INHA Research and Development – IRELAND

The INHA were Embedded Patient Researchers/PPI/Patient Collaborators on the following research studies:-

  • Pathfinder Study – Developing a Parental Education Toolkit for Therapeutic Hypothermia following neonatal encephalopathy
  • POPART Study – comparing administering surfactant at the back of the throat in addition to CPAP to CPAP alone for the treatment of Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Studying the “Underlying mechanisms in neonatal immune metabolic dysregulation and brain injury”
  • STRIDER Study – RCT of Sildenifil therapy in early onset intra-uterine growth restriction.
  • Investigation the “Diagnostic relevance of the platelet releasate and extracellular vesicles in Pre-Eclampsia”
  • SafeBoosC Study – comparing the use of cerebral oximetry as measured by near infrared spectroscopy with the standard treatment to reduce cerebral hypoxia during the first 72 hours of extremely preterm infants lives.
  • NeoView– studying the use of camera technology in the NICU
  • Bright Horizons Newborn Neurodevelopmental Follow-Up
  • Neonatal and Children’s Brain Consortium of Ireland – the consortium is creating a unique national collaborative multidisciplinary research group including parents to optimize the investigation and of management of neonatal brain injury as well as providing joint supervision of the PhD students who will be assigned to each of the 5 projects within this consortium. Additionally several sub-groups have been created to address unmet needs in the areas of Neuro-Inflammation and Neuro-Imaging with a view to producing National Guidelines in these areas
  • Core Outcome Set for GROwth restriction: developing endpoints (COSGROVE) – developing a Core Outcome Set for Fetal Growth Restriction
  • PARROT Ireland Trial – Placental growth factor in Assessment of women with suspected pre-eclampsia to Reduce maternal morbidity: a Stepped Wedge Cluster Randomised Control Trial
  • HRB Mother and Baby Clinical Trials Network Healthy Pregnancy Animated Videos : Gestational Diabetes, Preeclampsia, How Do A Newborn Baby’s Lungs Work
  • IRELand Study– RCT placebo controlled trial of low dose aspirin in the 1st trimester for optimizing outcomes in pre-gestational diabetes
  • ETAPA Study – Early targeted paracetamol for Patent Ductus in Extremely Preterm Infants
  • In4KidsNetwork Ireland – Developing a clinical trials network for pediatric research in Ireland
  • Study investigating “Whole Body Vibration Emissions” in the NICU
  • PhD research study exploring “Current practices of Developmental Care in the NICU” in Ireland
  • PANTHER – Promoting attachment in Neonatal Encephalopathy and Therapeutic Hypothermia
  • The Safety, short-term and long-term outcomes associated with Therapeutic Hypothermia in Mild HIE
  • Development and validation of a risk stratification tool for assessment of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality using data from the National Maternal and Newborn Clinical Management System
  • PRO-PERIHEALTH – Promoting Perinatal mental health in Ireland: A Doctoral training programme in perinatal mental health
  • Cross-sectional case-control analysis using advanced echocardiographic functional parameters to compare young adults born preterm to those born at term
  • Infant Feeding In Emergencies Study
  • BE SAFE – safer care through Health infographics. Maternal and Newborn Doctoral research programme
  • PEOPLE Doctoral Program– Investigating Antibiotic Resistant Microbes in the ICU
  • NUTRICEM – Interdisciplinary PhDs studying different aspects of human milk for preterm infants
  • Continuum COVID 19 – Neonatal to Adult understanding of immune responses study
  • Serene – drug trial to prevent neonatal seizures
  • FIREFLY– Follow-up of Inflammatory Responses and multi-organ outcomes following neonatal brain injury
  • Investigating Preeclampsia biomarkers to reduce preterm deliveries
  • UNICORN – investigating therapies to improve neurodevelopmental outcomes post brain injury at/prior to birth
  • Hi-Lo Study– investigating therapies to prevent thromboembolism in pregnancy

Research Reviewer Roles

The INHA is a research reviewer for :-

  • Health Research Board Public Review Panel, reviewing applications to the HRB for research grant funding.
  • National Office For Research Ethics Committees Clinical Trials, reviewing ethics applications related to Clinical Trials of Investigational Medicinal Products