Electronic Health Records

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International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology and Therapeutic Risk Management – Montreal Aug 2017

Sam Wilkinson & Ian Douglas     Sam’s thoughts: As a new student of pharmacoepidemiology- and a first-time attendee of ICPE- I was initially overwhelmed. All the sessions seemed relevant and interesting, and the first challenge was to use the time efficiently. By the end though, I felt encouraged. My research focuses on Type 2 Diabetes drugs, and I spent most of my time attending...

Monday, 11 September 2017
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Wellcome Trust Biomedical Vacation Scholarship

Heather Eames, a 3rd year Pharmacy student at University College Cork, Ireland was awarded a Wellcome Trust Biomedical Vacation Scholarship to conduct a summer research project with the EHR group at the Department of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology, LSHTM under the supervision of Dr Sarah-Jo Sinnott and Associate Professor Ian Douglas. This competitive scholarship is awarded to promising...

Tuesday, 5 September 2017
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Where did statistical software come from?

Sarah C Gadd, John Tazare A hugely important part of studying the epidemiology of diseases is being able to use statistics appropriately. Members of the Electronic Health Records group often write code in statistical programming languages in order to process and analyse data, but we rarely discuss how these programs came to exist. A number of developments in computer science were led by a desire...

Monday, 31 July 2017
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Barriers and facilitators to linking and sharing routine health data for research

Today Dr Charlotte Warren-Gash discusses ‘Barriers and facilitators to linking and sharing routine health data for research’ on the PHG...

Friday, 16 June 2017
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Wellcome Trust Biomedical Vacation Scholarship awarded

Promoting Research amongst Undergraduate Students Dr Sarah-Jo Sinnott, Dr Ian Douglas and co-applicant Heather Eames have been awarded a Wellcome...

Friday, 2 June 2017
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British Science Association Media Fellowship awarded

Dr Charlotte Warren-Gash has been awarded a 2017 Media Fellowship from the British Science Association. This scheme offers scientists a unique...

Thursday, 1 June 2017
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Nephrology Journal Club

Wednesday 26th April’s Nephrology Journal Club is going to be based on a recent paper written by members of out group. Laurie Tomlinson has...

Wednesday, 26 April 2017
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Report from 1st EDEN Forum

By Anna Ascott School researcher, Dr Sinéad Langan helped organise the first European Dermatology Epidemiology Network (EDEN) Forum, which was held on 30-31 March 2017, in Madrid, Spain  Dermato-Epidemiology, which describes the study of causes, prevention, health services research and evaluation of interventions of skin diseases, is particularly important for dermatology, as a relatively...

Monday, 24 April 2017
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Blog – Availability of clinical trial data for research purposes

By Kevin Wing. I recently attended a session entitled EMA’s Policy on Clinical Publication: Opportunities, Challenges and Measuring Success at the Drug Information Association annual conference in Glasgow, (still just about) UK, focusing on progress of the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) new policy for making complete clinical trial data available for access by the public and researchers...

Wednesday, 19 April 2017
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PHE Conference and ISPE mid-year meeting

by Andreia Leite. Members of the electronic health records (EHR) group have recently attended two conferences:  Public Health England (PHE) Research and Applied Epidemiology Scientific Conference 2017 and ISPE 2017 mid-year meeting. In both, researchers from the group presented work using data from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD). PHE conference joined professionals working in...

Monday, 10 April 2017
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Even small reductions in kidney function after starting common blood pressure drugs are associated with increased risk

Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) (drugs with names ending in –pril, e.g. enalapril) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB) (drugs...

Monday, 3 April 2017