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Investigating the effect of independent blinded digital image assessment on the STOP GAP trial (2017)
Journal Article
Patsko, E., Godolphin, P. J., Thomas, K. S., Hepburn, T., Mitchell, E., Craig, F. E., …Montgomery, A. A. (in press). Investigating the effect of independent blinded digital image assessment on the STOP GAP trial. Trials, 18(53), doi:10.1186/s13063-017-1779-9. ISSN 1745-6215

Background Blinding is the process of keeping treatment assignment hidden and is used to minimise the possibility of bias. Trials at high risk of bias have been shown to report larger treatment effects than low risk studies. In dermatology, one popu... Read More

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, doi: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

Evaluation and development of a novel binocular treatment (I-BiT™) system using video clips and interactive games to improve vision in children with amblyopia (‘lazy eye’): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial (2013)
Journal Article
study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 14(145), doi:10.1186/1745-6215-14-145. ISSN 1745-6215

Background: Amblyopia (lazy eye) affects the vision of approximately 2% of all children. Traditional treatment consists of wearing a patch over their ‘good’ eye for a number of hours daily, over several months. This treatment is unpopular and compl... Read More