Research in Progress

Research in Progress

Dialysis patient research setting partnership
Collaborators: Mark Lambie and Sandip Mitra (UKKRC CSG Leads), Paula Ormandy, Joseph Chilcot, Ken Farrington (BRS), Paul Bristow & Fiona Loud (Kidney Care UK), Ags Odudu
Funding: to be confirmed

Frailty and risk of falling in patients with dialysis dependent chronic kidney disease (CKD) (16-003)
Principal Investigator: Dr Pelagia Koufaki, Research Fellow in Rehabilitation Sciences Victoria Hospital Renal unit, Kirkcaldy, NHS Fife School of Health Sciences, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
Award: £38,160


Development of a self-management behaviour scale [and guidance for clinical use] for people with Chronic Kidney Disease on dialysis in the UK (16-014)
Principal Investigator: Professor Ken Farrington, Consultant Nephrologist, Lister Hospital Renal Unit, Stevenage
Award: £25,876


Does incremental initiation of haemodialysis preserve native kidney function? A multicentre feasibility randomised control trial (16-020)
Principal Investigator: Dr Enric Vilar, Consultant Nephrologist and Senior Clinical Lecturer, Lister Hospital Renal Unit, Lister Hospital, Stevenage
Award: £25,844


Staff assisted Home Haemodialysis (aHHD) as an alternative modality in patients on in-centre Haemodialysis: a feasibility study (16-024)
Principal Investigator: Dr Kunaal Kharbanda, Clinical Research Fellow in Nephrology, Manchester Institute of Nephrology & Transplantation, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester
Award: £18,682


Clean Intermittent Catheterisation: Exploration of factors that impact on successful CIC management for developing a new model of care to support Children and Families (16-026)
Principal Investigator: Massimo Garriboli, Consultant Paediatric Urologist, Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Paediatric Urology, London
Award: £36,453

High water intake versus standard care in APDKD – a randomised feasibility trial (15-004)
Principal Investigator: Dr Thomas Hiemstra, Senior Trials Fellow and Honorary Consultant Nephrologist, University of Cambridge, Cambridge Clinical Trials Unit
Award: £29,580


Patient perspectives of target weight management and ultrafiltration during haemodialysis (15-007)
Principal Investigator: Mr David Keane, Clinical Scientist, St James’s Hospital, Department of Renal Medicine, Leeds
Award: £23,962


Developing a novel integrative medication adherence, patient education, and quality of life skin cancer surveillance model for kidney transplant patients (15-009)
Principal Investigator: Dr Antonia Cronin Consultant Nephrologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Guy’s Hospital, MRC Centre for Transplantation, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre Transplant, King’s College, London
Award: £17,766


A pilot study on the impact of peer support for people with advanced kidney failure presenting late to renal services (15-018)
Principal Investigator: Ms Eleri Wood Consultant Nurse, King’s College Hospital, Unit 6, King’s College Hospital Business Park
Award: £8,460


Children and young people with CKD: a qualitative study of their views on desirable components for a developmentally appropriate, CKD-specific information and support software application (15-019)
Principal Investigator: Professor Veronica Swallow Associate Professor in Child, Young Person and Family Health, University of Leeds
Award: £22,833


The role of illness perceptions in designing psychological interventions for haemodialysis (HD) patients from South Asian backgrounds (15-025)
Principal Investigator: Dr Shivani Sharma, Head of Psychology & Associate Dean, Health Psychology, School of Life and Medical Sciences, University of Hertfordshire
Award: £23,386


Cognitive Function, Psychological Measures, Quality of Life, and Clinical Outcomes in Kidney Transplant Recipients (15-026)
Principal Investigator: Dr Winnie Chan Renal Dietetics, Department of Nutrition & Dietetics, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
Award: £23,977

Renal Patient Education: Does the reality of treatment live up to the education rhetoric? (14-002)
Principal Investigator: Dr Kate McCarthy, Renal Health Scientist, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust
Award: £18,296


Assessing the acceptability and barriers to implementation among hospital staff of a novel intervention for hospital in-patients at risk of Acute Kidney Injury (14-013)
Principal Investigator: Dr Luke Hodgson, Intensive Care Registrar, Intensive Care Department, Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Award: £22,028


Improving Outcomes in Vascular Access: The IMPROVA study (14-016)
Principal Investigator: Dr Nicholas Inston, Consultant Renal Transplant Surgeon, University Hospitals Birmingham
Award: £22,930


Development and Validation of a Physical Activity Questionnaire for Subjects with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD-PAQ) (14-019)
Principal Investigator: Dr Sivakumar Sridharan, Renal Registrar, Renal Unit, Lister Hospital
Award: £14,935

Pre-emptive rehabilitation to prevent dialysis-associated morbidity (PREHAB) (13-007)
Principal Investigator: Ms Fiona Willingham, Clinical Lead Renal Dietician, Nutrition & Dietetic Department, Royal Derby Hospital
Award: £22,000


Evaluating the impact of routine cholecalciferol on Erythropoietin (EPO) requirements (13-015)
Principal Investigator: Miss Sharon Parker, Specialist Renal Dietician, Nutrition & Dietetics Department, University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust
Award: £17,500


A randomised control trial comparing glycaemic benefits of active versus passive lifestyle intervention in kidney allograft recipients (13-019)
Principal Investigator: Dr Adnan Sharif, Consultant Nephrologist, Department of Nephrology & Transplantation Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
Award: £18,000