The ToSCiN (Timing of Stoma Closure in Neonates) study explored the feasibility of a randomised controlled trial of stoma closure timing in neonates. 

Researchers are now analysing the data and reviewing the results and this will culminate in a Zoom meeting on 4 July 2022, 10:00 – 15:00. The event will discuss the results, whether a trial is feasible, and, if so, what it might look like (including outcome measures, number and type of recruits, and how to mitigate potential problems such a trial might present). 

All stakeholders: parents of children who have had stomas in the last three years, doctors, neonatal and surgical nurses, research nurses, and dietitians are invited to attend. 

The meeting will be highly interactive and the organisers would appreciate your help in answering the following questions: 

  • Would it be possible to carry out a randomised controlled trial of when to close babies’ stomas? 
  • If it is, what would such a trial look like? 
  • What would it measure? 
  • Which types of babies should it try to recruit? 
  • What problems might it encounter?
  • How should we try to fix these? 

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