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Our research

Read about our recent work below, or browse our full list of publications.

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Current studies

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ARTISS trial

ARTISS is a randomised controlled trial comparing standard closure of the abdominal wound during breast reconstruction surgery, with or without the addition of a tissue sealant (ARTISS), on post-surgery fluid drainage duration.

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ASGARD is a feasibility study of a randomised controlled trial comparing steroids, the safest treatment currently available for acute gout attacks in patients with chronic kidney disease, with a newer treatment called Anakinra.

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Autism-CHIME is a randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of individual sessions of improvisational music therapy to support autistic children develop their social and communication skills.

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HybridPR is a feasibility study of a larger trial to compare the effectiveness of a technology-enabled pulmonary rehabilitation service and a standard pulmonary rehabilitation service.

Read about some of our recently completed studies