Electronic Health Records

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Podcast on respiratory infections and cardiovascular disease

Dr Charlotte Warren-Gash from the Electronic Heatlh Records Research group at LSHTM recently contributed to an episode of the BMJ Heart podcast, speaking with Dr James Rudd about the links between respiratory infections and subsequent heart attacks and strokes. The podcast can be found here.

Monday, 1 October 2018
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Eczema and increased risk of cardiovascular disease

Adults with eczema could face an increased risk of experiencing non-fatal cardiovascular disease, according to a recent study carried out by members of the Electronic Health Records Research Group at LSHTM. The observational study involving almost 2 million people found that patients with eczema were 10-20% more likely to...

Friday, 3 August 2018
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Paris bike ride for Adrian

Some of the EHR group have just completed a London to Paris bike ride in memory of Adrian Root, a member of the group who sadly died at the end of 2017. We raised over £20,000 to set up a new prize for the MSc epidemiology in Adrian’s name. The trip included a gruelling (=hilly, & lots of angry motorists!) first 65 mile...

Tuesday, 24 July 2018
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Asthma and COPD – how often do patients have both conditions?

Asthma and COPD share many characteristics and symptoms, and the differential diagnosis between the two diseases can be difficult in primary care. Francis Nissen and colleagues have recently done a study to quantify how commonly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a concomitant diagnosis of asthma,...

Monday, 4 June 2018
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Quality of life, depression and anxiety in breast cancer survivors

We know that some women may experience both physical and psychological changes after a diagnosis of breast cancer. In order to learn more about this, researchers in the EHR group, in collaboration with researchers at the Clinical Practice Research Datalink, are inviting women both with a previous diagnosis of breast cancer and...

Thursday, 3 May 2018
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Professional Certificate in Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacovigilance – now accepting applications for 2018/19

This 30-week examined introductory course is relevant to anyone working in areas related to the risk-benefit of medicines and drug safety. Organised by members of the EHR research group and including lectures and workshops led by experts from academia, regulatory authorities and the pharmaceutical industry, the course can be...

Wednesday, 18 April 2018
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Trimethoprim and adverse outcomes in older patients

Members of our group have recently published a paper investigating adverse effects of trimethoprim for the treatment of urinary tract infection. We show that compared to other antibiotics used for the same reason, trimethoprim is associated with an increased risk of acute kidney injury  (a sudden reduction in kidney function)

Wednesday, 21 March 2018
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UKRI Innovation Fund Fellowships

Three new three year UKRI Innovation Fund Fellowships have been awarded to researchers at LSHTM, aligned with Health Data Research UK, all three have strong links to the Electronic Health Records research group. Rosalind Eggo will be using linked health and environmental data to assess joint effects of air pollution...

Monday, 12 February 2018
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Health Data Research UK

We are delighted to report that LSHTM was part of a successful pan-London bid to be a founding substantive partner in Health Data Research UK, a...

Monday, 12 February 2018
Blog Post

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...

Monday, 31 July 2017