Research using CPRD data has informed drug safety guidance and clinical practice and resulted in over 2,700 peer-reviewed publications. The CPRD bibliography is updated on a monthly basis (last updated 6 April 2021) and papers are listed below and in the PDF below.

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M. C. Gulliford, Charlton, J., Winter, J. R., Sun, X., Rezel-Potts, E., Bunce, C., Fox, R., Little, P., Hay, A. D., Moore, M. V., and Ashworth, M., Probability of sepsis after infection consultations in primary care in the United Kingdom in 2002-2017: Population-based cohort study and decision analytic model, PLoS Med, vol. 17, p. e1003202, 2020.
Y. Chen, Hayward, R., Chew-Graham, C. A., Hubbard, R., Croft, P., Sims, K., and Jordan, K. P., Prognostic value of first-recorded breathlessness for future chronic respiratory and heart disease a cohort study using a UK national primary care database, Br J Gen Pract, 2020.
S. S. Jick, Hagberg, K. W., Persson, R., Vasilakis-Scaramozza, C., Williams, T., Crellin, E., and Myles, P., Quality and completeness of diagnoses recorded in the new CPRD Aurum Database: evaluation of pulmonary embolism, Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf, 2020.
H. Carreira, Williams, R., Dempsey, H., Stanway, S., Smeeth, L., and Bhaskaran, K., Quality of life and mental health in breast cancer survivors compared with non-cancer controls: a study of patient-reported outcomes in the United Kingdom, J Cancer Surviv, 2020.
M. Quiroga, Shephard, E. A., Mounce, L. T. A., Carney, M., Hamilton, W. T., and Price, S. J., Quantifying the impact of pre-existing conditions on the stage of oesophagogastric cancer at diagnosis: a primary care cohort study using electronic medical records, Fam Pract, 2020.
J. Watson, Whiting, P., Salisbury, C., Banks, J., and Hamilton, W., Raised inflammatory markers as a predictor of one-year mortality: a cohort study in primary care in the UK using electronic health record data, BMJ Open, vol. 10, p. e036027, 2020.
K. Wing, Williamson, E., Carpenter, J. R., Wise, L., Schneeweiss, S., Smeeth, L., Quint, J. K., and Douglas, I., Real world effects of COPD medications: a cohort study with validation against RCT results, Eur Respir J, 2020.
A. Bakhai, Petri, H., Vahidnia, F., Wolf, C., Ding, Y., Foskett, N., and Sculpher, M., Real-world data on the incidence, mortality, and cost of ischaemic stroke and major bleeding events among non-valvular atrial fibrillation patients in England, J Eval Clin Pract, 2020.
A. Seesaghur, Petruski-Ivleva, N., Banks, V., Wang, J. R., Mattox, P., Hoeben, E., Maskell, J., Neasham, D., Reynolds, S. L., and Kafatos, G., Real-world reproducibility study characterizing patients newly diagnosed with multiple myeloma using Clinical Practice Research Datalink, a UK-based electronic health records database, Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf, 2020.
R. Lahoz, Fagan, A., McSharry, M., Proudfoot, C., Corda, S., and Studer, R., Recurrent heart failure hospitalizations are associated with increased cardiovascular mortality in patients with heart failure in Clinical Practice Research Datalink, ESC Heart Fail, 2020.
A. Price, Ford, T., Janssens, A., Williams, A. J., and Newlove-Delgado, T., Regional analysis of UK primary care prescribing and adult service referrals for young people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, BJPsych Open, vol. 6, p. e7, 2020.
G. C. Meier, Watkins, J., McEwan, P., and Pockett, R. D., Resource use and direct medical costs of acute respiratory illness in the UK based on linked primary and secondary care records from 2001 to 2009, PLoS One, vol. 15, p. e0236472, 2020.
L. Manikam, Schilder, A. G. M., Lakhanpaul, M., Littlejohns, P., Alexander, E. C., and Hayward, A., Respiratory tract infection-related healthcare utilisation in children with Down's syndrome, Infection, vol. 48, pp. 403-410, 2020.
J. A. Prior, Paskins, Z., Whittle, R., Abdul-Sultan, A., Chew-Graham, C. A., Muller, S., Bajpai, R., Shepherd, T. A., Sumathipala, A., and Mallen, C. D., Rheumatological conditions as risk factors for self-harm: A retrospective cohort study, Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), 2020.
