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COVID-19 patients who undergo surgery are at increased risk of postoperative death – global study

COVID-19 patients who undergo surgery are at increased risk of postoperative death – global study
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Patients undergoing surgery after contracting coronavirus are at greatly increased risk of postoperative death,a new global study published in The Lancet reveals.
Date:
29/05/2020
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Medical students join forces with doctors on the front line to raise over £25,000 for charity

Medical students join forces with doctors on the front line to raise over £25,000 for charity
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Medical students from the University of Birmingham's Medical Society have teamed up with doctors on the front line as part of a sports competition that has seen over £25,000 raised for charitable causes.
Date:
29/05/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Sport, Students

COVID-19 mortality in hospitalised cancer patients is not significantly affected by anti-cancer treatments, study finds

COVID-19 mortality in hospitalised cancer patients is not significantly affected by anti-cancer treatments, study finds
Description
A new study has found the mortality rate in cancer patients who are assessed or treated in hospital with COVID-19 is not significantly affected by chemotherapy or other anti-cancer treatments.
Date:
29/05/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

University of Birmingham secures funding for critical UK clinical trial for children diagnosed with rare childhood cancer

University of Birmingham secures funding for critical UK clinical trial for children diagnosed with rare childhood cancer
Description
A team from the University of Birmingham will coordinate the UK arm of a critical European clinical trial into a rare childhood cancer.
Date:
21/05/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

High doses of vitamin D supplementation has no current benefit in preventing or treating Covid-19

High doses of vitamin D supplementation has no current benefit in preventing or treating Covid-19
Description
Scientists from the UK, Europe and the USA, including experts from the University of Birmingham, have published a vitamin D consensus paper warning against high doses of vitamin D supplementation.
Date:
21/05/2020
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences
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