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Gentamicin as an alternative to ceftriaxone in the treatment of gonorrhoea: the G-TOG non-inferiority RCT (2019)
Journal Article
Ross, J. D., Harding, J., Duley, L., Montgomery, A. A., Hepburn, T., Tan, W., …Lawrence, T. (2019). Gentamicin as an alternative to ceftriaxone in the treatment of gonorrhoea: the G-TOG non-inferiority RCT. Health Technology Assessment, 23(20), 1-104. doi:10.3310/hta23200

Background: Gonorrhoea is a common sexually transmitted infection that can cause pain and discomfort, affect fertility in women and lead to epididymo-orchitis in men. Current treatment is with ceftriaxone, but there is increasing evidence of antimicr... Read More about Gentamicin as an alternative to ceftriaxone in the treatment of gonorrhoea: the G-TOG non-inferiority RCT.

Home interventions and light therapy for treatment of vitiligo (HI-Light Vitiligo Trial): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial (2018)
Journal Article
Haines, R. H., Thomas, K. S., Montgomery, A. A., Ravenscroft, J. C., Akram, P., Chalmers, J., …Batchelor, J. M. (2018). Home interventions and light therapy for treatment of vitiligo (HI-Light Vitiligo Trial): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. BMJ Open, 8(4), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018649

Vitiligo is a condition resulting in white patches on the skin. People with vitiligo can suffer from low self-esteem, psychological disturbance and diminished quality of life. Vitiligo is often poorly managed, partly due to lack of high quality evide... Read More about Home interventions and light therapy for treatment of vitiligo (HI-Light Vitiligo Trial): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

Improving readiness for recruitment through simulated trial activation: the Adjuvant Steroids in Adults with Pandemic influenza (ASAP) trial (2017)
Journal Article
Lim, W. S., Meakin, G., Brittain, C., Bewick, T., & Duley, L. (2017). Improving readiness for recruitment through simulated trial activation: the Adjuvant Steroids in Adults with Pandemic influenza (ASAP) trial. Trials, 18, 1-7. doi:10.1186/s13063-017-2290-z

Background: Research in public health emergencies requires trials to be set up in readiness for activation at short notice and in anticipation of limited timelines for patient recruitment. We conducted a simulated activation of a hibernating pandemic... Read More about Improving readiness for recruitment through simulated trial activation: the Adjuvant Steroids in Adults with Pandemic influenza (ASAP) trial.

Gentamicin versus ceftriaxone for the treatment of gonorrhoea (G-TOG trial): study protocol for a randomised trial (2016)
Journal Article
Brittain, C., Childs, M., Duley, L., Harding, J., Hepburn, T., Meakin, G., …Ross, J. D. (2016). Gentamicin versus ceftriaxone for the treatment of gonorrhoea (G-TOG trial): study protocol for a randomised trial. Trials, 17, https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-016-1683-8

Background: Gonorrhoea is a common sexually transmitted infection which causes genital pain and discomfort; in women it can also lead to pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility, and in men to epididymo-orchitis. Current treatment is with ceftriax... Read More about Gentamicin versus ceftriaxone for the treatment of gonorrhoea (G-TOG trial): study protocol for a randomised trial.

The effects of azithromycin in treatment-resistant cough: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial (2016)
Journal Article
Hodgson, D., Anderson, J., Reynolds, C., Oborne, J., Meakin, G., Bailey, H., …Harrison, T. (2016). The effects of azithromycin in treatment-resistant cough: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Chest, 149(4), 1052-1060. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2015.12.036

Background Chronic cough is a common clinical problem worldwide. Although many patients have underlying precipitating conditions such as asthma, gastroesophageal reflux, or rhinitis, many remain symptomatic despite treating these conditions. New a... Read More about The effects of azithromycin in treatment-resistant cough: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

A randomised controlled trial of small particle inhaled steroids in refractory eosinophilic asthma (SPIRA) (2015)
Journal Article
Hodgson, D., Anderson, J., Reynolds, C., Meakin, G., Bailey, H., Pavord, I., …Harrison, T. W. (2015). A randomised controlled trial of small particle inhaled steroids in refractory eosinophilic asthma (SPIRA). Thorax, 70(6), 559-565. doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2014-206481

Background: Some patients with refractory asthma have evidence of uncontrolled eosinophilic inflammation in the distal airways. While traditional formulations of inhaled steroids settle predominantly in the large airways, newer formulations with an e... Read More about A randomised controlled trial of small particle inhaled steroids in refractory eosinophilic asthma (SPIRA).