Richard W Walker

Summary

Affiliation: Tyne and Wear
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Electrocardiographic assessment of coronary artery disease and stroke risk factors in rural and urban Tanzania: a case-control study
    Richard W Walker
    Department of Medicine, North Tyneside General Hospital, Rake Lane, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, UK Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK Electronic address
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 23:315-20. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Hip fractures in people with idiopathic Parkinson's disease: incidence and outcomes
    Richard W Walker
    Department of Medicine, North Tyneside General Hospital, Rake Lane, North Shields, United Kingdom
    Mov Disord 28:334-40. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Palliative care and end-of-life planning in Parkinson's disease
    Richard William Walker
    Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, North Tyneside General Hospital, Rake Lane, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE29 8NH, UK
    J Neural Transm 120:635-8. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Correlates of short- and long-term case fatality within an incident stroke population in Tanzania
    R W Walker
    North Tyneside General Hospital, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
    S Afr Med J 103:107-12. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in 1-year survival rates after weight loss in people with idiopathic Parkinson's disease
    Richard Walker
    Department of Medicine, North Tyneside General Hospital, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, NR28 9NH, UK
    Int J Palliat Nurs 18:35-9. 2012
  6. pmc 'We call it the shaking illness': perceptions and experiences of Parkinson's disease in rural northern Tanzania
    Gerry Mshana
    National Institute for Medical Research, P O Box 1462, Mwanza, Tanzania
    BMC Public Health 11:219. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of stroke sub-type from within an incident population in Tanzania
    Richard W Walker
    North Tyneside General Hospital, Rake Lane, North Shields, Tyne and Wear
    S Afr Med J 101:338-44. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Post-stroke case fatality within an incident population in rural Tanzania
    Richard W Walker
    Department of Medicine, North Tyneside General Hospital, Rake Lane, North Shields, Tyne and Wear NE29 8NH, UK
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 82:1001-5. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Self-reported dysphagia and its correlates within a prevalent population of people with Parkinson's disease
    Richard W Walker
    Dysphagia 26:92-6. 2011
  10. doi request reprint The effect of levodopa dose and body weight on dyskinesia in a prevalent population of people with Parkinson's disease
    Richard W Walker
    Department of Medicine, North Tyneside General Hospital, Rake Lane, North Shields, Tyne and Wear NE29 8NH, UK
    Parkinsonism Relat Disord 17:27-9. 2011

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Publications30

  1. doi request reprint Electrocardiographic assessment of coronary artery disease and stroke risk factors in rural and urban Tanzania: a case-control study
    Richard W Walker
    Department of Medicine, North Tyneside General Hospital, Rake Lane, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, UK Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK Electronic address
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 23:315-20. 2014
    ..Although the association between cerebrovascular and coronary artery disease (CAD) is well known in high-income countries, this association is not well documented in black Africans...
  2. doi request reprint Hip fractures in people with idiopathic Parkinson's disease: incidence and outcomes
    Richard W Walker
    Department of Medicine, North Tyneside General Hospital, Rake Lane, North Shields, United Kingdom
    Mov Disord 28:334-40. 2013
    ..Specific guidelines for managing people with PD who sustain a hip fracture may help to improve awareness of the potential complications of the condition and improve outcomes...
  3. doi request reprint Palliative care and end-of-life planning in Parkinson's disease
    Richard William Walker
    Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, North Tyneside General Hospital, Rake Lane, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE29 8NH, UK
    J Neural Transm 120:635-8. 2013
    ..However, there is little evidence to guide health professionals about how, when, and by whom, ACP should be approached...
  4. doi request reprint Correlates of short- and long-term case fatality within an incident stroke population in Tanzania
    R W Walker
    North Tyneside General Hospital, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
    S Afr Med J 103:107-12. 2013
    ..This study aimed to identify correlates of case fatality within an incident stroke population in rural Tanzania...
  5. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in 1-year survival rates after weight loss in people with idiopathic Parkinson's disease
    Richard Walker
    Department of Medicine, North Tyneside General Hospital, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, NR28 9NH, UK
    Int J Palliat Nurs 18:35-9. 2012
    ..The aim of this retrospective study was to conduct an audit of recorded weight loss prior to death in people with PD and to identify whether weight loss was a predictor of death...
  6. pmc 'We call it the shaking illness': perceptions and experiences of Parkinson's disease in rural northern Tanzania
    Gerry Mshana
    National Institute for Medical Research, P O Box 1462, Mwanza, Tanzania
    BMC Public Health 11:219. 2011
    ..This paper presents findings from a qualitative research study on how PD is perceived and treated in a population of approximately 161,000 within a demographic surveillance site in rural Tanzania...
