R W Johnson

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Affiliation: University of Bristol
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi Herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia: optimizing management in the elderly patient
    Robert W Johnson
    Bristol Royal Infirmary and University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    Drugs Aging 25:991-1006. 2008
  2. pmc Similar herpes zoster incidence across Europe: results from a systematic literature review
    Sybil Pinchinat
    Epidemiology Department, Sanofi Pasteur MSD, 8 Rue Jonas Salk, Lyon, 69007, France
    BMC Infect Dis 13:170. 2013
  3. doi Prevention of herpes zoster and its painful and debilitating complications
    Robert Johnson
    Int J Infect Dis 11:S43-8. 2007
  4. ncbi Zoster-associated pain: what is known, who is at risk and how can it be managed?
    Robert W Johnson
    University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Herpes 14:30-4. 2007
  5. ncbi Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia: a review of the effects of vaccination
    Robert W Johnson
    University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Aging Clin Exp Res 21:236-43. 2009
  6. pmc Postherpetic neuralgia in the elderly
    R W Johnson
    University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Int J Clin Pract 63:1386-91. 2009
  7. doi Herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia
    Robert W Johnson
    Bristol, England, UK
    Expert Rev Vaccines 9:21-6. 2010
  8. ncbi Postherpetic neuralgia: epidemiology, pathophysiology and management
    Robert W Johnson
    Bristol Royal Infirmary, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Expert Rev Neurother 7:1581-95. 2007
  9. ncbi Consequences and management of pain in herpes zoster
    Robert W Johnson
    Pain Management Clinic, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol BS2 8HW, United Kingdom
    J Infect Dis 186:S83-90. 2002
  10. ncbi Herpes zoster in the immunocompetent patient: management of post-herpetic neuralgia
    Robert W Johnson
    Pain Management Clinic, University of Bristol and Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol, UK
    Herpes 10:38-45. 2003

