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Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases are a wide group of health conditions which trigger the immune system to fight itself, leading to inflammation. These conditions include Rheumatoid Arthritis, SLE and Psoriasis. IMID Bioresource will help to support research into biomarkers which may be shared between IMID conditions, patient outcomes and links between health, genes and the environment. LPT is working closely with primary care to support recruitment to this study, the local Principal Investigator is Prof. Sudip Ghosh. Further information can be found here: https://bioresource.nihr.ac.uk/centres-programmes/imid-bioresource/
For this study LPT is helping to identify suitable participants, both frail older people and their family carers, to participate in the in depth qualitative research. Sam Aston (ANP) is leading this study in LPT.
REACH-HFpEF is a comprehensive home-based cardiac rehabilitation and self-management programme informed by evidence, theory and service user perspective. Participating patients and caregivers work through the manual over a 12-week period with facilitation by a trained healthcare professional (e.g. heart failure-specialist nurse or rehabilitation physiotherapist) using both face-to-face support and telephone support. The local Principal Investigator is Dr Lizelle Bernhardt.
Heart problems are common in patients with a diabetic foot ulcer, and are one of the leading causes of death worldwide. One way by which individuals can improve the function of their heart and improve their blood sugar control is by engaging in regular exercise. Keeping diabetic foot ulcer patients physically active while remaining off their feet is an area of research that is yet to be explored. The main purpose of this study is to see if the efficiency of the heart can be improved through a 12 week seated exercise programme.
One in five foot ulcers are caused by inappropriate or poorly fitting footwear worn by people with diabetes. There are several recommended guidelines for footwear fit. However, these guidelines have yet to be evaluated to determine which is most effective at reducing in-shoe pressures or temperatures associated with abrasion or movement within footwear. This is important to provide evidence leading ultimately to the standardisation of footwear guidance provided to people with diabetes.
The information on this page is correct as of January 2023.