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Bazian's bibliography

This is a selected list of Bazian publications and reports. Please see our Evidence Portal for more examples of work we have undertaken. If you have any questions or queries, please don't hesitate to contact us.

 Section One: Commissioning support services 2001 - Present

1.1 Commissioning support for East Midlands Specialised Commissioning Group

  1. Cystic fibrosis services: service designation guide, health needs assessment and gap analysis, December 2008
  2. Acute myeloid leukaemia: health technology assessment and care pathway, October 2008
  3. Cleft lip and palate services: service designation guide, health needs assessment and quality standards, September 2008
  4. Gender reassignment surgery: evidence brief and policy recommendations, August 2008
  5. Percutaneous aortic valve replacement services: evidence brief, cost model and referral criteria, June 2008

1.2 Support for prioritisation of public health investment for Health England

Health England, the national reference group for health and wellbeing established by the Department of Health in 2006, commissioned Bazian and the Matrix Knowledge Group to produce a rapid evidence-based assessment of promising public health interventions from around the globe, to assist with prioritisation of efforts in the UK. The report was published in October 2008 and is available on the Health England website.

1.3 Evidence briefs for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Clinical Priorities Advisory Forum

  1. Cryotherapy for recurrent prostate cancer, April 2007
  2. Botulinum toxin for spasticity in children, April 2007
  3. Manual lymphatic drainage and other physical treatments for chronic lymphoedema, February 2007
  4. Non-myeloablative bone marrow or peripheral stem cell transplantation, February 2007
  5. Pre-implantation genetic screening and diagnosis, November 2006
  6. Magnetic resonance imaging screening in younger women at high risk of breast cancer, November 2006
  7. New drugs for advanced wet age-related macular degeneration, October 2006
  8. Functional electrical stimulation for central nervous system disorders, October 2006
  9. Circumcision for phimosis in children, August 2006
  10. Pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation, August 2006
  11. Aromatase inhibitors for breast cancer, June 2006
  12. Implantable neuro-stimulators for non-Parkinsonian movement disorders, June 2006
  13. Continuous positive airways pressure for obstructive sleep apnoea, April 2006
  14. Low-dose brachytherapy for localised prostate cancer, April 2006
  15. Silver-releasing dressings for venous leg ulcers, February 2006
  16. Positron Emission Tomography imaging for managing cancer, February 2006

1.4 Evidence brief for Thames Valley Priority Setting Unit

Elective radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter and other supraventricular tachycardias, 15 March 2006

1.5 The STEER programme 2001 - 2004

The STEER service was a rapid, on-demand reviewing service for local health primary care and acute health trusts in the South East faced with difficult commissioning decisions about new and expensive medical treatments. Bazian undertook 62 systematic reviews (see below) to inform these decisions (for example as evidence for a clinical priorities committee). Each review was completed in 8-10 weeks from the initial request and involved:

  • Development of a structured search question with the commissioner
  • Systematic search of all the published literature
  • Independent appraisal of every paper for relevance and quality
  • Draft report produced by expert reviewer based on best quality research
  • Independent and anonymous peer review

1.5.1 STEER reports 2004

  1. Fischbacher C. Free-standing midwife-led maternity units. In Bazian Ltd (Ed) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2004; 4(6). Bazian Ltd and Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  2. White AH. Cognitive behavioural therapy in children with autistic spectrum disorders. In Bazian Ltd (Ed) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2004; 4(5). Bazian Ltd and Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  3. Oduneye F. Spinal manipulation for chronic neck pain. In Bazian Ltd (Ed) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2004; 4(4). Bazian Ltd and Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  4. Bisset AF. Artificial anal sphincter for faecal incontinence. In Bazian Ltd (Ed) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2004; 4(3). Bazian Ltd and Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  5. Patterson J. Spinal manipulation for chronic low back pain. In Bazian Ltd (Ed) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2004; 4(2). Bazian Ltd and Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  6. Ball CM. Music therapy for children with autistic spectrum disorder. In Bazian Ltd (Ed) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2004; 4(1). Bazian Ltd and Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton

