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More die post-surgery than from HIV, TB, and malaria combined

Worldwide, 4.2 million deaths occur each year within 30 days of surgery – with half of these occurring in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), a new study reveals. There is also a significant unmet need for surgery in LMICs and researchers believe that if operations were provided for all patients who need them, the number … Continue reading “More die post-surgery than from HIV, TB, and malaria combined”

The global fight against antimicrobial resistance: £1m funding awarded to Birmingham network

Up to £1m in Government funding has been awarded to the University of Birmingham-hosted BactiVac Network to accelerate the development of bacterial vaccines as part of the global fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The award has been made by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)’s Global AMR Innovation Fund (GAMRIF) and comes after Secretary of State … Continue reading “The global fight against antimicrobial resistance: £1m funding awarded to Birmingham network”

Award win for cross-city dermatology study

A team of dermatologists from hospitals around Birmingham were delighted to be awarded a prestigious trophy for the ‘Best Scientific Session Paper’ at the 98th Annual Meeting of British Association of Dermatologists (BAD), held in Edinburgh earlier this year. The winning paper, written by clinicians from both of the BHP trusts (University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) … Continue reading “Award win for cross-city dermatology study”

Birmingham paediatric cardiology study identifies key research priorities

Cardiology experts from Birmingham Health Partners have led the first national study into identifying research priorities for patients diagnosed with single-ventricle heart conditions. Single-ventricle heart conditions occur in about 2 to 3 in every 10,000 births, and typically children have to undergo three or more open heart surgeries before school age, culminating in the Fontan … Continue reading “Birmingham paediatric cardiology study identifies key research priorities”

MedTech Foundation arrives in Birmingham

Research and innovation in medical technology has moved up a gear thanks to the launch of the MedTech Foundation – a group aimed at bringing together students, trainees and early career researchers to drive the translation of bench research to clinical practice. The launch event was held at the Institute of Translational Medicine in January, … Continue reading “MedTech Foundation arrives in Birmingham”