Latest news from RRIO
OCTRU - delivering answers to important clinical questions
7 March 2023
The Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit (OCTRU) has received NIHR benchmarking results and offers excellent value for money according to the report
Celebrating Clinical Trials Day at NDORMS
20 May 2022
To mark Clinical Trials Day we take a look at some of the recent developments at NDORMS and celebrate the teams that make this important area of our research programme possible.
Arm and shoulder disability and pain after breast cancer surgery reduced by exercise
15 November 2021
The debilitating arm and shoulder disability and pain that some women who have had breast cancer surgery experience as a side effect of their surgery can be reduced by following a physiotherapy-led exercise programme after their operation, a new study has found.
Treatment choice for rotator cuff disorders could create efficiency and savings for the NHS
14 July 2021
A trial that evaluated the clinical and cost effectiveness of physiotherapy treatments for rotator cuff disorders suggests cost savings can be made while maintaining positive patient outcomes.
Cognitive–behavioural therapy consistently improves quality of life
26 February 2021
A meta-review of the available research into cognitive behavioural therapy reveals it consistently improves health-related quality of life across different medical conditions and demographic populations.
Research Review of SARAH from Pedro
31 January 2020
In a new podcast Sallie Lamb, Head of the Rehabilitation Research Group at NDORMS talks about SARAH, the Strengthening and Stretching for Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hand Trial.
Platelet rich plasma found to be of no benefit in treating torn Achilles tendon
20 November 2019
New research from the University of Oxford has shown that platelet rich plasma (PRP) is not effective in treating acute Achilles tendon ruptures.
Two NDORMS researchers receive Versus Arthritis Fellowships
13 November 2019
Two Versus Arthritis Fellowships have been awarded to NDORMS researchers for the study of frozen shoulder and for management of osteoarthritis among the oldest adults.
New Cochrane review on exercise for prevention of falls in older people
1 February 2019
New research published in the Cochrane Library today provides strong evidence that falls in people over sixty-years old can be prevented by exercise programmes.
CBT-O protocol published
17 December 2018
Protocol for an overview of systematic reviews into the effectiveness of CBT
New clinical tool will help patients with acute ankle sprain
6 November 2018
Patients arriving at hospital emergency departments with acute ankle sprains can expect more timely advice and follow-up care in future after researchers in Oxford developed a new tool that will aid clinical decisions on treatment.
Dr Lesley Ward is awarded Scientific Article Prize 2017-18
5 September 2018
Higher standards for yoga research. The prestigious ISCMR Scientific Article Prize in Complementary and Integrative Medicine is awarded for Lesley's research into yoga for the management of pain and sleep in rheumatoid arthritis.
Moderate to high intensity exercise does not slow cognitive decline in people with dementia
16 May 2018
Moderate to high intensity exercise does not slow cognitive (mental) impairment in older people with dementia, finds a trial published by The BMJ today.
Study confirms close contact casting offers alternative to surgery in unstable ankle fractures in older people
27 March 2018
A study has confirmed that a new form of casting offers an alternative to invasive surgery in older people who have unstable ankle fractures.
Medical statistician wins best presentation at RSS Young Statisticians Meeting
7 August 2017
Usama Ali, medical statistician at the Centre for Statistics in Medicine (CSM) wowed the crowd at the Royal Statistical Society’s (RSS) 2017 Young Statisticians Meeting, winning best presentation for his work preventing falls in hospitals.
OPAL study reaches 2,000 participants!
19 July 2017
Oxford Pain, Activity and Lifestyle (OPAL) study
Elderly patients with unstable ankle fractures could avoid surgery
12 October 2016
Elderly patients with unstable ankle fractures could avoid surgery, according to research by a UK team led by NDORMS at the Oxford University.
Honours for Professor Sallie Lamb
17 August 2016
NDORMS Professor Sallie Lamb has been elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and been awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree by Brunel University.
2016 OxTALENT prize for RRIO researcher
16 June 2016
Dr Cynthia Srikesavan received a runner-up prize in the Academic Podcasting category at the 2016 OxTALENT awards for her voluntary work in translating Cochrane Collaboration podcasts and web pages into Tamil.
Early Career Researcher award for Amanda Hall
26 April 2016
RRIO researcher Dr Amanda Hall wins Early Career Research award by the journal Complementary Therapies in Medicine.
NDORMS researchers shine a spotlight on the quality of fall prevention research
15 April 2016
Trials Journal showcases a new study by NDORMS researchers showing that fall injury prevention trials fail to use a core outcome set.