Month: February 2021

World Encephalitis Day: Enceph-IG Trial

Posted on 22 February 2021 by Richard Haggerty

World Encephalitis Day on February 22 is a global awareness day where individuals and families affected by encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) come together to shine a light on the condition. The Centre for Trials Research at Cardiff University is fully co-ordinating the Intravenous Immunoglobulin in Autoimmune Encephalitis in Adults-A Randomised Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial (Enceph-IG Trial) Autoimmune
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Get CreActive – Raising Awareness of Adult Hip Dysplasia

Posted on 18 February 2021 by Julie Latchem-Hastings

Adult Hip Dysplasia Hip Dysplasia means that the bones of the hip joint are not aligned properly. It is a general term for hip instability, dislocation, or shallowness of the hip socket. Hip instability and dislocation are more likely to occur in children, while a shallow socket which is stable is more often discovered in adolescence or
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Building Blocks 2: Results And Reflections

Posted on 16 February 2021 by Michael Robling

This month we published the results of our Building Blocks 2 (BB:2-6) study which has evaluated the longer-term impact of the specialist home-visiting programme, the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP). We began studying the effects of FNP not long after it was introduced into the UK as a way of supporting teenage mothers expecting their first
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Recruitment for Critical Care Trials – What Strategies Work Best? Findings From an Intercalated Medical Student Project

Posted on 3 February 2021 by Victoria Shepherd

Timia Raven-Gregg writes:  Following my fourth year at medical school, I decided that I wanted to gain a better understanding of clinical research and have the opportunity to undertake a research project myself. For this reason, I chose to intercalate in a degree in Population Medicine. The idea of better understanding research conducted within critical care instantly appealed
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