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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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This prospective, multicentre study assessed the number of patients presenting for elective, urgent or emergencyprocedures who are taking long-term oral steroids and determine how perioperative
steroid replacement is currently being managed.

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

Data collection took place over any consecutive 14 day period within the study
window which will run from 26th September until 4th December 2022.

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


Data collection has been completed and results will be published in due course!

Want a sneak peak ? 
- Join us at the NIAA Anaesthesia Research 2024 event being held at the RCoA, Churchill House, on Thursday 28th & Friday 29th November 2024!

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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