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COVID-19 lateral flow testing survey is launched for the city of Birmingham

COVID-19 lateral flow testing survey is launched for the city of Birmingham
Description
The University of Birmingham and Birmingham City Council have launched a research project to improve people's experiences of Lateral Flow Testing for COVID-19 in Birmingham.
Date:
12/04/2021

Traumatic brain injuries can increase risk of stroke for up to five years, finds study

Traumatic brain injuries can increase risk of stroke for up to five years, finds study
Description
Stroke risk for patients with traumatic brain injuries is at its highest in the four months following injury and remains significant for up to five years post-injury, finds a new systematic review.
Date:
09/04/2021

Updated Cochrane review assesses how accurate rapid tests are for detecting COVID-19

Updated Cochrane review assesses how accurate rapid tests are for detecting COVID-19
Description
Review shows rapid antigen tests are better at correctly identifying cases of COVID-19 in people with symptoms than in people without symptoms.
Date:
24/03/2021

£1.1m research project aims to improve uptake of home kidney dialysis treatments

£1.1m research project aims to improve uptake of home kidney dialysis treatments
Description
A new study being carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham could save the NHS up to £45m over three years by increasing the number of dialysis patients whose treatment takes place at home.
Date:
17/03/2021

Quitting smoking is linked to improved mental health, research finds

Quitting smoking is linked to improved mental health, research finds
Description
People who stop smoking may experience improvements in their mental health such as reductions in anxiety and depression symptoms, finds research carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham.
Date:
10/03/2021

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome at significantly increased risk of COVID-19, study finds

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome at significantly increased risk of COVID-19, study finds
Description
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at a significantly increased risk of contracting COVID-19 than women without the condition, new research led by the University of Birmingham has revealed.
Date:
09/03/2021

Midlands maternity triage system goes digital for nationwide use

Midlands maternity triage system goes digital for nationwide use
Description
A maternity triage system developed by clinicians and researchers from the West Midlands has launched training online for the first time, becoming readily available to maternity teams across the UK.
Date:
05/03/2021

Major £2.2m research project aims to improve treatment and understanding of Long COVID

Major £2.2m research project aims to improve treatment and understanding of Long COVID
Description
The University of Birmingham today launches a major new £2.2m government-funded research project to improve the treatment, causes and symptoms of so-called Long COVID in non-hospitalised patients.
Date:
18/02/2021

New partnership announced between the University of Birmingham and med-tech company Aparito

New partnership announced between the University of Birmingham and med-tech company Aparito
Description
New partnership announced between the University of Birmingham and med-tech company Aparito to co-develop digital platforms to assess patient quality of life and symptoms in clinical trials and routine NHS care.
Date:
02/02/2021

Randomised trials could help to return children safely to schools - study

Randomised trials could help to return children safely to schools - study
Description
Schools are closing again in response to surging levels of COVID-19 infection, but staging randomised trials when students eventually return could help.
Date:
21/01/2021
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