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Addebrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge is now recruiting to Baby-OSCAR

We are excited that Addenbrooke’s hospital with the largest NICU in England had an amazing start and recruited a pair of twins on 1st April 2018 to break their duck! Congratulations to the local Principal Investigator Dr Wilf Kelsall and his team. We are looking forward to more recruits soon.

PDA treatment and role of clinical trials

Following Professor Juszczak's talk at NeoCARD Conference in October 2017, we are excited to share with you his paper on "Continued uncertainty regarding treatment of patent ductus arteriosus in premature infants and the role of clinical trials"

For more details you can read the full article in Seminar in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine.

Baby-OSCAR reached 150th participant on Valentine’s day

Baby-OSCAR - 150th recruit at Watford General Hospital

Recruitment is gaining momentum with 30 hospitals across the UK actively screening and enrolling babies into the Baby-OSCAR study investigating early treatment of PDA by ibuprofen in babies born prematurely.

Congratulations to the team at Watford General Hospital for striking the 150th participant milestone by recruiting their very first baby into the trial on Valentine’s Day.

Huge thank you to all the hard working teams for their effort and ongoing commitment.

Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport – Two recruits

We have amazing news from Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport, within 14 days of opening as a recruiting site to the Baby-OSCAR trial they have not only recruited one baby but two!  This is an amazing achievement and we wish to send congratulations and thank the team there.

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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.