A. K. Wright, Suarez-Ortegon, M. F., Read, S. H., Kontopantelis, E., Buchan, I., Emsley, R., Sattar, N., Ashcroft, D. M., Wild, S. H., and Rutter, M. K., Risk Factor Control and Cardiovascular Event Risk in People With Type 2 Diabetes in Primary and Secondary Prevention Settings, Circulation, vol. 142, pp. 1925-1936, 2020.
E. Tafesse, Hurst, M., Hoskin, L., Badora, K., Sugrue, D., Qin, L., James, G., and McEwan, P., Risk factors associated with the incidence and recurrence of hyperkalaemia in patients with cardiorenal conditions, Int J Clin Pract, p. e13941, 2020.
A. P. McGovern, Hogg, M., Shields, B. M., Sattar, N. A., Holman, R. R., Pearson, E. R., Hattersley, A. T., Jones, A. G., and Dennis, J. M., Risk factors for genital infections in people initiating SGLT2 inhibitors and their impact on discontinuation, BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care, vol. 8, 2020.
C. A. Lawson, Zaccardi, F., Squire, I., Okhai, H., Davies, M., Huang, W., Mamas, M., Lam, C. S. P., Khunti, K., and Kadam, U. T., Risk Factors for Heart Failure: 20-Year Population-Based Trends by Sex, Socioeconomic Status, and Ethnicity, Circ Heart Fail, vol. 13, p. e006472, 2020.
D. A. Enoch, Murray-Thomas, T., Adomakoh, N., Dedman, D., Georgopali, A., Francis, N., and Karas, A., Risk of complications and mortality following recurrent and non-recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection: a retrospective, observational, database study in England, J Hosp Infect, 2020.
J. C. E. Lane, Weaver, J., Kostka, K., Duarte-Salles, T., Abrahao, M. T. F., Alghoul, H., Alser, O., Alshammari, T. M., Areia, C., Biedermann, P., Banda, J. M., Burn, E., Casajust, P., Fišter, K., Hardin, J., Hester, L., Hripcsak, G., Kaas-Hansen, B. S., Khosla, S., Kolovos, S., Lynch, K. E., Makadia, R., Mehta, P. P., Morales, D. R., Morgan-Stewart, H., Mosseveld, M., Newby, D., Nyberg, F., Ostropolets, A., R. Park, W., Prats-Uribe, A., Rao, G. A., Reich, C., Rijnbeek, P., Sena, A. G., Shoaibi, A., Spotnitz, M., Vignesh, S., Suchard, M. A., Vizcaya, D., Wen, H., de Wilde, M., Xie, J., You, S. C., Zhang, L., Lovestone, S., Ryan, P., and Prieto-Alhambra, D., Risk of depression, suicide and psychosis with hydroxychloroquine treatment for rheumatoid arthritis: a multinational network cohort study, Rheumatology (Oxford), 2020.
T. Burkard, Rauch, M., Spoendlin, J., Prieto-Alhambra, D., Jick, S. S., and Meier, C. R., Risk of hand osteoarthritis in new users of hormone replacement therapy: A nested case-control analysis, Maturitas, vol. 132, pp. 17-23, 2020.
H. Forbes, Douglas, I., Finn, A., Breuer, J., Bhaskaran, K., Smeeth, L., Packer, S., Langan, S. M., Mansfield, K. E., Marlow, R., Whitaker, H., and Warren-Gash, C., Risk of herpes zoster after exposure to varicella to explore the exogenous boosting hypothesis: self controlled case series study using UK electronic healthcare data, Bmj, vol. 368, p. l6987, 2020.
Z. Z. N. Yiu, Parisi, R., Lunt, M., Warren, R. B., Griffiths, C. E. M., Langan, S. M., and Ashcroft, D. M., Risk of Hospitalisation and Death due to Infection in People with Psoriasis: a Population-based Cohort Study using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink, Br J Dermatol, 2020.
