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IMID BioResource, Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases

This study aims to recruit 16,000 participants nationally and collect blood/saliva samples and data on patient with IMID conditions.

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:



LiFE (living with frailty), Frailty

The Living Well with Frailty Experiences (LiFE) Study hopes to investigate older people's own experiences of frailty to develop person centred nurse-led interventions.

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, Heart Failure

LPT's heart failure rehab team is part of this national study evaluating a facilitated home-based rehabilitation intervention in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.

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.



SIT and be FIT, Diabetic Foot Ulcers

This research study aims to help discover the health effects that seated exercise training may have in patients with diabetic foot ulcers

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.



Footwear Fit, Diabetic Foot Ulcers

The main purpose of this study therefore is to assess the average pressure within shoes associated with each recommended footwear fit guideline.

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.

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