Research News

Bariatric surgery trial

Thursday, 15 December 2011 11:30

Long-term outcomes of obesity surgery

Dr Jennifer Logue of the University of Glasgow and her team hope to discover how effective weight loss surgery is and identify the risks and benefits associated with this form of surgery. The trial will recruit patients in Scotland over a 5-year period and follow outcomes over 10 years.

More information is available from

FELINE Clinical Trial

Friday, 02 December 2011 13:00

New therapeutic trial in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)

Centres are being sought to join this CLRN Portfolio Adopted Study. The NIHR EME scheme is supporting a new multicenter trial to examine whether the Angiotensin II Receptor Antagonist Losartan can slow or prevent liver fibrosis in patients with Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH).

Details can be found in the accompanying documents:

Rare adverse events studies

Wednesday, 02 November 2011 15:55

The UK IBD Genetics Consortium is recruiting patients for 4 studies investigating drug-related rare adverse events. They aim to identify clinically useful genetic markers that predict serious drug side effects. Further information can be found at UK IBD Genetics Consortium and in the attached file.

Pre-op staging of primary bowel cancer

Monday, 17 October 2011 15:44

The use of PET-CT as an additional imaging modality during pre-operative staging of primary bowel cancer has little evidence to support it, according to research published in Health Technology Assessment. Its use was cost-effective in pre-operative staging of recurrent colon, recurrent rectal and metastatic disease, but not in primary colon or primary rectal cancer. Further information on the research and its conclusions can be found at

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