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Group physical and mental health rehabilitation improves life quality for people with long covid

A new study led by our Clinical Trials Unit has found that an online rehabilitation programme improves quality of life for adults with long Covid.

Thu 08 Feb 2024, 09:47 | Tags: news WCTU

Hunterian Professor Award to Dr Hannah James

Dr Hannah James, Specialist Registrar in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery at UHCW and PhD graduate from Warwick Clinical Trials Unit has been awarded a very prestigious Hunterian Professorship by the Royal College of Surgeons for her ground breaking surgical education research work.

Dr James recently completed an outstanding body of research for her PhD on the impact of cadaveric surgical training on improving patient outcomes. She becomes the first female Trauma and Orthopaedic (T&O) surgeon to become a Hunterian Professor. Read the full article here

Fri 27 Jan 2023, 10:41 | Tags: news WCTU Research PhD CTU

Robot hip surgeons: new trial to test performance against humans

Robots will have their surgical skills put to the test as researchers from Warwick Medical School trial their use in hip replacement surgery for the first time.

Mon 18 Jul 2022, 13:12 | Tags: news WCTU

Professor Harbinder Sandhu highly commended in Asian Women of Achievement Awards

Many congratulations to Harbinder Sandhu, Professor of Health Psychology, who has been highly commended at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards UK 2022.

Sun 17 Jul 2022, 16:22 | Tags: news WCTU

Professor Harbinder Sandhu shortlisted for prestigious award

Many congratulations to Professor Harbinder Sandhu, who has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2022 Asian Women of Achievement AwardsLink opens in a new window in the science category. This is to represent the work she is doing in her research here at Warwick and clinically.

Thu 12 May 2022, 11:19 | Tags: news WCTU

International honour for WMS resuscitation expert

The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) has honoured Professor Gavin Perkins, Director of Warwick Clinical Trials Unit, in its selection of “Giants” in the field of Resuscitation Science for 2021.

Mon 28 Jun 2021, 08:27 | Tags: news WCTU

International Hero of Hope Award for Dr Harbinder Sandhu

Congratulations to Dr Harbinder Sandhu winner of the 2020 iPain Hero of Hope Award for the Healthcare Provider category. The awards recognise outstanding commitment to assisting and advocating for people with chronic pain diseases.

Tue 04 Aug 2020, 13:36 | Tags: news WCTU

Congratulations to Dr Harbinder Sandhu – 2020 iPain Hero of Hope Finalist

Congratulations Dr Harbinder Sandhu who has been selected as a finalist for the 2020 iPain Hero of Hope Healthcare Provider Award.

Thu 16 Jul 2020, 10:57 | Tags: news WCTU

Recurrent miscarriage: diabetes drug could lead to new treatment

A drug designed to tackle diabetes could also be repurposed as the first treatment to prevent miscarriage by targeting the lining of the womb itself, according to a clinical trial led by Warwick Medical School.

Thu 09 Jan 2020, 09:49 | Tags: news WCTU BMS

Commercial weight management groups could support women to manage their weight after giving birth

Women who were overweight at the start of their pregnancy would welcome support after they have given birth in the form of commercial weight management groups, Warwick Medical School-led research has found.

Mon 06 Jan 2020, 13:09 | Tags: news WCTU

Pulmonary hypertension: Exercise programme could improve breathlessness and quality of life for those with rare lung condition

A new exercise rehabilitation programme developed at Warwick Medical School and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust could have the potential to improve fitness and quality of life for people living with pulmonary hypertension.

Fri 15 Nov 2019, 08:04 | Tags: news WCTU

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.

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