Statins and the COVID-19 main protease: in silico evidence on direct interaction (pdf)
Apolipoprotein B/Apolipoprotein A-I Ratio Is a Better Predictor of Cancer Mortality Compared with C-Reactive Protein: Results from Two Multi-Ethnic US Populations
Apolipoprotein B/Apolipoprotein A-I Ratio Is a Better Predictor of Cancer Mortality Compared with C-Reactive Protein: Results from Two Multi-Ethnic US Populations – Mohsen Mazidi, Niki Katsiki, Dimitri P. Mikhailidis, Dina Radenkovic, Daniel Pella and Maciej Banach (link)
Lamin mutation location predicts cardiac phenotype severity: combined analysis of the published literature
Dilated cardiomyopathy caused by mutations in the Lamin gene is in general considered to be one of the most dangerous cardiomyopathies causing heart failure and ventricular arrhythmias with a risk of sudden cardiac death. In this paper, we identified that the position of the mutation in […]
Topical Review of novel T1 mapping techniques in Cardiac MRI. The paper gives an overview of the basic physics and use of CMR in common conditions affecting the heart. Good for those just entering the CMR world or more senior doctors looking for a quick […]
This paper is on advanced image processing and fractal analysis of cardiac magnetic resonance. It was one of my first research projects at Barts. In the paper, we explain the development and validation of the first semi-automated freely available tool to quantify myocardial trabeculation using […]
Quantum Dot Nanoparticle for Optimization of Breast Cancer Diagnostics and Therapy in a Clinical Setting
I spent almost 2 years writing this review. It summarizes the most important pre-clinical, clinical and the first ever human study up to 2016 on the use of novel nanoparticles quantum dots and their potential to improve breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. It was on […]
In this paper, we described the development of a simple checklist that is given to new mothers with the Personal Child Health Record to ensure all mothers receive sufficient and standardized information prior to discharge. There is still a lot of variation and postcode lottery […]
Validation of a freely downloadable virtual reality mobile phone simulator for undergraduate clinical skills training: a single-blinded, experience-controlled randomised controlled trial
We tested for the very first time the freely available virtual reality application for male urinary catheterization. Our pilot study had a small sample size, but the app proved to be as effective as additional clinical teaching on currently used models, thus it might be […]
This is a paper I wrote about my thoughts on the use of social media for young doctors and medical students an d its potential to improve medical education, particularly in a resource-limited setting.
Novel heart valve prosthesis with self-endothelialization potential made of modified polyhedral silsesquioxane-nanocomposite material
In this paper, we describe basic science experiments of a novel polymer developed at UCL in order to test whether it could potentially be used for heart valve development to reduce the complications with current synthetic heart valves such as neointimal hyperplasia and clot formation.
Cardioprotection mediated by exosomes is impaired in the setting of type II diabetes but can be rescued by the use of non-diabetic exosomes in vitro
This is one of the first of a series of papers from my year-long attachment at the Hatter Cardiovascular Institute. Some of my experiments were included in this paper which shows the role of exosomes, nanosized vesicles, and how they can protect the heart in […]
This is a very short paper with basic explanation of 3D printing and a lot of their practical uses. It got to be very popular on social media and school science website and is one of the most cited papers ever published in the journal […]
Development of Interstitial cells of Cajal in the human digestive tract as the result of reciprocal induction of mesenchymal and neural crest cells
In this paper, we proposed that neural crest cells, which migrate into different parts of the body and express their strong inductive potential, could also help induce interstitial cells of Cajal and form the enteric nervous system in the gastrointestinal tract. Download .pdf here.
Decellularized human amniotic membrane: how viable is it as a delivery system for human adipose tissue-derived stromal cells?
Scaffolds and delivery systems are necessary for tissue engineering and in this paper we studied decelluarized human amniotic membrane as delivery vehicle of human adipose derived stem cells.