Study to Evaluate the Impact of an AI Device on Anaesthetists' Ultrasound Scanning and Image Interpretation for Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anaesthesia

Study name Pilot Study to Evaluate the Impact of an AI Device on Anaesthetists' Ultrasound Scanning and Image Interpretation for Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anaesthesia
Study type Randomised, interventional prospective pilot study
Brief study description Anaesthetists will perform ultrasound scanning on volunteers whilst being observed by experts. Operator performance characteristics will be assessed during ultrasound scanning and image interpretation
Primary outcome(s) Correct identification of appropriate block site by the scanner (with vs without AI)
Estimated recruitment target min 20 participants
Study start date Sep-21
Estimated completion date Jan-22
Adding centres? No
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PI James Bowness
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Co-investigators David Burckett-St Laurent, Alan Macfarlane

Study to Evaluate the impact of NeedleTrainer on subsequent performance of needle visualisation on a nerve block phantom

Study name Study to Evaluate the impact of NeedleTrainer on subsequent performance of needle visualisation on a nerve block phantom
Study type Single centre RCT, Pilot
Brief study description Pilot study using NeedleTrainer augmented reality to assess if training with this device on a phantom improves subsequent in plane real needle insertion parameters on a nerve block phantom
Primary outcome(s) Time along with confidence, cognitive load, expert rater assessment of insertion
Estimated recruitment target 20 participants
Study start date Jan-22
Estimated completion date Jun-22
Adding centres? No
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PI Alan MacFarlane
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Co-investigators James Bowness, Sean Shevlin, Lloyd Turbitt, Annabelle Evans

Patient-maintained versus anaesthetist-controlled propofol sedation during elective primary lower limb arthroplasty performed under spinal anaesthesia: a randomised controlled trial.

Study name Patient-maintained versus anaesthetist-controlled propofol sedation during elective primary lower limb arthroplasty performed under spinal anaesthesia: a randomised controlled trial.
Study type single centre RCT
Brief study description Adult patients undergoing elective primary lower limb arthroplasty randomised to patient-maintained propofol sedation (PMPS) or anaesthetist-controlled propofol sedation (ACPS).
Primary outcome(s) Dose of propofol administered during sedation period
Estimated recruitment target 80
Study start date Aug-18
Estimated completion date Aug-19
Adding centres? No
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PI Nigel Bedforth
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Study to Evaluate the impact of NeedleTrainer on subsequent performance of needle visualisation in OOP vascular access

Study name Study to Evaluate the impact of NeedleTrainer on subsequent performance of needle visualisation in OOP vascular access
Study type Single centre RCT, Pilot
Brief study description Pilot study using NeedleTrainer augmented reality to assess if training with this device on a phantom improves subsequent in plane real needle insertion parameters on a vascular access phantom
Primary outcome(s) Time along with confidence, cognitive load, expert rater assessment of insertion
Estimated recruitment target 20 participants
Study start date Jan-22
Estimated completion date Jun-22
Adding centres? No
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PI Alan MacFarlane
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Co-investigators James Bowness, Sean Shevlin, Lloyd Turbitt, Annabelle Evans

Anaesthesia Choice for Creation of Arteriovenous Fistulae (ACCESS)

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Study name Anaesthesia Choice for Creation of Arteriovenous Fistulae (ACCESS)
Study type Multicentre RCT
Brief study description  Adult patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) who require primary radio- (RCF) or brachio-cephalic fistula (BCF) creation. RA (US guided BPB) vs LA infiltration.
Primary outcome(s) Unassisted functional arteriovenous fistula (AVF) patency at 1 year
Estimated recruitment target 566
Study start date May-21
Estimated completion date Oct-24
Adding centres? Yes
Study URL https://fundingawards.nihr.ac.uk/award/NIHR130567
Study twitter handle access_study
PI Emma Aitken
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Erector Spinae Plane blocks for the Early Analgesia of Rib fractures in trauma: a multicentre pilot randomised controlled trial with feasibility and embedded qualitative assessment.

Study name Erector Spinae Plane blocks for the Early Analgesia of Rib fractures in trauma: a multicentre pilot randomised controlled trial with feasibility and embedded qualitative assessment.
Study type multicentre feasibility RCT
Brief study description Adult patients admitted to major trauma centres with rib fractures randomised on admission to either ESP catheter plus multimodal analgesia or sham-ESP catheter plus multimodal analgesia
Primary outcome(s) Recruitment and retention rates vs target to determine feasibility of definitive trial
Estimated recruitment target 50
Study start date Nov-21
Estimated completion date Nov-23
Adding centres? No
Study URL nil
Study twitter handle nil
PI David Hewson
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