Tony Fouweather

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BACKGROUND The first estimates of Healthy Life Years at age 50 (HLY50) across the EU25 countries in 2005 showed substantial variation in healthy ageing. We investigate whether factors contributing to HLY50 inequalities have changed between 2005 and 2010. METHODS HLY50 for each country and year were calculated using Sullivan's method, applying the(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the safety of intra-articular (IA) autologous tolerogenic dendritic cells (tolDC) in patients with inflammatory arthritis and an inflamed knee; to assess the feasibility and acceptability of the approach and to assess potential effects on local and systemic disease activities. METHODS An unblinded, randomised, controlled, dose(More)
BACKGROUND with continued ageing, levels of frailty are an increasing concern. Women live longer than men, but how life expectancies (LE) with frailty differ between men and women and whether sex differences are the same for all European countries is unknown. OBJECTIVE to compare sex differences in LE in phenotypic frailty categories and disability at age(More)
BACKGROUND The Global Activity Limitation Indicator (GALI), the measure underlying the European indicator Healthy Life Years (HLY), is widely used to compare population health across countries. However, the comparability of the item has been questioned. This study aims to further validate the GALI in the adult European population. METHODS Data from the(More)
BACKGROUND The rising prevalence of cognitive impairment is an increasing challenge with the ageing of our populations but little is known about the burden in low- and middle- income Latin American and Caribbean countries (LAC) that are aging more rapidly than their developed counterparts. We examined life expectancies with cognitive impairment (CILE) and(More)
BACKGROUND Health expectancies, taking into account both quality and quantity of life, have generally been based on disability and physical functioning. AIMS To compare mental health expectancies at age 25 and 55 based on common mental disorders both across countries and between males and females. METHOD Mental health expectancies were calculated by(More)
BACKGROUND Whether rises in life expectancy are increases in good-quality years is of profound importance worldwide, with population ageing. We investigate how various health expectancies have changed in England between 1991 and 2011, with identical study design and methods in each decade. METHODS Baseline data from the Cognitive Function and Ageing(More)
Union (EU) population has risen greatly, suggesting not only that greater numbers of individuals are reaching old age but also that elderly people are themselves living longer. But the quality of these extra years is still in question. To address this, in 2004 the European Commission introduced a new structural indicator, healthy life-years (HLY), which is(More)
BACKGROUND Persistent throat symptoms and Extra Oesophageal Reflux (EOR) are among the commonest reasons for attendance at a secondary care throat or voice clinic. There is a growing trend to treat throat symptom patients with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to suppress stomach acid, but most controlled studies fail to demonstrate a significant benefit of PPI(More)
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