COVID-19 medicine guidelines 16/04/20 – acute kidney injury

Researchers from across BHP are collaborating to analyse and summarise the latest COVID-19 literature to help inform clinical colleagues – particularly those who are caring for patients outside of their usual specialty. Today’s update focuses on coronavirus patients who are suffering from, or at risk of, acute kidney injury (AKI). More than 20% of coronavirus … Continue reading “COVID-19 medicine guidelines 16/04/20 – acute kidney injury”

How does our COVID-19 testing process work?

Last week, we brought you news that up to 10,000 NHS workers will be tested for coronavirus per day, after labs were repurposed at our founder member, the University of Birmingham. Our fellow members at University Hospitals Birmingham and Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospitals will be the first to benefit, alongside colleagues from West Midlands … Continue reading “How does our COVID-19 testing process work?”

COVID-19 research briefing 09/04/20 – comorbidities

Researchers from across BHP are collaborating to analyse and summarise the latest COVID-19 literature to help inform clinical colleagues. Today’s update focuses on comorbidities – much press coverage has focused on ‘underlying health conditions’ that can make coronavirus more severe or even fatal. But what are these conditions and what are the facts? RESEARCH UPDATE … Continue reading “COVID-19 research briefing 09/04/20 – comorbidities”

COVID-19 medicine guidelines 08/04/20 – geriatrics

Researchers from across BHP are collaborating to analyse and summarise the latest COVID-19 literature to help inform clinical colleagues. Today’s update focuses on the management of geriatric patients with coronavirus, including considerations surrounding delirium, mental health, discharge planning and end-of-life care. Download Geriatric Medicine Guidance for COVID-19 as a PDF See also: 2nd April update … Continue reading “COVID-19 medicine guidelines 08/04/20 – geriatrics”

A doctor’s view from the COVID frontline

By Liz Sapey, Director of PIONEER – the Health Data Research Hub for Acute Care and Professor of Respiratory Medicine Each year the NHS is under pressure to meet the health needs of people presenting acutely to hospital. This year the usual pressures on acute services have been further challenged by the impact of the … Continue reading “A doctor’s view from the COVID frontline”