Dr Panos Barlas

Title: Lecturer
Phone: 01782 734109
Email: p.barlas@keele.ac.uk
Location: MAC 1.29
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Barlas Panos

Panos qualified as a physiotherapist from the School of Physiotherapy in the Technical Educational Institute of Athens in 1991 and the Department of Physiotherapy in the University of Ulster at Jordanstown. After gaining a BSc(Hons) in Physiotherapy in 1993 he embarked on postgraduate research studies in the Faculty of Science of the University of Ulster at Jordanstown, researching the analgesic effects of acupuncture upon experimentally induced muscle pain and muscle damage. In parallel to the research studies he also attended the National Institute of Acupuncture (Dublin), which lead to a licentiate in acupuncture from the British College of Acupuncture in 1996. Panos gained his DPhil in the summer of 1997.

Panos' involvement with acupuncture dates back to 1994 when he was elected Membership secretary of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP). Whilst working in Coventry University he was responsible for the development of the MSc in Acupuncture, the first such degree in UK and Europe. Currently he is a Research Fellow, in the School of Health and Rehabilitation in Keele University, where he is responsible for developing clinical research in acupuncture and its effects on musculoskeletal pain and experimental research on the physiology of sensory stimulation induced analgesia, a field where he collaborates with a number of laboratories both in the UK and abroad. He has held a number of grants all related to the analgesic effects of acupuncture and electrostimulation upon experimental and clinical models of pain.

He lectures extensively in a number of Masters, graduate courses and conferences on acupuncture, physiology of pain and sensory stimulation-induced analgesia and acupuncture practice. At present he is responsible for Masters modules in acupuncture as well as the physiology and pharmacology of pain and analgesia within the MSc framework of the School of Health and Rehabilitation in Keele University.

Physiology of pain, sensory stimulation, analgesia, acupuncture.

Selected Publications

  • Lewis J, Sim J, Barlas P. Acupuncture and electro-acupuncture for people diagnosed with subacromial pain syndrome: A multicentre randomized trial. Eur J Pain, vol. 21(6), 1007-1019. link> doi> full text>
  • Bishop A, Ogollah R, Bartlam B, Barlas P, Holden MA, Ismail KM, Jowett S, Lewis M, Lloyd A, Kettle C, Kigozi J, Foster NE, EASE Back study team. 2016. Evaluating acupuncture and standard care for pregnant women with back pain: the EASE Back pilot randomised controlled trial (ISRCTN49955124). Pilot Feasibility Stud, vol. 2, 72. link> doi> full text>
  • Bradshaw E and Barlas P. 2016. An Outpatient Paediatric Pain Management Service Lessens the Impact of Pain on the Child: A Service Evaluation. Pain and rehabilitation, vol. 2016(40). link>
  • Bartlam B, Waterfield J, Bishop A, Holden MA, Barlas P, Ismail KM, Kettle C, Foster NE. 2018. The Role of Qualitative Research in Clinical Trial Development: The EASE Back Study. JOURNAL OF MIXED METHODS RESEARCH, vol. 12(3), 325-343. link> doi> full text>
  • Foster NE, Bishop A, Bartlam B, Ogollah R, Barlas P, Holden M, Ismail K, Jowett S, Kettle C, Kigozi J, Lewis M, Lloyd A, Waterfield J, Young J. 2016. Evaluating Acupuncture and Standard carE for pregnant women with Back pain (EASE Back): a feasibility study and pilot randomised trial. Health Technol Assess, vol. 20(33), 1-236. link> doi> full text>

