18.05.2016

Newcastle leading recruitment in a national Bronchiectasis research study

A greater understanding into Bronchiectasis is at the forefront of the work carried out by the Freeman Hospital's Respiratory Research Team in the Bronch UK Study.

This month Freeman's team have recruited their 80th patient into the Bronch UK study, which means they also now have over 45% of their yearly target recruited into this UK wide adult bronchiectasis study. They are leading recruitment in this important UK wide multi-centre study.

 

The Freeman Hospital's Respiratory Research Team 

Bronchiectasis is a long-term condition where the airways of the lungs become abnormally widened, leading to a build-up of excess mucus that can make the lungs more vulnerable to infection. It is estimated that 100,000 adults are known to have Bronchiectasis in the UK. There are very few evidence based treatments published in the British Thoracic Society guidelines for management of bronchiectasis.
 
The Bronch UK study looks at developing a better understanding into bronchiectasis as a whole and its management throughout the UK by following patients through their clinic appointments over several years.

For more information regarding the Bronch UK study, please follow this link: http://www.hra.nhs.uk/news/research-summaries/bronchuk-study/.

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