- Oseltamivir adherence and side effects among children in three London schools affected by influenza A(H1N1)v, May 2009 - an internet-based cross-sectional survey
European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training EPIET, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control ECDC, Stockholm, Sweden
Euro Surveill 14:19287. 2009
..prophylaxis, among pupils from one primary and two secondary schools with confirmed cases of influenza A(H1N1)v in London in April-May 2009...
- Maternal obesity and pregnancy outcome: a study of 287,213 pregnancies in London
N J Sebire
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Imperial College School of Medicine at St Mary's Hospital, London, UK
Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 25:1175-82. 2001
..The basis of many of the complications is likely to be related to the altered metabolic state associated with morbid obesity...
- Mortality displacement of heat-related deaths: a comparison of Delhi, São Paulo, and London
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
Epidemiology 16:613-20. 2005
..We compare the extent to which short-term mortality displacement can explain heat deaths in Delhi, São Paulo, and London given contrasting demographic and health profiles.
- Contrasting patterns of mortality and hospital admissions during hot weather and heat waves in Greater London, UK
R S Kovats
Public and Environmental Health Research Unit, Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
Occup Environ Med 61:893-8. 2004
..Epidemiological research has shown that mortality increases during hot weather and heat waves, but little is known about the effect on non-fatal outcomes in the UK...
- The use of health foods, spices and other botanicals in the Sikh community in London
Davinder S Sandhu
Centre for Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy, The School of Pharmacy, University of London, 29 39 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AX, UK
Phytother Res 19:633-42. 2005
..The use of CAM in immigrants belonging to the Sikh religion in London was studied...
- Qualitative study of decisions about infant feeding among women in east end of London
Macduff Medical Practice, Macduff, Banffshire AB44 1PR
BMJ 318:30-4. 1999
..To improve understanding of how first time mothers who belong to a socioeconomic group with particularly low rates of breast feeding decide whether or not to initiate breast feeding...
- The South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Biomedical Research Centre (SLAM BRC) case register: development and descriptive data
King s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
BMC Psychiatry 9:51. 2009
..Recent developments in electronic medical records, and in computer software to search and analyse these in anonymised format, have the potential to revolutionise this research tool...
- Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus outbreak in a school in London, April-May 2009: an observational study
European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training EPIET, European Centre for Disease Control, Stockholm, Sweden
Epidemiol Infect 138:183-91. 2010
On 29 April 2009, an imported case of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus infection was detected in a London school. As further cases, pupils and staff members were identified, school closure and mass prophylaxis were implemented...
- Raised incidence rates of all psychoses among migrant groups: findings from the East London first episode psychosis study
Jeremy W Coid
Forensic Psychiatry Research Unit, St Bartholomew s Hospital, William Harvey House, 61 Bartholomew Close, London EC1A7BE, England
Arch Gen Psychiatry 65:1250-8. 2008
..It is unknown whether risk for second- and later-generation black and minority ethnic groups in the United Kingdom is universally increased or varies by ethnicity, population structure, or diagnostic category...
- The impact of educational level on oral health-related quality of life in older people in London
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL Medical School, London, UK
Eur J Oral Sci 117:286-92. 2009
..This study assessed whether there is an educational gradient in OHRQoL among older people in London. We employed secondary analysis of baseline data (n = 1,090) from a randomized controlled trial of health-risk ..
- Disclosure of HIV among black African men and women attending a London HIV clinic
Royal Holloway University, London
AIDS Care 19:385-91. 2007
..Forty-five HIV+ Black African men and women were recruited from a London HIV clinic...
- Declining vulnerability to temperature-related mortality in London over the 20th century
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Am J Epidemiol 164:77-84. 2006
..Using autoregressive Poisson models with adjustment for season, the authors analyzed weekly mortality in London, United Kingdom, during four periods (1900-1910, 1927-1937, 1954-1964, and 1986-1996) to quantify changing ..
- Protein structure prediction servers at University College London
Department of Computer Science, University College London Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
Nucleic Acids Res 33:W36-8. 2005
..prediction servers have been developed by researchers working in the Bioinformatics Unit at University College London. The popular PSIPRED server allows users to perform secondary structure prediction, transmembrane topology ..
