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Associate Professor SZE MAY NG

MBBS (HONOURS) DCH FHEA FRCPCH SFFMLM MSc LLM MBA PhD

CONSULTANT IN PAEDIATRICS AND PAEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY / DIABETES

May Ng was the recipient of the prestigious UK Medical Research Council Fellowship. She led a successful multi-centred randomised controlled clinical trial involving thyroid supplementation in preterm infants. She is Editor-in-Chief of Diabetes Care for Children & Young People, Associate Editor of Journal of Paediatric Diseases and Diabetes and Obesity International Journal. She also serves on the Editorial Board for Practical Diabetes, Journal of Pediatric Sciences, International Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, International Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, the Advisory Board for WebMed Central, the Reviewer Board for the Journal of Pediatric Biochemistry and the American Journal of Clinical Medicine Research. She is also a regular invited referee for many high impact journals. She has produced 2 books, a book chapter and over 100+ peer-reviewed publications (80+ first author/senior author papers) including 3 Cochrane reviews. She has been an invited and keynote speaker at many national and international meetings of learned societies including Diabetes UK, Diabetes Professional Conference, Diabetes Ireland, BSPED, ESPE, ISPAD, Sri Lankan National Association, National Network Forums and Royal Colleges and has given over 200 presentations at international and national/regional scientific conferences.


Selected publications   (h-index 19  i10-index 32   RG 34.86)


