Renal Studies

Time to Relapse of Iron Deficiency Anaemia After Standard Treatment With The Intravenous Iron (Monofer®) (1604235b)

The objective is to monitor and quality assure the efficacy, including effects on quality of life, and safety of Monofer® in Chronic Kidney Disease and Inflammatory Bowel Disease patient populations when Monofer® is used according to the Monofer® label (Summary of Product Characteristics, SPC) in current clinical practice and where standard routines are being followed.

Investigation of the genetic basis of renal tract abnormalities (1303752)

This study aims to discover the other genes that cause UFS as changes in HPSE2 have not been found in all affected families. Additionally we want to test whether changes in the gene HPSE2 and further gene(s) found to be associated with UFS are responsible for more common renal tract problems, including bladder dysfunction with no obvious neurological cause and vesicoureteric reflux. We would also like to learn more about other genes involved in the renal tract by carrying out genetic testing in individuals and families with renal tract abnormalities. It is hoped that understanding the genetic cause of renal tract abnormalities will lead to better diagnosis, counselling and management of individuals with these problems.

PD-CRAFT (1304763)

Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) is a commonly used treatment for end stage renal failure, and the most commonly used dialysate contains unphysiological amounts of glucose, a high proportion of which is absorbed. Recent analysis of the Global Fluid Study, has established that in non-diabetic prevalent patients on PD a random glucose level is dependent on dialysate glucose load and is a predictor of death.

By utilising clinical data and additional biosamples collected for the NIHR funded PD-CRAFT study, the investigators aim to confirm this finding, define the relationship between dialysate glucose exposure according to prescription regimes and glycaemia, define the most useful biomarker to monitor glycaemia , and establish the role that impaired insulin sensitivity plays in blood glucose levels.

Furthermore the investigators will explore the hypothesis that insulin resistance is associated with disturbance of the carnitine/acetyl-carnitine equilibrium that might benefit from intra-peritoneal carnitine supplementation.

RADAR (1506108)

Psychosis and schizophrenia are common and costly mental health problems. Psychosis is the name given to a group of mental conditions in which cause people to perceive or interpret things differently from those around them. One of the most common causes of psychosis is schizophrenia, a condition that causes a range of psychological symptoms, including hallucinations (hearing and/or seeing things) and delusions (believing something that is not true).

One of the main treatment options for psychosis and schizophrenia is long-term treatment with antipsychotic medication, but many patients still find life difficult. Antipsychotic drugs can also have dangerous and unpleasant side effects. Finding alternatives to long-term drug treatment is a priority for patients and services.

This study is testing the effects of gradually reducing antipsychotic medication in people with schizophrenia, psychosis or similar conditions in order to see if it can help improve day-to-day functioning and how it affects their chance of suffering a relapse (worsening of their condition).

AQ-03 (1706448)

The purpose of the study is to assess the efficacy of ALXN1210 to control disease activity in adolescent and adult patients with aHUS who have not previously used a complement inhibitor.

BISTRO (1706453)

The research is to test whether taking regular measurements with a bioimpedance device improves outcomes for people who have recently started haemodialysis treatment for kidney failure. In particular, the study aims to see if this helps patients maintain their remaining kidney function, as this is associated with improved survival, fewer symptoms of kidney failure, fewer side effects of dialysis treatment and a better quality of life including confidence in managing their health, and cost benefit analysis.