Finished REP Reports in order of year/report number

2010

  • Edeghere O, Wilson J, Hyde C. Interventions to improve the prescribing of antibiotics by healthcare professionals in ambulatory care settings. Report number 73, 2010, Unit of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Birmingham. ISBN: 0704427346 - 9780704427341 . (full report)

2009

  • Meads C, Pennant M, McManus J, Bayliss S. A systematic review of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health in the West Midlands region of the UK compared to published UK research. Report number 71, 2009, Unit of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Birmingham. ISBN: 0704427222 - 9780704427228. (full report). Click here to view the peer review comment response.

2008

  • Malottki K, Fry-Smith A, Moore D. Mapping the evidence base and use of neurostimulators (interim report). Report number 70, 2008, Unit of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Birmingham. ISBN: 0704427192 - 9780704427198 (full report). Click here to view the neurostimulators map referred to in the report - updated to December 2009
  • Connock M, Wang D, Fry-Smith A, Moore D. Prevalence and prognosis of paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinurea and the clinical and cost-effectiveness of eculizumab. Report number 69, 2008, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN 0704426943 – 9780704426948
    (full report) (revision)This report was produced for the West Midlands Specialised Commissioning Team to inform, in part, specific commissioning decisions.Comments on the report from Alexion Pharma UK.
  • Greenheld W, Wilson J, Bayliss S, Hyde C. The clinical and cost-effectiveness of intensive versus standard lipid lowering with statins in the prevention of cardiovascular events amongst patients with acute coronary syndromes: a systematic review. Report number 68, 2008, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN 070442696X - 9780704426962 (full report)
  • Albon E, Adi Y, Hyde C. The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of coloured filters for reading disability: a systematic review. Report number 67, 2008, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN 0704426951 - 9780704426955 (full report)

2007

  • Meads C, Ting S, Dretzke J, Bayliss S. A systematic review of the clinical and cost-effectiveness of psychological therapy involving family and friends in alcohol misuse or dependence. Report number 65, 2007, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN 0704426455 – 9780704426450 (full report)
  • Connock M, Adi Y, Bayliss S, Moore D. The clinical and cost-effectiveness of pegvisomant for the treatment of acromegaly: a systematic review. Report number 64, 2007, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN 0704426447 – 9780704426443 (full report). Comments on the report from Pfizer (UK) Ltd.
  • Wang D, Cummins C, Bayliss S, Sandercock J, Burls A. The clinical and cost-effectiveness of immunoprophylaxis against respiratory syncytial virus with palivizumab in children. Report number 66, 2007, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN 0704426463 – 9780704426467
    (full report)

2006

  • Wilson J, Wang D, Meads C. Simple interventions to prevent respiratory and gastrointestinal infection in children in day care and school settings – a systematic review and economic evaluation. Report Number 57, 2006, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN ISBN No: 0704426102 - 9780704426108 (full report)
  • Taylor R, Connock, M. Effects of oily fish/Omega-3 fatty acids on the behavioural, cognitive and educational outcomes of normal school children: a systematic review. Report number 58, 2006, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN 0704426099 - 9780704426092 (full report)
  • Roberts J, Moore D. Mapping the evidence base and use of acupuncture within the NHS. Report number 59, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN 0704426110 - 9780704426115 (full report)
  • Ting S, Connock M, Meads C. The clinical and cost effectiveness of counselling interventions for heavy alcohol drinkers to reduce domestic violence. Report number 60, 2006, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN: 0704426129 - 9780704426122 (full report)
  • Roberts J. Acupuncture for allergic rhinitis. Report number 61, 2006, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN 0704426137 – 9780704426139 (full report)

2005

  • Liu Z, Albon E, Hyde C. The effectiveness and cost effectiveness of Immunoglobulin replacement therapy for primary immunodeficiency and chronic lymphotic leukaemia: a systematic review and economic evaluation. Report number 54, 2005, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN: 07044 25793 (full report)
  • Taylor R. The clinical and cost effectiveness of biventricular pacing for patients with severe heart failure. Report number 55, 2005. Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, ISBN 07044 25785 (full report)
  • Sheike I, Connock M, Taylor R, Fry-Smith A, Ward D. Probiotics for the prevention of antibiotic associated diarrhea: a systematic review. Report number 56, 2005, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, ISBN: 07044 25807 (full report)

