RESCUE-ASDH Newsletter January 2016            @rescueasdh                    View this email in your browser

Newsletter January 2016

Updates on recruitment and trial related matters

Dear <<First Name>> <<Last Name>>

Thank you for your continuing support of the RESCUE-ASDH Trial!

As of today...

  • 77 patients have been randomised from 18 UK sites 
  • 74 patients have been enrolled in the observational study cohort
  • 21 centres –each with a trainee co-PI- are now open to recruitment in the UK and 2 more in set up. 
  • In order to meet our monthly recruitment target for January we still require 9 more patients to be randomised by the end of the month - please keep screening all patients with ASDH for eligibility!

We are also currently working on rolling out the RESCUE-ASDH Trial to several US and Asian level I trauma centres. A warm welcome to Chris Madden (PI) and Vin Shen Ban (Co-PI) and their team at Dallas who will soon open the first international RESCUE-ASDH Site! For for more details on recruitment please scroll down to the "Recruitment Details"-section.

Many thanks to all PIs / trainee co-PIs / research staff for your ongoing efforts to randomise all eligible patients.

Best wishes,

RESUE-ASDH Trial Management Group

In this edition:

Investigators Meeting 

Upcoming Events 

New Data Manager 

Additional Support 

 Randomisation Details 

Recruitment Details 

Congratulations to Chris Uff (PI), Jarnail Bal (Co-PI) and their team at the Royal London Hospital for being the top recruiters in December and January! RLH is currently the Nr. 2 recruiter in the trial.
Congratulations to Damian Holliman (PI), Jon Pesic-Smith & Chris Cowie (Co-PIs) and their team at the Royal Victoria Infirmary for enrolling their first participant!

1st RESCUE-ASDH Investigators Meeting

Dear Colleagues

We cordially invite you to the RESCUE-ASDH and DEX-CSDH Investigators Meeting at Hilton Cambridge City Centre, Cambridge, to be held on the morning of 17th March 2016 prior to the annual BNRG meeting (starting at 13:00 on the 17th of March 2016, same venue). 

We would like to welcome you to join us at the first investigators meeting of the trials where we will be able to discuss the results of the pilot data, followed by lunch at the Hilton Cambridge City Centre.

Financial information:

  • This invitation extends to 2 study participants per site (more study participants to be discussed) 
  • UK travel costs for standard rail fare, mileage or accommodation up to a maximum of £125 per person (overseas to be discussed)

We ask that you arrange your own travel and transfers. A travel reimbursement form will be available for completion at the meeting. Please ensure you retain all ‘original’ receipts, copies cannot be accepted. 

Please let us know who will be attending the meeting from your centre using the Signup Form for each study participant:

Please sign up by Friday 29th January or contact Carole Turner ( if you have any queries. We hope that your schedule will allow you to join us for this meeting and look forward to welcoming you all.

With Best Wishes

Prof. Peter Hutchinson
on behalf of the Investigators for the RESCUE-ASDH and DEX-CSDH Trials.


Upcoming Events

 The study will be presented at the following conferences:

  • INTS 2016 - 12th Symposium of the International Neurotrauma Society, 1st - 4th  February, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Investigator Meeting for the RESCUE-ASDH Trial, 17th March (prior to the start of the BNRG), Cambridge, UK.
  • Euro Neuro 2016 - 9th International Update Neuro-Anaesthesia and Neuro-Intensive Care Meeting, 14th-16th April 2016, Barcelona, Spain.
  • AANS Annual Scientific Meeting 2016, April 30-May 4 2016, Chicago, USA
New Data Manager joining  the RESCUE-ASDH Team

Dear Colleagues,
We are pleased to announce that Michelle Jillings has joined our team as the new Data Manager.

An introduction from Michelle:

"I would like to introduce myself as the new Data Manager at the Cambridge Clinical Trials Unit for the RESCUE-ASDH study. 

If you have any data related questions, please do not hesitate to contact myself via the study email address: rescueasdh [at]

Please could I also take this opportunity to remind that sites should be using the most up to date CRF version 3.1 (November 2015), available to download from the study website, and should be sent to the email address above.

I look forward to working with you all on this study.

Michelle Jillings
tel: +44 (0)1223 245151
email: rescueasdh [at]

Additional Support for the RESCUE-ASDH Trial

If your centre requires...

  • a training session for the RESCUE-ASDH Trial

  • support or help with CRF completion

  • additional information regarding recruitment or administrative aspects of the trial

Please contact us at or get in touch with our study coordinator at +44 (0)1223 254919

To not miss any eligible participant from being randomised, there are 3 different ways of randomisation in this trial:
  • For web based randomisation: (enter username & password)
  • For phone based randomisation:  0800 2802 307 (enter site ID code)
  • Any questions about randomisation including patient eligibility, please contact our team: 01223 746452 (24/7)

Recruitment Details

  • We only have 2 months left of the pilot phase in which we need to reach the target of 120 randomised patients.
  • Randomised: 77 patients
  • Observational cohort: 74 patients
  • RESCUE-ASDH monthly recruitment rates shown below:

Total recruitment by centre:
  Randomised Observational Total
Cambridge 12 13 25
Bart's (Royal London) 11 3 14
St Mary's Hospital, London 9 7 16
Southampton 8 12 20
Liverpool 5 9 14
Bristol 4 8 12
King’s College Hospital 4 5 9
Middlesbrough 4 1 4
Nottingham 3 1 4
Manchester 3 1 4
Leeds 3 0 3
Plymouth 2 2 4
Preston 2 2 4
St George's Hospital 2 1 3
Newcastle 2 0 2
Birmingham 1 5 6
Oxford 1 1 2
Sheffield 1 0 1
Brighton 0 2 2
Coventry 0 1 1
Cardiff 0 0 0
Total 77 74 151
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