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Emeritus Professor Richard Sainsbury

Dick Sainsbury

MB ChB(Otago) FRACP Grad Dip Arts(Massey) MA(Dist)Massey

Department of Medicine
University of Otago, Christchurch
The Princess Margaret Hospital
P O Box 800
Christchurch

Email dsain@xtra.co.nz

Current Roles

  • Emeritus Professor, Health Care of the Elderly, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Past President, N.Z. Geriatrics Society
  • Locum Physician in Geriatric Medicine, The Princess Margaret Hospital, Burwood Hospital Christchurch Hospital
  • Elected member Medical Council of New Zealand
  • Board member, New Zealand Artificial Limb Board

Research Interests

  • Physiological function of Older People
  • Hip fracture
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Service Innovations for Older People
  • Older People in Literature

Top 10 Publications

  • Ebrahim SBJ, Sainsbury R., Watson S. Foot problems in the elderly - a hospital survey. Brit Med J (1981); 283: 949-950. [100708]
  • Bennett T, MacDonald IA, Sainsbury R. The influence of acute starvation on the cardiovascular responses to lower body sub-atmospheric pressure or to standing in man. Clin Science (1984); 66: 141-146. [100599]
  • Bennett T, MacDonald IA, Sainsbury R. The influence of a 48 hour fast on thermo-regulatory responses to graded cooling in man. Clin Science (1984); 67: 445-452. [100599]
  • Begg EJ, Sharman JR, Kidd JE, Sainsbury R., Clark DWJ. Variability in the elimination of Mianserin in elderly patients. B J of Clin Pharmacology (1989); 27: 445-452. [100708]
  • Nichol SR, Sainsbury R., Bailey RR, King A, Frampton C, Elliot JR, Turner JG. Assessment of creatinine clearance in healthy subjects over 65 years of age. Nephron (1991); 59: 621-625. [100713]
  • Wilkinson TJ, Sainsbury R. Elderly people referred for institutional care - is prior assessment necessary? NZ Med J (1992) 105; 945: 451-452. [100708]
  • Wilkinson TJ., Buhrkuhl DC., Sainsbury R. Assessing and restoring function in the elderly - more than rehabilitation. Clinical Rehabilitation. (1997); 11: 321-328. [100708]
  • Wilkinson, TJ., Hanger HC., George P., and Sainsbury R. The response to treatment of subclinical thiamine deficiency in the elderly. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (1997); 66:925-8. [100708]
  • Hanger HC., Fogarty B., Wilkinson TJ., Sainsbury R. Stroke patients’ views on stroke outcomes: Death versus disability. Clinical Rehabilitation (2000) 14; 4: 429 - 436
  • Watson DR., Wilkinson TJ., Sainsbury R., Kidd JE. Effect of hospital admission on the opinions and knowledge of elderly patients regarding cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Age and Ageing (1997); 26: 429-434.

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Publications

Sainsbury, R. (2018, August). Reflections on a career in geriatric medicine. Verbal presentation at the 9th South General Practice Conference & Medical Exhibition (GP CME), Christchurch, New Zealand.

Sainsbury, R. (2017). How literature enhances the practice of geriatric medicine [Invited]. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 36(Suppl. 2), (pp. 18). doi: 10.1111/ajag.12419

Hutchinson, C., Hanger, C., Wilkinson, T., Sainsbury, R., & Pithie, A. (2009). Spontaneous spinal infections in older people. Internal Medicine Journal, 39(12), 845-848. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2009.02052.x

Wong, A., Burford, S., Wyles, C. L., Mundy, H., & Sainsbury, R. (2008). Evaluation of strategies to improve nutrition in people with dementia in an assessment unit. Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, 12(5), 309-312. doi: 10.1007/BF02982660

Hanger, H. C., Fletcher, V. J., Wilkinson, T. J., Brown, A. J., Frampton, C. M., & Sainsbury, R. (2008). Effect of aspirin and warfarin on early survival after intracerebral haemorrhage. Journal of Neurology, 255(3), 347-352. doi: 10.1007/s00415-008-0650-z

Beard, M. E. J., Thwaites, J. H., Chambers, S. T., Colls, B. M., Cameron, C., Jeffery, M., … Pithie, A., … Sainsbury, R. (2007). Management guidelines for common medical conditions (12th ed.). Christchurch, New Zealand: Canterbury District Health Board, 288p.