1.5.2 STEER reports 2003

  1. Fischbacher C. Enzyme replacement therapy for Fabry‟s disease. In Bazian Ltd (Ed) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2003; 3(19). Bazian Ltd and Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  2. Lawson R. Hyperbaric oxygen for osteomyelitis. In Bazian Ltd (Ed) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2003; 3(18). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton and Bazian Ltd.
  3. Tochel C. Sensory or auditory integration therapy for children with autistic spectrum disorders. In Bazian Ltd (Ed) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews2003; 3(17). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton and Bazian Ltd.
  4. Muthu V. Oesophago-gastric anastomosis and interposition surgery for oesophageal atresia or stenosis in children. In Bazian Ltd (Ed) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2003; 3(16). Bazian Ltd and Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  5. Muthu V. Oesophago-oesophageal anastomosis for oesophageal atresia or stenosis in children. In Bazian Ltd (Ed) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2003; 3(15). Bazian Ltd and Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  6. Fajemisin O. Alemtuzumab for chronic lymphocytic leukaemias. In Bazian Ltd (Ed) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2003; 3(12). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  7. Ball C. Laser treatment for unwanted hair. In Bazian Ltd (Ed) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2003; 3(13). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  8. Dent T. Hypnotherapy for anxiety disorders. In Bazian Ltd (Ed) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2003; 3(12). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  9. Stein K. Bernese periacetabular osteotomy for developmental dysplasia of the hip. In Bazian Ltd (Ed) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2003; 3(11). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  10. de Vries C. Cochlear implants in adults. In Bazian Ltd (Ed) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2003; 3(10). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  11. Bisset A. Uterine artery embolisation for fibroids. In Bazian Ltd (Ed) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2003; 3(9). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  12. Forbes L. Update report: Effects of desensitisation treatments and clinical ecology for multiple chemical sensitivity and related disorders. In Bazian Ltd (Ed) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2003; 3(8). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  13. Allgood P. Successive attempts at in vitro fertilization. In: Bazian Ltd (Ed) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2003; 3(7). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  14. Oduneye F. Cardiac resynchronisation for heart failure. In: Bazian Ltd (Ed) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2003; 3(6). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  15. Patterson J. Coil embolisation of ruptured or unruptured intracranial aneurysms. In Bazian Ltd (Ed) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2003; 3(5). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  16. Fischbacher C. Sympathectomy for facial blushing. In Bazian Ltd (Ed) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2003; 3(4). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  17. Allgood P. Arthroscopic lavage for knee osteoarthritis. In Bazian Ltd (Ed) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2003; 3(3). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  18. Patterson J. Outcomes of abdominoplasty. In Bazian Ltd (Ed) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2003; 3(2). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  19. Fischbacher C. Cosmetic breast augmentation. In Bazian Ltd (Ed) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2003; 3(1). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.

1.5.3 STEER reports 2002

  1. Fischbacher C. Immediate versus delayed breast reconstruction. In Bazian Ltd (Ed) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2002; 2(17). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton
  2. Patterson J. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for osteoradionecrosis. In Bazian Ltd (Ed) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2002; 2(16). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  3. Patterson J. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for central retinal artery occlusion. In Bazian Ltd (Ed) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2002; 2(15). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  4. Bissett AF. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in people with necrotising fasciitis or Fournier's gangrene. In Bazian Ltd (Ed) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2002; 2(14). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  5. Dent THS. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for carbon monoxide poisoning. In Bazian Ltd (Ed) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2002; 2(13). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  6. Totman MB. Imatinib for gastrointestinal stromal tumours. In Bazian Ltd (Ed) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2002; 2(12). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  7. Muthu V. Update report: Non-myeloablative bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell transplant. In Foxcroft DR, Muthu V (Eds) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2002; 2(11). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  8. Dent THS. Selective denervation for spasmodic torticollis. In Foxcroft DR, Muthu V (Eds) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2002; 2(10). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  9. Stein K. Lung volume reduction surgery for diffuse emphysema. In Foxcroft DR, Muthu V (Eds) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2002; 2(9). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  10. de Vries C. Cox-II inhibitors versus non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in rheumatoid and osteoarthritis patients: gastrointestinal effects. In Foxcroft DR, Muthu V (Eds) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2002; 2(8). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  11. Somerville M. Immunotherapy for seasonal rhinitis, asthma and bee sting venom allergy. In Foxcroft DR, Muthu V (Eds) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2002; 2(7). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  12. Ball CM. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for multiple sclerosis. In Foxcroft DR, Muthu V (Eds) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2002; 2(6). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  13. Dent TS. Pre-operative delay after femoral fracture. In Foxcroft DR, Muthu V (Eds) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2002; 2(5). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  14. Oduneye F. Insulin pumps, conventional and intensive multiple injection insulin therapy for type 1 diabetes mellitus. In Foxcroft DR, Muthu V (Eds) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2002; 2(4). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  15. Fischbacher C. Outpatient physiotherapy services for low back pain. In Foxcroft DR, Muthu V (Eds) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2002; 2(3). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  16. Fajemisin „B. Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors: donepezil, rivastigmine, tacrine or galantamine for non-Alzheimer‟s dementia. In Foxcroft DR, Muthu V (Eds) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2002; 2(2). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  17. Ball C. Growth hormone replacement therapy for adults with growth hormone deficiency. In Foxcroft DR, Muthu V (Eds) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2002; 2(1). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.

