Dr Richards has always been keen to take part in research that improves the understanding of the impact of common musculoskeletal disease and their treatments.
His Google Scholarresearch profile can be viewed here His Research Gate profile can be viewed here
He has been a Chief investigator in the UK on a number of multinational clinical trails and principle investigator at Poole on numerous studies predominantly in rheumatoid arthritis. He has his own research stream into CFS/ME and fibromyalgia. The NHS rheumatology department at Poole frequently undertake audits and studies typically presented as posters listed below. He tends to collaborate with leading accademics in their fields
Below are some of his publications
Typically he collaborates with leaders in their field around the UK. Below are some of Dr. Selwyn Richards scientific/medical publication. They are listed in different categories and then described by their title; a list of all of the authors and then scientific journal they were published in. We have endeavoured to put current hyper-links where available in so you can read all or some of the articles or see where they were published.
Original Research Publications of Dr Selwyn Richards in peer review scientific journals
Latest advice on diagnosis and managing fibromyalgia. Richards SCM Pulse 2003;63:27 p38-47
Richards SCM The pathophysiology of Fibromyalgia. CPD Rheumatology 2001:2;31-52
Fibromyalgia therapy Richards SCM Chapter in The Year in Rheumatic Diseases. Clinical Publishing Service, Oxford. 2003 61-75
Myalgic encephalomyelitis. Talking to ME. Tudor-Thomas W and Richards S Health Service Journal 2002;112:31
Managing fibromyalgia. Richards SCM and Cleare A. Rheumatology 2000;39:343-346.
Biological correlates of fibromyalgia. Richards SCM and Cleare A. Current Opinion in Psychiatry 2000;13:
Managing shoulder pain. Richards S and Adebajo A. Rheumatology in Practice 1995;2:6-8.
Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs Richards SCM, Doherty M. Sports Exercise and Medicine 1995; Vol 2: 55-68. Eds MacCraken J. and Williams I.
Beware the steroid responsive nature of a pyrexial illness Richards SC , Mukherjee SK, and Hopkinson ND. Ann Rheum Dis, Jun 1995; 54: 451 - 452
These are presentation of research at national and international scientific meetings and published in scientific journals. They are presented below in date order by Title, co-authors then the journal the abstract was published in.
TIGHT CONTROL WITH REGULAR REVIEW FOR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS IN A DGH REDUCES THE USE OF BIOLOGIC THERAPY ACCORDING TO NICE GUIDELINES EVEN IF MODERATE DISEASE ACTIVITY WAS TREATED P Cornell, S Westlake, P Thompson, S Richards RHEUMATOLOGY 52, 97-97
HIGH RETENTION ON METHOTREXATE AT 1 YEAR FOLLOWING TIGHT CONTROL OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS S Mukherjee, P Cornell, S Richards, F Rahmeh, PW Thompson, SL Westlake RHEUMATOLOGY 52, 81-82
DOES INFORMING PATIENTS ABOUT THE LINK BETWEEN GUM DISEASE AND RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS ENCOURAGE BETTER DENTAL CARE? T Cornell, SL Westlake, S Richards RHEUMATOLOGY 51, 62-62
TIGHT CONTROL OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS IN PRACTICE AT A DISTRICT GENERAL HOSPITAL THROUGH MONTHLY REVIEW AT NO ADDITIONAL COST S Mukherjee, P Cornell, SL Westlake, S Richards, F Rahmeh, PW Thompson RHEUMATOLOGY 51, 118-118
COMBINATION ANTI-RHEUMATIC DRUGS IN EARLY RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: COMPARISON OF FINDINGS IN TWO RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIALS DL Scott, F Ibrahim, H Abozaid, E Choy, A Hassell, M Plant, S Richards. RHEUMATOLOGY 51, 132-133
A missed opportunity to improve inflammatory arthritis? Access to dental hygiene: we could do better Cornell P, Westlake SL, Richards SCM. Rheumatology, April 2010; 49(1): i95 @British Society of Rheumatology 2010. Birmingham
Musculoskeletal ultrasound use in the outpatients department of a district general hospital Papou A, Rahmeh F, Richards SCM, Westlake, SL. Rheumatology, April 2010; 49(1): i135 @British Society of Rheumatology 2010. Birmingham
A missed opportunity to improve inflammatory arthritis? Access to dental hygiene – we could do better? P. Cornell, S. Richards, S. Westlake Ann Rheum Dis 2010;69(Suppl3):744
The cost effectiveness of pregabalin in the treatment of fibromyalgia E. Choy, S. Richards, K. Bowrin, P. Watson, A. Lloyd, A. Sadosky, G. Zlateva. Ann Rheum Dis 2009;68(Suppl3):688
A survey of practitioner adherence and patient compliance with national patient safety agency (npsa) guidelines of treatment with oral methotrexate P. Cornell, P. Thompson, S. Richards Ann Rheum Dis 2008;67(Suppl II):665
