D M Fleming

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Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The incidence of chickenpox in the community. Lessons for disease surveillance in sentinel practice networks
    D M Fleming
    Birmingham Research Unit, Royal College of General Practitioners, Harborne, England
    Eur J Epidemiol 17:1023-7. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint The contribution of influenza to combined acute respiratory infections, hospital admissions, and deaths in winter
    D M Fleming
    Birmingham Research Unit, Royal College of General Practitioners
    Commun Dis Public Health 3:32-8. 2000
  3. pmc Declining incidence of episodes of asthma: a study of trends in new episodes presenting to general practitioners in the period 1989-98
    D M Fleming
    Royal College of General Practitioners, Birmingham Research Unit, Birmingham B17 9DB, UK
    Thorax 55:657-61. 2000
  4. pmc Comparison of the seasonal patterns of asthma identified in general practitioner episodes, hospital admissions, and deaths
    D M Fleming
    Royal College of General Practitioners, Birmingham Research Unit, Birmingham B17 9DB, UK
    Thorax 55:662-5. 2000
  5. ncbi request reprint Chickenpox increasingly affects preschool children
    A M Ross
    Commun Dis Public Health 3:213-5. 2000
  6. ncbi request reprint Impact of infections on primary care--greater than expected
    D M Fleming
    Birmingham Research Unit of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Lordswood House, 54 Lordswood Road, Harborne, Birmingham B17 9DB
    Commun Dis Public Health 5:7-12. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Surveillance of the bioterrorist threat: a primary care response
    D M Fleming
    Birmingham Research Unit, Royal College of General Practitioners, Lordswood House, 54 Lordswood Road, Harborne, Birmingham B17 9DB
    Commun Dis Public Health 7:68-72. 2004
  8. doi request reprint Estimating influenza vaccine effectiveness using routinely collected laboratory data
    D M Fleming
    Royal College of General Practitioners Research and Surveillance Centre, Lordswood House, 54 Lordswood Road, Harborne, Birmingham B17 9DB, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 64:1062-7. 2010
  9. doi request reprint An assessment of the effect of statin use on the incidence of acute respiratory infections in England during winters 1998-1999 to 2005-2006
    D M Fleming
    Royal College of General Practitioners, Research and Surveillance Centre, Birmingham, UK
    Epidemiol Infect 138:1281-8. 2010
  10. pmc Morbidity profiles of patients consulting during influenza and respiratory syncytial virus active periods
    D M Fleming
    Birmingham Research Unit of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Birmingham, UK
    Epidemiol Infect 135:1099-108. 2007

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  1. ncbi request reprint The incidence of chickenpox in the community. Lessons for disease surveillance in sentinel practice networks
    D M Fleming
    Birmingham Research Unit, Royal College of General Practitioners, Harborne, England
    Eur J Epidemiol 17:1023-7. 2001
    ..It is essential that numerator and denominator information are made available specifically for each category...
  2. ncbi request reprint The contribution of influenza to combined acute respiratory infections, hospital admissions, and deaths in winter
    D M Fleming
    Birmingham Research Unit, Royal College of General Practitioners
    Commun Dis Public Health 3:32-8. 2000
    ..Age specific national data are needed to interpret the economic impact of an illness in relation to the setting for health care delivery...
  3. pmc Declining incidence of episodes of asthma: a study of trends in new episodes presenting to general practitioners in the period 1989-98
    D M Fleming
    Royal College of General Practitioners, Birmingham Research Unit, Birmingham B17 9DB, UK
    Thorax 55:657-61. 2000
    ..These practices monitor the morbidity presented at every consultation, distinguishing between new episodes of illness and ongoing consultations...
  4. pmc Comparison of the seasonal patterns of asthma identified in general practitioner episodes, hospital admissions, and deaths
    D M Fleming
    Royal College of General Practitioners, Birmingham Research Unit, Birmingham B17 9DB, UK
    Thorax 55:662-5. 2000
    ..Seasonal variations in asthma are widely recognised. This study was undertaken to investigate the relative differences in seasonal patterns by age as they impact on episodes of care in general practice, hospital admissions, and deaths...
  5. ncbi request reprint Chickenpox increasingly affects preschool children
    A M Ross
    Commun Dis Public Health 3:213-5. 2000
    ..This downward shift in age of contracting chickenpox may be a result of increased social contact between preschool children...
  6. ncbi request reprint Impact of infections on primary care--greater than expected
    D M Fleming
    Birmingham Research Unit of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Lordswood House, 54 Lordswood Road, Harborne, Birmingham B17 9DB
    Commun Dis Public Health 5:7-12. 2002
    ..These results emphasise the importance of adequate training for general practitioners in the natural history, epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment (pharmacology) of infection...
