Global Health experts pave the way for safer surgery
Changing gloves and instruments before closing wounds, could reduce infections and provide safer surgery for thousands of patients around the world, NIHR-funded research finds. Research led by surgical care experts found as many as one in eight infections could be prevented, by routinely switching gloves and instruments during abdominal wound closures. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New report on the use of antidepressants for children and young people
The report analyses NIHR-funded research into antidepressant use in these age groups. It concludes GPs are prescribing antidepressants for children and teenagers without them seeing a psychiatrist first. NICE guidelines state this patient group should be treated with antidepressants only after seeing a psychiatrist. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Groundbreaking clinical trial gives lab-grown red blood cells to people for the first time
A world-first clinical trial funded and supported by NIHR has started giving lab-grown red blood cells to people. If proved safe and effective, the technology could revolutionise treatments for people with rare blood types, blood disorders such as sickle cell, or people who aren ' t able to have normal blood transfusions. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The unintended consequences of giving patients online access to their health record
Giving patients online access to their GP health records has unintended consequences that can limit its usefulness, a National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) ARC West and University of Bristol Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC) study published in the British Journal of General Practice (BJGP) has shown. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 1, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Economic evaluations of fall prevention exercise programs: a systematic review - Pinheiro MB, Sherrington C, Howard K, Caldwell P, Tiedemann A, Wang B, S Oliveira J, Santos A, Bull FC, Willumsen JF, Michaleff ZA, Ferguson S, Mayo E, Fairhall NJ, Bauman AE, Norris S.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate cost-effectiveness and costs of fall prevention exercise programmes for older adults. DESIGN: Systematic review. DATA SOURCES: Medline, Embase, Web of Science, Scopus, National Institute for Health Research Economic Evalua... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre funded for another five years
The National Institute for Health and Care Research Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR Bristol BRC) has been awarded nearly £ 12 million of new funding for the next five years. The funding has been awarded to University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust by the NIHR, with the University of Bristol a major partner. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 14, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Research, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Source Type: news

West Africa: NCD Campaign in West Africa Laudable
[Ghanaian Times] We commend the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) in the United Kingdom for providing funding for the establishment of the NIHR Global Health Research Centre for NCDs Control in West Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 5, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Creative communication tools can bring research findings to a wider audience
Once upon a time, a conference presentation and publication in an academic journal were the extents of a researcher ' s responsibility to share the results of their research. People assumed that those who could use the findings to make a difference would be actively looking for the latest information. They would know where to look, and when they came across the academic paper, they would have the time and knowledge to read and make sense of it. We are increasingly recognising that most evidence users do not have the time and capacity to do this. Besides, research is often behind paywalls and inaccessible. In the words of ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study to assess impact of national scheme to reduce head trauma injuries in babies
A national programme introduced to reduce rates of abusive head trauma in babies will be assessed as part of a new research study led by (UWE Bristol) in collaboration with the University of Bristol and the National Institute for Health and Care Applied Research Collaboration West (NIHR ARC West). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 22, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Who is most at risk of long-COVID after a hospital admission for COVID-19?, NIHR Dissemination Centre (published 21st September 2022)
Expert commentary is provided for a study of 1,077 patients discharged following short term treatment for COVID which found that only 29% of patients felt fully recovered at 12 months. Post-COVID anxiety prevalence did not reduce over time (24% at 5 months and 22% at 12 months). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preterm birth delay drugs safe for global reduction in neonatal death
Women around the world should be able to access the best medical treatments that help to delay preterm births and improve neonatal outcomes,updated Cochrane network meta-analysis suggests.Cochrane is a global, independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making vast amounts of research evidence useful for informing decisions about health. We do this by synthesizing research findings to produce the best available evidence on what can work, what might harm, and where more research is needed. Our work is recognised as the international gold standard for...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 9, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Patient-initiated follow-up: will it free up capacity in outpatient care?
With the number of outpatient hospital appointments in England recently as high as 125 million per year and a huge elective care backlog following the Covid-19 pandemic, patient-initiated follow-up on outpatient appointments has been touted as a potential solution in appropriate cases. But can it free up much-needed capacity while maintaining quality of patient experience and outcomes? As the NHS begins to expand its use of the approach, the NIHR RSET research team has conducted a first review of the available evidence (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccine study calls on pregnant women to help build upon booster dose guidance, NIHR
An on-going national COVID-19 vaccine study is urging more pregnant women across the UK to step forward, join hundreds of other volunteers and help researchers discover the most effective use of booster vaccines during pregnancy. The 2 External 0 0 0 Preg-CoV study false https://vaccine.ac.uk/research/preg-cov-trial/ false false%> currently has around 300 pregnant women taking part nationally. It aims to determine the best vaccine schedules and doses to protect women and their babies against COVID-19. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Platform trial rules out treatments for COVID-19, NIHR Evidence
This research shows that adding doxycycline, azithromycin or colchicine to usual care provides no meaningful benefit to people in the community with COVID-19. They should not be used. Antibiotics should always be used sparingly to prevent bacteria becoming resistant to them. Use of any drug which is not effective puts people at unnecessary risk of side effects, and wastes money. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

“ Hope saved my life ” : How the Hope project helped men at risk of suicide
A project to help men aged 30-64 who are at risk of suicide has saved lives and reduced depression and suicidal thoughts, a study by National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) funded researchers at the University of Bristol has shown. Hope, run by mental health charity Second Step, aims to help men in mental health crisis because of debt, financial, employment or welfare difficulties. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 13, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science Institute; Press Release Source Type: news