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A multi-centre randomised controlled trial comparing rubber band ligation with haemorrhoidal artery ligation in the management of symptomatic second and third degree haemorrhoids

Project title: A multi-centre randomised controlled trial comparing rubber band ligation with haemorrhoidal artery ligation in the management of symptomatic second and third degree haemorrhoids

Call to action: 10/57 HTA Clinical Trials - January 2011 Board submission (July 2010 deadline)

Research type: Primary Research

Chief investigator: Professor Steven BrownORCID logoorcid.org/0000-0002-0980-2793

Lead Author: Professor Steven BrownORCID logoorcid.org/0000-0002-0980-2793

Contractor: Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Cost: £929,746.44

Co-investigators: Dr Daniel Hind, Mr Jim Tiernan, Mr Mike Bradburn, Mr Neil Shephard, Professor Allan Wailoo, Professor Angus Watson.

Started: June 2012 | Status: Published December 2016

ISRCTN: 41394716

Haemorrhoidal artery ligation led to fewer recurrences of haemorrhoids after one year than rubber band ligation but with more early pain; and is unlikely to be cost-effective for the NHS.

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