Adrian Root (1979-2017)

Between Christmas and New Year 2017, we were desperately saddened at the tragic loss of one of our team members – Adrian Root. Adrian was both a general practitioner and an epidemiologist and was working on various projects using electronic health records mostly answering questions about the effects of medications. His positive outlook, kindness and integrity brought a huge amount to the EHR group, the department and the wider School. His research, teaching and wider academic contributions were of the highest standards and were always carried out with utmost professionalism and with a smile: a wonderful combination.

We also knew Adrian as something of a research ideas machine, and usually just 10 or 15 minutes chatting with him would lead to well thought out studies. What’s important is, they didn’t just stay as ideas, they actually got planned and done.

Aside from research, Adrian patiently led the school choir and could readily adapt pretty much anything for our enthusiastic if slightly limited capabilities. We thought the arrival of baby Harry might slow him down, but no, onwards came new scores for monumental hits like Don’t Stop Me Now, Living on a Prayer and What a Wonderful World!

Even after enduring a terrible illness for many years, Adrian never failed to bring his smile, warmth and generosity to the group. He was much loved, and we miss him, but his inspiration will stay with us for a long time to come.

 

 

Related Publications

Cardiovascular Outcomes Following a Respiratory Tract Infection among Adults with Non-CF Bronchiectasis: A General Population Based Study.

Navaratnam, V. ; Root, A.A. ; Douglas, I. ; Smeeth, L. ; Hubbard, R.B. ; Quint, J.K. ;
Cardiovascular Outcomes Following a Respiratory Tract Infection among Adults with Non-CF Bronchiectasis: A General Population Based Study.
Ann Am Thorac Soc, 2017;

Evaluation of the risk of cardiovascular events with clarithromycin using both propensity score and self-controlled study designs.

Root, A.A. ; Wong, A.Y. ; Ghebremichael-Weldeselassie, Y. ; Smeeth, L. ; Bhaskaran, K. ; Evans, S.J. ; Brauer, R. ; Wong, I.C. ; Navaratnam, V. ; Douglas, I. ;
Evaluation of the risk of cardiovascular events with clarithromycin using both propensity score and self-controlled study designs.
Br J Clin Pharmacol, 2016;

Association between oral fluoroquinolones and seizures: A self-controlled case series study.

Chui, C.S. ; Chan, E.W. ; Wong, A.Y. ; Root, A. ; Douglas, I.J. ; Wong, I.C. ;
Association between oral fluoroquinolones and seizures: A self-controlled case series study.
Neurology, 2016;

OS 04-07 THE COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS OF 4TH LINE ANTI-HYPERTENSIVE AGENTS IN PATIENTS WITH RESISTANT HYPERTENSION: A META-ANALYSIS.

Sinnott, S.J. ; Root, A. ; Mathur, R. ; Mansfield, K. ; Tomlinson, L. ; Douglas, I. ;
OS 04-07 THE COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS OF 4TH LINE ANTI-HYPERTENSIVE AGENTS IN PATIENTS WITH RESISTANT HYPERTENSION: A META-ANALYSIS.
J Hypertens, 2016; 34 Suppl 1 – ISH 2016 Abstract Book:e56-e57

Comparative effectiveness of fourth-line anti-hypertensive agents in resistant hypertension: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Sinnott, S.J. ; Tomlinson, L.A. ; Root, A.A. ; Mathur, R. ; Mansfield, K.E. ; Smeeth, L. ; Douglas, I.J. ;
Comparative effectiveness of fourth-line anti-hypertensive agents in resistant hypertension: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Eur J Prev Cardiol, 2016;

Quantification of the risk of liver injury associated with flucloxacillin: a UK population-based cohort study.

Wing, K. ; Bhaskaran, K. ; Pealing, L. ; Root, A. ; Smeeth, L. ; van Staa, T.P. ; Klungel, O.H. ; Reynolds, R.F. ; Douglas, I. ;
Quantification of the risk of liver injury associated with flucloxacillin: a UK population-based cohort study.
J Antimicrob Chemother, 2017; 72(9):2636-2646


Codelists available
Re: Biomedical Informatics Approaches to Identifying Drug-Drug Interactions: Application to Insulin Secretagogues.

Root, A. ; Douglas, I. ; Evans, S. ;
Re: Biomedical Informatics Approaches to Identifying Drug-Drug Interactions: Application to Insulin Secretagogues.
Epidemiology, 2017;

Inequalities in zoster disease burden: a population-based cohort study to identify social determinants using linked data from the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink.

Jain, A. ; van Hoek, A.J. ; Walker, J.L. ; Forbes, H.J. ; Langan, S.M. ; Root, A. ; Smeeth, L. ; Thomas, S.L. ;
Inequalities in zoster disease burden: a population-based cohort study to identify social determinants using linked data from the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink.
Br J Dermatol, 2018;

Trimethoprim use for urinary tract infection and risk of adverse outcomes in older patients: cohort study.

Crellin, E. ; Mansfield, K.E. ; Leyrat, C. ; Nitsch, D. ; Douglas, I.J. ; Root, A. ; Williamson, E. ; Smeeth, L. ; Tomlinson, L.A. ;
Trimethoprim use for urinary tract infection and risk of adverse outcomes in older patients: cohort study.
BMJ, 2018; 360:k341