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NDORMS PhD student Akira Wiberg won the main prize of this year's Max Perutz Science Writing Award. The MRC-funded student received the first prize of £1,500 for his article: "Getting on your nerves", at the awards ceremony on 15 October.
6 May 2021
A clinical trial by University of Oxford researchers has confirmed that the antibiotic azithromycin has no clinical benefit in people with moderate COVID-19.
Hip Main OCTRU Research Trauma
5 May 2021
Older patients with hip fractures recover better if they receive treatment under the supervision of both a surgeon and a specialist in elderly care; are checked to avoid future falls; and are assessed for memory problems.
18 February 2021
The AVID-CC trial has received OCTRU Green Light approval and is now open to recruitment!
Hip Main OCTRU Orthopaedics and trauma Research Trauma
9 February 2021
The results of the WHiTE Four clinical trial for the treatment of fragility hip fractures have been published in The Bone and Joint Journal.
5 January 2021
The WHiTE Four trial has now published its results in The Bone & Joint journal.
18 December 2020
The FUTURE GB Trial has received OCTRU Green Light approval and is now open to recruitment!
7 December 2020
The ARCADIAN trial has received OCTRU Green Light approval and has now begun to open sites to recruitment!
10 November 2020
Researchers in Oxford are looking to recruit women who have painful osteoarthritis in joints of their hands, after resuming a study that was paused due to the COVID crisis.
29 October 2020
The HUSH trial has received OCTRU Green Light approval and is now open to recruitment!
Main OCTRU Trials
30 September 2020
Researchers at the University of Oxford are starting a new study to explore the effectiveness of the anti-tumour necrosis factor (anti-TNF) drug adalimumab as a treatment for patients with COVID-19 in the community, especially care homes. The AVID-CC trial, which will be conducted by Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit (OCTRU), will enrol up to 750 patients from community care settings throughout the UK.
16 September 2020
CBBC's Operation Ouch have been helping to raise awareness of participation in clinical trials for children.
15 September 2020
The NEON trial has received OCTRU Green Light approval and is about to open sites to recruitment!
26 August 2020
The results of the WHIST trial are in!
11 August 2020
The CRAFFT trial has now opened sites to recruitment.
CSM Main OCTRU Research
8 June 2020
The statistical analysis and reporting of treatment effects in reports of randomised trials with a binary primary endpoint requires substantial improvement, suggests NDORMS research published in BMC Medicine.
5 June 2020
A clinical trial to test whether Azithromycin, a commonly used antibiotic, can treat the symptoms of COVID-19 in outpatients has recruited its first patient.
29 May 2020
The ATOMIC2 trial has now opened sites to recruitment!
Main OCTRU Trials
4 May 2020
Duncan Richards, Climax Professor of Clinical Therapeutics and Director of the Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit (OCTRU) is interviewed about clinical trials and the challenges of running them in a pandemic.
14 February 2020
7 February 2020
An update on the PRO CURE study, which is currently in the process of setting up.