|Issue 18 N E W S L E T T E R October 2000
in the Czech Republic
|Phil Edwards from the CRASH Co-ordinating Centre recently visited three of the four participating centres in the Czech Republic. Thank you Jan Bürger in Hospital Pribram, Karel Edelmann, Tomas Wanek and Roman Mišicko in Masaryk Hospital, Usti and Filip Kramár in Univerzity Karlovy Neurochirurgicka Klinika, Prague, for your kind hospitality and time. Petr Svoboda from Research Institute for Special Surgery and Trauma in Brno (the 4th Czech centre) had joined us in Garmisch at the same time – thank you Petr! We are delighted that Czech Republic is the country recruiting the highest number of patients outside the UK and look forward to meeting you all again in December.
London 8-9 December 2000
|We have received a tremendous response for the meeting – thank you for your enthusiasm which, as always, we are very grateful to have from all our trial collaborators. It promises to be a very exciting meeting with many ‘cutting edge’ speakers. We are looking forward to meeting you all, many who are travelling from outside the UK and from different specialities. Please confirm your attendance (it’s still not too late) and book travel and hotel accommodation now, well ahead of the usual pre-Christmas rush to London!
|CRASH presented in Germany
|The CRASH team were delighted to be given the opportunity to present the trial at the prestigious 5th International Neurotrauma Symposium held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany in October. The trial was presented by Ian Roberts, Jonathan Wasserberg and David Yates to a full audience. There were lots of questions covering practical issues and scientific rationale. We would like to thank all of you who were there for participating in a lively discussion which brought many pertinent issues to the attention of a new neurosurgical audience. Let's hope that this translates into lots of new participating centres!
|Again more centres have
joined the CRASH Trial this month. Ethics approval has been gained and
trial materials recently received by:
New centres to randomise this month include:
It is always very exciting when a new centre joins the trial, and particularly so when the centre recruits patients within a week of receiving trial materials, as happened in both Germany and South Africa.
|Recruitment rates are now
picking up speed – maybe partly due to the horrendous weather recently
experienced in the UK – have you ever seen rain like it??? I would
particularly like to thank the following centres who have worked especially
hard this month:
CRASH Co-ordinating Centre, FREEPOST LON 14211, LONDON WC1N 1BR
Tel: + 44 (0)20 7299 4684 Fax: + 44 (0)20 7299 4663 email: CRASH@lshtm.ac.uk