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New rural healthcare inequalities as mobile phones replace friendships?

A new study led by Warwick University's Dr Marco J Haenssgen has demonstrated how mobile phones can support access to healthcare in developing countries, but at the risk that the poorest are deprived of support. Published in the prestigious journal World Development, the researchers highlight the complexities of technological change and caution against over-enthusiastic medical interventions that aim to promote health through mobile phones.

Wed 23 Sep 2020, 15:40 | Tags: Health, research, Global Development, Health and Medicine

Warwick researchers investigate personalised mechanical ventilation of COVID-19 patients using computer simulations

Engineers from the University of Warwick are leading a project funded under the UK Research and Innovation rolling COVID-19 call to work with clinicians from the University of Nottingham over the next 18 months to investigate optimal strategies for mechanical ventilation of COVID-19 patients. The first results from the project have now been published in the journal Critical Care Explorations.

Mon 21 Sep 2020, 12:34 | Tags: Health, Engineering, COVID-19, Health and Medicine

COVID-19 patients with sleep apnoea could be at additional risk

People who have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnoea could be at increased risk of adverse outcomes from COVID-19 according to a new study from the University of Warwick.

Mon 14 Sep 2020, 10:42 | Tags: Health, research, WMS, Warwick Medical School, Health and Medicine

Risk factors for mortality in diabetic patients discharged from hospital identified

When patients are discharged from Hospital those with diabetes are at an increased risk of readmission and mortality, there are guidelines for discharging patients with diabetes to reduce these risks, however researchers from the Institute of Digital Healthcare at WMG, University of Warwick and Warwick Medical School have identified known risk factors for mortality in adult patients discharged from hospital with diabetes.

Wed 02 Sep 2020, 09:12 | Tags: Health, diabetes, IDH, WMG, WMS, Sciences, Health and Medicine

C3-Cloud: the digital coordinated care platform of the future

The C3-Cloud (collaborative cure and care system) is a digital infrastructure offering integrated care capability for multi-morbidity management. It enables collaboration across a number of healthcare systems and settings, allowing clinicians to semi-automatically generate a holistic personalised care plan, which offers an integrated view of the patient’s conditions, measurements, medication and goals.

Mon 24 Aug 2020, 09:02 | Tags: Health, NHS, IDH, WMG, GPs, Sciences, Health and Medicine

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