Academic Renal
Research Team
Research, Development and Innovation

Academic Renal Research Team

The Academic Renal Research Team share a consolidated vision to build services around their participants’ needs and to improve their quality of life through clinical research studies being carried out currently and in the future.

The safety of study volunteers is paramount via communication, quality data management, monitoring and co-ordination of studies.

The research unit successfully completed the PIVOTAL study funded by Kidney research UK with publication in the NEJM 2019 and this will lead to a change in clinical guidelines. The STOP ACEi study in now in follow-up with the Unit being the top recruiter in the UK. The KRUK iron and heart trial has recently finished and the results are eagerly awaited. An award from Innovate UK for £801,000 to study point of care testing is another success in 2019.

Both commercial and non-commercial studies (interventional and observational) are being carried out in the academic renal department covering the whole spectrum of renal disease and accessing haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis participants and those with chronic kidney disease in a number of interesting areas such as:

  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Delaying Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Dialysis prescription
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • IF stabilisers
  • Iron deficiency / anaemia
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease

The research staff form a variety of non-renal and renal backgrounds and have gelled into a superb functional unit to share their vision of ensuring current topics of renal research is at the heart of the department with training and education of staff and patients.

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