  1. Ng SM. User driven open source diabetes technology (special issue) Paediatric DIY APS. Diabetic Medicine 2021
  2. Ng SM. NPDA 2019/20: Health disparities and worsening access to diabetes technology based on ethnicity and deprivation. Diabetes Care in Children and Young People 2021, Vol 10 No.3
  3. Soni A, Agwu C, Ng SM. 15 minutes consultation-practical use of continuous glucose monitoring. Archives of Disease in Childhood Education and Practice 2021
  4. Zuijdwijk C, Vukovic R, Marks BE, Mandilou SVM, Ng SM, Wright N, Krogvold L, Barrett T, Agwu JC. Proceedings of 20th ISPAD science school for physicians 2021. Pediatr Diabetes. 2021 Jul 8. doi: 10.1111/pedi.13246
  5. Ng SM, Evans ML. Widening health inequalities related to Type 1 diabetes care in children and young people in the UK– a time to act now. Diabetic Medicine 2021
  6. Agwu CA and Ng SM. Fluid and electrolyte therapy in childhood management of diabetes ketoacidosis: a rationale for a new guideline. Diabetic Medicine 2021
  7. Evans M and Ng SM. Widening health inequalities related to Type 1 diabetes care in children and young people in the UK– a time to act now. Diabetic Medicine 2021
  8. Marks B, Ng SM, Ehtisham S et al. ISPAD Highlights 2020. Pediatric Diabetes 2021
  9. Ng SM, de Beufort C, Boot A, Becker D, Wolsdorf J. Transforming education through a global e-learning model for pediatric diabetes and endocrinology. Hormone Research Pediatrics 2021
  10. Zuijdwijk C, Vukovic R, Marks BE, Mandilou SVM, Ng SM, Agwu JC. Proceedings of 20th ISPAD science school for physicians 2021. Pediatr Diabetes. 2021 Jul 8. doi: 10.1111/pedi.13246
  11. Leelarathna L, Chaudarhy P, Wilmot E, Kar P, Ng SM. Hybrid Closed-Loop Therpay: Where are we in 20201. Diabetes Obesity and Metabolism 2021
  12. Ng SM, de Beufort C, Becker D, Wolsdorf J. A global e-learning initiative for pediatric diabetes and endocrinology: Introduction and description. Pediatric Diabetes 2021
  13. Toomey C, Gore J, Ooi F, Ng SM. Action4Diabetes: A UK charity revolutionising type 1 diabetes healthcare across South-East Asia. Diabetes Care for Children and Young People 2021: 1:3
  14. Ng SM. Introducing a global e-learning initiative for paediatric diabetes and endocrinology. Diabetes Care for Children & Young People 2021, Vol 11:1
  15. Ng SM, Turner MA, Weindliing AM. Neurodevelopmental outcome at 42 months following thyroxine supplemnetation in infants below 28 weeks’ gestation: a randomised controlled trial. Thyroid 2020, Vol 30, No 7 p948-954
  16. Ng SM, Woodger K, Soni A et al. Presentation of newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes in children and young people during COVID-19: a national UK survey. BMJ Paediatric Open 2020
  17. Apperley L, Sultana P, Clemente M, Ng SM. Social deprivation affects the practice of routinely downloading blood glucose data at home for families and children with type 1 diabetes. Diabetic Medicine 2020
  18. Bray D, Guyers M, Ng SM. Unleashing the solution-focused power of the Ormskirk Model by minding your language. Diabetes Care for Children & Young People 2020
  19. Ng SM. Prolonged dermatological manifestation 4 weeks following recovery of COVID-19 in a child. BMJ Case Reports 2020, 13:e237056. doi:10.1136/bcr-2020-237056
  20. NG SM. COVID-19 and children with diabetes-emerging knowledge. Practical Diabetes 2020. Vol 37, No 4 :147-150
  21. Thomas RL, Ng SM. Risks and prevalence of diabetic retinopathy in children and young people with Type 1. J Diabetes Clin Research 2020, 2(2):68-74.
  22. Ng SM, Katkat N , Oryan T, Ayoede K, Aleem M. Longitudinal outcomes of well term infants who present with persistent hyperthyrotropinaemia. Archives of Diseases in Childhood 2020
  23. Ng SM, Apperley L, Upradrasta S, Natarajan A. Vaginal bleeding in prepubertal females. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology 2020
  24. Ng SM, Lay JT, Regan F et al. Variations in diabetes transition care for children and young people: a national survey. Diabetic Medicine 2020
  25. Ng SM, Stepien K. Glucocorticoid replacement regimens in the treatment of 21-hydroxylase deficiency congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2020.
  26. Kanumakala S, Ng SM. Diabesity in Children with Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Care for Children & Young People 2020, Vol 10:1
  27. Guyers M, Bray D, Ng SM. Language matters; image matters too. The Ormskirk Model: A new HbA1c–time-in-range solution-focused model. Diabetes Care for Children & Young People 2020, Vol 9, No 2, p41 - 48
  28. Ogundiya A, Ng SM. Continuous glucose monitoring in diagnosis and management of cystic fibrosis related diabetes in children. J Diabetology 2020
  29. Addala A, March C, Ng SM et al ISPAD Annual Conference 2019 Highlights. Pediatric Diabetes 2020;21:152–157
  30. Ng SM, Ogundiya A, Didi M, Turner MA. Adrenal function of extremely premature infants in the first five days after birth. Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism 2019, Vol 32, No 4 pp 363-671.
  31. Ferguson E, Wrigth N, Ng SM. Variations in access to continuous glucose monitoring and flash glucose sensors for children and young people in England and Wales: A national survey. Archives of Diseases in Childhood 2019
  32. Ng SM. Incorporating social media tools in paediatric diabetes care. Diabetes Care in Children and Young People 2019; 9, pp34
  33. Ng SM, D Pintus. Freestyle Libre Flash glucose monitoring system improves patients quality of life measures in children with T1DM with appropriate provision of support and education by healthcare professionals. Diab Metab Syndrome 2019, 30:2923-6
  34. Ng SM, Apperley L. Profound Growth Failure in Peripubertal Adolescents Presenting with Severe Acquired Autoimmune Hypothyroidism. International Journal of Pediatrics, Neonatology and Primary Care 2019. Vol 1
  35. Ng SM. Clinical Leadership in the NHS: A case of change. Diabetes Care for Children & Young People 2019, Vol 8, No 3
  36. Kar P, Flurry J, Ng SM. Delivering the NHS Long Term Plan to ensure young people with diabetes have the care they need for their mental health. Diabetes Care for Children & Young People 2019; Volume 8 No 2
