Dr Samuel Seidu MBChB, PGCME, MSc, MD, FRCGP, FRCP (Edin).

Contact details

Email : sis11@le.ac.uk

I am currently the Head of Research for Primary Care Diabetes Europe (PCDE) and also the Chair of the PCDE Study Group of European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). I am faculty member of the Primary Care Academy of Diabetes Specialists in the UK and board member of the Primary Care Diabetes Society of UK. I am also currently a Clinical Lead and mentor for Diabetes in Leicester City. I am a practicing Leicester City General Practitioner, a Partner, lead undergraduate tutor and GP trainer at the Hockley Farm Medical Practice.

My research aims:

1. Medication safety in diabetes and cardiovascular disease in the elderly population.

2. Understanding the association of biomarkers and cardiovascular disease and venous thromboembolism

3. Quality improvement diabetes care in primary care settings.

Research Interests:

My current research is on implementation work around prescribing safety, de-prescribing and medication adherence in the elderly population with diabetes and cardio-metabolic conditions. I am also working in the area of therapeutic inertia in people with diabetes to understand the causes, outcomes and possible solutions. As primary care practitioner, I am also interested in association of various common biomarkers on important outcomes such as CVD, VTE and Type 2 diabetes. I am also interested in how primary care teams can translate available evidence into real patient benefit through the use of appropriate evidence-based models of diabetes care in the community settings.


Primary Care Diabetes Journal, Associate Editor

Australian Journal of General Practice, Editorial Advisory Board Member.



96. Abner S, Gillies CL, Shabnam S, Zaccardi F, Seidu S, Davies MJ, Adeyemi T, Khunti K, Webb DR. Consultation rates in people with type 2 diabetes with and without vascular complications: a retrospective analysis of 141,328 adults in England .Cardiovasc Diabetol 2022 Jan 10;21(1):8. doi: 10.1186/s12933-021-01435-y.PMID: 35012531

95. Seidu S, Hambling C, Holmes P, Fernando K, Campbell NS, Davies S, Khunti K;PCDS Research Group. The impact of the COVID pandemic on primary care diabetes services in the UK: A cross-sectional national survey of views of health professionals delivering diabetes care. Prim Care Diabetes. 2022 Jan 12:S1751-9918(21)00231-X. Doi: 10.1016/j.pcd.2021.12.015. Online ahead of print. PMID: 35033477


94. Chudasama RV, Khunti K, Ekezie WC, Pareek M, Zaccardi F, Gillies CL, Seidu S, Davies MJ, Chudasama YV. COVID-19 vaccine uptake and hesitancy opinions from frontline health care and social care workers: Survey data from 37 countries. Diabetes Metab Syndr 2021 Dec 7; 16(1):102361. Doi: 10.1016/j.dsx.2021.102361. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34920206

93.  Kunutsor SK, Seidu S, Laukkanen JA. Physical activity reduces the risk of pneumonia: systematic review and meta-analysis of 10 prospective studies involving 1,044,492 participants. Geroscience. 2021 Nov 25. doi: 10.1007/s11357-021-00491-2. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34822066

92. Farooqi A, Gillies C, Sathanapally H, Abner S, Seidu S, Davies MJ, Polonsky  WH, Khunti K. A systematic review and meta-analysis to compare the prevalence of depression between people with and without Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Prim Care Diabetes 2021 Nov 19. Doi: 10.1016/j.pcd.2021.11.001. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34810141

91. Seidu S, Khunti K, Yates T, Almaqhawi A, Davies MJ, Sargeant J. The importance of physical activity in management of type 2 diabetes and COVID-19. Ther Adv Endocrinol Metab 2021 Oct 26. Doi: 10.1177/20420188211054686. eCollection 2021.PMID: 34721838

90.Seidu S, Kunutsor SK. Topsever P, Khunti K. Benefits and harms of sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 inhibitors (SGLT2-I) and renin–angiotensin–aldosterone system inhibitors (RAAS-I) versus SGLT2-Is alone in patients with type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Endocrinol, Diabetes Metab 2021 Oct 12. Doi: 10.1002/edm2.303. [Online ahead of print]. PMID: 34636161

