Research activity

Here is a list of all the research activity pages:

Generic List

Patient experience and public involvement

Description
Patient experience and public involvement. Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) research area. One of the key specialisms within this programme is individual budgets and personalisation in health and social care.

Patient Reported Outcomes

Description
Patient reported outcomes (PROs) are measures reported directly by the patient, which provide "the patient voice" in clinical trials investigating evidence of treatment effectiveness. The aim of the PRO Research Group is to develop best practice for PRO use in trials, to improve the quality of PRO information collected, so that clinical care for patients may be better informed.

PD COMM Pilot Study

Description
The PD COMM Pilot study is a multi centre clinical trial pilot ran by Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit and sponsored by the University of Birmingham. Its aim is to evaluate the feasibility of a full scale trial on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of two types of speech and language therapy for people with Parkinson's disease who have self reported problems with voice or speech – standard NHS therapy and Lee Silverman Voice Training.

PD GEN Study

Description
PD GEN is a DNA databank for patients with Parkinson's, from the large randomised controlled trials PD MED, PD SURG, PD REHAB & PD COMM.

PD MED

Description
PD MED is a large randomised clinical trial investigating the clinical and cost effectiveness of the different classes of drugs in the treatment of patients with Parkinson's disease. It's run by the BCTU at the University of Birmingham.

PD REHAB

Description
The PD REHAB study is a multi centre clinical trial ran by Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit and sponsored by the University of Birmingham. It's an investigation into the clinical and cost-effectiveness of physiotherapy and occupational therapy in patients with Parkinson's.

PD SURG

Description
The PD SURG study is a multi centre clinical trial ran by Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit and sponsored by the University of Birmingham. It's an investigation into the clinical and cost-effectiveness of deep brain stimulation (neurosurgery) in patients with Parkinson's.

Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) - Environmental Health Sciences research

Description
Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) research is led by Professor Stuart Harrad. The Group's internationally leading role in this field is exemplified by hosting the 28th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants in August 2008. As well as collaborations with UK partners, the group has strong active research links with organizations in Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Egypt, Greece, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and the USA.

PEXIVAS Trial

Description
The University of Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit. Plasma exchange and glucocorticoid dosing in the treatment of anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibody associated vasculitis: an international randomised controlled trial. Multi-centre, international, open label, factorial design, randomized control trial in severe ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV).
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