Frank Kee

Summary

Affiliation: Queen's University Belfast
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Physical activity and the rejuvenation of Connswater (PARC study): protocol for a natural experiment investigating the impact of urban regeneration on public health
    Mark A Tully
    UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    BMC Public Health 13:774. 2013
  2. pmc Lack of association between polymorphisms of the IL18R1 and IL18RAP genes and cardiovascular risk: the MORGAM Project
    Marie Lise Grisoni
    INSERM, UMR_S 937, Paris, France
    BMC Med Genet 10:44. 2009
  3. pmc Polymorphisms of the P-selectin gene and risk of myocardial infarction in men and women in the ECTIM extension study. Etude cas-temoin de l'infarctus myocarde
    F Kee
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, The Queen s University of Belfast, Mulhouse Building, Royal Victoria Hospital, Grosvenor Rd, Belfast BT12 6BJ, Northern Ireland, UK
    Heart 84:548-52. 2000
  4. ncbi request reprint Fast and frugal models of clinical judgment in novice and expert physicians
    Frank Kee
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Queens University, Mulhouse Building, Grosvenor Road, Belfast BT 12 6 BJ, United Kingdom
    Med Decis Making 23:293-300. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Decision making in a multidisciplinary cancer team: does team discussion result in better quality decisions?
    Frank Kee
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast Northern Ireland
    Med Decis Making 24:602-13. 2004
  6. pmc Late referral for assessment of renal failure
    Frank Kee
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, The Queens University of Belfast, Mulhouse Building, Grosvenor Road, Belfast BT12 6BJ, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:386-8. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Judgment analysis of prioritization decisions within a dialysis program in one United Kingdom region
    Frank Kee
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Queen s University of Belfast
    Med Decis Making 22:140-51. 2002
  8. pmc Offering a prognosis in lung cancer: when is a team of experts an expert team?
    F Kee
    Epidemiology and Public Health, Queens University of Belfast, Mulhouse Building, Grosvenor Road, Belfast BT12 6BJ, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:308-13. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Clinical decision making in nephrology...renal function might not be the most important thing to measure
    F Kee
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, The Queen s University of Belfast, Royal Victoria Hospital, UK
    J Nephrol 13:415-8. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint Angiotensin II type-I receptor and ACE polymorphisms and risk of myocardial infarction in men and women
    F Kee
    Queen s University of Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
    Eur J Clin Invest 30:1076-82. 2000

Detail Information

Publications49

  1. pmc Physical activity and the rejuvenation of Connswater (PARC study): protocol for a natural experiment investigating the impact of urban regeneration on public health
    Mark A Tully
    UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    BMC Public Health 13:774. 2013
    ..The project affords a unique opportunity to investigate the public health impact of urban regeneration...
  2. pmc Lack of association between polymorphisms of the IL18R1 and IL18RAP genes and cardiovascular risk: the MORGAM Project
    Marie Lise Grisoni
    INSERM, UMR_S 937, Paris, France
    BMC Med Genet 10:44. 2009
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  3. pmc Polymorphisms of the P-selectin gene and risk of myocardial infarction in men and women in the ECTIM extension study. Etude cas-temoin de l'infarctus myocarde
    F Kee
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, The Queen s University of Belfast, Mulhouse Building, Royal Victoria Hospital, Grosvenor Rd, Belfast BT12 6BJ, Northern Ireland, UK
    Heart 84:548-52. 2000
    ..PATIENTS AND STUDY SETTING: 696 cases with a recent myocardial infarction and 561 age matched controls (both male and female) were recruited into a case-control study in MONICA project areas of Belfast and Glasgow...
  4. ncbi request reprint Fast and frugal models of clinical judgment in novice and expert physicians
    Frank Kee
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Queens University, Mulhouse Building, Grosvenor Road, Belfast BT 12 6 BJ, United Kingdom
    Med Decis Making 23:293-300. 2003
    ..In this vignette study, neither model provided any better description of judgments made by consultants or by pediatricians compared to other grades and specialties...
  5. ncbi request reprint Decision making in a multidisciplinary cancer team: does team discussion result in better quality decisions?
    Frank Kee
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast Northern Ireland
    Med Decis Making 24:602-13. 2004
    ..This study does not support the theory that team discussion improves decision making by closing a knowledge gap...
