D2 is a novel tool that can use datasets from a wide variety of statistical software packages, such as Stata, SPSS, R, SAS and Excel, and generate a Pdf output (and/or web-based data manual) which includes descriptive information of the variables in the dataset. These information include variable names, labels, data type and descriptive statistics as well as graphical representations. D2 is intended to aid in data monitoring, communication with potential collaborators and archiving of study data.[Read More]
UK Incidence of Childhood Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is relatively rare in the UK. This study aims mainly to establish the UK incidence of Type 2 Diabetes in children aged under 17 years. A prospective monthly surveillance of new cases of Type 2 Diabetes in children aged 0 – 16 years was conducted from April 2015 to April 2016. The findings would be compared with the last survey conducted by the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit in 2005.[Read More]
Cleft Care UK
The Cleft Care UK (CCUK) is a cross sectional survey of five year old children born with unilateral cleft lip and palate. The project was carried out 15 years after an initial survey commissioned by the Clinical Standards Advisory Group (CSAG) led to government recommendations on centralisation. CCUK was a multi-centre survey recruited children born between 1st April 2005 and 31st March 2007 in cleft centre audit clinics. Three hundreds fifty-nine eligible children were identified and 268 were recruited to the study.[Read More]
Analysis of Quality of Life
Following Acoustic Neuroma Excision
Acoustic neuroma is a non-cancerous tumour araising from the eighth cranial nerve (also known as the vestibulocochlear nerve), the nerve which connects the inner ear with the brain and involved in transmitting sound as well as sending balance information from the inner ear to the brain.