Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) affects less than 400 people each year but it can be so severe in some cases it has led to amputation. The condition is so rare it is often misdiagnosed.
The NIHR-funded STOP GAP trial — the Study of Treatments for Pyoderma Gangrenosum Patients — was developed by Professor Kim Thomas and Professor Hywel Williams, Co-Directors of the Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology based at The University of Nottingham, and Anthony Ormerod, Professor of Dermatology and John Norrie, Professor Clinical Trials and Biostatistics at Aberdeen University. The randomised controlled trial was managed by the Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit and sponsored by Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. Find out more about the study and a patient’s account of this condition here.
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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham has 43,000 students and is ‘the nearest Britain has to a truly global university, with campuses in China and Malaysia modelled on a headquarters that is among the most attractive in Britain’ (Times Good University Guide 2014). It is also one of the most popular universities in the UK among graduate employers and the winner of ‘Research Project of the Year’ at the THE Awards 2014. It is ranked in the world’s top one per cent of universities by the QS World University Rankings, and 8th in the UK by research power according to REF 2014.
The University of Nottingham in Malaysia (UNMC) is holding events throughout 2015 to celebrate 15 years as a pioneer of transnational education. Based in Semenyih, UNMC was established as the UK’s first overseas campus in Malaysia and one of the first world-wide.
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