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Publications26

  1. doi Herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia: optimizing management in the elderly patient
    Robert W Johnson
    Bristol Royal Infirmary and University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    Drugs Aging 25:991-1006. 2008
    ..In view of the increasing numbers of elderly persons in the population and the poor outcomes of PHN treatment, vaccination against HZ at approximately 60 years of age appears to be an appropriate strategy...
  2. pmc Similar herpes zoster incidence across Europe: results from a systematic literature review
    Sybil Pinchinat
    Epidemiology Department, Sanofi Pasteur MSD, 8 Rue Jonas Salk, Lyon, 69007, France
    BMC Infect Dis 13:170. 2013
    ..Therefore the aim of this systematic review was to summarize the available data on HZ incidence in Europe and to describe age-specific incidence...
  3. doi Prevention of herpes zoster and its painful and debilitating complications
    Robert Johnson
    Int J Infect Dis 11:S43-8. 2007
    ..Herpes zoster and complications, such as postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), can have a substantial negative impact on quality of life...
  4. ncbi Zoster-associated pain: what is known, who is at risk and how can it be managed?
    Robert W Johnson
    University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Herpes 14:30-4. 2007
    ..Effective and long-lasting pain relief in herpes zoster and PHN remains a largely unmet medical need...
  5. ncbi Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia: a review of the effects of vaccination
    Robert W Johnson
    University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Aging Clin Exp Res 21:236-43. 2009
    ..Duration of protection following vaccination is the subject of ongoing surveillance, as is the potential benefit of vaccinating younger and sicker members of the population...
  6. pmc Postherpetic neuralgia in the elderly
    R W Johnson
    University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Int J Clin Pract 63:1386-91. 2009
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  7. doi Herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia
    Robert W Johnson
    Bristol, England, UK
    Expert Rev Vaccines 9:21-6. 2010
    ..Prevention strategies, such as vaccinating those at greatest risk, may offer the best option for the future...
  8. ncbi Postherpetic neuralgia: epidemiology, pathophysiology and management
    Robert W Johnson
    Bristol Royal Infirmary, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Expert Rev Neurother 7:1581-95. 2007
    ..A zoster vaccine for administration to adults reduces the incidence of HZ and PHN, as well as the burden of illness associated with these conditions...
  9. ncbi Consequences and management of pain in herpes zoster
    Robert W Johnson
    Pain Management Clinic, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol BS2 8HW, United Kingdom
    J Infect Dis 186:S83-90. 2002
    ..Because prevention of PHN requires early recognition and prompt management of patients presenting with herpes zoster, public education and dissemination of information to all health care personnel involved with the disease are essential...
  10. ncbi Herpes zoster in the immunocompetent patient: management of post-herpetic neuralgia
    Robert W Johnson
    Pain Management Clinic, University of Bristol and Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol, UK
    Herpes 10:38-45. 2003
    ..This article discusses issues relevant to PHN management and prevention, and provides a review of the pertinent literature...
  11. ncbi Pain following herpes zoster: implications for management
    Robert W Johnson
    Pain Management Clinic, Level 4, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol BS2 8HW, UK
    Herpes 11:63-5. 2004
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  12. doi Persistence of varicella-zoster virus viraemia in patients with herpes zoster
    M L Quinlivan
    Department of Infection, The Windeyer Institute, University College London, 46 Cleveland Street, London WC1T 4JF, England, UK
    J Clin Virol 50:130-5. 2011
    ..Herpes zoster is caused by the reactivation of varicella-zoster virus from sensory neurons. The commonest complication following zoster is chronic pain termed post herpetic neuralgia...
  13. ncbi Management of herpes zoster (shingles) and postherpetic neuralgia
    Robert W Johnson
    Pain Management Clinic, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol, UK
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 5:551-9. 2004
    ..PHN is common, distressing and often intractable. Good management improves outcome...
  14. ncbi Use of the Rydel-Seiffer graduated tuning fork in the assessment of vibration threshold in postherpetic neuralgia patients and healthy controls
    Tessa L Whitton
    United Bristol Healthcare Trust, Bristol, UK
    Eur J Pain 9:167-71. 2005
    ..We aimed to demonstrate a clinically significant increase in vibration threshold in individuals with PHN compared to age-matched controls, using the portable and affordable Rydel-Seiffer graduated tuning fork...
  15. ncbi Recommendations for the management of herpes zoster
    Robert H Dworkin
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, 14642, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 44:S1-26. 2007
    ..Specific recommendations for the use of these medications are provided. In addition, suggestions are made for treatments that, when used in combination with antiviral therapy, may further reduce pain and other complications of HZ...
  16. ncbi Global strategies to prevent herpes zoster and its associated complications
    Robert W Johnson
    Herpes 14:24. 2007
  17. ncbi Pain following herpes zoster: the influence of changing population characteristics and medical developments
    Robert W Johnson
    Pain 128:3-5. 2007
  18. ncbi Geographic and racial aspects of herpes zoster
    Elna M Nagasako
    Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    J Med Virol 70:S20-3. 2003
    ..These results suggest that racial group and geographic region may be independent factors associated with age at onset in patients with herpes zoster...
  19. pmc Treatment of herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia
    Robert W Johnson
    Pain Management Clinic, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol BS2 8HW, University of Rochester Medical Centre, New York, USA
    BMJ 326:748-50. 2003
  20. ncbi Risk factors for postherpetic neuralgia in patients with herpes zoster
    Beth F Jung
    University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Neurology 62:1545-51. 2004
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  21. ncbi Tolerability of treatments for postherpetic neuralgia
    Mark W Douglas
    Centre for Virus Research, Westmead Millennium Institute, Westmead Hospital and University of Sydney, Westmead, Australia
    Drug Saf 27:1217-33. 2004
    ..Intrathecal methyl prednisolone may be considered for intractable pain but efficacy and safety have not been confirmed...
  22. pmc Analgesic therapy in postherpetic neuralgia: a quantitative systematic review
    Kathleen Hempenstall
    Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 2:e164. 2005
    ..Therefore, we have conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis for both efficacy and adverse events of analgesic therapy for PHN...
  23. ncbi Current management of herpes zoster: the European view
    Antonio Volpi
    Department of Public Health, University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Am J Clin Dermatol 6:317-25. 2005
    ..More needs to be done to educate the general public and increase awareness among primary healthcare providers of the benefits of timely and appropriate pharmacological therapy in patients with herpes zoster...
  24. ncbi The burden of Herpes Zoster: a prospective population based study
    Fiona T Scott
    Skin Virus Laboratory, Institute for Cell and Molecular Science, 25 29 Ashfield Street, E1 1BB, UK
    Vaccine 24:1308-14. 2006
    ..PHN occurred in 13.4% of patients. The average overall cost of HZ in the first 6 months was calculated at pound524 per patient. Medical costs were highest in those aged over 65 and societal costs highest in those aged under 65 years...
  25. ncbi Predicting and preventing post-herpetic neuralgia: are current risk factors useful in clinical practice?
    Pietro G Coen
    Queen Mary s School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London, Department of Medical Microbiology, 25 29 Ashfield Street, London E1 1BB, UK
    Eur J Pain 10:695-700. 2006
    ..Better methods are needed to identify patients over 50 at most risk of PHN that enable GPs to better allocate their resources with respect to HZ treatment...
  26. ncbi Rash severity in herpes zoster: correlates and relationship to postherpetic neuralgia
    Elna M Nagasako
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, New York, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 46:834-9. 2002
    ..The results indicate that severe rash is more common in patients with herpes zoster who are older and who have more severe acute pain and confirm that severe rash is a risk factor for prolonged pain...