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  1. ncbi 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
    A Kitching
    European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training EPIET, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control ECDC, Stockholm, Sweden
    Euro Surveill 14:19287. 2009
  2. ncbi 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
  3. ncbi Mortality displacement of heat-related deaths: a comparison of Delhi, São Paulo, and London
    Shakoor Hajat
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
    Epidemiology 16:613-20. 2005
  4. pmc 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
  5. ncbi 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
  6. pmc Qualitative study of decisions about infant feeding among women in east end of London
    P Hoddinott
    Macduff Medical Practice, Macduff, Banffshire AB44 1PR
    BMJ 318:30-4. 1999
  7. pmc The South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Biomedical Research Centre (SLAM BRC) case register: development and descriptive data
    Robert Stewart
    King s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
    BMC Psychiatry 9:51. 2009
  8. ncbi Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus outbreak in a school in London, April-May 2009: an observational study
    L Calatayud
    European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training EPIET, European Centre for Disease Control, Stockholm, Sweden
    Epidemiol Infect 138:183-91. 2010
  9. ncbi 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
  10. ncbi The impact of educational level on oral health-related quality of life in older people in London
    Georgios Tsakos
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL Medical School, London, UK
    Eur J Oral Sci 117:286-92. 2009

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  1. ncbi 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
    A Kitching
    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...
  2. ncbi 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...
  3. ncbi Mortality displacement of heat-related deaths: a comparison of Delhi, São Paulo, and London
    Shakoor Hajat
    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.
  4. pmc 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...
  5. ncbi 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...
  6. pmc Qualitative study of decisions about infant feeding among women in east end of London
    P Hoddinott
    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...
  7. pmc The South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Biomedical Research Centre (SLAM BRC) case register: development and descriptive data
    Robert Stewart
    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...
  8. ncbi Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus outbreak in a school in London, April-May 2009: an observational study
    L Calatayud
    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...
  9. ncbi 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...
  10. ncbi The impact of educational level on oral health-related quality of life in older people in London
    Georgios Tsakos
    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 ..
  11. ncbi Disclosure of HIV among black African men and women attending a London HIV clinic
    T Calin
    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...
  12. ncbi Declining vulnerability to temperature-related mortality in London over the 20th century
    Claire Carson
    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 ..
  13. pmc Protein structure prediction servers at University College London
    Kevin Bryson
    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 ..
  14. pmc 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...
  15. ncbi Cross-cultural adaptation in urban ethnobotany: the Colombian folk pharmacopoeia in London
    Melissa Ceuterick
    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.
  16. ncbi 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...
  17. pmc How do you modernize a health service? A realist evaluation of whole-scale transformation in london
    Trisha Greenhalgh
    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, ..
  18. ncbi Perceptions of heatwave risks to health: interview-based study of older people in London and Norwich, UK
    Vanessa Abrahamson
    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...
  19. ncbi 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 ..
  20. ncbi Web-based behavioral surveillance among men who have sex with men: a comparison of online and offline samples in London, UK
    Jonathan Elford
    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.
  21. ncbi Computer-aided CBT self-help for anxiety and depressive disorders: experience of a London clinic and future directions
    Lina Gega
    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...
  22. pmc The REACT study: randomised evaluation of assertive community treatment in north London
    Helen Killaspy
    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...
  23. pmc 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...
  24. ncbi Homocysteine and its relationship to stroke subtypes in a UK black population: the south London ethnicity and stroke study
    Usman Khan
    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...
  25. pmc Cross sectional study of primary care groups in London: association of measures of socioeconomic and health status with hospital admission rates
    A Majeed
    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.
  26. ncbi Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in an urban setting: a population based study of inner city London
    Clare A Johnston
    J Neurol 253:1642-3. 2006
  27. ncbi 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)...
  28. ncbi 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 ..
  29. ncbi 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
    Azeem Majeed
    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...
  30. ncbi 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...
  31. ncbi 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.
  32. ncbi Do hot spots of deprivation predict the rates of suicide within London boroughs?
    Mohsen Rezaeian
    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...
  33. pmc 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...
  34. ncbi 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...
  35. ncbi Clinical outcomes in children with sickle cell disease living in England: a neonatal cohort in East London
    Paul Telfer
    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)...
  36. pmc Association of population and practice factors with potentially avoidable admission rates for chronic diseases in London: cross sectional analysis
    Sonia Saxena
    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.
  37. pmc Health beliefs and folk models of diabetes in British Bangladeshis: a qualitative study
    T Greenhalgh
    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...
  38. doi Disease-specific autoantibodies in patients with acute liver failure: the King's College London Experience
    William Bernal
    Hepatology 47:1096-7; author reply 1097. 2008
  39. ncbi Gay men who look for sex on the Internet: is there more HIV/STI risk with online partners?
    Graham Bolding
    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)...
  40. ncbi Optimal form of operationalizing BMI in relation to all-cause and cause-specific mortality: the original Whitehall study
    Mika Kivimäki
    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...
  41. ncbi 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...