  7. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of stroke sub-type from within an incident population in Tanzania
    Richard W Walker
    North Tyneside General Hospital, Rake Lane, North Shields, Tyne and Wear
    S Afr Med J 101:338-44. 2011
    ..We aimed to establish the pathological types of stroke in two incident populations in Tanzania, one rural and one urban, and to examine the clinical utility of the Siriraj and Allen scores in identifying stroke sub-types...
  8. doi request reprint Post-stroke case fatality within an incident population in rural Tanzania
    Richard W Walker
    Department of Medicine, North Tyneside General Hospital, Rake Lane, North Shields, Tyne and Wear NE29 8NH, UK
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 82:1001-5. 2011
    ..To establish post-stroke case fatality rates within a community based incident stroke population in rural Tanzania...
  9. ncbi request reprint Self-reported dysphagia and its correlates within a prevalent population of people with Parkinson's disease
    Richard W Walker
    Dysphagia 26:92-6. 2011
    ..Almost one third of the participants reported dysphagia. There was a strong correlation between dysphagia and gross motor skills; patients reporting such problems should be screened for swallowing problems...
  10. doi request reprint The effect of levodopa dose and body weight on dyskinesia in a prevalent population of people with Parkinson's disease
    Richard W Walker
    Department of Medicine, North Tyneside General Hospital, Rake Lane, North Shields, Tyne and Wear NE29 8NH, UK
    Parkinsonism Relat Disord 17:27-9. 2011
    ..We aimed to investigate the effect of active dose and dose per kilogram (kg) of body weight of levodopa on the occurrence of dyskinesia within a prevalent population of people with PD...
  11. doi request reprint The prevalence of Parkinson's disease in a rural area of North-East England
    Richard W Walker
    Department of Medicine, North Tyneside General Hospital, Rake Lane, North Shields, Tyne and Wear NE28 9NH, UK
    Parkinsonism Relat Disord 16:572-5. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to report the prevalence of idiopathic PD in a rural area of North-East England...
  12. doi request reprint Stroke incidence in rural and urban Tanzania: a prospective, community-based study
    Richard Walker
    Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Department of Medicine, North Tyneside General Hospital, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, UK
    Lancet Neurol 9:786-92. 2010
    ..There are no methodologically rigorous studies of the incidence of stroke in sub-Saharan Africa. We aimed to provide reliable data on the incidence of stroke in rural and urban Tanzania...
  13. doi request reprint The prevalence of disability in older people in Hai, Tanzania
    Felicity 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...
  14. doi request reprint Aphasia and swallowing problems in subjects with incident stroke in rural northern Tanzania: a case-control study
    Nick Miller
    Institute of Health and Society, Speech Language Sciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Top Stroke Rehabil 21:52-62. 2014
    ..This study was carried out to quantify the degree of cognitive impairment and the extent of speech, language, and swallowing problems in a representative cohort of Swahili-speaking people with stroke in Tanzania...
  15. doi request reprint Neurological disorder screening in the elderly in low-income countries
    Felicity Dewhurst
    Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, North Tyneside General Hospital, North Shields, UK
    J Neurol 259:2189-97. 2012
    ..It is feasible to use and has high sensitivity and specificity...
  16. doi request reprint Sexual and relationship dysfunction in people with Parkinson's disease
    Annette Hand
    Department of Medicine, North Tyneside General Hospital, Rake Lane, North Shields, Tyne and Wear NE29 8NH, UK
    Parkinsonism Relat Disord 16:172-6. 2010
    ..To quantify the extent of self-reported sexual and relationship problems in people with Parkinson's disease (PD)...
  17. doi request reprint A cross-sectional study of quality of life in incident stroke survivors in rural northern Tanzania
    Suzanne C Howitt
    South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust, South Tyneside District Hospital, Harton Lane, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE34 0PL, UK
    J Neurol 258:1422-30. 2011
    ..Demographic factors appear to be much less significant. Modifying these QOL predictors could be important in planning effective post-stroke care within a stretched healthcare system...
  18. doi request reprint Rates of diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders within a prevalent population of community-dwelling elderly people in sub-Saharan Africa
    Felicity Dewhurst
    Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, North Tyneside General Hospital, North Shields, UK
    J Epidemiol Glob Health 2:207-14. 2012
    ..The following research reports rates of patient's: treatment seeking, diagnosis and treatment within this prevalent population...
