Trial aims to prevent blindness in patients with neurological condition IIH

A new clinical trial being led by two Birmingham Health Partners founder-members aims to identify the best surgical treatment option to prevent blindness in patients with a neurological condition. Funded by almost £1.5 million from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), it is hoped the research will lead to changes in healthcare policy for the treatment … Continue reading “Trial aims to prevent blindness in patients with neurological condition IIH”

Strong immune response found following COVID-19 vaccination

A new study carried out in collaboration with BHP founder-member the 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. The Protective Immunity from T cells to COVID-19 in Health workers study (PITCH) examined … Continue reading “Strong immune response found following COVID-19 vaccination”

Collaboration across UK cancer community vital to restoring and improving NHS cancer services

Reversing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and improving long-term cancer outcomes is only possible if the entire UK cancer community comes together in partnership and the government make it a priority funding focus, says a new report published today by BHP partner organisation the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI).  The report says … Continue reading “Collaboration across UK cancer community vital to restoring and improving NHS cancer services”

Updated Cochrane review assesses how accurate rapid tests are for detecting COVID-19

A review by an independent global network including leading experts at BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham shows that rapid antigen tests are better at correctly identifying cases of COVID-19 in people with symptoms than in people without symptoms. The updated systematic review assessing rapid tests for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 infection (COVID-19), has been … Continue reading “Updated Cochrane review assesses how accurate rapid tests are for detecting COVID-19”

Rugby study identifies new method to diagnose concussion using saliva

A study of top-flight UK rugby players – carried out by BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham in collaboration with the Rugby Football Union (RFU), Premiership Rugby, and Marker Diagnostics – has identified a method of accurately diagnosing concussion using saliva, paving the way for the first non-invasive clinical test for concussion for use in … Continue reading “Rugby study identifies new method to diagnose concussion using saliva”