Medical publications by James W Fairley

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Evidence based medicine pages

Patrick Watson-Williams and the concept of focal sepsis - Historical caveat for functional endoscopic sinus surgery

Correlation of nasal symptoms with objective findings and surgical outcome measurement

Original thesis submitted for the degree of Master of Surgery in the University of London, 1993. Revised version (excluding chapter 9) published 1996. Online HTML version June 2007

Master of Surgery thesis - contents

Abstract
Chapter 1
General introduction and historical review.
Chapter 2
Correlation of subjective sensation of nasal patency with nasal inspiratory peak flow rate in healthy volunteers.
Chapter 3
Nasal pressure probes studies using a new device in healthy volunteers: Pressure applied to middle turbinate causes pain at lower threshold than inferior turbinate or nasal septum.
Chapter 4
Reliability and validity of a nasal symptom questionnaire for use as an outcome measure in clinical research and audit.
Chapter 5
The relationship between pain projected on a diagram of the face and systematically documented findings using rigid nasendoscopy
Chapter 6
The relationship between symptom scores on a specially designed questionnaire and corresponding objective measurements: Nasal inspiratory peak flow and subjective sensation of nasal obstruction.
Chapter 7
The relationship between symptom scores on a specially designed questionnaire and corresponding objective measurements: Postnasal drip, rhinorrhoea, nasal obstruction, cough and mucociliary clearance time.
Chapter 8
The effect on symptoms of facial pain and headache of medical treatment and operations designed to remove endoscopically documented areas of mucosal contact between the turbinates and nasal septum.
Chapter 9
A prospective randomized controlled trial of Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: Endoscopic middle meatal antrostomy versus conventional inferior meatal antrostomy. Interim results

Chapter 9: my contribution to evidence based otolaryngology

In the late 1980's I began applying my knowledge of pharmaceutical drug trials into the field of surgical operations. I designed and set up a randomized controlled trial, to research the clinical effectiveness of the then new technique of functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) versus the standard inferior meatal inranasal antrostomy operation. The work was carried out at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield between 1990 and 1992. It was submitted as part of my original 1993 Master of Surgery thesis to the University of London, presented at meetings of the Otolaryngological Research Society and at several International ENT meetings, but was not published. In 2006, my unpublished 1993 study "A prospective randomized controlled trial of functional endoscopic sinus surgery: endoscopic middle meatal antrostomy versus conventional inferior meatal antrostomy. Interim results" was selected by the unbiased systematic review process of the Cochrane collaboration. It was one of only three studies (out of more than two thousand papers on FESS published in the world medical literature) which met their strict quality criteria for inclusion in the evidence base.

Cochrane Review of FESS, 2006

Further publications

Book

Dhillon RS and Fairley JW. (1989)   Multiple Choice Questions in Otolaryngology - with explanatory answers.   Macmillan Press, London.

Fairley JW and Dhillon RS (1999)   Multiple Choice Questions in Otolaryngology (2nd Edition)   Butterworth Heinemann, Oxford

Video

Fairley JW. Dhillon RS, Epstein R, Davies DG. (1989)   Spastic Dysphonia: Diagnosis and Treatment   Shiley prize entry 1989; shown at XIV World Congress ORL, Madrid, Sept 1989.

Patient education booklet

Fairley JW. (1989)   Sinusitis   Health Information Network, Maidenhead, Berks, UK.

Papers - published

Fairley JW. Reynolds FR. (1981)   An intradermal study of the local anaesthetic and vascular effects of the isomers of mepivacaine. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 53; 1211-1216.

Croft CB, McKelvie P, Fairley JW. Hol-Allen RTJ, Shaheen O. (1986)   The treatment of paralysis of the vocal cords.   Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 79; 473-475

Fairley JW. Dhillon RS, Weller IDV. (1988)   HIV Glue Ear and adenoidal hypertrophy.   Lancet;1422

Fairley JW. (1989)   Making computerized surgical audit work. Hospital Doctor, 16 February

Fairley JW. (1989)   Invention of flexible fibreoptic endoscope.   Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 103; 647

Fairley JW. Glover GW. (1989)   Treating malignant otitis with oral ciprofloxacin.   British Medical Journal, 299; 794-799.

