Sue Wilson

Summary

Affiliation: University of Birmingham
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc How do the information needs of cancer patients differ at different stages of the cancer journey? A cross-sectional survey
    A Mistry
    School of Medicine, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK
    JRSM Short Rep 1:30. 2010
  2. pmc UK ethnicity data collection for healthcare statistics: the South Asian perspective
    Gulnaz Iqbal
    Warwick Clinical Trials Unit, Division of Health Sciences, Warwick Medical School, The University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
    BMC Public Health 12:243. 2012
  3. pmc Use of name recognition software, census data and multiple imputation to predict missing data on ethnicity: application to cancer registry records
    Ronan Ryan
    Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT UK
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:3. 2012
  4. pmc Serum matrix metalloproteinase 9 and colorectal neoplasia: a community-based evaluation of a potential diagnostic test
    S Wilson
    Department of Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, UK
    Br J Cancer 106:1431-8. 2012
  5. pmc Reduction of surgical site infection using a novel intervention (ROSSINI): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    Thomas D Pinkney
    Surgical Registrar, West Midlands Deanery West Midlands Research Collaborative, UK
    Trials 12:217. 2011
  6. pmc Barriers to healthy eating by National Health Service (NHS) hospital doctors in the hospital setting: results of a cross-sectional survey
    James Winston
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
    BMC Res Notes 1:69. 2008
  7. pmc Clinical and cost effectiveness of mechanical support for severe ankle sprains: design of a randomised controlled trial in the emergency department [ISRCTN 37807450]
    S E Lamb
    Centre for Primary Health Care Studies, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 6:1. 2005
  8. pmc 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
  9. pmc Self-testing for cancer: a community survey
    Sue Wilson
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, Primary Care Clinical Sciences Building, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
    BMC Cancer 8:102. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Systematic review: the effectiveness of hypnotherapy in the management of irritable bowel syndrome
    S Wilson
    Division of Primary Care, Public and Occupational Health, Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 24:769-80. 2006

Detail Information

Publications90

  1. pmc How do the information needs of cancer patients differ at different stages of the cancer journey? A cross-sectional survey
    A Mistry
    School of Medicine, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK
    JRSM Short Rep 1:30. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate whether and how information needs may differ for patients at different stages of the cancer journey...
  2. pmc UK ethnicity data collection for healthcare statistics: the South Asian perspective
    Gulnaz Iqbal
    Warwick Clinical Trials Unit, Division of Health Sciences, Warwick Medical School, The University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
    BMC Public Health 12:243. 2012
    ..South Asians are the largest ethnic minority group accounting for 50% of all ethnic minorities in the UK 2001 census...
  3. pmc Use of name recognition software, census data and multiple imputation to predict missing data on ethnicity: application to cancer registry records
    Ronan Ryan
    Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT UK
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:3. 2012
    ..This paper presents a method for imputing missing data on the ethnicity of cancer patients, developed for a regional cancer registry in the UK...
  4. pmc Serum matrix metalloproteinase 9 and colorectal neoplasia: a community-based evaluation of a potential diagnostic test
    S Wilson
    Department of Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, UK
    Br J Cancer 106:1431-8. 2012
    ..We evaluated the accuracy of a serum matrix metalloproteinase (MMP9) test for CRC in a non-presenting symptomatic population...
  5. pmc Reduction of surgical site infection using a novel intervention (ROSSINI): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    Thomas D Pinkney
    Surgical Registrar, West Midlands Deanery West Midlands Research Collaborative, UK
    Trials 12:217. 2011
    ..Whilst there is some encouraging evidence showing that such devices may lead to a reduction in SSI, there are no controlled trials of sufficient size or quality to support their routine use...
  6. pmc Barriers to healthy eating by National Health Service (NHS) hospital doctors in the hospital setting: results of a cross-sectional survey
    James Winston
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
    BMC Res Notes 1:69. 2008
    ..This study aimed to identify factors that prevent healthy eating among doctors, and that are associated with satisfaction with catering services...
