B Barrett

Summary

Affiliation: University of Wisconsin
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Meditation or exercise for preventing acute respiratory infection: a randomized controlled trial
    Bruce Barrett
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1100 Delaplaine Ct, Madison, WI 53715, USA
    Ann Fam Med 10:337-46. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Radiation risks: critical analysis and commentary
    Bruce Barrett
    Department of Family Medicine at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI 53715, USA
    Prev Med 54:280-2. 2012
  3. pmc Evidence, values, guidelines and rational decision-making
    Bruce Barrett
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin, 1100 Delaplaine Ct, Madison, WI, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:238-40. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint The Wisconsin Upper Respiratory Symptom Survey is responsive, reliable, and valid
    Bruce Barrett
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, 53715, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:609-17. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Clinical significance of common cold treatment: professionals' opinions
    Bruce Barrett
    University of Wisconsin Madison, USA
    WMJ 106:473-80. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Relations among questionnaire and laboratory measures of rhinovirus infection
    B Barrett
    University of Wisconsin Medical School, 777 S Mills, Madison, WI 53715, USA
    Eur Respir J 28:358-63. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Placebo, meaning, and health
    Bruce Barrett
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin Madison, 777 South Mills, 53715, USA
    Perspect Biol Med 49:178-98. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Comparison of anchor-based and distributional approaches in estimating important difference in common cold
    Bruce Barrett
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin Medical School, 777 South Mills, Madison, WI 53715, USA
    Qual Life Res 17:75-85. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint What a fair and rational health system would look like
    Bruce Barrett
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin Madison, 777 S Mills, Madison, WI 53715 1896, USA
    WMJ 106:9-11. 2007
  10. pmc Sufficiently important difference for common cold: severity reduction
    Bruce Barrett
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisc 53715, USA
    Ann Fam Med 5:216-23. 2007

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. pmc Meditation or exercise for preventing acute respiratory infection: a randomized controlled trial
    Bruce Barrett
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1100 Delaplaine Ct, Madison, WI 53715, USA
    Ann Fam Med 10:337-46. 2012
    ..This study was designed to evaluate potential preventive effects of meditation or exercise on incidence, duration, and severity of acute respiratory infection (ARI) illness...
  2. doi request reprint Radiation risks: critical analysis and commentary
    Bruce Barrett
    Department of Family Medicine at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI 53715, USA
    Prev Med 54:280-2. 2012
    ..1) To review and summarize what is known about the health risks of radiation. 2) To compare risks from medical imaging to background radiation and to exposure from nuclear accidents...
  3. pmc Evidence, values, guidelines and rational decision-making
    Bruce Barrett
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin, 1100 Delaplaine Ct, Madison, WI, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:238-40. 2012
    ..This essay considers the cases of cancer screening and diabetes management, where guidelines often advocate universal implementation, without regard to informed choice and individual decision-making...
  4. ncbi request reprint The Wisconsin Upper Respiratory Symptom Survey is responsive, reliable, and valid
    Bruce Barrett
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, 53715, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:609-17. 2005
    ..To assess reliability, responsiveness, importance to patients, and convergent validity for the Wisconsin Upper Respiratory Symptom Survey (WURSS-44) and to develop a short-form WURSS...
  5. ncbi request reprint Clinical significance of common cold treatment: professionals' opinions
    Bruce Barrett
    University of Wisconsin Madison, USA
    WMJ 106:473-80. 2007
    ..Little is known about professionals' knowledge and attitudes regarding the clinical significance of treatments for common cold (upper respiratory infection, presumed viral)...
  6. ncbi request reprint Relations among questionnaire and laboratory measures of rhinovirus infection
    B Barrett
    University of Wisconsin Medical School, 777 S Mills, Madison, WI 53715, USA
    Eur Respir J 28:358-63. 2006
    ..The inclusion of functional and quality-of-life items in the Wisconsin Upper Respiratory Symptom Survey does not significantly decrease the strength of association with laboratory-assessed biomarkers...