- Endogenous steroids and financial risk taking on a London trading floor
J M Coates
Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3DY, United Kingdom
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:6167-72. 2008
..which we sampled, under real working conditions, endogenous steroids from a group of male traders in the City of London. We found that a trader's morning testosterone level predicts his day's profitability...
- Cross-cultural adaptation in urban ethnobotany: the Colombian folk pharmacopoeia in London
Division of Pharmacy Practice, University of Bradford, Richmond Building, Richmond Road, Bradford BD7 1DP, West Yorkshire, UK
J Ethnopharmacol 120:342-59. 2008
To investigate traditional health care practices and changes in medicinal plant use among the growing Colombian community in London.
- Ethnic group disparities in 10-year trends in stroke incidence and vascular risk factors: the South London Stroke Register (SLSR)
Peter U Heuschmann
Division of Health and Social Care, King s College London, 42 Weston Street, London SE1 3QD, UK
Stroke 39:2204-10. 2008
..Data monitoring trends in stroke risk among different ethnic groups are lacking. Thus, we investigated trends in stroke incidence and modifiable stroke risk factors over a 10-year time period between different ethnic groups...
- How do you modernize a health service? A realist evaluation of whole-scale transformation in london
University College, London, UK
Milbank Q 87:391-416. 2009
..This project evaluated a major change effort in inner London, funded by a charitable donation of approximately $21 million, which spanned four large health care organizations, ..
- Perceptions of heatwave risks to health: interview-based study of older people in London and Norwich, UK
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
J Public Health (Oxf) 31:119-26. 2009
..Most projections of climate change suggest an increased frequency of heatwaves in England over coming decades; older people are at particular risk. This could result in substantial mortality and morbidity...
- Infant crying and sleeping in London, Copenhagen and when parents adopt a "proximal" form of care
Ian St James-Roberts
Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London, London, United Kingdom
Pediatrics 117:e1146-55. 2006
..and associated infant crying and sleeping in 2 communities with substantially different approaches to infant care (London, United Kingdom, and Copenhagen, Denmark) and in a "proximal care" group, where parents planned to hold their ..
- Web-based behavioral surveillance among men who have sex with men: a comparison of online and offline samples in London, UK
City University London, Institute of Health Sciences, St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery, London, UK
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 35:421-6. 2004
To compare the characteristics of men who have sex with men (MSM) surveyed online (through gay Internet chat rooms and profiles) and offline (in community venues) in London, UK.
- Computer-aided CBT self-help for anxiety and depressive disorders: experience of a London clinic and future directions
London University, United Kingdom
J Clin Psychol 60:147-57. 2004
..The case examples illustrate the clinical process and outcomes of the computer-aided system...
- The REACT study: randomised evaluation of assertive community treatment in north London
Department of Mental Health Sciences, University College London, London NW3 2PF
BMJ 332:815-20. 2006
..To compare outcomes of care from assertive community treatment teams with care by community mental health teams for people with serious mental illnesses...
- The seroepidemiology of varicella zoster virus among pregnant Bangladeshi and white British women in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, UK
Y S Talukder
Centre for Infectious Disease, Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, Queen Mary School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK
Epidemiol Infect 135:1344-53. 2007
..virus (VZV) in pregnant women of two ethnic groups, white British and Bangladeshi, living in an inner city area of London, United Kingdom...
- Homocysteine and its relationship to stroke subtypes in a UK black population: the south London ethnicity and stroke study
Centre for Clinical Neuroscience, St George s University of London, London, UK
Stroke 39:2943-9. 2008
..We determined the association between homocysteine and stroke subtypes, especially SVD, in a well-phenotyped UK cohort of black stroke patients compared to community controls...
- Cross sectional study of primary care groups in London: association of measures of socioeconomic and health status with hospital admission rates
School of Public Policy, University College London, London WC1H 9EZ, UK
BMJ 321:1057-60. 2000
To calculate socioeconomic and health status measures for the primary care groups in London and to examine the association between these measures and hospital admission rates.
