Projects

Aerosol Generating Procedures and their Mitigation in International Dental Guidance Documents - A Rapid Review
Aerosol Generating Procedures and their Mitigation in International Dental Guidance Documents - A Rapid Review

The aim of this rapid review was to assess how dental aerosol-generating procedures (AGPs) were defined in international dental guidelines and what mitigation procedures were recommended. The review was the work of a collaborative group of researchers and clinicians from a range of UK institutions, including the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme, NHS Education for Scotland, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, and Manchester, and Cochrane Oral Health.

Child Food Insecurity in the UK: evidence of its extent, nature, and effects on health and what can be done to address it
Child Food Insecurity in the UK: evidence of its extent, nature, and effects on health and what can be done to address it

This rapid review has been commissioned by the UK Food Foundation via the NIHR Public Health Research Programme to assess the current evidence on the extent, nature and consequences of food insecurity affecting children in the UK.

Childhood Obesity in MexicO: Evidence, challenges, and opportunities (COMO) Project
Childhood Obesity in MexicO: Evidence, challenges, and opportunities (COMO) Project

This project's ultimate goal is to provide evidence-based information to build an intelligent database that aids practitioners, researchers, policymakers to better address resources and efforts to tackle child obesity in Mexico.

Childhood obesity: An integrated review towards the comprehension of scientific data sources for Unicef, Data Collaborative
Childhood obesity: An integrated review towards the comprehension of scientific data sources for Unicef, Data Collaborative

The Data for Children Collaborative with UNICEF is a joint partnership between UNICEF, The Scottish Government and the University of Edinburgh’s Data Driven Innovation Programme which seeks to improve outcomes for children locally, nationally and globally. We draw on the strengths of all partners to bring insight and solve problems using data and data science techniques.

European Youth Tackling Obesity (EYTO) Project
European Youth Tackling Obesity (EYTO) Project

EYTO was a peer-led social marketing project that supported groups of young people across Europe to promote healthy lifestyles amongst their peers and help reduce rates of obesity.

Health Behaviour in School-Children (HBSC) Study
Health Behaviour in School-Children (HBSC) Study

HBSC has been a pioneer cross-national study gaining insight into young people's well-being, health behaviours and their social context. This research collaboration with the WHO Regional Office for Europe is conducted every four years in 50 countries and regions across Europe and North America.

Healthy Resorts and Camping Project
Healthy Resorts and Camping Project

A restaurant-based intervention was implemented at 16 food establishments at 2 resorts (the Cambrils Park Resort and Camping Sangulí, Spain, from 2014 to 2015) based on the following 4 components: 1) providing nutritional and allergen analyses of the offered dishes, 2) increasing the number of healthy food choices, 3) identifying menu items associated with allergies and intolerance, and 4) training staff on healthy eating and allergens. Customer satisfaction regarding food aspects was assessed using surveys (10-point scale).

REview of Behaviour And Lifestyle interventions for severe obesity: AN evidenCE synthesis (REBALANCE) Research Project
REview of Behaviour And Lifestyle interventions for severe obesity: AN evidenCE synthesis (REBALANCE) Research Project

A realist mixed-methods synthesis was produced and a detailed summary of the effectiveness, acceptability, appropriateness and cost-effectiveness of weight-loss and weight maintenance interventions for people with a BMI of ≥ 35 kg/m2, and to understand how the content and processes of the interventions affect participant behaviour to achieve their outcomes.

Recommendations for the re-opening of dental services during COVID-19 pandemic: a rapid review of international sources
Recommendations for the re-opening of dental services during COVID-19 pandemic: a rapid review of international sources

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the closure or reduction of dental services across the world. Now, attention is focussed on planning the re-opening and restructuring of dental services. To support decision making, a rapid review of internationally produced guidance for re-opening dental services was conducted.

Strategies to improve retention in randomised trials (Update of a Cochrane Review)
Strategies to improve retention in randomised trials (Update of a Cochrane Review)

An update of the original review which aimed to quantify the effect of strategies to improve retention on the proportion of participants retained in randomised trials and to investigate if the effect varied by trial strategy and trial setting.

Testosterone Effects and Safety in Men with Low Testosterone levels (TESTES): An evidence synthesis and economic evaluation
Testosterone Effects and Safety in Men with Low Testosterone levels (TESTES): An evidence synthesis and economic evaluation

Prescriptions of androgen replacement therapy (ART) in men have nearly doubled within the last 10 years in the UK, yet the incidence of symptomatic men with low testosterone levels remains unchanged. This suggests that the threshold for treating men with ART is reducing. Previous reports on the clinical effectiveness of ART have been conflicting in terms of effectiveness whilst highlighting potential risks of cardiovascular events and prostate growth. Evidence in the effects of ART is needed.

The ARCHITECT Urine NGAL assay, NephroCheck Test and NGAL Test to help assess the risk of acute kidney injury for people who are being considered for admission to critical care
The ARCHITECT Urine NGAL assay, NephroCheck Test and NGAL Test to help assess the risk of acute kidney injury for people who are being considered for admission to critical care

Evidence-based recommendations on tests to help assess risk of acute kidney injury for people being considered for critical care admission. The tests are the ARCHITECT and ALINITY i Urine NGAL assays, BioPorto NGAL test and NephroCheck test.