Paramjit S. Gill

Nick Freemantle6
Charles J Ferro3
Richard J McManus3
Julia Chackathayil3
Jeetesh V. Patel3
6Nick Freemantle
3Charles J Ferro
3Richard J McManus
3Julia Chackathayil
3Jeetesh V. Patel
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This paper concerns the search for optimal or nearly optimal batting orders in one-day cricket. A search is conducted over the space of permutations of batting orders where simulated annealing is used to explore the space. A non-standard aspect of the optimization is that the objective function (which is the mean number of runs per innings) is unavailable(More)
BACKGROUND Limited data exists on the prevalence of heart failure amongst minority groups in the UK. To document the community prevalence and severity of left ventricular systolic dysfunction, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation, amongst the South Asian and Black African-Caribbean groups in the UK. METHODS AND RESULTS We conducted a cross-sectional(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine students' exposure to sex education and identify students' perceptions of accessibility to sexual health advice and their preferences in implementing sex education. METHODS A cross-sectional study was carried out in junior colleges in Mumbai in 2010. The self-administered questionnaire investigated male(More)
BACKGROUND Overcoming language barriers to health care is a global challenge. There is great linguistic diversity in the major cities in the UK with more than 300 languages, excluding dialects, spoken by children in London alone. However, there is dearth of data on the number of non-English speakers for planning effective interpreting services. The aim was(More)
  • Khai P Ng, Poorva Jain, Gurdip Heer, Val Redman, Odette L Chagoury, George Dowswell +6 others
  • 2014
BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease is associated with increased arterial stiffness even in the early stages and this is thought to be a key mediator in the pathophysiology of the increased cardiovascular risk associated with this condition. The use of low-dose spironolactone has previously been shown to improve arterial stiffness and reduce left ventricular(More)
The risk of diabetes is markedly reduced in men with iron deficiency anaemia (IDA). The nature of this relationship in women is not clear, nor is there information about the influence of ethnicity, given the increased susceptibility of diabetes amongst South Asians and Afro-Caribbeans. We reviewed 3563 patients with a diagnosis of anaemia from 2000 to 2007.(More)
BACKGROUND Ambulatory and/or home monitoring are recommended in the UK and the US for the diagnosis of hypertension but little is known about their acceptability. AIM To determine the acceptability of different methods of measuring blood pressure to people from different minority ethnic groups. DESIGN AND SETTING Cross-sectional study with focus groups(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether low-dose spironolactone can safely lower arterial stiffness in patients with chronic kidney disease stage 3 in the primary care setting. DESIGN A multicentre, prospective, randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blinded study. SETTING 11 primary care centres in South Birmingham, England. PARTICIPANTS Adult patients with(More)