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  1. Chow CK, Thakkar J, Bennett A, Hillis G, Burke M, Usherwood T, Vo K, Rogers K, Atkins E, Webster R, Chou M, Dehbi HM, Salam A, Patel A, Neal B, Peiris D, Krum H, Chalmers J, Nelson M, Reid CM, Woodward M, Hilmer S, Thom S, Rodgers A. Quarter-dose quadruple combination therapy for initial treatment of hypertension: placebo-controlled, crossover randomised trial and systematic review. Lancet 2017;389(10073):1035-1042 This paper examines the potential of a novel approach to hypertension using ultra-low dose quadruple combination therapy.
  2. Chow CK, Redfern J, Hillis GS, Thakkar J, Santo K, Hackett ML, Jan S, Graves N, de Keizer L, Barry T, Bompoint S, Stepien S, Whittaker R, Rodgers A, Thiagalingam A. Effect of Lifestyle-Focused Text Messaging on Risk Factor Modification in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease. JAMA. 2015;314(12):1255-1263. This landmark paper reported RCT outcomes of a text messaged-based strategy to improve secondary prevention of heart disease received significant media attention both nationally and internationally.
  3. Chow CK, et al. Availability and affordability of essential medicines for diabetes… Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2018 Oct; 6(10):798-808. This is the 3rd of 3 papers published on the availability and affordability of medicines for diabetes, hypertension and CVD and was highlighted by an accompanying editorial. This demonstrates a gradient exists in access to essential CVD medicines from low to high income settings. It illustrates the relationship of poor access to medicines with poor use of CVD medicines.
  4. Thakkar J, Kurup R, Laba TL, Santo K, Thiagalingam A, Rodgers A, Woodward M, Redfern J, Chow CK. Mobile Telephone Text Messaging for Medication Adherence in Chronic Disease: A Meta-analysis. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Mar 1;176(3):340-9. This was led by my PhD student Jay Thakkar who won the Deans prize for student research publication
  5. Khan E, … Chow CK. Differences in management and outcomes for men and women with ST-elevation myocardial infarction. MJA 2018 Aug 6; 209 (3):118-123. This found women with STEMI received less angiography and revascularisation and were at twice the risk of mortality compared to men. It reached ~3.7 mil by TV, AM radio, print, online and FM radio, and raised awareness about this important women’s health issue.


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