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New Research Coordinator for Respiratory Medicine - Lisa Watson joins the team
21st October 2018

New Research Coordinator for Respiratory Medicine - Lisa Watson joins the team

Hello everyone, I would like to introduce myself as the new research coordinator for Respiratory Medicine. I will be working 3 days a week alongside Jim Lithgow to continue providing research support for the directorate. Jim and I help ...

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New study evaluating customisied non-invasive ventilation interfaces for children (COMFORT)
24th September 2018

New study evaluating customisied non-invasive ventilation interfaces for children (COMFORT)

Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is the delivery of breathing support via a facemask. It is used to treat people whose natural breathing is ineffective. Evidence shows that, when used long-term, it improves both quality of life and life expectancy. ...

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Top performers in Clinical Research Network Respiratory Specialty
13th June 2018

Top performers in Clinical Research Network Respiratory Specialty

A report from the UK Research Network Respiratory group highlighted the success of STH Respiratory Directorate. In 2017/18 we were the top performing NHS Trust in Yorkshire & the Humber for Respiratory NIHR Portfolio studies, with the highest ...

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Donald Heath Research Programme
24th May 2018

Donald Heath Research Programme

The Donald Heath Research Programme comprises multidisciplinary research into pulmonary hypertension across the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Current projects include biomarker discovery, novel...

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New study of nebuliser device for Pulmonary Hypertension
26th April 2018

New study of nebuliser device for Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a serious medical condition which affects the blood vessels of people’s lungs. There are many different treatments available for PH which can improve the symptoms and therefore improve quality of life. Iloprost...

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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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