Articles in peer-reviewed journals


Adam S, Ammori B, Soran H, Syed AA. Pregnancy after bariatric surgery: screening for gestational diabetes. BMJ  2017;356:j533

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Slater C, Morris L, Ellison J, Syed AA. Nutrition in pregnancy following bariatric surgery. Nutrients 2017; 9(12):1338 | doi:10.3390/nu9121338

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Weinberg D, Syed AA. Metastatic lung cancer presenting as cutaneous nodules. CMAJ 2017;189(29):E966|doi:10.1503/cmaj.161519

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Yadav R, Hama S, Liu Y, Siahmansur T, Schofield J, Syed AA, France M, Pemberton P, Adam S, Ho JH, Aghamohammadzadeh R, Dhage S, Donn R, Malik RA, New JP, Jeziorska M, Durrington P, Ammori BJ, Soran H. Effect of Roux-en-Y bariatric surgery on lipoproteins, insulin resistance, and systemic and vascular inflammation in obesity and diabetes. Front. Immunol 2017; DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2017.01512

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Mudaliar RN, Subramanian V, Kyriacou A, Syed A. Endocrinology Quiz - Case 9: Androgen deficiency in a patient with prolactinoma: Primary or secondary hypogonadism? Archives of Hellenic Medicine 2017; 34(6):853-854

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Kyriacou A, Syed A. Endocrinology Quiz – Case 8: Subacute (DeQuervain's) thyroiditis. Archives of Hellenic Medicine 2017; 34(3):423-425

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Tingi E, Syed AA, Kyriacou A, Mastorakos G, Kyriacou A. Benign Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy: A State of the Art Review. Journal of Clinical & Translational Endocrinology 2016; DOI: 10.1016/j.jcte.2016.11.001

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Adam S, Grecian S, Syed AA. Hereditary haemochromatosis presenting with diabetic ketoacidosis. QJM  2016; DOI: 10.1093/qjmed/hcw158

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Narayanan RP, Syed AA. Pregnancy following bariatric surgery - medical complications and management. Obes Surg 2016; DOI:10.1007/s11695-016-2294-x

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Adam S, Syed AA. Diabetes care for the Hajj. Eur J Intern Med  2016;28:e7-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ejim.2015.09.006. Epub 2015 Sep 19.

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Kyriacou A, McLaughlin J, Syed AA. Thyroid disorders and gastrointestinal and liver dysfunction: A state of the art review. Eur J Intern Med 2015;26(8):563-71

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Kennedy-Dalby A, Adam S, Ammori BJ, Syed AA. Weight loss and metabolic outcomes of bariatric surgery in men versus women — A matched comparative observational cohort study. Eur J Intern Med  2014;25(10):922-5

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Al-Ozairi E, Al Kandari J, Al Haqqan D, Al Harbi O, Masters Y, Syed AA. Obesity surgery and Ramadan: a prospective analysis of nutritional intake, hunger and satiety, and adaptive behaviours during fasting. Obes Surg 2015; 25(3):523-9

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Yadav R, France M, Aghamohammadzadeh R, Liu Y, Hama S, Kwok S, Schofield J, Turkington P, Syed AA, Malik R, Pemberton P, Greenstein A, Durrington P, Ammori B, Gibson M, Jeziorska M, Soran H. Impairment of high density lipoprotein resistance to lipid peroxidation and adipose tissue inflammation in obesity complicated by obstructive sleep apnea. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2014; 99(9):3390-8  doi:10.1210/jc.2013-3939

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Behbehani F, Ammori BJ, New JP, Summers LKM, Soran H, Syed AA. Metabolic outcomes 2 years following gastric bypass surgery in people with type 2 diabetes: an observational cohort study. QJM 2014; 107(9):721-6

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Elkhenini HF, New JP, Syed AA. Five-year outcome of bariatric surgery in a patient with melanocortin-4 receptor mutation. Clin Obes 2014;4(2):121–124

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Demssie YN, Patel L, Kumar M, Syed AA. Hypomagnesaemia: clinical relevance and management. Br J Hosp Med (Lond) 2014; 75(1):39-43

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Demssie YN, Kulavarasalingam K, Kumar M, Syed A. Pituitary metastasis: an unusual cause of hypopituitarism. N Z Med J 2014; 127(1388):76-8

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Syed AA, Demssie YN. Adrenocortical carcinoma presenting with hirsutism: an uncommon cause of a common complaint. N Z Med J 2014;127(1390):70-2

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Alatishe A, Ammori BJ, New JP, Syed AA. Bariatric surgery in women of childbearing age. QJM  2013; 106(8):717-720

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Dunne P, Kaimal N, MacDonald J, Syed AA. Iodinated contrast-induced thyrotoxicosis. CMAJ  2013; 185(2):144-147

