July 7, 2020

Enrol your patients in this valuable study

Window of recruitment enlarged & registration still open for UNITE-COVID-19 Study 


COVID-19 is arguably the biggest challenge critical care medicine has been confronted with. Critical care services around the world are confronted with patients presenting with severe respiratory failure, who require prolonged treatment in the ICU, but who also increasingly report other manifestations of the disease.

Despite the support provided, outcomes are poor, particularly in ventilated patients. Many unanswered questions remain regarding the pathophysiology of COVID-19, particularly in severely ill patients. Treatment strategies applied are highly variable, and their effect on outcomes unknown.

Registration is still open for UNITE-COVID-19 – a one-day multi-centre, international anonymised point prevalence study designed to discover more about the burden of COVID-19 in ICUs around the world. 

The recruitment period has been extended to allow more centres to take part.  The interval period for the recruitment data is now from 15 February – 15 June 2020.

To date, 350 centres have registered and it is hoped that many more will follow.

The study will gather essential data, including regional differences, the current management of critically ill patients with COVID-19, variability in treatment, clinical characteristics and outcomes, and the incidence of specific patterns, such as:

o Respiratory phenotypes
o Thromboembolic events
o Acute Kidney Injury
o Infectious complications
o Neurological complications
o Cardiac complications

Help strengthen the UNITE – COVID-19 project by enrolling your patients in this valuable study.

For more information here, or directly register your unit.

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