  7. pmc Clinical and cost effectiveness of mechanical support for severe ankle sprains: design of a randomised controlled trial in the emergency department [ISRCTN 37807450]
    S E Lamb
    Centre for Primary Health Care Studies, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 6:1. 2005
    ....
  8. pmc 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...
  9. pmc Self-testing for cancer: a community survey
    Sue Wilson
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, Primary Care Clinical Sciences Building, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
    BMC Cancer 8:102. 2008
    ..g. convenience) but there are also potential harms (e.g. delays in seeking treatment). The extent of cancer-related self-test use in the UK is not known. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of cancer-related self-test use...
  10. ncbi request reprint Systematic review: the effectiveness of hypnotherapy in the management of irritable bowel syndrome
    S Wilson
    Division of Primary Care, Public and Occupational Health, Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 24:769-80. 2006
    ..To systematically review the literature evaluating hypnotherapy in the management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)...
  11. pmc Evaluation of the accuracy of serum MMP-9 as a test for colorectal cancer in a primary care population
    Sue Wilson
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
    BMC Cancer 6:258. 2006
    ..Serum MMP-9 is potentially an accurate, low risk and cost-effective population screening tool. This study aims to evaluate the accuracy of serum MMP-9 as a test for colorectal cancer in a primary care population...
  12. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of subclinical thyroid dysfunction and its relation to socioeconomic deprivation in the elderly: a community-based cross-sectional survey
    Sue 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...
  13. doi request reprint Ethical issues regarding recruitment to research studies within the primary care consultation
    Sue Wilson
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, Centre for Biomedical Ethics, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Fam Pract 25:456-61. 2008
    ....
  14. pmc Establishing the added benefit of measuring MMP9 in FOB positive patients as a part of the Wolverhampton colorectal cancer screening programme
    Sue Wilson
    Primary Care Clinical Sciences, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    BMC Cancer 9:36. 2009
    ..MMP9 has potential for detecting those at risk of having colorectal cancer. The aim of this study is to assess whether MMP9 estimation enhances the predictive value of a positive FOBt...
  15. pmc How can we develop a cost-effective quality cervical screening programme?
    Sue Wilson
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, Public and Occupational Health, University of Birmingham
    Br J Gen Pract 52:485-90. 2002
    ..Any debate must also fully engage women of all ages as the key stakeholders in the decision-making process...
  16. pmc Prevalence of the use of cancer related self-tests by members of the public: a community survey
    Sue Wilson
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
    BMC Cancer 6:215. 2006
    ..This study aims to gain an understanding of the frequency of self-testing for cancer and characteristics of users...
  17. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of the evidence supporting the use of priority dispatch of emergency ambulances
    Sue Wilson
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, United Kingdom
    Prehosp Emerg Care 6:42-9. 2002
    ....
  18. pmc Prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome: a community survey
    Sue Wilson
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston
    Br J Gen Pract 54:495-502. 2004
    ..Such patients may choose to re-consult with the advent of new therapies with a resulting impact on health services...
  19. pmc Using e-mail recruitment and an online questionnaire to establish effect size: A worked example
    Helen M Kirkby
    MRC Midlands Hub for Trials Methodology Research HTMR, School of Health and Population Science, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TT, UK
    BMC Med Res Methodol 11:89. 2011
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  20. pmc Healthcare workers' attitudes to working during pandemic influenza: a qualitative study
    Jonathan Ives
    Centre for Biomedical Ethics, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    BMC Public Health 9:56. 2009
    ....
  21. pmc Will the NHS continue to function in an influenza pandemic? A survey of healthcare workers in the West Midlands, UK
    Sarah Damery
    Department of Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    BMC Public Health 9:142. 2009
    ....
  22. pmc Evaluating the effectiveness of GP endorsement on increasing participation in the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme in England: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Sarah Damery
    Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, West Midlands, B15 2TT, UK
    Trials 13:18. 2012
    ..The involvement of GPs in screening has been found to improve patient compliance. Therefore, the endorsement of screening by GPs may increase uptake rates amongst non-responders...