Fairley JW. (1990)   Adenoidal hypertrophy and HIV infection.   Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 104; 449

Fairley JW. Hunt BJ, Glover GW. Radley-Smith RC, Yacoub MH. (1990)   Unusual lymphoproliferative oropharyngeal lesions in heart and heart-lung transplant recipients.   Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 104(9); 720-724.

Fairley JW. (1991)   Patrick Watson-Williams and the concept of focal sepsis in the sinuses: An historical caveat for functional endoscopic sinus surgery.   Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 105(1); 1-6.

Fairley JW. (1991)   Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.   Medical Society (BUPA Hospitals) 12; 5.

Fairley JW. Cross S, Shaw JD, Glover GW. Bennett MH. (1991)   Kikuchi's necrotising lymphadenitis.   Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 105(6); 496-499.

Fairley JW. (1991)   Computers in Medicine. (Meeting Report)   Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 84(9); 566-567.

Fairley JW. Hughes M. (1992)   Acute stridor due to bilateral vocal fold paralysis as a presenting sign of myasthenia gravis.   Journal of Laryngology and Otology 106(8); 737-738.

Fairley JW. Yardley MPJ, Durham LH. (1992)   Pressure applied to middle turbinate causes pain at lower threshold than inferior turbinate or nasal septum.   Abstract book - 14th Congress European Rhinologic Society, Rome, Oct 6-10; 96; Also published as ORS Abstract in Clinical Otolaryngology (1993) 18; 87.

Fairley JW. Yardley MPJ, Durham LH. Stevens JC. (1992)   The Sheffield nasal pressure probe: A new device to measure pain thresholds.   Abstract book - 14th Congress European Rhinologic Society, Rome, Oct 6-10; 189.

Ell SR, Stephenson L, Fairley JW. Parker AJ. (1992)   The effect of changes in atmospheric weather conditions on the incidence of epistaxis.   Abstract book - 14th Congress European Rhinologic Society, Rome, Oct 6-10; 97.

Fairley JW. (1992)   Diagnosing maxillary sinusitis. (letter)   British Medical Journal 305; 1223. (14 November)

Fairley JW. Durham LH. Ell SR. (1993)   Correlation of subjective sensation of nasal patency with nasal inspiratory peak flow rate.   Clinical Otolaryngology 18; 19-22.

Fairley JW. Yardley MPJ, Durham LH. Parker AJ. (1993)   Reliability and validity of a nasal symptom questionnaire for use as an outcome measure in clinical research and audit of functional endoscopic sinus surgery.   Clinical Otolaryngology 18; 436-437.

Fairley JW. (1993)   Outcome measures for sinus surgery: A randomized controlled trial of endoscopic middle meatal antrostomy versus conventional inferior meatal antrostomy.   Proceedings of the third International Conference on Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Jerusalem. (Elsevier, Amsterdam)

Fairley JW. Yardley MPJ, Durham LH. Stevens J. (1994)   The Sheffield Nasal Pressure Probe: The development of a new device to measure intranasal pain thresholds.   Rhinology 32(1); 45-46

Fairley JW. (1994)   A prospective randomized controlled trial of functional endoscopic sinus surgery: Endoscopic middle meatal antrostomy versus conventional inferior meatal antrostomy. Interim results.   Clinical Otolaryngology 19; 267

Yardley MPJ, Fairley JW. Durham LH. Parker AJ. (1994)   Day case tonsil and adenoid surgery: How many are eligible?   Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 39; 162-163

Fairley JW. (1995)   Outcome measures for sinus surgery: A randomized controlled trial of endoscopic middle meatal antrostomy versus conventional inferior meatal antrostomy.   in Tos, M. Thomsen J. & Balle V. Rhinology - a state of the art. Kugler, Amsterdam. ISBN 90 6299119 X

Fairley JW. (1996)   Correlation of nasal symptoms with objective findings and surgical outcome measurement   (Master of Surgery Thesis, University of London)

Chapter 1. General introduction and historical review.

