Nev is heavily involved in medical research. He is the lead for paediatric trauma & orthopaedic research at The Royal Berkshire Hospital.
What is Clinical Research ?
A Clinical Research study involves using human volunteers (also called participants). The results, analysis and conclusions from the study are intended to add information to medical knowledge. There are two main types of clinical studies: clinical trials (also called interventional studies) and observational studies.
In lay terms this usually means comparing one form of treatment with another to see which is best.
Previous Research Studies at The Royal Berkshire – Nev was the Principle Investigator (PI)
The Dinosaur Project – this was a multicentred pilot study looking at antibiotic therapy in treatment of children’s bone and joint infection. We helped to recruit patients from the Royal Berkshire to the study. The paper was published in 2017 – click here to view
BOSS Study – This was a nationwide collaborative UK study looking in detail at patients with Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis and Perthes’ Disease. The results will be presented by BOSS chief researcher Prof. Dan Perry at BSCOS 2021 in Manchester.
Current Research Studies that Nev is Principle Investigator (PI):
SCIENCE Study – This is a multicentred randomised control trial comparing non operative treatment (a plaster cast) vs operative treatment (surgical fixation) of a particular type of elbow injury called a medial epicondyle fracture.
CRAFFT Study – This is the latest study about to start at the Royal Berkshire looking at the treatment of displaced wrist fractures in children.
Current Research Studies that Nev is Co-Investigator (CI):
FORCE Study – This study is seeking to improve the treatment of children who have a minor injury to their wrist called a torus (or buckle) fracture. These injuries are common, and the study compares treatment with a removable splint vs treatment with a bandage.
The Genesis Project – This novel study is the first of its kind in Europe and is being led by Reading based Interventional Radiologist Prof. Mark Little. It is looking at the outcomes of geniculate capillary embolization as an alternative treatment for early to moderate osteoarthritis of the knee. This is where tiny particles are injected into arteries around the knee in order to block the capillaries of the knee lining.
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