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Recent Publications 2005-2012

Moore, M., & Eccles, R. (2012). Normal nasal patency: problems in obtaining standard reference values for the surgeon. J Laryngol Otol, 126(6), 563-569.

Eccles, R. (2012). Misleading article on septoplasty. Am J Otolaryngol, 33(1), 192.

Bathala, S., & Eccles, R. (2012). RE: The use of ice lollies for pain relief post paediatric tonsillectomy. Clin Otolaryngol, 37(2), 162-163.

Moore, M., & Eccles, R. (2011). Objective evidence for the efficacy of surgical management of the deviated septum as a treatment for chronic nasal obstruction: a systematic review. Clin Otolaryngol.

Jones, R. M., Hilldrup, S., Hope-Gill, B. D., Eccles, R., & Harrison, N. K. (2011). Mechanical induction of cough in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Cough (London, England), 7, 2-13.

Eccles, R. (2011). Mechanisms of the symptoms of rhinosinusitis. Rhinology, 49(2), 131-138.

Eccles, R. (2011). A guide to practical aspects of measurement of human nasal airflow by rhinomanometry. Rhinology, 49(1), 2-10.

Doddi, N. M., & Eccles, R. (2011). The relationship between nasal index and nasal airway resistance, and response to a topical decongestant. Rhinology, 49(5), 583-586.

Doddi, N. M., & Eccles, R. (2011). Paradoxical increase in nasal airway resistance following a topical nasal decongestant spray. Rhinology, 49(1), 127.

Leong, S. C., Farmer, S., & Eccles, R. (2010). Coblation inferior turbinate reduction: a long-term follow up with subjective and objective assessment. Rhinology, 48(3), 108-112.

Leong, S. C., & Eccles, R. (2010). Race and ethnicity in nasal plastic surgery: a need for science. Facial Plast Surg, 26(2), 63-68.

Leong, S. C., & Eccles, R. (2010). Inferior turbinate surgery and nasal airflow: evidence-based management. Current opinion in otolaryngology & head and neck surgery, 18(1), 54-59.

Leong, S. C., & Eccles, R. (2010). The use of race as a demographic variable in clinical research. Rhinology, 48(3), 3-6.

Eccles, R., Meier, C., Jawad, M., Weinmullner, R., Grassauer, A., & Prieschl Grassauer, E. (2010). Efficacy and safety of an antiviral Iota-Carrageenan nasal spray: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled exploratory study in volunteers with early symptoms of the common cold. Respir Res, 11, 108-119.

Eccles, R., Martensson, K., & Chen, S. C. (2010). Effects of intranasal xylometazoline, alone or in combination with ipratropium, in patients with common cold. Curr Med Res Opin, 26(4), 889-899.

Eccles, R., Holbrook, A., & Jawad, M. (2010). A double-blind, randomised, crossover study of two doses of a single-tablet combination of ibuprofen/paracetamol and placebo for primary dysmenorrhoea. Curr Med Res Opin, 26(11), 2689-2699.

Eccles, R., Doddi, N. M., & Leong, S. (2010). Re: Correlation between subjective and objective evaluation of the nasal airway. Clin Otolaryngol, 35(2), 149; author reply 150.

Eccles, R. (2010). Importance of placebo effect in cough clinical trials. Lung, 188 Suppl 1, S53-61.

Doddi, N. M., & Eccles, R. (2010). The role of anthropometric measurements in nasal surgery and research: a systematic review. Clin Otolaryngol, 35(4), 277-283.

Leong, S. C., & Eccles, R. (2009). A systematic review of the nasal index and the significance of the shape and size of the nose in rhinology. Clin Otolaryngol, 34(3), 191-198.

Leong, S. C., & Eccles, R. (2009). What defines a Thai, Caucasian, or Asian? American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy, 23(2), 238.

Graf, P., Eccles, R., & Chen, S. (2009). Efficacy and safety of intranasal xylometazoline and ipratropium in patients with common cold. Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy, 10(5), 889-908.

Farmer, S. E., Quine, S. M., & Eccles, R. (2009). Efficacy of inferior turbinate coblation for treatment of nasal obstruction. The Journal of laryngology andotology, 123(3), 309-314.

