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Surgical treatments compared with early structured physiotherapy in secondary care for adults with primary frozen shoulder: the UK FROST three-arm RCT (2020)
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Brealey, S., Northgraves, M., Kottam, L., Keding, A., Corbacho, B., Goodchild, L., …Rangan, A. (2020). Surgical treatments compared with early structured physiotherapy in secondary care for adults with primary frozen shoulder: the UK FROST three-arm RCT. Health Technology Assessment, 24(71), 1-161. https://doi.org/10.3310/hta24710

Background Frozen shoulder causes pain and stiffness. It affects around 10% of people in their fifties and is slightly more common in women. Costly and invasive surgical interventions are used, without high-quality evidence that these are effective.... Read More about Surgical treatments compared with early structured physiotherapy in secondary care for adults with primary frozen shoulder: the UK FROST three-arm RCT.

Surgical fixation compared with cast immobilisation for adults with a bicortical fracture of the scaphoid waist: the SWIFFT RCT (2020)
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Dias, J., Brealey, S., Cook, L., Fairhurst, C., Hinde, S., Leighton, P., …Torgerson, D. (2020). Surgical fixation compared with cast immobilisation for adults with a bicortical fracture of the scaphoid waist: the SWIFFT RCT. Health Technology Assessment, 24(52), 1-234. https://doi.org/10.3310/hta24520

Participants: Adults (aged ≥ 16 years) presenting within 2 weeks of injury with a clear, bicortical fracture of the scaphoid waist on plain radiographs. Interventions: Early surgical fixation using Conformité Européenne-marked headless compression sc... Read More about Surgical fixation compared with cast immobilisation for adults with a bicortical fracture of the scaphoid waist: the SWIFFT RCT.

Management of adults with primary frozen shoulder in secondary care (UK FROST): a multicentre, pragmatic, three-arm, superiority randomised clinical trial (2020)
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Ahrens, P., Baldwick, C., Bidwai, A., Butt, A., Candal-Couto, J., Crowther, M., …Toye, F. (2020). Management of adults with primary frozen shoulder in secondary care (UK FROST): a multicentre, pragmatic, three-arm, superiority randomised clinical trial. Lancet, 396(10256), 977-989. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736%2820%2931965-6

© 2020 The Author(s). Publishedx by Elsevier Ltd. This is an Open Access article under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license Background: Manipulation under anaesthesia and arthroscopic capsular release are costly and invasive treatments for frozen shoulder, bu... Read More about Management of adults with primary frozen shoulder in secondary care (UK FROST): a multicentre, pragmatic, three-arm, superiority randomised clinical trial.

Surgery versus cast immobilisation for adults with a bicortical fracture of the scaphoid waist (SWIFFT): a pragmatic, multicentre, open-label, randomised superiority trial (2020)
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Dias, J., Brealey, S., Fairhurst, C., Amirfeyz, R., Bhowal, B., Blewitt, N., …Warwick, D. (2020). Surgery versus cast immobilisation for adults with a bicortical fracture of the scaphoid waist (SWIFFT): a pragmatic, multicentre, open-label, randomised superiority trial. Lancet, 396(10248), 390-401. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736%2820%2930931-4

Background Scaphoid fractures account for 90% of carpal fractures and occur predominantly in young men. The use of immediate surgical fixation to manage this type of fracture has increased, despite insufficient evidence of improved outcomes over non... Read More about Surgery versus cast immobilisation for adults with a bicortical fracture of the scaphoid waist (SWIFFT): a pragmatic, multicentre, open-label, randomised superiority trial.

Timing of electronic reminders did not improve trial participant questionnaire response: a randomized trial and meta-analyses (2020)
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Partha Sarathy, P., Kottam, L., Mitchell, A., Parker, A., Brealey, S., Coleman, E., …Keding, A. (2020). Timing of electronic reminders did not improve trial participant questionnaire response: a randomized trial and meta-analyses. Journal of clinical epidemiology, 122, 70-77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2020.03.001

Objectives: The objective of this study was to assess whether timing of short messaging service (SMS) reminders improved postal questionnaire return rates from participants in a randomized controlled trial (RCT). Study Design and Setting: A Study Wit... Read More about Timing of electronic reminders did not improve trial participant questionnaire response: a randomized trial and meta-analyses.