  23. pmc Assessing the predictive value of HIV indicator conditions in general practice: a case-control study using the THIN database
    Sarah Damery
    Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, West Midlands, B15 2TT
    Br J Gen Pract 63:e370-7. 2013
    ..UK HIV guidelines identify 37 clinical indicator conditions for adult HIV infection that should prompt an HIV test. However, few data currently exist to show their predictive value in identifying undiagnosed HIV...
  24. ncbi request reprint Physical health care of patients with schizophrenia in primary care: a comparative study
    Lesley 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...
  25. pmc A prospective study to assess the value of MMP-9 in improving the appropriateness of urgent referrals for colorectal cancer
    Angela V Ryan
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    BMC Cancer 6:251. 2006
    ..This study aims to find out whether measuring MMP-9 levels could improve the appropriateness of urgent referrals for patients with bowel symptoms...
  26. pmc Impact of wound edge protection devices on surgical site infection after laparotomy: multicentre randomised controlled trial (ROSSINI Trial)
    Thomas D Pinkney
    West Midlands Research Collaborative, Old Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    BMJ 347:f4305. 2013
    ..To determine the clinical effectiveness of wound edge protection devices in reducing surgical site infection after abdominal surgery...
  27. doi request reprint Iron deficiency anaemia and delayed diagnosis of colorectal cancer: a retrospective cohort study
    S Damery
    Primary Care Clinical Sciences, School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    Colorectal Dis 13:e53-60. 2011
    ..The extent to which different referral pathways following a primary care diagnosis of iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) are associated with delay in diagnosis of colorectal cancer (CRC) was determined...
  28. pmc Healthcare workers' attitudes towards working during pandemic influenza: a multi method study
    Heather Draper
    Centre for Biomedical Ethics, Department of Primary Care and General Practice, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:192. 2008
    ..The ability of the NHS to provide expected service levels is entirely dependent upon HCWs continuing to work as normal...
  29. pmc Colorectal cancer screening using the faecal occult blood test (FOBt): a survey of GP attitudes and practices in the UK
    Sarah Damery
    Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 11:20. 2010
    ..GP recommendation of CRC screening is argued to be affected by attitudes towards it, along with perceptions of its efficacy...
  30. pmc Family history in primary care: understanding GPs' resistance to clinical genetics--qualitative study
    Jonathan Mathers
    Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands
    Br J Gen Pract 60:e221-30. 2010
    ..National and local evaluations of clinical genetics service pilots have experienced difficulty in engaging with GPs...
  31. pmc Designing an intervention to help people with colorectal adenomas reduce their intake of red and processed meat and increase their levels of physical activity: a qualitative study
    George Dowswell
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    BMC Cancer 12:255. 2012
    ..This qualitative study aimed to assess patients' preferences for dietary and physical activity interventions and ensure their appropriate and acceptable delivery to inform a feasibility trial...
  32. pmc Gut-directed hypnotherapy for irritable bowel syndrome: piloting a primary care-based randomised controlled trial
    Lesley Roberts
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, Division of Primary Care, Public and Occupational Health, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Br J Gen Pract 56:115-21. 2006
    ..Gut-directed hypnotherapy has been demonstrated to alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life but has not been assessed outside of secondary and tertiary referral centres...
  33. pmc The use of herbal medicines by people with cancer: a qualitative study
    Christine Gratus
    Primary Care Clinical Sciences, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
    BMC Complement Altern Med 9:14. 2009
    ....
  34. pmc Prevalence and determinants of the use of self-tests by members of the public: a mixed methods study
    Angela Ryan
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    BMC Public Health 6:193. 2006
    ..This study aims to describe how many people have used self-tests and identify factors associated with their use...
  35. doi request reprint What women want? Exercise preferences of menopausal women
    Amanda Daley
    Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Maturitas 68:174-8. 2011
    ..Before we conduct such trials however, it is important to understand the exercise preference of these women so that appropriate exercise interventions can be developed for inclusion in such trials...
  36. ncbi request reprint Different faecal sampling methods alter the acceptability of faecal occult blood testing: a cross sectional community survey
    Richard J B Ellis
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Eur J Cancer 43:1437-44. 2007
    ..Uptake rates in the pilot evaluation were <60%. This study aimed to determine whether the acceptability of FOBt is associated with the sampling method or previous exposure to FOBt...
