Andrew Flower

Summary

Affiliation: Addenbrooke's Hospital
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Seeking an oracle: using the Delphi process to develop practice guidelines for the treatment of endometriosis with Chinese herbal medicine
    Andrew Flower
    University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
    J Altern Complement Med 13:969-76. 2007
  2. pmc Effectiveness guidance document (EGD) for Chinese medicine trials: a consensus document
    Claudia M Witt
    Institute for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Trials 15:169. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Chinese herbal medicine for endometriosis
    Andrew Flower
    ComplementaryMedicine ResearchUnit, Dept PrimaryMedical Care, Southampton University, Ringmer, UK
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 5:CD006568. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Guidelines for randomised controlled trials investigating Chinese herbal medicine
    Andrew Flower
    Complementary and Integrated Medicine Research Unit, Southampton University, UK
    J Ethnopharmacol 140:550-4. 2012
  5. doi request reprint A feasibility study exploring the role of Chinese herbal medicine in the treatment of endometriosis
    Andrew Flower
    Department of Primary Medical Care, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    J Altern Complement Med 17:691-9. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Combining rigour with relevance: a novel methodology for testing Chinese herbal medicine
    Andrew Flower
    Department of Primary Care, Southampton Medical School, University of Southampton, UK
    J Ethnopharmacol 134:373-8. 2011
  7. doi request reprint The meaning of evidence: can practitioners be researchers?
    George Lewith
    Complementary and Integrated Medicine Research Unit, Primary Medical Care, Aldermoor Health Centre, University of Southampton, UK
    Forsch Komplementmed 16:343-7. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Oral Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) as an adjuvant treatment during chemotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer: A systematic review
    Sisi Chen
    School of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    Lung Cancer 68:137-45. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Chinese herbal medicine for treating recurrent urinary tract infections in women
    Andrew Flower
    Complementary and Integrated Medicine Research Unit, Department of Primary Care, University of Southampton, Southampton, Sussex, UK, BN8 5SG
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 6:CD010446. 2015
  10. doi request reprint The context and meaning of placebos for complementary medicine
    George Lewith
    Primary Medical Care, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    Forsch Komplementmed 16:404-12. 2009

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Publications13

  1. ncbi request reprint Seeking an oracle: using the Delphi process to develop practice guidelines for the treatment of endometriosis with Chinese herbal medicine
    Andrew Flower
    University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
    J Altern Complement Med 13:969-76. 2007
    ..The Delphi process may offer a pragmatic way to establish good practice guidelines until more rigorous forms of assessment can be undertaken...
  2. pmc Effectiveness guidance document (EGD) for Chinese medicine trials: a consensus document
    Claudia M Witt
    Institute for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Trials 15:169. 2014
    ..It broadly aims to ensure more adequate design and optimal use of resources in generating evidence for CM to inform stakeholder decision-making...
  3. doi request reprint Chinese herbal medicine for endometriosis
    Andrew Flower
    ComplementaryMedicine ResearchUnit, Dept PrimaryMedical Care, Southampton University, Ringmer, UK
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 5:CD006568. 2012
    ..This review is an update of a previous review published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, issue No 3...
  4. doi request reprint Guidelines for randomised controlled trials investigating Chinese herbal medicine
    Andrew Flower
    Complementary and Integrated Medicine Research Unit, Southampton University, UK
    J Ethnopharmacol 140:550-4. 2012
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  5. doi request reprint A feasibility study exploring the role of Chinese herbal medicine in the treatment of endometriosis
    Andrew Flower
    Department of Primary Medical Care, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    J Altern Complement Med 17:691-9. 2011
    ..Conventional medical intervention has unpleasant side-effects, and symptoms frequently return after treatment. Preliminary evidence suggests Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) may contribute to the treatment of endometriosis...
  6. doi request reprint Combining rigour with relevance: a novel methodology for testing Chinese herbal medicine
    Andrew Flower
    Department of Primary Care, Southampton Medical School, University of Southampton, UK
    J Ethnopharmacol 134:373-8. 2011
    ..This paper proposes a novel methodology to test individualised herbal decoctions using a randomised, double blinded, placebo controlled clinical trial...
  7. doi request reprint The meaning of evidence: can practitioners be researchers?
    George Lewith
    Complementary and Integrated Medicine Research Unit, Primary Medical Care, Aldermoor Health Centre, University of Southampton, UK
    Forsch Komplementmed 16:343-7. 2009
    ..Our principle aim in writing this essay is to offer our practical experience and insight as issues for thoughtful debate for those clinicians and academics involved in clinical research in controversial areas such as CAM...
  8. doi request reprint Oral Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) as an adjuvant treatment during chemotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer: A systematic review
    Sisi Chen
    School of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    Lung Cancer 68:137-45. 2010
    ..Treatment options are limited and there is a need to explore alternatives. This systematic review evaluates the role of Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) in association with chemotherapy for NSCLC...
  9. doi request reprint Chinese herbal medicine for treating recurrent urinary tract infections in women
    Andrew Flower
    Complementary and Integrated Medicine Research Unit, Department of Primary Care, University of Southampton, Southampton, Sussex, UK, BN8 5SG
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 6:CD010446. 2015
    ..Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) has a recorded history of treating UTI symptoms and more recent research suggests a potential role in the management of recurrent UTIs. This review aimed to evaluate CHM for recurrent UTI...
  10. doi request reprint The context and meaning of placebos for complementary medicine
    George Lewith
    Primary Medical Care, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    Forsch Komplementmed 16:404-12. 2009
    ..However, our conclusions suggest that we are some way from developing valid, credible and reliable placebos for most CAM therapies...
  11. doi request reprint The challenges of treating women with recurrent urinary tract infections in primary care: a qualitative study of GPs' experiences of conventional management and their attitudes towards possible herbal options
    Andrew Flower
    1Research Fellow, Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, Hampshire, UK
    Prim Health Care Res Dev 16:597-606. 2015
    ..To explore GPs' experiences of managing recurrent urinary tract infections (RUTIs) and their views on the use of herbal medicines for this condition...
  12. doi request reprint Developing clinical practice guidelines for Chinese herbal treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome: A mixed-methods modified Delphi study
    Lily Lai
    University of Southampton, Primary Care and Population Sciences, Aldermoor Health Centre, Aldermoor Close, Southampton, Hampshire SO16 5ST, United Kingdom Electronic address
    Complement Ther Med 23:430-8. 2015
    ..Prior to conducting a clinical trial it is important to consider the characteristics of good clinical practice. This study aims to use professional consensus to establish good clinical practice guidelines for the CHM treatment of PCOS...
  13. pmc How women manage recurrent urinary tract infections: an analysis of postings on a popular web forum
    Andrew Flower
    Complementary and Integrated Medicine Research Unit, University of Southampton, Aldermoor Health Centre, Aldermoor Close, Southampton SO16 5ST, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 15:162. 2014
    ..In order to explore the poorly described experience of women with RUTIs a qualitative study was conducted that analysed data from a publically accessible internet-based self-help forum...