You’re cast away on a desert island and ….. – exploring physical activity experiences with adults with hip dysplasia

Posted on 28 July 2021 by Julie Latchem-Hastings

“You’re cast away on a desert island and …..” When my office mate and experienced qualitative researcher Dr Kim Smallman suggested we used a ‘castaway’ style elicitation activity/task in our Get CreActive sessions to explore physical activity I thought it sounded fun but was very unsure about how the group we were working with would
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European Cystic Fibrosis Society Conference 2021

Posted on 23 June 2021 by Richard Haggerty

About Jonathan I am a postgraduate research student currently undertaking my MD in Diagnostic Challenges of Fungal Disease in Wales. Some of the projects relate to examining the mould Exophiala dermatitidis and the impact this has on the lung function of cystic fibrosis patients. I am also a respiratory registrar and as part of my
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VIM Abstract At ASCO 2021

Posted on 7 June 2021 by Richard Haggerty

Professor Dean Fennell (Chief Investigator for VIM) presented results of the ground-breaking, investigator-led trial at the ASCO global conference on Sunday 6th June 2021. Centre for Trials Research are supporting VIM. The prestigious ASCO accepted an abstract of the primary results data submitted earlier this year. ASCO ASCO is the American Society of Clinical Oncology is
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Clinical Trials Units Are Uniting Together To Take On A Virtual Moveathon For Cancer Research UK

Posted on 25 May 2021 by Richard Haggerty

Professor Richard Adams, director of clinical research in Cardiff co-founded the MOVEATHON back in 2019, his team set-up this initiative to not only raise vital funds for life-saving research but to increase awareness of clinical trials and thank all the families and patients who take part in trials. Cardiff, Southampton, Birmingham, University College London, the
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Unnecessary Harm Caused by Informed Consent

Posted on 10 May 2021 by Jeremy Howick

The Medical Research Council (MRC) has funded a project to reduce unnecessary harm caused by the way potential trial harms are communicated to potential patients. Making informed consent more ethical Patients need to be informed about potential risks of taking part in clinical trials. A problem is that there are no standards telling researchers or
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All Wales RDCS: Preparing to Write a Research Funding Application (2021)

Posted on 4 May 2021 by Claire Nollett

The All Wales Research Design and Conduct Service (RDCS) supports staff working within the National Health Service and social care to develop high quality research funding proposals. The RDCS is funded by Welsh Government through Health and Care Research Wales. On Thursday 29th April, we kicked off our programme of events for 2021, with an
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Purple Day 2021: Why Epilepsy Research Is So Vital

Posted on 26 March 2021 by Cheney Drew

The 26th March is otherwise known as ‘Purple Day’- a day where people are encouraged to where purple in recognition and support of people with epilepsy (PwE). Epilepsy is the most common chronic neurological condition, affecting between 1-3% of the population. It can affect anyone and although specific epilepsy syndromes ae associated with particular age groups,
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Neurodiversity During A Pandemic – One Parent’s Experience

Posted on 9 March 2021 by Claire Johnson

Unbelievably we are reaching the 1-year anniversary of our move to working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I wanted to mark the anniversary and celebrate international women’s day (March 8th 2021) by writing about motherhood, caring for my eldest son who is autistic and non-verbal, and balancing my career during the pandemic. During “normal”
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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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