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James Mason

 

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Professor
 

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WMS - Population Evidence and Technologies
University of Warwick
Coventry
CV4 7AL
Tel: 02476 151853
Email: J.Mason@warwick.ac.uk
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Research Interests

James is a Professor of Health Economics within Warwick Medical School. He works primarily with Warwick Evidence on NICE-funded HTA projects and for Warwick CTU on economic analysis of clinical trials.

Research interests are wide-ranging including economic analysis within clinical trials, economic models, cost-effectiveness of implementation, trial design, systematic review, epidemiological enquiry and evidence-based medicine.

Particular areas of experience include gastrointestinal, orthopedic and dermatological conditions. James serves as a methodologist on the NIHR HS&DR Board and a PGfAR sub panel and as well as the National Joint Registry Research Committee. He has previously served on the NIHR HTA themed commissioning panel.

James joined University of Warwick in 2015, moving from Durham University where he was co-director of RDS-NE and where he established Durham CTU. Research he is involved in includes:

(1) Development of a UK Evidence-Based Pathway for the Management of Chronic Constipation in Adults. NIHR PGfAR Programme Grant. PI: Charles Knowles.

(2) Improving the diagnosis and management of dementias of lewy body type in the NHS (DIAMAND-Lewy). NIHR PGfAR Programme Grant. PI: John O'Brien.

(3) Subacromial spacer for Tears Affecting Rotator cuff Tendons: a Randomised, Efficient, Adaptive Clinical Trial in Surgery (START:REACTS). NIHR HTA.PI: Andrew Metcalfe


