What Research is LCHS participating in?

What types of health research are being done?

LCHS is involved in different types of health research studies below is a list of the varied styles of research that takes place;

  • Clinical trials investigate a drug, surgery, or medical device in healthy volunteers or people who have a specific disease
  • Genetic studies find the role of genes in different diseases
  • Behavioural studies test how people act in different ways
  • Observational studies where a group of people is observed for many years
  • Physiological studies to better understand how the human body functions
  • Prevention studies test ways to prevent specific conditions or diseases

Public health research aims to improve the health and well-being of people from a population-level perspective; it can be one, or a combination of the above types of research.

Examples of Research that the LCHS is involved in:

BAFTA - a randomised controlled trial of warfarin versus aspirin for stroke prevention in the management of atrial fibrillation in an elderly (aged > 75) primary care population

CANDID - The importance of symptoms, signs and tests in assessing the risk of cancer in primary care

CHROMED - Clinical trials for elderly patients with multiple diseases

FAST - a drug trial comparing the effects of two different treatments for gout

FOUR FOLD ASTHMA - The clinical and cost effectiveness of temporarily quadrupling the dose of inhaled steroid to prevent asthma exacerbations a pragmatic, randomised, normal care controlled, clinical trial

HEAT - the effects of aspirin on stomach bleeds and possible link to H.pylori bacteria

THE MILLION WOMEN STUDY - A detailed investigation of susceptibility of women to disease