Monday, 24 July 2017

RIDD Trial Recruiting Dupuytren's Patients

Anna and I had a phone call today with Prof Nanchahal and the progress that is being made on the RIDD trial. It was good to hear that part 1 has gone really well and they are moving onto a larger study for part 2. Hopefully this trial could led to a new treatment for Dupuytren's and potentially Ledderhose. 

For part 2 of the trial they need over 100 patients with early stage Dupuytren's. Currently they have a centre in Oxford, soon to have one in Edinburgh and then are looking to introduce one in Europe. We have been told they are covering travel costs so don't worry too much about being in the area near the treatment centres.

My understanding is that for 1 year you will be treated with injections every 3 months followed by a 6 month follow up so you will need to be able to get to the centre on several occasions. 

If you have early stage disease and are interesting in learning more and potentially participating in the study then please here to this link. It includes more information on the trial and what they are doing. 

The results of part 1 are being worked on and will be published soon and the protocol being used is available here.