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in an urban setting: a population based study of inner city London
Clare A Johnston
J Neurol 253:1642-3. 2006
- Early compared with late radiotherapy in combined modality treatment for limited disease small-cell lung cancer: a London Lung Cancer Group multicenter randomized clinical trial and meta-analysis
Stephen G Spiro
University College Hospitals Trust, London, United Kingdom
J Clin Oncol 24:3823-30. 2006
..To replicate an earlier National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC) trial that examined the effect on survival of the timing of thoracic radiotherapy (TRT) in patients with limited disease small-cell lung cancer (SCLC)...
- Evaluation of the effectiveness and efficiency of the public health management of cases of infection due to Salmonella typhi/paratyphi in North East London
H L Thomas
North East London Health Protection Unit, London, UK
Public Health 120:1188-93. 2006
To evaluate the public health management of cases of Salmonella typhi/paratyphi in North East London in relation to national Public Health Laboratory Service (PHLS) guidelines and to determine the effectiveness and efficiency of current ..
- Variation in coronary artery bypass grafting, angioplasty, cataract surgery, and hip replacement rates among primary care groups in London: association with population and practice characteristics
School of Public Policy, University College London
J Public Health Med 24:21-6. 2002
..However, no studies in the United Kingdom have yet examined the variation in the use of important groups of surgical procedures among primary care groups...
- Brief screening instrument for post-traumatic stress disorder
Chris R Brewin
Subdepartment of Clinical Health Psychology, University College London, UK
Br J Psychiatry 181:158-62. 2002
..Brief screening instruments appear to be a viable way of detecting post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) but none has yet been adequately validated...
- How experiences and attitudes relating to female circumcision vary according to age on arrival in Britain: a study among young Somalis in London
Linda A Morison
Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
Ethn Health 9:75-100. 2004
To examine the association between age on arrival in Britain and experiences and attitudes relating to female circumcision among young, single Somalis living in London.
- Do hot spots of deprivation predict the rates of suicide within London boroughs?
Biostatistics Group, Division of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, The University of Manchester, UK
Health Place 13:886-93. 2007
The ecological associations between suicide rates and different indices of deprivation within London have been investigated at least for half a century...
- Obesity and overweight in relation to disease-specific mortality in men with and without existing coronary heart disease in London: the original Whitehall study
G D Batty
MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
Heart 92:886-92. 2006
..To examine the relations between obesity or overweight and coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality in men with and without prevalent CHD in a prospective cohort study...
- Perceptions and experiences of tuberculosis among African patients attending a tuberculosis clinic in London
K E Nnoaham
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 10:1013-7. 2006
..Little is known of the social and cultural issues influencing the uptake of and attitudes to tuberculosis (TB) care by people of African extraction living in the UK...
- Clinical outcomes in children with sickle cell disease living in England: a neonatal cohort in East London
Department of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology, Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel Road, London E1 1BB
Haematologica 92:905-12. 2007
..We investigated outcomes in a UK neonatal cohort as a benchmark for care of children with sickle cell disease (SCD)...
- Association of population and practice factors with potentially avoidable admission rates for chronic diseases in London: cross sectional analysis
Department of Primary Care and Social Medicine, Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, London W6 8RP
J R Soc Med 99:81-9. 2006
To examine the association between underlying ill health, material deprivation and primary care supply factors and hospital admission rates for potentially avoidable admissions in primary care trusts in London.
- Health beliefs and folk models of diabetes in British Bangladeshis: a qualitative study
Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences, University College London Medical School Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, Whittington Hospital
BMJ 316:978-83. 1998
..To explore the experience of diabetes in British Bangladeshis, since successful management of diabetes requires attention not just to observable behaviour but to the underlying attitudes and belief systems which drive that behaviour...
- Disease-specific autoantibodies in patients with acute liver failure: the King's College London Experience
Hepatology 47:1096-7; author reply 1097. 2008
- Gay men who look for sex on the Internet: is there more HIV/STI risk with online partners?
City University London, London, UK
AIDS 19:961-8. 2005
..To examine whether the excess risk for HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) seen among gay men who look for sex through the Internet occurs with men they meet online (through the Internet) rather than offline (in bars, clubs, etc)...
