Affiliation: St George's Hospital Medical School
- House dust mite avoidance measures for perennial allergic rhinitis: a systematic review of efficacyAziz Sheikh
Department of Public Health Sciences, St George s Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 ORE
Br J Gen Pract 53:318-22. 2003..No serious adverse effects were reported from the interventions...
- Food allergyAziz Sheikh
Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London W6 8RP
BMJ 325:1337. 2002
- Topical treatments for seasonal allergic conjunctivitis: systematic review and meta-analysis of efficacy and effectivenessChristopher G Owen
Department of Community Health Sciences, St George s Hospital Medical School, London
Br J Gen Pract 54:451-6. 2004..Evidence for the effectiveness of topical treatments, in providing symptomatic relief from ocular allergy, remains uncertain...
- Increasing hospital admissions for systemic allergic disorders in England: analysis of national admissions dataRamyani Gupta
Department of Community Health Sciences, St George s Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE
BMJ 327:1142-3. 2003
- House dust mite barrier bedding for childhood asthma: randomised placebo controlled trial in primary care [ISRCTN63308372]Aziz Sheikh
Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK
BMC Fam Pract 3:12. 2002..We therefore aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of house dust mite barrier bedding in children with asthma treated in primary care...
- Itch, sneeze and wheeze: the genetics of atopic allergyAziz Sheikh
Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Charing Cross Campus, St Dunstan s Road, London W6 8RP, UK
J R Soc Med 95:14-7. 2002
- Should UK allergy services focus on primary care?Mark L Levy
BMJ 332:1347-8. 2006
- Misconnecting for health: (lack of) advice for professionals on the safe use of mobile phone technologyHilary Pinnock
Qual Saf Health Care 16:162-3. 2007
- The Department of Health's research governance framework remains an impediment to multi-centre studies: findings from a national descriptive studyTara Kielmann
Division of Community Health Sciences, GP Section, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH8 9DX, UK
J R Soc Med 100:234-8. 2007....
- Is there any role for allergen avoidance in the primary prevention of childhood asthma?Onno C P van Schayck
Department of General Practice, Research Institute Caphri, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
J Allergy Clin Immunol 119:1323-8. 2007....
- Comparison of reports of randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews in surgical journals: literature reviewSukhmeet Singh Panesar
Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology, Imperial College London, UK
J R Soc Med 99:470-2. 2006..Two reviewers systematically and independently hand searched all issues of these journals over a 12-month period to identify randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews...
- Preventing development of allergic disorders in childrenChantelle Anandan
Division of Community Health Sciences GP section, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9DX
BMJ 333:485. 2006
- Diagnosing allergy in primary care: are the history and clinical examination sufficient?Samantha Walker
Prim Care Respir J 15:219-21. 2006
- Undergraduate allergy teaching in a UK medical school: mapping and assessment of an undergraduate curriculumYasser Shehata
Division of Community Health Sciences, GP Section, University of Edinburgh, 20 West Richmond St, Edinburgh EH8 9DX, UK
Prim Care Respir J 15:173-8. 2006..Allergy services are currently being reviewed by the Scottish Executive and Department of Health for England...
- Seasonal allergic rhinitis is associated with a detrimental effect on examination performance in United Kingdom teenagers: case-control studySamantha Walker
Education for Health, Warwick, United Kingdom
J Allergy Clin Immunol 120:381-7. 2007..Seasonal allergic rhinitis is common globally, and symptoms have been shown to impair learning ability in children in laboratory conditions. Critical examinations in children are often held in the summer during the peak grass pollen season...
- Hookah smokingRashid Gatrad
Manor Hospital, Walsall
BMJ 335:20. 2007
- Occupational dermatitis in a hairdresserAllison Worth
Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Division of Community Health Sciences GP section, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9DX
BMJ 335:399. 2007
- Trends in the epidemiology and prescribing of medication for allergic rhinitis in EnglandNazim Ghouri
Ayr Hospital, UK
J R Soc Med 101:466-72. 2008..To investigate recent trends in the recorded incidence, lifetime prevalence and prescribing of symptom relief medication for allergic rhinitis in England...
- Consultations for people from minority groupsAziz Sheikh
Division of Community Health Sciences, GP Section, University of Edinburgh EH8 9DX
BMJ 337:a273. 2008
- Predicting cardiovascular risk in England and Wales: prospective derivation and validation of QRISK2Julia Hippisley-Cox
Division of Primary Care, Tower Building, University Park, Nottingham NG2 7RD
BMJ 336:1475-82. 2008....
- Palliative Care Beyond Cancer: Care for all at the end of lifeScott A Murray
Primary Palliative Care Research Group, Division of Community Health Sciences General Practice Section, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9DX
BMJ 336:958-9. 2008
- Emergency treatment of anaphylactic reactions--guidelines for healthcare providersJasmeet Soar
Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol, UK
Resuscitation 77:157-69. 2008..There is a need for further research about the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of anaphylactic reactions...
