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Blood Project

Start date:
February 2014
End date:
Ongoing
Co-ordinated by:
Matthew Reed, Catherine Innes
Main trial site:
http://www.edinburghemergencymedicine.com/edinburghbloodproject

The Edinburgh ED Blood Project.

Aim

  1. To co-ordinate and support RIE ED Emergency Transfusion research and audit.
  2. To disseminate our findings and introduce measures to improve patient care  related to Emergency Transfusion in the ED.

Chief Investigator

Dr Matt Reed

Consultant, NRS Career Research Fellow & Honorary Reader in Emergency Medicine

Local PI

Dr Matt Reed

Consultant, NRS Career Research Fellow & Honorary Reader in Emergency Medicine

Research Team

Alison Glover

Senior Research Nurse (BTS)

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Strokes caused by a clot are described as ischaemic. When patients experience ischaemic strokes they may be eligible for “clot busting” therapy (thrombolysis). Currently thrombolysis has been shown to improve patient outcome after a stroke if administered within the first 4.5 hours after stroke onset. Up to 25% of patients wake up with symptoms of a stroke. This means they have an unknown onset time for their stroke (so called ‘wake up strokes’). With no known onset time, they are ineligible for thrombolysis. This study will investigate how we might determine stroke onset time.

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MRI in Acute Stroke

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disabilities amongst young people worldwide. Many sufferers develop chronic physical and mental health problems and are unable to work or re-engage socially after their injuries. There are therefore significant health and socioeconomic consequences.

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PitSTOP

A study examining the Prevalence and Risk of Anterior Pituitary Dysfunction following Traumatic Brain Injury

Intervention
1. Ambulatory Device, Rocket Pleural vent insertion
2. Standard Treatment, Aspiration +/- chest drain
Primary Outcome Measures
To assess whether use of an ambulatory device (Rocket Pleural Vent) and treatment strategy reduces hospital stay. Total length of stay in hospital up to 30 days post randomisation. Up to 30 days post randomisation.

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RAMPP trial

RAMPP trial - Randomised Controlled Trial: Pleural vent (rocket) V standard care in Primary Spontaneous Pnuemothorax