Academic Published Papers

A list of academic papers published by Course Directors, Course Tutors and Former Students


Telogen hair loss and androgenetic-like alopecia in GAPO syndrome

Author: Dr Burhan Ahmed, student on the MSc in Dermatology, and Sami Gritli

Published: Australasian Journal of Dermatology

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Low pass-rate in postgraduate surgical examination in Nigeria and its contribution to the low surgeon workforce in the country; a review article

Author: Dr Jonathan L Ajah, Tutor on the Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education

Published: SICOT-J (Journal of the Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie), Volume 4, 2018

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Hypothyroidism during pregnancy: Controversy over screening and intervention

Authors: Abdelhameed Mirghani Dirar, Atul Kalhan

Published: World Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 10 July 2018, 7(1): 1-16.

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Different Insulin Initiation Regimens in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes - A Review Article

Authors: Mir Mudassir Ali , Khin Thida Aung, Madelein Young, VS Eligar and JS Davies

Published: International Journal of Diabetes and Clinical Research, Volume 5, Issue 1

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Livedo reticularis: a cutaneous clue to an underlying endocrine crisis

Authors: Shrikrishnapalasuriyar N, Noyvirt M, Evans P, Gibson B, Foden E, Kalhan A.

Published: Endocrinol Diabetes Metab Case Rep. 2018 Apr 12;2018. pii: 17-0179. doi:

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The Impact of Preoperative Eating Patterns on Weight Loss Outcomes After Different Types of Bariatric Surgery

Authors: Diniz Silva Ana Cristina, Tan Hiang Leng, Norkute Silvia

Published: Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care VOL. 13, NO. 2

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The evidence for different insulin initiation regimens in patients with type 2 diabetes

Authors:MM Ali, KT Aung, M Young, V Eligar and JS Davies.

Published:International Diabetes and Research Journal 2018 5:083; doi 10.23937/2377-3634/1410083

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Liraglutide and Dulaglutide therapy in addition to SGLT-2 inhibitor and metformin treatment in Indian type 2 diabetics: a real world retrospective observational study

Authors: Ghosal S, Sinha B.

Published:Clin Diabetes Endocrinology 2018 May 9;4:11. doi: 10.1186/s40842-018-0061-8. eCollection 2018.

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The growing risk of vitamin D toxicity; a comprehensive review

Authors: P Taylor and JS Davies.

Published: BJ Clin Pharmacol 2018 2018; Mar 2. doi: 10.1111/bcp.13573 32017

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Delayed dyskinesia and prolonged psychosis in a patient presenting with profound hyponatraemia

Authors: John V, Evans P, Kalhan A.

Published: Endocrinol Diabetes Metab Case Rep. 2017 Mar 13;2017. pii: 16-0147. doi: 10.1530/EDM-16-0147. eCollection 2017

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Consensus on Bridges for Barriers to Insulin Therapy

Authors: Kalra S, Ghosal S, Shah P.

Published: J Assoc Physicians India. 2017 Mar;65(3):23-30.

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Secondary odification strategies: A critical analysiscvd prevention-Lipid m

Authors: Ghosal S, Sinha B.

Published: Diabetes Metab Syndr. 2017 Nov;11 Suppl 1:S187-S193. doi: 10.1016/j.dsx.2016.12.030. Epub 2016 Dec 26. Review.

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Cardio Vascular Outcomes Trials (CVOTs) with Anti-Hyperglycemic Agents: Demystifying Statistical Complexities

Authors: Samit Ghosal, Binayak Sinha and Kingshuk Bhattacharjee

Published: J Diabetes Metab Disord Control: 2017,4(4):00116

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Review of the Pharmacological interventions and Bariatric surgery for Diabesity

Authors: Emmeline de Gruchy and Vinay S Eligar

Published: MOJ Drug Des Develop Ther 1(1): 00005. DOI: 10.15406/ mojddt.2017.01.00005.