1.5.4 STEER reports 2001

  1. Bisset AF. Ambulatory versus conventional blood pressure monitoring. In Foxcroft DR, Muthu V (Eds) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2001; 1(20). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  2. de Vries C. Effects of TNF-alpha antagonists in people with rheumatoid arthritis. In Foxcroft DR, Muthu V (Eds) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2001; 1(19). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  3. Allgood P. Surgical interventions for morbid obesity. In Foxcroft DR, Muthu V (Eds) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2001; 1(18). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  4. Patterson J. Brachytherapy for localised prostate cancer. In Foxcroft DR, Muthu V (Eds) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2001; 1(17). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  5. Dent THS. Functional electrical stimulation for limb motor dysfunction following stroke. In Foxcroft DR, Muthu V (Eds) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2001; 1(16). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  6. McIntyre L. Pre-implantation diagnosis. In Foxcroft DR, Muthu V (Eds) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2001; 1(15). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  7. Fischbacher CM. Pre- and peri-operative antibiotic prophylaxis for colorectal surgery. In Foxcroft DR, Muthu V (Eds) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2001; 1(14). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  8. Michell AW. Stereotactic radiosurgery for brain tumours and arteriovenous malformations. In Foxcroft DR, Muthu V (Eds) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2001; 1(13). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  9. Okoro C. Repeat inpatient rehabilitation for people with relapsed alcohol addiction. In Foxcroft DR, Muthu V (Eds) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2001; 1(12). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  10. Ball CM. Laparoscopic ablation or resection of endometriosis deposits for moderate and severe endometriosis. In Foxcroft DR, Muthu V (Eds) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2001; 1(11). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  11. Ball CM. Photodynamic phototherapy (including verteporfin) for neovascular age related macular degeneration. In Foxcroft DR, Muthu V (Eds) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2001; 1(10). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  12. Somerville M. Effects of desensitisation treatments and clinical ecology for multiple chemical sensitivity and related disorders. In Foxcroft DR, Muthu V (Eds) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2001; 1(9). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  13. Bisset AF. Hip resurfacing in younger people with osteoarthritis. In Foxcroft DR, Muthu V (Eds) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2001; 1(8). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  14. Patterson J. Thermal laser photocoagulation for age related macular degeneration. In Foxcroft DR, Muthu V (Eds) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2001; 1(7). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  15. McIntyre L. Osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis. In Foxcroft DR, Muthu V (Eds) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2001; 1(6). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  16. Stocks RA, Williams CT. Spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain. In Foxcroft DR, Muthu V (Eds) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2001; 1(5). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  17. Foster KN. Cryotherapy for prostatic cancer. In Foxcroft DR, Muthu V (Eds) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2001; 1(4). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  18. Dent THS. Microdiscectomy for prolapsed intervertebral disc. In Foxcroft DR, Muthu V (Eds) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2001; 1(3). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  19. Stein K. Deep brain stimulation for movement disorders other than Parkinson‟s disease. In Foxcroft DR, Muthu V (Eds) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2001; 1(2). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.
  20. Muthu V. Non-myeloablative bone marrow and peripheral stem cell transplantation. In Foxcroft DR, Muthu V (Eds) STEER: Succinct and Timely Evaluated Evidence Reviews 2001; 1(1). Wessex Institute for Health Research & Development, University of Southampton.

 

Section Two: Work for the NHS

2.1 NHS Choices’ Behind The Headlines, July 2007 to present
Behind The Headlines is a section on the new NHS Choices website that rapidly assesses the research that underpins health stories in the morning papers and media. It is a resource for doctors, nurses and the public to quickly assess whether health stories have merit and how they should respond to them (if at all). Behind the Headlines won “Best Innovation in Medical Communication” at the BMJ awards in 2009. Bazian provides two scientifically robust critical assessments within three hours, five days per week. To date, we have done over 900 assessments.

2.2 South Central Strategic Health Authority, February 2009
South Central SHA conducted a public consultation process in 2009 to explore fluoridating the drinking water in Southampton to reduce health inequalities and rates of decay. During the consultation, members of the public were concerned about the findings of 20 research studies and a book, which they wanted the SHA to impartially assess and consider when making its decision about fluoridation. Bazian produced a rapid, methodologically transparent, and completely independent critical appraisal of these materials.

2.3 NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency-Centre for Evidence-based Purchasing, February 2008
The NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency-Centre for Evidence-based Purchasing (PASA-CEP) commissioned Bazian to systematically review the evidence regarding the comparative effectiveness of laryngeal masks to inform production of a Buyers‟ Guide on these devices.

2.4 NICE Interventional procedures overviews, February 2003 to March 2004

Bazian was commissioned by the Interventional Procedures Appraisal Committee (IPAC), a division of the state-funded National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), to provide a fast, rigorous and impartial assessment of effectiveness and safety for a list of procedures of concern. These assessments served as a core input into the recommendation process, which also involved professional and public consultation. These recommendations were used to decide which procedures were safe enough and worked well enough for routine use in the National Health Service. The reports for completed guidance are publicly available on the NICE website.