  7. ncbi request reprint Surveillance of the bioterrorist threat: a primary care response
    D M Fleming
    Birmingham Research Unit, Royal College of General Practitioners, Lordswood House, 54 Lordswood Road, Harborne, Birmingham B17 9DB
    Commun Dis Public Health 7:68-72. 2004
    ..For the other two conditions no unusual peaks of incidence were observed in any region. Operational research based on disciplined recording of morbidity in general practice can deliver timely surveillance data on bioterrorist threats...
  8. doi request reprint Estimating influenza vaccine effectiveness using routinely collected laboratory data
    D M Fleming
    Royal College of General Practitioners Research and Surveillance Centre, Lordswood House, 54 Lordswood Road, Harborne, Birmingham B17 9DB, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 64:1062-7. 2010
    ..Estimation of influenza vaccine effectiveness (V/E) is needed early during influenza outbreaks in order to optimise management of influenza--a need which will be even greater in a pandemic situation...
  9. doi request reprint An assessment of the effect of statin use on the incidence of acute respiratory infections in England during winters 1998-1999 to 2005-2006
    D M Fleming
    Royal College of General Practitioners, Research and Surveillance Centre, Birmingham, UK
    Epidemiol Infect 138:1281-8. 2010
    ..91 (95% CI 0.85-0.98). We found no benefit in respiratory infection outcomes attributable to statin use, although uniformly higher ORs in non-vaccinated statin users might suggest synergism between statins and influenza vaccination...
  10. pmc Morbidity profiles of patients consulting during influenza and respiratory syncytial virus active periods
    D M Fleming
    Birmingham Research Unit of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Birmingham, UK
    Epidemiol Infect 135:1099-108. 2007
    ..The clinical burden of disease associated with RSV is as great if not greater than influenza in patients of all ages presenting to general practitioners...
  11. pmc Gender difference in the incidence of shingles
    D M Fleming
    Birmingham Research Unit of the Royal College of General Practitioners, 54 Lordswood Road, Harborne, Birmingham B17 9DB, UK
    Epidemiol Infect 132:1-5. 2004
    ..Gender-specific age-standardized incidence rates of shingles were calculated for each year and showed a consistent female excess in each of the 8 years (average annual excess 28%)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Health care utilization in the British National Health Service
    D M Fleming
    Royal College of General Practitioners, Birmingham, England
    Health Care Manag 2:161-73. 1995
    ..The author examines morbidity surveys, consultation patterns, and referrals to secondary care and examines the ethical dilemma of basing services on costs...
  13. pmc Respiratory illness associated with influenza and respiratory syncytial virus infection
    D M Fleming
    Birmingham Research Unit of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Birmingham, UK
    Arch Dis Child 90:741-6. 2005
    ..To estimate excess morbidity during periods of influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity...
  14. pmc Lessons from 40 years' surveillance of influenza in England and Wales
    D M Fleming
    Birmingham Research Unit of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Harborne, Birmingham, UK
    Epidemiol Infect 136:866-75. 2008
    ..Increasing pressure on hospitals during epidemic periods are shown and are attributed to changing patterns of health-care delivery...
  15. doi request reprint The representativeness of sentinel practice networks
    D M Fleming
    The Royal College of General Practitioners Research and Surveillance Centre, Birmingham B17 9DB, UK
    J Public Health (Oxf) 32:90-6. 2010
    ..The representativeness of practice networks is important when using the information obtained to guide health policy...
  16. ncbi request reprint Health monitoring in sentinel practice networks: the contribution of primary care
    D M Fleming
    Birmingham Research Unit, The Royal College of General Practitioners, Birmingham, UK
    Eur J Public Health 13:80-4. 2003
    ..As part of that programme we considered how primary care might contribute relevant data...
  17. pmc The incidence of molluscum contagiosum, scabies and lichen planus
    R S Pannell
    Birmingham Research Unit of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Birmingham, UK
    Epidemiol Infect 133:985-91. 2005
    ..The relative risk of female to male incidence (all ages) of molluscum contagiosum was 0.95 (95% CI 0.91-0.99); of scabies 1.25 (95% CI 1.21-1.28); and of lichen planus 1.19 (95% CI 1.08-1.13)...
  18. pmc Influenza diagnosis and treatment: a view from clinical practice
    D M Fleming
    Birmingham Research Unit of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Lordswood House, 54 Lordswood Road, Harborne, Birmingham B17 9DB, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 356:1933-43. 2001
    ..However, there are many obstacles before these can be translated into effective management of influenza sufferers and control of major epidemics...