- Optimal form of operationalizing BMI in relation to all-cause and cause-specific mortality: the original Whitehall study
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1926-32. 2008
..We examined various BMI operationalizations in relation to mortality from all causes and specific causes...
- Prevalence of leg ulceration in a London population
C J Moffatt
Centre for Research and Implementation of Clinical Practice, Thames Valley University, London, UK
QJM 97:431-7. 2004
..Aim: To determine the prevalence and cause of leg ulceration in a defined geographical population after 8 years of providing standardized evidence based protocols of care...
- The ecological relationship between deprivation, social isolation and rates of hospital admission for acute psychiatric care: a comparison of London and New York City
Department of Geography, Health Research Group, Queen Mary College, University of London, London, UK
Health Place 12:19-37. 2006
..analyses of small area variation in rates of acute hospital admissions for psychiatric conditions in Greater London around the year 1998 and in New York City (NYC) in 2000...
- Impact of hot temperatures on death in London: a time series approach
Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
J Epidemiol Community Health 56:367-72. 2002
This study investigated the relation between heat and mortality in London to determine the temperature threshold at which death rates increase and to quantify the effect of extreme temperatures on mortality.
- Incidence and case fatality rates of stroke subtypes in a multiethnic population: the South London Stroke Register
C D A Wolfe
Department of Public Health Sciences, GKT School of Medicine, Capital House, 42 Weston Street, London SE1 3QD, UK
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 72:211-6. 2002
..To identify sociodemographic differences in the incidence of the subtypes of first ever stroke in a multiethnic population...
- Associations of cold temperatures with GP consultations for respiratory and cardiovascular disease amongst the elderly in London
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel St, London WC1E 7HT, UK
Int J Epidemiol 31:825-30. 2002
..We wished to determine whether similar relationships exist with consultations in the primary care setting and to assess the lag time at which the effects were observed...
- Prevalence and reasons for insulin refusal in Bangladeshi patients with poorly controlled Type 2 diabetes in East London
Department of Diabetes and Metabolism, Royal London Hospital, London, UK
Diabet Med 25:1108-11. 2008
..To determine the prevalence and reasons for refusal to commence insulin in Bangladeshi patients with Type 2 diabetes...
- HIV testing and high risk sexual behaviour among London's migrant African communities: a participatory research study
K A Fenton
Department of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Royal Free and University College Medical School, Mortimer Market Centre, London WC1E 6AU, UK
Sex Transm Infect 78:241-5. 2002
To describe the demographic and behavioural factors associated with HIV testing among migrant Africans in London.
- Safety and security policies on psychiatric acute admission wards: results from a London-wide survey
Psychiatric Nursing, St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University, London, UK
J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs 9:427-33. 2002
..To gain an understanding of current safety and security measures, a London-wide survey of acute admission wards was undertaken revealing a wide variety of measures and policies in operation...
- Sexual behaviour of people living with HIV in London: implications for HIV transmission
City University London, and Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
AIDS 21:S63-70. 2007
To examine the sexual behaviour of gay men as well as black African heterosexual men and women living with diagnosed HIV in London, and to consider the implications for HIV transmission.
- Mayisha II: pilot of a community-based survey of sexual attitudes and lifestyles and anonymous HIV testing within African communities in London
K E Sadler
HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections Department, Health Protection Agency Centre for Infections, London, UK
AIDS Care 18:398-403. 2006
..samples as part of a community-based survey of sexual attitudes and lifestyles of black African communities in London. The three components of the study were administered in various venues across London: (1) a cross-sectional self-..
- Effect of 20 mph traffic speed zones on road injuries in London, 1986-2006: controlled interrupted time series analysis
Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT
BMJ 339:b4469. 2009
To quantify the effect of the introduction of 20 mph (32 km an hour) traffic speed zones on road collisions, injuries, and fatalities in London.
- Over fifty and living with HIV in London
City University London, Department of Public Health, City University, 20 Bartholomew Close, London EC1A 7QN, UK
Sex Transm Infect 84:468-72. 2008
To examine age at diagnosis, sexual behaviour and some social characteristics of people living with HIV in London who are over the age of 50 years, with particular reference to gay men.