89. Chudasama YV, Zaccardi F, Coles B, Gillies CL, Hvid C, Seidu S, Davies MJ, Khunti K. Ethnic, social and multimorbidity disparities in therapeutic inertia: a UK primary care observational study in patients newly diagnosed diabetes. Diabetes Obes Metab 2021 Nov.23(11):2437-2445. Doi: 10.1111/dom.14482. [Epub 2021 Jul 27].PMID: 34189827

88. De Lusignan S, Hinton W, Seidu S, Mathew M, Feher MD, Munro N, Joy M, Carinci F, Hobbs FDR, Khunti K. Dashboards to reduce inappropriate prescribing of metformin and aspirin: A quality assurance programme in a primary care sentinel network. Prim Care Diabetes 2021 Jun 16. Doi: 10.1016/j.pcd.2021.06.003. PMID: 34147402

87.  Seidu S, Kunutsor SK, Cos X, Khunti K. Indirect impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on hospitalisations for cardiometabolic conditions and their management: A systematic Review. Primary Care Diabetes 2021 May 28. Doi: 10.1016.j.pcd.2021.04.011. [Online ahead of print]. PMID : 34083122

86. Yates T, Razieh C, Zaccardi F, Rowlands AV, Seidu S, Davies MJ, Khunti K. Obesity, walking pace and risk of severe COVID-19 and mortality: analysis of UK Biobank. Int J Obes (Lond) 2021 Feb 26. Doi: 10.1038/s41366-021-00771-z. [Online ahead of print].PMID: 33637952

85. Herring LY, Dallosso H, Schreder S, Smith EJ, Waheed G, Gray LJ, Khunti K, Yates T, Highton PJ,   Rowlands AV, Hudson I, Seidu S, Davies MJ. Physical Activity after Cardiac EventS (PACES): a group education programme with subsequent text message support designed to increase physical activity in individuals with diagnosed coronary heart disease: a randomised controlled trial. Open Heart 2021 Feb. 8(1) : e001351. Doi: 10.1136/openhrt-2020-001351.PMID: 33637567

84.  Coles B, Zaccardi F, Seidu S, Gillies CL, Davies MJ, Hvid C, Khunti K. Rates and estimated cost of primary care consultations in people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and comorbidities: A retrospective analysis of 8.9 million consultations. Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism 2021 Feb 4. Doi: 10.1111/dom.14340. [Online ahead of print].PMID: 33539642

83. Ling S, Zaccardi F, Lawson C, Seidu SI, Davies MJ, Khunti K. Glucose control, Sulfonylureas, and Insulin Treatment in Elderly people with type 2 Diabetes and Risk of Severe Hypoglycemia and Death: An observational study. Diabetes Care 2021 Feb. Doi: 10.2337/dc20-0876.[Online ahead of print]. PMID: 33541857

82. Lawson CA, Seidu S, Zaccardi F, McCann G, Kadam UT, Davies MJ, Lam SPC, Heerspink  HL, Khunti K. Outcome trends in people with heart failure, type 2 diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease in the UK over 20 years. Eclinical Medicine 2021 Feb. Doi: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2021.100739. [Online ahead of print].

81. Seidu S, Mellbin L, Kaiser M, Khunti K. Will oral semaglutide be a game-changer in the  management of type 2 diabetes in primary care? Primary Care Diabetes 2021 Feb. 15(1):59-68. DOI: 10.1016/j.pcd.2020.07.011 [Epub 2020 Aug 19]. PMID: 32826189

80. Seidu S, Cos X, Brunton S, Harris SB, Jansson SPO, Mata-Cases M, Neijens AMJ, Topsever P, Khunti K. A disease state approach to the pharmacological management of Type 2 diabetes in primary care. A position statement by Primary Care Diabetes Europe. Primary care Diabetes 2021 Feb.15 (1):31-51. DOI: 10.1016/j.pcd.2020.05.004. [Epub 2020 Jun 10].PMID: 32532635

79. Kunutsor SK, Seidu S, Mäkikallio TH, Dey RS, Laukkanen JA. Physical activity and risk of atrial fibrillation in the general population: meta-analysis of 23 cohort studies involving about 2 million participants. Eur J Epidemiol 2021 Jan 25. Doi: 10.1007/s10654-020-00714-4. [Online ahead of print]. PMID: 33492548


