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Therapeutic focus

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT...

Patient pioneers, solutions that cross all therapy areas

Patient centric solutions in action, so how does this approach really apply itself to different therapeutic areas? Below we focus on respiratory, rare disease, dermatology and peadiatrics but Illingworth has previously worked in many more therapy areas. If you'd like more specific information on these or any other experience please get in touch!

PATIENT FOCUSED SOLUTIONS

How they can benefit different therapy areas

RESPIRATORY

Extensive Experience Specifically with Cough Monitors in Clinical Trials

All members of this specialist team have extensive industry experience and experience of working with cough monitors for use in clinical trials. Additionally, we have conducted cough challenge studies involving the inhalation of tussive agents/substances such as ATP, Capsaicin, Citric Acid and Distilled Water. These substances were inhaled via a nebulizer, controlled by the KoKo DigiDoser and the number of induced coughs counted.

Illingworth Research Nurses have reduced the need for patients to have to visit site for cough monitor as they can fully calibrate and fit the monitor as well as take any required observations on a patient, thus allowing the patient to continue their day as usual and minimising travelling and stress. There is more specific information in the case studies below.

EXPERTS

Respiratory Experience

CASE STUDY

Chronic cough

SUPER-SITES

Respiratory specialists

COUGH MONITORS

Management of monitors

DERMATOLOGY

Dermatological studies are an area where Illingworth’s services can really enhance patient recruitment and retention. The ability to monitor changes by photographs and train almost any clinician to take accurate study photos is just the start. Illingworth’s Research Nurses can also capture study images, meaning if a protocol requires a nurse they can visit the patient at their convenience and complete any study tests and take an image. Thus, the patient can visit the site much less frequently.

We have particular expertise in the area of Dermatology having worked on psoriasis studies and numerous other skin conditions including wound healing and anti-scarring compounds. We have also worked in related areas such as diabetic foot ulcers and chronic venous leg ulcers. This includes acting as medical photography imaging lead on these studies as well as other studies in plastic surgery, fungal nail, accelerated healing, plastic surgery, dermatitis, and injection site reactions.

CASE STUDY

Epidermolysis bullosa (EB)

HOW IT WORKS

Photography Process Flow

BEST PRACTICE

Complete woundcare solution

CASE STUDY

Medical Photography for Dermatology

RARE DISEASE

Supporting rare disease patients and their famillies.

We are friendly yet proactive, logical yet empathetic and bring a human element to the enrolment and retention of patients (and their families) into clinical trials. We embrace patient centricity and always have the patient’s experience at the forefront of our minds when planning studies.

We have experience providing mobile research nursing, a highly attractive service in these complex, and often, distressing diseases. Offering the chance for patients to have their visits conducted within their own home alleviates the pressure on them and their family members. We work with both children and adult study subjects and maintain long term relationships with the family long after the studies complete.

The ability to offer home research nursing internationally enables more rare disease sufferers to enroll in studies which otherwise would be too stressful or challenging for patients and their families. Illingworth strives to cater for individual needs in these rare disease trials and are happy to discuss the trial with the patient and family.

HOW IT WORKS

Mobile Nursing Process Flow

CASE STUDY

Duchenne muscular dystrophy

WHY FOR RARE DISEASE

Research Nursing supporting minority patient groups

CASE STUDY

Epidermolysis bullosa

PAEDIATRICS

Our model lends itself to supporting peadiatric patients and their families as Mobile Research Nurse become a regular point of contact and make the study visits fit around normal family life.  Nurses have been known to complete visits in fancy dress and play games with the children to make the visit as comfortable for the children as possible. Parents have also commented how the service has helped keep children calm and removed the stress of attending hospital appointments.