Chapter 2. Correlation of subjective sensation of nasal patency with nasal inspiratory peak flow rate in healthy volunteers.

Chapter 3. Nasal pressure probes studies using a new device in healthy volunteers: Pressure applied to middle turbinate causes pain at lower threshold than inferior turbinate or nasal septum.

Chapter 4. Reliability and validity of a nasal symptom questionnaire for use as an outcome measure in clinical research and audit.

Chapter 5. The relationship between pain projected on a diagram of the face and systematically documented findings using rigid nasendoscopy

Chapter 6. The relationship between symptom scores on a specially designed questionnaire and corresponding objective measurements: Nasal inspiratory peak flow and subjective sensation of nasal obstruction.

Chapter 7. The relationship between symptom scores on a specially designed questionnaire and corresponding objective measurements: Postnasal drip, rhinorrhoea, nasal obstruction, cough and mucociliary clearance time.

Chapter 8. The effect on symptoms of facial pain and headache of medical treatment and operations designed to remove endoscopically documented areas of mucosal contact between the turbinates and nasal septum.

Fairley JW (1996)   Chronic Sinusitis: Evaluation of Surgical Results (Abstract)   Nordisk-Oto-Laryngologisk Forening XXVI Kongress, Tammerfors, Finland.   ISBN 952-9705-06-9

Fairley JW. (1996)   ENT Problems in HIV infection   Clinical Focus Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery 1.3;9-10

Fairley JW. (1996)   The Historical ENT Perspective   CME Bulletin Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery 1.1;1

Fairley JW. (1997)   The Joseph Society   CME Bulletin Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery 1.2;42

Fairley JW (1997)   Pricking the FESS bubble: time for a realistic look (anonymous editorial)   CME Bulletin Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery 1.1

Fairley JW. (1997)   Historical Perspective: The case of the antique sinus   CME Bulletin Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery 1.3;66 full text, pdf, 68kB

Konstantinidis I, Vaz F, Triaridis S, Fairley JW (2002)   Causse Laser Stapedotomy. Results and Patient Satisfaction Rate Audit in a District General Hospital   Hippokratia 6 Suppl. 1; 15-18 full text (pdf, 146 kB)

Gillett D, Fairley JW. Chandrashaker TS, Bean A, Gonzalez J. (2006)   Bone-anchored hearing aids: results of the first eight years of a programme in a district general hospital, assessed by the Glasgow benefit inventory   J Laryngol Otol Jul;120(7):537-42 Abstract

Fairley JW. (2006)   Cochrane reviews of surgical treatments (Editorial)   Clinical Otolaryngology 31;(Dec) 496-98 published text, html   Extended text as submitted, html

Fairley JW. (2007)   IT is damaging doctor-patient relationship   News / Opinion: Visions for the NHS   Hospital Doctor, Elsevier Healthcare, Sept 5 2007

Leong AC, Fairley JW, Padgham ND. (2007)   Sudden hearing loss   Clin Otolaryngol. 2007 Oct;32(5):391-4. Abstract full text, html

Fairley JW. (2007)   Digital age distraction or radiology revolution?   Clinical Services Journal 2007 Nov;6(10): 18-19

Javed F, Leong AC, Fairley JW. (2008)   Superficial temporal vein graft in stapedotomy: a functional and aesthetic alternative &nbpsp; Clinical Otolaryngology 2008 Apr; 120-3 Abstract

Hopkins C, Fairley J, Yung M, Hore I, Balasubramaniam S, Haggard M. (2010) The 14-item Paediatric Throat Disorders Outcome Test: a valid, sensitive, reliable, parent-reported outcome measure for paediatric throat disorders. Journal Laryngology & Otology 2010 Jan; 124, 306-314. Link to OnLine article


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