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Christos Chalitsios

PhD Student in Respiratory Medicine,

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Biography

I graduated in 2015 after completing a full-time BSc (hons) in Mathematics with specialisation in statistics at the University of Ioannina, Greece. In 2016 I embarked on a full-time MSc in epidemiology and biostatistics with University of Thessaly, Greece. My academic experiences sparked an interest in a research career. In 2018, I was successful in gaining a full-time PhD studentship at the University of Nottingham, UK.

Research Summary

I am currently in the second year of my PhD and my research area focuses on asthma examining its association with osteoporosis and fractures. Our purpose is to examine:

a) the incidence of osteoporosis and fragility fractures in asthma compared to the general population. b) the risk of osteoporosis and fragility fractures due to corticosteroids in asthma. c) the oral corticosteroid and bisphosphonate prescribing patterns. d) the current use of oral corticosteroids and bisphosphonate use in asthma. e) the potential risk between atypical fractures and bisphosphonate exposure in asthma. To investigate our research objectives we will use CPRD linked HES data. For the research objective (c) , we will extract data from the OpenPrescribing.net database. Our studies will provide guidance for patients, clinicians and policy makers. These data will help the development of an asthma specific related bone protection guideline which will guide patients/clinician decision making on treatment.

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University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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