  1. Artifical joints for osteoarthritis of the hand
  2. Endoscopic stapling of pharyngeal pouch
  3. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
  4. Laparo-endogastric surgery
  5. Laser assisted serial tonsillectomy
  6. Technique for treating occlusion of parotid sinuses using cyanoacrylate instillation
  7. Sugarbaker technique
  8. Percutaneous pancreatic necrosectomy
  9. Vagus nerve stimulation for refractory epilepsy in children
  10. Electropalatography
  11. Coblation tonsillectomy
  12. Cystourethropexy (In tac)
  13. Embolisation of uterine artery
  14. Falloposcopy
  15. Laparoscopic excision of pelvic lymph nodes
  16. Radical laparoscopic hysterectomy
  17. Total laparoscopic hysterectomy
  18. Microwave endometrial ablation
  19. Cystourethropexy (vesica)
  20. Photodynamic endometrial ablation
  21. Thermal endometrial ablation (Cavaterm)
  22. Thermal endometrial ablation (Gynecare)
  23. Thermal endometrial ablation (Vesta DUB)
  24. Endometrial ablation (Hydro Therm)
  25. Radical laparoscopic excision of endometriosis
  26. Laparoscopic helium plasma coagulation of endometriosis (HELICA)
  27. Laparoscopic laser myomectomy
  28. Hysteroscopic laser myomectomy
  29. Stent placement in thoracic aortic aneurysm
  30. Percutaneous prosthetic closure of atrial septal defect - Amplatzer
  31. Dynamic cardiac monitoring
  32. Supraorbital minicraniotomy for intracranial aneurysm
  33. Non surgical reduction myocardial septum
  34. Stent placement in abdominal aortic aneurysm
  35. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in adults
  36. Embolisation of intracranial aneurysms
  37. Removal of cardiac pacing electrode
  38. Transpupillary thermotherapy of macular degeneration
  39. Percutaneous ovarian embolisation
  40. Islet cell transplant
  41. Macular translocation (macular degeneration)
  42. Radiotherapy in macular degeneration
  43. Selective peripheral denervation of cervical dystonia
  44. Subthalamic nuclear stimulation
  45. Subthalamic nucleotomy
  46. Stent placement in carotid artery
  47. Endoluminal brushing of Tenckhoff Catheters
  48. Endovascular obliteration of intracranial arteriovenous malformation
  49. Primary auditory brain stem implants
  50. Extracranial to intracranial bypass
  51. Thrombin injection of pseudoaneurysms
  52. Stereotactic radiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia
  53. Lumbar subcutaneous shunt
  54. Endovascular closure of patent arterial duct
  55. Endoscopic axillary lymph node retrieval (sentinel node biopsy) in breast cancer
  56. Interstitial laser therapy for breast cancer
  57. Laser/radiofrequency valvotomy in pulmonary atresia
  58. Photodynamic therapy for bronchial carcinoma
  59. Balloon dilatation in pulmonary valve stenosis
  60. Balloon dilatation in aortic valve stenosis
  61. Endovascular atrial septostomy in infants (balloon and blade)
  62. Endovascular closure of atrial septal defect
  63. Balloon angioplasty of pulmonary vein stenosis
  64. Balloon angioplasty with or without stent placement in caval vein stenosis
  65. Balloon angioplasty with or without stent placement in aortic coarctation (including re-coarctation)
  66. Balloon angioplasty and/or stent placement for right ventricular outflow/pulmonary artery/pulmonary arterial branch stenosis
  67. Balloon angioplasty of systemic to pulmonary arterial shunts
  68. Scleral expansion surgery for presbyopia
  69. Therapeutic selective salpingography by guide-wire
  70. Cerebellar Stimulation Neuro-implant
  71. Intralesional photocoagulation of subcutaneous congenital vascular disorders
  72. Intraoperative blood salvage

2.5 Health England / Department of Health / Next Stage Review

  • Project: Prioritising preventative health interventions
  • Client: Robert Sheriff, Health England
  • Problem solved: Rapid prioritisation of 40 preventative health interventions based on evidence of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness
  • Duration: March- April 2008, 1 month

2.6 NHS National Knowledge Service

2.7 National electronic Library for Health

  • Project: Review of government-funded information sources
  • Client: Sir Muir Gray, National electronic Library for Health
  • Problem solved: Analysing and mapping different information products and uses
  • Duration: 2003-2004, 1 year

2.8 NHS London Regional Office

  • Project: Reviewing major NHS-funded research programmes
  • Problem solved: Identify research programmes that are providing value for money. How can we tell the public (taxpayers) about them?
  • Duration: 2001 – 2002, 6 months

2.9 Oxfordshire Health Authority

  • Project type: Clinical governance
  • Client: Professor Siân Griffith, DPH
  • Problem solved: How to develop evidence-based clinical governance systems to improve hospital and primary care clinical services
  • Duration: 1999 – 2000, 14 months

 

Section Three: Journals and Medical Publications

3.1 Clinical Evidence, 2001 to April 2007

Clinical Evidence (BMJ Publishing Group) is a directory of the interventions commonly used for the prevention and treatment of approximately 200 different clinical conditions. It is provided free to all doctors in the UK with the aim of helping them to make informed treatment decisions and is published bi-annually in hard copy, with monthly updates of Website content.

Clinical Evidence summarises the best and most up-to-date evidence regarding the benefits and harms of the treatments for each condition, based on a thorough search and appraisal of published literature (including systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials, and observational studies).

Bazian worked closely with BMJ Publishing on the production of Clinical Evidence from 2001 through to April 2007. Each chapter is authored by a specialist in the field, and then edited and appraised by Bazian or BMJ Publishing specialist reviewers and editors.

