Research

New gamma camera is a UK first

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South Tees has installed the first Siemens ‘Symbia Evo’ gamma camera in the country at The James Cook University Hospital. Based in the nuclear medicine department at the Middlesbrough hospital, the £250,000 investment is to replace the existing camera which had done a sterling job over the last 13 years.

Research prize could save patients from trauma of amputation

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A specialist in diabetic foot disease at The James Cook University Hospital has been awarded £30,000 for research funding – which could help prevent patients having to go through the trauma of amputation. Dr Simon Ashwell and podiatry colleague Emma Scott took the coveted prize at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Dragons’ Lair event, run by the Research and Development team.

World first as heart patients benefit from rice grain sized pacemaker

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The James Cook University Hospital’s world renowned cardiology unit has become the first to treat heart failure patients using a new wireless pacemaker the size of a grain of RICE.
A handful of seriously ill patients at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough were the first to benefit from the potentially lifesaving new technology, which could revolutionise surgery for heart failure.

Setting the PACE with prostate cancer research

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The James Cook University Hospital is very proud to be the first hospital in the North of England to recruit suitable patients to the Prostate Advances in Comparative Evidence (PACE) trial for prostate cancer. This trial is looking at a type of radiotherapy called stereotactic radiotherapy and comparing it with either conventional radiotherapy or surgery. The trial is for men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer that has not grown outside the prostate gland.

Trust to host first northern laparoscopic and robotic video conference

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.The recently-opened South Tees Institute of Learning, Research and Innovation (LRI) is to host the first northern video symposium for those interested in laparoscopic and robotic gastrointestinal (GI) surgery. The event, to be held on Friday (27 November), will be hosted by South Tees GI surgeons Mr YKS Viswanath and Mr Anil Reddy and among […]

Dementia patients and carers being asked for feedback

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Patients with dementia who have had a hip fracture and their carers are being asked to take part in a special workshop at The James Cook University Hospital as part of some research to assess pain.

Previous research has shown that dementia patients receiving treatment for a hip fracture may get a third of the amount of pain relief than those who don’t have the condition.

LRI institute is launched

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A new institute for learning, research and innovation will be showcased at The James Cook University Hospital on Wednesday (21 October). The institute brings together a full range of research, teaching, development, training and innovation facilities into one ‘hub’ with the ambition to grow and become a regional, national and international leader in its field. Among the guests on ‘launch day’ will be patient Shannon Barstow,

A global first and second for South Tees

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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has recruited the first two patients in the world for a major commercial research trial. The world-wide study aims to compare the safety and effectiveness of two different sealants that are used in neurosurgery. Comparison of the two products and analysis of their use in helping to reduce the incidence of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage could be beneficial for future patient care.