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Peri-operative Replacement of Exogenous Steroids (PREdS)

We are delighted to announce the launch of the next STAR project:

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We are looking for enthusiastic trainees to take part in this prospective, multicentre
study to assess the number of patients presenting for elective, urgent or emergency
procedures who are taking long-term oral steroids and determine how perioperative
steroid replacement is currently being managed.

Data collection will include all patients aged ≥18 years, having procedures that
require input of an anaesthetist (general anaesthesia, regional anaesthesia, and/or
sedation with monitoring), across all medical and surgical specialties.

Data collection will take place over any consecutive 14 day period within the study
window which will run from 26th September until 4th December.

Local investigators will receive certificates of participation and will be named
as a PubMed-indexed collaborators on any resulting publications.

Study Documents

PREdS Protocol
Running PREdS at your site
Frequently Asked Questions


Training Videos and Materials

PREdS CRF video and pdf examples

Other Documents

Poster to advertise PREdS to your department 


University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust


Chief Investigator 

Dr Ben Gibbison  University of Bristol

Severn Trainee Anaesthetic Research Network

Dr Oliver Barker  University Hospitals Bristol and Weston
Dr Aravind Ramesh   University of Bristol
Dr Inthu Kangesan   University Hospitals Bristol and Weston
Dr Jonathan Barnes   University Hospitals Bristol and Weston

Methodological Lead

Prof Barnaby Reeves    Bristol Trials Centre

Statistical Lead

Dr Jess Harris    Bristol Trials Centre

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