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The British Association of Spine Surgeons (BASS) has opened the below listing for members to advertise, announce and spread the details of ongoing trials, so that this can be used effectively with mutual benefits, i.e., 1. the members (group) conducting the trial can get more participants recruited from varied regions and 2. allows the members from different regions to participate in a multi-centre trial. This also gives the opportunity for further trials to be organised via BASS and can be used to progress the quality of research in the UK under BASS. Also, we welcome any new suggestions and ideas which after discussion in the BASS executive will be able to help the members.

If you wish to add your research project to this listing, please email research@spinesurgeons.ac.uk

BASS also has options to distribute surveys to a wider clinical audience, including BASS members. Please visit our dedicated page (https://spinesurgeons.ac.uk/News/10526125) regarding this which has details and information on the ways BASS can assist with survey distributions.

Kind regards,
Pal Lakshmanan - Research Lead, BASS Executive

Please Note: BASS are not responsible for the content of these research trials/articles. For any questions or queries regarding specific trials or piece of research, please contact the author.

  • 14/06/2021 15:02 | Anonymous

    DENS_StudyDiagram_protocol_newsletter May 2021.pdf

    The Duration of External Neck Stabilisation (DENS) study is a randomised controlled trial comparing early removal of a hard collar with treatment in a hard collar for 12 weeks in older or frail adults with odontoid (dens) fractures. The primary outcome measure is QoL assessed using the EQ-5D-5L at 12 weeks following injury.  The aim of the study is to determine whether management without a collar improves outcome, compared to management with a collar. Cost efficiency will be assessed over the observed 12 months using standard NICE reference case methodology.

    We are currently awaiting  REC approval and hope to begin site set up and recruitment from August 2021. If you are interested in taking part and have not already completed a feasiblity study for your site,  please contact the Trial Manager, Angela Niven (Dens.Trial@ed.ac.uk) or the Chief Investigator, Paul Brennan (paul.brennan@ed.ac.uk


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