A randomised trial of intravenous or nebulised magnesium sulphate versus placebo for acute severe asthma.
To assess the effectiveness of IV and nebulised magnesium sulphate in the treatment of acute severe asthma.
Multi centre randomised controlled trial of intravenous (IV) or nebulised magnesium sulphate versus placebo for acute severe asthma
Professor Steve Goodacre
Professor Alasdair Gray
S Goodacre, J Cohen, M Bradburn, A Gray, J Benger, T Coats on behalf of the 3Mg Research Team. The 3Mg Trial: Randomised controlled trial of intravenous or nebulised magnesium sulphate or standard therapy for severe acute asthma. The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. (2013); 1:293 – 300.
Goodacre S, Cohen J, Bradburn M, Stevens J, Gray A, Benger J, et al. The 3Mg trial: a randomised controlled trial of intravenous or nebulised magnesium sulphate versus placebo in adults with acute severe asthma. . Health Technology Assessment. (2014);18(22).
1. Ambulatory Device, Rocket Pleural vent insertion
2. Standard Treatment, Aspiration +/- chest drain
Primary Outcome Measures
To assess whether use of an ambulatory device (Rocket Pleural Vent) and treatment strategy reduces hospital stay. Total length of stay in hospital up to 30 days post randomisation. Up to 30 days post randomisation.
RAMPP trial - Randomised Controlled Trial: Pleural vent (rocket) V standard care in Primary Spontaneous Pnuemothorax
The Emergency Medicine Annotated Bioresource Consortium (EM-ABC): A pilot and feasability programme
Developing a bioresource for all emergency presentations