Predictors of cervical spine instability in patients with rheumatoid arthritis Westlake SL Taylor JM , Thomas P and Richards SCM Rheumatology. 2006 April;45: suppl 1 i95
An assessment relationship of symptoms of sleepiness and breathing dysfunction with anxiety in fibromyalgia . Tosunlar LCF, Richards SCM, Ann Rheum Dis 2005;64(Suppl III):612
Emotional processing in individuals attending a pain management program Tosunlar LCF, Richards SCM, Baker R , Tilley S, Ann Rheum Dis 2005;64(Suppl III):612
A placebo controlled, double-blinded, randomised controlled trial of a natural killer cell stimulant (BioBranTM MGM-3) in chronic fatigue syndrome.Richards SCM , McDermott C, Lewith G, Thomas P, 1 Montgomery J. Ann Rheum Dis 2006;65(Suppl II):268
Emotional processing and chronic fatigue syndrome R. Baker, L.C.F. Tosunlar, S.C.M. Richards, M. McDermott , C. McDermott Ann Rheum Dis 2005;64(Suppl III):575
Psoriatic arthritis (PSa) – the potential size of the UK PSa population meriting TNF-alpha treatment. Cornell P.J., Richards S.C.M., Thompson P.. Ann Rheum Dis 2005;64 (Suppl III):313
Patient satisfaction with a combined rheumatology practitioner and physiotherapist ankylosing spondylitis clinic Cornell P.J., Haynes J., Richards S.C.M., Thompson P. Ann Rheum Dis 2005;64(Suppl III):586
Impact of a pain management program on emotional processing. Tosunlar L., Baker R., Richards S.C.M., Tilley S., Owens M. Ann Rheum Dis 2005;64(Suppl III):612
Emotional processing and chronic fatigue syndrome Baker R., Tosunlar L.C.F., Richards S.C.M., McDermott M. , McDermott C. Ann Rheum Dis 2005;64(Suppl III):575
An assessment of symptoms of sleepiness and breathing dysfunction in fibromyalgia Tosunlar L.C.F., Richards S.C.M. Ann Rheum Dis 2005;64(Suppl III):612
The potential size of the uk as population meriting anti-tnfa treatment P.J. Cornell, J. Haynes, S. Richards Annals of Rheumatic Disease 2004:63:S
An audit of a rheuamatology nurse practitioner led clinic based in primary care. Taylor JM, Thompson PW, McCann D, Richards SCM Rheuamtology 2002:41;S80
Creatine supplements improve idiopathic Inflammatory Myositis in a 6 month double blind placebo controlled trial. Alexanderson H, Pipitone N, Chung Y-L, Dastmalchi M, Stahl-Hallengren C, Richards S, Morrison C, Bell J, Lundberg, IE, Scott DL Arthritis and Rheuamtism 50:9;S667
The potential size of the UK popualtion meriting ANtiTNF treatment. Cornell P J, Haynes J, Richards S. Annals of Rheuamtic Disease 2004;63 S1;548
Are we following the guidelines in using nsaid's- steroids-and dmard's F. Rahmeh , S. Richards Annals of Rheuamtic Disease 2003
An audit of a rheumatology nurse practitioner led clinic based in primary care. J Taylor, P Thompson, D McCann, S Richards, P Cornell. Rheumatology 2002; 41;S1
Creatine Supplementation in fibromyalgia Batley M, Walton T, Scott DL, Richards SCM. Annals of rheumatic diseases 2002:61;S150
An observational study of a lifestyle management program for chronic fatigue syndrome. McDermott C, Ankers S, Richards S, Tudor -Thomas W. Rheumatology 2002:41;S51
The Kings exercise prescription fibromyalgia intervention trial (KEEPFIT). Richards SCM, Scott DL . Journal of functional syndromes 2001;1:121.
Muscle metabolites detected in urine in fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome may suggest ongoing muscle damage. Richards SCM, Chung Y-L , Bell J, Cleare A, Scott DL . Journal of functional syndromes 2001;1:117.
Muscle metabolites, detected in urine, reflect disease activity in fibromyalgia. Richards SCM, Chung YL, Bell J, Scott DLS. Arthritis and Rheum43:S213
A randomised controlled trial of exercise prescription for fibromyalgia Richards SCM, Scott DLS. Arthritis Rheum 2000;43:S210
Audits of prevention and management of corticosteroid induced osteoporosis in primary and secondary care. Abaecheta H, Richards S, Rowland M, Choy E and Moniz C. Osteoporosis Int 2000:11;S52
Smoking and disability in rheumatoid arthritis. Richards S C M, Erhardt CC, Scott DL. Annals of the rheumatic diseases 1999:S1;68
Synovial fluid calprotectin levels in inflammatory and non-inflammatory arthritis. Richards SCM, Foster R, Sigthorsson G, Peters TJ, Fagerhol, MK, Scott DL. Annals of the rheumatic diseases 2000:S1;23
Current smoking status and its impact on pain and disability in rheumatoid arthritis. Richards SCM, Erhardt CC, Scott DL. Arthritis Rheum 1999:42;S249
Bone remodelling and its disorders 2nd Ed . Gregory Mundy 1998 in Rheumatology in Europe 28:1999;117.
Adherence issues in Sport and exercise. Stephen Bull 1999 in Psychological Medicine 2000: 30;480