  37. pmc Adverse outcomes after colposcopy
    Sarah M Flanagan
    Department of Primary Care Clinical Sciences, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, UK
    BMC Womens Health 11:2. 2011
    ..It will also assist in identifying whether there are particular sub-groups at greater risk and if so, this may lead to a re-evaluation of current recommendations concerning colposcopically directed treatments...
  38. pmc Design of the BiRmingham Early Detection In untREated psyChosis Trial (REDIRECT): cluster randomised controlled trial of general practitioner education in detection of first episode psychosis [ISRCTN87898421]
    Lynda Tait
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, The University of Birmingham, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:19. 2005
    ....
  39. pmc A randomised controlled trial of a probiotic 'functional food' in the management of irritable bowel syndrome
    Lesley 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...
  40. pmc Factors associated with self-care activities among adults in the United Kingdom: a systematic review
    Angela Ryan
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    BMC Public Health 9:96. 2009
    ..Our aim was to review evidence about who uses self-tests and other self-care activities (over-the-counter medicine, private sector, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), home blood pressure monitors)...
  41. pmc Women's experience of colposcopy: a qualitative investigation
    Dawn R Swancutt
    Primary Care Clinical Sciences, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    BMC Womens Health 11:11. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate women's experience of being referred for, and attending, colposcopy appointments, and identify potential service improvements...
  42. pmc Standardisation of rates using logistic regression: a comparison with the direct method
    Andrea K Roalfe
    Primary Care Clinical Sciences, School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:275. 2008
    ..This study demonstrates the advantages of using logistic regression to obtain smoothed standardised estimates of the prevalence of rare disease in the presence of covariates...
  43. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of erectile dysfunction in post-treatment colorectal cancer patients and their interests in seeking treatment: a cross-sectional survey in the west-midlands
    Richard Ellis
    School of Medicine, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    J Sex Med 7:1488-96. 2010
    ..Previous studies have generated inconsistent prevalence estimates...
  44. ncbi request reprint 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...
  45. pmc Cluster randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of primary care mental health workers
    Helen Lester
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Br J Gen Pract 57:196-203. 2007
    ..Mental health issues are a core part of the work of primary care and are the second most common reason for consultations. There is some evidence that the quality of primary care mental health provision is variable...
  46. pmc Men's experience of erectile dysfunction after treatment for colorectal cancer: qualitative interview study
    George Dowswell
    Cancer and Chronic Disease Team, Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    BMJ 343:d5824. 2011
    ..To examine the experiences of men after treatment for colorectal cancer, identify barriers to accessing services, and suggest improvements to providing information in primary and secondary care...
  47. doi request reprint Offering payments, reimbursement and incentives to patients and family doctors to encourage participation in research
    Heather Draper
    Centre for Biomedical Ethics, Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Fam Pract 26:231-8. 2009
    ....
  48. doi request reprint Do family doctors have an obligation to facilitate research?
    Jonathan Ives
    Centre for Biomedical Ethics, Primary Care Clinical Sciences, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Fam Pract 26:543-8. 2009
    ..We then go on to specify a series of conditions on this obligation which take into account that doctors have many other obligations. These are the conditions of financial remuneration, reciprocity and ability...
  49. ncbi request reprint How representative of primary care are research active practices? Cross-sectional survey
    Richard J McManus
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, Primary Care Clinical Sciences Building, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Fam Pract 25:56-62. 2008
    ..There has been a continued trend towards undertaking primary care-based research but the characteristics and generalizability of practices that participate in such research are not well known...
  50. pmc Women's colposcopy experience and preferences: a mixed methods study
    Dawn R Swancutt
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
    BMC Womens Health 8:2. 2008
    ..This study aims to investigate women's experience of colposcopy, to identify patients' preferences for aspects of appointments within the colposcopy service, and to make suggestions for service improvement...
  51. pmc Evaluation of the Birmingham IBS symptom questionnaire
    Andrea 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...
