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The Midlands is delivering nearly £100m of COVID research to support the nation’s fight against COVID-19

A new report - Mobilising Research Excellence in the Midlands to Tackle COVID-19 - published today (Friday, January 15 2021) reveals that the Midlands has moved swiftly to apply its wealth of capability in its hospitals, businesses and universities, including the University of Warwick, to deliver £90m of research to support regional, national and global efforts to tackle the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Insecure livelihoods hindering efforts to combat anti-microbial resistance globally

Patients living in precarious circumstances are less likely to use antibiotics appropriately according to a new study from the University of Warwick, suggesting that efforts to improve conditions for those with little security in their livelihoods could have an unexpected benefit in helping to tackle antimicrobial resistance globally.

Risk of serious complications during knee replacement 73% higher when a tourniquet is used

New research shows that knee replacement surgery using a tourniquet increases the risk of serious complications, and causes additional pain after surgery

Tue 08 Dec 2020, 10:05 | Tags: medicine, WMS, Warwick Medical School, Health and Medicine

Clinical trial to compare anaesthesia impact on recovery post-surgery

A new clinical trial will compare two types of anaesthetic to determine how soon after surgery they allow patients to return home. The Volatile vs Total intravenous Anaesthesia for major non-cardiac surgery (VITAL) trial is led by Warwick Clinical Trials Unit at the University of Warwick and will compare two methods of delivering anaesthesia to a patient: inhalation and intravenous

Wed 25 Nov 2020, 10:14 | Tags: medicine, research, WMS, Warwick Medical School, Health and Medicine

No reduction in fractures seen in falls prevention programmes prescribed to older people

Two population screen and treat programmes commonly prescribed to prevent older people falling have no impact on reducing fractures, researchers from the University of Warwick and University of Exeter have concluded.

Thu 05 Nov 2020, 11:10 | Tags: medicine, research, WMS, Warwick Medical School

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