre, Southhampton, United Kingdom
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:1923-30. 2004..Patients enrolled in a randomized controlled trial were asked to complete various questionnaires, which were then compared to establish validity for a new neck pain questionnaire...
- A randomised controlled trial of three pragmatic approaches to initiate increased physical activity in sedentary patients with risk factors for cardiovascular diseasePaul Little
Primary Medical Care, University of Southampton, Aldermoor Health Centre Practice, Southampton
Br J Gen Pract 54:189-95. 2004..Physical activity is a major modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease, but it is unclear what combination of feasible approaches, using existing resources in primary care, work best to initiate increased physical activity...
- Acupuncture for respiratory disorder: what's the point?Denise Gibson
Physiotherapy Department, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, Southampton, Tremona Road, Southampton, 5016 6YD, UK
Expert Rev Respir Med 4:29-37. 2010..Currently, there is insufficient evidence to support a recommendation for the use of acupuncture in respiratory disorders...
- Expectancy and belief modulate the neuronal substrates of pain treated by acupunctureJérémie Pariente
Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, 12 Queen Square, WC1N 3BG London, UK
Neuroimage 25:1161-7. 2005..These results suggest that real acupuncture has a specific physiological effect and that patients' expectation and belief regarding a potentially beneficial treatment modulate activity in component areas of the reward system...
- Side-effects associated with acupuncture and a sham treatment: perhaps we should take a closer look at what is really responsible?Peter White
J Altern Complement Med 9:16-9. 2003
- National audit of cerebrospinal fluid testingIan Holbrook
Department of Clinical Biochemistry, York Hospital, York YO31 8HE, UK
Ann Clin Biochem 44:443-8. 2007..UK National External Quality Assessment Service (NEQAS) Specialist Advisory Group for EQA of CSF Proteins and Biochemistry was interested in current practice for the biochemical investigation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the UK...
- Course and long-term outcome of 'refractory' secretory otitis mediaMarie Ryding
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital of Ostersund, Ostersund, Sweden
J Laryngol Otol 119:113-8. 2005..They had during childhood been treated for bilateral SOM on average for 12 years (range 6 to 26 years). The mean interval between resolution of SOM and examination was 7 years...
- A critical appraisal of current practice in the detection, analysis, and reporting of cryoglobulinsPieter Vermeersch
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Immunology, University Hospitals Leuven, Catholic University of Leuven, Herestraat 49, Leuven, Belgium
Clin Chem 54:39-43. 2008..The serum should cryoprecipitate at 4 degrees C for at least 3 (preferably 7) days. The cryoprecipitate should be washed and resolubilized at 37 degrees C for further analysis...
- Revised national guidelines for analysis of cerebrospinal fluid for bilirubin in suspected subarachnoid haemorrhageAnne Cruickshank
Department of Biochemistry, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow
Ann Clin Biochem 45:238-44. 2008..An increase in CSF bilirubin is the key finding, which supports the occurrence of SAH but is not specific for this. In most positive cases, bilirubin will occur with oxyhaemoglobin...
- Questionable results - should EQA results be accepted as submitted or should 'obvious mistakes' be corrected? Reply to Wood WG. Questionable results - who directs the EQAS organisers? CCLM 2004;42(9):1073Peter White
Clin Chem Lab Med 42:1456. 2004
- Eustachian tube function and tympanic membrane findings after chronic secretory otitis mediaMarie Ryding
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital of Ostersund, SE 831 83, Ostersund, Sweden
Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 68:197-204. 2004..The main factors discussed are infection and tubal dysfunction. This study aimed to detect poor tubal function and tympanic membrane pathology in young adults after extremely long-standing SOM...
- Aerobic fitness, fatigue, and physical disability in systemic lupus erythematosusColin Tench
Bone and Joint Research Unit, St Bartholomew s, London, UK
J Rheumatol 29:474-81. 2002..To measure aerobic fitness, muscle strength, fatigue, and physical disability in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...