Eccles, R., & Weber, O. (2009). Preface. In R. Eccles & O. Webber (Eds.), Common Cold (pp. ix-x). Basel: Birkhauser Verlag.

Eccles, R. (2009). Mechanisms of symptoms of common cold and flu. In R. Eccles & O. Webber (Eds.), Common Cold (pp. 23-45). Basel: Birkhauser Verlag.

Eccles, R. (2009). Over the counter medicines for colds. In R. Eccles & O. Webber (Eds.), Common Cold (pp. 249-273). Basel: Birkhauser Verlag.

Eccles, R. (2009). Central mechanisms IV: conscious control of cough and the placebo effect. Handbook of experimental pharmacology (187), 241-262.

Sanu, A., & Eccles, R. (2008). Postnasal drip syndrome. Two hundred years of controversy between UK and USA. Rhinology, 46(2), 86-91.

Sanu, A., & Eccles, R. (2008). The effects of a hot drink on nasal airflow and symptoms of common cold and flu. Rhinology, 46, 271-275.

Eccles, R., Eriksson, M., Garreffa, S., & Chen, S. C. (2008). The nasal decongestant effect of xylometazoline in the common cold. Am J Rhinol, 22(5), 491-496.

Eccles, R. (2008). Anatomy and physiology of the nose and control of nasal airflow. In N. Adkinson, B. Bochner, J. Yunginger, S. Holgate, W. Busse, F. Simons & R. Lemanske (Eds.), Middleton's Allergy, Principles and Practice (7th ed., Vol. 1, pp. 701-711). Philadelphia: Mosby.

Farmer, S. E., & Eccles, R. (2007). Understanding submucosal electrosurgery for the treatment of nasal turbinate enlargement. The Journal of laryngology andotology, 121(7), 615-622.

Eccles, R., Pedersen, A., Regberg, D., Tulento, H., Borum, P., & Stjarne, P. (2007). Efficacy and safety of topical combinations of ipratropium and xylometazoline for the treatment of symptoms of runny nose and nasal congestion associated with acute upper respiratory tract infection. Am J Rhinol, 21(1), 40-45.

Eccles, R. (2007). Efficacy of phenylephrine. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 64(4), 557.

Eccles, R. (2007). Query, concerning mechanism of inferior turbinate enlargement. Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery, 133(6), 624; author reply 624-625.

Eccles, R. (2007). Mechanisms of symptoms of the common cold and influenza. British Journal of Hospital Medicine (London, England), 68(2), 71-75.

Eccles, R. (2007). The power of the placebo. Current Allergy and Asthma Reports, 7(2), 100-104.

Eccles, R. (2007). Substitution of phenylephrine for pseudoephedrine as a nasal decongeststant. An illogical way to control methamphetamine abuse. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 63(1), 10-14.

Boyce, J., & Eccles, R. (2007). Response to Sharma et al. Clin Otolaryngol, 32(1), 72.

Ali, Z., Burnett, I., Eccles, R., North, M., Jawad, M., Jawad, S., et al. (2007). Efficacy of paracetamol and caffeine combination in the treatment of key symptoms of primary dysmennorrhoea. Curr Med Res Opin, 23(4), 841-851.

Widdicombe, J., Eccles, R., & Fontana, G. (2006). Supramedullary influences on cough. Respiratory physiology & neurobiology, 152(3), 320-328.

Irwin, R. S., Baumann, M. H., Bolser, D. C., Boulet, L. P., Braman, S. S., Brightling, C. E., et al. (2006). Diagnosis and Management of Cough Executive Summary: ACCP Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Chest, 129(1 Suppl), 1S-23S.

Farmer, S. E., & Eccles, R. (2006). Chronic inferior turbinate enlargement and the implications for surgical intervention. Rhinology, 44(4), 234-238.

Eccles, R., Jawad, M., Jawad, S., Ridge, D., North, M., Jones, E., et al. (2006). Efficacy of a paracetamol-pseudoephedrine combination for treatment of nasal congestion and pain-related symptoms in upper respiratory tract infection. Curr Med Res and Opin, 22(12), 2411-2418.