Authored Book - Other

Beard, M. E. J., Thwaites, J. H., Chambers, S. T., Colls, B. M., Doogue, M., Jeffery, M., … Pithie, A., … Sainsbury, R. (2005). Management guidelines for common medical conditions (11th ed.). Christchurch, NZ: Canterbury District Health Board, 271p.

Authored Book - Other

Beard, M. E. J., Thwaites, J. H., Begg, E. J., Chambers, S., Colls, B. M., Jeffery, G. M., … Pithie, A., … Sainsbury, R., & Young, C. (2003). Management guidelines for common medical conditions (10th ed.). Christchurch, NZ: Canterbury District Health Board, 299p.

Authored Book - Other

Beard, M. E. J., Thwaites, J. H., Begg, E. J., Chambers, S., Jeffery, G. M., King, S., Pithie, A., … Sainsbury, R., & Young, C. (2001). Management Guidelines for Common Medical Conditions (9th ed.). Christchurch: Canterbury District Health Board.

Books - Revision/New Edition - prior to 2003

Hutchinson, C., Hanger, C., Wilkinson, T., Sainsbury, R., & Pithie, A. (2009). Spontaneous spinal infections in older people. Internal Medicine Journal, 39(12), 845-848. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2009.02052.x

Journal - Research Article

Hanger, H. C., Fletcher, V. J., Wilkinson, T. J., Brown, A. J., Frampton, C. M., & Sainsbury, R. (2008). Effect of aspirin and warfarin on early survival after intracerebral haemorrhage. Journal of Neurology, 255(3), 347-352. doi: 10.1007/s00415-008-0650-z

Journal - Research Article

Wong, A., Burford, S., Wyles, C. L., Mundy, H., & Sainsbury, R. (2008). Evaluation of strategies to improve nutrition in people with dementia in an assessment unit. Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, 12(5), 309-312. doi: 10.1007/BF02982660

Journal - Research Article

Hanger, H. C., Wilkinson, T. J., Fayez-Iskander, N., & Sainsbury, R. (2007). The risk of recurrent stroke after intracerebral haemorrhage. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 78, 836-840. doi: 10.1136/jnnp.2006.106500

Journal - Research Article

Thwaites, J., Mann, F., Gilchrist, N., McKie, J., & Sainsbury, R. (2007). Older patients with hip fractures: Evaluation of a long-term specialist orthopaedic medicine service in their outcomes. New Zealand Medical Journal, 120(1254). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/120-1254/2535/content.pdf

Journal - Research Article

Roud, H., Keeling, S., & Sainsbury, R. (2006). Using the COPE assessment tool with informal carers of people with dementia in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 119(1237). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/119-1237/2053/content.pdf

Journal - Research Article

Lynn, S., Sainsbury, R., & Searle, M. (2005). Older patients in the nephrology clinic: Should they be referred? New Zealand Medical Journal, 118(1225). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/118-1225/1728/content.pdf

Journal - Research Article

Thwaites, J. H., Mann, F., Gilchrist, N., Frampton, C., Rothwell, A., & Sainsbury, R. (2005). Shared care between geriatricians and orthopaedic surgeons as a model of care for older patients with hip fractures. New Zealand Medical Journal, 118(1214). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/118-1214/1438/content.pdf

Journal - Research Article

Beckert, L. E. L., Wilkinson, T. J., & Sainsbury, R. (2003). A needs-based study and examination skills course improves students' performance. Medical Education, 37, 424-428.

Journal - Research Article

Botting, C., Sutherland, M., Wells, E., Town, I., Sainsbury, R., & Toop, L. (2003). The use of inhaled and related respiratory medications in Christchurch rest homes. New Zealand Medical Journal, 116(1187). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/116-1187/709/content.pdf

Journal - Research Article

Wilkinson, T. J., & Sainsbury, R. (2003). Evaluation of a warfarin initiation protocol for older people. Internal Medicine Journal, 33, 465-467.

