Search Tag: patient involvement

Cardiology Management

RATE-AF Trial and Patient and Public Involvement

2021 06 Jul

The RAte control Therapy Evaluation in permanent Atrial Fibrillation (RATE-AF) trial is the first randomised clinical trial of digoxin vs beta-blockers in patients with atrial fibrillation and heart failure symptoms. It is a unique trial as it uses patient and public involvement (PPI) in trial design and management. In other words, the RATE-AF trial... Read more

ICU Management

Don't Forget to Ask! The Patient and Relative Perspective

2016 11 Mar

There has been good progress in the last decade to ensure that the patient voice is heard at all levels, including in research and service planning. However there is still more to be done, and this article sets out the case for meaningful intensive care patient and relative involvement and how this can be achieved. Why Involve Former Intensive... Read more

IT Management

App Allows Patients To Donate Data To Scientific Research

2015 30 Mar

A new app for people with long-term health ailments, created by a patient diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, has raised initial funds for a series of studies in the UK and the US. The MyHealthPal app allows people with chronic illnesses to keep track of their symptoms and maintain records of medication doses. It also allows users to donate their anonymised... Read more

ICU Management

Study: Liver Transplant Patients Seek Closer Involvement

2014 18 Jul

Findings of a recent study, the first  of its kind, have revealed that liver transplant candidates wish to be involved in the decision as to whether they should accept or reject a donor organ. Discussed in the journal Liver Transplantation, the project has been spearheaded by Robert Porte, a Professor of Surgery at the University Medical Centre Groningen... Read more