Welcome to the OCTRU website. The University of Oxford has a long standing tradition in clinical trials and OCTRU based within the University is one of the UKCRC's registered clinical trials units.
20 November 2019
New research from the University of Oxford has shown that platelet rich plasma (PRP) is not effective in treating acute Achilles tendon ruptures.
20 November 2019
A new trial, funded by a £1.2 million National Institute of Health Research grant, will explore whether surgery is the best treatment for digital nerve injury.
12 November 2019
Jagdeep Nanchahal, Professor of Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Kennedy Institute, and his team have won the International Dupuytren Award for a trial repurposing anti-TNF in Dupuytren’s disease.
NIHR CTU SUPPORT
PLEASE NOTE : This unit receives National Institute for Health Research CTU Support Funding. This funding has been awarded to support the unit in developing and supporting NIHR research.
Recent OCTRU Publications
Arthroscopic subacromial decompression for subacromial shoulder pain (CSAW): a multicentre, pragmatic, parallel group, placebo-controlled, three-group, randomised surgical trial.
Beard DJ. et al, (2018), Lancet, 391, 329 - 338
Effect of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy vs Standard Wound Management on 12-Month Disability Among Adults With Severe Open Fracture of the Lower Limb: The WOLLF Randomized Clinical Trial.
Costa ML. et al, (2018), Jama, 319, 2280 - 2288
Three-Year Follow-up of a Trial of Close Contact Casting vs Surgery for Initial Treatment of Unstable Ankle Fractures in Older Adults.
Keene DJ. et al, (2018), Jama, 319, 1274 - 1276
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