Affiliation: University College London
- Oral antibiotic prescribing during pregnancy in primary care: UK population-based studyIrene Petersen
Department of Primary Care and Population Health, UCL, Rowland Hill Street, London NW3 2PF, UK
J Antimicrob Chemother 65:2238-46. 2010..Finally, to identify socio-demographic factors associated with antibiotic prescribing in pregnancy...
- Pregnancy as a major determinant for discontinuation of antidepressants: an analysis of data from The Health Improvement NetworkIrene Petersen
Department of Primary Care and Population Health, University College London, Rowland Hill St, London NW3 2PF, UK
J Clin Psychiatry 72:979-85. 2011..Potential adverse effects of antidepressants during pregnancy have caused concern about their use. There are, however, very limited detailed data on patterns of antidepressant prescribing in pregnancy...
- Relative incidence of common cancers in people with severe mental illness. Cohort study in the United Kingdom THIN primary care databaseDavid P J Osborn
UCL Mental Health Sciences Unit, UCL, Charles Bell House, Riding House Street, London W1W 7EJ, UK
Schizophr Res 143:44-9. 2013..A recent United Kingdom (UK) report found that breast and colorectal cancers were more common in people with severe mental illness (SMI) and recommended targeted screening. Epidemiological evidence is however inconsistent...
- Trends in depression and antidepressant prescribing in children and adolescents: a cohort study in The Health Improvement Network (THIN)Linda P M M Wijlaars
Department of Primary Care and Population Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
PLoS ONE 7:e33181. 2012..This study examined the effects of this safety warning on general practitioners' depression diagnosing and prescription behaviour in children...
- Cardiovascular events as a function of serum bilirubin levels in a large, statin-treated cohortLaura J Horsfall
Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, University College London Medical School, Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill St, London NW3 2PF, UK
Circulation 126:2556-64. 2012..Serum bilirubin is an endogenous antioxidant that is routinely measured before a statin is prescribed primarily to assess liver function, but the association with cardiovascular disease (CVD) in this population has not been explored...
- Inequalities in the provision of cardiovascular screening to people with severe mental illnesses in primary care: cohort study in the United Kingdom THIN Primary Care Database 2000-2007David P J Osborn
Department of Mental Health Sciences, Royal Free Campus, University College London Medical School, Rowland Hill Street, London, NW3 2PF, UK
Schizophr Res 129:104-10. 2011..Guidelines recommend regular CVD screening and in the United Kingdom, since 2004, General Practitioners are remunerated for annual reviews...
- Trends in longer-term survival following an acute myocardial infarction and prescribing of evidenced-based medications in primary care in the UK from 1991: a longitudinal population-based studySarah L Hardoon
Department of Primary Careand Population Health, University College London, London, UK
J Epidemiol Community Health 65:770-4. 2011..However, little is known about trends in longer-term survival following an MI. The aim of the study was to investigate trends in longer-term survival, alongside trends in medication prescribing in primary care...
- Childhood epilepsy recorded in primary care in the UKWilhelmine Hadler Meeraus
MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, UK
Arch Dis Child 98:195-202. 2013..To examine temporal trends in the incidence of epilepsy recorded in UK primary care and to evaluate the impact of recent efforts to improve the specificity of diagnosis in children...
- Serum bilirubin and risk of respiratory disease and deathLaura J Horsfall
Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health, University College London, Royal Free Hospital, Rowland Hill Street, London NW3 2PF, England
JAMA 305:691-7. 2011..Serum total bilirubin levels in healthy patients reflect genetic and environmental factors that could influence the risk of developing respiratory disease...
- Trends in sexually transmitted infections in general practice 1990-2000: population based study using data from the UK general practice research databaseJackie A Cassell
Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London NW3 3PF
BMJ 332:332-4. 2006..To describe the contribution of primary care to the diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted infections in the United Kingdom, 1990-2000, in the context of increasing incidence of infections in genitourinary medicine clinics...
- A model based on age, sex, and morbidity to explain variation in UK general practice prescribing: cohort studyRumana Z Omar
Department of Statistical Science, University College London, London WC1E 6BT
BMJ 337:a238. 2008..To examine whether patient level morbidity based measure of clinical case mix explains variations in prescribing in general practice...
- Relative risk of cardiovascular and cancer mortality in people with severe mental illness from the United Kingdom's General Practice Rsearch DatabaseDavid P J Osborn
Department of Mental Health Sciences, Royal Free Medical School, London, England
Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:242-9. 2007..People with severe mental illness (SMI) appear to have an elevated risk of death from cardiovascular disease, but results regarding cancer mortality are conflicting...
- Recent trends in the incidence of recorded depression in primary careGreta Rait
MRC General Practice Research Framework, Stephenson House, 158 160 North Gower Street, London NW1 2ND, UK
Br J Psychiatry 195:520-4. 2009..There is a paucity of data describing how general practitioners (GPs) label or record depression...
- Sociodemographic variations in the contribution of secondary drug prevention to stroke survival at middle and older ages: cohort studyRosalind Raine
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London WC1E 6BT
BMJ 338:b1279. 2009....
- Increasing hospitalizations and general practice prescriptions for community-onset staphylococcal disease, EnglandAndrew Hayward
University College London Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London, UK
Emerg Infect Dis 14:720-6. 2008..These trends are of concern given the international emergence of invasive community-onset staphylococcal infections...
- Issues in multiple imputation of missing data for large general practice clinical databasesLouise Marston
Department of Primary Care and Population Health, University College London, Rowland Hill Street, London NW32PF, UK
Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 19:618-26. 2010..This paper aims to examine patterns of missing data in a primary care database, compare this to nationally representative datasets and explore the use of multiple imputation (MI) for these data...
- Incidence of maternal and paternal depression in primary care: a cohort study using a primary care databaseShreya Dave
Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health, University College London, Royal Free Hospital, Rowland Hill Street, London, England
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 164:1038-44. 2010..To examine incidence, trends, and correlates of parental depression in primary care from 0 to 12 years of child age...
- Use of long-term antibiotic treatment in COPD patients in the UK: a retrospective cohort studyGareth Dean Russell James
Department of Primary Care and Population Health, UCL Medical School, Royal Free Campus, London, UK Centre for Respiratory Medicine, University College London, Royal Free Campus, London, UK
Prim Care Respir J 22:271-7. 2013..Long-term antibiotic therapy may prevent exacerbations, but at present it is not recommended by management guidelines...
- Time trends in incidence of Parkinson's disease diagnosis in UK primary careLaura Horsfall
Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health, University College London, London, UK
J Neurol 260:1351-7. 2013..There was a decline in PD diagnosis in the primary care setting, which may largely represent changes in diagnosis and/or coding rather than a true decline in incidence...
- Panic disorder and risk of new onset coronary heart disease, acute myocardial infarction, and cardiac mortality: cohort study using the general practice research databaseKate Walters
Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences, Hampstead Campus, University College London, Rowland Hill St, London NW3 2PF, UK
Eur Heart J 29:2981-8. 2008..To determine the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), acute myocardial infarction (MI), and CHD-related mortality in patients with panic attacks/disorder...
- Antibacterial prescribing in primary careIrene Petersen
UCL Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, Rowland Hill Street, London NW3 2PF, UK
J Antimicrob Chemother 60:i43-47. 2007..Although for some conditions there appeared to be inappropriately high levels of antibacterial prescribing, the antibiotics chosen were usually those recommended for first-line treatment...