Birmingham researcher awarded £1.68m to fund IIH research

Leading researcher Professor Alexandra Sinclair from BHP founder member the University of Birmingham has been awarded £1.68m to fund research into intracranial hypertension (raised brain pressure), and develop a new treatment for Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH), a rare condition that causes disabling headaches and can lead to blindness. The award from the Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust will … Continue reading “Birmingham researcher awarded £1.68m to fund IIH research”

Hearing loss study has potential to transform diagnosis and treatment

A study currently being trialled for Armed Forces patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) could lead to vast improvements in the care pathway for detecting and treating hearing problems. The Remote Audiometric Performance Innovation Evaluation and Review (RAPIER) project will speed up the decision-making process for soldiers with hearing problems both in the … Continue reading “Hearing loss study has potential to transform diagnosis and treatment”

Impact of knife crime on the NHS – new study

Doctors at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) have reported on the impact of knife-related injuries on secondary healthcare resources in eClinicalMedicine, published by the Lancet. The paper’s authors, who work across BHP at the NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre, the University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (which runs … Continue reading “Impact of knife crime on the NHS – new study”