  37. Ng SM Non-therapeutic research in children. Clinical Ethics 2019 DOI: 10.1177/1477750919845084
  38. Ng SM, Moore HS, Clemente M, Pintus D, Soni A. Continuous Glucose Monitoring in children with type 1 diabetes improves well-being, alleviates worry and fear of hypoglycaemia. Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics 2019, Vol 21, No 3 pp1-5
  39. Ng SM, Moore HS, Carson M, Maiden J. Driving UK paediatric diabetes care forward through national quality initiatives. Diabetes Care for Children & Young People 2018, Vol 7, No 2, pp1-5
  40. Ng SM, Pintus D, Turner MA. Extreme premature small for gestational age infants have appropriate catch-up growth at term equivalence compared with extreme premature appropriate for gestation age infants. J Clin Res Pediatr Endocrinol 2018
  41. Ng SM, Omolola A, McGuigan M, Chandrasekaran S. A multicentre study evaluating the risk and prevalence of diabetic retinopathy in children and young people with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews 2018
  42. Ng SM, Apperley L. Increased insulin requirement may contribute to risk of obesity n children and young people with type 1 diabetes. Diabetic and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical research and reviews 2018 doi.org/10.1016/j.dsx.2018.11.005
  43. Agwu JC, Idkowiak J, Bull L, Ng SM et al. ISPAD Annual Conference 2017 Highlights. Pediatric Diabetes. 2018;19:855–858.
  44. Ng SM. Technology, telemedicine and social media are tools to improve health outcomes, education and patient engagement in a paediatric diabetes service. Practical Diabetes 2018, Vol 35, No 3 pp1-4
  45. Ng SM, Turner MA, Avula S. Ultrasound measurements of thyroid gland volume at 36 weeks corrected gestational age in extreme preterm infants born before 28 weeks gestation. European Thyroid Journal 2017. doi:10.1159/000481857
  46. Apperley L, Ng SM. Socioeconomic Deprivation, Household Education and Employment are Associated With Increased Hospital Admissions and Poor Glycemic Control in Children With Type 1 Diabetes. Review of Diabetic Studies 2017, 14(2):295-300
  47. Ng SM,  Drury J, Upadrasta S, Weindling M, Turner M. Correlation of plasma and salivary cortisol in extremely premature infants. J Neonatal Biology 2017, 6:3 doi: 10.4172/2167-0897.1000260
  48. Ng SM. Digital Footprints: Steps towards transformation in paediatric diabetes. Journal of MHealth 2017, March ow.ly/g6Um30a
  49. Ng SM, Stepien K. Glucocorticoid replacement regimens in the treatment of 21-hydroxylase deficiency congenital adrenal hyperplasia (Protocol) published Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 1.
  50. Ng SM, Edge J. Hyperglycaemic Hyperosmolar State (HHS) in children: A practical guide to management. Paediatrics and Child Health Journal 2017 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paed.2017.01.002
  51. Ng SM, Soni A, Didi M. Neonatal Pituitary-Thyroid Axis Dysregulation with Combined Thyroid Hormone and Thyrotropin Resistance in Infant with Trisomy 21 and Maternal Subclinical Hypothyroidism. J Neonatal Biol 2016 5:4 DOI: 10.4172/2167-0897.1000243
  52. Ng SM, Agwu JC, Dwan K. A systematic review and meta-analysis of Synacthen tests for assessing hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal insufficiency in children. Arch Dis Child 2016; 1–7. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2015-308925
  53. Soni A, Agwu JC, Kershaw M, Edge J, Wright N, Ng SM. Management of children with type 1 diabetes during illness: a national survey. Postgrad Med J 2016  doi:10.1136/postgradmedj-2015-133786
  54. Ng SM, Turner M. The Importance of Risk Stratification and Management of Newborn Babies of Women with a History of Graves’ disease. Int J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2016; 2(1): 001-004
  55. Ng SM, Vizard M. The great enabler: how technology is helping to improve patient outcomes in paediatric diabetes. British Journal of Diabetes & Vascular Disease 2015; 15: 86-88. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.15277/bjdvd.2015.017
  56. Soni A, Ng SM. Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in children and young people: updated NICE guidance. Practical Diabetes 2015; 32:281-282
  57. Ng SM. Improving patient outcomes with technology and social media in paediatric diabetes. BMJ Quality Improvement Reports 2015; 4(1) DOI:10.1136/bmjquality.u209396.w3846 (1)
  58. Ng SM, Watson G, Turner MA, Newland P and Weindling AM. Do maternal factors influence neonatal thyroid status in the extreme premature infant? The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine 2014:26:1-11.
  59. Agwu C, Ng SM, Edge JA, Drew JH, Wright N, Moudiotis C, Kershaw M. Care of children and young people with diabetes who require surgery. Diabetes Care for Children & Young People, 2014, Vol 3, No 3, pages 106–110
  60. Ng SM, Soni A. Intensive diabetes management and goal setting are key aspects of improving metabolic control in children and young people with Type 1 diabetes mellitus. World Journal of Diabetes 2014:5(6): 877-881
  61. Ng SM, L, Finnigan L, Kiernan C, Coward S. Improving paediatric diabetes care with the use of an integrated paediatric electronic diabetes information management system and routine uploading of blood glucose meters and insulin pumps in outpatient clinics. Arch Dis Child. 2014 Aug 14. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2014-307021.
  62. Ng SM, Mariguddi S, Coward S, Middleton H. Successful implementation of a paediatric community home nursing service as a model of service delivery in acute paediatric care. British Journal of Nursing 2014: 23 (4):209-212
  63. Ng SM, Turner MA, Watson G, Victor S, Isherwood DM, Newland P, Didi M and Weindling AM. Is dopamine an iatrogenic disruptor of thyroid and cortisol function in the extremely premature infant? Advances in Endocrinology 2014
  64. Soni A, Shaw EJ, Natarajan A, Ng SM. Children with Type 1 Diabetes mellitus developing concurrent autoimmune disease are not at risk of worsening metabolic control or growth impairment. Practical Diabetes 2014: 31(6):243-246