Journal - Research Article

Wilkinson, T., & Sainsbury, R. (2003). Stroke services high priority, but neither coordinated nor timely [Editorial]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 116(1174). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/116-1174/433/content.pdf

Journal - Research Article

Sainsbury, R., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2002). Funding health services for older people. New Zealand Medical Journal, 115(1150), 119-120.

Journal - Research Article

Wilkinson, T. J., Gower, S. E., & Sainsbury, R. (2002). The earlier, the better: The effect of early community contact on the attitudes of medical students to older people. Medical Education, 36, 540-542.

Journal - Research Article

Wilkinson, T. J., Thomas, K., MacGregor, S., Tillard, G., Wyles, C., & Sainsbury, R. (2002). Tolerance of early diet textures as indicators of recovery of dysphagia after stroke. Dysphagia, 17(3), 227-232.

Journal - Research Article

Davison, C. W., Merrilees, M. J., Wilkinson, T. J., McKie, J. S., Sainsbury, R., & Gilchrist, N. L. (2001). Hip fracture mortality and morbidity - can we do better? New Zealand Medical Journal, 114, 329-331.

Journal - Research Article

Low, J., Wyles, C., Wilkinson, T. J., & Sainsbury, R. (2001). The effect of compliance on clinical outcomes for patients with dysphagia on videofluoroscopy. Dysphagia, 16(2), 123-127.

Journal - Research Article

Granger, A. S., Sainsbury, R., Wilkinson, T. J., & MacFarlane, M. (2000). Multiple meningiomas: Case report and review of the literature. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 7(2), 149-152.

Journal - Research Article

Hanger, H. C., Fogarty, B., Wilkinson, T. J., & Sainsbury, R. (2000). Stroke patients' views on stroke outcomes: Death versus disability. Clinical Rehabilitation, 14, 417-424.

Journal - Research Article

Hanger, H. C., Whitewood, P., Brown, G., Ball, M. C., Harper, J., Cox, R., & Sainsbury, R. (2000). A randomised controlled trial of strapping to prevent post-stroke shoulder pain. Clinical Rehabilitation, 14(4), 370-380. doi: 10.1191/0269215500cr339oa

Journal - Research Article

Wilkinson, T. J., Hanger, H. C., George, P. M., & Sainsbury, R. (2000). Is subclinical thiamine deficiency in elderly people related to age or co-morbidity? Age & Ageing, 29, 111-116.

Journal - Research Article

Sainsbury, R., & Wilkinson, T. J. (1999). The achievements of geriatric medicine. New Zealand Medical Journal, 112(1098), 407-410.

Journal - Research Article

Wilkinson, T. J., Begg, E. J., Winter, A. C., & Sainsbury, R. (1999). Incidence and risk factors for hyponatraemia following treatment with fluoxetine or paroxetine in elderly people. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 47(2), 211-217.

Journal - Research Article

Begg, E. J., Wilkinson, T. J., Winter, A. C., & Sainsbury, R. (1998). Incidence and risk factors for hyponatraemia following fluoxetine or paroxetine in elderly poeple. Proceedings of ASCEPT, 5, 60.

Journal - Research Article

Hanger, H. C., Walker, G., Patterson, L., McBride, S., & Sainsbury, R. (1998). What do patients and their carers want to know about stroke? A two year follow-up study. Clinical Rehabilitation, 12, 45-52.

Journal - Research Article

Wilkinson, T. J., & Sainsbury, R. (1998). A census-based comparison of centenarians in New Zealand with those in the United States. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 46(4), 488-491.

Journal - Research Article

Wilkinson, T. J., & Sainsbury, R. (1998). Educating medical students in geriatric medicine: the Christchurch experience. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 17(3), 115-119.

Journal - Research Article

Wilkinson, T. J., & Sainsbury, R. (1998). Hip protectors. Age & Ageing, 27, 89-90.

Journal - Research Article

Wilkinson, T. J., & Sainsbury, R. (1998). The association between mortality, morbidity and age in New Zealand's oldest old. International Journal of Aging & Human Development, 46(4), 333-343.