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MacCuish A, Razvi S, Syed AA. Effect of weight loss after gastric bypass surgery on thyroid function in euthyroid people with morbid obesity. Clin Obes  2012; 2:25-28

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Mohammed N, Ammori BJ, Syed AA. Investigating iron deficiency in the severely obese: challenges and solutions. Br J Hosp Med (Lond) 2012; 73(11):606-607

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Paisley AN, Syed AA. Pituitary apoplexy masquerading as bacterial meningitis. CMAJ  2012; 184:1812

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Kaimal N, Al-Rashedy M, Ammori BJ, Syed AA. Suture erosion after gastric bypass surgery. QJM 2013; 106:483-484

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Demssie YN, Jawaheer J, Farook S, New JP, Syed AA. Metabolic outcomes 1 year after gastric bypass surgery in obese people with type 2 diabetes. Med Princ Pract 2012; 21:125-128

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Matthews DC, Syed AA. The role of TSH receptor antibodies in the management of Graves' disease. Eur J Intern Med 2011; 22(3):213-216

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Syed AA, Redfern CPF and Weaver JU. In vivo and in vitro glucocorticoid sensitivity in obese people with cushingoid appearance. Obesity  2008; 16(10):2374-2378

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Syed AA, Halpin CG, Irving JAE, Unwin NC, White M, Bhopal RS, Redfern CPF, Weaver JU. A common intron 2 polymorphism of the glucocorticoid receptor gene is associated with insulin resistance in men. Clin Endocrinol  2008;68(6):879-884                                   

Hot Topics: GR polymorphism associated with insulin resistance. The Endocrinologist 2008:88 | PDF

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Syed AA, Irving JAE, Redfern CPF, Hall AG, Unwin NC, White M, Bhopal RS, Weaver JU. Association of glucocorticoid receptor polymorphism A3669G in exon 9β with reduced central adiposity in women. Obesity  2006;14:759-764

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Syed AA, Irving JAE, Redfern CPF, Hall AG, Unwin NC, White M, Bhopal RS, Alberti KGMM, Weaver JU. Low prevalence of the N363S polymorphism of the glucocorticoid receptor in South Asians living in the United Kingdom. J Clin Endocrinol Metab  2004;89(1):232-235

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Syed AA, Jones NAG, Bliss RD, Roberts JT, Mallick UK, Johnson SJ, Douglas SF, Perros P, Quinton R. Metachronous testicular teratoma, testicular seminoma and papillary thyroid carcinoma occurring in a single individual: a report of two unrelated cases. Eur J Cancer Care 2010;19(5):701-702

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Syed AA, Quinton R. Congenital radioulnar synostosis, azoospermia and pseudodicentric Y chromosome. Fertil Steril 2008; 90(2):425-426

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Syed AA, Rattansingh A, Furtado SD. Current perspectives on the management of gastroparesis. J Postgrad Med 2005;51(1):54-60

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Syed AA, Wheatley HA, Badminton MN, McDowell IFW. Urinary catecholamines and metabolites in the immediate postoperative period following major surgery. Journal of Clinical Pathology  2004;57(5):548-550

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Syed AA, Evans C, Ludgate M, Lazarus JH. Early changes in thyroid stimulating antibody activity following radioiodine therapy. Med Princ Pract 2003;12(4):266-268

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Syed AA, Jones NAG, Perros P. Acute pretibial myxoedema following thyroidectomy for Graves’ disease. N Z Med J 2008;121(1283):108-109

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Syed AA, Mecci FN. Erythema ab igne. N Z Med J 2008;121(1276):106-107

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Syed AA, Syeda RD, Mecci FN. Droopy eye. Student BMJ  2006;14:177-220

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Putta SM, Syed AA, Parr JH. Cutaneous lesions on the legs. Journal of Postgraduate Medicine 2005;51(2):127, 130

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Syed AA, Large DM. Quality of GPs' referral letters to diabetes secondary care. Pract Diab Int  2003;20(5):165-169

Comment: Improving communication between primary and secondary care. Pract Diab Int  2003;20(5):164 | CrossRef

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Invited commentaries, correspondence & other articles

 

Narayanan RP, Syed AA. Response to Letter Regarding ‘Pregnancy Following Bariatric Surgery—Medical Complications and Management’. OBES SURG 2016; doi:10.1007/s11695-016-2363-1

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Adam S, Syed AA. Bariatric surgery. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol 2014;2(6):449

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Millichamp KA, Cooper V, Syed AA. Immediate changes in continuous positive airway pressure after bariatric surgery in obese people with obstructive sleep apnoea. Eur J Intern Med 2014; 25(3):e33-e34

