Amar, Rajeev K.. A descriptive epidemiological study of interstitial lung disease in the United Kingdom general population. 2012, PhD Thesis, University of Basel, Faculty of Science.
Official URL: http://edoc.unibas.ch/diss/DissB_10010
This doctoral research project makes use of a large and well-validated primary care database to investigate the frequency of ILD, the incidence of comorbidity after diagnosis, and characteristics of ILD patients at diagnosis compared to a general population control group. For many ILD subgroups an increase in incidence density and prevalence over time was observed, however it is uncertain to what extent secular trends played a role in these findings. Rates for all-cause mortality and comorbidities varied greatly across ILD subgroups, as did patient characteristics at diagnosis. This research project also delved deeper into specific epidemiological topics relating to certain ILD subgroups within the more broadly-classified, non-idiopathic ILD disease category.
|Advisors:||Meier, Christoph R.|
|Committee Members:||Schlienger, Raymond|
|Faculties and Departments:||05 Faculty of Science > Departement Pharmazeutische Wissenschaften > Pharmazie > Klinische Pharmazie/Spitalpharmazie (Meier)|
|Bibsysno:||Link to catalogue|
|Number of Pages:||188 S.|
|Last Modified:||30 Jun 2016 10:49|
|Deposited On:||24 Aug 2012 11:31|
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