- Lymphogranuloma venereum presenting as genital ulceration and inguinal syndrome in men who have sex with men in London, UK
Department of Genitourinary Medicine, Guy s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7EH, UK
Sex Transm Infect 85:165-70. 2009
To describe a series of lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) cases presenting as inguinal syndrome and/or genital ulceration seen among men who have sex with men (MSM) in London, UK.
- Khat in the neighbourhood--local government responses to khat use in a London community
University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, UK
Subst Use Misuse 43:819-31. 2008
..It is argued that it is important to frame the khat in the community not as a "drug problem" but as a wider public health issue, for which appropriate solutions can be developed...
- Ethnicity, socio-economic status, overweight and underweight in East London adolescents
Stephanie J C Taylor
Centre for General Practice and Primary Care, Institute of Community Health Sciences, Barts and The London, Queen Mary s School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK
Ethn Health 10:113-28. 2005
..An understanding of the prevalence of obesity and overweight in these populations is important since some ethnic groups may be particularly vulnerable to the adverse health effects associated with obesity...
- Barriers to uptake and adherence with malaria prophylaxis by the African community in London, England: focus group study
Division of Health and Social Care Research, King s College London, UK
Ethn Health 10:355-72. 2005
..beliefs about malaria and barriers to the uptake and adherence to malaria prophylaxis experienced by African descent individuals in inner London who have low rates of use of malaria prophylaxis and high risks of P. falciparum malaria.
- United Kingdom acquisition of HIV infection in African residents in London: more than previously thought
Fiona M Burns
Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research, Research Department of Infection and Population Health, University College London, London, UK
AIDS 23:262-6. 2009
..HIV prevention interventions for Africans must focus on reducing transmission within the UK as well as addressing infections acquired abroad...
- Sexual behaviour, condom use, and disclosure of HIV status in HIV infected heterosexual individuals attending an inner London HIV clinic
S S Dave
GUM HIV, Mortimer Market Centre, off Capper Street, London WC1E 6AU, UK
Sex Transm Infect 82:117-9; discussion 119-20. 2006
..The National Strategy for Sexual Health and HIV for England (2001) emphasised the role of HIV services in reducing secondary transmission of HIV through prevention work with HIV infected people...
- Delay in the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis, London, 1998-2000: analysis of surveillance data
Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT
BMJ 326:909-10. 2003
- Venous thromboembolism in pregnancy and the puerperium: incidence and additional risk factors from a London perinatal database
E L Simpson
Postgraduate Medical School, Guildford, Surrey, UK
BJOG 108:56-60. 2001
..DESIGN: Cohort study and case-control study. SETTING: London, UK...
- Mortality and temperature in Sofia and London
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
J Epidemiol Community Health 57:628-33. 2003
..This study explores associations between mortality and temperature in two European capitals-Sofia and London-using four years of daily deaths, air pollution, and weather data.
- Social deprivation and traumatic dental injuries among 14-year-old schoolchildren in Newham, London
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College London Medical School and Department of Dental Public Health, St Bartholomew s, UK
Dent Traumatol 17:17-21. 2001
To assess the epidemiology of dental injuries among schoolchildren in Newham, London.
- The health of people classified as lesbian, gay and bisexual attending family practitioners in London: a controlled study
Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, University College London UCL, Rowland Hill Street, London NW3 2PF, UK
BMC Public Health 6:127. 2006
..The morbidity of gay, lesbian or bisexual people attending family practice has not been previously assessed. We compared health measures of family practice attendees classified as lesbian, gay and bisexual...
- Plasma phospholipid fatty acids and CHD in older men: Whitehall study of London civil servants
Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit CTSU, University of Oxford, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford OX37LF, UK
Br J Nutr 102:279-84. 2009
- Pain flashbacks following the July 7th 2005 London bombings
M G Whalley
Sub Department of Clinical Health Psychology, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
Pain 132:332-6. 2007
..We present the case report of one survivor of the July 7th 2005 London underground bombings who was diagnosed with PTSD and who experienced painful flashbacks...
