Major ambulance trial of GTN in hyperacute stroke (RIGHT2) published in The Lancet

A major trial of transdermal glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) in early stroke was published this month in the major medical journal, The Lancet. The trial, Prehospital transdermal glyceryl trinitrate in patients with ultra-acute presumed stroke (RIGHT-2): an ambulance-based, randomised, sham-controlled, blinded, phase Continue reading Major ambulance trial of GTN in hyperacute stroke (RIGHT2) published in The Lancet

Qualitative study of perceptions of older people with COPD and chronic heart disease on home telemonitoring in long term conditions published

The latest study from researchers at CaHRU was published this month (July 2017) in BMC Medical Infromatics and Decision Making. Entitled ‘Perceptions on use of home telemonitoring in patients with long term conditions – concordance with the Health Information Technology Continue reading Qualitative study of perceptions of older people with COPD and chronic heart disease on home telemonitoring in long term conditions published

CaHRU team attends CHROMED European trial meeting in Uppsala, Sweden

Dr Jo Middlemass, trial nurse, and Prof Niro Siriwardena who are members of the Clinical Trials for Elderly Patients with Multiple Diseases (CHROMED) (Funding by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme) attended the final investigator team meeting in Uppsala earlier Continue reading CaHRU team attends CHROMED European trial meeting in Uppsala, Sweden

Study on service user involvement in a prehospital clinical trial of falls published in Trials

One of the few studies of service user involvement in a clinical trials was published this month in the journal Trials: ‘Involving older people in a multi-centre randomised trial of a complex intervention in pre-hospital emergency care: implementation of a Continue reading Study on service user involvement in a prehospital clinical trial of falls published in Trials

Paramedics’ views on their role in an ambulance based trial of ultra-acute stroke

Novel treatments for stroke are increasingly being tested and delivered in the ultra-acute period during initial presentation to ambulance services. In the first feasibility trial of nitroglycerin (glyceryl trinitrate) in ultra-acute stroke (RIGHT) there were early indications of improvements in Continue reading Paramedics’ views on their role in an ambulance based trial of ultra-acute stroke