Completed Research

Completed Research

Grants Funded 2014

Evaluation of patient and staff acceptability of alternate-day haemodialysis (14-021)
Principal Investigator: Dr Enric Vilar, Consultant Nephrologist, Renal Unit, Lister Hospital, Stevenage
Award: £9,869

 

A multi-centre study to assess the validity of a novel renal-specific inpatient nutrition screening tool (iNUT) (14-014)
Principal Investigator: Ms Helena Jackson, Renal Dietician, Department of Dietetics, St Georges Hospital, London
Award: £18,488

Grants Funded 2013

Understanding barriers and enablers to altruistic kidney donation in a social group context (13-020)
Principal Investigator: Dr Annie Mitchell, Principal Clinical Psychologist, University of Plymouth
Award: £28,990

Grants Funded 2012

Influence of Physical Activity on Dialysis Requirement (12-010)
Principal Investigator: Dr Sivakumar Sridharan, Renal Research Fellow, Renal Unit, Lister Hospital, Stevenage
Award: £9,607

 

Defining the long term consequences of acute kidney injury: the AKI Risk In Derby (ARID) study (12-011)
Principal Investigator: Dr Nick Selby, Consultant Renal Physician, Department of Renal Medicine Royal Derby Hospital
Award: £13,683.79

 

Piloting a novel behaviour change intervention for improving treatment adherence in haemodialysis patients (12-013)
Principal Investigator: Dr Mike Almond, Consultant Nephrologist, Renal Unit, Southend University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Award: £4,868

 

Developing depression screen tools to meet the linguistic needs of patients with ESRD from South Asian backgrounds (12-016)
Principal Investigator: Dr Shivani Sharma, Lecturer in Health Psychology/Associate Dean (Life & Medical Sciences), University of Hertfordshire
Award: £19,633

 

Impact of using social media to increase patient information provision, networking and communication (12-017)
Principal Investigator: Professor Paula Ormandy, School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Science, University of Salford
Award: £16,745

 

Validating a patient reported outcome measure (PROM) instrument in dialysis patients (12-021)
Principal Investigator: Dr Hugh Rayner, Consultant Nephrologist, Renal Unit, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital
Award: £33,766.70

Grants Funded 2011

Increasing physical activity in chronic kidney disease: the patient perspective (11-002)
Principal Investigator: Dr James Burton, NIHR Lecturer and Specialist Registrar in Nephrology, Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Leicester
Award: £44,755.26

 

Lowering salt for health: evaluation of a new care bundle to help renal patients learn how to lower the salt content of their diets (11-007)
Principal Investigator: Professor Christopher O’Callaghan, Professor of Medicine, Hon Consultant Nephrologist, Henry Wellcome, Building of Molecular Physiology, University of Oxford
Award: £17,360

 

Defining normal bone turnover by mortality risk: a new look at bone alkaline phosphatase in haemodialysis patients (11-008)
Principal Investigator: Dr Edmund Lamb, Clinical Biology, Kent and Canterbury Hospital
Award: £44,491

 

Increasing organ donation in the North-West South Asian community through strategic intervention (11-011)
Principal Investigator: Mrs Agimol Pradeep, Transplant Recipient Coordinator, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Award: £44,947

 

Alternative methods of scaling dialysis dose: impact on survival (11-013)
Principal Investigator: Dr Sivakumar Sridharan, Renal Research Fellow, Renal Unit, Lister Hospital, Stevenage
Award: £17,651

 

A qualitative study exploring the benefits of a new joint speciality renal genetic clinic for children and their families (11-018)
Principal Investigator: Professor Adrian Woolf, Professor, Chair in Paediatric Science, Room D255, Michael Smith Building, Manchester
Award: £14,108

Barriers and motivators to implementation of an intradialytic exercise programme (10/002)
Principal Investigator: Dr Alice Smith, Senior Research Scientist, Department of Infection, University of Leicester,
Award: £18,775

 

The feasibility of using the dietary approaches to stop hypertension diet in people with chronic kidney disease and hypertension (10/008)
Principal Investigator: Dr Colin Jones, Consultant Physician and Nephrologist, York Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Award: £49,661.50

 

Piloting a novel intervention for improving phosphate control in non-adherent haemodialysis patients (10/009)
Principal Investigator: Prof Ken Farrington, Consultant Nephrologist, Renal Unit, Lister Hospital, Stevenage
Award: £28,565

 

Periodontal health in people with progressive chronic kidney disease: a bio-clinical study (10/010)
Principal Investigator: Dr Paul Cockwell, Consultant Nephrologist, Department of Nephrology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
Award: £29,826

Cystatin C estimation of residual renal function in haemodialysis: Relation to inter-dialytic urine collection (09-002)
Principal Investigator: Dr Enric Vilar, Specialist Registrar in Nephrology/Renal Research Fellow, Renal Research Lab, Lister Hospital, Stevenage
Award: £10,335