In this capacity, Bazian has had extensive involvement with the evidence and construction of the following 230 chapters:

  1. Absence seizures in children
  2. Acne vulgaris
  3. Acute anterior uveitis
  4. Acute bronchitis
  5. Acute cholecystitis
  6. Acute myocardial infarction
  7. Acute otitis media
  8. Acute renal failure
  9. Acute respiratory distress syndrome
  10. Age related macular degeneration
  11. Altitude sickness
  12. Amoebic dysentery
  13. Anal fissure
  14. Angina (stable)
  15. Angina (unstable)
  16. Ankle sprain
  17. Anorexia nervosa
  18. Aphthous ulcers (recurrent)
  19. Appendicitis
  20. Asthma and other wheezing disorders of childhood
  21. Asthma in adults
  22. Athlete's foot
  23. Atopic eczema
  24. Atrial fibrillation (acute)
  25. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  26. Autism
  27. Bacterial conjunctivitis
  28. Bacterial vaginosis
  29. Bell's palsy
  30. Benign prostatic hyperplasia
  31. Bipolar disorder
  32. Bites (mammalian)
  33. Breast cancer (metastatic)
  34. Breast cancer (non metastatic)
  35. Breast pain
  36. Bronchiectasis
  37. Bronchiolitis
  38. Bulimia nervosa
  39. Bunions
  40. Burning mouth syndrome
  41. Burns (minor thermal)
  42. Candidasis (oropharyngeal)
  43. Candidiasis (vulvovaginal)
  44. Carbon monoxide poisoning (acute)
  45. Cardiorespiratory arrest in children
  46. Carpal tunnel syndrome
  47. Cataract
  48. Cellulitis and erysipelas
  49. Cervical cancer
  50. Changing behaviour
  51. Chickenpox
  52. Chlamydia (uncomplicated, genital)
  53. Chronic fatigue syndrome
  54. Chronic hepatitis C
  55. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  56. Chronic plaque psoriasis
  57. Chronic prostatitis
  58. Chronic suppurative otitis media
  59. Colonic diverticular disease
  60. Colorectal cancer
  61. Colorectal cancer screening
  62. Common cold
  63. Community acquired pneumonia
  64. Congenital toxoplasmosis
  65. Constipation in adults
  66. Constipation in children
  67. Croup
  68. Deliberate self harm (and attempted suicide)
  69. Dementia
  70. Dengue fever
  71. Depression in adults
  72. Depression in children and adolescents
  73. Diabetic nephropathy
  74. Diabetic retinopathy
  75. Diarrhoea in adults
  76. Domestic violence towards women
  77. Dyslipidaemia in diabetes
  78. Dysmenorrhoea
  79. Ear wax
  80. Ectopic pregnancy
  81. End stage renal disease
  82. Endometriosis
  83. Epilepsy
  84. Erectile dysfunction
  85. Essential tremor
  86. Febrile seizures
  87. Female infertility
  88. Fibroids (uterine myomatosis, leiomyomas)
  89. Foot ulcers and amputations in diabetes
  90. Fracture prevention in postmenopausal women
  91. Fungal nail infections
  92. Gastro
  93. Gastro
  94. Gastroenteritis in children
  95. Generalised anxiety disorder
  96. Genital herpes
  97. Genital prolapse
  98. Genital warts
  99. Glaucoma
  100. Glycaemic control in diabetes: type 1
  101. Glycaemic control in diabetes: type 2
  102. Gonorrhoea
  103. Gout
  104. HIV infection
  105. HIV: mother to child transmission
  106. HIV: prevention of opportunistic infections
  107. Haemorrhoids
  108. Halitosis
  109. Head lice
  110. Headache (chronic tension-type)
  111. Heart failure
  112. Helicobacter pylori infection
  113. Hepatitis B
  114. Herniated lumbar disc
  115. Herpes labialis
  116. Hip fracture
  117. Hypertension in diabetes
  118. Impacted wisdom teeth
  119. Infantile colic
  120. Infertility and subfertility
  121. Influenza
  122. Inguinal hernia
  123. Insomnia
  124. Irritable bowel syndrome
  125. Jet lag
  126. Kidney stones
  127. Leg cramps
  128. Leprosy
  129. Low back pain and sciatica (acute)
  130. Low back pain and sciatica (chronic)
  131. Lung cancer
  132. Lyme disease
  133. MRSA (treatment)
  134. Malaria: prevention in travellers
  135. Malaria: severe, life threatening
  136. Malaria: uncomplicated, caused by Plasmodium falciparum
  137. Malignant melanoma (non metastatic)
  138. Measles
  139. Meningococcal disease
  140. Menière's disease
  141. Menopausal symptoms
  142. Menorrhagia
  143. Middle ear pain and trauma during air travel
  144. Migraine headache
  145. Migraine headache in children
  146. Multiple myeloma
  147. Multiple sclerosis
  148. Nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy
  149. Neck pain
  150. Neonatal infection
  151. Neonatal jaundice
  152. Nocturnal enuresis
  153. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (diffuse large B cell lymphoma)
  154. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  155. Nosebleeds in children
  156. Obesity
  157. Obsessive compulsive disorder
  158. Ocular herpes simplex
  159. Organophosphorus poisoning (acute)
  160. Osteoarthritis
  161. Osteoarthritis of the knee
  162. Otitis externa
  163. Otitis media with effusion
  164. PCP in HIV
  165. Pancreatic cancer
  166. Panic disorder
  167. Paracetamol (acetaminophen) poisoning
  168. Parkinson's disease
  169. Partner notification
  170. Pelvic inflammatory disease
  171. Perinatal asphyxia
  172. Perineal care
  173. Peripheral arterial disease
  174. Plantar heel pain and fasciitis
  175. Polycystic ovary syndrome
  176. Post-traumatic stress disorder
  177. Postherpetic neuralgia
  178. Postnatal depression
  179. Postoperative pulmonary infections
  180. Postpartum haemorrhage: prevention
  181. Pre-eclampsia and hypertension
  182. Premenstrual syndrome
  183. Pressure sores
  184. Preterm birth
  185. Prevention of cardiovascular events in diabetes
  186. Primary hypothyroidism
  187. Primary prevention: dyslipidaemia
  188. Primary prevention: hypertension
  189. Prostate cancer (metastatic)
  190. Prostate cancer (non
  191. Pyelonephritis in non
  192. Raynaud's phenomenon (primary)
  193. Recurrent cystitis in non
  194. Recurrent miscarriage
  195. Reducing pain during blood sampling in infants
  196. Rheumatoid arthritis
  197. Scabies
  198. Schizophrenia
  199. Seasonal allergic rhinitis
  200. Seborrhoeic dermatitis
  201. Secondary prevention of ischmaemic cardiac events
  202. Shoulder pain
  203. Sickle cell disease
  204. Sinusitis (acute)
  205. Sleep apnoea
  206. Sleep disorders in children
  207. Sore throat
  208. Spontaneous pneumothorax
  209. Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin (non metasatic)
  210. Stomach cancer
  211. Stress incontinence
  212. Stroke management
  213. Stroke prevention
  214. Sudden infant death syndrome
  215. Tennis elbow
  216. Testicular cancer: seminoma
  217. Thromboembolism
  218. Tinnitus
  219. Tonsillitis
  220. Trachoma
  221. Trigeminal neuralgia
  222. Tuberculosis
  223. Tuberculosis in people with HIV
  224. Urinary tract infection in children
  225. Varicocele
  226. Varicose veins
  227. Venous leg ulcers
  228. Ventricular tachyarrhythmias (out of hospital cardiac arrests)
  229. Warts
  230. Wrinkles

