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Multimorbidity

Transforming the definition and diagnosis of sarcopenia

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Sarcopenia is a condition where muscle strength and size fall below critical thresholds as a person ages.

This can lead to a range of major adverse health outcomes including impaired…

Newcastle BRC Director to present at NIHR conference

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Professor Avan Sayer will deliver keynote address at the NIHR Academy Members’ Conference this year.

The conference will take place online on 23 and 24 November 2021. The title for…

Patient recruitment begins for muscle strength study

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Recruitment begins for MET-PREVENT; a research trial to examine treatments for older people with muscle weakness.

MET-PREVENT is a Newcastle BRC-funded study. It will test whether the medicine metformin can…

New animation raises awareness of functional decline in older adults in hospital

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Healthcare professionals create an animation highlighting the effects of inactivity in older hospital patients.

Róisín Fallen-Bailey (pictured) and Catherine Thomas are the healthcare professionals behind the new animation. The purpose…

£2.5 million to improve treatment of delirium in hospitals

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Researchers from Newcastle University will be part of a new £2.5 million research programme in delirium.

Led by University of Exeter, the programme will find new ways to help people…

Professor Avan Sayer ranked in top 10 global ageing research experts

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Professor Avan Sayer, Director of the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre is recognised as one of the leading experts in sarcopenia globally, according to a recent list published by…

Making ageing a focus for the future

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Latest Government Vision document reflects the importance of ageing for the future of healthcare

The Government’s Life Sciences Vision, released 6 July by the Department for Business, Energy and…

Five steps for action from the International Sarcopenia Translational Research Conference 2021

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Following a successful event, jointly hosted by the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (Newcastle BRC) and Newcastle University’s AGE Research Group, we look at the key messages for interdisciplinary…

The UK Multiple Long Term Conditions Research Registry

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Principal Investigator: Professor Miles Witham

Recruiting people with multiple long-term conditions is essential if research studies are to be representative of people cared for by clinical services. Finding the right…

Funding available for healthcare professionals

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The NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Centre plans to fund a small number of partial scholarships for the Clinical Research with Older People Masters module starting in…

Frailty in Chronic Limb Threatening Ischaemia (FraiLTI)

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Principal Investigator: Mr Sandip Nandhra

Full title: A prospective multicentre observational study to determine the incidence of frailty, sarcopenia and multimorbidity in chronic limb threatening ischaemia and the associated impact…

Characterising the dynamic inter-relationships between polypharmacy and multiple long-term conditions

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Principal Investigator: Professor Nick Reynolds

Full project title: Characterising the dynamic inter-relationships between polypharmacy and multiple long-term conditions. Using artificial intelligence (AI) to map patient journeys into multimorbidity clusters in…