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Linda Fiaschi

Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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  • workRoom B120 Clinical Sciences Building
    Nottingham City Hospital
    Hucknall Road
    Nottingham
    NG5 1PB
    UK
  • work0115 823 1250
  • fax0115 823 1337

Biography

Linda Fiaschi took her B.Sc., M.Sc. in Electronic Engineering with Biomedical Specialization at the University of Pisa, Italy, before going onto do her PhD in Computer Science (Bioinformatics) at the University of Nottingham.

Expertise Summary

Keywords:

Perinatal epidemiology, large database management, pregnancy longitudinal data, pregnancy statistics, medical data mining, programming, bioinformatics, diseases association studies, genetic data analysis, medical signal processing,

Research Summary

Linda Fiaschi's current research project involves the assessment of risk factors, complications and management of nausea, vomiting and hyperemesis in pregnancy, answering the following key clinical… read more

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Current Research

Linda Fiaschi's current research project involves the assessment of risk factors, complications and management of nausea, vomiting and hyperemesis in pregnancy, answering the following key clinical evidence gaps:

  • How common and what are the risk factors for nausea, vomiting and hyperemesis in pregnancy?
  • How are they managed in the UK and how safe are the drugs used to treat these symptoms?

This is a Rosetrees Trust funded project which will make use of some of the largest primary and secondary care datasets in the UK.

Past Research

Linda Fiaschi's past research project involved looking at the computerisation of general practices in the United Kingdom. This Wellcome Trust funded project is known as Assessment of drug safety and the impact of illness in pregnancy using routinely collected primary care data:

  • The project proposes to build a large nationally-representative database of pregnancy information using a unique household identifier, linking the records of mothers to their children.
  • Databases are used to assess the impact of chronic and infectious illnesses and associated drug treatments on pregnancy, and as an early warning system for new drugs.
  • Resource will be used to find out the impacts, in terms of obstetric complications, adverse pregnancy outcomes and adverse childhood outcomes, of gestational exposures to commonly used medications.

Read more about Assessment of drug safety and the impact of illness in pregnancy using routinely collected primary care data

Previous projects:

FP6 Marie Curie Fellowship (2006-2009 at University of Nottingham, UK): Novel Guidelines for the Analysis of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Disease association Studies

Marie Curie Industry Host Fellowship (2004-2005 at Philips in Aachen, Germany): Criteria for personalized analysis of biomedical signals during ambulatory monitoring

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