In addition, Bazian has also written the following chapters for Clinical Evidence:

  1. Bazian Ltd. Altitude sickness. Clinical Evidence 2004. 3 June 2004.
  2. Bazian Ltd. Constipation in adults. Clinical Evidence 2004. 3 June 2004.
  3. Bazian Ltd. Ectopic pregnancy. Clinical Evidence 2004. 3 June 2004.
  4. Bazian Ltd. Glycaemic control in diabetes. Clinical Evidence 2004. 3 June 2004
  5. Bazian Ltd. Halitosis. Clinical Evidence 2004. 3 June 2004.
  6. Bazian Ltd. Insomnia. Clinical Evidence 2004. 3 June 2004.
  7. Bazian Ltd. Pancreatic cancer. Clinical Evidence 2004. 3 June 2004.
  8. Bazian Ltd. Stress incontinence. Clinical Evidence 2004. 3 June 2004.
  9. Bazian Ltd. Varicocele. Clinical Evidence 2004. 3 June 2004.
  10. Foster C, Murphy M, Nicholas JJ, Pignone M, and Bazian Ltd. Primary prevention. Clinical Evidence 2004. 3 June 2004.
  11. Pignone M, Rihal C, and Bazian Ltd. Secondary prevention in ischaemic cardiac events. Clinical Evidence 2004. 3 June 2004.
  12. Bazian Ltd. Bronchiectasis. Clinical Evidence Issue 10. London: BMJ Publishing Group; 2003, p. 1783-1785.
  13. Bazian Ltd. Genital herpes. Clinical Evidence Issue 10. London: BMJ Publishing Group; 2003, p. 1842-1853.
  14. Bazian Ltd. Herpes Labialis. Clinical Evidence Issue 10. London: BMJ Publishing Group; 2003, p. 1890-1896.
  15. Bazian Ltd. Measles. Clinical Evidence Issue 10. London: BMJ Publishing Group; 2003, p. 418-428.
  16. Bazian Ltd. Peripheral arterial disease. Clinical Evidence Issue 10. London: BMJ Publishing Group; 2003, p. 141-153.
  17. Bazian Ltd. Pyelonephritis in non-pregnant women. Clinical Evidence Issue 10. London: BMJ Publishing Group; 2003, p. 2204-2209.
  18. Bazian Ltd. Varicose veins. Clinical Evidence Issue 10. London: BMJ Publishing Group; 2003, p. 289-294
  19. Fitzgerald JM and Bazian Ltd. Asthma. Clinical Evidence Issue 10. London: BMJ Publishing Group; 2003, p. 1757-1781
  20. Bazian Ltd. Recurrent cystitis in non-pregnant women. Clinical Evidence Issue 9. London: BMJ Publishing Group; 2003, p. 2152-2160.

3.2 Evidence-based healthcare and public health, 1997 - 2005

Evidence-based Health care and Public Health (EBHPH, previously titled The Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare) was a journal that provided reviews and summaries of current high quality evidence in important healthcare areas such as health technology assessment, healthcare management, and the promotion of evidence-based clinical practice.

Unlike evidence-based medicine, which involves evidence-based treatment decisions for individual patients, the reviews and summaries contained in EBHPH identified questions that are relevant to healthcare, with the aim of helping healthcare managers and policy makers to make informed decisions about the healthcare and health services of whole populations or groups of patients.

EBHPH reviews involved systematic searches of all relevant published literature, and appraisal of the evidence for relevance and quality. Bazian then used the best available evidence to prepare reliable and objective narrative reviews, discussing the implications of the review findings for decision makers in healthcare.

