Challenges and solutions to recruitment of neonates and children having cardiac surgery into a study using a novel sampling device.

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From: BMC Research Notes(Vol. 15, Issue 1)
Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
Document Type: Report
Length: 2,987 words
Lexile Measure: 1440L

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Objective To narratively describe the challenges and solutions required in delivering a non-commercial study of children undergoing cardiac surgery using a novel subcutaneous hormone collection device. Results The challenges faced by the research team are divided into those of conducting healthcare research in children and those specific to this study. Many of the issues of conducting healthcare research in children can and have been overcome by structural and institutional culture change-normalising and embedding research as part of good clinical care. The issues specific to insertion and maintenance of the novel collection device can be overcome by education and support of the clinical teams. The increased incentives and resources of commercial research may have overcome many of these. Keywords: Adrenal, Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, Cardiac surgery, Paediatric endocrinology

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A708352639