Alun Cooper

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OBJECTIVES To estimate fracture risk in patients receiving bariatric surgery versus matched controls. DESIGN Population based, retrospective cohort study. SETTING Use of records from the United Kingdom General Practice Research Database, now known as the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (from January 1987 to December 2010). PARTICIPANTS Patients(More)
BACKGROUND The RANGE (Retrospective ANalysis of GastroEsophageal reflux disease [GERD]) study assessed differences among patients consulting a primary care physician due to GERD-related reasons in terms of: symptoms, diagnosis and management, response to treatment, and effects on productivity, costs and health-related quality of life. This subanalysis of(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) on the daily lives of patients managed in primary care is not well known. We report the burden of GERD in a large population of patients managed in primary care, in terms of symptoms and impact on patients' daily lives. METHODS RANGE (Retrospective ANalysis of GERD) was an observational study(More)
BACKGROUND Osteoporosis and associated fragility fractures are a major health problem; they are more common in women over 50 years old. Fracture liaison nurses have been widely used in secondary care to promote the recognition of fragility fractures and to promote the use of bone-sparing medication to reduce the risk of recurrent facture. OBJECTIVE Audit(More)
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