78. Seidu S, Gillies C, Farooqi A, Trivedi H, Brady E, Davies MJ, Khunti K. A cost comparison of an enhanced primary care diabetes service and standard care. Primary care Diabetes 2020 Dec. Doi: 10.1016/j.pcd.2020.10.011. [Online ahead of print]. PMID: 33279438

77. Brady EM, Bodicoat DH, Zaccardi F, Seidu S, Idris I, Khunti K, Farooqi A, Davies MJ. Effectiveness of the Transformation Model, a model of care that integrates diabetes services   across primary, secondary and community care: A retrospective study. Diabetic Medicine 2020 Dec 24. Doi: 10.1111/dme.14504.[Online ahead of print]. PMID: 33368482

76. Highton PJ, Hadjiconstantinou M, Schreder S, Seidu S, Davies M, Khunti K. COVID-19, Ethnicity and Cardiometabolic Disease Self-Management in UK Primary Care. Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews 2020 Nov-Dec. 14(6):2241-2243.Doi: 10.1016/j.dsx.2020.11.013.[Epub 2020 Nov 20] PMID: 33395785

75. Seidu S, Kunutsor SK, Khunti K. Serum albumin, cardiometabolic and other adverse  outcomes: systematic review and meta-analyses of 48 published observational cohort studies involving 1,492,237 participants. Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal 2020 Oct.54 (5):280-293. DOI: 10.1080/14017431.2020.1762918. [Epub 2020 May 7]. PMID: 32378436

74. Khunti S, Khunti N, Seidu S, Khunti K. Therapeutic uncertainties in people with cardiometabolic diseases and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2(SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19). Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism 2020 Oct.22 (10): 1942-1945.DOI: 10.1111/dom.14062. [Epub 2020 May 19]. PMID: 32319200

73. Levene LS, Seidu S, Greenhalgh T, Khunti K. Pandemic threatens primary care for long term condition. BMJ 2020 Oct 5;371:m3793. Doi: 10.1136/bmj.m3793.PMID: 33020049

72. Abdool M, Kunutsor SK, Khunti K, Seidu S. Does the presence of diabetes mellitus confer an increased risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation on direct oral anticoagulants? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Diabetes & metabolic syndrome: 2020 Sept. 14(6): 1725-1733.DOI: 10.1016/j.dsx.2020.08.038. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 32916556

71. Kunutsor SK, Seidu S, Voutilainen A, Blom AW, Laukkanen JA. Handgrip strength-a risk indicator for future fractures in the general population: findings from a prospective study and met-analysis of 19 prospective cohort studies. Geroscience. 2020 Aug 19. doi: 10.1007/s11357-020-00251-8. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32812100

70. Seidu S, Gillies C, Zaccardi F, Kunutsor SK, Hartmann-Boyce J, Yates T, Singh AK, Davies MJ, Khunti K. The impact of obesity on severe disease and mortality in people with SARS-CoV-2: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Endocrinology, Diabetes and metabolism 2020 Aug. DOI: 10.1002/edm2.176. [online ahead of print]. PMID : 32904932

69. Zaccardi F, Jacquot E, Cortese V, Tyrer F, Seidu S, Davies MJ, Khunti K. Comparative  effectiveness of gliclazide modified release vs sitagliptin as second-line treatment after metformin in monotherapy in patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes. Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism 2020 Aug. DOI :10.1111/dom.14169. PMID: 32761768

68. Fitzpatrick C, Gillies C, Seidu S, Kar D, Ioannidou E, Davies MJ, Patel P, Gupta P,  Khunti K. Effect of pragmatic versus explanatory interventions on medication adherence in people with cardiometabolic conditions: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open 2020 Jul. 10(7):e036575. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-036575.PMID: 32709649

67. Chudasama YV, Gillies CL, Zaccardi F, Coles B, Davies MJ, Seidu S, Khunti K. Impact of COVID-19 on routine care for chronic diseases : A global survey of views from healthcare professionals. Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome 2020 Jun.14 (5): 965-967. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsx.2020.06.042.[Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 32604016

66. Singh AK, Gillies CL, Singh R, Singh A, Chudasama Y, Coles B, Seidu S, Zaccardi F, Davies MJ, Khunti K. Prevalence of comorbidities, and their association with mortality in patients with COVID-19: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Diabetes Obesity & Metabolism 2020 Jun 23. DOI: 10.1111/dom.14124. [Online ahead of print]. PMID: 32573903

