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STITCH (Trauma) Trial

170 Patients Recruited!!!

The trial is now closed to further patient recruitment.

A total of 59 centres joined the trial and 170 patients were recruited between 17/12/2009 until 30/09/2012.

The trial coordinating team would like to thank all the investigators who have taken part.

Follow-up is still on-going and all investigators should continue to submit outstanding data in a timely fashion.

Please continue to watch this site for further trial information.

Recent Publications

Early Surgery versus Initial Conservative Treatment in Patients with Traumatic Intracerebral Hemorrhage (STITCH[Trauma]): The First Randomized Trial Click here

Characteristics of traumatic intracerebral haemorrhage: An assessment of screening logs from the STITCH(Trauma) Trial Click here

Attitudes to intracranial pressure monitoring of traumatic intracerebral haemorrhage Click here

Surgical trial in traumatic intracerebral hemorrhage (STITCH(Trauma)): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial Click here

Surgical Trial In Traumatic intraCerebral Haemorrhage (STITCH): a randomised controlled trial of Early Surgery compared with Initial Conservative Treatment Click here

The STITCH (Trauma) analysis plan. Click here

170 Patients Recruited Including: Thirty from Beijing-China; twenty nine from Lucknow-India; sixteen from Biratnagar-Nepal; thirteen from Dehradun-India; nine from Shanghai - China.


The STITCH (Trauma) team produces quarterly newsletters. Access your copy of the Spring 2012 newsletter from our archived copies here:
Winter 2013 *NEW*
Summer 2012
Spring 2012
Winter 2011
Autumn 2011
Summer 2011
Spring 2011
Winter 2010
Summer 2010
Spring 2010
Autumn 2009

Link of interest: Surgical Neurology International is an interesting journal with a very useful online facility ( We encourage all who are interested in neurosurgery and related clinical and basic neurosciences, to try this site. In particular you may find the Forum and Video sections to be interesting.

Last updated 06 November 2015

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