  65. Ng SM, Turner MA, et al Effect of thyroxine on brain microstructure in extremely premature babies: magnetic resonance imaging findings from the TIPIT study. Pediatric Radiology 2014 DOI:10.1007/s00247-014-2911-6
  66. Ng SM, Balmuri S. Review of insulin treatment in stress related hyperglycaemia in children without pre-existing diabetes. Acta Paediatrica 2013 Oct 3. doi: 10.1111/apa.12442
  67. Ng SM, Turner MA, Gamble, et al. An explanatory randomised placebo controlled trial of levothyroxine supplementation for babies born < 28 weeks' gestation: results of the TIPIT trial. Trials 2013, 14: 211
  68. Ng SM, Drury JA, Turner MA, M Didi, Victor S, Paul Newland, Weindling AM. A Novel Method of Collection of Saliva for Estimation of Steroid Levels in Extremely Premature Infants. Acta Paediatrica 2013 doi: 10.1111/apa.12146
  69. Murphy A, Martin P, Jukka C, Memon A, Ng SM. Recurrent primary paediatric herpetic whitlow of the big toe. BMJ Case Reports 2013 doi:10.1136/bcr-2013-008598
  70. Murphy C and Ng SM. Institution of multiple daily insulin regimen compared with twice daily pre-mixed insulin regimen for children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. American Journal of Clinical Medicine Research 2013 1 (1). doi: 10.12691/ajcmr-1-1-2
  71. Hanumanthaiah H, Gangadharan A, Ng SM.  Continuous insulin infusion therapy for acute stress hyperglycemia secondary to asthma exacerbation in a paediatric patient. Journal of Diabetes Research and Clinical Metabolism 2012
  72. Gangadharan A, Ng SM.  The Use of Iodine as First Line Therapy in Graves' Disease Complicated with Neutropenia at First Presentation in a Paediatric Patient. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research 2013, 3(2): 324-328
  73. Ng SM, Wong SC, Chakkrapani E et al.  Multivariate analysis of factors that affect neonatal screening thyroid stimulating hormone. Journal of Paediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism 2011, 24: 727-732
  74. Hussain M, Cheri J, Khalid M, Matouk Z, Ng SM, et al. Growth monitoring still has a place in selected populations of children. BMJ Case Reports 2011; doi:10.1136/bcr.01.2010.2640
  75. Ng SM, Weindling MA. The impact of networks on clinical trials in the United Kingdom . Trials 2009, 10:100
  76. Ng SM, Turner MA, et al TIPIT: A Randomised Controlled Trial of Thyroxine in Preterm Infants: Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Magnetic Resonance Angiography Protocol. BMC Pediatrics 2008, 8:26
  77. Ng SM. Hypothyroxinemia of prematurity: cause, diagnosis and management. Expert Review of Endocrinology & Metabolism 2008
  78. Ng SM, Dullipala A, Weindling AM. High versus low dose of initial thyroid hormone replacement for congenital hypothyroidism. Cochrane Database of Systemic Reviews 2008, Issue 1
  79. Ng SM, Turner MA, Gamble, et al. TIPIT: A Randomised controlled trial of thyroxine in preterm infants born under 28 weeks gestation. Trials 2008, 9:17
  80. Ng SM, Wong SC, Isherwood DM, et al. Biochemical severity of thyroid ectopia in congenital hypothyroidism demonstrates sexual dimorphism. European Journal of Endocrinology 2007, 156: 49-53
  81. Ng SM, Wong SC, Chakkrapani E, et al.  There is a delay in screening premature infants for congenital hypoithyroidism. Archives of Disease in Childhood Fetal Neonatal Ed 2006, 91: F465-466
  82. Ng SM, May JE, Emmerson AJB. Continuous insulin infusion in hyperglycemic ELBW infants: An evaluation of treatment response. Biology of the Neonate 2005, 4: 269-272
  83. Ng SM, Kumar Y et al. The gonadotrophins response to GnRH test is not a predictor of neurological lesion in girls with central precocious puberty. Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism 2005, 18: 849-852
  84. Ng SM, Wong SC, Isherwood DM, et al. Multivariate analysis on factors affecting suppression of thyroid stimulating hormone in treated congenital hypothyroidism. Hormone Research 2004, 20: 245-251
  85. Wong SC, Ng SM, Didi M. Children with congenital hypothyroidism are at risk of adult obesity due to early adiposity rebound. Clinical Endocrinology 2004, 61: 441-6
  86. Ng SM, Wong SC, Didi M. Head circumference and linear growth during the first 3 years in treated congenital hypothyroidism in relation to aetiology and initial biochemical severity. Clinical Endocrinology 2004, 61: 155-9
  87. Chalameau M, Hadjiaathanasiou C, Ng SM, et al. How to select girls with precocious puberty for brain imaging? An evidence based approach: EUROPUB study. A multicentre trial. Journal of Pediatrics 2003, 143: 445-450
  88. Ng SM, Jones AP. Drug therapies for reducing gastric acidity in people with cystic fibrosis. Cochrane Collaboration, Cochrane Library 2003, Issue 2
  89. Ng SM, Kumar Y, Cody D, Didi M and Smith CS. Cranial MRI scans are indicated in all girls with central precocious puberty. Archives of Disease in Childhood 2003, 88:  414-418
  90. Cody D, Ng SM, Didi M. The differing outcomes of hyperthyrotropinemia. Journal of Paediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism 2003, 16: 375-378
  91. Ng SM, Khurana R, Hughes U, et al. Is prolonged use of computer games a risk factor for deep venous thrombosis in children? Clinical Medicine 2003, 6: 593-594
  92. Ng SM, Toh EM and Sherrington CA. Clinical predictors of abnormal computed tomography scans in paediatric head injury. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 2002, 38: 388-392
  93. Ng SM, Ariffin WA,. Clinical features and treatment outcome of children with myeloid antigen coexpression in B-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Journal of Tropical Paediatrics 2000, 46: 73-78
  94. Ng SM, Lin HP, Ariffin WA,  Age, sex, hemoglobin and white cell count at diagnosis are important prognostic factors in children with ALL treated with BFM-type protocol. Journal of Tropical Paediatrics 2000, 46:  338-343
  95. Ng SM, Ariffin WA, Lin HP and Chan LL. Presenting features and treatment outcome of 78 Malaysian children with neuroblastoma. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health 1999, 30: 149-153


