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WMS research to drive improvements for women, their infants and families

Warwick Medical School is launching a new Maternity research theme, bringing together vital expertise in pregnancy and postnatal research in a drive to tackle the most pressing issues for the life-course health of women, their infants and families.

Thu 19 Sep 2019, 11:25 | Tags: news WCTU

Trial of new test and treatment could benefit half of women with recurrent miscarriage

A major new clinical trial at the University of Warwick in partnership with University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust will investigate whether a course of antibiotics prior to conceiving could reduce the likelihood of miscarriage in up to 50% of cases.

Tue 17 Sep 2019, 08:59 | Tags: news WCTU

HER2 positive early breast cancer: 6 months treatment with Herceptin is as good as 12 months for preventing cancer return

Clinical trial results published by our Clinical Trials Unit show that women treated with 6 months of Herceptin for HER2 positive early breast cancer did as well in terms of their risk of breast cancer returning as those getting the currently conventional 12 months treatment.

Fri 07 Jun 2019, 12:10 | Tags: news WCTU

Self-assessing back pain by app just as effective as traditional methods, study shows

Patients can assess their own back pain using an app on their phone or tablet as effectively as current paper methods, a new study from Warwick Medical School has shown.

Fri 30 Nov 2018, 08:45 | Tags: news WCTU

Standard chemotherapy treatment for HPV-positive throat cancer remains the most effective, study finds

A new study funded by Cancer Research UK and sponsored by the University of Warwick has found that the standard chemotherapy used to treat a specific type of throat cancer remains the most effective.

Mon 19 Nov 2018, 11:42 | Tags: news WCTU

Nearly a third of UK adults would not attempt CPR, putting lives at risk

Nearly a third of UK adults (30%) wouldn’t perform CPR if they saw someone suffer a cardiac arrest, according to worrying new figures released to mark Restart a Heart Day

Tue 16 Oct 2018, 10:11 | Tags: news WCTU

Using adrenaline in cardiac arrests results in less than 1% more people leaving hospital alive - but nearly doubles the survivors’ risk of severe brain damage

A clinical trial of the use of adrenaline in cardiac arrests led by Warwick Clinical Trials Unit has found that its use results in less than 1% more people leaving hospital alive - but almost doubles the risk of severe brain damage for survivors of cardiac arrest.

Mon 23 Jul 2018, 10:50 | Tags: news WCTU

New surgery for groin pain found to be more effective than physiotherapy

As the FIFA World Cup approaches researchers at WMS have found that keyhole surgery could help get injured footballers back on the pitch faster than physiotherapy-led treatments.

Mon 04 Jun 2018, 13:46 | Tags: news WCTU

Oral drug treatment helps protect cancer patients from potentially deadly DVT and pulmonary embolism

Research led by Professor Annie Young indicates that taking a tablet a day can help treat cancer patients of a potentially deadly condition.

Mon 14 May 2018, 09:26 | Tags: WCTU

Unit of Academic Primary Care hosts Thai health delegation

A delegation from Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health visited the University of Warwick on the 8th March to learn about healthcare in the UK and find out about how the NHS tackles population health within the NHS.

New study to help people with long-term pain conditions back into work

Warwick Medical School is leading a project to help unemployed people with long term pain conditions back into work.

Tue 13 Mar 2018, 09:00 | Tags: news WCTU

Warwick doctor nominated for Tommy's award

Dr Shreeya Tewary, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Registrar based in the Division of Biomedical Sciences at Warwick Medical School, has been shortlisted for a Tommy’s Award presented by baby charity Tommy’s.

Fri 02 Feb 2018, 10:49 | Tags: news WCTU

Cancer Research Centre hosts Ideas Cafe

Members of the public and Warwick researchers came together this week to discuss key questions related to cancer research.

Wed 31 Jan 2018, 15:04 | Tags: news WCTU

Alternatives to face-to-face GP consultations unlikely to deliver hoped-for benefits in practice

The realities of implementing alternatives to face-to-face GP consultations, such as telephone, email, online and video consultations, mean that hoped-for reductions in GP workload and increases in available appointments for patients might not be realised according to a study led by Helen Atherton of Warwick Medical School.

New study to help improve life for headache sufferers

A study led by researchers at Warwick Medical School could help thousands of headache sufferers by investigating whether a new education and self-management programme will help improve their quality of life.

Mon 29 Jan 2018, 10:21 | Tags: news WCTU

New trial to improve lives of long-term painkiller users

Warwick Medical School is starting a trial to improve the lives of long-term strong painkiller users.

Thu 25 Jan 2018, 10:18 | Tags: news WCTU

Clinical Trials Unit team wins Team of the Year Award

Congratulations to the Warwick Clinical Trials Unit PARAMEDIC2 Trial Team, who have won the West Midlands Clinical Research Network (CRN) Team of the Year Award for greatest contribution to research in the West Midlands.

Wed 25 Oct 2017, 09:52 | Tags: news WCTU

New Director for Warwick Clinical Trials Unit is Announced

Professor Gavin Perkins will become the new Director of Warwick Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) from 1 October 2017. He was appointed after an international search and it is a source of great pride for us that Gavin, who is already an established member of CTU, was the best candidate for this key post in the Medical School.

Mon 24 Jul 2017, 14:06 | Tags: news WCTU

University receives multi-million pound grants to improve health of the world’s poorest people

The University of Warwick is to receive more than £7 million to find better ways of delivering healthcare to some of the world’s poorest people.

Wed 19 Jul 2017, 09:41 | Tags: WCTU WPC HealthSciences HS_PET HS_MHWB HS_STATS

SAPC 47th Annual Scientific Meeting - Pioneering Change

Warwick Medical School were delighted to host the annual Society for Academic Primary Care conference on the 12th, 13th and 14th July in the Ramphal Building.

Tue 18 Jul 2017, 11:22 | Tags: news WCTU WPC HealthSciences

Warwick develops breast cancer pain prediction tool

A researcher from Warwick Medical School is one of a European team who have developed an online tool and an app for predicting the chance of women developing persistent pain after breast cancer surgery.

Mon 24 Apr 2017, 10:02 | Tags: news WCTU

Reducing patient reliance on opioids

Dr Harbinder Sandhu talks about the WCTU's I-WOTCH study, looking at reducing patients' use of opioids - strong pain relief medication.
Mon 03 Apr 2017, 16:20 | Tags: news WCTU

Physios need to shape fragility fracture research

Researchers at WMS have opened a window of opportunity for physiotherapists to influence future investigations into fragility fractures in people over 60.

Thu 16 Feb 2017, 10:05 | Tags: news WCTU

Prof Perkins Sepsis study in The New England Journal of Medicine

Prof Gavin Perkins has been published in NEJM for his paper on Levosimendan for the Prevention of Acute Organ Dysfunction in Sepsis. Levosimendan is a calcium-sensitizing drug with inotropic and other properties that may improve outcomes in patients with sepsis.

Mon 10 Oct 2016, 10:59 | Tags: news WCTU

Warwick CTU trial investigating similarities to 'Strictly' contestant's injury

How is a Warwick Clinical Trial and Strictly Come Dancing connected?

Wed 05 Oct 2016, 15:16 | Tags: news WCTU

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