- Modelling the impact on Hepatitis C transmission of reducing syringe sharing: London case study
HIVTools Research Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Int J Epidemiol 36:396-405. 2007
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) prevalence and incidence among injecting drug users (IDUs) has increased in London and rest of UK...
- Treatment issues for HIV+ Africans in London
Academic Department of Genitourinary Medicine, Guy s, King s and St Thomas Medical School, St Thomas Hospital, London, UK
Soc Sci Med 49:1519-28. 1999
Black Africans are the second largest group of HIV/AIDS service users in London, UK. They are distinguished from other patient groups by their delay in access to services and appear to have a lower uptake of antiretroviral therapies...
- Cohort Profile: the Whitehall II study
International Centre for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
Int J Epidemiol 34:251-6. 2005
- Utilization of HIV point-of-care testing clinics in general practice and genitourinary medicine services in south-east London
Department of Genitourinary Medicine, Guy s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, Guy s, Kings and St Thomas, School of Medicine, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 9RT, UK
Int J STD AIDS 20:168-9. 2009
..5%) vs. 337/816 (41.3%), P = 0.058. We have demonstrated that HIV POCT clinics in primary care and GU medicine attract different 'at-risk' groups and provide increased opportunity for testing...
- Comparison of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from teaching hospitals in London and the USA, 2004-2006: where is USA300 in the UK?
J A Otter
Guy s and St Thomas Hospital and King s College London, London, UK
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 28:835-9. 2009
..There are striking differences between the molecular epidemiology of CA-MRSA in UK and US hospitals, which may have implications for control...
- Feasibility and acceptability of offering rapid HIV tests to patients registering with primary care in London (UK): a pilot study
MRC Social and Public HealthSciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
Sex Transm Infect 85:326-9. 2009
To assess the acceptability and feasibility of offering rapid HIV tests to patients registering with primary care in London, UK.
- Attitudes toward transplantation in U.K. Muslim Indo-Asians in west London
Fawzi S Alkhawari
Department of Primary Care and Social Medicine, Imperial College London, UK
Am J Transplant 5:1326-31. 2005
..We believe these data suggest a need to improve in a culturally sensitive fashion the provision of health information provided to this community...
- Air pollution and mortality benefits of the London Congestion Charge: spatial and socioeconomic inequalities
Environmental Research Group, King s College London, 150 Stamford Street, London SE1 9NH, UK
Occup Environ Med 65:620-7. 2008
To alleviate traffic congestion in Central London, the Mayor introduced the Congestion Charging Scheme (CCS) in February 2003...
- Seasonal patterns and preterm birth: a systematic review of the literature and an analysis in a London-based cohort
S J Lee
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, London, UK
BJOG 113:1280-8. 2006
The objectives of this study included a systematic review of the countries in which a seasonal pattern of preterm birth has been reported and an analysis on the seasonal variability of preterm birth in a London-based cohort.
- HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and risk behaviours in male sex workers in London over a 10 year period
Department of Genitourinary Medicine, St Mary s NHS Trust, Lambeth Palace Road London SE1, UK
Sex Transm Infect 82:359-63. 2006
To describe changing characteristics of men who sold sex in London between 1994 and 2003.
- Incidence of adverse events during prehospital rapid sequence intubation: a review of one year on the London Helicopter Emergency Medical Service
Emergency Department, St Thomas Hospital, London, UK
J Trauma 64:487-92. 2008
..of hypoxemia and hypotension during prehospital rapid sequence intubation (RSI) in trauma patients attended by the London Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) and to compare it with historical control data from published studies ..
- A study of shingles and the development of postherpetic neuralgia in East London
Fiona T Scott
Department of Medical Microbiology, Medical and Dental School, Queen Mary College, 25 29 Ashfield Street, London E1 1BB, England, UK
J Med Virol 70:S24-30. 2003
..More accurate prediction of which subset of elderly patients are most at risk of PHN may enable targeted prescribing of the most potent drugs to those most likely to benefit...
- High-risk sexual behaviour increases among London gay men between 1998 and 2001: what is the role of HIV optimism?
