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Multiple long-term conditions

Using EEG to understand and identify delirium in inpatients with Parkinson’s disease

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Principal Investigator: Dr Rachael Lawson

Research has shown that people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) are at increased risk of delirium. Delirium is an acute neuropsychiatric syndrome associated with altered levels…

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…

SARC-NET: Paving the way for public participation in sarcopenia research

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In a project funded by the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), researchers have facilitated patient participation in sarcopenia research through a brand-new dedicated registry.

Background

The NIHR Newcastle BRC is…

Understanding how local area deprivation, health inequality and multimorbidity contribute to progression of dementia and cognitive impairment

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Principal Investigator: Dr Calum Hamilton

The Study

As many as 40% of dementia cases may be preventable through addressing modifiable individual risk factors in earlier life. However, many of these factors…

Funding boost to research multimorbidity in hospital patients

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Scientists have been given almost £4m to improve understanding of multimorbidity in hospital patients.

Research led by Newcastle University will focus on multiple long-term conditions in hospitalised patients and is…

How can we live longer in better health?

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Newcastle experts contribute to House of Lords report on healthy ageing and make recommendations for improvements.

Today (Friday 15th January 2021), the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee

Changing healthcare through patient-led research: a trainee’s story

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A recent study conducted by Newcastle BRC’s Liver Disease theme PhD student, Jadine Scragg, and supervised by NIHR Clinical…

Multimorbidity and hospital admissions: examining the links and improving outcomes

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A key focus for the NIHR Newcastle BRC is understanding how to improve care for people with multimorbidity admitted to hospital; something that is key to improving outcomes both…

Meet the researcher: Professor Miles Witham

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Five reasons to take part in research

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Each year, on 20th May we celebrate International Clinical Trials Day, as this is believed to be the date when the first ever clinical trial took place.

While the current…

Multiple long-term conditions (or multimorbidity) – what is it and why is it an issue?

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Miles Witham is Professor of Trials for Older People at Newcastle University, and the Ageing Syndromes Deputy Theme Lead with the Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre.

NIHR Newcastle BRC experts give evidence as part of House of Lords Ageing Inquiry

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Director of the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre and Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Avan Sayer, and Professor of Trials for Older People, Miles Witham, gave evidence to the House…