  7. ncbi request reprint Placebo, meaning, and health
    Bruce Barrett
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin Madison, 777 South Mills, 53715, USA
    Perspect Biol Med 49:178-98. 2006
    ..These clinical actions can empower patients to seek greater health and may provide a healthful sense of being cared for...
  8. ncbi request reprint Comparison of anchor-based and distributional approaches in estimating important difference in common cold
    Bruce Barrett
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin Medical School, 777 South Mills, Madison, WI 53715, USA
    Qual Life Res 17:75-85. 2008
    ..Several approaches to minimal important difference (MID) and responsiveness have been developed...
  9. ncbi request reprint What a fair and rational health system would look like
    Bruce Barrett
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin Madison, 777 S Mills, Madison, WI 53715 1896, USA
    WMJ 106:9-11. 2007
    ..All comparable nations achieve better outcomes with fewer resources using this model. We can too...
  10. pmc Sufficiently important difference for common cold: severity reduction
    Bruce Barrett
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisc 53715, USA
    Ann Fam Med 5:216-23. 2007
    ..We undertook a study to estimate the sufficiently important difference (SID) for the common cold. The SID is the smallest benefit that an intervention would require to justify costs and risks...
  11. ncbi request reprint Using benefit harm tradeoffs to estimate sufficiently important difference: the case of the common cold
    Bruce Barrett
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI 53715, USA
    Med Decis Making 25:47-55. 2005
    ..Little is known about patient preferences regarding benefits and harms of common cold treatments...
  12. ncbi request reprint Rationale and methods for a trial assessing placebo, echinacea, and doctor-patient interaction in the common cold
    Bruce Barrett
    Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
    Explore (NY) 3:561-72. 2007
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  13. pmc Placebo effects and the common cold: a randomized controlled trial
    Bruce Barrett
    University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    Ann Fam Med 9:312-22. 2011
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  14. ncbi request reprint Communicating benefits and risks of screening for prostate, colon, and breast cancer
    Bruce Barrett
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 53715, USA
    Fam Med 43:248-53. 2011
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  15. pmc Validation of a short form Wisconsin Upper Respiratory Symptom Survey (WURSS-21)
    Bruce Barrett
    Department of Family Medicine, School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin Madison 1100 Delaplaine Ct, Madison, WI 53715 USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 7:76. 2009
    ..The Wisconsin Upper Respiratory Symptom Survey (WURSS) is an illness-specific health-related quality-of-life questionnaire outcomes instrument...
  16. ncbi request reprint Echinacea for upper respiratory infection
    B Barrett
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin Madison, 53715, USA
    J Fam Pract 48:628-35. 1999
    ..To review the evidence regarding the effectiveness of orally ingested Echinacea extracts in reducing the incidence, severity, or duration of acute upper respiratory infections (URIs)...
  17. ncbi request reprint Complementary and alternative medicine: what's it all about?
    B Barrett
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin Medical School, 777 S Mills, Madison, WI 53715, USA
    WMJ 100:20-6. 2001
    ..Whether the CAM phenomenon represents a short-lived social movement or the beginnings of a radical transformation of medicine has yet to be determined...
  18. ncbi request reprint Sufficiently important difference: expanding the framework of clinical significance
    Bruce Barrett
    Department of Family Medicine at the University of Wisconsin Madison, USA
    Med Decis Making 25:250-61. 2005
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  19. pmc Qualitative aspects of nasal irrigation use by patients with chronic sinus disease in a multimethod study
    David Rabago
    Department of Family, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53715, USA
    Ann Fam Med 4:295-301. 2006
    ..We qualitatively assessed attitudes regarding use of hypertonic saline nasal irrigation (HSNI) for frequent rhinosinusitis and chronic sinonasal symptoms in a 3-part, multimethod study...
