Vageesh Jain

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T he 2014 Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries across West Africa, Europe, and the United States. Sierra Leone is among the predominant three nations affected, alongside Guinea and Liberia. As of 14 December 2014, there have been 8,356 cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone, with 2,417 deaths (1). However,(More)
Glaucoma is one of the most common causes of irreversible blindness, globally. Findings from the Blue Mountain Eye Study suggest a moderate positive association between smoking and increased IOP (a significant risk factor for glaucoma). The previous two reviews investigating the association between smoking and primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) show(More)
Correspondence to Vageesh Jain; vageesh.jain@kcl.ac.uk INTRODUCTION Universal health coverage (UHC) has received a great deal of attention over the past decade, with the WHO spearheading the global advocacy effort. Studies have demonstrated the ability of UHC to reduce mortality, and overcome existing health inequalities to create more equitable systems. 2(More)
The aim of this review was to identify factors predicting actual or intended adherence to antivirals as treatment or prophylaxis for influenza. Literature from inception to March 2015 was systematically reviewed to find studies reporting predictors of adherence to antivirals and self-reported reasons for non-adherence to antivirals. Twenty-six studies were(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have found low use of anticoagulation prior to stroke, in people with atrial fibrillation (AF). This study examined data on patients with AF-related stroke from a population-based stroke register, and sought to examine changes in management of AF prior to stroke, and reasons for suboptimal treatment, in those who were known to be(More)
In the UK, the General Medical Council clearly stipulates that upon completion of training, medical students should be able to discuss the principles underlying the development of health and health service policy, including issues relating to health economics. With the National Health Service facing the threat of large gaps in funding, there is pressure on(More)