Research using CPRD data has informed drug safety guidance and clinical practice and resulted in over 2,300 peer-reviewed publications.

The CPRD bibliography is updated on a monthly basis (last updated 4 September 2019) and papers are listed below and in the PDF below.

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A. Jain, van Hoek, A. J., Walker, J. L., Mathur, R., Smeeth, L., and Thomas, S. L., Identifying social factors amongst older individuals in linked electronic health records: An assessment in a population based study, PLoS One, vol. 12, p. e0189038, 2017.
S. L. Thomas, Walker, J. L., Fenty, J., Atkins, K. E., Elliot, A. J., Hughes, H. E., Stowe, J., Ladhani, S., and Andrews, N. J., Impact of the national rotavirus vaccination programme on acute gastroenteritis in England and associated costs averted, Vaccine, vol. 35, pp. 680-686, 2017.
A. Leite, Thomas, S. L., and Andrews, N. J., Implementing near real-time vaccine safety surveillance using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD), Vaccine, vol. 35, pp. 6885-6892, 2017.
E. R. Millett, Quint, J. K., De Stavola, B. L., Smeeth, L., and Thomas, S. L., Improved incidence estimates from linked vs. stand-alone electronic health records, J Clin Epidemiol, vol. 75, pp. 66-9, 2016.
E. R. Millett, Quint, J. K., Smeeth, L., Daniel, R. M., and Thomas, S. L., Incidence of community-acquired lower respiratory tract infections and pneumonia among older adults in the United Kingdom: a population-based study, PLoS One, vol. 8, p. e75131, 2013.
E. C. Somers, Thomas, S. L., Smeeth, L., Schoonen, W. M., and Hall, A. J., Incidence of systemic lupus erythematosus in the United Kingdom, 1990-1999, Arthritis Rheum, vol. 57, pp. 612-8, 2007.
J. Granerod, Davies, N. W., Ramanuj, P. P., Easton, A., Brown, D. W., and Thomas, S. L., Increased rates of sequelae post-encephalitis in individuals attending primary care practices in the United Kingdom: a population-based retrospective cohort study, J Neurol, vol. 264, pp. 407-415, 2017.
A. Jain, van Hoek, A. J., Walker, J. L., Forbes, H. J., Langan, S. M., Root, A., Smeeth, L., and Thomas, S. L., Inequalities in zoster disease burden: a population-based cohort study to identify social determinants using linked data from the U.K. Clinical Practice Research Datalink, Br J Dermatol, vol. 178, pp. 1324-1330, 2018.
C. Warren-Gash, Hayward, A. C., Hemingway, H., Denaxas, S., Thomas, S. L., Timmis, A. D., Whitaker, H., and Smeeth, L., Influenza infection and risk of acute myocardial infarction in England and Wales: a CALIBER self-controlled case series study, J Infect Dis, vol. 206, pp. 1652-9, 2012.
V. Prasad, Kendrick, D., Sayal, K., Thomas, S. L., and West, J., Injury among children and young adults with epilepsy, Pediatrics, vol. 133, pp. 827-35, 2014.
K. J. Rothnie, Mullerova, H., Thomas, S. L., Chandan, J. S., Smeeth, L., Hurst, J. R., Davis, K., and Quint, J. K., Recording of hospitalizations for acute exacerbations of COPD in UK electronic health care records, Clin Epidemiol, vol. 8, pp. 771-782, 2016.
M. Pujades-Rodriguez, Duyx, B., Thomas, S. L., Stogiannis, D., Rahman, A., Smeeth, L., and Hemingway, H., Rheumatoid Arthritis and Incidence of Twelve Initial Presentations of Cardiovascular Disease: A Population Record-Linkage Cohort Study in England, PLoS One, vol. 11, p. e0151245, 2016.
A. Jain, McDonald, H. I., Nitsch, D., Tomlinson, L., and Thomas, S. L., Risk factors for developing acute kidney injury in older people with diabetes and community-acquired pneumonia: a population-based UK cohort study, BMC Nephrol, vol. 18, p. 142, 2017.
E. R. Millett, De Stavola, B. L., Quint, J. K., Smeeth, L., and Thomas, S. L., Risk factors for hospital admission in the 28 days following a community-acquired pneumonia diagnosis in older adults, and their contribution to increasing hospitalisation rates over time: a cohort study, BMJ Open, vol. 5, p. e008737, 2015.
L. Smeeth, Thomas, S. L., Hall, A. J., Hubbard, R., Farrington, P., and Vallance, P., Risk of myocardial infarction and stroke after acute infection or vaccination, N Engl J Med, vol. 351, pp. 2611-8, 2004.
S. M. Langan, Minassian, C., Smeeth, L., and Thomas, S. L., Risk of stroke following herpes zoster: a self-controlled case-series study, Clin Infect Dis, vol. 58, pp. 1497-503, 2014.
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