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Journal Articles

  • Lewis J, Sim J, Barlas P. Acupuncture and electro-acupuncture for people diagnosed with subacromial pain syndrome: A multicentre randomized trial. Eur J Pain, vol. 21(6), 1007-1019. link> doi> full text>
  • Bishop A, Ogollah R, Bartlam B, Barlas P, Holden MA, Ismail KM, Jowett S, Lewis M, Lloyd A, Kettle C, Kigozi J, Foster NE, EASE Back study team. 2016. Evaluating acupuncture and standard care for pregnant women with back pain: the EASE Back pilot randomised controlled trial (ISRCTN49955124). Pilot Feasibility Stud, vol. 2, 72. link> doi> full text>
  • Bradshaw E and Barlas P. 2016. An Outpatient Paediatric Pain Management Service Lessens the Impact of Pain on the Child: A Service Evaluation. Pain and rehabilitation, vol. 2016(40). link>
  • Bartlam B, Waterfield J, Bishop A, Holden MA, Barlas P, Ismail KM, Kettle C, Foster NE. 2018. The Role of Qualitative Research in Clinical Trial Development: The EASE Back Study. JOURNAL OF MIXED METHODS RESEARCH, vol. 12(3), 325-343. link> doi> full text>
  • Foster NE, Bishop A, Bartlam B, Ogollah R, Barlas P, Holden M, Ismail K, Jowett S, Kettle C, Kigozi J, Lewis M, Lloyd A, Waterfield J, Young J. 2016. Evaluating Acupuncture and Standard carE for pregnant women with Back pain (EASE Back): a feasibility study and pilot randomised trial. Health Technol Assess, vol. 20(33), 1-236. link> doi> full text>
  • Barlas P, Hebert D, Chatelain C, Adam S, Paquet T. 2016. Language Identification in Document Images. JOURNAL OF IMAGING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol. 60(1), Article ARTN 010407. link> doi>
  • Barlas P, Heavey C, Dagkakis G. 2015. AN OPEN SOURCE TOOL FOR AUTOMATED INPUT DATA IN SIMULATION. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SIMULATION MODELLING, vol. 14(4), 596-608. link> doi>
  • Waterfield J, Bartlam B, Bishop A, Holden MA, Barlas P, Foster NE. 2015. Physical Therapists' Views and Experiences of Pregnancy-Related Low Back Pain and the Role of Acupuncture: Qualitative Exploration. Phys Ther, vol. 95(9), 1234-1243. link> doi>
  • Claydon LS, Chesterton LS, Barlas P, Sim J. 2013. Alternating-frequency TENS effects on experimental pain in healthy human participants: a randomized placebo-controlled trial. Clinical Journal of Pain, vol. 29(6), 533-539. link> doi>
  • Claydon LS, Chesterton LS, Barlas P, Sim J. 2011. Dose-specific effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on experimental pain: a systematic review. Clin J Pain, vol. 27(7), 635-647. link> doi>
  • Barlas P. 2010. Skeleton with foramen sternale. Acupunct Med, vol. 28(2), 62. link> doi>
  • Claydon LS, Chesterton LS, Barlas P, Sim J. 2009. The hypoalgesic efficacy of TENS parameters on experimental pain models in healthy humans: A systematic review. NZ J of Physiotherapy, vol. 2(36), 84-85.
  • Claydon LS, Chesterton LS, Barlas P, Sim J. 2008. Effects of simultaneous dual-site TENS stimulation on experimental pain. Eur J Pain, vol. 12(6), 696-704. link> doi>
  • White A, Cummings M, Barlas P, Cardini F, Filshie J, Foster NE, Lundeberg T, Stener-Victorin E, Witt C. 2008. Defining an adequate dose of acupuncture using a neurophysiological approach--a narrative review of the literature. Acupunct Med, vol. 26(2), 111-120. link> doi>
  • Foster NE, Thomas E, Barlas P, Young JC, Mason E, Hay EM. 2008. Six sessions of manual acupuncture do not seem to help when added to optimal exercise for knee osteoarthritis. Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, vol. 13(1), 35-37.
  • Foster NE, Thomas E, Barlas P, Hill JC, Young J, Mason E, Hay EM. 2007. Acupuncture as an adjunct to exercise based physiotherapy for osteoarthritis of the knee: randomised controlled trial. BMJ, vol. 335(7617), 436. link> doi> full text>
