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Congratulations Edmonton team on recruiting at second site

May 25, 2020 – A note of congratulations for the team in Edmonton (Alberta) on opening recruitment at a second local hospital. Well done and keep up the good work!

 

Patient enrollment during the pandemic

May 18, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has created a complex set of clinical trials recruitment challenges for teams participating in HEMOTION.

Several sites are now beginning to restart HEMOTION enrollment that they had paused in March to allow their hospital to prioritize patients with COVID-19.

Again, we want to express our heartfelt and sincere gratitude for your important contribution and your extraordinary efforts in HEMOTION, as well as thank you for your ongoing commitment to the health and safety of our patients and communities.

 

Update during CCCTG / CTRC winter 2020 joint session

Jan 23, 2020 – We presented an update on the progress of the ongoing HEMOTION trial at the recent joint session of the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group (CCCTG) and Canadian Traumatic Brain Injury Research Consortium (CTRC) meetings (Lake Louise, AB, Canada – January 23, 2020).

We warmly thank you for your support in the conduct of this study and appreciate your comments.

 

The 200th patient has been randomized!

Jan 9, 2020 – Congratulations to the team in Cardiff (UK) that successfully enrolled the 200th patient.

We would like to thank all of our collaborators on the HEMOTION Trial for all of their superb efforts up to this point. Keep up the good work and hopefully it won’t be long before we hit our 300th patient!

 

First patient recruited in Stoke-on-Trent (UK)!

Dec 10, 2019 – Congratulations to the team in Stoke-on-Trent (UK), who randomized their first participant into the HEMOTION trial. Well done team and keep up the hard work!

 

London (UK), has enrolled its first patient!

Dec 2, 2019 – Congratulations to the London-based (St Mary’s) team for enrolling their first participant into the HEMOTION trial. Thank you so much for all your dedication towards this clinical trial!

 

A new milestone achieved in the HEMOTION trial: 25% of recruitment!

Nov 15, 2019 –  Today, 178 patients have been successfully randomized into the trial, reaching the 25% goal. Patient 178 was randomized by St. Michael’s team in Toronto (Canada) on Friday, November 15th.

We would like to thank all the study teams for their interest and their commitment to the HEMOTION trial, whether you are one of the top recruiters or more recent recruiters in Canada and the UK, or have expressed the wish to become one of them soon.

Together, we can do more!

 

Edinburgh (UK), first patient recruited!

Oct 23, 2019 – Congratulations to the team in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK), who randomized their first participant into the HEMOTION trial. Well done team!

 

Congratulations to the teams in Toronto (Canada) and Edmonton (Canada) on recruiting their first patients!

Sep 3, 2019 – Well done to the teams in Toronto (St. Michael’s Hospital) and Edmonton (University of Alberta Hospital) who recruited their first patients in August and also to Montreal (CHUM) who started screening.

 

Winnipeg (Canada) and Middlesbrough (UK) have enrolled their first patients!

Aug 26, 2019 – New sites in Winnipeg (Canada) and in Middlesbrough (UK) have started recruitment and enrolled their respective first patient in the HEMOTION clinical trial. Congratulations to both for your hard work!

 

Recent presentations of the HEMOTION trial

Jun 26, 2019 – We presented an update of the HEMOTION trial at several meetings in the last two months. Many potential collaborators from different countries showed interest in joining forces and run the HEMOTION trial at their site.

PRATO 2019 – Collaborative Clinical Trials in Intensive Care Medicine Conference
Prato (Italy) – June 6, 2019
The trial was presented to international colleagues to establish eventual collaboration.

CCCTG and CTRC
Niagara-on-the-Lake (Canada) – June 13, 2019
We presented a trial update at the CCCTG/CTRC joint session. We are grateful for your support of the trial and really appreciate your valuables comments.

PACT – Canadian Perioperative Anesthesia Clinical Trials
Calgary (Canada) – June 20, 2019
An update was presented at the PACT meeting in Calgary. The collaboration with PACT has been great and helpful with our anesthesia colleagues considering that our patients often require surgery.

 

100th patient recruited today!

Jun 18, 2019 – The HEMOTION clinical trial has achieved a significant milestone by recruiting its 100th patient today. The patient was enrolled at the Montreal General Hospital (MGH) in Montreal (Quebec, Canada). This is a wonderful result achieved through hard work and cooperation among the sites, RCs, study teams, principal investigators and the coordinating center.

We extend our congratulations and thanks to all teams involved for your ongoing collaboration!

 

Nottingham (UK) has enrolled its first patient!

Jun 14, 2019 – New site in Nottingham (UK) has started recruitment and enrolled its first patient in the HEMOTION clinical trial. Congratulations on a job well done!

 

First patients recruited in Cardiff (UK) and in Victoria (Canada)

May 10, 2019 – This week, our colleagues in Cardiff (UK) and in Victoria (Canada) have both enrolled their first patient in the HEMOTION trial at their respective centers. For the team in Cardiff this is also the first patient enrolled in the UK!
Great team efforts, thank you all!

 

HEMOTION trial website is launched!

Apr 10, 2019 – This website is part of the communication tools of the HEMOTION clinical trial. Our aim is to provide clear and concise information on this clinical trial through a simplified and user-friendly website.

 

Start meeting of the HEMOTION trial

The HEMOTION Inception Meeting was held in Lake Louise, Alberta on January 22, 2018. Researchers and research coordinators from several participating Canadian centers attended the meeting. Drs. Alexis Turgeon, Dean Fergusson and François Lauzier are the principal investigators in this multicenter randomized controlled trial to establish the optimal transfusion strategy in patients with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury.

 

Recruitment for the HEMOTION trial at CHU de Québec-Université Laval

Recruitment for the HEMOTION trial is progressing very well at the CHU de Québec-Université Laval. We exceeded our target of 1-2 patients per month! We look forward to starting this new trial in other sites in Canada and United Kingdom!

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