  19. doi request reprint Care requirements of a prevalent population of people with idiopathic Parkinson's disease
    Bob Porter
    Department of Medicine, North Tyneside General Hospital, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, UK
    Age Ageing 39:57-61. 2010
    ..Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative condition in the UK. Care needs increase as the disease progresses, but there are very few published data in relation to this...
  20. pmc A cross-sectional study of the nutritional status of community-dwelling people with idiopathic Parkinson's disease
    Ahmed F Jaafar
    Department of Medicine, The Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    BMC Neurol 10:124. 2010
    ..The main objective of this study was to identify the prevalence, and nature, of under-nutrition in a representative population of people with PD...
  21. doi request reprint Strikingly low prevalence of atrial fibrillation in elderly Tanzanians
    Matthew J Dewhurst
    Northumbria Healthcare National Health Service Foundation Trust, North Tyneside General Hospital, North Shields, United Kingdom
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:1135-40. 2012
    ..To determine the prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in individuals aged 70 and older in a rural African community...
  22. doi request reprint Electrocardiographic reference values for a population of older adults in sub-Saharan Africa
    Matthew J Dewhurst
    Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, North Tyneside General Hospital, North Shields, United Kingdom Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol 19:34-42. 2014
    ..Thus, it is essential to establish electrocardiographic reference values for a population that is likely to differ genetically and environmentally from others where reference values are established...
  23. doi request reprint Prevalence and aetiology of juvenile skeletal fluorosis in the south-west of the Hai district, Tanzania--a community-based prevalence and case-control study
    Helen G Jarvis
    Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, North Tyneside General Hospital, North Shields, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 18:222-9. 2013
    ..The aim of the study was to identify all cases of deforming juvenile skeletal fluorosis (JSF) in a northern Tanzanian village and to document the extent of dental fluorosis (DF)...
  24. ncbi request reprint Demonstration of cognitive decline in Parkinson's disease using the Cambridge Cognitive Assessment (Revised) (CAMCOG-R)
    Richard J Athey
    Parkinson s Disease Department, North Tyneside General Hospital, Tyne and Wear, UK
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:977-82. 2006
    ..It also features the ability to test 'executive function'. CAMCOG-R has only been reported on one previous occasion in PD subjects and this is the first study to report a follow-up CAMCOG-R to assess cognitive decline...
  25. ncbi request reprint Individualized assessment of quality of life in idiopathic Parkinson's disease
    Mark A Lee
    Department of Medicine, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust, North Tyneside General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Mov Disord 21:1929-34. 2006
    ..The use of the SEIQoL-DW challenges current thinking within IPD research regarding QoL and its assessment using the PDQ-39...
  26. ncbi request reprint A survey of pain in idiopathic Parkinson's disease
    Mark A Lee
    Department of Medicine, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust, North Tyneside General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    J Pain Symptom Manage 32:462-9. 2006
    ..Overall, analgesic use was low. This study demonstrates the benefits of adopting a systematic and logical approach to the assessment of pain in IPD and the merits of a simple new classification system...
  27. doi request reprint Palliative care in people with idiopathic Parkinson's disease who die in hospital
    Richard W Walker
    Department of Medicine, North Tyneside General Hospital, North Shields, UK
    BMJ Support Palliat Care 4:64-7. 2014
    ..The UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines state that palliative care options for people with Parkinson's disease (PD) should be discussed...
  28. doi request reprint Could a new sensory pen assist in the early diagnosis of Parkinson's?
    Richard W Walker
    Department of Medicine, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, North Tyneside General Hospital, North Shields, UK
    Expert Rev Med Devices 11:243-5. 2014
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  29. ncbi request reprint Cognitive assessment of a representative community population with Parkinson's disease (PD) using the Cambridge Cognitive Assessment-Revised (CAMCOG-R)
    Richard J Athey
    Parkinson s Disease Department, North Tyneside General Hospital, Rake Lane, North Shields, Tyne and Wear NE29 8NH, UK
    Age Ageing 34:268-73. 2005
    ..The Cambridge Cognitive Assessment-Revised (CAMCOG-R) is a cognitive screening tool allowing the assessment of a number of different domains of cognition. It has not previously been used specifically on PD subjects...
  30. ncbi request reprint Mortality and recovery after stroke in the Gambia
    Richard W Walker
    Department of Medicine, North Tyneside General Hospital, Tyne and Wear, UK
    Stroke 34:1604-9. 2003
    ..There are no previously published studies of the long-term outcome of stroke in sub-Saharan Africa. Our goal was to determine the case fatality, time to and cause of death, and recovery in a hospital cohort of stroke patients in The Gambia...