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Elkhenini H, New JP, Summers LKM, Syed AA. Liraglutide therapy in obese people with type 2 diabetes—experience of a weight management centre. Eur J Intern Med 2014; 25(3):e38-e39

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Selvaraj T, Syed AA. Serum magnesium in postoperative patients admitted to the intensive care unit. Eur J Intern Med 2014; 25(4):e48-9

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Kyriacou A, Hunter AL, Tolofari S, Syed AA. Gastric bypass surgery in women with or without polycystic ovary syndrome—A comparative observational cohort analysis. Eur J Intern Med 2014;25(2):e23-e24

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Alatishe A, Ammori BJ, Syed AA. Pregnancy after bariatric surgery does not affect weight loss. BMJ  2012;345:e6293

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Chan F, Slater C, Syed AA. Fasts after bariatric surgery. BMJ  2010;341:c3706

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Syed AA, Weaver JU. Glucocorticoid sensitivity: the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-tissue axis. Obesity Research 2005;13(7):1131-1133

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Syed AA, Redfern CPF, Weaver JU. Aldosterone revisited. New England Journal of Medicine 2004;351(20):2131

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Farook S, Subudhi C, Syed A. Minerva (Lemierre's syndrome in elderly woman). BMJ  2011;343:d5920

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Syed AA. Cortisol and the metabolic syndrome in South Indians. Clinical Endocrinology  2003;59(3):405-406

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Syed AA. The endocrine system at a glance. Diabetic Medicine 2007;24:104

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Syed AA. Minerva (Home made treatment history card patient innovation). BMJ  2006;333:1278

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Syeda RD, Mecci FN, Syed AA. Short ACTH stimulation test for adrenal reserves of cortisol, not adrenal function. CMAJ  2005;172:451-452

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Syed AA. Should reviewers of papers have their names published?: Go one step further. BMJ  2004;329:113

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Syed AA. Online visibility and availability of journals can attract authors and readers. Indian Journal of Medical Research 2004;119(6):289

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Syed AA, Weaver JU. Insulin resistance and coronary artery disease: body mass index may have affected results. Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism 2004;6(1):78

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Syed AA, Weaver JU. Book review: Hormone resistance and hypersensitivity states. CME Bulletin Endocrinology & Diabetes 2004;5(1):10

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Syed AA, Redfern CPF, Weaver JU. Human obesity and glucocorticoid receptor polymorphisms. BMC Med Genet 2006

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Syed AA. Invisible oedema. Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 2003;33:295-296

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Syed AA. What is a good death?: A good death follows a good life. BMJ  2003;327(7422):1047

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Syed AA, Tiplady P, Large DM. Human consequences of foot and mouth disease: a diabetes perspective. Diabetes Today  2002;5(3):75-76

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Conference proceedings & abstracts

 



Siahmansur TJ, Liu Y, Azmi S, Ferdousi M, Pemberton P, Adam S, Schofield JD, Syed AA, Ammori B, Malik R, Durrington PN, Soran H. Improvement in small fibre neuropathy and inflammatory biomarkers after bariatric surgery. Atherosclerosis 2016;255:e8-9 | DOI:10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2016.09.026

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Liu Y, Siahmansur T, Hama S, Schofield JD, Yadav R, France M, Kwok S, Donn R, Stevens A, Ammori BJ, Syed A, Durrington PN, Soran H. Effect of bariatric surgery on HDL quantity and quality. Atherosclerosis 2016;245:e245 | DOI:10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2015.10.031 CrossRef | Scholar |
MacKintosh ML, McVey R, Derbyshire A, Nickkho-Amiry M, Pemberton P, Syed A, Ammori B, Kitchener H, Crosbie EJ. The impact of obesity and weight loss on the endometrium. (Blair Bell Research Society). BJOG - An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 2015;122(12):E7-E7
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Muhyaldeen A, Kyriacou A, Schofield J, Ali A, Ghattamaneni S, Thiryayi S, Durgesh R, Nadira N, Lee S, Syed A, Parrott N, Soran H. The value of second fine needle aspiration cytology tests when investigating benign thyroid nodules (Thy2/Thy2c). Endocrine Abstracts 2015;38:P447 | DOI:10.1530/endoabs.38.P447 CrossRef | Scholar |
Syed AA. Obesity epidemic and diabesity. In Obesity: Epidemiology, complications and management. London: Royal Society of Medicine, 2015 (24 Apr) CrossRef | RSM London

Yadav R, France M, Aghamohammadzadeh R, Liu Y, Hama S, Kwok S, Schofield J, Syed A, Malik R, Durrington P, Greenstein A, Jeziorska M, Soran H. HDL antioxidant function is impaired and adipose tissue inflammation is pronounced in obese patients with increasing severity of sleep apnea. Atherosclerosis 2014;235(2):e145

