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Risk of skin cancer in people with vitiligo: a systematic review and meta-analysis (2018)
Journal Article
Ban, L., Labbouz, S., Grindlay, D. J., Batchelor, J. M., & Ratib, S. (2018). Risk of skin cancer in people with vitiligo: a systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Dermatology, 179(4), (971-972). doi:10.1111/bjd.16703. ISSN 0007-0963

Vitiligo is a chronic disorder causing skin depigmentation with around 1% global prevalence, affecting people of all ages, skin types and genders.1 Due to the absence of melanin in lesional skin there is a theoretical concern that there might be a hi... Read More

Risk of cardiovascular disease in Chinese patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a cross sectional study based on hospital medical records in 10 years (2017)
Journal Article
Zou, K., Xiao, F., Li, H., Zhou, Q., Ban, L., Yang, M., …Zhang, W. (in press). Risk of cardiovascular disease in Chinese patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a cross sectional study based on hospital medical records in 10 years. PLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203

Objective: Though the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been established in Western population, little is known about the risk in Chinese people with RA. Our objective was to estimate the risk of CVD in Chinese peo... Read More

The incidence of first stroke in and around pregnancy: A population-based cohort study from Sweden (2017)
Journal Article
Ban, L., Abdul Sultan, A., Stephansson, O., Tata, L. J., Sprigg, N., Nelson-Piercy, C., …Ludvigsson, J. F. (2017). The incidence of first stroke in and around pregnancy: A population-based cohort study from Sweden. European Stroke Journal, doi:10.1177/2396987317706600. ISSN 2396-9881

Introduction: Research has suggested that delivery is associated with an increased risk of stroke in women; however, there is a lack of contemporary estimates on the incidence of stroke in and after pregnancy compared with the baseline risk in women... Read More

Adverse pregnancy outcomes among women with inflammatory bowel disease: a population based study from England (2016)
Journal Article
Abdul Sultan, A., West, J., Ban, L., Humes, D., Tata, L. J., Fleming, K. M., …Card, T. R. (2016). Adverse pregnancy outcomes among women with inflammatory bowel disease: a population based study from England. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, 22(7), doi:10.1097/MIB.0000000000000802. ISSN 1078-0998

Background: There is limited contemporary population based evidence on adverse birth outcomes and pregnancy related complications for women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This study provides such estimates of these risks and assesses variatio... Read More

Women with celiac disease present with fertility problems no more often than women in the general population (2014)
Journal Article
Dhalwani, N. N., West, J., Sultan, A. A., Ban, L., & Tata, L. J. (in press). Women with celiac disease present with fertility problems no more often than women in the general population. Gastroenterology, 147(6), doi:10.1053/j.gastro.2014.08.025. ISSN 2308-2097

BACKGROUND & AIMS: Studies have associated infertility with celiac disease. However, these included small numbers of women attending infertility specialist services and subsequently screened for celiac disease, and therefore may not have been represe... Read More

Limited risks of major congenital anomalies in children of mothers with IBD and effects of medications (2013)
Journal Article
Ban, L., Tata, L. J., Fiaschi, L., & Card, T. R. (2014). Limited risks of major congenital anomalies in children of mothers with IBD and effects of medications. Gastroenterology, 146(1), doi:10.1053/j.gastro.2013.09.061. ISSN 2308-2097

Background & aims: Concerns persist about the risk of major congenital anomalies in children of women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and whether medication use affects risk. We assessed these risks, and variations in use of medications by wom... Read More