Affiliation: Queen Mary
- The effects of vitamin D₂ or D₃ supplementation on glycaemic control and related metabolic parameters in people at risk of type 2 diabetes: protocol of a randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trialRavi K Menon
Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
BMC Public Health 13:999. 2013..We investigate the effect of vitamin D supplementation on the metabolic status of individuals at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes...
- Impact of asthma on educational attainment in a socioeconomically deprived population: a study linking health, education and social care datasetsPat Sturdy
Centre for Primary Care and Public Health, Blizard Institute, Barts and the London Medical School, London, United Kingdom
PLoS ONE 7:e43977. 2012..We tested the hypothesis that asthma adversely affects performance in national school examinations in a large cohort from an area of ethnic diversity and social deprivation...
- DHCR7 mutations linked to higher vitamin D status allowed early human migration to northern latitudesValerie Kuan
Queen Mary University of London, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Blizard Institute, London, UK
BMC Evol Biol 13:144. 2013..We then explored the length of haplotypes in chromosomes to confirm recent positive selection...
- Withdrawal of inhaled corticosteroids in people with COPD in primary care: a randomised controlled trialAklak B Choudhury
Centre for Health Sciences, Queen Mary s School of Medicine and Dentistry, Barts and The London, 2 Newark Street, London, E1 2AT, UK
Respir Res 8:93. 2007..Most COPD patients are managed in primary care and receive ICS long-term and irrespective of severity. The effect of withdrawing ICS from COPD patients in primary care is unknown...
- How effective are expert patient (lay led) education programmes for chronic disease?Chris Griffiths
Centre for Health Sciences, Barts and The London, Queen Mary s School of Medicine and Dentistry, London E1 2AT
BMJ 334:1254-6. 2007
- Educational outreach to promote screening for tuberculosis in primary care: a cluster randomised controlled trialChris Griffiths
Centre for Health Sciences, Barts and The London, Queen Mary s School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK
Lancet 369:1528-34. 2007..Uncertainty surrounds the effect of public-health control options. We therefore aimed to assess a programme to promote screening for tuberculosis in a UK primary health care district...
- Randomised controlled trial of a lay-led self-management programme for Bangladeshi patients with chronic diseaseChris Griffiths
Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Health, School of Health and Social Sciences, Coventry University
Br J Gen Pract 55:831-7. 2005..We report the first randomised trial of a lay-led self-management programme - the Chronic Disease Self-Management Programme (CDSMP) (Expert Patient Programme) - in a south Asian group...
- Specialist nurse intervention to reduce unscheduled asthma care in a deprived multiethnic area: the east London randomised controlled trial for high risk asthma (ELECTRA)Chris Griffiths
Centre for General Practice and Primary Care, Institute of Community Health Sciences, Barts and The London, Medical Sciences, Queen Mary s School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London E1 4NS
BMJ 328:144. 2004..To determine whether asthma specialist nurses, using a liaison model of care, reduce unscheduled care in a deprived multiethnic area...
- Perceptions of changes in practice following peer review in the National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Resources and Outcomes ProjectCarol Rivas
Centre for Primary Care and Public Health, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK
Int J Health Care Qual Assur 25:91-105. 2012....
- Is patient involvement possible when decisions involve scarce resources? A qualitative study of decision-making in primary careIan Rees Jones
Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, St George s Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, London, SW17 0RE, UK
Soc Sci Med 59:93-102. 2004..Further research is needed to understand micro-decision-making, in particular the spaces in which processes of implicit categorisation lead to distorted communication between doctor and patient...
- Attitudes to participation in a lung cancer screening trial: a qualitative studyDeesha Patel
Centre for Primary Care and Public Health, Blizard Institute, Yvonne Carter Building, London E1 2AB, UK
Thorax 67:418-25. 2012..Two questions were addressed: Are the screening methods offered acceptable to patients? Why do some people take part and others decline?..
- Inadequate vitamin D status in pregnancy: evidence for supplementationSarah Finer
Blizard Institute, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 91:159-63. 2012..Current clinical guidelines for vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy are discussed in the context of the available evidence. The need for robust randomized controlled trials to address areas of existing uncertainty is highlighted...
- Zero tolerance for domestic violenceGene Feder
Lancet 365:120. 2005
- The new tuberculosis: raised awareness of tuberculosis is vital in general practiceChris Griffiths
Br J Gen Pract 57:94-5. 2007
- Tackling ethnic inequalities in asthma. We now need resultsAziz Sheikh
Respir Med 99:381-3. 2005
- With an attack I associate it more with going into hospital: understandings of asthma and psychosocial stressors; are they related to use of services?Ian Rees Jones
School of Social Sciences, Bangor University, Neuadd Ogwen, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG, UK
Soc Sci Med 66:765-75. 2008..Policy interventions aimed at reducing 'unnecessary' admissions will need to be tailored to the psychosocial circumstances and health beliefs of vulnerable patient groups...
- Asthma and panic: scope for intervention?Mike Thomas
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 171:1197-8. 2005
- Ethical principles and the rationing of health care: a qualitative study in general practiceLee Berney
Research Fellow, Community Health Sciences, St George s Hospital Medical School, University of London
Br J Gen Pract 55:620-5. 2005..Researching sensitive topics, such as the rationing of treatments and denial of care, raises a number of ethical and methodological problems...
- Boosting uptake of influenza immunisation: a randomised controlled trial of telephone appointing in general practiceSally Hull
Department of General Practice and Primary Care, Queen Mary College, London
Br J Gen Pract 52:712-6. 2002..Almost all influenza immunisation in the UK is done within general practice. Current evidence on the effectiveness of patient reminders for all types of immunisation programmes is largely based on North American studies...