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Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit

Women's Health

We have considerable experience and expertise in women’s health research, led by Professors Shakila Thangaratinam and Khalid Khan, including high-risk obstetrics, gestational diabetes and gynaecological conditions, and have successfully delivered national and internationally collaborative NIHR and Barts Charity funded projects. We are involved in a number of women’s health trials and Individual Patient Data (IPD) meta-analysis projects.

Previous studies include: 

SALVO - A randomised controlled trial of intra-operative cell salvage during caesarean section in women at risk of haemorrhage

ESTEEM - Effect of simple, targeted diet in pregnant women with metabolic risk factors on pre-eclampsia. A randomised trial.

EMPiRE Antiepileptic drug (AED) management in Pregnancy: An evaluation of effectiveness, cost effectiveness and acceptability of dose adjustment strategies

MEMPHIS - The RfPB funded randomised, feasibility trial  aims to identify if a smart phone app that delivers psychological approaches can help women with chronic pelvic pain.

CRESCENDO - Development of a screening tool to predict the success of laparoscopic surgery for women
For more information on PCTU current and completed studies please visit our Studies pages. 
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