  6. pmc Late referral for assessment of renal failure
    Frank Kee
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, The Queens University of Belfast, Mulhouse Building, Grosvenor Road, Belfast BT12 6BJ, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:386-8. 2005
    ..There was no difference in referral rates between male and female patients. However, only 6.5% of all non-diabetic subjects and 19% of diabetic patients were referred within 12 months after a first increased serum creatinine test...
  7. ncbi request reprint Judgment analysis of prioritization decisions within a dialysis program in one United Kingdom region
    Frank Kee
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Queen s University of Belfast
    Med Decis Making 22:140-51. 2002
    ..Our objective was to study the basis and extent of variation among nephrologists in one NHS region in their views concerning prioritization for dialysis...
  8. pmc Offering a prognosis in lung cancer: when is a team of experts an expert team?
    F Kee
    Epidemiology and Public Health, Queens University of Belfast, Mulhouse Building, Grosvenor Road, Belfast BT12 6BJ, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:308-13. 2007
    ..As such predictions are integral to decision making, further research on decision-making processes of clinical teams is required...
  9. ncbi request reprint Clinical decision making in nephrology...renal function might not be the most important thing to measure
    F Kee
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, The Queen s University of Belfast, Royal Victoria Hospital, UK
    J Nephrol 13:415-8. 2000
    ..There is a pressing need to understand and diagnose the decision making problem and the choice of intervention to improve clinical decision making must ultimately depend on clinical context...
  10. ncbi request reprint Angiotensin II type-I receptor and ACE polymorphisms and risk of myocardial infarction in men and women
    F Kee
    Queen s University of Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
    Eur J Clin Invest 30:1076-82. 2000
    ..We aimed to study whether the findings in respect of ACE and AT1R in UK men were borne out in women...
  11. ncbi request reprint Do polymorphisms of apoB, LPL or apoE affect the hypocholesterolemic response to weight loss?
    F Kee
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, The Queen s University of Belfast QUB, Mulhouse Building, Grosvenor Rd, Northern Ireland BT12 6BJ, Belfast, UK
    Atherosclerosis 153:119-28. 2000
    ..Although, this study is one of the largest of its kind, it has not replicated the findings of other smaller studies. These findings do not provide support for the use of genotype-targeted dietary advice in routine practice...
  12. ncbi request reprint Critical thinking and critical appraisal: the chicken and the egg?
    F Kee
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Queen s University Belfast, UK
    QJM 97:609-14. 2004
  13. doi request reprint Persistently raised C-reactive protein levels are associated with advanced periodontal disease
    Gerard J Linden
    Oral Science Research Centre, Queen s University, Belfast, UK
    J Clin Periodontol 35:741-7. 2008
    ..The aim was to investigate whether there was an association between periodontitis or tooth loss in a homogeneous group of 60-70-year-old Western European men and either a sustained high or low level of C-reactive protein (CRP)...
  14. doi request reprint Antioxidants and periodontitis in 60-70-year-old men
    Gerard J Linden
    Centre for Public Health, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
    J Clin Periodontol 36:843-9. 2009
    ..The aim was to investigate the association between periodontal health and the serum levels of various antioxidants including carotenoids, retinol and vitamin E in a homogenous group of Western European men...
  15. doi request reprint Patterns of hospitalisation before and following initiation of haemodialysis: a 5 year single centre study
    Michael P Quinn
    Regional Nephrology Unit, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast, UK
    Postgrad Med J 87:389-93. 2011
    ..Such patients require admission more frequently than the general hospital population, particularly within 100 days before and after initiation of their first dialysis treatment...
  16. pmc Chromosome 9p21.3 is associated with early-onset coronary heart disease in the Irish population
    Weihua Meng
    Centre for Clinical and Population Sciences, Queen s University Belfast, Institute of Clinical Science, Grosvenor Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
    Dis Markers 25:81-5. 2008
    ..9 x 10(-7)). In conclusion, using a family-based approach in the Irish population, we have confirmed previous reports of association between a region on chromosome 9p21.3 and early-onset CHD...
  17. pmc Decision making in asthma exacerbation: a clinical judgement analysis
    John Jenkins
    Queen s University Belfast, Paediatric Department, Antrim Hospital, Antrim, Belfast, UK
    Arch Dis Child 92:672-7. 2007
    ..Clinical judgement analysis provides a methodology for comparing decisions between practitioners with different training and experience, and improving decision making...