 

Effects of supervised exercise training on metabolic syndrome and quality-of-life in renal transplant recipients (09-003)
Principal Investigator: Dr Michael Kingsley, Senior Lecturer; Portfolio Director, Sport and Exercise Science, Swansea University
Award: £33,924

 

The effect of vitamin D on the microcirculation of patients with chronic kidney disease and vitamin D insufficiency (09-010)
Principal Investigator: Dr Gavin Dreyer, Specialist Registrar in Nephrology and General Medicine, Renal Department, Royal London Hospital
Award: £17,682

Examining variety and good practice in renal anaemia management (08/001)
Principal Investigator: Mr Tom Crocker, Health Informatics, Charles Thackrah Building, University of Leeds
Award: £6,800

 

Assessing nutritional status in kidney transplant recipients (08/005)
Principal Investigator: Ms Winnie Chan, Renal Dietician, Department of Dietetics, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
Award: £31,608

 

A narrative study looking at the experiences of relatives and friends of Maximum Conservative Management (MCM) patients with End Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD), with the specific aim of identifying unmet support needs (08/006)
Principal Investigator: Dr Joseph Low, Senior Research Fellow, Marie Curie Palliative Research Unit, University College London Medical School
Award: £41,757

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A multi-centre trial to assess whether increased dietary fibre intake reduces laxative requirement in PD patients (07/003)
Principal Investigator: Mrs Debbie Sutton, Renal Research Dietician, Renal Unit, Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth
Award: £22,446

 

Cardiovascular and functional consequences of arteriovenous fistula formation in chronic kidney disease (07/009)
Principal Investigator: Dr Chris McIntyre, Associate Professor and Reader in Vascular Medicine and Honorary Consultant Nephrologist, Derby City General Hospital
Award: £55,400

 

Lithium Use and Risk of Renal Failure (07/010)
Principal Investigator: Prof James Mason, Centre for Integrated Health Care Research, Wolfson Research Institute, School for Health, Durham University
Award: £14,302.43

 

Scientific and clinical evaluation of the use of bioimpedence spectroscopy and a 3-compartment model to monitor body composition in paediatric dialysis patients (07/011)
Principal Investigator: Dr Elizabeth Lindley, Clinical Scientist in Renal Care, Department of Renal Medicine, St James University Hospital, Leeds
Award: £23,040

 

What is the scale of non-adherence to blood pressure medication in chronic kidney disease; its predictors and opportunities for intervention (07/012)
Principal Investigator: Dr Chris Jones, Nurse Consultant, Renal Unit, Kings College Hospital, London
Award: £7,500

Prognostic significance of serum cystatin C: a novel marker of adequacy in patients with end-stage renal failure treated by peritoneal dialysis (06-008)
Principal Investigator: Dr Edmund Lamb, Consultant Clinical Scientist, Renal Unit, East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust
Award: £16,615

 

Investigation of optimal reduction in dialysate temperature on systemic haemodynamics and myocardial stunning (06-013)
Principal Investigator: Dr Christopher McIntyre, Associate Prof & Honorary Consultant Nephrologist, Department of Renal Medicine, Derby City General Hospital
Award: £30,537

 

Life on the list: an exploratory study of the life world of individuals waiting for a kidney transplant (06-015)
Principal Investigator: Dr Magi Sque, Senior Lecturer in Nursing, School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of Southampton
Award: £44,784

 

Fathers and mothers of children with chronic renal disease: parental roles in self-managing the condition (06-017)
Principal Investigator: Dr Veronica Swallow, Senior Lecturer (Nursing Research), Northumbria University
Award: £29,739

Efficacy of light chain removal in myeloma and acute renal failure by continuous haemodialfiltration: a pilot study (05-007)
Principal Investigator: Dr Colin Hutchison, Research Registrar, Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
Award: £11,650

 

The effects of oral sodium bicarbonate on extracellular water in patients with Chronic Renal Failure (05-008)
Principal Investigator: Dr Colin Jones, Consultant Renal Physician, Department of Renal Medicine, York Hospital
Award: £36,104

 

Study to investigate the effects of cool dialysate on systemic haemodynamics and myocardial stunning (05-013)
Principal Investigator: Dr Chris McIntyre, Consultant Nephrologist, Department of Renal Medicine, Derby City General Hospital
Award: £29,672

 

Identifying chronic kidney disease patients’ priorities and preferences for information topics (05-014)
Principal Investigator: Ms Paula Ormandy, Research Fellow (Nursing), School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Salford
Award: £26,986

 

Facilitating dietary change in renal disease; investigating patient’s perspectives (05-018)
Principal Investigator: Ms Debbie Sutton, Renal Research Dietitian, Renal Unit, Queen Alexandra Hospital
Award: £15,185

