Posted 10.07.17 by admin
Clinical trials in Injuries and Emergencies are improving treatment and services for people in our region. Injuries and emergencies research encompasses an extensive range of conditions. They are all characterised by the fact that they require prompt diagnosis and treatment if the patients are to have the best outcome.
Sometimes these are real emergencies requiring immediate intervention from the paramedics on site which is known as “pre-hospital care”. Other times they are urgent and need rapid treatment in the Emergency Department or Trauma Operating rooms to give the patient the best chance of recovery.
This means that we support and oversee a wide range of research studies. Examples range from “major trauma” in road accidents or falls, burns, anaphylaxis (serious allergic reaction), asthma attack, and cardiac arrest, through to carbon monoxide poisoning, broken bones and sports injuries. In addition, this specialty area also includes some aspects of recovery and rehabilitation after injury, which takes place in a non-emergency setting.
Here is a hyperlink to view the national portfolio of studies many of which are recruiting in the North East and North Cumbria
The Specialty Clinical Lead for the Network is Mr Paul Baker, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon based at South Tees NHS Foundation Trust
Career Scientist in Orthopaedics and Patient and Public Involvement link for Injuries and Emergencies based at South Tees NHS Foundation Trust
Select a trial from the list below to find out more about what it’s all about and how you can get involved in helping others.
The HALT-IT trial will determine the effect of early administration of tranexamic acid on mortality, morbidity (re-bleeding, non-fatal vascular events), blood transfusion, surgical intervention and health status in patients with acute gastrointestinal bleeding
The aim of CRASH-3 trial is to establish whether early administration of tranexamic acid reduces the rates of death, disability and vascular occlusive events in adult patients with admitted to hospital with a traumatic brain injury.
This study looks at the effectiveness of Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) with standard dressings for the prevention of infection in patients presenting to hospital with an open fractures of the lower limb.
This study aims to explore the patient perspective of the current issues surrounding recovery and rehabilitation after traumatic multiple rib fractures.
The aim of this study is to evaluate the use of PROMs in the context of the National Hip Fracture Audit
The aim of the pragmatic RCT is to compare standard dressings with negative wound therapy for treatment of surgical incisions associated with major trauma of the lower limb.
To investigating the patients’ quality of life after X-Bolt (XB) Dynamic Plating System compared with the Sliding Hip Screw (SHS) in the treatment of trochanteric fracture of the hip.
UK FROST is a multi-centre randomised controlled trial with economic evaluation and nested qualitative study comparing early structured physiotherapy versus manipulation under anesthesia versus arthroscopic capsular release for patients referred to secondary care with a frozen shoulder
The aim of the study is to show that recruiting, and performing study assessments in ankle fracture patients requiring ORIF attending James Cook University Hospital is feasible, and to obtain data to support the powering of a larger study to demonstrate the effectiveness of the GEKO device at reducing length of stay in hospital for this population of patients.
Find out about clinical trials taking part right here in the North East and North Cumbria
Don’t take it from us. We have real people from our region telling you about their clinical trial experience
Here you can register your interest in clinical trials and start making a difference today
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