  18. doi request reprint All-cause mortality and periodontitis in 60-70-year-old men: a prospective cohort study
    Gerard J Linden
    Centre for Public Health, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
    J Clin Periodontol 39:940-6. 2012
    ..To investigate the association between periodontitis and mortality from all causes in a prospective study in a homogenous group of 60- to 70-year-old West European men...
  19. doi request reprint Modelling coronary heart disease mortality in Northern Ireland between 1987 and 2007: broader lessons for prevention
    John Hughes
    Queen s University, Belfast, UK
    Eur J Prev Cardiol 20:310-21. 2013
    ..To quantify how much of the coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality decline in Northern Ireland between 1987 and 2007 could be attributed to medical and surgical treatments and how much to changes in population cardiovascular risk factors...
  20. pmc Genetic markers enhance coronary risk prediction in men: the MORGAM prospective cohorts
    Maria F Hughes
    UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health, Queens University of Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e40922. 2012
    ..We hypothesised that a multilocus genetic risk score could refine CHD prediction beyond classic risk scores and obtain more precise risk estimates using a prospective cohort design...
  21. doi request reprint Physical activity loyalty cards for behavior change: a quasi-experimental study
    Ruth F Hunter
    Centre for Public Health, Queen s University Belfast, Institute of Clinical Sciences B, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
    Am J Prev Med 45:56-63. 2013
    ..Financial incentives have been advocated by the UK and U.S. governments to encourage adoption of healthy lifestyles. However, evidence to support the use of incentives for changing physical activity (PA) behavior is sparse...
  22. doi request reprint Prescribing for weight loss in primary care: evidence from a population based study
    Lynsey Patterson
    UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health, Queen s University Belfast, Institute of Clinical Sciences B, Grosvenor Road, Belfast, BT12 6BJ, Northern Ireland, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 67:530-2. 2013
    ..Uptake is determined in part by a General Practitioner's decision to prescribe weight loss medication and, in part, by patient preference. It is probable that the latter may indicate a patient's readiness to lose weight...
  23. doi request reprint A multiple biomarker risk score for guiding clinical decisions using a decision curve approach
    Maria F Hughes
    UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health, School of Medicine Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Institute of Clinical Sciences B, Queens University Belfast, Grosvenor Road, Belfast, BT12 6BJ, UK
    Eur J Prev Cardiol 19:874-84. 2012
    ....
  24. doi request reprint The impact of admissions for the management of end-stage renal disease on hospital bed occupancy
    Michael P Quinn
    Regional Nephrology Unit, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast, UK
    Nephron Clin Pract 113:c315-20. 2009
    ..The impact of admissions primarily for the management of ESRD on hospital bed utilisation was assessed over a 5-year period in a large teaching hospital...
  25. ncbi request reprint Are gatekeepers to renal services referring patients equitably?
    Frank Kee
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Queen s University of Belfast, Belfast, UK
    J Health Serv Res Policy 12:36-41. 2007
    ..This study used a population-based laboratory database to investigate access to and timeliness of referral to renal specialists relatively early in the course of the disease...
  26. doi request reprint The finding of reduced estimated glomerular filtration rate is associated with increased mortality in a large UK population
    Michael P Quinn
    Nephrology Research Group, Centre for Public Health, Queen s University and Regional Nephrology Unit, Belfast City Hospital, Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7AB, UK
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 26:875-80. 2011
    ..This retrospective cohort study investigates the association between reduced kidney function and mortality in a large UK population...
  27. doi request reprint The relationship between BMI and the prescription of anti-obesity medication according to social factors: a population cross sectional study
    Lynsey Patterson
    UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health Northern Ireland, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast BT12 6BJ, Northern Ireland
    BMC Public Health 14:87. 2014
    ..Despite this, little is known about the individual and GP practice factors that influence the prescription of anti-obesity medication...
  28. doi request reprint The effectiveness of physical activity interventions in socio-economically disadvantaged communities: a systematic review
    Claire L Cleland
    Centre for Public Health, Queen s University Belfast, Clinical Sciences Block B, Royal Victoria Hospital, Grosvenor Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT12 6BJ, UK
    Prev Med 54:371-80. 2012
    ..This review examines the effectiveness of interventions designed to increase PA in these communities and the theoretical frameworks and components used...
