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Nurses in acute stroke units will take part in the first global trial to gather clinical evidence on whether patients should be positioned upright or laid flat in the first 24 hours of care.
Forty units will involve 5,000 patients in the HeadPost study, which will investigate whether there is a link between patient position and outcomes. Continue reading
Centre will co-ordinate and manage projects form across the region and around the world
By SONJA ASTBURY Education REPORTER email@example.com
A NEW clinical trials unit set up in Preston this week is set to become the UK hub for a global stroke study.
The unit, the first of its kind in Lancashire, has been launched by the University of Central Lancashire. Continue reading
The first China investigators meeting was held in Beijing, China on 27th June, in conjunction with the Tiantan Stroke Conference. Professor Craig Anderson, Continue reading
HeadPoST is an investigator-initiated and conducted, international collaborative, regionally organised, multicentre, prospective, cluster randomised crossover blinded outcome assessment study to compare the effectiveness of the lying flat (0°) head position with the sitting up (≥30°) Continue reading
The HeadPoST study has the first Steering committee meeting in May 2014. Together with the National Leaders from the United Kingdom, South America, China and France we are setting up of Regional Coordinating Centres in the various countries and preparing ethics submission. Continue reading
Resources for the trial such as Declaration of Helsinki and ICH-GCP are some of the links available within this page. Please visit our resources page for links to other useful documents or sites.
HeadPoST is funded through a grant from the National Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC), a major government health research body, from 2014 to 2016. Professors and Medical leaders from University of Sydney, Australian Catholic University & St Vincent’s Hospital, Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile, University of Central Lancashire, University of Leicester in the UK and Peking Union Medical College Hospital, China are some of the collaborators in the study.
An international cluster randomisation trial that is being conducted in several countries. The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney Australia will be the International Coordinating Centre looking for up to 140 sites globally from China, United Kingdom, Chile, Brazil, France, Germany and Mongolia participating.