65. Kunutsor SK, Seidu S. Further Case for cohort studies of non-communicable diseases in sub-Saharan Africa. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 2020 Jun. 9;30(6):1048-1049. DOI 10.1016/j.numecd.2020.03.004. [Epub 2020 Mar 14].PMID: 32249137

64. Khunti K, Davies MJ, Seidu S. Cardiovascular outcome trials of glucose-lowering  therapies. Expert Review of Pharmaeconomics & outcomes Research 2020 Jun.20(3):237-249. DOI:10.1080/14737167.2020.1763796. [Epub 2020 May 13]. PMID: 32403956

63. Woolley AK, Chudasama Y, Seidu SI, Gillies C, Schreder S, Davies MJ, Khunti K. Influence of sociodemographic characteristics on the preferred format of health education delivery in individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus and or cardiovascular disease: a questionnaire study. Diabetic Medicine 2020 Jun.37 (6):982-990.DOI 10.1111/dme.14275.[Epub 2020 Mar 28]. PMID: 32096573

62. Willis A, Crasto W, Gray LJ, Dallosso H, Waheed G, Davies M, Seidu S, Khunti K. Effects of an Electronic Software “Prompt” With Health Care Professional Training on Cardiovascular and Renal complications in a Multiethnic Population With Type 2 Diabetes and Microalbuminuria(the GP-Prompt Study): Results of a Pragmatic Cluster-Randomized Trial. Diabetes Care 2020 May 19:dc192243. DOI: 10.2337/dc19-2243. [Epub ahead of print].PMID: 32430457

61. Kunutsor SK, Mäkikallio TH, Seidu S, de Araújo CGS, Dey RS, Blom AW, Laukkanen JA. Physical activity and risk of venous thromboembolism: systematic review and meta-analysis of  prospective cohort studies. European Journal of Epidemiology 2020 May.35(5):431-442. Doi: 10.1007/s10654-019-00579-2. Epub 2019 Nov 14.PMID: 31728878

60. Seidu S, Barrat J, Khunti K. Clinical update: The important role of dual kidney function testing (ACR and eGFR) in primary care: Identification of risk and management in type 2 diabetes. Primary Care Diabetes 2020 Mar. DOI: 10.1016/j.pcd.2020.02.006. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 32139245

59. Cos X, Seidu S, Brunton S, Harris SB, Jansson SPO, Mata-Cases M, Neijens AMJ, Topsever P, Khunti K. Impact  on guidelines: the general practitioner point of view. Diabetes Research Clinical Practice 2020 Feb 24.DOI: 10.1016/j.diabres.2020.108091.[Epub ahead of print] Review. PMID: 32105769

58. Sathanapally H, Sidhu M, Fahami R, Gillies C, Kadam U, Davies MJ, Khunti K, Seidu S. Priorities of patients with multimorbidity and of clinicians regarding treatment and health outcomes: a systematic mixed studies review. BMJ open 2020 Feb.10 (2):e033445. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033445. PMID: 32051314


57. Kunutsor SK, Mäkikallio TH, Seidu S, de Araújo CGS, Dey RS, Blom AW, Laukkanen JA .Physical activity and risk of venous thromboembolism: systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies. Eur J Epidemiol. 2019 Nov 14. doi: 10.1007/s10654-019-00579-2.

56. Hart HE, Ditzel K, Rutten GE, de Groot E, Seidu S, Khunti K, Vos RC. De-Intensification Of Blood Glucose Lowering Medication In People Identified As Being Over-Treated: A Mixed Methods Study. Patient Prefer Adherence 2019 Oct 18;13:1775-1783.doi: 10.2147/PPA.S208947. eCollection 2019. PMID : 31695339

55Farooqi A, Khunti K, Abner S, Gillies C, Morris R, Seidu S. Comorbid depression and risk of cardiac events and cardiac mortality in people with diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2019 Oct;156:107816. doi:10.1016/j.diabres.2019.107816. [Epub 2019 Aug 14]. PMID : 31421139

54. Seidu S, Kunutsor SK, Khunti K. Association of circulating osteocalcin with cardiovascular disease and intermediate cardiovascular phenotypes: systematic review and meta-analysis. Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal 2019 Dec.53 (6):286-295.DOI:10.1080/14017431.2019.1655166. [Epub 2019 Aug 22]. PMID: 31397589

