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Alcock I, White M, Cherrie M, Wheeler B, Taylor J, McInnes R et al. Land cover and air pollution are associated with asthma hospitalisations: A cross-sectional study. Environment International 2017; 109:29-41. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2017.08.009


Hajat S, Whitmore C, Sarran C, Haines A, Golding B, Gordon-Brown H et al. Development of a browser application to foster research on linking climate and health datasets: Challenges and opportunities. Science of the Total Environment 2017; 575:79-86. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.09.162


McInnes RN, Hernming D, Burgess P, Lyndsay D, Osborne NJ, Skjoth CA et al. Mapping allergenic pollen vegetation in UK to study environmental exposure and human health. Science of the Total Environment 2017; 599:483-499. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.04.136


Osborne NJ, Alcock I, Wheeler BW, Hajat S, Sarran C, Clewlow Y et al. Pollen exposure and hospitalization due to asthma exacerbations: daily time series in a European city. International Journal of Biometeorology 2017; 61(10):1837-1848. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00484-017-1369-2


Pannullo F, Lee D, Neal L, Dalvi M, Agnew P, O'Connor FM et al. Quantifying the impact of current and future concentrations of air pollutants on respiratory disease risk in England. Environmental Health 2017; 16. http://doi.org/10.1186/s12940-017-0237-1


Rushworth A, Lee D, Sarran C. An adaptive spatiotemporal smoothing model for estimating trends and step changes in disease risk. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series C-Applied Statistics 2017; 66(1):141-157. http://doi.org/10.1111/rssc.12155


Sanderson MG, Ford GP. Projections of severe heat waves in the United Kingdom. Climate Research 2017; 71(1):63-73. http://doi.org/10.3354/cr01428


Sanderson M, Arbuthnott K, Kovats S, Hajat S, Falloon P. The use of climate information to estimate future mortality from high ambient temperature: A systematic literature review. Plos One 2017; 12(7). http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0180369


Sarran C, Albers C, Sachon P, Meesters Y. Meteorological analysis of symptom data for people with seasonal affective disorder. Psychiatry Research 2017; 257:501-505. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2017.08.019


Schmidt W, Sarran C, Ronan N, Barrett G, Whinney DJ, Fleming LE et al. The Weather and Meniere's Disease: A Longitudinal Analysis in the UK. Otology & Neurotology 2017; 38(2):225-233. http://doi.org/10.1097/MAO.0000000000001270


Silva RA, West JJ, Lamarque JF, Shindell DT, Collins WJ, Faluvegi G et al. Future global mortality from changes in air pollution attributable to climate change. Nature Climate Change 2017; 7(9):647-+. http://doi.org/10.1038/NCLIMATE3354


Macintyre HL, Heaviside C, Neal LS, Agnew P, Thornes J, Vardoulakis S. Mortality and emergency hospitalizations associated with atmospheric particulate matter episodes across the UK in spring 2014. Environment International 2016; 97:108-116. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2016.07.018


Salmond JA, Tadaki M, Vardoulakis S, Arbuthnott K, Coutts A, Demuzere M et al. Health and climate related ecosystem services provided by street trees in the urban environment. Environmental Health 2016; 15. http://doi.org/10.1186/s12940-016-0103-6


Cherrie M, Wheeler B, White M, Sarran C, Osborne N. Coastal climate is associated with elevated solar irradiance and higher 25(OH)D level. Environment International 2015; 77:76-84. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2015.01.005


Lee D, Sarran C. Controlling for unmeasured confounding and spatial misalignment in long-term air pollution and health studies. Environmetrics 2015; 26(7):477-487. http://doi.org/10.1002/env.2348


Masato G, Bone A, Charlton-Perez A, Cavany S, Neal R, Dankers R et al. Improving the Health Forecasting Alert System for Cold Weather and Heat-Waves In England: A Proof-of-Concept Using Temperature-Mortality Relationships. Plos One 2015; 10(10). http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0137804


Armstrong A, Powell C, Powell R, Hallam N, Taylor J, Bird J et al. Are we seeing the effects of public awareness campaigns? A 10-year analysis of Breslow thickness at presentation of malignant melanoma in the South West of England. Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery 2014; 67(3):324-330. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2013.12.023