  • White A, Foster NE, Cummings M, Barlas P. 2007. Acupuncture treatment for chronic knee pain: a systematic review. Rheumatology (Oxford), vol. 46(3), 384-390. link> doi>
  • Barlas P, Ting SLH, Chesterton LS, Jones PW, Sim J. 2006. Effects of intensity of electroacupuncture upon experimental pain in healthy human volunteers: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Pain, vol. 122(1-2), 81-89. link> doi>
  • Hay E, Barlas P, Foster N, Hill J, Thomas E, Young J. 2004. Is acupuncture a useful adjunct to physiotherapy for older adults with knee pain?: the "acupuncture, physiotherapy and exercise" (APEX) study [ISRCTN88597683]. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, vol. 5, 31. link> doi> full text>
  • Hay E, Barlas P, Foster N, Hill J, Thomas E, Young J. 2004. Integrated care in practice: Is acupuncture a useful adjunct to physiotherapy for older adults with knee pain? The "Acupuncture, Physiotherapy and Exercise" (APEX) Study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, vol. 31(5).
  • Chesterton LS, Foster NE, Wright CC, Baxter GD, Barlas P. 2003. Effects of TENS frequency, intensity and stimulation site parameter manipulation on pressure pain thresholds in healthy human subjects. Pain, vol. 106(1-2), 73-80. link> doi>
  • Chesterton LS, Barlas P, Foster NE, Baxter GD, Wright CC. 2003. Gender differences in pressure pain threshold in healthy humans. Pain, vol. 101(3), 259-266. link> doi>
  • Chesterton LS, Barlas P, Lundeberg T, Foster NE, Baxter GD, Wright CC. 2002. Sensory stimulation (TENS): Effects of Parameter Manipulation on Mechanical Pain Thresholds in Healthy Human Subjects. Pain. doi>
  • Chesterton LS, Barlas P, Lundeberg T, Foster NE, Baxter GD, Wright CC. 2002. Sensory stimulation (TENS): Effects of Perameter Manipulation on Mechanical Pain Thresholds in Healthy Human Subjects. Pain.
  • Osborn CE, Barlas P, Baxter GD, Barlow JH. 2001. Aromatherapy: a survey of current practice in the management of rheumatic disease symptoms. Complement Ther Med, vol. 9(2), 62-67. link> doi>
  • Foster N, Barlas P, Chesterton L, Wong J. 2001. Critically Appraised Topics (CATs): one method of facilitating evidence-based practice in physiotherapy. Physiotherapy, vol. 87(4), 179-190.
  • Barlas P, Robinson J, Allen J, Baxter GD. 2000. Lack of effect of acupuncture upon signs and symptoms of delayed onset muscle soreness. Clin Physiol, vol. 20(6), 449-456. link> doi>
  • Barlas P, Lowe AS, Walsh DM, Baxter GD, Allen JM. 2000. Effect of acupuncture upon experimentally induced ischemic pain: a sham-controlled single-blind study. Clin J Pain, vol. 16(3), 255-264. link> doi>
  • Barlas P, Walsh DM, Baxter GD, Allen JM. 2000. Delayed onset muscle soreness: effect of an ischaemic block upon mechanical allodynia in humans. Pain, vol. 87(2), 221-225. link> doi>
  • Barlas P, Craig JA, Robinson J, Walsh DM, Baxter GD, Allen JM. 2000. Managing delayed-onset muscle soreness: lack of effect of selected oral systemic analgesics. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, vol. 81(7), 966-972. link> doi>
  • Craig JA, Barlas P, Baxter GD, Walsh DM, Allen JM. 1996. Delayed-onset muscle soreness: lack of effect of combined phototherapy/low-intensity laser therapy at low pulse repetition rates. J Clin Laser Med Surg, vol. 14(6), 375-380. link> doi>
  • BARLAS P, WALSH DM, BAXTER GD, ALLEN JM. 1995. DELAYED-ONSET MUSCLE SORENESS (DOMS) IN HUMANS - THE EFFECT OF ISCHEMIC NERVE BLOCK UPON MECHANICAL ALLODYNIA. JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LONDON, vol. 483P, P85. link>
  • BARLAS P, CRAIG J, ROBINSON J, WALSH DM, BAXTER GD, ALLEN JM. 1995. EFFECTS OF ASCORBIC AND ACETYLSALICYLIC ACIDS UPON OBJECTIVE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF DELAYED-ONSET MUSCLE SORENESS (DOMS) IN MAN. JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LONDON, vol. 483P, P84-P85. link>