J. C. E. Lane, Weaver, J., Kostka, K., Duarte-Salles, T., Abrahao, M. T. F., Alghoul, H., Alser, O., Alshammari, T. M., Biedermann, P., Banda, J. M., Burn, E., Casajust, P., Conover, M. M., Culhane, A. C., Davydov, A., DuVall, S. L., Dymshyts, D., Fernandez-Bertolin, S., Fišter, K., Hardin, J., Hester, L., Hripcsak, G., Kaas-Hansen, B. S., Kent, S., Khosla, S., Kolovos, S., Lambert, C. G., van der Lei, J., Lynch, K. E., Makadia, R., Margulis, A. V., Matheny, M. E., Mehta, P., Morales, D. R., Morgan-Stewart, H., Mosseveld, M., Newby, D., Nyberg, F., Ostropolets, A., Park, R. W., Prats-Uribe, A., Rao, G. A., Reich, C., Reps, J., Rijnbeek, P., Sathappan, S. M. K., Schuemie, M., Seager, S., Sena, A. G., Shoaibi, A., Spotnitz, M., Suchard, M. A., Torre, C. O., Vizcaya, D., Wen, H., de Wilde, M., Xie, J., You, S. C., Zhang, L., Zhuk, O., Ryan, P., and Prieto-Alhambra, D., Risk of hydroxychloroquine alone and in combination with azithromycin in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis: a multinational, retrospective study, Lancet Rheumatol, vol. 2, pp. e698-e711, 2020.
Y. Zhang, Souverein, P. C., Gardarsdottir, H., van den Ham, H. A., van der Zee, A. H. Maitlan, and de Boer, A., Risk of major bleeding among users of direct oral anticoagulants combined with interacting drugs: A population-based nested case-control study, Br J Clin Pharmacol, 2020.
K. H. Thomas, Davies, N. M., Taylor, A. E., Taylor, G. M. J., Gunnell, D., Martin, R. M., and Douglas, I., Risk of neuropsychiatric and cardiovascular adverse events following treatment with varenicline and nicotine replacement therapy in the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink: a case-crossover study, Addiction, 2020.
I. J. A. de Bruin, Wyers, C. E., Souverein, P. C., van Staa, T. P., Geusens, P., van den Bergh, J. P. W., de Vries, F., and Driessen, J. H. M., The risk of new fragility fractures in patients with chronic kidney disease and hip fracture-a population-based cohort study in the UK, Osteoporos Int, 2020.
R. Charlton, Green, A., Shaddick, G., Snowball, J., Nightingale, A., Tillett, W., Smith, C., and McHugh, N., Risk of osteoarthritis in an incident cohort of people with psoriatic arthritis: a population-based cohort study, J Rheumatol, 2020.
C. V. Chalitsios, Shaw, D. E., and McKeever, T. M., Risk of osteoporosis and fragility fractures in asthma due to oral and inhaled corticosteroids: two population-based nested case-control studies, Thorax, 2020.
T. A. Althunian, de Boer, A., Groenwold, R. H. H., Rengerink, K. O., Souverein, P. C., and Klungel, O. H., Rivaroxaban was found to be noninferior to warfarin in routine clinical care: A retrospective noninferiority cohort replication study, Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf, 2020.
D. J. Grint, McDonald, H. I., Walker, J. L., Amirthalingam, G., Andrews, N., and Thomas, S., Safety of inadvertent administration of live zoster vaccine to immunosuppressed individuals in a UK-based observational cohort analysis, BMJ Open, vol. 10, p. e034886, 2020.
D. E. Robinson, Ali, M. S., Pallares, N., Tebe, C., Elhussein, L., Abrahamsen, B., Arden, N. K., Ben-Shlomo, Y., Caskey, F. J., Cooper, C., Dedman, D., Delmestri, A., Judge, A., Perez-Saez, M. J., Pascual, J., Nogues, X., Diez-Perez, A., Strauss, V. Y., Javaid, M. K., and Prieto-Alhambra, D., Safety of oral bisphosphonates in moderate-to-severe chronic kidney disease: a bi-national cohort analysis, J Bone Miner Res, 2020.
M. Peppa, Thomas, S. L., Minassian, C., Walker, J. L., McDonald, H. I., Andrews, N. J., Kempley, S. T., and Mangtani, P., Seasonal influenza vaccination during pregnancy and the risk of major congenital malformations in live-born infants: A 2010-2016 historical cohort study, Clin Infect Dis, 2020.
E. Rezel-Potts and Gulliford, M. C., Sepsis recording in primary care electronic health records, linked hospital episodes and mortality records: Population-based cohort study in England, PLoS One, vol. 15, p. e0244764, 2020.
M. C. Gulliford, Sun, X., Charlton, J., Winter, J. R., Bunce, C., Boiko, O., Fox, R., Little, P., Moore, M., Hay, A. D., and Ashworth, M., Serious bacterial infections and antibiotic prescribing in primary care: cohort study using electronic health records in the UK, BMJ Open, vol. 10, p. e036975, 2020.