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Consensus Statement on Dose Modifications of Anti Diabetic Agents used in Patients with Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease

Authors: Binayak Sinha, KK Gangopadhyay, DC Sharma, Arthur Asirvatham, Parminder Singh

Published: Supplement to Journal of the Association of Physicians of India, October 2016

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Consensus Statement on Implication of Landmark Trials in Diabetes

Authors: Samit Ghosal, JJ Mukherjee, Krishna Seshadri, Debasish Maji, KK Tripathi

Published: Supplement to Journal of the Association of Physicians of India, October 2016

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Implementation of a “food tax” to prevent obesity: A critical appraisal

Authors: Ana Cristina Diniz Silva, Hiang Leng Tan, Nada Rawof, Bongiwe Vilakazi

Published: Diabetes & Primary Care, 2016, Vol 18, No 3, pages 126–130

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Gliptins and Cardiovascular Outcomes: A Comparative and Critical Analysis after TECOS

Authors: Samit Ghosal and Binayak Sinha

Published: Journal of Diabetes Research Volume (2016), Article ID 1643496

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A critical review of low-carbohydrate diets in people with Type 2 diabetes

Authors: H. J. van Wyk, R. E. Davis and J. S. Davies

Published: Diabetic Medicine Volume 33 Issue 2, pages 148-157, February 2016

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What is the Optimal Lifestyle Modification Advice for Patients with ‘Pre-Diabetes’?

Authors: Hamish van Wyk, Registered Dietitian and Diabetes Educator, Department of Health, Nelson Mandela Metro, Port Elizabeth

Published: South African Journal of Diabetes. March 2015, Vol 8, Issue 1, Page 32-41

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Cost-effectiveness and budget impact of Empirical vitamin D therapy on unintentional falls in older adults in the UK

Authors: C D Poole PhD, J Smith MD, JS Davies MD

Published: BMJ open. 2015 Sep 1;5(9)

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Evidence Based Prevention Of Type 2 Diabetes: Role Of Lifestyle Intervention As Compared To Pharmacological Agents.

Authors: V. Naik, R. Dave, J. W. Stephens and J.S. Davies

Published: International Journal of Diabetes and Clinical Research 2015;2:5-7

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'Pre-diabetes' - the risk it poses to South Africa and the role of lifestyle modification

Authors: Hamish van Wyk, Registered Dietitian and Diabetes Educator, Department of Health, Nelson Mandela Metro, Port Elizabeth

Published: South African Journal Diabetes. November 2014, Vol 7, Issue 3, Page 13-17

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Treat-to-target trials in diabetes

Authors: Subhash K. Wangnoo, Bipin Sethi, Rakesh K. Sahay, Mathew John, Samit Ghosal and Surendra K. Sharma

Published: Indian J Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Mar-Apr; 18(2): 166-174

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The use of social media among health care professionals within and online postgraduate diabetes diploma course

Authors: A Lipp PhD, RE Davis PhD, R Peter MD, JS Davies MD

Published: Practical Diabetes Vol. 31 (1) p. 14-17. Jan/Feb 2014

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Intensive versus conventional glycemic control: What is best for patients with type 2 diabetes?

Authors: Almoutaz Alkhier Ahmeda, Emad Alshariefe, Ali Alshariefe

Published: Diabetes Metab Syndr. 2013 Jan-Mar;7(1):48-51

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Retinopathy and Dyslipidemia in Type II Diabetes Mellitus in Egyptian Patients

Authors: Hala El-Mofty, Mohamad A. Abdel Hakim, Hala Ali Gamal El Din, Ossama Khalaf Allah and Pierre Samir Mosaad

Published: Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology 4: 265. DOI 10.4172/2155-9570.1000265

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Apolipoprotein B level and diabetic microvascular complications: is there a correlation?

Authors: Mary N. Rizka, Hala Alya, Pierre Samir, Hala el Moftyc and Osama K. Allahd

Published: Egyptian Journal of Internal Medicine, 2013, 25:137-142

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Quantitative vibration perception threshold in assessing diabetic neuropathy: is the cut-off value lower of Indian subjects? [Q-VADIS Study]

Authors: Ghosal S, Stephens J, Mukherjee A.

Published: Diabetes Metab Syndr. 2012 Apr-June;6(2):85-9

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Critical appraisal of the recent data published on the link between insulin and cancer

Authors: Samit Ghosal, Jeff Stephens, Annalie Van Deventer, Vikas Mital, Priyangika Jayasinghe, Moien Khan, Loui Setch, Bruno Pauly

Published: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews Volume 5, Issue 4, October–December 2011, Pages 211-213

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