Research Projects

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Publications

Journals
  • Akowuah, Enoch, Goodwin, Andrew T., Owens, W. Andrew, Hancock, Helen C., Maier, Rebecca, Kasim, Adetayo, Mellor, Adrian, Khan, Khalid, Murphy, Gavin, Mason, James, 2017. Manubrium-limited ministernotomy versus conventional sternotomy for aortic valve replacement (MAVRIC) : study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 18, View
  • Williams, Hywel C., Wojnarowska, Fenella, Kirtschig, Gudula, Mason, James, Godec, Thomas R., Schmidt, Enno, Chalmers, Joanne R., Childs, Margaret, Walton, Shernaz, Harman, Karen, Chapman, Anna, Whitham, Diane, Nunn, Andrew J., 2017. Doxycycline versus prednisolone as an initial treatment strategy for bullous pemphigoid : a pragmatic, non-inferiority, randomised controlled trial. The Lancet, 389 (10079), pp. 1630-1638, View
  • Knowles, C. H., Grossi, U., Horrocks, E. J., Pares, D., Vollebregt, P. F., Chapman, M., Brown, S., Mercer-Jones, M., Williams, A. B., Yiannakou, Y., Hooper, R. J., Stevens, N., Mason, James, 2017. Surgery for constipation : systematic review and practice recommendations : Graded practice and future research recommendations. Colorectal Disease, 19 (S3), pp. 101-113, View
  • Knowles, C. H., Grossi, U., Chapman, M., Mason, James, 2017. Surgery for constipation : systematic review and practice recommendations : Results I: Colonic resection. Colorectal Disease, 19 (S3), pp. 17-36, View
  • Grossi, U., Horrocks, E. J., Mason, James, Knowles, C. H., Williams, A. B., 2017. Surgery for constipation : systematic review and practice recommendations : Results IV : Recto-vaginal reinforcement procedures. Colorectal Disease, 19 (S3), pp. 73-91, View
  • Knowles, C. H., Grossi, U., Horrocks, E. J., Pares, D., Vollebregt, P. F., Chapman, M., Brown, S. R., Mercer-Jones, M., Williams, A. B., Hooper, R. J., Stevens, N., Mason, James, 2017. Surgery for constipation : systematic review and clinical guidance : Paper 1 : Introduction & Methods. Colorectal Disease, 19 (S3), pp. 5-16, View
  • Pilkington, S. A., Emmett, C., Knowles, C. H., Mason, James, Yiannakou, Y., 2017. Surgery for constipation : systematic review and practice recommendations : Results V: Sacral Nerve Stimulation. Colorectal Disease, 19 (S3), pp. 92-100, View
  • Grossi, U., Knowles, C. H., Mason, James, Lacy-Colson, J., Brown, S. R., 2017. Surgery for constipation : systematic review and practice recommendations : Results II: Hitching procedures for the rectum (rectal suspension). Colorectal Disease, 19 (S3), pp. 37-48, View
  • Mercer-Jones, M., Grossi, U., Pares, D., Vollebregt, P. F., Mason, James, Knowles, C. H., 2017. Surgery for constipation : systematic review and practice recommendations : Results III: Rectal wall excisional procedures (Rectal Excision). Colorectal Disease, 19 (S3), pp. 49-72, View
  • Baltatzis, M., Chan, A. K. C., Jegatheeswaran, S., Mason, James, Siriwardena, A. K., 2016. Colorectal cancer with synchronous hepatic metastases : systematic review of reports comparing synchronous surgery with sequential bowel-first or liver-first approaches. European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO), 42 (2), pp. 159-165, View
  • Adam, Z., Turley, Andrew, Mason, James, Kasim, A. S., Newby, David E., Mills, N., Padfield, G., Thompson, L., Morley, R., Wright, R. A., Hall, J. A., Muir, D. F., Sutton, A. G. C., Swanson, N., Carter, J., Bilous, R., Jones, S., de Belder, M. A., 2016. The SSTARS (STeroids and Stents Against Re-Stenosis) Trial : different stent alloys and the use of peri-procedural oral corticosteroids to prevent in-segment restenosis after percutaneous coronary intervention. International Journal of Cardiology, 216, pp. 1-8, View