  52. doi request reprint Assessment of novel combinations of biomarkers for the detection of colorectal cancer
    Neil J Shimwell
    School of Cancer Sciences, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Cancer Biomark 7:123-32. 2010
    ..Here, we test the hypothesis that combining several of these biomarkers will improve diagnostic efficacy...
  53. pmc Helicobacter pylori test and treat versus proton pump inhibitor in initial management of dyspepsia in primary care: multicentre randomised controlled trial (MRC-CUBE trial)
    Brendan C Delaney
    Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT
    BMJ 336:651-4. 2008
    ..To determine the cost effectiveness of Helicobacter pylori "test and treat" compared with empirical acid suppression in the initial management of patients with dyspepsia in primary care...
  54. ncbi request reprint What is it about intrauterine devices that women find unacceptable? Factors that make women non-users: a qualitative study
    Claire Asker
    All Saints Medical Centre, Kings Heath, Birmingham, UK
    J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 32:89-94. 2006
    ..This study explores how women's lay beliefs and perceptions about IUDs lead to rejection of this contraceptive choice...
  55. pmc A splicing switch and gain-of-function mutation in FgfR2-IIIc hemizygotes causes Apert/Pfeiffer-syndrome-like phenotypes
    M K Hajihosseini
    Imperial Cancer Research Fund, 44 Lincoln s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PX, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 98:3855-60. 2001
    ..This phenotype has strong parallels to some Apert's and Pfeiffer's syndrome patients...
  56. ncbi request reprint Cluster randomised controlled trial comparing the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of two primary care interventions aimed at improving attendance for breast screening
    S H Richards
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, UK
    J Med Screen 8:91-8. 2001
    ..To examine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of two interventions based in primary care aimed at increasing uptake of breast screening...
  57. doi request reprint Why members of the public self-test: an interview study
    A Ryan
    Primary Care Clinical Sciences, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Fam Pract 27:570-81. 2010
    ..A wide range of self-tests are available where contact with a health professional is not necessary...
  58. doi request reprint Healthcare workers' perceptions of the duty to work during an influenza pandemic
    S Damery
    Primary Care Clinical Sciences, School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, West Midlands, B15 2TT, UK
    J Med Ethics 36:12-8. 2010
    ..Interestingly, nearly 25% of doctors did not consider that they had a duty to work where doing so would pose risks to themselves or their families...
  59. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of the effect of thyroxine replacement on cognitive function in community-living elderly subjects with subclinical hypothyroidism: the Birmingham Elderly Thyroid study
    J Parle
    School of Health and Population Sciences, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B152TT, United Kingdom
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 95:3623-32. 2010
    ..Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) and cognitive dysfunction are both common in the elderly and have been linked. It is important to determine whether T4 replacement therapy in SCH confers cognitive benefit...
  60. ncbi request reprint General practitioners' attitudes to assessment of genetic risk of common disorders in routine primary care
    D McCahon
    Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
    Clin Genet 76:544-51. 2009
    ..These factors need addressing if delivery of genetic health care is to be incorporated into routine primary care...
  61. pmc Randomised controlled trial of Helicobacter pylori testing and endoscopy for dyspepsia in primary care
    B C Delaney
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, Division of Primary Care, Public and Occupational Health, University of Birmingham Medical School, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    BMJ 322:898-901. 2001
    ..To determine the cost effectiveness of a strategy of near patient Helicobacter pylori testing and endoscopy for managing dyspepsia...
  62. pmc Factors affecting attitudes toward colorectal cancer screening in the primary care population
    T Taskila
    Primary Care Clinical Sciences, School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Br J Cancer 101:250-5. 2009
    ..However, screening programmes in the United Kingdom have to date seen uptake rates of less than 60%. Attitudes towards screening are the primary factors determining patient uptake...
  63. ncbi request reprint Cost effectiveness of initial endoscopy for dyspepsia in patients over age 50 years: a randomised controlled trial in primary care
    B C Delaney
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Medical School, Edgbaston
    Lancet 356:1965-9. 2000
    ..We aimed to determine the cost effectiveness of initial endoscopy compared with usual management in patients with dyspepsia over age 50 years presenting to their primary care physician...