  42. ncbi The ecological relationship between deprivation, social isolation and rates of hospital admission for acute psychiatric care: a comparison of London and New York City
    Sarah Curtis
    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...
  43. pmc Impact of hot temperatures on death in London: a time series approach
    S Hajat
    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.
  44. pmc 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...
  45. ncbi Associations of cold temperatures with GP consultations for respiratory and cardiovascular disease amongst the elderly in London
    S Hajat
    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...
  46. ncbi Prevalence and reasons for insulin refusal in Bangladeshi patients with poorly controlled Type 2 diabetes in East London
    H Khan
    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...
  47. pmc 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.
  48. ncbi Safety and security policies on psychiatric acute admission wards: results from a London-wide survey
    L Bowers
    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...
  49. ncbi Sexual behaviour of people living with HIV in London: implications for HIV transmission
    Jonathan Elford
    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.
  50. ncbi 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-..
  51. pmc Effect of 20 mph traffic speed zones on road injuries in London, 1986-2006: controlled interrupted time series analysis
    Chris Grundy
    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.
  52. ncbi Over fifty and living with HIV in London
    J Elford
    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.
  53. ncbi Lymphogranuloma venereum presenting as genital ulceration and inguinal syndrome in men who have sex with men in London, UK
    G Sethi
    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.
  54. ncbi Khat in the neighbourhood--local government responses to khat use in a London community
    Axel Klein
    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...
  55. ncbi 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...
  56. ncbi Barriers to uptake and adherence with malaria prophylaxis by the African community in London, England: focus group study
    Myfanwy Morgan
    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.
  57. ncbi 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...
  58. pmc 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...
  59. pmc Delay in the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis, London, 1998-2000: analysis of surveillance data
    Alison Rodger
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT
    BMJ 326:909-10. 2003
  60. ncbi 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...
  61. pmc Mortality and temperature in Sofia and London
    S Pattenden
    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.
  62. ncbi Social deprivation and traumatic dental injuries among 14-year-old schoolchildren in Newham, London
    W Marcenes
    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.
  63. pmc The health of people classified as lesbian, gay and bisexual attending family practitioners in London: a controlled study
    Michael King
    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...
  64. ncbi Plasma phospholipid fatty acids and CHD in older men: Whitehall study of London civil servants
    Robert Clarke
    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
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  65. ncbi 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...
  66. ncbi Modelling the impact on Hepatitis C transmission of reducing syringe sharing: London case study
    P Vickerman
    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...
  67. ncbi Treatment issues for HIV+ Africans in London
    J Erwin
    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...
  68. ncbi Cohort Profile: the Whitehall II study
    Michael Marmot
    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
  69. ncbi Utilization of HIV point-of-care testing clinics in general practice and genitourinary medicine services in south-east London
    S Surah
    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...
  70. ncbi 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...
  71. ncbi Feasibility and acceptability of offering rapid HIV tests to patients registering with primary care in London (UK): a pilot study
    A Prost
    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.
  72. ncbi 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...
  73. ncbi Air pollution and mortality benefits of the London Congestion Charge: spatial and socioeconomic inequalities
    C Tonne
    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...
  74. ncbi 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.
  75. pmc HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and risk behaviours in male sex workers in London over a 10 year period
    G Sethi
    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.
  76. ncbi Incidence of adverse events during prehospital rapid sequence intubation: a review of one year on the London Helicopter Emergency Medical Service
    Alastair Newton
    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 ..
  77. ncbi 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...
  78. ncbi High-risk sexual behaviour increases among London gay men between 1998 and 2001: what is the role of HIV optimism?
    Jonathan Elford
    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.
  79. ncbi 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 ..
  80. ncbi Prevalence and associations of vitamin D deficiency in foreign-born persons with tuberculosis in London
    A Ustianowski
    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.
  81. pmc 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.
  82. pmc 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.
  83. ncbi Cause of stroke recurrence is multifactorial: patterns, risk factors, and outcomes of stroke recurrence in the South London Stroke Register
    Thomas Hillen
    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...
  84. pmc 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...
  85. pmc Injecting drug use in Brighton, Liverpool, and London: best estimates of prevalence and coverage of public health indicators
    Matthew Hickman
    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...
  86. ncbi 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.
  87. pmc HIV voluntary counselling and testing for African communities in London: learning from experiences in Kenya
    A Prost
    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.
  88. ncbi 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.
  89. pmc Sickness absence as a global measure of health: evidence from mortality in the Whitehall II prospective cohort study
    Mika Kivimaki
    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...
  90. ncbi 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.
  91. ncbi 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).
  92. ncbi Cost-effectiveness of a community anti-smoking campaign targeted at a high risk group in London
    Warren Stevens
    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...
  93. ncbi External and internal noise surveys of London primary schools
    Bridget Shield
    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...
  94. ncbi Seeking sex on the Internet and sexual risk behaviour among gay men using London gyms
    J Elford
    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.
  95. ncbi Delivering services to the Bangladeshi community: the views of healthcare professionals in East London
    Stephen Abbott
    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...
