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Beta Agonist Lung trIaL - prevention


Department of Health National Institute for Health Research Research for Patient Benefit.

Aim of the Project

This multicentre randomised controlled trial aims to define the effectiveness of inhaled salmeterol for the prevention of Acute Lung Injury / Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) in a group of patients at high risk of developing the condition.

Ethical Approval

South Birmingham Research Ethics Committee

Project Schedule:

Start Date: 1 March 2008

End Date: 1 January 2012

Lead Investigators
 Name Establishment Role  Speciality
Prof Gavin Perkins University of Warwick Chief Investigator Critical Care and Resuscitation
Dr Daniel Parks University of Warwick Clinical Research Fellow Critical Care
Prof Derek Alderson University of Birmingham Co-Investigator Upper GI Surgery
Dr David Thickett University of Birmingham Co-Investigator Respiratory Medicine
Prof Fang Gao University of Warwick Co-Investigator Critical Care
Prof Matthew Cooke University of Warwick Chair - TSC Emergency Medicine + Clinical System improvement
Prof Chris McCabe University of Leeds Health Economist Health Economics
Prof Sallie Lamb University of Warwick Director WMSCTU Clinical Trials
Dr Simon Gates University of Warwick Statistician Clinical Trials / Statistics
Mr Barry Williams CritPAL Patient representative  
Mr Dipesh Mistry University of Warwick Statistician Statistician
Recruiting Centres
NHS Trusts Principle Investigator  
University of Leicester Hospitals Dr Jonathan Thompson  
Heart of England Foundation NHS Trust (Sponsor) Prof Gavin Perkins  
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust Prof Derek Alderson  
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust Mr Josef Marzoak  
James Cook University Hospital Dr James Ryan  
Queen University Hospital, Belfast Dr Danny McAuley  
University Hospital North Staffordshire Mr Duncan Beardsmore  
University Hospital Norwich and Norfolk Dr Akesh Dhrampal  
Publications/Presentations to Date

None to date


Key people
  • Prof Gavin Perkins Professor in Critical Care Medicine
  • Beverley Hoddell Clinical Trials Co-ordinator
  • Dr Daniel Park Clinical Research Fellow
  • Dr Simon Gates Principal Research Fellow
Enquiries contact
  • Beverley Hoddell Clinical Trials Co-ordinator
  • Dr Sarah Duggan Clinical Trials Unit Manager