  64. ncbi request reprint Range of self-tests available to buy in the United Kingdom: an Internet survey
    A Ryan
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    J Public Health (Oxf) 28:370-4. 2006
    ..Prices per self-test and condition range from < Pounds 1 to Pounds 76. Self-tests are readily available, and further work is needed to assess their impact...
  65. ncbi request reprint The effects of exercise upon symptoms and quality of life in patients diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome: a randomised controlled trial
    A J Daley
    Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Int J Sports Med 29:778-82. 2008
    ..Findings highlight the possibility that exercise may be an effective intervention for symptom management in patients with irritable bowel syndrome; this may be particularly the case for constipation predominant patients...
  66. ncbi request reprint Association between serum free thyroxine concentration and atrial fibrillation
    M 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...
  67. doi request reprint Anaesthetic choice in the colposcopy clinic: a retrospective analysis of routinely collected data
    D R Swancutt
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    BJOG 115:646-52. 2008
    ....
  68. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of the use of self-tests by adults in the United Kingdom: a questionnaire survey
    A Ryan
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    J Public Health (Oxf) 32:519-25. 2010
    ..Self-tests that people can do without a health professional are widely available, but there is little information about how many people have used one. Our aim was to describe the prevalence of use...
  69. pmc The use of herbal medicines by people with cancer: a cross-sectional survey
    S Damery
    Primary Care Clinical Sciences, School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Br J Cancer 104:927-33. 2011
    ..This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of herbal medicine use among cancer patients in the West Midlands, and determine the characteristics predicting herbal medicine use...
  70. pmc Public knowledge and attitudes towards Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination
    Charlotte Devereaux Walsh
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, Division of Primary Care, Public and Occupational Health, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:368. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to determine knowledge and attitudes towards HPV vaccination...
  71. ncbi request reprint Clinicians didn't reliably distinguish between different causes of cardiac death using case histories
    Jonathan Mant
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, Primary Care Clinical Sciences Building, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:862-7. 2006
    ..Our aim was to assess agreement between doctors on cause of death given identical clinical information, and to assess agreement between a physician panel and the original cause of death as coded on national statistics...
  72. pmc A cluster randomised controlled trial of patient-held medical records for people with schizophrenia receiving shared care
    Helen Lester
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, Medical School, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT
    Br J Gen Pract 53:197-203. 2003
    ..There has been no previous rigorous assessment of the utility of patient-held records for people with schizophrenia from a primary care perspective and their value for this population is unclear...
  73. doi request reprint Systematic review of the clinical effectiveness of wound-edge protection devices in reducing surgical site infection in patients undergoing open abdominal surgery
    Adrian Gheorghe
    Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Ann Surg 255:1017-29. 2012
    ..Assess the existing evidence on the clinical effectiveness of wound-edge protection devices (WEPDs) in reducing the surgical site infection (SSI) rate in patients undergoing open abdominal surgery...
  74. pmc Exercise participation, body mass index, and health-related quality of life in women of menopausal age
    Amanda Daley
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham
    Br J Gen Pract 57:130-5. 2007
    ..Exercise may prove useful in alleviating symptoms, although evidence on its effectiveness has been conflicting...
  75. pmc Variation in NHS utilisation of vault smear tests in women post-hysterectomy: A study, using routinely collected datasets
    Helen J Stokes-Lampard
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2TT, UK
    BMC Womens Health 8:6. 2008
    ..This study aims to determine the factors associated with variability in hysterectomy rates and subsequent follow-up after surgery by use of the vaginal vault smear cytology test...
  76. pmc Improving the recruitment activity of clinicians in randomised controlled trials: a systematic review
    Ben Fletcher
    School of Health and Population Sciences, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    BMJ Open 2:e000496. 2012
    ..A bias was found towards investigating barriers to recruitment, so future work should also encompass a focus on successfully recruiting trials...
  77. ncbi request reprint The use of herbal medicines by people with cancer in the UK: a systematic review of the literature
    C Gratus
    Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
    QJM 102:831-42. 2009
    ..This systematic review aimed to estimate the prevalence of herbal medicine use by this group, the characteristics of users, factors motivating use, and attitudes towards herbal remedies...
