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BronchUK Study

  • Research type

    Research Study

  • Full title

    Bronchiectasis Observational cohort and Biobank UK Study

  • IRAS ID

    173303

  • Contact name

    Anthony De Soyza

  • Contact email

    anthony.de-soyza@newcastle.ac.uk

  • Sponsor organisation

    The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Duration of Study in the UK

    5 years, 3 months, 31 days

  • Research summary

    This study is seeking to establish a register of patients diagnosed with bronchiectasis around the UK. Bronchiectasis is a chest problem that has repeated infections or “flare ups” as part of the condition. We wish to know more about how to treat bronchiectasis and how many patients there are in the UK with this condition. One way of doing this is to record information about patients that are diagnosed with bronchiectasis. As part of this study we will store simple information about the study participants, such as their age, the results of their blood tests and x-rays and the treatments that they have received. This will help us to understand the impact of bronchiectasis on sufferers and on healthcare in the UK.

    The data in the database will be available on request to doctors, university researchers and companies including the pharmaceutical industry. The registry may require future users wishing to analyse multi-centre data to pay towards the costs of administering the database but the database is not profit making. Participants will not personally receive any financial benefit from taking part in the research. Centres can generate their own centre reports to help with clinical audit without charge. Currently there are very few drugs or treatments that are proven to work for bronchiectasis because very few clinical trials have been performed. The data collected in the registry will help us to evaluate how well treatments work and help to design better clinical trials by understanding more about the disease.

  • REC name

    North East - Newcastle & North Tyneside 1 Research Ethics Committee

  • REC reference

    15/NE/0172

  • Date of REC Opinion

    17 Jul 2015

  • REC opinion

    Further Information Favourable Opinion