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ORTHOPAEDIC
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RESEARCH

MCSI (THE MIDLAND CENTRE FOR SPINAL INJURIES) RESEARCH REPORT

 

Clinical Lead: Mr Joy Roy Chowdhury

Members of the Research Team: Dr K Wright, Dr S Owen, Dr Charlotte Hulme, Dr Heidi Fuller and Jayne Edwards (Research Nurse)

Clinical Support: Mr Aheed Osman, Mr Naveen Kumar and Mr S C Budithi

The 2019-2020 year has been a very busy and productive year for the MCSI (The Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries) research group, establishing new collaborations and moving research forward for Spinal Cord Injury.

We have been very fortunate to receive funding from external sponsors and Institute of Orthopaedics.

2019-2020 has seen further integration of clinical activity in the hospital and laboratory research programmes within the Centre the majority of which are national or international collaborative projects. 

The completed projects have been presented in various national and international meetings, including the International Spinal Cord Society Annual Meetings.  The majority of these projects have been published in peer-reviewed journals. 

Spinal Studies Projects

RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY OF THE SPINAL CORD INDEPENDENCE MEASURE 4TH VERSION IN A MULTI-CULTURAL SET-UP

Aheed Osman (Principle Investigator), Naveen Kumar, Joy Chowdhury, Srinivasa Budithi and Pedro Silva

Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries (MCSI), Oswestry

Funding / Sponsor: RJAH

EFFECT OF LACTOBACILLUS CASEI SHIROTA IN PREVENTING ANTIBIOTIC ASSOCIATED DIARRHOEA INCLUDING CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE ASSOCIATED DIARRHOEA IN PATIENTS WITH SPINAL CORD INJURIES: A MULTICENTRE RANDOMISED, DOUBLE-BLINDED, PLACEBO-CONTROLLED TRIAL.

Naveen Kumar (Principle Investigator), Joy Chowdhury, Aheed Osman, Theresa Garrett  (Research Nurse) and Jayne Edwards  (Research Nurse)

Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries (MCSI), Oswestry

Funding / Sponsor: Yakult Honsha Co Ltd (YHL)

EUROPEAN MULTICENTER STUDY ABOUT SPINAL CORD INJURY (EMSCI)

Multi –centre  research collaboration for spinal cord injury.

Naveen Kumar (Principle Investigator), Joy Chowdhury, Aheed Osman, Mr S Budithi, Jayne Edwards (Research Nurse) Raj Gilla (Research Physiotherapist) and Amy Lewis (Physiotherapist).   

Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries (MCSI), Oswestry.

Are Primary Cilia involved in degeneration of the Intervertebral Disc?

Sharon Owen, Sue McGlashan*, Sarfraz Ahmad, Birender Balain, Shashank Chitgopkar, Neil Davidson, Sujay Dheerendra, Sudarshan Munigangaiah, Matthew Ockendon, Jayesh Trivedi and Sally Roberts *University of Auckland, New Zealand

Funded by the Orthopaedic Institute and Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keele University

BIOMARKER DISCOVERY AND USE IN SPINAL CORD INJURY PATIENTS: IDENTIFYING NEW TREATMENT TARGETS AND MARKERS FOR PREDICTING CLINICAL OUTCOME

Mateus Bernardo Harrington, Sharon Owen, Charlotte Hulme, Heidi Fuller, Naveen Kumar, Joy Chowdhury, Aheed Osman, Srinivasa Budithi, Paul Cool and Karina Wright

Funded by the Orthopaedic Institute and the Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries (MCSI), Oswestry

Pulsed Magnetic Stimulation-Managing Spasticity in Spinal Cord Injury (OsStim)

Andrew Roberts (Chief Investigator), Sarah Turner, Aheed Osman, Naveen Kumar, Joy Chowdhury, Jan Herman Kuiper, Anand Pandyan, Jayne Edwards, Lisa Burgess-Collins

Funded by the Orthopaedic Institute

Developing a Cell Therapy delivery system for Chronic Wounds

Angus Armstrong Twigg, Mateus Bernardo Harrington, Naveen Kumar, Joy Chowdhury, Aheed Osman, Srinivasa Budithi and Karina Wright

Funded by Orthopaedic Institute