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04/11/2021

Non-invasive ventilation for COVID-19 patients isn't linked to heightened infection risk

Non-invasive ventilation for COVID-19 patients isn't linked to heightened infection risk
Description
New research has found that the use of non-invasive breathing support to treat patients with moderate to severe COVID-19 in hospitals isn't linked to a heightened risk of transmitting infection to others.
Date:
04/11/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
22/10/2021

A third of leukaemia patients do not generate any antibody response to two doses of COVID-19 vaccination, study shows

A third of leukaemia patients do not generate any antibody response to two doses of COVID-19 vaccination, study shows
Description
A University of Birmingham-led study has shown that a third of patients with the most common type of leukaemia fail to generate any measurable antibody response following two doses of COVID-19 vaccination.
Date:
22/10/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
20/10/2021

Study aims to identify best remote support services for domestic violence and abuse survivors in COVID-19 pandemic

Study aims to identify best remote support services for domestic violence and abuse survivors in COVID-19 pandemic
Description
The University of Birmingham is leading a new study to identify best remote support services for domestic violence and abuse survivors in COVID-19 pandemic.
Date:
20/10/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
06/10/2021

One in seven patients miss cancer surgery during COVID lockdowns - study

One in seven patients miss cancer surgery during COVID lockdowns - study
Description
One in seven cancer patients around the world have missed out on potentially life-saving operations during COVID-19 lockdowns, a new study reveals.
Date:
06/10/2021
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
30/09/2021

Survivors of domestic violence and abuse have been at increased risk of COVID-19, study finds

Survivors of domestic violence and abuse have been at increased risk of COVID-19, study finds
Description
A new study finds that women with recorded exposure to domestic abuse or violence were at an increased risk of contracting COVID-19 during the first two waves of the pandemic in the UK.
Date:
30/09/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
03/09/2021

Research explores impact on informal carers who nursed people who died at home during first wave of COVID-19 pandemic

Research explores impact on informal carers who nursed people who died at home during first wave of COVID-19 pandemic
Description
Informal carers who looked after people that died from a terminal illness at home during the COVID-19 pandemic are being asked to take part in a research project led by the University of Birmingham.
Date:
03/09/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
26/08/2021

Global COVID-19 surgery study scoops scientific world record

Global COVID-19 surgery study scoops scientific world record
Description
A study led by University of Birmingham experts has been awarded the Guinness World Records title for the world's largest scientific collaboration - involving over 140,000 patients in 116 countries.
Date:
26/08/2021
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

New study to test third COVID-19 vaccine for people with weakened immune systems

New study to test third COVID-19 vaccine for people with weakened immune systems
Description
A new clinical trial led by the Universities of Birmingham and Glasgow has launched in the UK to determine whether a third dose of vaccine will improve the immune response for people who have weakened immune systems.
Date:
26/08/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
25/08/2021

Recent COVID-19 infection puts surgical patients at higher blood clot risk

Recent COVID-19 infection puts surgical patients at higher blood clot risk
Description
Surgical patients who have recently had COVID-19 are more likely to develop potentially fatal post-operative blood clots, a new global study reveals.
Date:
25/08/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
24/08/2021

Study shows low or undetectable immune response to double COVID-19 vaccination in patients with impaired immune systems

Study shows low or undetectable immune response to double COVID-19 vaccination in patients with impaired immune systems
Description
A significant proportion of clinically at-risk patients with certain immunocompromised or immunosuppressed conditions mount a low or undetectable immune response after two doses of the same COVID-19 vaccine
Date:
24/08/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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