Elliot A, Hughes H, Hughes T, Locker T, Brown R, Sarran C et al. The impact of thunderstorm asthma on emergency department attendances across London during July 2013. Emergency Medicine Journal 2014; 31(8):675-678. http://doi.org/10.1136/emermed-2013-203122


Fleming LE, Haines A, Golding B, Kessel A, Cichowska A, Sabel CE et al. Data Mashups: Potential Contribution to Decision Support on Climate Change and Health. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2014; 11(2):1725-1746. http://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph110201725


Flight W, Bright-Thomas R, Sarran C, Mutton K, Morris J, Webb A et al. The effect of the weather on pulmonary exacerbations and viral infections among adults with cystic fibrosis. International Journal of Biometeorology 2014; 58(9):1845-1851. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00484-013-0786-0


Jancloes M, Thomson M, Costa MM, Hewitt C, Corvalan C, Dinku T et al. Climate Services to Improve Public Health. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2014; 11(5):4555-4559. http://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph110504555


Jenkins K, Hall J, Glenis V, Kilsby C, McCarthy M, Goodess C et al. Probabilistic spatial risk assessment of heat impacts and adaptations for London. Climatic Change 2014; 124(1-2):105-117. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-014-1105-4


Lowe R, Barcellos C, Coelho CA, Bailey TC, Coelho GE, Graham R et al. Dengue outlook for the World Cup in Brazil: an early warning model framework driven by real-time seasonal climate forecasts. Lancet Infectious Diseases 2014; 14(7):619-626. http://doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(14)70781-9


Sahu SK, Baffour B, Harper PR, Minty JH, Sarran C. A hierarchical Bayesian model for improving short-term forecasting of hospital demand by including meteorological information. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A-Statistics in Society 2014; 177(1):39-61. http://doi.org/10.1111/rssa.12008


Sarran C, Halpin D, Levy ML, Prigmore S, Sachon P. A retrospective study of the impact of a telephone alert service (Healthy Outlook) on hospital admissions for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine 2014; 24. http://doi.org/10.1038/npjpcrm.2014.80


Dabrera G, Murray V, Emberlin J, Ayres J, Collier C, Clewlow Y et al. Thunderstorm asthma: an overview of the evidence base and implications for public health advice. Qjm-An International Journal of Medicine 2013; 106(3):207-217. http://doi.org/10.1093/qjmed/hcs234


Silva RA, West J, Zhang Y, Anenberg SC, Lamarque JF, Shindell DT et al. Global premature mortality due to anthropogenic outdoor air pollution and the contribution of past climate change. Environmental Research Letters 2013; 8(3). http://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/8/3/034005


Soyiri IN, Reidpath DD, Sarran C. Forecasting asthma-related hospital admissions in London using negative binomial models. Chronic Respiratory Disease 2013; 10(2):85-94. http://doi.org/10.1177/1479972313482847


Soyiri IN, Reidpath DD, Sarran C. Forecasting peak asthma admissions in London: an application of quantile regression models. International Journal of Biometeorology 2013; 57(4):569-578. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00484-012-0584-0


Gosling SN, McGregor GR, Lowe JA. The benefits of quantifying climate model uncertainty in climate change impacts assessment: an example with heat-related mortality change estimates. Climatic Change 2012; 112(2):217-231. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-011-0211-9


Klein T, Kukkonen J, Dahl A, Bossioli E, Baklanov A, Vik AF et al. Interactions of Physical, Chemical, and Biological Weather Calling for an Integrated Approach to Assessment, Forecasting, and Communication of Air Quality. Ambio 2012; 41(8):851-864. http://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-012-0288-z


Nichols GL, Richardson JF, Sheppard SK, Lane C, Sarran C. Campylobacter epidemiology: a descriptive study reviewing 1 million cases in England and Wales between 1989 and 2011. Bmj Open 2012; 2(4). http://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001179


Gosling SN, Lowe JA. A case study of avoiding the heat-related mortality impacts of climate change under mitigation scenarios. Earth System Science 2010: Global Change, Climate and People 2011; 6:104-111. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.proenv.2011.05.011