  • Thomas, Kim S., Ormerod, Anthony D., Craig, Fiona E., Greenlaw, Nicola, Norrie, John, Mitchell, Eleanor, Mason, James, Johnston, Graham A., Wahie, Shyamal, Williams, Hywel C., 2016. Clinical outcomes and response of patients applying topical therapy for pyoderma gangrenosum : a prospective cohort study. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 75 (5), pp. 940-949, View
  • Thomas, Kim S., Batchelor, Jonathan M., Bath-Hextall, Fiona, Chalmers, Joanne R., Clarke, Tessa, Crowe, Sally, Delamere, Finola M., Eleftheriadou, Viktoria, Evans, Nicholas, Firkins, Lester, Greenlaw, Nicola, Lansbury, Louise, Lawton, Sandra, Layfield, Carron, Leonardi-Bee, Jo, Mason, James, Mitchell, Eleanor, Nankervis, Helen, Norrie, John, Nunn, Andrew, Ormerod, Anthony D., Patel, Ramesh, Perkins, William, Ravenscroft, Jane C., Schmitt, Jochen, Simpson, Eric, Whitton, Maxine E., Williams, Hywel C., 2016. A programme of research to set priorities and reduce uncertainties for the prevention and treatment of skin disease. Programme Grants for Applied Research, 4 (18), pp. 1-488, View
  • Wilkes, Sally R., Williams, Hywel C., Ormerod, Anthony D., Craig, Fiona E., Greenlaw, Nicola, Norrie, John, Mitchell, Eleanor J., Mason, James, Thomas, Kim S., 2016. Is speed of healing a good predictor of eventual healing of pyoderma gangrenosum?. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 75 (6), pp. 1216-1220.e2, View
  • Baltatzis, Minas, Chandrabalan, Vishnu, Stathakis, Panagiotis, McIntyre, Ben, Jegatheeswaran, Santhalingam, Jamdar, Saurabh, O'Reilly, Derek A., Mason, James, Siriwardena, Ajith K., 2016. Antibiotic use in acute pancreatitis : an audit of current practice in a tertiary centre. Pancreatology, 16 (6), pp. 946-951, View
  • Alshryda, S., Tsang, K., Chytas, A., Chaudhry, M., Sacchi, K., Ahmad, M., Mason, James, 2016. Evidence based treatment for unstable slipped upper femoral epiphysis : systematic review and exploratory patient level analysis. The Surgeon, View
  • Stinton, Chris, McKeith, Ian G., Taylor, John-Paul, Lafortune, Louise, Mioshi, Eneida, Mak, Elijah, Cambridge, Victoria, Mason, James, Thomas, Alan, O'Brien, John T., 2015. Pharmacological management of lewy body dementia : a systematic review and meta-analysis. American Journal of Psychiatry, 172 (8), pp. 731-742, View
  • Jameson, Simon S., Mason, James, Baker, Paul N., Gregg, Paul J., Deehan, David J., Reed, Mike R., 2015. Implant optimisation for primary hip replacement in patients over 60 years with osteoarthritis : a cohort study of clinical outcomes and implant costs using data from England and Wales. PLoS One, 10 (11), View
  • Miranda, Charles J., Mason, James, Babu, Benoy I., Sheen, Aali J., Eddleston, Jane M., Parker, Michael J., Pemberton, Philip, Siriwardena, Ajith K., 2015. Twenty-four hour infusion of human recombinant activated protein C (Xigris) early in severe acute pancreatitis: The XIG-AP 1 trial. Pancreatology, 15 (6), pp. 635-641, View
  • Emmett, Christopher D., Close, Helen J., Yiannakou, Yan, Mason, James, 2015. Trans-anal irrigation therapy to treat adult chronic functional constipation: systematic review and meta-analysis.. BMC Gastroenterology, 15, View
  • Close, Helen, Mason, James, Wilson, Douglas W., Hungin, A Pali S., Jones, Roger, Rubin, Greg, 2015. Risk of ischaemic heart disease in patients with inflammatory bowel disease : cohort study using the general practice research database. PLoS One, 10 (10), View
  • Ormerod, Anthony D., Thomas, Kim S., Craig, Fiona E., Mitchell, Eleanor, Greenlaw, Nicola, Norrie, John, Mason, James, Walton, Shernaz, Johnston, Graham A, Williams, Hywel C, 2015. Comparison of the two most commonly used treatments for pyoderma gangrenosum : results of the STOP GAP randomised controlled trial.. BMJ, 350, View
  • Harvey, Hannah, Reissland, Nadja, Mason, James, 2015. Parental reminder, recall and educational interventions to improve early childhood immunisation uptake: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Vaccine, 33 (25), pp. 2862-80, View
