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Baby-OSCAR celebrates the halfway recruitment point.

Baby-OSCAR is celebrating halfway recruitment with the 365th participant recruited at Leeds General Hospital on 8th December 2018. This is a fantastic achievement and with recruitment going up, the countdown starts. Keep up the great work everyone and thank you.

Wishaw General Hospital recruited 6 babies in one month!

Special congratulations and thank you to the team at Wishaw General Hospital who managed to recruit 6 babies in November 2018 and have thus sextupled their monthly recruitment target. What an achievement. Well done!

Baby-OSCAR reaches the 300th milestone!

Many congratulations to everyone. Baby-OSCAR, the study investigating early targeted treatment of PDA with ibuprofen in extremely preterm babies, recruited its 300th participant. This would not be possible without the strong collaboration of committed neonatologists, skilled echo-cardiographers and amazing nurses working together across the UK.

Particular congratulations to the team at James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough who secured this milestone by recruiting twins on 23rd September 2018. Well done team.

We thank all parents for enrolling their babies into the study in support of this important research.

The Royal London recruited their first Baby-OSCAR!

Congratulations to the team at Royal London Hospital for enrolling their first baby into the trial after many months of screening. We are very pleased with this milestone and hope the next baby will follow soon. Certificate and a small gift are on their way.  

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This study is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme (Reference Number 11/92/15). The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.