Smitaa is currently working on surgical, medical and rehabilitation trials in Parkinson’s Disease, managing and reporting data as well as systematic reviews in this area. She has previously worked on respiratory studies, HIV studies, Renovascular Disease, STI, Huntington’s Disease trials and rehabilitation in stroke trials doing programming, analysis and reporting.
Brown L, Patel S, Ives NJ, McDermott C, Ross JDC. (2010) Is non-invasive testing for sexually transmitted infections an efficient and acceptable alternative for patients? A randomised controlled trial. Sexually Transmitted Infections 86(7):525-531.
Williams A, Gill S, Varma T, Jenkinson C, Quinn N, Mitchell R, Scott R, Ives N, Rick C, Daniels J, Patel S, Wheatley K, on behalf of the PD SURG Collaborative Group. (2010) Deep-brain stimulation plus best medical therapy versus best medical therapy alone for advanced Parkinson’s disease (PD SURG trial): a randomised, open-label trial. Lancet Neurology 9(6): 581-591
Tomlinson CL, Stowe R, Patel S, Rick C, Gray R, Clarke CE. (2010) Systematic review of levodopa equivalency reporting in Parkinson's disease. Movement Disorders 25(15): 2649-2653.
The ASTRAL Investigators., Wheatley K, Ives N, Gray R, Kalra PA, Moss JG, Baigent C, Carr S, Chalmers N, Eadington D, Hamilton G, Lipkin G, Nicholson A, Scoble J (Handley K, Patel S, Daniels J, Hilken N, Fitzpatrick-Ellis K). (2009) Revascularization versus Medical Therapy for Renal-Artery Stenosis. New England Journal of Medicine 361(20):1953-1962.
Sackley CM, van den Berg M, Lett K, Patel S, Hollands K, Wright CC, Hoppitt TJ. (2009) Effects of a physiotherapy and occupational therapy intervention on mobility and activity in care home residents: a cluster randomised controlled trial. British Medical Journal 339: b3123.
Curtis A, Mitchell I, Patel S, Ives N, Rickards H. (2009) A Pilot Study Using Nabilone for Symptomatic Treatment in Huntington's Disease. Movement Disorders 24(15):2254-2259.
Clarke CE, Furmston A, Morgan E, Patel S, Sackley C, Walker MF, Bryan S, Wheatley K. (2009) Pilot randomised controlled trial of occupational therapy to optimise independence in Parkinson’s disease: the PD OT trial. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry 80:976-978.
Sackley C, Brittle N, Patel S, Ellins J, Scott M, Wright C, Dewey ME. (2008) The Prevalence of Joint Contractures, Pressure Sores, Painful Shoulder, Other Pain, Falls, and Depression in the Year After a Severely Disabling Stroke. Stroke 39(12): 3329-3334.