53. Miksza J, Zaccardi F, Kunutsor S, Seidu S, Davies MJ, Khunti K. Statins and risk of thromboembolism: A meta-regression to disentangle the efficacy-to effectiveness gap using observational and trial evidence. Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases 2019 Oct. 29 (10): 1023-1029. DOI: 10.1016/j.numecd.2019.06.022. PMID: 31383500

52.Webb DR, Davies MJ, Jarvis J, Seidu S, Khunti K. The right place for Sulphonylureas today: Part of review the series: Implications of recent CVOTs in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2019 Aug 31:107836. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2019.107836

51. Kar D, Gillies C, Nath M, Khunti K, Davies MJ, Seidu S. Association of smoking and cardiometabolic parameters with albuminuria in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Acta Diabetol. 2019 Aug.56(8):839-850. doi: 10.1007/s00592-019-01293-x.[Epub 2019 Feb 24]. PMID : 30799525

50. Fahami R, Dhalwani N, Khunti K, Davies M, Seidu S. Postpartum monitoring of women with a history of gestational diabetes - A cross-sectional study of an inner-city population. Prim Care Diabetes 2019 Aug;13(4):376-379.doi: 10.1016/j.pcd.2018.11.010. Epub 2018 Dec 21.PMID: 30583931

49. Seidu S, Kunutsor SK, Topsever P, Hambling CE, Cos FX, Khunti K. Deintensification in older patients with type 2 diabetes: a systematic review of approaches, rates and outcomes. Diabetes Obes Metab 2019 Jul. 21(7): 1668-1679. DOI: 10.1111/dom.13724. PMID: 30938038

48. Seidu S, Kunutsor SK, Sesso HD, Gaziano JM, Buring JE, Roncaglioni MC, Khunti K. Aspirin has potential benefits for primary prevention of cardiovascular outcomes in diabetes: updated literature-based and individual participant data meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Cardiovascular Diabetology 2019 June. 18 (1): 70. DOI: 10.1186/s12933-019-0875-4. PMID: 31159806

47. Khunti S, Khunti K, Seidu S. Therapeutic inertia in type 2 diabetes: prevalence, causes, consequences and methods to overcome inertia. Therapeutic Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism 2019 May. 10:2042018819844694. DOI: 10.1177/2042018819844694. PMID: 31105931

46. Hussein H, Zaccardi F, Khunti K, Seidu S, Davies MJ, Gray LJ. Cardiovascular efficacy and safety of sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 inhibitors and glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. Diabet Med. 2019 Apr. 36(4):444-452. DOI: 10.1111/dme.13898. [Epub 2019 Jan 30] PMID: 30653708

45.Kunutsor SK, Voutilainen A, Whitehouse MR, Seidu S, Kauhanen J, Blom AW, Laukkanen JA. Serum Albumin and Future Risk of Hip, Humeral, and Wrist Fractures in Caucasian Men: New Findings from a Prospective Cohort Study. Med Princ Pract. 2019 Mar 21. doi: 10.1159/000499738.

44.Patel P, Gupta P, Burns A, Mohamed AA, Cole R, Lane D, Seidu S, Khunti K. Biochemical Urine Testing of Adherence to Cardiovascular Medications Reveals High Rates of Nonadherence in People Attending Their Annual Review for Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2019 Mar 18. pii: dc181453. doi: 10.2337/dc18-1453.PMID: 30885952

43. Khunti K, Seidu S. Therapeutic Inertia and the Legacy of Dysglycemia on the Microvascular and Macrovascular Complications of Diabetes. Diabetes Care 2019 Mar;42(3):349-351. doi: 10.2337/dci18-0030. PMID : 30787057

42. Hambling CE, Khunti K, Cos X, Wens J, Martinez L, Topsever P, Del Prato S, Sinclair A, Schernthaner G, Rutten G, Seidy S. Factors influencing safe glucose-lowering in older adults with type 2 diabetes: A Person-centred Approach To Individualised (PROACTIVE) Glycemic Goals for older people A position statement of Primary Care Diabetes Europe. Prim Care Diabetes 2019 Feb. pii: S1751-9918(18)30300. DOI: 10.1016/j.pcd.2018.12.005. PMID: 30792156