  19. pmc Influenza and its relationship to circulatory disorders
    D M Fleming
    Birmingham Research Unit of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Harborne, Birmingham, UK
    Epidemiol Infect 133:255-62. 2005
    ..Influenza contingency planning needs to take account of these deaths in determining policy for prophylaxis and in providing facilities for cardio-respiratory resuscitation...
  20. pmc The prevalence of asthma and heart disease in transport workers: a practice-based study
    D M Fleming
    Birmingham Research Unit, Royal College of General Practitioners, Birmingham
    Br J Gen Pract 51:638-43. 2001
    ..This study has demonstrated a methodology for using GP data to examine occupation-related disease. This could be used in future by augmenting GP data with occupation and smoking information...
  21. pmc Morbidity and healthcare utilisation of children in households with one adult: comparative observational study
    D M Fleming
    Birmingham Research Unit, Royal College of General Practitioners, Birmingham B17 9DB
    BMJ 316:1572-6. 1998
    ..To identify and consider differences in morbidity in children in households with one adult presenting to general practitioners compared with children in households with more than one adult...
  22. pmc Report of a feasibility study of accident surveillance in general practice
    A M Ross
    Birmingham Research Unit, Royal College of General Practitioners, Lordswood House, 54 Lordswood Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 9DB
    Br J Gen Pract 53:383-8. 2003
    ..Reduction of accidents presenting to hospitals or family doctors is a target set out in the Department of Health's Our Healthier Nation document...
  23. ncbi request reprint Update on influenza and other viral pneumonias
    D M Fleming
    Royal College of General Practitioners, Birmingham, UK
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 14:199-204. 2001
    ..The benefits of recent advances provide challenges for health care delivery and public acceptance as great as those involved in their scientific development...
  24. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of influenza and influenza vaccination in patients attending hospital outpatient clinics
    R Haley
    Birmingham Research Unit Royal College of General Practitioners, Lordswood House, 54 Lordswood Road, Harborne, Birmingham B17 9DB
    Commun Dis Public Health 5:13-6. 2002
    ..More use could be made of the health education opportunity afforded by attendance at hospital outpatient clinics...
  25. ncbi request reprint The management of influenza in people of working age
    D M Fleming
    Birmingham Research Unit of the Royal College of General Practitioners, 54 Lordswood Road, Birmingham B17 9DB, UK
    Occup Med (Lond) 52:259-63. 2002
    ..Options currently available need to be directed to a wider range of people than those conventionally regarded as the target risk group...
  26. ncbi request reprint Concerning: 'Why has antibiotic prescribing for respiratory illness declined in primary care? A longitudinal study using the General Practice Research Database'
    D M Fleming
    J Public Health (Oxf) 27:228-9; author reply 229-31. 2005
  27. ncbi request reprint Surveillance of influenza-like illness in England and Wales during 1966-2006
    A J Elliot
    Birmingham Research Unit of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Euro Surveill 11:249-50. 2006
    ..We argue that the decade following the herald waves of the pandemic could be equally important for the planning of healthcare services in the community...
  28. ncbi request reprint How representative is the population covered by the RCGP spotter practice scheme? Using Geographical Information Systems to assess
    S E Harcourt
    Health Protection Agency West Midlands, Regional Surveillance Unit, 2nd Floor, Lincoln House, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham B9 5SS
    J Public Health (Oxf) 26:88-94. 2004
    ..We use Geographical Information Systems (GIS) techniques to establish whether the practice populations of the current WRS are representative of the general population...
  29. ncbi request reprint Surveillance of sexually transmitted diseases in general practice: a description of trends in the Royal College of General Practitioners Weekly Returns Service between 1994 and 2001
    I Simms
    Health Protection Agency, Centre for Infections, London, UK
    Int J STD AIDS 17:693-8. 2006
    ..The WRS provides an insight into the burden of STI diagnoses, and diagnoses related to STIs that are managed in general practice, and as such has the potential to make a substantial contribution to STI surveillance in England...
  30. ncbi request reprint Detection of influenza a subtypes in community-based surveillance
    A C Boon
    Enteric and Respiratory Virus Laboratory, Central Public Health Laboratory, Colindale, London, United Kingdom
    J Med Virol 65:163-70. 2001
    ..The cell-EIA gave higher sensitivity and specificity (74% and 90%) than Directigen Flu-A (65% and 84.6%) in comparison with cell culture...
  31. pmc Continuing decline in acute asthma episodes in the community
    R S Sunderland
    Birmingham Children s Hospital, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham B4 6NH, UK
    Arch Dis Child 89:282-5. 2004
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