TWIST trial

TWIST: Tracking Wound Infection with Smartphone Technology

multi-centre randomised-control trial recruiting now.

  • TWIST is a multi-centre randomised-controlled trial
  • It is evaluating if a smartphone tool can be used to assess for surgical site infection and result in earlier treatment
  • The technology is accessed online, simple to use, and no data is stored on participant devices.
  • We are recruiting 450 patients who have just undergone abdominal surgery (laparoscopic or open), who own a smartphone.
  • Those in the intervention group will have access to the tool from discharge. Patients in the control group receive standard care.
  • Follow-up is at 30 days to establish if an infection was present, what services were used, and what date treatment was started.


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