  29. pmc A lesson in business: cost-effectiveness analysis of a novel financial incentive intervention for increasing physical activity in the workplace
    Mary Anne T Dallat
    Centre for Public Health, Queen s University Belfast, Institute of Clinical Sciences B, Royal Victoria Hospital, Grosvenor Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
    BMC Public Health 13:953. 2013
    ..Our aim was to perform a cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) of a quasi-experimental trial, exploring the use of financial incentives to increase employee physical activity levels, from a healthcare and employer's perspective...
  30. pmc Genetic variants of complement factor H gene are not associated with premature coronary heart disease: a family-based study in the Irish population
    Weihua Meng
    Centre for Clinical and Population Sciences, Queen s University Belfast, Institute of Clinical Science, Grosvenor Road, Belfast, BT12 6BJ, Northern Ireland, UK
    BMC Med Genet 8:62. 2007
    ..This study was designed to investigate if, using a family-based approach, there was an association between genetic variants of the CFH gene and risk of early-onset coronary heart disease...
  31. ncbi request reprint The practical implications of using standardized estimation equations in calculating the prevalence of chronic kidney disease
    Michael P Quinn
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, The Queen s University of Belfast, Mulhouse Building, The Royal Victoria Hospital, Grosvenor Road, BT126BJ, United Kingdom
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 23:542-8. 2008
    ..study assesses the practical implications of eGFR correction equations on the range of creatinine assays currently used in the UK and further investigates the effect of these equations on the calculated prevalence of CKD in one UK region..
  32. doi request reprint The epidemiology of motor neuron disease in Northern Ireland using capture-recapture methodology
    Colette Donaghy
    Department of Neurology, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Amyotroph Lateral Scler 11:374-8. 2010
    ..The authors feel that future investigators should consider employing capture-recapture methods, where possible, to validate their estimations of disease frequency in MND...
  33. doi request reprint The role of regret minimisation in lifestyle choices affecting the risk of coronary heart disease
    Marco Boeri
    Queen s University of Belfast, Gibson Institute for Land, Food and Environment, School of Biological Sciences, 97 Lisburn Road, Medical Biology Centre, Belfast BT9 7BL, United Kingdom
    J Health Econ 32:253-60. 2013
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Bilirubin and coronary heart disease risk in the Prospective Epidemiological Study of Myocardial Infarction (PRIME)
    Judith A Troughton
    Faculty of Medicine, Queen s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:79-84. 2007
    ..We tested the hypothesis that higher bilirubin, a bile pigment possessing antioxidant properties, is associated with decreased coronary heart disease risk...
  35. doi request reprint The value of positron emission tomography in patients with non-small cell lung cancer
    Frank Kee
    Centre for Public Health, Queen s University Belfast, Mulhouse Building, Royal Victoria Hospital Site, Grosvenor Road, Belfast BT12 6BJ, Northern Ireland, UK
    Eur J Radiol 73:50-8. 2010
    ..Despite substantial evidence of diagnostic accuracy, relatively little attention has been paid to its effects on patient outcomes. This paper addresses this by extending an existing decision model to include patient-elicited utilities...
  36. ncbi request reprint Obesity and periodontitis in 60-70-year-old men
    Gerry Linden
    Oral Science Research Centre, School of Dentistry, Queen s University, Belfast, UK
    J Clin Periodontol 34:461-6. 2007
    ..The study also explored whether a high body mass index (BMI) in early life predicted poor periodontal status in later life...
  37. ncbi request reprint Polymorphisms of the beta2 -adrenoceptor (ADRB2) gene and essential hypertension: the ECTIM and PEGASE studies
    Stefan Martin Herrmann
    Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale Inserm SC7 U525, Paris, France
    J Hypertens 20:229-35. 2002
    ..We investigated whether genetic variation of the ADRB2 gene might be related to essential hypertension or myocardial infarction (MI)...
  38. ncbi request reprint High expressor paraoxonase PON1 gene promoter polymorphisms are associated with reduced risk of vascular disease in younger coronary patients
    Ilia Leviev
    Clinical Diabetes Unit, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, University Hospital, 24, Rue Micheli du Crest, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    Atherosclerosis 161:463-7. 2002
    ..The data are consistent with the high expressor promoter genotype being linked to reduced risk of myocardial infarction. The influence of the genotype may be compromised in older patients...