Chapters

  • Barlas P and Baxter GD. 2002. Electrophysical Agents in Pain Management. In Pain - A Textbook for Therapists. Strong A, Unruh S, Wright A, Baxter GD (Eds.). Hancourt-Bnace, Edinburgh.

Other

  • Foster NE, Thomas E, Barlas P, Hill JC, Young J, Mason E, Hay EM. 2008. Acupuncture as an adjunct to exercise based physiotherapy for osteoarthritis of the knee: Randomised controlled trial. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 47, p. II2). link>
  • Claydon LS, Chesterton LS, Barlas P, Sim J. 2008. The hypoalgesic efficacy of TENS parameters on experimental pain models in healthy humans: A systematic review. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy (vol. 36, pp. 84-85).
  • Osborn CE, Baxter GD, Barlow JH, Adebajo AO, Barlas P. 2003. The use of complementary medicine by patients attending rheumatology outpatient clinics. ARTHRITIS AND RHEUMATISM (vol. 48, p. S642). link>
  • Chesterton LS, Barlas P, Foster NE, Baxter GD, Wright CC. 2003. Effect of varying frequency intensity and stimulation of TENS on pressure pain threshold in healthy humans. 4th Congress of the European Federation of IASP Chapters (EFIC).
  • Chesterton LS, Barlas P, Foster NE, Baxter GD, Wright CC. 2003. Effect of varying frequency intensity and stimulation site of TENS on pressure pain threshold in healthy humans. 4th Congress of the European Federation of IASP Chapters (EFIC).
  • Chesterton LS, Barlas P, Foster NE, Baxter GD. 2002. Gender differences in mechanical pain threshold in healthy humans. Practical implications for experimental research design.
  • Chesterton LS, Barlas P, Foster NE, Baxter GD. 2002. Gender Differences in Mechanical Pain Threshold in Healthy Humans. Practical Implications for Experimental Design. Abstracts 10th World Congress on Pain.
  • Osborn CE, Baxter GD, Barlow JH, Adebajo AO, Barlas P. 2001. The use of complementary medicine by patients attending rheumatology out-patient clinics: a survey focusing on aromatherapy. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 40, p. 149). OXFORD UNIV PRESS.
  • Chesterton LS, Barlas P, Foster NE, Baxter GD. 2001. Sensory stimulation (TENS): Effects of electrode placement site on Mechanical Pain Threshold in Humans. A Pilot study. Journal of Physiology, Proceedings of the Physiological Society..
  • Chesteton LS, Barlas P, Foster NE, Baxter GD, Wright C. 2001. Sensory stimulation (TENS); effects of parameter manipulation pain thresholds in healthy human subjects. Proceedings of 39th Congress of the International Union of Physiological Sciences.
  • BARLAS P, LOWE AS, WALSH DM, BAXTER GD, ALLEN JM. 1995. EFFECT OF ACUPUNCTURE UPON EXPERIMENTALLY-INDUCED ISCHEMIC PAIN IN HUMANS. JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LONDON (vol. 489P, pp. P44-P45). link>

Physiology, Physiology of Pain, Acupuncture.