Articles:

  1. Bazian Ltd. Should women take statins if they have not had a previous cardiovascular event (Review)? Evidence-Based Healthcare & Public Health 2005;9:95-100.
  2. Bazian Ltd. Drug-eluting stents have yet to prove their worth (Review). Evidence-Based Healthcare & Public Health 2005;9:101-103.
  3. Bazian Ltd. Do nurse practitioners provide equivalent care to doctors as a first point of contact for patients with undifferentiated medical problems (Review). Evidence-Based Healthcare & Public Health 2005;9:179-191.
  4. Bazian Ltd. Arthroscopic lavage for osteoarthritis of the knee (Review). Evidence-Based Healthcare & Public Health 2005;9:192-196.
  5. Bazian Ltd. Do evidence-based guidelines improve the quality of care (Systematic Review)? Evidence-Based Healthcare & Public Health 2005;9:270-275.
  6. Bazian Ltd. Long-term effects of promoting physical activity in obese children (Systematic Review). Evidence-Based Healthcare & Public Health 2005;9:278-281.
  7. Bazian Ltd. Surgery for morbid obesity: which technique works best (Systematic Review). Evidence-Based Healthcare & Public Health 2005;9:284-291.
  8. Bazian Ltd. Specialist outreach into primary care: is it better than standard care (Systematic Review)? Evidence-Based Healthcare & Public Health 2005;9:294-301.
  9. Bazian Ltd. Glucosamine for osteoarthritis (Systematic Review). Evidence-Based Healthcare & Public Health 2005;9:322-331.
  10. Bazian Ltd. Education to prevent foot ulcers in diabetes (Systematic Review). Evidence-Based Healthcare & Public Health 2005;9:351-358.
  11. Bazian Ltd. Fall prevention programmes in older people. Evidence-Based Healthcare & Public Health 2005;9:343-348.
  12. Bazian Ltd. Self-management of oral anticoagulation (Systematic Review). Evidence-Based Healthcare & Public Health 2005;9:334-340.
  13. Bazian Ltd. Preoperative assessment by nurses (Systematic Review). Evidence-Based Healthcare & Public Health 2005;9:376-380.
  14. Bazian Ltd. Comprehensive care in heart failure (Systematic Review). Evidence-Based Healthcare & Public Health 2005;9:391-95.
  15. Bazian Ltd. The effects of education on patient adherence to medication (Systematic Review). Evidence-Based Healthcare & Public Health 2005;9:398-404.

3.3 Map of Medicine, 2005 - 2007

The Map of Medicine (Informa) is an innovative resource of evidence-based care pathways provided to clinicians in the UK by Connecting for Health. Bazian was commissioned by Informa to bring robust evidence to the Map through authoring new pathways and evidence-proofing existing pathways. The 251 evidence-based care pathways developed by Bazian were:

