Covid-19: risk factors for severe disease and death

This article was written for The BMJ by BHP’s Rachel E Jordan (Reader in Epidemiology and Primary Care), Peymané Adab (Professor of Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Public Health)  and KK Cheng (Professor of Public Health and Primary Care. It can be accessed in full via the BMJ website.  A long list is emerging from largely … Continue reading “Covid-19: risk factors for severe disease and death”

BHP mobilised in the fight against COVID-19

BHP – the long-standing alliance between the University of Birmingham, University Hospitals Birmingham and Birmingham Women’s and Children’s – is pulling together on several fronts to fight the spread of COVID-19. Professor David Adams, Director of BHP, explained: “In these unprecedented times, the Birmingham Health Partners alliance has allowed us to adapt and work in … Continue reading “BHP mobilised in the fight against COVID-19”

COVID-19 research briefing 25/03/20

Researchers from across BHP are collaborating to analyse and summarise the latest COVID-19 literature to help inform clinical colleagues. Research update – 25th March 2020 Incubation period: 95% of patients see initial symptoms 4-6 days after infection 97.5% display all symptoms between 7-14 days Of those hospitalised, this occurred 6-12 days after infection. The evidence … Continue reading “COVID-19 research briefing 25/03/20”

The development of more accurate antibody tests for SARS-CoV-2 is crucial and urgent

Expert comment on COVID-19 by David Wraith, Professor of Immunology and Director of the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy: As pointed out by Mark Walport, Chief Exec of UKRI, the critical tools that we need to provide long-term control of the coronavirus (COVID19) infection are first an effective vaccine and second, a test to define the … Continue reading “The development of more accurate antibody tests for SARS-CoV-2 is crucial and urgent”

COVID-19 research briefing 20/03/20

Researchers across BHP are collaborating to produce regular COVID-19 briefings based on the latest literature, in support of clinical colleagues. Led by Kylie Belchamber with colleagues from UHB and UoB (in particular the Birmingham Acute Care Research Group), these updates will be produced on around a weekly basis. Research Update – 20th March 2020 The … Continue reading “COVID-19 research briefing 20/03/20”