Ben Creagh-Brown is leading on a study recruiting hospitalised patients with pneumonia. The study is funded by an EMPIR grant from EURAMET. This is one of the clinical cohorts within the SEPTIMET collaborative.
This is an observational study sponsored by Royal Surrey that aims to recruit hospitalised patients with pneumonia and obtain blood from them to look at quicker and more accurate ways of diagnosing pneumonia (and sepsis).
A second aim of this study is to establish if some survivors need more help looking after themselves and if this relates to persistent inflammation. The data obtained from this study will help identify potentially modifiable factors to help us design a future trial to intervene and improve patient outcomes.
Several hospitals in the UK will be recruiting patients, including: Cambridge (Addenbrooke’s), London (Guy’s and St. Thomas’), Manchester (Wythenshawe and MRI), Worthing, Southampton and Royal Surrey.
Collaborators at the University of Surrey and the National Measurement Laboratory and further afield will be helping with applying novel diagnostics to patient samples.