  • Wood, Victoria J., Gesler, Wil, Curtis, Sarah E., Spencer, Ian H., Close, Helen J., Mason, James, Reilly, Joe G., 2015. 'Therapeutic landscapes' and the importance of nostalgia, solastalgia, salvage and abandonment for psychiatric hospital design. Health & Place, 33, pp. 83-9, View
  • Reissland, Nadja, Francis, Brian, Kumarendran, Kumar, Mason, James, 2015. Ultrasound observations of subtle movements : a pilot study comparing foetuses of smoking and nonsmoking mothers. Acta Paediatrica, 104 (6), pp. 596-603, View
  • Cornford, Charles S., Close, Helen J., Bray, Roz, Beere, Deborah, Mason, James, 2015. Contraceptive use and pregnancy outcomes among opioid drug-using women : a retrospective cohort study.. PLoS One, 10 (3), View
  • Chalmers, J. R., Wojnarowska, F., Kirtschig, G., Nunn, A. J., Bratton, D. J., Mason, James, Foster, K. A., Whitham, D., Williams, H. C., 2015. A randomized controlled trial to compare the safety and effectiveness of doxycycline (200 mg daily) with oral prednisolone (0.5 mg kg(-1) daily) for initial treatment of bullous pemphigoid : a protocol for the Bullous Pemphigoid Steroids and Tetracyclines (BLISTER) trial. British Journal of Dermatology, 173 (1), pp. 227-34, View
  • Jameson, Simon S., Mason, James, Baker, Paul N., Gregg, Paul J., Deehan, David J., Reed, Mike R., 2015. No functional benefit of larger femoral heads and alternative bearings at 6 months following primary hip replacement. Acta Orthopaedica, 86 (1), pp. 32-40, View
  • Alshryda, Sattar, Mason, James, Sarda, Praveen, Lou, T., Stanley, Martin, Wu, Junjie, Unsworth, Anthony, 2015. The effect of tranexamic acid on artificial joint materials : a biomechanical study (the bioTRANX study). Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 16 (1), pp. 27-34, View
  • Harvey, Hannah, Good, James, Mason, James, Reissland, Nadja, 2015. A Q-methodology study of parental understandings of infant immunisation : implications for health-care advice. Journal of Health Psychology, 20 (11), pp. 1451-62, View
  • Jameson, Simon S., Mason, James, Baker, Paul, Gregg, Paul J., Porter, Martyn, Deehan, David J., Reed, Mike R., 2014. Have cementless and resurfacing components improved the medium-term results of hip replacement for patients under 60 years of age?. Acta Orthopaedica, 86 (1), pp. 7-17, View
  • Dhar, Anjan, Close, Helen, Viswanath, Yirupaiahgari K., Rees, Colin J., Hancock, Helen C., Dwarakanath, A Deepak, Maier, Rebecca H., Wilson, Douglas, Mason, James, 2014. Biodegradable stent or balloon dilatation for benign oesophageal stricture : pilot randomised controlled trial.. World Journal of Gastroenterology, 20 (48), pp. 18199-206, View
  • Khan, U., Mason, James, Mecci, M., Yiannakou, Y., 2014. A prospective trial of temporary sacral nerve stimulation for constipation associated with neurological disease. Colorectal Disease, 16 (12), pp. 1001-1009, View
  • Alshryda, S., Sukeik, M., Sarda, P., Blenkinsopp, J., Haddad, F. S., Mason, James, 2014. A systematic review and meta-analysis of the topical administration of tranexamic acid in total hip and knee replacement. The Bone & Joint Journal, 96-B (8), pp. 1005-1015, View
  • Jameson, Simon S., Mason, James, Baker, Paul N., Elson, David W., Deehan, David J., Reed, Mike R., 2014. The impact of body mass index on patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) and complications following primary hip arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty, 29 (10), pp. 1889-1898, View
  • Siriwardena, Ajith K., Mason, James, Mullamitha, Saifee, Hancock, Helen C., Jegatheeswaran, Santhalingam, 2014. Management of colorectal cancer presenting with synchronous liver metastases. Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, 11 (8), pp. 446-59, View
  • Dyson, Jessica K., Mason, James, Rutter, Matthew D., 2014. Prior hysterectomy and discomfort during colonoscopy : a retrospective cohort analysis. Endoscopy, 46 (6), pp. 493-498, View
