Neurosurgical Research in Leeds...
Leeds has a strong tradition for pioneering neurosurgical research and there are numerous active projects within the department.
Some of the current and recent research projects are detailed below:
INterNational study on Odontoid frActure Treatment in the Elderly
This is a multicenter international trial to prospectively assess surgical versus conservative treatment of type 2 and 3 odontoid fracture. Please find attached the patient information sheet and consent form.
The consultant liason for this study is Mr Timothy. The registrar liason is Mr Senthil Selvanathan.
STASH is a multi-centre placebo controlled double blinded phase III trial assessing the clinical benefit of SimvaSTatin in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Haemorrhage (STASH).
The consultant liaison for the STASH Trial is Mr Ross.
The UK National Institutes of Health Research has provided funding for the STITCH(Trauma) study to determine whether a policy of early surgery in patients with TICH improves outcome compared to a policy of initial conservative treatment. This is an international multicentre pragmatic randomised controlled trial.
The registrar liaisons for the STITCH (Trauma) Trial are Mr Ryan Mathew and Mr Ian Anderson.
This trial aims to establish whether a policy of earlier surgical evacuation of haematomas in selected patients with spontaneous LOBAR ICH will improve outcome compared to a policy of initial conservative treatment.
The registrar liaison for the STICH II Trial is Mr Ryan Mathew.
ETV vs Shunt Revision Study
This study is trying to ascertain whether endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) is better than shunt insertion.
Please find documentation relating to this trial below (pdf format):
Information Sheet (Parent/Carer)
Information Sheet (Patient)
Information Sheet (Relative)
Letter To GP
Notice For Wards
Pre-Op Radiology Proforma
Surgery & Discharge Proforma
Lumbar Drain Trial
Please find documentation relating to this trial below:
Photodynamic Therapy for Pituitary Tumours
This research project was started over ten years ago and is now reviewing the long term results. There are no current opportunities to join this study as a new patient but previous patients are currently under surveillance.