The ALPHA trial compares Alitretinoin and PUVA therapy in patients aged 18 years and over with severe hand eczema which is not controlled on a daily (regular) basis with prescription steroid creams.
- Unfortunately East Surrey Hospital is no longer able to recruit to the ALPHA trial. However, many thanks to Dr Man and her team for all the hard work that they have done and continue to do so as their participants attend their ALPHA follow up visits.
We now have 160 participants randomised on the ALPHA study- an amazing achievement, well done to all teams!
The ALPHA study is now open to recruitment in Glasgow, Circle Nottingham and Aneurin Bevan (Newport)- welcome!
- Did you see ALPHA featured in the Yorkshire Evening Post? Please see a link here tinyurl.com/le585m4
- Welcome to Coventry and Warwickshire who are now open to recruitment!
BBC Look North (Yorkshire) features Dr Miriam Wittmann discussing the ALPHA trial - click the link (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03tqv2c) to watch the full programme. Here's a shortened version of the video on the BBC Look North face book page:
For earlier news feed items please go here.
Want to know more?
If you can't find a hospital near you, please keep checking regularly as more hospitals will be added as they are opened to recruitment.
Are you a hospital based clinician who would like to take part in the ALPHA trial?
Are you a research active GP practice? Would you like to refer patients with severe chronic hand eczema to a local ALPHA participating hospital?
If so, please contact Victoria Goss, Senior Trial Coordinator for more details:
Senior Trial Coordinator
Tel: 0113 343 4317
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