  • Reissland, N., Francis, B., Aydin, E., Mason, James, Exley, K., 2014. Development of prenatal lateralization : evidence from fetal mouth movements. Physiology & Behavior, 131, pp. 160-163, View
  • Reissland, N., Francis, B., Aydin, E., Mason, James, Schaal, B., 2014. The development of anticipation in the fetus : a longitudinal account of human fetal mouth movements in reaction to and anticipation of touch.. Developmental psychobiology, 56 (5), pp. 955-963, View
  • Hancock, Helen C., Close, Helen, Fuat, Ahmet, Murphy, Jerry J, Hungin, A Pali S., Mason, James, 2014. Barriers to accurate diagnosis and effective management of heart failure have not changed in the past 10 years : a qualitative study and national survey. BMJ Open, 4 (3), View
  • Close, Helen, Reilly, Joe, Mason, James, Kripalani, Mukesh, Wilson, Douglas, Main, John, Hungin, A Pali S., 2014. Renal failure in lithium-treated bipolar disorder : a retrospective cohort study. PLoS One, 9 (3), View
  • Mason, James, Thomas, Kim S., Crook, Angela M., Foster, Katharine A., Chalmers, Joanne R., Nunn, Andrew J., Williams, Hywel C., 2014. Prophylactic antibiotics to prevent cellulitis of the leg : economic analysis of the PATCH I & II trials. PLoS One, 9 (2), View
  • Jameson, Simon S., Mason, James, Baker, Paul, Gregg, Paul J., McMurtry, Ian A, Deehan, David J., Reed, Mike R., 2014. A comparison of surgical approaches for primary hip arthroplasty : a cohort study of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) and early revision using linked national databases. Journal of Arthroplasty, 29 (6), pp. 1248-1255.e1, View
  • Warren, J., Bambra, C., Kasim, A., Garthwaite, K., Mason, James, Booth, M., 2014. Prospective pilot evaluation of the effectiveness and cost-utility of a 'health first' case management service for long-term Incapacity Benefit recipients. Journal of Public Health, 36 (1), pp. 117-25, View
  • Junejo, M. A., Mason, James, Sheen, A. J., Bryan, A., Moore, J., Foster, P., Atkinson, D., Parker, M. J., Siriwardena, A. K., 2014. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing for preoperative risk assessment before pancreaticoduodenectomy for cancer. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 21 (6), pp. 1929-1936, View
  • Mason, Anne, Mason, James, Cork, Michael, Hancock, Helen, Dooley, Gordon, 2013. Topical treatments for chronic plaque psoriasis : an abridged Cochrane systematic review. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 69 (5), pp. 799-807, View
  • Wood, Victoria J., Curtis, Sarah E., Gesler, Wil, Spencer, Ian H., Close, Helen J., Mason, James, Reilly, Joe G., 2013. Spaces for smoking in a psychiatric hospital : social capital, resistance to control, and significance for 'therapeutic landscapes'. Social Science & Medicine, 97, pp. 104-111, View
  • Curtis, Sarah, Gesler, Wilbert, Wood, Victoria, Spencer, Ian, Mason, James, Close, Helen, Reilly, Joseph, 2013. Compassionate containment? Balancing technical safety and therapy in the design of psychiatric wards. Social Science & Medicine, 97, pp. 201-209, View
  • Alshryda, Sattar, Mason, James, Sarda, Praveen, Nargol, Antoni, Cooke, Nick, Ahmad, Hafeez, Tang, S., Logishetty, Raj, Vaghela, Manesh, McPartlin, Lynne, Hungin, A Pali S., 2013. Topical (intra-articular) tranexamic acid reduces blood loss and transfusion rates following total hip replacement : a randomized controlled trial (TRANX-H). The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 95 (21), pp. 1969-1974, View
  • Alshryda, Sattar, Mason, James, Vaghela, Manesh, Sarda, Praveen, Nargol, Antoni, Maheswaran, S, Tulloch, Chris, Anand, Sanjeev, Logishetty, Raj, Stothart, Brian, Hungin, A Pali S., 2013. Topical (intra-articular) tranexamic acid reduces blood loss and transfusion rates following total knee replacement : a randomized controlled trial (TRANX-K). The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 95 (21), pp. 1961-1968, View
