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COPD: trial of drug for Acute Exacerbations
27th March 2018

COPD: trial of drug for Acute Exacerbations

A new anti-inflammatory drug Nemiralisib is being developed by the pharmaceutical company GSK as a treatment for airways disease like COPD. An international clinical trial will look in particular at treatment of COPD exacerbations when people&rsqu...

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TRISTAN study: lung imaging in drug safety assessment
26th February 2018

TRISTAN study: lung imaging in drug safety assessment

This month we recruited the first UK patient to a study investigating MRI imaging methods in lung disease. The study will recruit people with drug-induced interstitial lung disease and is part of an EU Horizon 2020 funded programme (TRISTAN - Tran...

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ACTIF officially UK’s biggest randomised controlled CF trial
26th February 2018

ACTIF officially UK’s biggest randomised controlled CF trial

The ACTIF programme led by the Sheffield cystic fibrosis team in collaboration with academic partners is developing interventions to help people with cystic fibrosis adhere to their treatments, and also to assist clinicians in providing those trea...

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Publications List 2017
31st January 2018

Publications List 2017

A full list of research papers published by investigators in the Academic Directorate of Respiratory Medicine in 2017 is now avaialble on this website: please see http://www.lungsheffield.org/research/publications

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New SERENADE trial for patients with heart failure
15th December 2017

New SERENADE trial for patients with heart failure

Researchers at the Sheffield Pulmonary Vascular Disease Unit and Clinical Research Facility are participating in a new study for people with a certain type of heart failure. Heart Failure with "Preserved Ejection Fraction" (HFPEF) is a common form...

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New Health Research Authority website
28th November 2017

New Health Research Authority website

The Health Research Authority have launched a new website, containing a range of useful information about planning and conducting clinical and health research in the NHS - see https://www.hra.nhs.uk/

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New framework for UK health and social care research launched
28th November 2017

New framework for UK health and social care research launched

The Health Research Authority and the government published a new policy framework for health and social care research in October 2017. The new guidelines replace separate Research Governance Frameworks in each UK country with a single se...

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Leading research into pulmonary hypertension lands Professor national award
24th October 2017

Leading research into pulmonary hypertension lands Professor national award

Prof David Kiely, Director of the Pulmonary Vascular Disease Unit at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals has received a national research award from the NIHR Clinical Research Network and Royal College of Physicians, for his work in the development ...

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Sheffield team top UK recruiter in IPF trial
12th October 2017

Sheffield team top UK recruiter in IPF trial

Dr Stephen Bianchi and the clinical Research Facility team were the top UK recruiting site for INSTAGE, a clinical trial for people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. @CRFSheffield supported #clinicaltrial in #lungdisease. @SheffieldHosp is the ...

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“REPLACE Trial of Riociguat for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
5th September 2017

“REPLACE Trial of Riociguat for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Dr Robin Condliffe and the Royal Hallamshire Clinical Research Facility are starting a trial of Riociguat, a drug for people with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH). The trial is sponsored by Bayer PLC. Current PAH treatments include phosphodie...

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