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Completed Trials


Discover the trials WCTU has completed.

Completed trials

Trial name About the trial

Trial type

Chief Investigator
ACTIVATES Investigating whether an exercise programme is acceptable to patients, parents and physiotherapists and what training is required to deliver the treatments in NHS hospitals. (Published paper) Musculoskeletal Professor Sallie Lamb
AIR Assessing the difference in the Manchester-Oxford Foot and Ankle Questionnaire at six months after injury between adults with an ankle fracture treated with functional bracing and exercises versus standard plaster cast care. Musculoskeletal Prof Rebecca Kearney
BALTI-2 Investigating whether salbutamol improves the health of patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). (Published Paper) Emergency and critical care Professor Fang Gao
BALTI-prevention Investigating the effectiveness of inhaled salmeterol for the prevention of acute lung Injury/Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) in patients at high risk of developing the condition. (Published paper) Emergency and critical care Professor Gavin Perkins
Best A multi-centred randomised controlled trial of a primary-care based cognitive behavioural program for low back pain. (Published paper) Rehabilitation Professor Sallie lamb
FIS Assessing the clinical and cost-effectiveness of facet joint injections compared to best usual non-invasive care in patients with persistent non-specific low back pain.(Published paper) Emergency and critical care Dr Harbinder Sandhu
HeFT To investigate whether surgery by open reduction and internal fixation provides benefit compared with non-operative treatment for displaced, intra-articular calcaneal fractures. (Published paper ) Trauma &Orthopaedic Professor Damian Griffin

Investigating the effect of using decision aid on available treatment options for patients with non specific chronic low back pain and their decision making process, on the patient's satisfaction levels.

(Published Paper)

Rehabilitation Professor Martin Underwood
OPERA Investigating effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a whole home physical activity intervention to reduce depression in older people in residential and nursing homes. (Published Protocol) Frailty Professor Martin Underwood
PET-NECK Comparing PET-CT guided watch and wait policy versus planned neck dissection for the management of locally advanced (N2/N3) nodal metastases in patients with head and neck squamous cancer. (Published paper) Cancer Professor Janet Dunn
PARAMEDIC Examining whether a new mechanical chest compression device (called LUCAS-2) improves survival in victims of cardiac arrest. (Published Paper) Emergency and critical care Professors Simon Gates & Gavin perkins

Investigating two approaches to treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) affecting the hands.

(Published Paper)

Rehabilitation Professor Sallie Lamb