Dual dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine elicits strong antibody immune responses in older people

Dual dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine elicits strong antibody immune responses in older people
Description
A University of Birmingham-led study has found that 98% of people aged 80 or over who had two doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine had a strong antibody immune response.
Date:
01/04/2021
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

New study finds strong immune response following COVID-19 vaccination

New study finds strong immune response following COVID-19 vaccination
Description
University of Birmingham with support from the UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium has found that 99% of people generate a robust immune response against COVID-19 after just one dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
Date:
29/03/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Patients should receive COVID-19 vaccine before surgery to reduce risk of postoperative death – study

Patients should receive COVID-19 vaccine before surgery to reduce risk of postoperative death – study
Description
Patients waiting for elective surgery should get COVID-19 vaccines ahead of the general population – potentially helping to avoid thousands of post-operative deaths linked to the virus
Date:
24/03/2021
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Experts support health professionals and mums-to-be on COVID vaccination

Experts support health professionals and mums-to-be on COVID vaccination
Description
Global health professionals are joining the latest in a series of online expert workshops aimed at improving the care of pregnant women during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Date:
12/03/2021
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences

COVID-19 risks to pregnant women and their babies outlined in global research review

COVID-19 risks to pregnant women and their babies outlined in global research review
Description
Pregnant women remain at increased risk of severe COVID-19, and their risk of being admitted to intensive care or needing invasive ventilation is higher than non-pregnant reproductive aged women with the virus.
Date:
11/03/2021
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

COVID positive patients should delay surgery to reduce death risk

COVID positive patients should delay surgery to reduce death risk
Description
Surgery should be delayed for seven weeks after a patient tests positive for COVID-19 – as operations taking place up to six weeks after diagnosis are associated with increased risk of death.
Date:
10/03/2021
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

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
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

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
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Severely frail individuals with COVID-19 are three times more likely to die, study finds

Severely frail individuals with COVID-19 are three times more likely to die, study finds
Description
New research led by the University of Birmingham has revealed for the first time the extent to which frailty increases the risk of mortality in COVID-19 patients.
Date:
05/02/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Severely frail individuals with COVID-19 are three times more likely to die, study finds

Severely frail individuals with COVID-19 are three times more likely to die, study finds
Description
New research led by the University of Birmingham has revealed for the first time the extent to which frailty increases the risk of mortality in COVID-19 patients.
Date:
05/02/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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