  • Mason, A. R., Mason, James, Cork, M. J., Hancock, H, Dooley, G., 2013. Topical treatments for chronic plaque psoriasis of the scalp : a systematic review. British Journal of Dermatology, 169 (3), pp. 519-527, View
  • Wood, Victoria J., Curtis, Sarah E., Gesler, Wil, Spencer, Ian H., Close, Helen J., Mason, James, Reilly, Joe G., 2013. Creating 'therapeutic landscapes' for mental health carers in inpatient settings : a dynamic perspective on permeability and inclusivity. Social Science & Medicine, 91, pp. 122-129, View
  • Reissland, Nadja, Francis, Brian, Mason, James, 2013. Can healthy fetuses show facial expressions of "pain" or "distress"?. PLoS One, 8 (6), View
  • Jameson, S. S., Baker, P. N., Mason, James, Rymaszewska, M., Gregg, P. J., Deehan, D. J., Reed, M. R., 2013. Independent predictors of failure up to 7.5 years after 35 386 single-brand cementless total hip replacements : a retrospective cohort study using National Joint Registry data.. The Bone & Joint Journal, 95-B (6), pp. 747-757, View
  • Mason, James, Carr, Julie, Buckley, Carolyn, Hewitt, Steve, Berry, Phillip, Taylor, Josh, Cork, Michael J., 2013. Improved emollient use reduces atopic eczema symptoms and is cost neutral in infants : before-and-after evaluation of a multifaceted educational support programme. BMC Dermatology, 13, View
  • Thomas, Kim S., Crook, Angela M., Nunn, Andrew J., Foster, Katharine A., Mason, James, Chalmers, Joanne R., Nasr, Ibrahim S., Brindle, Richard J., English, John, Meredith, Sarah K., Reynolds, Nicholas J., de Berker, David, Mortimer, Peter S., Williams, Hywel C., 2013. Penicillin to prevent recurrent leg cellulitis. The New England Journal of Medicine, 368 (18), pp. 1695-1703, View
  • Jegatheeswaran, Santhalingam, Mason, James, Hancock, Helen C., Siriwardena, Ajith K., 2013. The liver-first approach to the management of colorectal cancer with synchronous hepatic metastases : a systematic review. JAMA surgery, 148 (4), pp. 385-91, View
  • Jameson, Simon S., Mason, James, Baker, Paul N., Jettoo, Prithee, Deehan, David J., Reed, Mike R., 2013. Factors influencing revision risk following 15 740 single-brand hybrid hip arthroplasties : a cohort study from a National Joint Registry. Journal of Arthroplasty, 28 (7), pp. 1152-1159.e1, View
  • Hancock, Helen C., Close, Helen, Mason, James, Murphy, Jerry J., Fuat, Ahmet, Singh, Raj, Wood, Esther, de Belder, Mark, Brennan, Gill, Hussain, Nehal, Kumar, Nitin, Wilson, Doug, Hungin, A Pali S., 2013. High prevalence of undetected heart failure in long-term care residents : findings from the Heart Failure in Care Homes (HFinCH) study. European Journal of Heart Failure, 15 (2), pp. 158-65, View
  • Mason, James, Hancock, Helen C., Close, Helen, Murphy, Jerry J., Fuat, Ahmet, de Belder, Mark, Singh, Raj, Teggert, Andrew, Wood, Esther, Brennan, Gill, Hussain, Nehal, Kumar, Nitin, Manshani, Novin, Hodges, David, Wilson, Douglas, Hungin, A Pali S., 2013. Utility of biomarkers in the differential diagnosis of heart failure in older people : findings from the heart failure in care homes (HFinCH) diagnostic accuracy study. PLoS One, 8 (1), View
  • Mason, Anne R., Mason, James, Cork, Michael, Dooley, Gordon, Hancock, Helen, 2013. Topical treatments for chronic plaque psoriasis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 3, View
  • Close, Helen, Hancock, Helen, Mason, James, Murphy, Jerry J., Fuat, Ahmet, de Belder, Mark, Hungin, A Pali S., 2013. "It's somebody else's responsibility" - perceptions of general practitioners, heart failure nurses, care home staff, and residents towards heart failure diagnosis and management for older people in long-term care : a qualitative interview study. BMC Geriatrics, 13, View

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