Laila Shah is a member of the systematic review team who assists in undertaking systematic reviews in disease areas such as; Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders. The post involves identification and retrieval of relevant publications from the literature and the extraction and collection of data for analysis.
Her other responsibilities include literature management; literature searching using various computer based bibliographic databases; managing the BCTU publication database & maintaining the unit’s publication electronic database, paper archive, staff members’ publications & producing annual and ad hoc reports on total and individual publications; providing support to the other systematic reviewers and members of the unit as required.
Parkinson Disease, Migraine, Systematic Reviews, Clinical Trials.
Parkinson’s Disease (PD)
Main research activity areas within PD are: Medical therapy, rehabilitation and surgery. Recent work has included assisting in literature searches to update two Cochrane systematic reviews assessing the effectiveness of physiotherapy intervention vs. no intervention in patients with PD and the comparison physiotherapy techniques; meta-analysis of randomised trials assessing the efficacy of neurosurgery in patients with advanced PD.
Gray R, Hills R, Shah L, Stowe R. (2005), Aromatase inhibitors (AI) versus tamoxifen for ER-positive breast cancer - a meta-analysis. European Journal of Cancer;3:35-36.
Gray R, Hills R, Shah L, Stowe R, Davies C. (2006), Anti-estrogens for early breast cancer - tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitor (AI) and for how long? 10-year update on ATLAS/aTTom. Endocrine Treatment & Prevention of Breast and Gynaecological Cancers;128-129.
Ives NJ, Stowe RL, Clarke CE, Gray R, Wheatley K, Shah L. (2004), Dopamine agonist therapy in early Parkinson's disease: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials. Movement Disorders;19(Suppl 9):586.
Ives NJ, Stowe RL, Clarke CE, Shah L, Hawker RJ, Gray R, Wheatley K. (2004), Meta-analysis of dopamine agonist trials in early Parkinson's disease. Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry;75(5):071.
Ives NJ, Stowe RL, Clarke CE, Shah L, Hawker RJ, Gray R, Wheatley K. (2003), Meta-analysis of dopamine agonist trials in early Parkinson’s disease. Proceedings from the 8th National Conference – Multidisciplinary Care in Parkinson’s disease and Parkinsonism from Science to Practice. Book of Abstracts.
Ives NJ, Stowe RL, Shah L, Hawker RJ, Clarke CE, Gray RG, Wheatley K. (2003), Meta-analysis of 5038 patients in 28 randomized trials comparing dopamine agonists with levodopa. Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease: New Perspectives. 6th International Conference AD/PD;119-119.
Stowe RL, Ives NJ, Clarke C, van Hilten JJ, Ferreira J, Hawker RJ, Shah L, Wheatley K, Gray R. (2008), Dopamine agonist therapy in early Parkinson's disease. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (2):CD006564.