Welcome to the Surgical Intervention Trials Unit (SITU)
We are a multidisciplinary team who provide training and support for the development of surgical trials and future trialists. We draw upon the considerable methodological and practical trials expertise in Oxford including six accredited trial units, statistical, ethical, health economic, systematic review, clinical network resources and the IDEAL collaboration.Find out more
Patient and Public Involvement
Find out more about the work that SITU is doing to promote patient and public involvement
Prediction models for cardiovascular disease risk in the general population: a systematic review
Damen JAAG. et al, (2016), BMJ
Safety and efficacy of miniaturized extracorporeal circulation when compared with off-pump and conventional coronary artery bypass grafting: evidence synthesis from a comprehensive Bayesian-framework network meta-analysis of 134 randomized controlled trials involving 22 778 patients.
Kowalewski M. et al, (2016), Eur J Cardiothorac Surg, 49, 1428 - 1440
Relationship of Intraoperative Transit Time Flowmetry Findings to Angiographic Graft Patency at Follow-Up.
Amin S. et al, (2016), Ann Thorac Surg, 101, 1996 - 2006
A review of current surgical practice in the operative treatment of proximal humeral fractures: Does the PROFHER trial demonstrate a need for change?
Dean BJ. et al, (2016), Bone Joint Res, 5, 178 - 184
Currently, less than 2% of government funding for medical research goes into surgery
Develop a Surgical Trial
SITU’s aim is to deliver high quality, clinically relevant, scientifically sound surgical trials.