Friday, February 26, 2016

Case study: CAMERA2: A novel way of treating MRSA

I’d like to recognise the work done by the CAMERA team in getting the CAMERA Trial off the ground and flying. It's 6 months since the study started taking enrolments. Recruitment is on target, hospitals in Singapore and Israel have recently joined the multiple sites across Australia.

The CAMERA Trial - Combination Antibiotic therapy for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus - is a multi-centre RCT to determine if 7 days of intravenous β-lactam in combination with standard therapy will lead to better complication-free survival 90-days after randomisation, compared to standard therapy alone in adult patients with methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infection.

We are fortunate to work with people making a difference to our future and support Josh, Steve and the CAMERA team with our Spinnaker software. We have written a case study on the trial which you can read here

The case study will become part of a suite of trials coming to our new information rich Spinnaker website later this year.

Hope you enjoy the read.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Tip #1: Quickly see the status of any patient

CRF status from NovelSTART

Use the “Find a patient” page to quickly see the status of the data entry on the CRF for any patient. Heres what those status icons mean:
A tick means all the data required for this form has been entered into the database (the study project manager will define the requirements)
A question mark means some of the data has been entered into this form. The database is waiting for more data.
A cross means no data has been entered for this form.