Journal - Research Article

Hanger, H. C., & Sainsbury, R. (1997). Risky discharges: are we too cautious? Australian Journal on Ageing, 16(4), 155-157.

Journal - Research Article

Watson, D. R., Wilkinson, T. J., Sainsbury, R., & Kidd, J. E. (1997). The effect of hospital admission on the opinions and knowledge of elderly patients regarding cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Age & Ageing, 26(6), 429-434.

Journal - Research Article

Wilkinson, T. J., Buhrkuhl, D. C., & Sainsbury, R. (1997). Assessing and restoring function in elderly people: more than rehabilitation. Clinical Rehabilitation, 11(4), 321-328.

Journal - Research Article

Wilkinson, T. J., Hanger, H. C., Elmslie, J., George, P. M., & Sainsbury, R. (1997). The response to treatment of subclinical thiamine deficiency in the elderly. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 66(4), 925-928.

Journal - Research Article

Elliott, J. M., Wilkinson, T. J., Hanger, H. C., Gilchrist, N. L., Sainsbury, R., Shamy, S., & Rothwell, A. (1996). The added effectiveness of early geriatrician involvement on acute orthopaedic wards to orthogeriatric rehabilitation. New Zealand Medical Journal, 109(1017), 72-73.

Journal - Research Article

Everts, R., Hanger, H. C., Jennings, L. C., Hawkins, A., & Sainsbury, R. (1996). Outbreaks of influenza A among elderly hospital inpatients. New Zealand Medical Journal, 109, 272-274.

Journal - Research Article

Hanger, H. C., & Sainsbury, R. (1996). Sensory abnormalities after stroke. Stroke, 27, 1439-1440.

Journal - Research Article

Wilkinson, T. J., & Sainsbury, R. (2005). Response to the article Changing medical students' attitudes about older adults and future older patients. Academic Medicine, 80(10, Suppl.), S6-S9. Retrieved from http://www.academicmedicine.org/cgi/eletters/80/10_suppl/S6#184

Journal - Research Other

Hanger, H. C., Wilkinson, T., Keeling, S., & Sainsbury, R. (2004). New Zealand guideline for management of stroke [Letter]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 117(1192). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/117-1192/863/content.pdf

Journal - Research Other

Wilkinson, T. J., Sainsbury, R., & Gilchrist, N. L. (2002). How well are community-living people treated for osteoporosis after hip fracture? Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 50(11), 1914.

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Wilkinson, T. J., Sainsbury, R., & Gilchrist, N. L. (2001). Osteoporosis follow-up after fracture. Archives of Internal Medicine, 161, 2633.

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Wilkinson, T. J., Watson, D. R. R., Sainsbury, R., & Kidd, J. E. E. (1998). Hospital admission and opinions of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Age & Ageing, 27, 546.

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Wilkinson, T. J., Watson, D. R., Sainsbury, R., & Kidd, J. E. E. (1998). Implementation of guidelines for No-CPR orders. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Medicine, 28(1), 67-68.

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Sainsbury, R. (2017). How literature enhances the practice of geriatric medicine [Invited]. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 36(Suppl. 2), (pp. 18). doi: 10.1111/ajag.12419

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Hanger, H. C., Iskander, N. F., Wilkinson, T. J., & Sainsbury, R. (2006). Recurrence of intracerebral haemorrhage after an index bleed. Internal Medicine Journal, 36(2), (pp. A8). doi: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2006.01019.x

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Hanger, H. C., Wilkinson, T. J., Fayez-Iskander, N., & Sainsbury, R. (2006). The risk of recurrent stroke after intracerebral haemorrhage. New Zealand Medical Journal, 119(1245). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/119-1245/2330/content.pdf

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Hutchinson, C., Hanger, H. C., Sainsbury, R., Wilkinson, T. J., & Pithie, A. (2006). Incidence and outcome of bacterial discitis in the elderly in Canterbury. Internal Medicine Journal, 36(Suppl. 5), (pp. A176). doi: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2006.01206.x

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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