 Including over 80+ published abstracts in paediatric journals from Scientific International Conference Meetings


Published Books


Ng SM. Me and My Hormones: What Can Go Wring. 1st Edn Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Ng SM. A Journey With Brendan: Life With a Child With Autism by a Mother and Paediatrician. 2nd Edn Book Guild Pub


Published Book Chapters


Ng SM. Hormonal dysregulation of the hypothlamic-pituitary-adrenal and hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axes in preterm infants In: Preterm Infants: Development, Prognosis and Potential Complications, Nova Science Publishers, Inc 2012


Published E-learning Online Chapters


Ng SM. Key Practice Points for Hyperglycaemia. Paediatric Care Online http://pcouk.org/PracticePoints.aspx


Ng SM, Ogundiya A. Metabolic bone disease of prematurity. E-learning chapter and Vignette. European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology  https://www.espe-elearning.org


Ng SM, Ogundiya A. Hypothyroxinaemia of Prematurity. E-learning and Case Vignette. European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology  https://www.espe-elearning.org


Kar P. Ng SM, Nicholson E. Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. BMJ Best Practice 2021 URL: https://bestpractice.bmj.com/topics/en-gb/25


USA Autism Parenting Magazine           Issue 84 Quick Tips on Potty Training Children with Autism and Special Needs

                                                                    Issue 87 Quick Tips on Communications for Children With Autism and Special Needs

                                                                    Issue 98 Top Tips on Helping Your Child with Autism Through Puberty

                                                                    Issue 102 Pushing the Boundaries of Routine

                                                                    Issue 106 Understanding the Potential Health Conditions Associated with Autism

                                                                    Issue 124 When to Consider Legal Deputyship and Guardianship




    





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