  20. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of daily hypertonic saline nasal irrigation among patients with sinusitis: a randomized controlled trial
    David Rabago
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 53715, USA
    J Fam Pract 51:1049-55. 2002
    ..To test whether daily hypertonic saline nasal irrigation improves sinus symptoms and quality of life and decreases medication use in adult subjects with a history of sinusitis...
  21. ncbi request reprint Themes of holism, empowerment, access, and legitimacy define complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine in relation to conventional biomedicine
    Bruce Barrett
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin Medical School, 777 South Mills, Madison, WI 53715, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 9:937-47. 2003
    ..By incorporating a more holistic, empowering and accessible therapeutic approach, conventional medicine could build on its present legitimacy, and thereby enhance its power to "HEAL."..
  22. ncbi request reprint Alternative, complementary, and conventional medicine: is integration upon us?
    Bruce Barrett
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI 53715, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 9:417-27. 2003
    ..This paper identifies potential barriers and facilitators to potential integration, of medical disciplines and argues for an accessible, multidisciplinary and evidence-based, yet humanistic and patient-oriented approach...
  23. ncbi request reprint The efficacy of hypertonic saline nasal irrigation for chronic sinonasal symptoms
    David Rabago
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin Medical School Madison, 53715, USA
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 133:3-8. 2005
    ..To assess quality of life (QOL) in patients with sinonasal symptoms in response to hypertonic saline nasal irrigation (HSNI), and to assess HSNI use patterns...
  24. pmc What complementary and alternative medicine practitioners say about health and health care
    Bruce Barrett
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin Madison Medical School, Madison, Wisc 53715, USA
    Ann Fam Med 2:253-9. 2004
    ..We wanted to explore the beliefs and practices of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners...
  25. ncbi request reprint Hmong/medicine interactions: improving cross-cultural health care
    B Barrett
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin Madison, USA
    Fam Med 30:179-84. 1998
    ..This study examined interactions between Hmong patients and their health care providers and identified specific factors that either enable or obstruct health care delivery...
  26. ncbi request reprint Medicinal properties of Echinacea: a critical review
    B Barrett
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison WI 53715, USA
    Phytomedicine 10:66-86. 2003
    ..Hence, while there is a great deal of moderately good-quality scientific data regarding E. purpurea, effectiveness in treating illness or in enhancing human health has not yet been proven beyond a reasonable doubt...
  27. ncbi request reprint Assessing the risks and benefits of herbal medicine: an overview of scientific evidence
    B Barrett
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
    Altern Ther Health Med 5:40-9. 1999
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  28. ncbi request reprint The Wisconsin Upper Respiratory Symptom Survey (WURSS): a new research instrument for assessing the common cold
    Bruce Barrett
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin Madison, USA
    J Fam Pract 51:265. 2002
    ..To develop a sensitive, reliable, responsive, easy-to-use instrument for assessing the severity and functional impact of the common cold...
  29. ncbi request reprint Bridging the gap between conventional and alternative medicine
    B Barrett
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison 53715, USA
    J Fam Pract 49:234-9. 2000
    ..The use of various forms of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has become widespread. We investigated this use in Madison, Wisconsin...
  30. ncbi request reprint Nasal irrigation as adjunctive care for acute sinusitis
    David Rabago
    J Fam Pract 53:137. 2004
  31. ncbi request reprint Nasal irrigation to treat acute bacterial rhinosinusitis
    David Rabago
    Am Fam Physician 72:1661-2; author reply 1662-3. 2005
  32. ncbi request reprint Medicine and the pharmaceutical industry: a call to action
    Melissa M Stiles
    Am Fam Physician 75:1447, 1451; discussion 1451. 2007
  33. ncbi request reprint Natural and traditional medicine in Cuba: lessons for U.S. medical education
    Diane Appelbaum
    Emory University, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Acad Med 81:1098-103. 2006
    ..S. medical educators and institutions in their endeavors to comply with the IOM recommendations and to incorporate CAM into medical school curricula...