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Ailsa J. McKay
Imperial College London
Public healthPhysical therapyPsychological interventionType 2 diabetesMedicine
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#1Ailsa J. McKay (Imperial College London)H-Index: 7
#2Anna Goodman (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 38
Last. Anthony A Laverty (Imperial College London)H-Index: 17
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Abstract Background Cycling has the potential to encourage physical activity as well as advancing societal goals such as reducing carbon emissions; encouraging cycling is therefore a policy goal in many contexts. We analysed individual level data from the whole of England on factors associated with cycling among adolescents, including cycle training delivered by the age of 11 years in primary schools. Methods Data came from the nationally representative Millennium Cohort Study collected when par...
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#1Ailsa J. McKay (Imperial College London)H-Index: 7
#2Helen Hogan (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 9
Last. Alec Miners (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 26
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Abstract Background and aims Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is widely underdiagnosed. Cascade testing (CT) of relatives has been shown to be feasible, acceptable and cost-effective in the UK, but requires a supply of index cases. Feasibility of universal screening (US) at age 1–2 years was recently demonstrated. We examined whether this would be a cost-effective adjunct to CT in the UK, given the current and plausible future undiagnosed FH prevalence. Methods Seven cholesterol and/or mutati...
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#1Lara Howells (Imperial College London)H-Index: 1
#2Besma Musaddaq (Royal Free Hospital)H-Index: 1
Last. Azeem Majeed (Imperial College London)H-Index: 74
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Objectives To review the clinical outcomes of combined diet and physical activity interventions for populations at high risk of type 2 diabetes. Design Overview of systematic reviews (search dates April–December 2015). Setting Any level of care; no geographical restriction. Participants Adults at high risk of diabetes (as per measures of glycaemia, risk assessment or presence of risk factors). Interventions Combined diet and physical activity interventions including ≥2 interactions with a health...
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#1Lara Howells (Imperial College London)H-Index: 1
#2Ailsa J. McKay (Imperial College London)H-Index: 7
Last. Azeem Majeed (Imperial College London)H-Index: 74
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AbstractRates of type 2 diabetes mellitus have risen rapidly over the past three to four decades. This article describes a typical patient presenting with intermediate hyperglycaemia in primary care. We suggest the appropriate action to reduce the risk of diabetes developing. Population-level preventive interventions, and adequate recognition and early management of those at risk of developing diabetes, could mitigate the impact of this evolving health epidemic.
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#1Ailsa J. McKay (Imperial College London)H-Index: 7
#2Ravi Parekh (Imperial College London)H-Index: 3
Last. Azeem Majeed (Imperial College London)H-Index: 74
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Three years ago, the British Medical Association and National Health Service Employers entered negotiations about the contract for junior doctors working in England’s National Health Service. The discussions did not progress smoothly, and in late 2015, the government began to threaten imposition of a new contract of its own design. Mediated negotiation, between December 2015 and February 2016, nevertheless aided progress on the issue. Despite this, and even though the government did not have a f...
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The UK government recently stated its intention to impose a new junior doctor contract in England. Related negotiations between the British Medical Association and government representatives started in 2013. These have to-date failed to reassure doctors, who are concerned about risks to their welfare, patient safety, and the future of England's National Health Service. With the impending imposition of the new contract, and lack of progress, junior doctors felt the risks of striking had fallen be...
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#1Ailsa J. McKay (Imperial College London)H-Index: 7
#2Roger Newson (Imperial College London)H-Index: 25
Last. Azeem Majeed (Imperial College London)H-Index: 74
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Objective: Identification of primary care factors associated with hospital admissions for adverse drug reactions (ADRs). Design and setting: Cross-sectional analysis of 2010–2012 data from all National Health Service hospitals and 7664 of 8358 general practices in England.
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#1Ailsa J. McKay (Imperial College London)H-Index: 7
#2Anthony A Laverty (Imperial College London)H-Index: 17
Last. Preet K Dhillon (Public Health Foundation of India)H-Index: 19
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Background Data on use and health benefits of active travel in rural low- and middle- income country settings are sparse. We aimed to examine correlates of active travel, and its association with adiposity, in rural India and Bangladesh.
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#1Ailsa J. McKay (Imperial College London)H-Index: 7
#2Raju K. K. Patel (London North West Healthcare NHS Trust)H-Index: 1
Last. Azeem Majeed (Imperial College London)H-Index: 74
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Tobacco control needs in India are large and complex. Evaluation of outcomes to date has been limited. The aim of this paper is to review the extent of tobacco control measures, and the outcomes of associated trialled interventions, in India. It can be concluded that tobacco-use outcomes could be improved by school/community-based and adult education interventions, and cessation assistance, facilitated by training for health professionals and schoolteachers. Additional tobacco control measures s...
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