41. Vetrone LM, Zaccardi F, Webb DR, Seidu S, Gholap NN, Pitocco D, Davies MJ, Khunti K. Cardiovascular and mortality events in type 2 diabetes cardiovascular outcomes trials: a systematic review with trend analysis. Acta Diabetol 2019 Mar;56(3):331-339. doi: 10.1007/s00592-018-1253-5. Epub 2018 Nov 19. PMID: 30456728

40. Jadawji C, Crasto W, Gillies C, Kar D, Davies MJ, Khunti K, Seidu S. Prevalence and progression of diabetic nephropathy in South Asian, white European and African Caribbean people with type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Diabetes Obes Metab 2019 Mar;21(3):658-673. doi: 10.1111/dom.13569. Epub 2018 Dec 13.PMID: 30407709

39.Samuel S, Khunti K. Response to commentary by Rhew and colleagues on: Depression, antidepressant use, and risk of venous thromboembolism: systematic review and meta-analysis of published observational evidence. Ann Med 2019 Feb. 51(1): 99-100. DOI: 10.1080/07853890 .2019.1581942. [Epub 2019 Apr 1]. PMID: 30931634

38. Khunti K, Seidu S, Davies MJ. Should sodium glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors be considered as first line oral therapy for people with type 2 diabetes? Diabetes Obes Metab. 2019 Feb;21(2):207-209.doi: 10.1111/dom.13518. Epub 2018 Oct 3.PMID : 30178516

37. Woolley AK, Hadjiconstantinou M, Davies M, Khunti K, Seidu S. Online patient education interventions in type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease: A systematic review of systematic reviews. Prim Care Diabetes 2019 Feb;13(1):16-27.doi: 10.1016/j.pcd.2018.07.011. Epub 2018 Aug 18. PMID: 30131299



36. Herring LY, Dallosso H, Chatterjee S, Bodicoat D, Schreder S, Khunti K, Yates T, Seidu S, Hudson I, Davies MJ. Physical Activity after Cardiac EventS (PACES) - a group education programme with subsequent text-message support designed to increase physical activity in individuals with diagnosed coronary heart disease: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials. 2018 Oct 4;19(1):537. doi: 10.1186/s13063-018-2923-x. PMID: 30286797

35. Kunutsor SK, Flores-Guerrero JL, Kieneker LM, Nilsen T, Hidden C, Sundrehagen E, Seidu S, Dullaart RPF, Bakker SJ. Plasma neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin and risk of cardiovascular disease: Findings from the PREVEND prospective cohort study. Clin Chim Acta 2018 Nov;486:66-75.doi: 10.1016/j.cca.2018.07.034. Epub 2018 Jul 20.PMID: 30036522

34. Kunutsor SK, Seidu S, Khunti K. Depression, antidepressant use, and risk of venous thromboembolism: systematic review and meta-analysis of published observational evidence. Ann Med 2018 Sep;50(6):529-537.doi: 10.1080/07853890.2018.1500703. Epub 2018 Aug 25.PMID : 30001640

33. Kunutsor SK, Flores-Guerrero JL, Kieneker LM, Nilsen T, Hidden C, Sundrehagen E, Seidu S, Dullaart RPF, Bakker SJL. Plasma calprotectin and risk of cardiovascular disease: Findings from the PREVEND prospective cohort study. Atherosclerosis 2018 Aug;275:205-213. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2018.06.817. Epub 2018 Jun 15 PMID: 29957458

32. Sathanapally H, Khunti K, Kadam U, Seidu S. Shared decision making in multimorbidity. Aust J Gen Pract 2018 Jun;47(6):397-398.DOI: 10.31128/AJGP-01-18-4469. PMID : 29966187

31. Fitzpatrick C, Chatterjee S, Seidu S, Bodicoat DH, Ng GA, Davies MJ, Khunti K. Association of hypoglycaemia and risk of cardiac arrhythmia in patients with diabetes mellitus: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Diabetes Obes Metab 2018 Sep;20(9):2169-2178.doi: 10.1111/dom.13348. Epub 2018 May 31. PMID: 29740922

30. Grøn AO, Dalsgaard EM, Ribe AR, Seidu S, Mora G, Cebrián-Cuenca AM, Charles M. Improving diabetes care among patients with severe mental illness: A systematic review of the effect of interventions. Prim Care Diabetes 2018 Aug;12(4):289-304. doi: 10.1016/j.pcd.2018.03.008. Epub 2018 Apr 27.PMID : 29709403.

