Joanna Smith
University of Birmingham
Publications 5
#1Louise Dixon (University of Birmingham)H-Index: 16
#2Derek Ward (University of Birmingham)H-Index: 8
Last.Ravi Mahadeva (Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)H-Index: 25
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There is a need for straightforward, novel diagnostic and monitoring technologies to enable the early diagnosis of COPD and its differentiation from other respiratory diseases, to establish the cause of acute exacerbations and to monitor disease progression. We sought to establish whether technologies already in development could potentially address these needs. A systematic horizon scanning review was undertaken to identify technologies in development from a wide range of commercial and non-com...
#1Joanna SmithH-Index: 3
#2Derek WardH-Index: 8
Last.Sue SimpsonH-Index: 13
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The horizon scanning review aimed to identify new and emerging technologies in development that have the potential to slow or stop disease progression and/or reverse sight loss in people with inherited retinal diseases (IRDs). Potential treatments were identified using recognized horizon scanning methods. These included a combination of online searches using predetermined search terms, suggestions from clinical experts and patient and carer focus groups, and contact with commercial developers. T...
#1Joanna SmithH-Index: 3
#2Alison Cook (University of Birmingham)H-Index: 9
Last.Helen Stokes-LampardH-Index: 12
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Chlamydia trachomatis (chlamydia) is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI). Its incidence in the UK has risen steadily since the mid-1990s, with new diagnoses rising by 1% from 121 791 to 123 018 (from 197 to 199 per 100 000 population) between 2007 and 2008.1 Generally the rates of chlamydia infections in other Western European countries are lower than those in the UK. Young people aged under 25 years are most likely to be infected, with 65% (80 258) of all new chlamydi...
#1Joanna Smith (University of Birmingham)H-Index: 3
#2Alison Cook (University of Birmingham)H-Index: 9
Last.Claire Packer (University of Birmingham)H-Index: 11
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Objectives: The English National Horizon Scanning Centre routinely scans thirty-five sources to identify new and emerging health technologies. The aim of the study was to develop and apply evaluation criteria and scores to assess the value of sources, and to identify a cutoff score below which sources would be recommended for removal from routine horizon scanning. Criteria to evaluate each source scanned could result in a more efficient approach in the selection process. Methods: Evaluation crit...