25th July 2019 • comment
1st February 2019 • comment

Clinical research networks and assessing pandemic severity

by Srinivas Murthy, Gail Carson, Peter Horby, Laura Merson, Steve Webb
18th December 2018 • comment

Performance of different clinical trial designs to evaluate treatments during an epidemic

by Matthias Brueckner, Andrew Titman, Thomas Jaki, Amanda Rojek, Peter Horby

In the 2013-2016 west Africa outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), most of the planned clinical trials failed to reach a conclusion within the time frame of the epidemic. We conduct a comprehensive evaluation of commonly used two- and multi-arm clinical trial designs based on real data, which was recorded during the 2013-16 EVD epidemic in west Africa

17th October 2018 • comment
31st August 2018 • comment

This article evaluates the major challenges in choosing therapeutics to prevent congenital ZIKV disease and conducting clinical trials of these treatments, with a focus on preventing congenital central nervous system malformations. This article was first published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

24th March 2017 • comment

This paper proposes a generic ordinal sequential trial design (GOST) for a randomised clinical trial comparing an experimental treatment for an emerging infectious disease with standard care. The design is intended as an off-the-shelf, ready-to-use robust and flexible option. This article was first published in PLOS.

24th March 2017 • comment