29. Khunti K, Seidu S. Diabetes research in primary care: Fiction, reality or essential?  Diabet Med. 2018 Jul;35(7):832-834, doi: 10.1111/dme.13638.PMID: 29653466

28. Zaccardi F, Kunutsor SK, Seidu S, Davies MJ, Khunti K. Is the lower risk of venous thromboembolism with statins related to low-density-lipoprotein reduction? A network meta-analysis and meta-regression of randomised controlled trials. Atherosclerosis 2018 Mar 2;271:223-231. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2018.02.035.

27.Seidu S, Kunutsor SK, Cos X, Gillani S, Khunti K; For and on behalf of Primary Care Diabetes Europe. SGLT2 inhibitors and renal outcomes in type 2 diabetes with or without renal impairment: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Prim Care Diabetes 2018 Feb 23. pii: S1751-9918(18)30010-X. doi: 10.1016/j.pcd.2018.02.001.

26. Kunutsor SK, Seidu S, Katechia DT, Laukkanen JA. Inverse association between serum albumin and future risk of venous thromboembolism: interrelationship with high sensitivity C-reactive protein. Ann Med 2018 May.50(3):240-248.doi: 10.1080/07853890.2018.1441537. Epub 2018 Feb 20. PMID :29448840



25. Seidu, S. Tun T, Kar, D, Khunti K. Therapeutic inertia amongst primary care physicians with interest in diabetes. Prim Care Diabetes. 2018 Feb;12(1):87-91. doi: 10.1016/j.pcd.2017.09.001. Epub 2017 Oct 6.PMID :28993141

24. Dhalwani N, Seidu S, Khunti K, Davies MJ, Association between polypharmacy and falls in older adults: A longitudinal study from England. BMJ Open. 2017 Oct 16;7(10):e016358. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016358

23. Kunutsor, S. K., Seidu, S., & Khunti, K. (2017). Statins and secondary prevention of venous thromboembolism: pooled analysis of published observational cohort studies. European Heart Journal 2017 May21; 38(20), 1608-1612.doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehx107.PMID : 28369602

22. Khunti, K., Seidu, S., Setor, K., & Davies, M. (2017). Association Between Adherence to Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes: A Meta-analysis. Diabetes Care 017 Nov;40(11):1588-1596.doi: 10.2337/dc16-1925. Epub 2017 Aug 11. PMID : 28801474

21. Hambling, C. E., Seidu, S., Davies, M. J., & Khunti, K. (2017). Older people with Type 2 diabetes, including those with chronic kidney disease or dementia, are commonly overtreated with sulfonylurea or insulin therapies. Diabetic Medicine 2017 Sep;34(9):1219-1227.Doi: 10.1111/dme.13380. Epub 2017 Jun 5.PMID : 28498634

20. Kar, D., Seidu, S., Davies, M., & Khunti, K. (2017). Managing vascular risk factors among obese quitters with diabetes: how intensive lifestyle intervention and novel pharmacotherapy can work in concert?. British Journal of Diabetes17(1), 19-23.

19. Trivedi, H., Gray, L. J., Seidu, S., Davies, M. J., Charpentier, G., Lindblad, U., & Trento, M. (2017). Self-knowledge of HbA1c in people with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and its association with glycaemic control. Primary Care Diabetes

18. Seidu, S. I., Khunti, K., & Davies, M. J. The Role of the Multidisciplinary Team Across Primary and Secondary Care. Textbook of Diabetes, 961-972.

17 Kunutsor, S. K., Seidu, S., Blom, A. W., Khunti, K., & Laukkanen, J. A. (2017). Serum C-reactive protein increases the risk of venous thromboembolism: a prospective study and meta-analysis of published prospective evidence. Eur J Epidemiol 2017 Aug 32(8): 657-667. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10654-017-0277-4. [Epub 2017 Jul 17]. PMID : 28718029

16. Kunutsor, S. K., Seidu, S., & Khunti, K. (2017). Statins and primary prevention of venous thromboembolism: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The Lancet Haematology, 4(2), e83-e93.