  1. Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  2. Acute confusional state
  3. Acute coronary syndrome
  4. Acute low back pain
  5. Acute meningitis
  6. Acute otitis media
  7. Acute renal failure
  8. Acute urinary retention
  9. Adult basic life support
  10. Advanced adult life support
  11. Advanced paediatric life support
  12. Advanced trauma life support
  13. Alcoholic liver disease
  14. Allergic rhinitis
  15. Alopecia
  16. Altered mental state
  17. Amphetamine overdose
  18. Anaphylaxis
  19. Ankle fractures & sprains
  20. Anorexia nervosa
  21. Anticoagulation
  22. Anxiety
  23. Appendicitis
  24. Assault and rape
  25. Autistic spectrum disorders
  26. B12 and folate deficiency
  27. Bacterial overgrowth
  28. Basal cell carcinoma
  29. Basic child life support
  30. Benign breast disease
  31. Benign prostatic hyperplasia
  32. Bereavement
  33. Bites
  34. Bladder cancer
  35. Blindness with macular degeneration
  36. Blood transfusion refusal
  37. Bone sarcoma
  38. Brain tumour
  39. Breast cancer
  40. Breast feeding
  41. Breech presentation
  42. Bronchiectasis
  43. Bunions
  44. Burns
  45. Caesarean section
  46. Cardiac failure
  47. Cardiac rehabilitation & healthy living
  48. Carotid artery stenosis
  49. Carpal tunnel syndrome
  50. Cataract
  51. Cervical cancer
  52. Chicken pox
  53. Chlamydia
  54. Chronic foot pain & plantar fasciitis
  55. chronic headache - adult
  56. Chronic kidney disease
  57. Chronic low back pain
  58. Chronic neck pain (cervical spondylosis)
  59. Chronic schizophrenia
  60. Cocaine overdose
  61. Coeliac disease
  62. Colic
  63. Compartment syndrome
  64. Congenital dislocation of the hip
  65. Conjunctivitis
  66. Constipation
  67. Corns and callouses
  68. Croup & epiglottitis
  69. Cushing & conn syndromes
  70. Cystic fibrosis
  71. Deep vein thrombosis
  72. Dehydration in children
  73. Dementias
  74. Dental abscess
  75. Depression in children
  76. Diabetes (update)
  77. Diabetes in children
  78. Diabetes in pregnancy
  79. Diarrhoea
  80. Diffuse parenchymal lung disease
  81. Dupuytren contracture
  82. Dysfunctional uterine bleeding
  83. Dyslexia
  84. Dysmenorrhoea
  85. Dyspepsia
  86. Eczema
  87. Electrolyte imbalance
  88. Emergency contraception
  89. Endometriosis
  90. Epicondylitis
  91. Epiglottitis
  92. Epistaxis
  93. Erectile dysfunction
  94. Erysipelas
  95. Established renal failure
  96. External cephalic version
  97. Extradural haematoma
  98. Faecal incontinence
  99. Failure to thrive
  100. Febrile convulsions
  101. Female contraception
  102. Food allergies
  103. Forearm fracture
  104. Fracture
  105. Gallstones
  106. Gastroesophageal reflux
  107. Gastro-oesophageal varices
  108. Genital herpes
  109. Glandular fever
  110. Glaucoma
  111. Glomerulonephritis
  112. Glue ear
  113. Gonorrhoea
  114. Haematemesis and melaena
  115. Haemochromatosis
  116. Haemorrhoids
  117. Head and pubic lice
  118. Head injury
  119. Health checks in the elderly
  120. Hepatocellular cancer
  121. Hip fracture
  122. Hirsutism
  123. Hiv in pregnancy
  124. HIV infection
  125. Hodgkin's lymphoma
  126. Hypercalcaemia
  127. Hypertension
  128. Hypertension & eclampsia
  129. Hypocalcaemia
  130. Hypokalaemia in adults
  131. Impetigo
  132. Infertility
  133. Intestinal obstruction
  134. Intrapartum fetal monitoring
  135. Iron deficiency anaemia
  136. Juvenile arthritis
  137. Kidney cancer
  138. Knee cruciate & collateral ligament tears
  139. Knee cysts
  140. Learning disabilities
  141. Leukaemia
  142. Limp in children
  143. Lymphadenopathy
  144. Lymphoma
  145. Malaria
  146. Measles
  147. Melanoma
  148. Meniscal tears
  149. Menopause
  150. Menorrhagia
  151. Mixed overdose
  152. MRSA
  153. Multiple sclerosis
  154. Mumps
  155. Muscular dystrophy
  156. Myeloma
  157. Needlestick
  158. Neonatal checks
  159. Neonatal jaundice
  160. Nephrotic syndrome
  161. Neutropenia
  162. Normal child health assessment
  163. Normal pregnancy
  164. Normocytic anaemia
  165. Nutrition support - adults
  166. Obesity in children
  167. Obsessive compulsive disorder
  168. Onychomycosis & tinea pedis
  169. Opioid dependence
  170. Opioid overdose
  171. Oral cancer
  172. Osteoarthritis
  173. Osteochondritis dissecans
  174. Osteomyelitis
  175. Otitis externa
  176. Ovarian cancer
  177. Pain in children
  178. Palliative care
  179. Pancreatic cancer
  180. Paracetamol poisoning
  181. Pelvic inflammatory disease
  182. Peri-arrest arrhythmias
  183. Pericardial disease
  184. Peripheral vascular disease
  185. Peritonsillar abscess
  186. Permanent contraception
  187. Placenta previa
  188. Pneumonia
  189. Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  190. Polycythemia
  191. Post partum haemorrhage
  192. Postnatal care
  193. Postnatal mental health
  194. Postoperative management
  195. Post-traumatic stress disorder
  196. Pregnancy termination
  197. Presbyacusis
  198. Pressure sores
  199. Preterm labour
  200. Prevention of neonatal sepsis
  201. Prostatitis
  202. Pruritus
  203. Psoriasis
  204. Pyelonephritis
  205. Pyrexia of unknown origin
  206. Reduced level of consciousness
  207. Renal replacement therapy
  208. Ringworm
  209. Sarcoidosis
  210. Scabies
  211. Scrotal lumps and swellings
  212. Seizures - non febrile
  213. Septic arthritis
  214. Septicaemia
  215. Seronegative arthritis
  216. Shingles
  217. Short stature
  218. Sickle cell disease
  219. Sinusitis
  220. Sleep apnoea & snoring
  221. Soft tissue sarcoma
  222. Squint
  223. SSRI overdose
  224. St elevation myocardial infarction
  225. Stable angina
  226. Stroke and transient ischaemic attack
  227. Subdural haematoma
  228. Suspected child abuse
  229. Suspected endometriosis & adenomyosis
  230. Temperal arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica
  231. Term labour
  232. Testicular cancer
  233. Thyroid cancer
  234. Total hip replacement
  235. Total knee replacement
  236. Transfusion reactions
  237. Traumatic red eye
  238. Unstable angina
  239. Upper gastro-intestinal cancer
  240. Urinary tract infections
  241. Urinary tract infections in children
  242. Urticaria
  243. Uterine cancer
  244. Vaginal discharge
  245. Vaginal dysplasia & cancer
  246. Varicose veins
  247. Vomiting in pregnancy
  248. Warts & veruccas
  249. Whiplash
  250. Whooping cough
  251. Worm infections

3.4 Evidence-Based Mental Health, 2002-present

Bazian provides structured abstracts (24 per issue, with 4 issues per year) for Evidence-based Mental Health (BMJ Publishing Group). We also commission commentaries from experts, putting abstracts in a clinical context. We have worked on this publication since 2002.