  78. pmc Elevated serum matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) concentration predicts the presence of colorectal neoplasia in symptomatic patients
    N G Hurst
    Cancer Research UK Institute for Cancer Studies, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Br J Cancer 97:971-7. 2007
    ..1%. sMMP-9 estimation can accurately stratify patient to low- or high-risk cohorts. Serum sampling is a potential means of avoiding unnecessary colonoscopy and reducing patient anxiety, iatrogenic morbidity and mortality, and cost...
  79. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with the use of complementary medicine and non-pharmacological interventions in symptomatic menopausal women
    A Daley
    Division of Primary Care, Public and Occupational Health, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Climacteric 9:336-46. 2006
    ....
  80. ncbi request reprint Vaginal vault smears after hysterectomy for reasons other than malignancy: a systematic review of the literature
    H Stokes-Lampard
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, UK
    BJOG 113:1354-65. 2006
    ..Vaginal vault smears are used to detect persisting neoplasia of the lower genital tract after hysterectomy. Recent data suggest both widespread use and uncertain evidence of their effectiveness...
  81. ncbi request reprint Short report: how often do UK primary care trials face recruitment delays?
    Peter Bower
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Fam Pract 24:601-3. 2007
    ..Recruitment requiring GPs to gain patient consent was significantly associated with recruitment problems. The data may be useful in the wider drive to improve recruitment in primary care...
  82. pmc Self-care--has DIY gone too far?
    Angela Ryan
    Br J Gen Pract 56:907-8. 2006
  83. ncbi request reprint Internet healthcare: do self-diagnosis sites do more harm than good?
    Angela Ryan
    Expert Opin Drug Saf 7:227-9. 2008
    ..Available websites include those that provide possible diagnoses for particular symptoms and those that then assist people to decide whether to self-treat or consult a doctor...
  84. ncbi request reprint Effect of nurse colposcopists on a hospital-based service
    Richard W Todd
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, City Hospital NHS Trust, Birmingham B18 7QH
    Hosp Med 63:218-23. 2002
    ..The small amount of evidence to support the introduction of nurse colposcopists suggests that nurses are viable alternative providers of colposcopy. This study compares the performance of nurse colposcopists with that of doctors...
  85. ncbi request reprint The integral role of non-clinical academics in meeting the goals of primary care training and research
    Sue Wilson
    Fam Pract 22:355-7. 2005
  86. ncbi request reprint Management of insomnia: treatments and mechanismsi
    Sue Wilson
    Psychopharmacology Unit, University of Bristol, Dorothy Hodgkin Building, Whitson Street, Bristol BS1 3NY, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 191:195-7. 2007
    ..This article briefly describes current treatments, both evidence-based and common practice, and goes on to describe some emerging approaches...
  87. ncbi request reprint Effects on sleep architecture of pindolol, paroxetine and their combination in healthy volunteers
    Caroline Bell
    Psychopharmacology Unit, School of Medical Sciences, University of Bristol, University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TD, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 166:102-10. 2003
    ..Animal studies have suggested that this increased response occurs because of 5HT(1A) antagonist properties of pindolol, which in combination with a serotonergic antidepressant produces a synergistic increase in 5HT in the synapse...
  88. pmc Narcolepsy and excessive daytime sleepiness
    Adam Zeman
    Western General Hospital, Edinburgh EH4 1PU
    BMJ 329:724-8. 2004
  89. pmc Representation of South Asian people in randomised trials: ethnic origin need not be a barrier to participation
    Hannah Cooper
    BMJ 327:394-5. 2003
  90. ncbi request reprint The effects of levetiracetam on objective and subjective sleep parameters in healthy volunteers and patients with partial epilepsy
    Caroline Bell
    Psychopharmacology Unit, School of Medical Sciences, Bristol University, Bristol, UK
    J Sleep Res 11:255-63. 2002
    ..Interestingly, levetiracetam also reduced bilateral epileptiform EEG activity, particularly in patients with more discharges...