City University, Istitute of Health Sciences and St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery, London, UK
AIDS 16:1537-44. 2002
To examine whether HIV optimism (i.e. optimism in the light of new HIV drug therapies) can account for the recent increase in high-risk sexual behaviour among London gay men.
- The changing pattern of AIDS-defining illnesses with the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART)in a London clinic
N J Ives
Academic Department of HIV/GU Medicine, The Guy's, King's and St. Thomas' School of Medicine, Weston Education Centre, King's College Hospital, Cutcombe Road, London, SE5 9RT, UK
J Infect 42:134-9. 2001
..Eligible patients were 1538 AIDS-free, HIV-1-positive patients attending a large HIV clinic in west London who were at risk of developing AIDS because their CD4 count had declined to < or =350 x 10(6)/l cells during ..
- Prevalence and associations of vitamin D deficiency in foreign-born persons with tuberculosis in London
Department of Infection and Tropical Medicine, Lister Unit, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3UJ, UK
J Infect 50:432-7. 2005
..We aimed to determine the incidence and associations of vitamin D deficiency in TB patients diagnosed at an infectious diseases unit in London, UK.
- Ethnic differences in psychological well-being in adolescence in the context of time spent in family activities
Maria J Maynard
Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RZ, UK
Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 45:115-23. 2010
..Few studies examining the role of family life in adolescent mental well-being have been based on a multi-ethnic UK sample. We explored whether family activities explain ethnic differences in mental health among adolescents in London, UK.
- Transitions of care from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services to Adult Mental Health Services (TRACK Study): a study of protocols in Greater London
Swaran P Singh
Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK
BMC Health Serv Res 8:135. 2008
..The TRACK study aims to identify factors which facilitate or impede effective transition from CAHMS to AMHS. This paper presents findings from a survey of transition protocols in Greater London.
- Cause of stroke recurrence is multifactorial: patterns, risk factors, and outcomes of stroke recurrence in the South London Stroke Register
Division of Primary Care and Public Health Sciences, Guy s, King s and St Thomas School of Medicine, King s College, London, UK
Stroke 34:1457-63. 2003
..This article examines stroke recurrence and whether the subtype of the initial stroke influences the risk and subtypes of further strokes. The proportion of recurrences attributable to conventional risk factors is quantified...
- Antimicrobial resistance in community and nosocomial Escherichia coli urinary tract isolates, London 2005-2006
David C Bean
Centre for Infectious Disease, Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, Barts and The London, Queen Mary s School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK
Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob 7:13. 2008
..We therefore set out to determine levels of resistance to 8 commonly used antimicrobial agents amongst all urinary isolates obtained over a 12 month period...
- Injecting drug use in Brighton, Liverpool, and London: best estimates of prevalence and coverage of public health indicators
CRDHB, Social Science and Medicine, Imperial College, Charing Cross Campus, St Dunstans Road, London SW6 1RQ, UK
J Epidemiol Community Health 58:766-71. 2004
..To estimate the prevalence of injecting drug use (IDU) in three cities in England and to measure the coverage of key public health indicators...
- Prevalence and mechanisms of cephalosporin resistance in Enterobacteriaceae in London and South-East England
Nicola A C Potz
Healthcare Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance Department, Health Protection Agency Centre for Infections 61 Colindale Avenue, London NW9 5EQ, UK
J Antimicrob Chemother 58:320-6. 2006
To investigate the molecular epidemiology of Enterobacteriaceae producing extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) in London and South-East England.
- HIV voluntary counselling and testing for African communities in London: learning from experiences in Kenya
MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Sex Transm Infect 83:547-51. 2007
To explore the feasibility and acceptability of translating a successful voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) service model from Kenya to African communities in London.
- Ethnic differences in stage of presentation of adults newly diagnosed with HIV-1 infection in south London
A E Boyd
Department of HIV Genitourinary Medicine, King s College Hospital, London, UK
HIV Med 6:59-65. 2005
..the stage at HIV diagnosis and reasons for and location of HIV testing between 1998 and 2000 in a large ethnically diverse HIV-1-infected clinic population in south London in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy.
