Affiliation: Tyne and Wear
- The association between disability and cognitive impairment in an elderly Tanzanian populationCatherine L Dotchin
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, North Tyneside General Hospital, North Shields, UK Institute for Ageing, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK Electronic address
J Epidemiol Glob Health 5:57-64. 2015..Screening for early signs of cognitive decline would allow management strategies to be put in place that may reduce the associated disability burden. ..
- Autonomic function in a prevalent Tanzanian population with Parkinson's disease and its relationship to disease duration and 5-year mortalityEric Aris
Department of Internal Medicine, Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
BMC Res Notes 6:535. 2013..We report autonomic function test results in a prevalent, largely untreated, Tanzanian population of PD patients, at different disease stages and investigate the relationship between autonomic dysfunction and mortality...
- The challenge of Parkinson's disease management in AfricaC L Dotchin
Department of Medicine, North Tyneside District General Hospital, UK
Age Ageing 36:122-7. 2007..We have reviewed previous literature on PD in Africa and illustrate our personal experience of PD and its management in Africa with three cases...
- The prevalence of essential tremor in rural northern TanzaniaC L Dotchin
Department of Medicine, North Tyneside District General Hospital, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, UK
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 79:1107-9. 2008..Estimates of the prevalence of essential tremor (ET) vary widely but there are few existing data on the prevalence of ET in sub-Saharan Africa...
- The prevalence of Parkinson's disease in rural TanzaniaCatherine Dotchin
North Tyneside District General Hospital, Rake Lane, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Mov Disord 23:1567-672. 2008..Many PD patients in SSA may never be diagnosed or treated, with consequent reduction in their life expectancy and quality of life. With the world population ageing PD is predicted to become an increasing problem...
- The prevalence of disability in older people in Hai, TanzaniaFelicity Dewhurst
Department of Medicine, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, North Tyneside General Hospital, Rake Lane, North Shields, Tyne and Wear NE29 8NH, UK
Age Ageing 41:517-23. 2012..The aim of this study was to accurately document the prevalence of disability in those aged 70 years and over in a community-based setting in sub-Saharan Africa...
- Dementia prevalence estimates in sub-Saharan Africa: comparison of two diagnostic criteriaStella Maria Paddick
Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Glob Health Action 6:19646. 2013..The aim of this study was to compare prevalence rates using the DSM-IV criteria with those obtained using the 10/66 diagnostic criteria, which is specifically designed for use in low- and middle-income countries...
- The management of Parkinson's disease in sub-Saharan AfricaCatherine Dotchin
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Department of Elderly Medicine, North Tyneside General Hospital, Rake Lane, North Shields, NE29 8NH, UK
Expert Rev Neurother 12:661-6. 2012..Awareness raising and training will be to no avail, unless the problem of an affordable, reliable supply of drug treatment can be tackled...
- Three year follow up of levodopa plus carbidopa treatment in a prevalent cohort of patients with Parkinson's disease in Hai, TanzaniaCatherine Dotchin
Wolfson Research Centre, Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University, Campus for Ageing and Vitality, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5PL, UK
J Neurol 258:1649-56. 2011..Acknowledging that movement disorders and neurological diseases in general are an issue in this setting is important to drive education and training, and for allocation of funding from health care providers in SSA...
- The effect of cueing therapy on single and dual-task gait in a drug naïve population of people with Parkinson's disease in northern TanzaniaLynn Rochester
Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Mov Disord 25:906-11. 2010..This study also supports the feasibility of rehabilitation in PD in community environments in SSA, which may be applicable to other developing regions...
- Care of the elderly: survey of teaching in an aging sub-saharan AfricaLucy Frost
a Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Gerontol Geriatr Educ 36:14-29. 2015....
- Contribution of noncommunicable diseases to medical admissions of elderly adults in Africa: a prospective, cross-sectional study in Nigeria, Sudan, and TanzaniaRufus O Akinyemi
Federal Medical Centre, Idi Aba, Abeokuta, Nigeria Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
J Am Geriatr Soc 62:1460-6. 2014..To describe the nature of geriatric medical admissions to teaching hospitals in three countries in Africa (Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania) and compare them with data from the United Kingdom...
- Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia in developing countries: prevalence, management, and risk factorsRaj N Kalaria
Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Lancet Neurol 7:812-26. 2008..Dementia costs in developing countries are estimated to be US$73 billion yearly, but care demands social protection, which seems scarce in these regions...
- Maximising the value from the elective experience: post-elective workshopsRachel Evans
Newcastle University Medical School, UKNewcastle University Medical School and Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, North Shields, UK
Clin Teach 10:362-7. 2013..However, their explicit educational value is unclear, and is often lost because of inadequate preparation and review procedures...