Cauda Equina Syndrome Study

The Cauda Equina Syndrome Study was chosen as one of two new BNTRC studies following our Autumn 2016 Call for Projects. The study protocol is in development - stay tuned for more information!
                                              

Status: Study protocol in development


Management of Cerebral Metastases Study

The Management of Cerebral Metastases Study was chosen as one of two new BNTRC studies following our Autumn 2016 Call for Projects. The study protocol is in development - stay tuned for more information!
                                              

Status: Study protocol in development



RESCUE-ASDH Trial

This is a NIHR-funded randomised trial of primary decompressive craniectomy for head-injured patients with acute subdural haematomas. It is a collaborative effort of the BNTRC and the British Neurotrauma Group. More information can be found here >>
                                              

Status: Patient recruitment started in September 2014 // new units welcome to join



Dex-CSDH Trial

This is a NIHR-funded randomised, double blind, placebo-controlled trial of a two-week course of dexamethasone for adult patients with a symptomatic chronic subdural haematoma. It is a collaborative effort of the BNTRC and the British Neurotrauma Group.  More information can be found here>>  

Status: Recruitment started in August 2015 // new units welcome to join



Neuro-Oncology Studies


We are developing our portfolio of neuro-oncology studies

1) Looking at data from long-term survivors of glioblastoma

2) A short prospective audit of national practice in identifying and dealing with residual enhancing disease in glioblastoma (the RED-GB audit)


If interested, please contact the study leads Paul Brennan and Ruichong Ma


Status: Data collection in progress for long-term survivors project. Data collection completed for RED-GB audit; data analysis and manuscript preparation in progress.


National External Ventricular Drainage Audit

A prospective, multi-centre audit of EVD management in the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland. 

Status: Data collection phase has now ended; data analysis and manuscript preparation in progress.



National Cranioplasty Study

The BNTRC joins its efforts with the British Neurotrauma Group to establish a prospective registry for cranioplasties undertaken across the UK and Ireland. Find out more here >>

Status: Registry under construction


National Chronic Subdural Haematoma (CSDH) Audit

A prospective multi-centre audit of the management and outcome of patients with CSDH

Status: The study manuscript has been published by the Journal of Neurosurgery




National Non-Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Haemorrhage Study

This is a study of subarachnoid haemorrhage with negative initial neurovascular imaging. We are undertaking a systematic review at the moment.
                                        
Status: Systematic review in progress.