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Prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in China in 1990 and 2010 (2017)
Journal Article
Chan, K. Y., Li, X., Chen, W., Song, P., Wong, N. W. K., Poon, A. N., …Rudan, I. (2017). Prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in China in 1990 and 2010. Journal of Global Health, 7(2), https://doi.org/10.7189/jogh.07.020704

BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is set to become the third most frequent cause of death and also the third largest cause of global morbidity by 2020. In China, where the population is aging rapidly, COPD has become one of the... Read More

Smoke-free legislation and paediatric hospitalisations for acute respiratory tract infections: national quasi-experimental study with unexpected findings and important methodological implications (2017)
Journal Article
Been, J. V., Mackay, D. F., Millett, C., Soyiri, I., van Schayck, C. P., Pell, J. P., & Sheikh, A. (2018). Smoke-free legislation and paediatric hospitalisations for acute respiratory tract infections: national quasi-experimental study with unexpected findings and important methodological implications. Tobacco Control, 27(e2), e160-e166. https://doi.org/10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2017-053801

Objectives We investigated whether Scottish implementation of smoke-free legislation was associated with a reduction in unplanned hospitalisations or deaths (‘events’) due to respiratory tract infections (RTIs) among children. Design Interrupted tim... Read More

Land cover and air pollution are associated with asthma hospitalisations: a cross-sectional study (2017)
Journal Article
Alcock, I., White, M., Cherrie, M., Wheeler, B., Taylor, J., McInnes, R., …Fleming, L. (2017). Land cover and air pollution are associated with asthma hospitalisations: a cross-sectional study. Environment International, 109, 29-41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2017.08.009

Background There is increasing policy interest in the potential for vegetation in urban areas to mitigate harmful effects of air pollution on respiratory health. We aimed to quantify relationships between tree and green space density and asthma-relat... Read More

Predicting probable Alzheimer's disease using linguistic deficits and biomarkers (2017)
Journal Article
Orimaye, S. O., Wong, J. S., Golden, K. J., Wong, C. P., & Soyiri, I. N. (2017). Predicting probable Alzheimer's disease using linguistic deficits and biomarkers. BMC Bioinformatics, 18(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12859-016-1456-0

Background The manual diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related Dementias has been a challenge. Currently, these disorders are diagnosed using specific clinical diagnostic criteria and neuropsychological ex... Read More