Halpin DM, Laing-Morton T, Spedding S, Levy ML, Coyle P, Lewis J et al. A randomised controlled trial of the effect of automated interactive calling combined with a health risk forecast on frequency and severity of exacerbations of COPD assessed clinically and using EXACT PRO. Primary Care Respiratory Journal 2011; 20(3):324-331. http://doi.org/10.4104/pcrj.2011.00057


Soyiri IN, Reidpath DD, Sarran C. Asthma Length of Stay in Hospitals in London 2001-2006: Demographic, Diagnostic and Temporal Factors. Plos One 2011; 6(11). http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0027184


Christidis N, Donaldson GC, Stott PA. Causes for the recent changes in cold- and heat-related mortality in England and Wales. Climatic Change 2010; 102(3-4):539-553. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-009-9774-0


Anenberg SC, West J, Fiore AM, Jaffe DA, Prather MJ, Bergmann D et al. Intercontinental Impacts of Ozone Pollution on Human Mortality. Environmental Science & Technology 2009; 43(17):6482-6487. http://doi.org/10.1021/es900518z


Boxall AB, Hardy A, Beulke S, Boucard T, Burgin L, Falloon PD et al. Impacts of Climate Change on Indirect Human Exposure to Pathogens and Chemicals from Agriculture. Environmental Health Perspectives 2009; 117(4):508-514. http://doi.org/10.1289/ehp.0800084


Bryden C, Bird W, Titley H, Halpin D, Levy M. Stratification of COPD patients by previous admission for targeting of preventative care. Respiratory Medicine 2009; 103(4):558-565. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.rmed.2008.10.027


Gosling SN, Lowe JA, McGregor GR, Pelling M, Malamud BD. Associations between elevated atmospheric temperature and human mortality: a critical review of the literature. Climatic Change 2009; 92(3-4):299-341. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-008-9441-x


Gosling SN, McGregor GR, Lowe JA. Climate change and heat-related mortality in six cities Part 2: climate model evaluation and projected impacts from changes in the mean and variability of temperature with climate change. International Journal of Biometeorology 2009; 53(1):31-51. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00484-008-0189-9


Halpin D, Laing-Morton T, Levy M, Marno P. Effect of An Innovative Automated Interactive Health Forecast Alert System on Rate of Exacerbations of Copd. Thorax 2009; 64:A115. http://thorax.bmj.com/content/64/Suppl_4/A114


Dawson J, Weir C, Wright F, Bryden C, Aslanyan S, Lees K et al. Associations between meteorological variables and acute stroke hospital admissions in the west of Scotland. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica 2008; 117(2):85-89. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0404.2007.00916.x


Huntingford C, Hemming D, Gash J, Gedney N, Nuttall P. Impact of climate change on health: what is required of climate modellers? Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2007; 101(2):97-103. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.trstmh.2006.11.001


Pulimood TB, Corden JM, Bryden C, Sharpies L, Nasser SM. Epidemic asthma and the role of the fungal mold Alternaria alternata. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2007; 120(3):610-617. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaci.2007.04.045


Hajat S, Leonardi GS, Kovats RS, Smith GE, Cooper D, Bird W et al. Heat-related calls to NHS Direct: What relevance to the UK heat wave plan? Epidemiology 2005; 16(5):S34-S35. http://journals.lww.com/epidem/Fulltext/2005/09000/HEAT_RELATED_CALLS_TO_NHS_DIRECT__WHAT_RELEVANCE.74.aspx


Jarad NA, Powell T, De Jaeger J, Burt J, Bird W. Air pollutants, seasonal variation, and pulmonary exacerbations in a cohort of adult cystic fibrosis patients. Thorax 2005; 60:II94. http://thorax.bmj.com/content/60/suppl_2/ii53


Hajat S, Bird W, Haines A. Cold weather and GP consultations for respiratory conditions by elderly people in 16 locations in the UK. European Journal of Epidemiology 2004; 19(10):959-968. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10654-004-5731-4


McGregor GR, Watkin HA, Cox M. Relationships between the seasonality of temperature and ischaemic heart disease mortality: implications for climate based health forecasting. Climate Research 2004; 25(3):253-263. http://doi.org/10.3354/cr025253

 

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