Neurosurgical Clinical Trial Unit

Neurosurgical Clinical Trial Unit

Mission Statement:

"To promote evidence-based neurosurgery through high-quality research, education and publication."



Location:








3-4 Claremont Terrace
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE2 4AE

Tel : +44 (0)191 222 5761
Fax: +44 (0)191 222 5762

Staff
Consultant Neurosurgeons Specialist Registrars Associated Staff

Mr. P. Bhattathiri
Mr. J. Crossman
Mr. T. Elias
Mr. D. Holliman
Mr. A. Jenkins
Prof. A. D. Mendelow
Mr. P. Mitchell
Mrs. C. Nicholson
Mr. J.J. Nissen
Mr. N. Ross
Mr. S. Surash
Mr. G. Wynne-Jones




Dr. R. Dubey
Dr. S. Garusinghe
Dr. F. Hassan
Dr. M. Hussain
Dr. S. Metcalfe
Dr. N. Mukerji
Dr. P. Panaretos
Dr. A. Penalosa
Dr. G. Tsermoulas
Dr. F. Vergani

All Newcastle Specialist Registrars
are encouraged to assist with
neurosurgical trials.


Dr. B. Gregson (Trial Director)
Dr. E. Rowan (Trial Manager)
Dr. A. Andras (Database Manager)
Dr. R. Francis (Database Manager)
Miss G. Kenyon (Trial Secretary)
Miss C. Howe (Trial Secretary)











click on the logo to go to the relevant trial webpage

ACST

ACST-2 - asymptomatic carotid stenosis

International multi-centre randomised trial to determine whether surgery (CEA) in patients with asymptomatic disease reduces the risk of stroke when compared to stenting.

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ARUBA


ARUBA - Brain arteriovenous malformations (BAVMs)

International randomised trial to compare intervention and conservative treatment in patients with unruptured brain arteriovenous malformation (BAVM).

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Clear-III
CURRENTLY RECRUITING


Clear-III - Intraventricular Thrombolysis Trial

International, multi-centre randomised controlled trial investigating rt-PA as a treatment for intracerebral haemorrhage, intraventricular haemorrhage and hydrocephalus.

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ISAT
IN FOLLOW UP

ISAT - Subarachnoid haemorrhage

A multicentre prospective randomised clinical trial comparing neurosurgical clipping and endovascular coil treatment for patients with a ruptured cerebral aneurysm causing acute subarachnoid haemorrhage.

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ISUIA
IN FOLLOW UP


ISUIA - Unruptured intracranial aneurysm

Cohort study to define the long-term risks of UIA rupture and other UIA natural history outcomes.

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NEWFORM


NEWFORM - Cervical radiculopathy

Pilot study comparing anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) and posterior foraminotomy as surgical interventions for cervical radiculopathy.

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RESCUE ICP


RESCUE ICP - Severe head injury

International multicentre, prospective, randomised controlled trial on the role of decompressive craniotomy in management of severe head injury.

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STASH


STASH - aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage

Multicentre placebo-controlled double-blinded phase II trial assessing the clinical benefits of simvastatin in aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage.

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STICH

STICH II - superficial supratentorial lobar haematomas

International multi-centre trial to evaluate the role of early surgery in superficial supratentorial lobar haematomas without intraventricular haemorrhage.

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STITCH


STITCH - Surgical Trial in Traumatic intraCerebral Haemorrhage

A randomised clinical trial of surgery for traumatic ICH and contusion.

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TOPSAT


TOPSAT - Treatment of Poor-grade Sub-arachnoid haemorrhage Trial

A pilot study, based in Newcastle, randomising patients with WFNS grades IV and V comparing early (<24hours) or late endovascular treatment.

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Last updated 15/07/2011
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