2004

  • Clark J, Barton P, Gupta J, Khan K. Outpatient diagnosis of endometrial cancer in women with first episode of postmenopausal bleeding. Report number 51, 2004. Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN No: 0704425033 (full report)
  • Ward D, Rowe B, Pattison H, Taylor R. Behavioural interventions to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections in genitourinary medicine clinic patients: a systematic review. Report number 50, 2004, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN No: 0704424975 (full report)
  • Adi Y, Bayliss S, Taylor R. Systematic review of clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of varicose veins. Report number 49, 2004, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN No: 0704424967 (full report)
  • Jordan R, Wake B, Hawker J. Influenza vaccination of health care workers (HCW) to reduce influenza-related outcomes in high risk patients: A systematic review of clinical and cost effectiveness. Report number 48, November 2004, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN No: 0704424916 (full report) Click here to view the model referred to in the report.
  • Dretzke J, Song D. Provocation-Neutralisation testing and therapy for food allergy. Report number 44, July 2004, WMHTAC, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN No: 07044 24746 (full report)
  • Mead C, Knight T, Hyde C, Wilson J. The clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of antibiotic regimens for pelvic inflammatory disease. Report number 45, May 2004, WMHTAC, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN No: 0704424770 (full report)

2003

  • Meads C, Lyons A, Carroll D. The impact of the emotional disclosure intervention on physical and psychological health – a systematic review. Report number 43, May 2003, WMHTAC, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, 2003 ISBN No: 07044 24347 (full report)
  • Connock M, Taylor R. Local nurse telephone triage in primary care. Report number 46, June 2004, WMHTAC, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN No: 07044 24797 (full report)[This paper should be read in conjunction with ‘Telephone Triage Services: Systematic review of the literature and survey of Canadian Call Centre Programmes’ by Stacey D et al, CCOHTA, Ottawa, Canada, 2003 - obtainable from: http://www.ccohta.ca/publications/pdf/180_teletriage_tr_e.pdf]
  • Penaloza Hidalgo B, Knight T, Burls A. A systematic review of effectiveness and cost effectiveness of Tacrolimus ointment for topical treatment of atopic dermatitis in adults and children. Report number 47, 2003, WMHTAC, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN No: 07044 24789 (full report)

2002

  • Dretzke J, Lip G, Raftery J, Toff W, Fry-Smith A, Taylor R. Dual versus single chamber pacemaker therapy for atrioventricular block and sick sinus syndrome. Report 32, July 2002, WMHTAC, Department of Public Health & Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN: 07044 23421 (full report)
  • Connock M, Wilson J, Song F, Hyde C, Meads C. Chelation therapy for intermittent claudication and coronary heart disease. Report 33, July 2002, WMHTAC, Department of Public Health & Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN: 07044 2343X (full report)
  • Wake B, Taylor R, Sandercock S. Hyperfractionated/accelerated regimens for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer: a systematic review of clinical and cost-effectiveness. Report 35, July 2002, WMHTAC, Department of Public Health & Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. (full report)
  • Taylor-Weetman, Wake B, Hyde C. Comparison of panoramic and bitewing radiography for the detection of dental caries: a systematic review of diagnostic tests. Report 36, July 2002, WMHTAC, Department of Public Health & Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN: 07044 23642 (full report)
  • Moore D, Meads C, Roberts L, Song F. The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of somatostatin analogues in the treatment of acromegaly. Report 37, August 2002, WMHTAC, Department of Public Health & Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. (full report)
  • Adi Y, Bayliss S, Rouse A, Lip GYH, Taylor R. Air travel as a risk factor for venous thromboembolism (VTE) and the effectiveness of preventive measures. Report 39, October 2002, WMHTAC, Department of Public Health & Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN: 07044 24118 (full report)
  • Gajraj R, Moore D, Wyn-Jones B, Song F. Expandable metal stents for inoperable oesophageal cancer. Report 40, October 2002, WMHTAC, Department of Public Health & Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN: 07044 2410X (full report)
  • Hancock S, Wake B, Hyde C. Fludarabine as first line therapy for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. Report 42, October 2002, WMHTAC, Department of Public Health & Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN: 07044 24126 (full report)

