Paediatric and adolescent rheumatology
Rheumatology conditions affecting children and adolescents include arthritis, lupus, vasculitis and other inflammatory disease. The genetic and environmental factors are often thought to be causal factors, but there still work to be done to gain a better understanding of these conditions, and how best to manage them or prevent them from happening in the first place.
Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology is part of the NIHR Manchester Musculoskeletal Research Unit, a partnership with The University Manchester, curator of the National Biologics register.
Our research interests are:
- Developing a better understanding about the causes of childhood arthritis
- Developing a better understanding of the clinical characteristics and immunopathology of Juvenile Onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (JSLE)
- Chronic childhood vasculitis
- Biologic therapies and pharmacoepidemiology
- Development of a pain assessment app
- Biomarker studies
Models of care
- Transitional care
- Role of Pharmacy
- Gamification, online tools and self-management training
Involvement of young people
- YOURR* (ARUK-BANNAR project) Includes: Dack K, Williams H, Parsons S, Thomson W, McDonagh JE on behalf of The Barbara Ansell National Network for Adolescent Rheumatology. Summary of good practice when involving young people in health-related research. 2015
- Visit the Arthritis Research UK YouTube channel to find out more about arthritis research and how the condition affects children.