Future Directions for ESAIC acting as Academic Contract Research Organisation


The European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Clinical Trial Network has been initiated on 2010 at the request of the ESAIC Research Committee and approval by the ESAIC Board of Directors with  the  primary  aim  to  provide  an  infrastructure  for  Institutions,  clinicians  and  scientists allowing  to  work  across  borders  to  improve  the  care  of  patients  in  the  field  of Anaesthesiology,  Intensive  Care  Medicine,  Peri-Operative  Medicine,  Emergency  Medicine and Pain Medicine. International networks all over the world have demonstrated the  advantages  of  collaboration  to  address  and  answer  clinically  relevant  research  questions. Long-term collaborative relationships within research, education and clinical practice require dedicated resources and infrastructure enabling access to the entire clinical community.

Progressing with needs 

Entrusted by hundreds of hospitals, academic, and  government  organisations  worldwide, ESAIC represents a powerful and rapidly growing alternative to study organisation and management for clinical research.  As a non-profit organisation, ESAIC provides a unique efficient, flexible, and low-cost way of managing different types of clinical studies.

The ESAIC A-CRO is focusing on three highly interrelated actions: 

  • Support  studies  identifying  relevant  research  questions  related  mainly  to  Anaesthesia,  Intensive Care Medicine, Peri-Operative Medicine, Emergency  Medicine  or  Pain  Medicine, but also to other specialties (nutrition, respiratory  diseases,  transfusion,  thrombosis,  cardiology,  etc.) when they  are  related  to anaesthesiology
  • Foster  collaborations  between  ESAIC  members  of  various  countries  as  well  as  with other  organisations  to  improve  patient  outcome  and  anaesthesia  Intensive  Car Medicine, Peri-Operative Medicine,  Emergency  Medicine  or  Pain Medicine practice.
  • Enforce quality and Good clinical Practice in the study coordination support and data Management

Ongoing Projects

The Studies in preparation are related to the HES Project. HES or Hydroxyethyl starch is one  of  the  most  frequently  used  colloids  for  volume  substitution.

Trauma HES Study

PragmaTic, prospEctive, randomized, controlled, double-blind, mulTi-centre, multinational study on the safety and efficacy of a 6% HydroxYethyl Starch (HES) solution versus an electrolyte solution in trauma patients

Study Sponsor: B. Braun

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Perioperative HES Study

Prospective, randomized, controlled, double-blind, multi-centre, multinational study on the safety and efficacy of a 6% Hydroxyethyl starch (HES) sOlution versus an Electrolyte solutioN In patients undergoing eleCtive abdominal Surgery

Study Sponsor: B. Braun

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