F. Zaccardi, Ling, S., Lawson, C., Davies, M. J., and Khunti, K., Severe hypoglycaemia and absolute risk of cause-specific mortality in individuals with type 2 diabetes: a UK primary care observational study, Diabetologia, 2020.
P. C. Prieto, Ibrahim, F., Campbell, R., Chinoy, H., Galloway, J., and Gordon, P., Similar risk of cardiovascular events in idiopathic inflammatory myopathy and rheumatoid arthritis in the first 5 years after diagnosis, Clin Rheumatol, 2020.
A. Sarmanova, Doherty, M., Kuo, C., Wei, J., Abhishek, A., Mallen, C., Zeng, C., Wang, Y., Lei, G., and Zhang, W., Statin use and risk of joint replacement due to osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis: a propensity-score matched longitudinal cohort study, Rheumatology (Oxford), 2020.
A. K. Sorial, Anjum, S. A., Cook, M. J., Board, T. N., and O'Neill, T. W., Statins, bone biology and revision arthroplasty: review of clinical and experimental evidence, Ther Adv Musculoskelet Dis, vol. 12, p. 1759720x20966229, 2020.
J. Blackwell, Saxena, S., Jayasooriya, N., Petersen, I., Hotopf, M., Creese, H., Bottle, A., and Pollok, R. C. G., Stoma formation in Crohn's Disease and the likelihood of antidepressant use: a population-based cohort study, Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol, 2020.
P. Bidulka, Fu, E. L., Leyrat, C., Kalogirou, F., McAllister, K. S. L., Kingdon, E. J., Mansfield, K. E., Iwagami, M., Smeeth, L., Clase, C. M., Bhaskaran, K., van Diepen, M., Carrero, J. J., Nitsch, D., and Tomlinson, L. A., Stopping renin-angiotensin system blockers after acute kidney injury and risk of adverse outcomes: parallel population-based cohort studies in English and Swedish routine care, BMC Med, vol. 18, p. 195, 2020.
J. Zhu and Gallego, B., Targeted estimation of heterogeneous treatment effect in observational survival analysis, J Biomed Inform, vol. 107, p. 103474, 2020.
S. C. Mendonca, Saunders, C. L., Lund, J., Mant, J., and Edwards, D., Temporal trends in incidence of atrial fibrillation in primary care records: a population-based cohort study, BMJ Open, vol. 10, p. e042518, 2020.
E. L. Axson, Sundaram, V., Bloom, C. I., Bottle, A., Cowie, M. R., and Quint, J. K., Temporal Trends in the Incidence of Heart Failure among Patients with COPD and Its Association with Mortality, Ann Am Thorac Soc, 2020.
M. Jani, B. Yimer, B., Sheppard, T., Lunt, M., and Dixon, W. G., Time trends and prescribing patterns of opioid drugs in UK primary care patients with non-cancer pain: A retrospective cohort study, PLoS Med, vol. 17, p. e1003270, 2020.
P. Planell-Morell, Bajekal, M., Denaxas, S., Raine, R., and Alexander, D. C., Trajectories of Disease Accumulation Using Electronic Health Records, Stud Health Technol Inform, vol. 270, pp. 469-473, 2020.
D. C. Gibbons, Aggarwal, B., Fairburn-Beech, J., Hinds, D., Fletcher, M., Bosnic-Anticevich, S., and Price, D., Treatment patterns among non-active users of maintenance asthma medication in the United Kingdom: a retrospective cohort study in the Clinical Practice Research Datalink, J Asthma, pp. 1-12, 2020.
D. Abrahami, McDonald, E. G., Schnitzer, M., and Azoulay, L., Trends in acid suppressant drug prescriptions in primary care in the UK: a population-based cross-sectional study, BMJ Open, vol. 10, p. e041529, 2020.
J. Ruzangi, Blair, M., Cecil, E., Greenfield, G., Bottle, A., Hargreaves, D. S., and Saxena, S., Trends in healthcare use in children aged less than 15 years: a population-based cohort study in England from 2007 to 2017, BMJ Open, vol. 10, p. e033761, 2020.
S. Swain, Sarmanova, A., Mallen, C., Kuo, C. F., Coupland, C., Doherty, M., and Zhang, W., Trends in incidence and prevalence of osteoarthritis in the United Kingdom: findings from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD), Osteoarthritis Cartilage, 2020.
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