Eccles, R., & Eccles, K. S. J. (2006). Placebo Effect. preferred quote- Eccles, Ronald And Eccles, Khawla Sadiq Jawad (January 2006) Placebo Effect. In: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LIFE SCIENCES. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester   [doi:2010.1038/npg.els.0004114].

Eccles, R. (2006). The Role of the Nose in Health and Disease. In J. Ayres, R. Maynard & R. Richards (Eds.), Air pollution and health (Vol. 3, pp. 1-17). London: Imperial College Press.

Eccles, R. (2006). Mechanisms of the placebo effect of sweet cough syrups. Respiratory physiology & neurobiology, 152(3), 340-348.

Eccles, R. (2006). Efficacy and safety of over-the-counter analgesics in the treatment of common cold and flu. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 31(4), 309-319.

Eccles, R. (2006). Is a normal range of nasal function beyond the reach of rhinologists? Am J Rhinol, 20(2), 205.

Eccles, R. (2006). Re: Effects of unilateral naris closure on the nasal and maxillary sinus mucosa in rabbit by Seung-Heon Shin and Won-Wook Heo, Auris Nasus Larynx 32 (2005) 139-143. Auris Nasus Larynx, 33(1), 117.

Clarke, J. D., Hopkins, M. L., & Eccles, R. (2006). How good are patients at determining which side of the nose is more obstructed? A study on the limits of discrimination of the subjective assessment of unilateral nasal obstruction. Am J Rhinol, 20(1), 20-24.

Boyce, J. M., & Eccles, R. (2006). Assessment of subjective scales for selection of patients for nasal septal surgery. Clin Otolaryngol, 31(4), 297-302.

Boyce, J., & Eccles, R. (2006). Do chronic changes in nasal airflow have any physiological or pathological effect on the nose and paranasal sinuses? A systematic review. Clin Otolaryngol, 31(1), 15-19.

Nathan, R. A., Eccles, R., Howarth, P. H., Steinsvag, S. K., & Togias, A. (2005). Objective monitoring of nasal patency and nasal physiology in rhinitis. J Allergy Clin Immunol, 115(3 Pt 2), S442-459.

Lee, P. C., Jawad, M. S., Hull, J. D., West, W. H., Shaw, K., & Eccles, R. (2005). The antitussive effect of placebo treatment on cough associated with acute upper respiratory infection. Psychosom Med, 67(2), 314-317.

Johnson, C., & Eccles, R. (2005). Acute cooling of the feet and the onset of common cold symptoms. Fam Pract, 22(6), 608-613.

Eccles, R., & Montserrar, J. (2005). Rinitis y virus. In J. Miret & J. Montserrar (Eds.), Rinitis, Rinosinusitis, Poliposis nasal (Vol. 2, pp. 579-592). Badalano: Avda dels Vents.

Eccles, R., Jawad, M. S., Jawad, S. S., Angello, J. T., & Druce, H. M. (2005). Efficacy and safety of single and multiple doses of pseudoephedrine in the treatment of nasal congestion associated with common cold. Am J Rhinol, 19(1), 25-31.

Eccles, R. (2005). Cold feet, cystitis and common cold: parallels between respiratory and urinary tract infections. Family Practice, 22(6), e letters 608-613.

Eccles, R. (2005). Acute cough: Epidemiology, mechanisms, and treatment. In A. E. Redington & A. H. Morice (Eds.), Acute and Chronic Cough (Vol. 205, pp. 215-236). New York: Marcel Dekker.

Eccles, R. (2005). Placebo research and the spirit of informed consent - Response. Psychosomatic Medicine, 67(4), 678-678.

Eccles, R. (2005). Asymptomatic spread of flu is not proved. Bmj, 331(7525), 1145.

Eccles, R. (2005). Understanding the symptoms of the common cold and influenza. Lancet Infect Dis, 5(11), 718-725.

Clarke, J. D., Hopkins, M. L., & Eccles, R. (2005). Evidence for correlation of objective and subjective measures of nasal airflow in patients with common cold. Clin Otolaryngol, 30(1), 35-38.

Clarke, J. D., & Eccles, R. (2005). Paradoxical sensation of nasal airflow in patients with common cold. Are we measuring the correct modality? Acta Otolaryngol, 125(12), 1307-1311.

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