- Sickness absence as a global measure of health: evidence from mortality in the Whitehall II prospective cohort study
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 aA, FIN 00250 Helsinki, Finland
BMJ 327:364. 2003
..To examine the association between sickness absence and mortality compared with associations between established health indicators and mortality...
- The increasing prevalence of hepatitis delta virus (HDV) infection in South London
Timothy J S Cross
Institute of Liver Studies, King s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, UK
J Med Virol 80:277-82. 2008
..HDV infection is reportedly declining in some endemic regions, our data demonstrate a high prevalence in South London. HDV co-infection is associated with increased morbidity and patients with HBV should be tested for HDV infection.
- Increases in HIV-related sexual risk behavior among community samples of gay men in London and Glasgow: how do they compare?
Lisa M Williamson
MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 42:238-41. 2006
In this paper, we compare trends in sexual risk among gay men in the largest city in England (London) and the largest city in Scotland (Glasgow).
- Cost-effectiveness of a community anti-smoking campaign targeted at a high risk group in London
Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Health Promot Int 17:43-50. 2002
Surveys of Turkish speaking people in London found 74% of men and 45% of women were smokers, and knowledge of the health effects of smoking was low. Camden and Islington Health Authority has a substantial Turkish community...
- External and internal noise surveys of London primary schools
Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology, London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, London SE1 0AA, United Kingdom
J Acoust Soc Am 115:730-8. 2004
Internal and external noise surveys have been carried out around schools in London, UK, to provide information on typical levels and sources to which children are exposed while at school...
- Seeking sex on the Internet and sexual risk behaviour among gay men using London gyms
Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences and Royal Free Centre for HIV Medicine, Royal Free and University College Medical School, University College London, London, UK
AIDS 15:1409-15. 2001
To examine the association between seeking sex on the Internet and sexual risk behaviour among gay men in London.
- Delivering services to the Bangladeshi community: the views of healthcare professionals in East London
City University Institute of Health Sciences, London, UK
Public Health 121:935-41. 2007
..To explore the views of primary care staff about delivering services to the local Bangladeshi community...
- Rifampicin resistance in tuberculosis outbreak, London, England
Royal Free Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Emerg Infect Dis 11:931-4. 2005
..tuberculosis outbreak acquired rifampicin resistance. The rpoB gene sequence showed that resistance was associated with rare mutations in each isolate. Three isolates had a mutation outside the rifampicin resistance-determining region...
- Discriminatory ability of hypervariable variable number tandem repeat loci in population-based analysis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains, London, UK
Barts and the London School of Medicine, Queen Mary, University of London, London, UK
Emerg Infect Dis 15:1609-16. 2009
..909. Hypervariable loci should be included in standardized panels because they can provide consistent comparable results at multiple settings, provided the proposed conditions are adhered to...
- Information communications technology in general practice: cross-sectional survey in London
GKT Department of General Practice and Primary Care, King s College London, London, UK
Inform Prim Care 13:113-23. 2005
To determine the prevalence of use of a range of information and communications technology (ICT) applications in general practice in London, UK.
- Obesity and overweight in relation to organ-specific cancer mortality in London (UK): findings from the original Whitehall study
G D Batty
MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, UK
Int J Obes (Lond) 29:1267-74. 2005
..To examine the relation of obesity and overweight with organ-specific cancer mortality...
- Sustaining HIV testing in pregnancy- evaluation of routine offer of HIV testing in three London hospitals over 2 years
Royal Free and University College Medical School, UCL, London, UK
AIDS Care 18:183-8. 2006
..Data was collected over two time periods (2002, 2004) from all women booking clinics at three London hospitals. Data from 3,560 women, comprising 2,710 in 2002 (time 1) and 850 in 2004 (time 2) were gathered...
- Novel methylotrophic bacteria isolated from the River Thames (London, UK)
Department of Life Sciences, King s College London, Franklin Wilkins Building, 150 Stamford Street, London SE1 9NH, UK
Environ Microbiol 10:3225-36. 2008
Enrichment and elective culture for methylotrophs from sediment of the River Thames in central London yielded a diversity of pure cultures representing several genera of Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria, which were mainly of ..