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ARID (Acute Kidney Injury Risk in Derby) Study

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For Participants

We would like to express our sincere thanks to all those who have volunteered to participate in the ARID Study.  Your contribution has been invaluable in enabling us to learn more about patients recovery following an Acute Kidney Injury.

Topics covered in this section are: 

where are your kidneys

What is Acute Kidney Injury?

It is an abrupt decline in kidney function.  Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) often occurs as part of other acute illness.  AKI can act as a force multiplier.  This means the effect of the illness symptoms are worse than they might otherwise have been.

AKI Research has made a difference to standard monitoring for patients suffering an AKI. Royal Derby Hospital has set-up a dedicated clinic for patients most severely affected by AKI. This means that patients are seen by a kidney doctor after discharge. 

The establishment of the new clinic has led to further research ideas, including a project to evaluate whether a Pharmacist can add extra benefit to patient care.

There have already been some developments based on this and other research in this sector.

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Members of the study team are seen here collecting the National Institute of Health Research: East Midlands award in April 2016, left to right: 

Dr Kerry Horne - Research Fellow

Mrs Rebecca Packington - Research Associate

Dr Nick Selby - Associate Professor of Nephrology

Winners - Exceptional Research Delivery

Presented by: Dr Nia Wyn Jones, Associate Professor Obs & Gynaecology

For the main ARID Study

The follow-up period for the main ARID Study has been extended to request samples at 5 years and final follow-up after 10 years.  This is due to the importance of the data obtained to date.  Participants are being asked to consent to the study extension when they are contacted for the third year follow-up.

Data will be reviewed at the end of each time point.  Work is currently underway analysing all the data from participants at the end of the first year after recruitment.  Data will be analysed at the end of the third year, fifth year and finally after ten years!

For the Pilot ARID Study

A final review of the data will take place after October 2017.  This is a full 5 years from the end of the Pilot Study recruitment.

Study contact telephone number:         01332 788263

E-mail:   dhft.derbykidneystudies@nhs.net

Please contact us using the above e-mail address for questions about the ARID Study.

In general, we would prefer not to receive queries about your personal health care via this e-mail address.

AKI  Acute Kidney Injury
Not an actual injury but a sudden reduction in kidney function


Chronic Kidney Disease
A gradual decline in kidney function over time

Cohort Study 

A study to which participants are recruited and then data collected over time

As opposed to a

 Cohort Study

A study that analyses data which had been previously collected for a defined group of participants

Retrospective studies have limitations as the subject data is historic and cannot be extended as the study develops.  However Prospective Studies require additional organisation; time has to elapse for the data to be collected and the participant cohort can diminish throughout the duration of the study.

Cohort Group or sub-group of participants in a study

Primary care

Health care provided by your GP in the community

Secondary care

Health care provided by the hospital