Saint Mary’s research team highest recruiters to national obstetrics study
A research team including midwives and obstetricians from Saint
Mary's have recruited the 100th participant to a
multi-centre obstetrics study, as well as being named the highest
recruiting study centre.
The GOT-IT study: an assessment of Glycerol Trinitrate
(GTN) oral spray for retained placenta, looks to evaluate whether
GTN can be used to treat patients with a retained placenta.
After giving birth, some women take longer than usual to deliver
their placenta and may require an operation to help the placenta to
deliver, which involves anaesthetic. This can be a traumatic event
for a woman who after a normal delivery has to be separated from
her family and baby, at such an important time, with all the
attendant risk surgery carries.
It is hoped the GOT-IT study will reduce the number of women
needing an operation and promote a better experience for mothers,
allowing them to spend time with their baby and reduce their stay
Principal Investigator for the study Dr Clare Tower, Consultant
in Obstetrics and Maternal and Fetal Medicine and Clinical Director
for Obstetrics at Saint Mary's, explained: "I'd like to
congratulate the whole team for their hard work in recruiting
patients into this study. By delivering research studies we are
able to not only give our patients access to new treatment and
medication options, but also have the opportunity to improve
healthcare in the wider NHS."
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