Research

Recruitment for PPALM Study

Refer your patients with radiotherapy-induced bleeding

This randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, NIHR-approved trial is recruiting patients with new-onset rectal bleeding affecting quality of life and due to radiation-induced telangiectasia who are free of other abnormal GI symptoms.

For further details or to arrange referral contact:

Jennifer Matthews, trial coordinator
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Tel: 0207 352 8171 ext. 1515

Recruitment deadline: January 2016

Paediatric European Digestive Diseases Clinical Research Network – PEDDCReN

PEDDCReN was an exciting new initiative with the key aim of forming a clinical trials network to study (and ultimately provide) effective medicines for paediatric patients in the speciality of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. It was established with the support of LINK funding from the UEG and was led by the BSG in collaboration with various European societies and ENPR-EMA (The European Network of Paediatric Research at the European Medicines Agency). The project supported both industry and non-industry investigators in running high quality multi-centre clinical trials. The final report has now been published.

Participant Identification Centres (PICs): what you should know

A leaflet about Participant Identification Centres (PICs) has been produced by the National Institute for Health Research's Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre (NIHR CRNCC). It lays out the following useful information:
what a PIC is (any organisation responsible for identifying and informing potential participants about a study taking place in another organisation)
what it is not
the benefits of including PICs in your clinical research projects
what organisations will want to know when considering whether to act as a PIC
the differences between PICs and research sites.

The leaflet also gives information on common pitfalls and solutions and clear guidance on how to complete forms. The leaflet can be downloaded from the NIHR's website.

HCV clinical trial and tissue biobank

Professor Will Irving ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) is chief investigator for an observational study (UKCRN 11582) of 10,000 patients with laboratory evidence of HCV infection, either past or current. Information about the study is included as 'Study of the Month' in the October NIHR Specialty Group newsletter. The aim is to develop a biobank, analyse the contribution of a range of host and viral factors to disease outcome, and determine the clinical utility of routine IL-28B genotyping in the management of HCV-infected patients in the UK. For further information please contact Professor Irving.

 

IBD Nixon Twin and Multiplex Registry

UK gastroenterologists are invited to refer concordant and discordant twin pairs, as well as families where three or more first degree relatives have an IBD diagnosis, to the twin/multiplex registry. We will collect epidemiological data and invite members to donate to a biobank. This will become a powerful research resource that will be available for research collaborations in the future. Further information about how to refer twins or families is available from Hannah Gordon, Senior Clinical Research Fellow (Gastroenterology), IBD Nixon TAM Registry Co-Investigator, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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