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Greater Manchester site is sole recruiter to bladder pain study

Date: 29 January 2019

The women's health research team at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust was the only site in the country to recruit to a study looking at bladder pain.  

The Serenity study relates to bladder pain syndrome; a condition with a high unmet medical need due to a combination of high prevalence, a large burden for patients diagnosed with the condition and a lack of effective treatments.
 
Serenity is a proof of concept study looking at a new therapy for women diagnosed with bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis. It opened to recruitment at ELHT in December 2017 and the study completed enrollment in November 2018. 
 
Consultant Gynaecologist, Mr Simon Hill, is the ELHT Principal Investigator for the study. He said: “This has been a particularly challenging Phase 2 study to recruit to.

“I am proud to be the only UK centre to have successfully entered patients. This is because of the tireless efforts of Bev Hammond (research midwife), Matt Milner (senior research support officer) and Farzana Patel (research nurse), a brilliant research team. Thank you!”
 
The study is sponsored by Astellas Pharma Europe BV (APEB). 

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    The women's health research team at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust was the only site in the country to recruit to a study looking at bladder pain.
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