2001

  • Meads C, Moore D. The clinical effectiveness and cost utility of photodynamic therapy for age-related macular degeneration. Report number 24, November 2001, WMHTAC, Department of Public Health & Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. (full report)
  • Meads C, Bradley P, Burls A. The effectiveness of specific epilepsy services. Report 27, December 2001, WMHTAC, Department of Public Health & Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN: 07044 22735 (full report)
  • Simpson S, Burls A. A systematic review of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of palivizumab (Synagis) in the prevention of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in infants at high risk of infection. Report number 30, December 2001, WMHTAC, Department of Public Health & Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN: 07044 23219 (full report and Correspondence regarding the Palivizumab report)

2000

  • Carter T, Jordan R, Cummins C. Electrodiagnostic techniques in the pre-surgical assessment of patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. Report number 18, January 2000, WMHTAC, Department of Public Health & Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN: 07044 21399 (full report)
  • Dimond C, Hyde C. Parent education programmes for children's behaviour problems. Medium to long tern effectiveness. Report number 19, December 1999, WMHTAC, Department of Public Health & Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN: 07044 21410 (full report)
  • Jobanputra P, Parry D, Meads C, Burls A. Autologous Chondrocyte transplantation for cartilage defects in the knee joint. Report 20, 2001, WMHTAC, Department of Public Health & Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN: 07044 21402 (full report)
  • Elley K, Gold L, Burls A, Gray M. Scale and Polish for chronic periodontal disease. Report 22, 2000, WMHTAC, Department of Public Health & Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN: 07044 21739 (full report)
  • Saunders P. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the management of carbon monoxide poisoning, osteoradionecrosis, burns, skin grafts and crush injury. Report number 23, April 2000, WMHTAC, Department of Public Health & Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN: 07044 21747 (full report)
  • Gray M, Gold L, Burls A, Elley K. The effectiveness of Toludine Blue Dye as an adjunct to oral cancer screening in general dental practice. Report 24, 2000, WMHTAC, Department of Public Health & Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN: 07044 21755 (full report)
  • Jordan R, Gold L, Hyde C, Cummins C. Antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection in patients naive to prior treatment: a systematic review of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. Report number 37, October 2004, WMHTAC, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN No: 07044 23855 (full report)
  • Roberts L, Gold L, Moore D, Elley K. The effectiveness of health assessments in primary care as a strategy for improving both physical and mental health in patients with schizophrenic illness. WMHTAC, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham , Birmingham, UK. Publication: 12443. ISBN:07044 23693 (full report)

    1999

    • Cummins C, Marshall T, Burls A. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG): feeding in the enteral nutrition of dysphagic stroke patients. Report number 13, December 1999, WMHTAC, Department of Public Health & Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN: 07044 21178 (full report)
    • Young J, Hyde C, Fry-Smith A, Gold L. Lung volume reduction surgery for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with underlying severe emphysema. Report number 15, April 1999, WMHTAC, Department of Public Health & Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN: 07044 20902 (full report, appendix)
    • Stewart A, Cummins C, Gold L, Jordan R, Phillips W. The effectiveness of the mirena coil (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) in menorrhagia. Report number 16, December 1999, WMHTAC, Department of Public Health & Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN: 07044 2116X (full report)
    • Meads C, Gold L, Burls A, Jobanputra P. In-patient versus out-patient care for eating disorders. Report number 17, September 1999, WMHTAC, Department of Public Health & Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN: 07044 21151 (full report)

    1998

    • Meads C, Cummins C, Stevens A. Coronary artery stents in the treatment of ischaemic heart disease. Report number 9, November 1998, WMHTAC, Department of Public Health & Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN: 07044 19939 (full report)
    • Cummins C, Stevens A, Kisely S. The use of olanzapine as a first and second choice treatment in schizophrenia. Report number 10, March 1998, WMHTAC, Department of Public Health & Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN: 07044 85354 (full report, appendix)
    • Jordan R, Cummins C, Burls A. Laser resurfacing of the skin for the improvement of facial acne scarring. Report number 11, December 1998, WMHTAC, Department of Public Health & Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN: 07044 85346 (full report)
    • Burls A, Clark W, Gold L, Simpson S. Sildenafil - an oral drug for the treatment of male erectile dysfunction. Report number 12, September 1998, WMHTAC, Department of Public Health & Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. ISBN: 07044 85338 (full report)