  39. ncbi request reprint Serotonin transporter gene polymorphism and myocardial infarction: Etude Cas-Témoins de l'Infarctus du Myocarde (ECTIM)
    Frederic Fumeron
    EA 3516, Faculte de Medecine Xavier Bichat, Paris, France
    Circulation 105:2943-5. 2002
    ..A functional polymorphism in the promoter region of the SLC6A4 gene has been described. This polymorphism may be associated with the risk of MI...
  40. ncbi request reprint Human papillomavirus and oral cancer: the International Agency for Research on Cancer multicenter study
    Rolando Herrero
    International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France rherrero amnet co cr
    J Natl Cancer Inst 95:1772-83. 2003
    ..To investigate these associations, we conducted a multicenter case-control study of cancer of the oral cavity and oropharynx in nine countries...
  41. ncbi request reprint In-depth haplotype analysis of ABCA1 gene polymorphisms in relation to plasma ApoA1 levels and myocardial infarction
    David Alexandre Tregouet
    INSERM U525, Faculté de Médecine de la Pitié Salpétrière, Paris, France
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 24:775-81. 2004
    ..Twenty-six polymorphisms of the ABCA1 gene were genotyped and tested for association with plasma levels of ApoA1 and myocardial infarction (MI) in the ECTIM study...
  42. ncbi request reprint Polymorphisms in 33 inflammatory genes and risk of myocardial infarction--a system genetics approach
    Sandrine Barbaux
    INSERM, UMR S 525, Paris 75634, France
    J Mol Med (Berl) 85:1271-80. 2007
    ..Overall, there was weak evidence for an implication of inflammatory polymorphisms on susceptibility to MI...
  43. ncbi request reprint Haplotypes of the caspase-1 gene, plasma caspase-1 levels, and cardiovascular risk
    Stefan Blankenberg
    Department of Medicine II, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, Germany
    Circ Res 99:102-8. 2006
    ..The role of CASP1 genetic variations in the susceptibility to myocardial infarction requires further investigation...
  44. ncbi request reprint Lack of association between complement factor H polymorphisms and coronary artery disease or myocardial infarction
    Viviane Nicaud
    INSERM UMR S525, Faculté de Médecine Pitié Salpêtrière, 91 Boulevard de l Hopital, Paris, 75013, France
    J Mol Med (Berl) 85:771-5. 2007
    ..Genotype and allele frequencies were similar in cases and controls. These results do not support an involvement of common nonsynonymous polymorphisms of the CFH gene in predisposition to CAD and its complications...
  45. ncbi request reprint Neutrophil elastase gene variation and coronary heart disease
    Jacqueline Schönfelder
    Department of Molecular Genetics of Cardiovascular Disease, Leibniz Institute for Arteriosclerosis Research, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
    Pharmacogenet Genomics 17:629-37. 2007
    ..Identification and functional characterization of variants in the neutrophil elastase (ELA2) gene in cardiovascular disease...
  46. pmc Repeated replication and a prospective meta-analysis of the association between chromosome 9p21.3 and coronary artery disease
    Heribert Schunkert
    Medizinische Klinik II, Universitat zu Lubeck, Lubeck, Germany
    Circulation 117:1675-84. 2008
    ..3 as affecting the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD). We investigated the association of this locus with CAD in 7 case-control studies and undertook a meta-analysis...
  47. ncbi request reprint Colorectal cancer mortality in first-degree relatives of early-onset colorectal cancer cases
    Louise E Johns
    Section of Cancer Genetics, Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, Surrey, United Kingdom
    Dis Colon Rectum 45:681-6. 2002
    ..There is a paucity of data about the familial colorectal cancer risk associated with early-onset disease outside the recognized cancer predisposition syndromes...
  48. ncbi request reprint A novel cholesteryl ester transfer protein promoter polymorphism (-971G/A) associated with plasma high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels. Interaction with the TaqIB and -629C/A polymorphisms
    Wilfried Le Goff
    Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale, Hopital de la Pitie, Unité 321 Lipoprotéines et Athérogénèse, Pavillon Benjamin Delessert, 83 Boulevard de l Hôpital 75651 Paris 13, France
    Atherosclerosis 161:269-79. 2002
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of obstructive lung disease in a general population sample: the NICECOPD study
    Eoin Murtagh
    Regional Respiratory Centre, Belfast City Hospital, N Ireland
    Eur J Epidemiol 20:443-53. 2005
    ..The Northern Ireland Cost and Epidemiology of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (NICECOPD) study is a two-stage survey to examine the prevalence of obstructive lung disease in a general population sample in the Greater Belfast area...