15. Jones P, Davies MJ, Khunti K, Seidu S, Chatterjee S.  Artificial Neural Networks in Diabetes Healthcare Professional Education - Effective Diabetes Education Now (EDEN).  Practical Diabetes 2017; 34(8): 268-270 doi: 10.1002/pdi.2134.


14. Kar, D., Gillies, C., Zaccardi, F., Webb, D., Seidu, S., Tesfaye, S, Khunti, K.  Relationship of cardiometabolic parameters in non-smokers, current smokers, and quitters in diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Cardiovascular diabetology 2016 Nov 24;15(1), 158 . Doi : 10.1186/s12933-016-0475-5. PMID : 27881170

13. Seidu, S., Bodicoat, D. H., Davies, M. J., Daly, H., Stribling, B., Farooqi, A, Khunti, K. Evaluating the impact of an enhanced primary care diabetes service on diabetes outcomes: A before–after study. Primary Care Diabetes Prim Care Diabetes. 2017 Apr;11(2):171-177. doi: 10.1016/j.pcd.2016.09.005. Epub 2016 Oct 10.PMID: 27745857

12. Kunutsor S. K., Seidu, S.Khunti K. Aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular and all‐cause mortality events in diabetes: updated meta‐analysis of randomized controlled trials. Diabetic Medicine. Used by the Annals of Internal Medicine for the ACP journal club article because of its clinical impact. Nov 2016

11. Seidu S, Achana F. A., Gray L. J., Davies M. J,Khunti K. Effects of glucose‐lowering and multifactorial interventions on cardiovascular and mortality outcomes: a meta‐analysis of randomized control trials. Diabetic Medicine 2016 Mar. 33(3): 280-289. Doi: 10.1111/dme.12885. Epub 2015 Sep 8. PMID :26282461

10. Seidu S, Walker N. S, Bodicoat D. H, Davies M. J, Khunti K. A systematic review of interventions targeting primary care or community based professionals on cardio-metabolic risk factor control in people with diabetes. Diabetes research and clinical practice 2016 Mar ;113:1-13.doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2016.01.022. Epub 2016 Jan 21.PMID:26972954

9. Seidu S. The easy-to-do audit series: Glycaemic control in older people with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes & Primary Care. 2016, Vol 18, No 2, pages 60–62

8. Seidu S. The easy-to-do audit series: Drug management in people with type 2 diabetes and renal impairment. Diabetes & Primary Care. 2016, Vol 18, No 3, pages 120–12

7. Seidu S. The easy-to-do audit series. Drug management in people with type 2 diabetes and renal impairment: Incretin-based agents.  Diabetes and Primary Care Vol 18 No 4 2016 165

6. Seidu S, Diggle J. The easy-to-do audit series: An audit of pre-conception counselling in women of childbearing age with diabetes. Diabetes & Primary Care. 2016, Vol 18, No 5, pages 216–220.

5. Seidu S. The easy-to-do audit series: An audit to identify people who have not been coded correctly for non-diabetic dysglycaemia or type 2 diabetes. Diabetes & Primary Care. 2016, Vol 18, No 6, pages 271–273

2012 to 2013

4.Seidu, S., Davies, M. J., Mostafa, S., de Lusignan, S., & Khunti, K. (2013). Prevalence and characteristics in coding, classification and diagnosis of diabetes in primary care. Postgraduate medical journal, postgradmedj-2013. The abstract for this paper was shortlisted at Diabetes UK conference for the best primary care poster award in March 2013.

3. Seidu, S., Davies, M. J., & Khunti, K. (2013). Diabetes screening and the NHS Health Check programme: Can we begin to address ethnic disparities?. Diabetes & Primary Care15(5). Seidu S. Errors in diagnosis, classification and coding on diabetes registers. Journal of Diabetes Nursing. 2013 17( 2):78-79

2.Seidu, S., Davies, M., Roshan, M., Daly, H., Farooqi, A., & Khunti, K. (2012). An evidence-based approach to quality improvement in diabetes care-A review of the evidence on the quality improvement strategies relevant to the reconfiguration of diabetes services. Diabetes and Primary Care14(6), 33

1. Seidu, S., & Khunti, K. (2012). Non-adherence to diabetes guidelines in primary care–The enemy of evidence-based practice. Diabetes research and clinical practice, 95(3), 301-302.

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