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The CLOTHES Trial is a clinical trial involving 300 children with moderate or severe eczema. It has been designed to evaluate the role of specialist clothing in the management of eczema.
The study is being led by Professor Kim Thomas from the Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology at the University of Nottingham, and is being co-ordinated from the Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit.
Recruitment is taking place throughout England (currently Nottingham, London, Cambridge, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight).
If you think your child may be eligible to participate in this study or you would like more information, please contact the trial team on 0115 884 4938 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
BBC radio interview with Amina Ahmed and Prof Kim Thomas - 15 January 2014
Study to test 'silk'benefits for eczema patients - BBC news report January 2014
Is silk the right road for eczema treatment? - Press release January 2014
National Eczema Society Exchange Magazine article -November 2013
Award for the CLOTHES trial featured in the Times Higher Education - 18th July 2013
This is an independent trial that is being funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Appraisal programme. The views expressed on this website are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR.
Clothing to be used in the study has been kindly donated by the manufacturers. However, these companies have not been involved in the design or conduct of the study.
The University of Nottingham
King's Meadow Campus
Nottingham, NG7 2NR
telephone: +44 (0) 115 823 1048