Lactate, Arterial and Venous Agreement in Sepsis – LAVAS trial
To determine whether an agreement between peripheral venous and arterial lactate exists in patients presenting to an Emergency Department with sepsis.
A prospective observational study in a consecutive sample of eligible and consented patients in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Patients who present to the Emergency Department with suspected sepsis
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.
RAMPP trial - Randomised Controlled Trial: Pleural vent (rocket) V standard care in Primary Spontaneous Pnuemothorax
The Emergency Medicine Annotated Bioresource Consortium (EM-ABC): A pilot and feasability programme
Developing a bioresource for all emergency presentations