Electronic Health Records

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Pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacovigilance short courses @ LSHTM – open for applications!

The Electronic Health Records (EHR) Research Group at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine are pleased to announce they are now accepting applications for two longstanding pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacovigilance short courses: Professional Certificate in Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacovigilance and...

Wednesday, 24 July 2019
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The theatre performance ECZEMA! which is part of Professor Sinéad Langan’s Wellcome Trust funded public engagement project is now open for booking on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 June. The performance takes place at the South London Gallery (65-67 Peckham Rd, London, SE5 8UH), starting at 7.30pm and has a running time of 35...

Wednesday, 15 May 2019
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Adrian Root Memorial Lecture – 23 May 2019

The first annual lecture in memory of our greatly missed colleague Adrian Root will take place at LSHTM on Thursday 23rd May. The science writer, epidemiologist and physician Ben Goldacre will be providing his unique insights into key issues around evidence-based medicine. Full details can be found here.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019
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Inaugural Adrian Root prize awarded

In 2018, the EHR group launched a memorial prize, to honour the work of our colleague, Dr. Adrian Root. The prize will be awarded annually to an LSHTM MSc epidemiology student who has worked on an Electronic Health Records project. The inaugural prize was awarded to Ms. Amanda Clery at the LSHTM graduation ceremonies on March...

Monday, 18 March 2019
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Their cancer journeys: artistic expressions of living with cancer

“We wanted to connect with people”. As researchers we work with data; millions of lines of code, statistics and figures, tables and graphs, funnel plots indicating patterns and outliers. But we always need to remind ourselves that every line of data, every entry in a medical record or hospital database, relates to an...

Thursday, 17 January 2019
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Herpesvirus and risk of stroke

Herpes zoster, caused by reactivation of the chickenpox virus, is linked to an increased risk of stroke, according to a recent systematic review by Harriet Forbes and colleagues. In the review, the risk of stroke approximately doubled in the week after herpes zoster and gradually returned to baseline over the next six months.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018
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Long-term outcomes for breast cancer survivors

Two systematic reviews assessing long-term outcomes in survivors of breast cancer have recently been published by members of the EHR research group. Anthony Matthews and colleagues collated substantial randomised controlled trial and observational evidence on the effect of endocrine therapies on several specific cardiovascular...

Tuesday, 20 November 2018
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Use of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitor or Angiotensin Receptor Blocker (ARB) after Actute Kidney Injury

ACE Inhibitors and ARBs are drugs that have transformed clinical care. There is strong randomised trial evidence for improved clinical outcomes from these drugs for patients with heart failure with reduced left ventricular function, and for proteinuric kidney disease. They are also recommended for use for the treatment of...

Thursday, 15 November 2018
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Association of BMI with mortality

Body Mass Index (BMI), a measure of body fat, is linked to risk of death from every major cause except transport accidents, according to new research by the LSHTM Electronic Health Records Research Group. The study is one of the largest of its kind to look at how BMI is associated with the risk of death both overall, and from a...

Wednesday, 31 October 2018
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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,...

Monday, 1 October 2018