Dr. Samira Bell

Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer and Consultant Nephrologist

Address:

Population Health Sciences
School of Medicine
The Mackenzie Building
Kirsty Semple Way
DUNDEE
DD2 4BF

Phone Number:

+(44) 01382 383973

Email Address:

Samira.bell@nhs.net

Biography

Dr Samira Bell was appointed as Consultant Nephrologist at Ninewells Hospital in 2009 after completing her renal training in the West of Scotland. She is also an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer within the Population Health Sciences Division.

She obtained her medical degree (MBChB) in 1999 and MD in 2007 from the University of Glasgow.

She currently holds a NHS Research Scotland Fellowship funded by the Chief Scientists Office.

Her research interest is using data linkage in renal epidemiology. Her current areas of interest are Acute Kidney Injury and diabetes.

Research

 

2013 Identification of risk factors for developing Acute Kidney Injury in patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery. NHS Tayside Clinical Governance March

 

Samira Bell, Charis Marwick, Peter Donnan, Peter Davey

Identification of risk factors for developing Acute Kidney Injury in patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery.  Tenovus, January 2014

 

Samira Bell, Tineke Rennie, Tobias Dreishulte, Charis Marwick, Peter Davey

Health Informatics Centre Innovation Grant, November 2013

 

Samira Bell, Charis Marwick, Peter Donnan, Peter Davey

Risk of Acute Kidney Injury following community prescription of antibiotics.  Anonymous Trust, May 2014.

 

Royal College of Physicians Travelling Fellowship, June 2014

Publications

Improving the recognition of post-operative acute kidney injury. Nicola Trotter, Cal Doherty, Vicki Tully, Peter Davey, Samira Bell. BMJ Qual Improv Report 2014;3:1 u205219.w2164

 

Acute tubulo-interstitial nephritis in Scotland. Achyut Valluri, Lucy Hetherington, Emily McQuarrie, Stewart Fleming, David Kipgen, Colin Geddes, Bruce MacKinnon, Samira Bell. QJM 2014 Nov 28. pii: hcu236. [Epub ahead of print]

 

Pioglitazone and bladder cancer risk: a multi-population pooled, cumulative exposure analysis  Daniel Levin, Samira Bell, Reijo Sund, Sirpa A. Hartikainen, Jaakko Tuomilehto, Eero Pukkala, Ilmo Keskimäki, Ellena Badrick, Andrew G Renehan, Iain Buchan, Samantha L. Bowker, Jasjeet K. Minhas-Sandhu, Zafar Zafari, Carlo Marra, Jeffrey A. Johnson, Bruno H. Stricker, Andrè G. Uitterlinden,A lbert Hofman, Rikje Ruiter, Catherine E. de Keyser, Tom MacDonald, Sarah H.Wild, Paul M. McKeigue, Helen M. Colhoun. Diabetologia. 2015 Mar;58(3):493-504

 

Effects of peri-operative nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on postoperative kidney function for adults with normal kidney function. Samira Bell, Charis A Marwick, Trijntje Rennie, Peter Davey

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2014. DOI:10.1002/14651858.CD011274

 

End stage renal disease and survival in patients with diabetes: a national database linkage study. Samira Bell, Emma H. Fletcher , Inez Brady, Helen C. Looker , Daniel Levin, Nicola Joss, Jamie P Traynor, Wendy Metcalfe, Bryan Conway, Shona Livingstone, Graham Leese, Sam Philip, Sarah Wild, Nynke Halbesma, Naveed Sattar, Robert S. Lindsay, John McKnight, Donald Pearson, Helen M. Colhoun

QJM. 2015 Feb;108(2):127-34

 

Risk of AKI with Gentamicin as Surgical Prophylaxis. Bell S, Davey P, Nathwani D, Marwick C, Vadiveloo T, Sneddon J, Patton A, Bennie M, Fleming S, Donnan PT.

J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 Nov;25(11):2625-32. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2014010035

 

Renal artery stenosis-when to screen, what to stent? Jennings CG, Houston JG, Severn A, Bell S, Mackenzie IS, Macdonald TM. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2014 Jun;16(6):41

 

The effect of omega-3 fatty acids on the atherogenic lipoproteinphenotype in patients with nephrotic range proteinuria. Bell S, Cooney J, Packard CJ, Caslake MJ, Deighan CJ.

 Clin Nephrol. 2012 Jun;77(6):445-53

 

Omega-3 fatty acids improve postprandial lipaemia in patients with nephrotic range proteinuria. Bell S, Cooney J, Packard CJ, Caslake M, Deighan CJ. Atherosclerosis. 2009 Jul;205(1):296

 

The Conundrum of Statins in Chronic Kidney Disease.

S.Siddiqui, C.J. Deighan. Scottish medical journal 2010; 55(1):30-3.

 

Comparison of combined urea and creatinine clearance and prediction equations as measures of residual renal function when GFR is low. Alison Almond, Samira Siddiqui, Sue Robertson, John Norrie, Chris Isles. QJM. 2008 Aug;101(8):619-24

 

Development of a novel method to determine very low density lipoprotein Kinetics.

Al-Shayji IA, Gill JM, Cooney J, Siddiqui S, Caslake MJ. J Lipid Res. 2007 Jun 4

 

Recovery of renal function after 90 days on dialysis:  Implications for    

transplantation in patients with potentially reversible causes of renal   

failure. S.Siddiqui, M Norbury, S. Robertson, A.Almond, C. Isles. Clinical Transplantation 2008 Mar-Apr;22(2):136-40

 

The impact of the new GP contract on measurement of lipids and use of statins in the over 80s with coronary heart disease. Samira Siddiqui, Chris Isles, Ewan Bell, Alan Begg. Br J Cardiol 2006 Sep;13 (5)

 

Factors predicting outcome in a cohort of patients with atherosclerotic renal

artery stenosis diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging.

S.Siddiqui, M. MacGregor, C. Glynn, G. Roditi, C. Deighan. Am J Kidney Dis 2005 Dec;46(6):1065-73

 

Risk Factors for Restless Legs Syndrome in Chronic Haemodialysis

Patients. S.Siddiqui, D.Kavanagh, J. Traynor, M.Mak, C.Deighan, C.Geddes

Nephron Clin Pract. 2005 Jul 14;101(3):c155-c160

 

Restless Legs Syndrome in Dialysis Patients

D. Kavanagh, S.Siddiqui, C.Geddes. Am. J.Kidney Dis. 2004; 43:763-7

Teaching

  • Undergraduate portfolio supervisor.
  • Lecture and small group teaching during 2nd Year medicine undergraduate course.
  • Postgraduate renal registrar teaching.
  • Educational Supervision.
  • Supervision of 4th year student projects.
  • Supervision of Academic FY research attachment.

Impact

The paper : Bell S, Davey P, Nathwani D, Marwick C, Vadiveloo T, Sneddon J, Patton A, Bennie M, Fleming S, Donnan PT. Risk of AKI with Gentamicin as Surgical Prophylaxis. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 2014:25, led to a change in the national orthopaedic antibiotic prophylaxis policy