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New ethnicity report highlights variation in health outcomes in rheumatology practice

New ethnicity report highlights variation in health outcomes in rheumatology practice
Description
Dr Kanta Kumar together with rheumatology teams across the UK has played a key role in the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership report.
Date:
14/01/2022

Institute of Inflammation and Ageing Award Success

Institute of Inflammation and Ageing Award Success
Description
The University of Birmingham's Institute of Inflammation and Ageing has been awarded four major grants.
Date:
05/01/2022

China-wide study will boost understanding of fatal surgical complication

China-wide study will boost understanding of fatal surgical complication
Description
Older patients in hospitals across China took part in a major multi-centre open-label randomised clinical trial that showed there was no difference in post-operative delirium in older people with a hip fracture.
Date:
21/12/2021

University of Birmingham announces five new diabetes research studies

University of Birmingham announces five new diabetes research studies
Description
The University of Birmingham today announces the launch of five new major studies aimed at improving the prevention, treatment and management of type 1 diabetes – with a particular focus on children and young adults.
Date:
20/12/2021

Drug could more effectively treat patients hospitalised with COVID-19 pneumonia, early stage research finds

Drug could more effectively treat patients hospitalised with COVID-19 pneumonia, early stage research finds
Description
A proof-of-concept trial has identified a drug that may offer benefit some patients hospitalised with COVID-19 pneumonia.
Date:
20/12/2021

Study exposes risks and benefits of virtual consultations with doctors

Study exposes risks and benefits of virtual consultations with doctors
Description
So-called 'telemedicine' is less diagnostically accurate than in-person consultations and could increase health inequalities and barriers to accessing appropriate care.
Date:
04/11/2021

New drug treatment regimen shows promise for patients with lupus

New drug treatment regimen shows promise for patients with lupus
Description
New drug treatment regimen, using belimumab soon after rituximab, reduced a disease-related autoantibody and severe disease flares in lupus patients.
Date:
03/11/2021

Specific cell population plays a key role in the affect arthritis has on the body and the pain patients feel, study finds

Specific cell population plays a key role in the affect arthritis has on the body and the pain patients feel, study finds
Description
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have led a study which has identified a new specific population of cells that plays a key role in the affect arthritis has on the body and the subsequent pain felt by patients.
Date:
27/10/2021

Artificial Intelligence project aims to improve standards and development of AI systems

Artificial Intelligence project aims to improve standards and development of AI systems
Description
A new project has been launched in partnership with the University of Birmingham aiming to address racial and ethical health inequalities using artificial intelligence.
Date:
22/10/2021

Milestone moment for the region's life science sector as construction on No. 1 Birmingham Health Innovation Campus gets underway

Milestone moment for the region's life science sector as construction on No. 1 Birmingham Health Innovation Campus gets underway
Description
Construction of No.1 Birmingham Health Innovation Campus (BHIC) in Selly Oak is underway, marking a major milestone for the region's rapidly growing life sciences sector.
Date:
11/10/2021
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