FALCON takes flight across 3 continents!

By |July 28th, 2019|GS2, NIHR Unit on Global Surgery, RCT|

FALCON trial randomises its 100th patient FALCON is the first international surgical randomised controlled trial launched by the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery. Long standing supports of GlobalSurg will remember the GlobalSurg 2 study published in 2018 in Lancet Infectious Diseases. This study, which collected data on patients undergoing abdominal [...]

Patient Number 1 Randomised to FALCON Trial

By |December 19th, 2018|NIHR Unit on Global Surgery, RCT|

First Patient Enters FALCON Trial Patient number 1 has been randomised to the FALCON trial. Congratulations to Professor Antonio Ramos-De La Medina and team at Sociedad Espanola de Beneficencia Hospital in Veracruz, Mexico for passing this important milestone in the trial. Full details on the FALCON trial can be read here  Over the [...]

FALCON trial update – 1st site officially activated & open for recruitment!

By |December 6th, 2018|NIHR Unit on Global Surgery, RCT|

We're delighted to announce that the first site for our international randomised controlled trial, FALCON, is now fully activated and open to patient recruitment. This is an amazing landmark achievement both for the FALCON trial and for global surgery, and represents the first step towards our recruitment target of 5480 patients. Lead by Professor [...]

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