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I have been working in paediatrics since 1988 and a consultant paediatrician since 2000. I work in all areas of childrens medicine.
Areas of interest
Paediatric orthopaedic medicine and Vitamin D; Bone Pain, General paediatrics, musculoskeletal and other childrens medical problems,
- Vitamin D for Children educational site: http://www.vitamindmission.co.uk/
Current NHS consultant posts held
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore
My first research thesis (MD) was a study of the psychological features of childhood eczema in Manchester in 1996. In 1999 I completed a research thesis on Influenza in childhood. My current research is centred on Bone Medicine and in particular Vitamin D Deficiency.
Humanitarian Award 1998 Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto.
Self-portraits and self-concept of children with atopic eczema.
Ambulatory Child Health. 1997;3:148.
Jacobs B. Biblical origins of placebo.
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. April 2000;93:213-214.
Jacobs B, Young NL, Dick PT, Ipp MM, Dutkowski R, Davies HD, Langley JM, Greenberg S, Stephens D, Wang EEL.
Canadian Acute Respiratory Illness and Flu Scale (CARIFS). Development of a valid measure for childhood respiratory infections.
Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2000;53 (8):793-799.
Islam L, Gopinathan S, Jacobs B, Flannagan A. Chronic non-bacterial osteomyelitis (CNO).
Archives of Disease in Childhood. 91 Supplement 1:A55-A56, April 2006.
Ramnarayan P, Winrow A, Coren M, Nanduri V, Buchdahl R, Jacobs B, Fisher H, Taylor PM, Wyatt JC, Britto J.
Diagnostic omission errors in acute paediatric practice: impact of a reminder system on decision-making.
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2006, 6:37
Benjamin Jacobs and Deborah Eastwood: Orthopaedic problems. In Practical Paediatric Problems in Primary Care by Bannon MJ and Carter Y. Oxford University Press 2007.
Gikas PD, Islam L, Aston W, Tirabosco R, Saifuddin A, Briggs TW, Cannon SR, O'Donnell P, Jacobs B, and Flanagan AM.
Nonbacterial osteitis: a clinical, histopathological, and imaging study with a proposal for protocol-based management of patients with this diagnosis.
Journal of Orthopaedic Science 2009;14(5):505-16
Update of Asthma chapter in ABC of One to Seven (ABC Series) by Bernard Valman, BMJ Books 5th edition 2009.
Toe walking, flat feet and bow legs, in-toeing and out-toeing.
Paediatrics and Child Health 2010; 20(5): 221-224
Hypocalcaemic convulsions due to vitamin D deficiency may masquerade as simple febrile convulsions
Julies P, Jacobs B. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 2011;96:A68
Arundel P, Ahmed SF, Allgrove J, Bishop NJ, Burren CP, Jacobs B, Mughal MZ, Offiah AC, Shaw NJ
British Paediatric and Adolescent Bone Group’s position statement on vitamin D deficiency
McAree T, Jacobs B, Manickavasagar T, Sivalokanathan S, Brennan L, Bassett P, Rainbow S, Blair M
Vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy – still a public health issue
Maternal & Child Nutrition 2013;9:23-30
Is Single Oral Dose of 300,000 IU Vitamin D3 Adequate for Treatment of Nutritional Rickets?
Courses offered to GPs
Vitamin D Deficiency: Why the fuss?
Reference number 3065251
Details of entry to specialist register
- Paediatrics, 1997
- Centennial Medical Care, WD6 3FG
- 13:00 - 18:30
- 07502 224414
- Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, HA7 4LP
- 14:00 - 18:30
- 07502 224414
- Wellington Diagnostic and Outpatient Centre,...
- 10:00 - 12:00
- 07502 224414
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