What a year 2017 has been for Bowel Disease Research Foundation
Here are a few of our highlights throughout the year.
Thank you to everyone who has supported our work – we look forward to a prosperous 2018!
ORACLE sets out stall for BDRF research strategy
The study explored patients’ views on key colorectal research topics and prioritized their importance and was published in Colorectal Disease
Bowel bleeds audit published in Gut
This audit assessed NHS provision and care pathways for patients presenting with acute bleeding from their bowel, a very common and highly distressing condition.
We were very pleased to hear that this work was published in the prestigious Gut Journal and later in the year in the Lancet.
Surgery vs Medical
We held a Patient and Public Involvement study day into working out the best treatment for patients with Crohn’s disease affecting the junction between the small bowel (ileum) and the large bowel (colon)
G.I Recovery Meeting
We launched an important study into postoperative ileus, a distressing condition where the bowels effectively stop functioning.
BDRF Corporate Reception a roaring success
In May we hosted one of the last ever events in the Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons
DREAMS Trial published in the British Medical Journal
The trial particularly looked at postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV), which are among the most common problems bowel disease patients face after surgery. PONV can delay recovery and patients’ return to their normal diet and activity.
BDRF by the sea – ACPGBI conference in Bournemouth
It was an honour to see our research on display so prominently, and the support for our cause among professionals living every day on the front line, tackling bowel disease was both palpable and humbling.
Patient Survey results announced
We firmly believe that patients, their families and those that care for them should be at the very forefront of our research – and our work very much centres around developing the best treatments we can and working towards one day finding a cure
Fluorescence research could unlock the key to preventing bowel cancers
BDRF funded research is clearing the path to better bowel cancer prevention, through a groundbreaking investigation of fluorescent technologies.
GRANULE – training a new generation
A BDRF workshop teaching medical students how to recruit patients into research trials took place at this year’s meeting of the European Society of Coloproctology
TACTIC – Patient and Public Involvement Day
Discussing tactics for reducing complications and improving quality of life for rectal cancer patients
NASBO recommendations to ease ‘Huge burden on the NHS’
The first ever National Audit of Small Bowel Obstruction (NASBO) launched its findings at Birmingham University. Setting out 6 key recommendations for improving standard care, the results will be a vital resource for the development of NHS guidelines and future research work.