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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
18/08/2021

Birmingham researchers confirm speed, simplicity and sensitivity for new COVID-19 test

Birmingham researchers confirm speed, simplicity and sensitivity for new COVID-19 test
Description
Researchers from the University of Birmingham have confirmed the speed, accuracy and simplicity of a novel, highly sensitive testing method for COVID-19.
Date:
18/08/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Over one in 10 COVID-19 patients caught the virus while in hospital during first wave, study finds

Over one in 10 COVID-19 patients caught the virus while in hospital during first wave, study finds
Description
More than one in 10 COVID-19 patients in 314 UK hospitals caught the infection in hospital during the first wave of the pandemic, finds a new study carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham.
Date:
18/08/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
16/08/2021

New clinical risk management tools are needed to prevent COVID-19 deaths, say experts

New clinical risk management tools are needed to prevent COVID-19 deaths, say experts
Description
A new study exposes the dire need for new clinical risk management tools to help hospital healthcare workers prevent the deaths and intensive care admissions of BAME COVID-19 patients with pneumoni.
Date:
16/08/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
10/08/2021

Patients who isolate before surgery are 20% more likely to develop post-operative lung complications, finds study

Patients who isolate before surgery are 20% more likely to develop post-operative lung complications, finds study
Description
Patients isolating before surgery - mainly to avoid COVID-19 and its complications – are at a 20% increased risk of developing post-operative lung complications compared with patients who do not isolate.
Date:
10/08/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
06/08/2021

Licensed drug could reduce SARS-CoV-2 infection by up to 70 per cent, reveals study

Licensed drug could reduce SARS-CoV-2 infection by up to 70 per cent, reveals study
Description
A licensed drug normally used to treat abnormal levels of fatty substances in the blood could reduce infection caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus by up to 70%.
Date:
06/08/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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