- Trends in national incidence, lifetime prevalence and adrenaline prescribing for anaphylaxis in EnglandAziz Sheikh
Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Division of Community Health Sciences GP section, University of Edinburgh
J R Soc Med 101:139-43. 2008..Analysis of primary healthcare datasets offers the possibility to increase understanding of the epidemiology of acute uncommon conditions such as anaphylaxis, but these datasets remain under-exploited...
- Information technology-based approaches to reducing repeat drug exposure in patients with known drug allergiesKathrin M Cresswell
Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Division of Community Health Sciences, General Practice, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
J Allergy Clin Immunol 121:1112-1117.e7. 2008....
- Prevalence and pattern of alternative medicine use: the results of a household surveyEiad A Al-Faris
Department of Family and Community Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Ann Saudi Med 28:4-10. 2008..Its popularity is on the increase. Because previous surveys were limited and not generalizable, we estimated the prevalence, pattern and factors associated with use of AM in the community...
- Can a GP be a generalist and a specialist? Stakeholders views on a respiratory General Practitioner with a special interest service in the UKMandy A Moffat
Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Westburn Road, Aberdeen AB41 6ST, UK
BMC Health Serv Res 6:62. 2006..The objective of the current study is to explore the attitudes and views of stakeholders to the provision of a respiratory GPwSI service within the six PCTs in Leicester, UK...
- The IPCRG Guidelines: developing guidelines for managing chronic respiratory diseases in primary careC P Onno van Schayck
Prim Care Respir J 15:1-4. 2006
- Cost-effectiveness of telephone or surgery asthma reviews: economic analysis of a randomised controlled trialHilary Pinnock
Division of Community Health Sciences GP section, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Br J Gen Pract 55:119-24. 2005..Only about a third of people with asthma attend an annual review. Clinicians need to identify cost-effective ways to improve access and ensure regular review...
- Ethnic variations in UK asthma frequency, morbidity, and health-service use: a systematic review and meta-analysisGopalakrishnan Netuveli
Department of Primary Care and Social Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UK
Lancet 365:312-7. 2005..We sought evidence of such ethnic variations in the UK for asthma frequency, morbidity, and health-services use, and to understand possible reasons for any differences...
- Hajj: journey of a lifetimeAbdul Rashid Gatrad
Manor Hospital, Walsall WS2 9PS
BMJ 330:133-7. 2005
- Hospital chaplaincy units show bias towards ChristianityAziz Sheikh
BMJ 329:626. 2004
- Telephone consultationsJosip Car
Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ
BMJ 326:966-9. 2003
- The hygiene theory: fact or fiction?Aziz Sheikh
Division of Community Health Sciences GP section, University of Edinburgh, UK
Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 12:232-6. 2004..The "hygiene hypothesis" offers a potentially credible and parsimonious explanation for the increasing prevalence of allergy noted in many westernized populations. The authors review recent evidence both for and against this hypothesis...
- Persistent crying in babiesA R Gatrad
Manor Hospital, Walsall NHS Trust, Walsall WS2 2PS
BMJ 328:330. 2004
- Randomised controlled trials in primary care: scope and applicationAziz Sheikh
Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice, Imperial College School of Science, Technology and Medicine, London
Br J Gen Pract 52:746-51. 2002..This information will, we hope, also prove useful to primary care clinicians attempting to interpret trial findings...
- Palliative care in chronic illnessScott A Murray
BMJ 330:611-2. 2005
- Illness trajectories and palliative careScott A Murray
Division of Community Health Sciences, General Practice Section, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9DX
BMJ 330:1007-11. 2005
- Telephone reviews of chronic illnessesBernard Fernando
Br J Gen Pract 56:141. 2006
- Topical antibiotics for acute bacterial conjunctivitis: Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis updateAziz Sheikh
Division of Community Health Sciences GP section, University of Edinburgh
Br J Gen Pract 55:962-4. 2005..While topical antibiotics are associated with significantly improved rates of early (days 2-5) clinical remission, this benefit is marginal for later remission (days 6-10)...
- European developments in labelling allergenic foodsChantelle Anandan
BMJ 331:1155-6. 2005
- Persistent high stroke mortality in Bangladeshi populationsRaj Bhopal
BMJ 331:1096-7. 2005
- Ethnic variations in incidence of asthma episodes in England & Wales: national study of 502,482 patients in primary careGopalakrishnan Netuveli
Department of Primary Care and Social Medicine, Imperial College London, London W6 8RP, UK
Respir Res 6:120. 2005....
- AnaphylaxisAziz Sheikh
Division of Community Health Sciences, GP Section, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9DX
BMJ 331:330. 2005
- Investigating the relationship between affluence and elective caesarean sectionsBernadette Alves
SpT in Public Health, Brighton and Hove City PCT, Brighton, East Sussex, UK
BJOG 112:994-6. 2005..We found that women living in the most affluent areas of England were significantly more likely to have an elective caesarean section than their deprived counterparts...
- General practitioners with a special interest in respiratory medicine: national survey of UK primary care organisationsHilary Pinnock
Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, 20, West Richmond St, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 9DX, UK
BMC Health Serv Res 5:40. 2005....
- Rising incidence of Kawasaki disease in England: analysis of hospital admission dataAnthony Harnden
Department of Primary Health Care, Institute of Health Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford OX3 7LF
BMJ 324:1424-5. 2002