SMTN Research

Research ongoing through the Severn Network linking to Major Trauma.


Research Division: ASCR

General overview of study: A multi-centre randomised controlled trial of both the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the treatment of hypertrophic burn scars with Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) and standard care compared to standard care alone.

Funded by: NIHR

Principal Investigator: Jonathan Pleat

Patient Group: Patients with ≥1% TBSA burn wound grafted or conservatively managed

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Research Division: Emergency Department

General overview of study: Conservative Management in Traumatic Pneumothoraces in the Emergency Department (CoMiTED). This is a Randomised Controlled Trial

Funded by: NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme

Principal Investigator: Edd Carlton

Patient Group: Aged, or believed to be aged 16+ with Traumatic Pneumothoracies in whom the treating clinician(s) believed either chest drain or conservative management is a suitable treatment

For additional information: Please follow the link CoMiTED – Conservative Management in Traumatic Pneumothoraces in the Emergency Department (CoMiTED): A Randomised Controlled Trial (