Acute and General Paediatrics are in the process of developing a research infrastructure which goes beyond supporting recruitment of patients in the clinical setting. There are close working relationships with the Emergency Department and other, more research active paediatric sub-specialties.
NIHR portfolio studies
Dr Peter Heinz is Principal Investigator for PREDNOS and PREDNOS 2. PREDNOS is a national multicentre randomised double blind trial of long-term tapering versus standard prednisolone (steroid) therapy for the treatment of the initial episode of childhood nephrotic syndrome.
PREDNOS 2 is a national multicentre double blind randomised controlled trial of short course daily prednisolone therapy at the time of upper respiratory tract infection in children with relapsing steroid sensitive nephrotic syndrome (SSNS).
Dr Helen Bailie is Principal Investigator for PYCES: a prospective longitudinal, randomised clinical trial of trauma-focussed cognitive behavior therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in young children aged 3-8 years (PYCES).
She has also been Chief Investigator in a study correlating spinal canal depth with body weight in children which has been presented at a national conference and accepted for publication.
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