An exploratory study to review the nutritional status of patients with encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) prior to and following diagnosis (04-003)
Principal Investigator: Miss Antoinette Jordaan, Renal Dietitian, Dietetics Department, Manchester Royal Infirmary
Award: £9,732

 

Silent chronic kidney disease contributes to sub-optimal management of osteoporosis: a descriptive study in a care home setting (04-007)
Principal Investigator: Dr Edmund Lamb, Clinical Scientist, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Kent & Canterbury Hospital
Award: £27,103

 

More time, better outcome – a randomised trial investigating the effect of more dietetic time on phosphate level in end-stage renal failure patients (04-009)
Principal Investigator: Mrs Rebecca Walker, Senior Renal Dietitian, Department of Nutrition & Dietetics, Royal Free Hospital
Award: £21,082

 

Prospective comparison of quality of life assessments in patients with end-stage renal failure treated conservatively and those on renal replacement therapy (04-015)
Principal Investigator: Ms Maria Da Silva Gane, Renal Counsellor, Renal Unit, Lister Hospital, Stevenage
Award: £44,812

 

Evaluation of ANP and BNP kinetics during high flux dialysis (04-016)
Principal Investigator: Dr Suresh Mathavakkannan, Research Fellow in Dialysis, Renal Unit, Lister Hospital, Stevenage
Award: £15,566

Prognostic significance of serum cystatin C: a novel marker of adequacy in patients with end-stage renal failure treated by peritoneal dialysis (03-006)
Principal Investigator: Dr Edmund Lamb, Consultant Clinical Scientist, Kent & Canterbury Hospital
Award: £5,000

 

Quality of life in elderly people on dialysis (03-007)
Principal Investigator: Dr Donna Lamping, Reader in Psychology, Health Services Research Unit, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Award: £20,000

 

A Prospective randomised study to evaluate the use of pre- and postoperative ultrasound in terms of predicting the maturation and patency of arteriovenous fistulae for haemodialysis (03-013)
Principal Investigator: Mr Carl Richardson, Renal Access Nurse Specialist, Renal Department, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital
Award: £38,000

 

Identifying barriers to nutritional care of patients on an acute renal ward: a qualitative study (03-014)
Principal Investigator: Ms Heather Sadler, Senior Renal Dietitian, Nutrition & Dietetics Department, Derriford Hospital
Award: £9,000

 

A prospective study to investigate the evolution of vascular calcification, arterial stiffness and endothelial dysfunction in a cohort of patients with mild chronic renal failure (03-016)
Principal Investigator: Dr Charles Tomson, Consultant Nephrologist, The Richard Bright Renal Unit, Southmead Hospital
Award: £25,000

 

Effective dialysate temperature on vascular refill during dialysis (03-019)
Principal Investigator: Dr Suresh Mathavakkannan, Research Fellow, Renal Unit, Lister Hospital, Stevenage
Award: £9,000

Physical capacity and community support needs of haemodialysis patients (02-008)
Principal Investigator: Dr Patrick Naish, Consultant Nephrologist, Department of Nephrology, North Staffs Hospital
Award: £16,617

 

The clinical epidemiology of chronic renal impairment and the effectiveness of an innovative shared care scheme for patient management (02-010)
Principal Investigator: Dr Paul Roderick, Senior Lecturer in Public Health Medicine, Health Care Research Unit, Southampton General Hospital
Award: £26,555

 

A prospective study to investigate the evolution of vascular calcification, arterial stiffness and endothelial dysfunction in a cohort of patients with mild chronic renal failure (02-012)
Principal Investigator: Ms Tessa Savage, Research Assistant, The Richard Bright Renal Unit, Southmead Hospital
Award: £23,550

 

Can a functional food exert a cholesterol lowering effect on renal transplant patients? (02-013)
Principal Investigator: Ms Debbie Sutton, Renal Research Dietitian, Renal Unit, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth
Award: £18,849

 

Psycho-social implication of live-related or cadaveric pre-emptive kidney transplantation carried out during adolescence (02-016)
Principal Investigator: Ms Barbara Williams, Renal Social Worker, 36 Needham Terrace, London
Award: £10,000

Is serial bioelectric impedance monitoring of extracellular fluid volume of clinical value in patients with hypertension and renal failure? (01-001)
Principal Investigator: Dr Colin Jones, Consultant Nephrologist, Renal Unit, York Hospital
Award: £30,000

 

Effect of sodium profiling during haemodiafiltration (01-002)
Principal Investigator: Ms Paula McLaren, Senior Staff Nurse, Renal Unit, Lister Hospital, Stevenage
Award: £15,000

 

Exercise training in haemodialysis patients (01-003)
Principal Investigator: Ms Sara Martin, Lecturer & Research Dietician, Department of Nutrition & Dietetics, Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh
Award: £30,000

 

Prospective Study of cardiovascular risk factors in CRF (01-004)
Principal Investigator: Dr J Townsend, Senior Lecturer on Cardiology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
Award: £25,000