  96. pmc Rifampicin resistance in tuberculosis outbreak, London, England
    Claire Jenkins
    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...
  97. pmc Discriminatory ability of hypervariable variable number tandem repeat loci in population-based analysis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains, London, UK
    Preya Velji
    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...
  98. ncbi Information communications technology in general practice: cross-sectional survey in London
    Zoe Keddie
    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.
  99. ncbi 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...
  100. ncbi Sustaining HIV testing in pregnancy- evaluation of routine offer of HIV testing in three London hospitals over 2 years
    Lorraine Sherr
    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...
  101. ncbi Novel methylotrophic bacteria isolated from the River Thames (London, UK)
    Rich Boden
    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 ..

Research Grants20

  1. Health disparities and aging in societies in transition
    Michael Marmot; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Analyses will examine cross-sectional outcomes, changes in health and functioning between the baseline and Wave II, and incidence of CVD and mortality since the baseline. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  2. CHANGES IN HEALTH: SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS AND PATHWAYS
    Michael Marmot; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..state) International Centre for Health & Society DepC of Epidemiology & Public Health University College London 1-1!) Torrington Place London WC1E 6BT KEY PERSONNEL.SeeInstructionson Page 11...
  3. FLUOXETINE AND BEHAVIOR THERAPY IN SOCIAL PHOBIA
    Jonathan Davidson; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Effective treatments can be a long way towards reducing the societal burden associated with the disorder. ..
  4. Academic Palliative Care
    Charles von Gunten; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..All reentered investigators are seeking NCI funding and have the potential to become independent investigators. ..
  5. Palliative Care Curriculum for 3rd-Year Medical Students
    Charles von Gunten; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Data will be compared with residents who have not been through the course as well as with residents and faculty participating in another study of education. ..
  6. Help Seeking for Depression by Primary Care Patients
    ANASHUA ELWY; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Determining the factors associated with patients' decisions to seek help for depression from PCPs is a first step in helping patients to take action to improve their mental health. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  7. New Paradigms of Cerebral Palsy Etiology: A Comprehensive Case Control Study
    NIGEL SEFTON PANETH; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Maternal interviews and birth certificates will inform the above analyses by linking molecular information to self-reported and recorded clinical events and conditions. ..
  8. Logical Analysis of Data and Cardiac Surgery Risk
    Eugene Blackstone; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Hence, the applicability of this work goes beyond determination of risk of patients undergoing cardiac surgery. ..
  9. Telephone advice to problem drinkers: feasibility study
    Carolyn DiGuiseppi; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Increased access to brief interventions is likely to reduce both problem drinking and associated injuries. ..
  10. Conference on JAKs & STATs: Activation & Biologic Impact
    George Stark; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The goals of this Keystone Symposium are to cross-fertilize a very wide range of research projects in an exciting and rapidly evolving field that has important implications in understanding human health and disease. ..
  11. KAVA KAVA IN GENERALIZED ANXIETY: A DOUBLE-BLIND TRIAL
    Jonathan Davidson; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..It will also contribute towards providing an answer to what is rapidly becoming a major public health question, namely what can we reasonably expect herbal treatments to offer? ..
  12. MAINTENANCE FLUOXETINE IN POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
    Jonathan Davidson; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Health services and cost implications of such findings remain considerable, given the morbidity associated with PTSD. ..
  13. Gene Expression in Inflammatory Myopathies
    Steven Greenberg; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..This work may provide further diagnostic approaches to these disorders and contribute to the understanding of their pathogenesis. ..
  14. SMOKING CESSATION, REWARD MOTIVATION AND IMPULSIVITY
    Jane Powell; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Correlational and multivariate analyses will investigate the relationships between these impairments, speed/severity of relapse, and genotypes. ..
  15. Spatio-Temporal Epidemiology: Methods and Applications
    Jonathan Wakefield; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..S. cancer incidence and mortality data, and Washington State small-area cancer incidence data. Developed methods will be made available to researchers via implementation within freely-available software. ..
  16. INTRAUTERINE ASPHYXIAL ENCEPHALOPATHY
    Peter Gluckman; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..By further elucidating the pathogenesis of prenatal and perinatal asphyxial encephalopathy these studies will provide important information towards improving perinatal diagnosis, monitoring and intervention. ..
  17. Oxygen and Phototherapy in perinatal period: Risk of Acute Lymphoctyic Leukemia
    Nigel Paneth; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..If these treatments increase the risk of leukemia, it should be possible to find alternative ways to manage newborn problems that minimize exposure to these treatments [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  18. NOVEL REGULATORS OF P53 ACCUMULATION AND FUNCTION
    George Stark; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The identification of novel regulators of p53 and its target proteins has great potential to contribute to our understanding of the amazing complexity of p53 activation and function. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  19. Psychosocial outcome after chemical incidents
    Lisa Page; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..g., presence of an odour and media coverage) and other social factors. Multi level modeling will be used to assess the relative importance of these diverse factors. [unreadable] [unreadable]..