The WHEAT pilot trial

WithHolding Enteral feeds Around packed red cell Transfusion to prevent necrotising enterocolitis in preterm neonates: a multi-centre, electronic patient record (EPR), randomised controlled point-of-care pilot trial.

Recruitment
Total
131
Target
250

The latest infant was recruited at University Hospital Coventry on 17 April 2019

Recruiting centre Total Apr 19 Mar 19 Feb 19 Jan 19 Dec 18 Nov 18
  131 9 24 31 21 13 25
Birmingham Women's Hospital 13 1 3 5 3 0 1
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital 19 0 1 4 3 2 4
Birmingham City Hospital 3 0 1 2 0 0 0
Birmingham Heartlands Hospital 16 4 4 3 1 0 3
Hillingdon Hospital 3 0 0 0 1 0 1
Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital 28 3 5 5 4 6 5
St Mary's Hospital, London 10 0 3 5 1 1 0
Princess Royal Hospital, Telford 6 0 1 4 1 0 0
University Hospital Coventry 16 1 4 1 3 2 5
New Cross Hospital 16 0 2 2 3 2 6

Trial Information

REC Reference:
18/LO/0900
ISRCTN:
62501859
Clinical Trials Unit:
National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit CTU
Sponsor:
Imperial College London & Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Funder:
Medical Research Council
Recruitment Target:
250 estimated target
Duration of Study:
April 2018 - November 2019

This work is supported by the Medical Research Council (MR/N005405/1).

For more information please visit http://neoepoch.com/wheat-trial/

Chris Gale, the Chief Investigator for WHEAT, provides a brief introduction to the study

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