Affiliation: Addenbrooke's Hospital
- Seeking an oracle: using the Delphi process to develop practice guidelines for the treatment of endometriosis with Chinese herbal medicineAndrew 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...
- Effectiveness guidance document (EGD) for Chinese medicine trials: a consensus documentClaudia 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...
- Chinese herbal medicine for endometriosisAndrew Flower
ComplementaryMedicine ResearchUnit, Dept PrimaryMedical Care, Southampton University, Ringmer, UK
Cochrane Database Syst Rev . 2012..This review is an update of a previous review published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, issue No 3...
- Guidelines for randomised controlled trials investigating Chinese herbal medicineAndrew Flower
Complementary and Integrated Medicine Research Unit, Southampton University, UK
J Ethnopharmacol 140:550-4. 2012....
- A feasibility study exploring the role of Chinese herbal medicine in the treatment of endometriosisAndrew 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...
- Combining rigour with relevance: a novel methodology for testing Chinese herbal medicineAndrew 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...
- 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...
- Oral Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) as an adjuvant treatment during chemotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer: A systematic reviewSisi 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...
- Standardised Chinese herbal treatment delivered by GPs compared with individualised treatment administered by practitioners of Chinese herbal medicine for women with recurrent urinary tract infections (RUTI): study protocol for a randomised controlled triAndrew Flower
Health Research, Complementary and Integrated Medicine Research, University of Southampton, Aldermoor Close, Southampton, SO16 5ST, UK
Trials 17:358. 2016..More recent clinical research in China has provided some preliminary evidence that CHM can alleviate the symptoms of UTIs and reduce the rate of recurrence, but more rigorous investigation is required...
- Chinese herbal medicine for treating recurrent urinary tract infections in womenAndrew 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...
- The context and meaning of placebos for complementary medicineGeorge 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...
- 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 optionsAndrew 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...
- Developing clinical practice guidelines for Chinese herbal treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome: A mixed-methods modified Delphi studyLily 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...
- How women manage recurrent urinary tract infections: an analysis of postings on a popular web forumAndrew 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...