Locally Developed Research

Randomised controlled trial (feasibility study) of prophylactic pyloric balloon dilation during Ivor Lewis oesophagectomy to prevent delayed gastric emptying

The Ivor Lewis oesophagectomy is a surgical procedure where cancer within the oesophagus and stomach is removed before the remaining stomach is brought into the chest and joined to the remaining oesophagus. In around 37% of people, this procedure can result in a complication called delayed gastric emptying (DGE) which causes vomiting, difficulty swallowing, regurgitation, malnutrition, anastomic leak, aspiration pneumonia and a longer hospital stay.   

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The role of an implantable Doppler vascular monitoring device in kidney transplant patients: a feasibility randomised controlled trial with an embedded qualitative study (CONDOR Study)

Kidney transplantation is the most effective and safest treatment of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and while there is an 87% chance of five year survival, complications do occur. 10% of kidneys are lost within the first three months due to early graft loss (EGL) which accounts for 20% of patients currently on the national kidney transplant waiting list. EGL is a devastating outcome that can result in cardiovascular complications, infections, physiological stress due to returning to haemodialysis and mortality.

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Pilot randomised trial of functional imagery training plus treatment as usual versus treatment as usual alone to reduce alcohol-related harm in patients with alcohol-related liver disease admitted to hospital

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Exploring P-Wave Duration in arrhythmia recurrence in patients undergoing AF Ablation

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an abnormal rhythm that causes the heart to beat irregularly and can be treated with cryoballoon ablation if previous medical therapy is ineffective or intolerable. The success rate 12 months post procedure is around 75% for patients with intermittent AF and around 60% for patients with persistent AF. Some patients undergo multiple ablations in pursuit of a cure.

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