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MacKintosh ML, McVey R, Syed AA, Ammori BJ, Kitchener HC, Crosbie EJ. (2014, November). Should morbidly obese women be screened for endometrial cancer? International Journal of Gynecological Cancer 2014;24(9):1582-1583

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Hama S, Schofield J, Aghamohammadzadeh R, Liu Y, Yadav R, Charlton-Menys V, France M, Jeziorska M,  Greenstein A,  Pemberton P, Kwok S,  Syed A,  Bhatnagar D, Heagerty A, Durrington P, Ammori B, Soran H. Changes in inflammation markers, adipose tissue properties, glucose homeostasis and lipoproteins after gastric bypass surgery in morbidly obese patients. Atherosclerosis 2013;231(2):e3-e

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Toleubekova L, Al-Rashedy M, Syed AA, Ammori BJ, Summers LKM. Weight loss and metabolic effects of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Obes Facts 2013;6(suppl 1):101 CrossRef

MacKintosh ML, McVey R, Syed AA, Ammori BJ, Kitchener HC, Crosbie EJ. The incidence of occult endometrial hyperplasia or carcinoma in morbidly obese women [Oral communication]. BJOG 2013;120 (Suppl. s1):226-226

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Menon A, Senapati P, Akhtar K, New J, Syed A, Ammori B. The effects of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy on postoperative erythrocyte and haematinic indices at 1 year. Obesity Surgery 2013;23(8):105

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Chrystal RJ, Syed AA, Summers LKM. Is orlistat effective in managing obesity in patients with type 2 diabetes who have previously failed at weight loss? Diabetic Medicine 2013;30(Suppl. 1):82

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Prajapati R, Canoy D, Gittins M, Buchan I, New J, Syed A. Effectiveness of sibutramine in promoting weight loss in obese people with and without diabetes in a weight management clinic: A retrospective case-cohort study. Diabetes 2010;59(Suppl 1):A490-A491

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Collaborator/Contributor


Colhoun HM, et al. Effects of atorvastatin on kidney outcomes and cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes: an analysis from the Collaborative Atorvastatin Diabetes Study (CARDS). Am J Kidney Dis 2009;54(5):810-9

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Colhoun HM, et al. Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease with atorvastatin in type 2 diabetes in the Collaborative Atorvastatin Diabetes Study (CARDS): multicentre randomized placebo-controlled trial. Lancet 2004;364:685-96

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Thomason MJ, et al. Baseline characteristics in the Collaborative AtoRvastatin Diabetes Study (CARDS) in patients with Type 2 diabetes. Diabetic Medicine 2004;21:901-5

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Rattansingh A, et al. Bidirectional flow within the intratesticular arteries caused by microvenous thrombosis secondary to testicular torsion. J Ultrasound Med 2009;28:817-21

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Jayapaul MK, et al. The joint diabetic-renal clinic in clinical practice: 10 years of data from a District General Hospital. QJM 2006;99:153-60

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Electronic articles & communications


Kyriacou A, Kyriacou A, Syed AA. Time to end medical nihilism in non-surgical weight management. bmj.com  2014; Sep 30

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Syed AA. Re: Pharmacotherapy for weight loss. bmj.com  2014; Jun 17

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Matthews DC, Syed AA. TSH receptor antibodies in Graves' disease. bmj.com  2011; Mar 28

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Bradley DC, Syed AA. Clinical meetings are underutilized opportunities for workplace based assessment. bmj.com  2010; Oct 2

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Syed AA. Endodiabology on the web. Endodiabology  2007; May 22

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Syed AA. If evidence-based medicine were a black tie party. bmj.com  2004; Apr 16

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Syed AA. Rapid responses have their uses. bmj.com  2004; Feb 13 Twisselmann B. Joy of rapid responses: Summary of responses. BMJ  2004;328:645 | CrossRef | PMC381187

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Book chapters

 

Hunter AL, Syed AA. Obesity, cortisol excess and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. pp.37-48 In: Weaver JU, editor. Practical guide to obesity medicine, Edition: 1,  Publisher: Elsevier, 2017

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Kalavalapalli SS, Syed AA. Bariatric surgery in women of childbearing age. In: Seshiah V, editor. Contemporary topics in gestational diabetes mellitus. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd., 2014

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PhD thesis

 

Syed AA. The role of glucocorticoid receptor polymorphisms and glucocorticoid sensitivity in human obesity and the metabolic syndrome. Doctoral dissertation. Newcastle upon Tyne: University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 2008

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Current projects

 

The impact of obesity and weight loss on the endometrium. ISRCTN17241389 | DOI 10.1186/ISRCTN17241389

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