Patients may benefit from personalised follow-up after knee replacement surgery

  • 12 October 2022
People struggling with ongoing pain after knee replacement surgery might benefit from personalised follow-up. Researchers supported by the Bristol BRC and a Programme Grant from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) conducted a five-year project to see if a more personalised follow-up approach could…

Could digital methods be used to improve shared learning in surgical innovation?

  • 4 October 2022
Researchers working within the Surgical Innovation theme at the Bristol BRC are carrying out a scoping review into how state-of-the-art digital methods are used to share learning and improve transparency in their field. During the review they will assess currently available research on this topic. They will explore how this…

No difference between spinal versus general anaesthesia in patients having hip fracture surgery, finds study

  • 29 September 2022
There are no differences in the safety or effectiveness of the two most common types of anaesthetic (spinal versus general anaesthesia) in patients undergoing hip fracture surgery, according to the findings of a new study led by the University of Bristol in collaboration with University of Warwick researchers. The findings,…

Trauma-informed health care in the UK needs support from the government and NHS

  • 27 September 2022
While a trauma-informed approach in health care is being endorsed in government and NHS policies, its implementation has been driven by trauma experts at the level of organisations and local authorities, finds a new study led by the University of Bristol’s TAP CARE team. A coordinated, evidence-informed government- and NHS-…

Risk of blood clots remains for almost a year after COVID-19 infection, study suggests

  • 21 September 2022
COVID-19 infection increases the risk of potentially life-threatening blood clots for at least 49 weeks, according to a new study of health records of 48 million unvaccinated adults from the first wave of the pandemic. The findings suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic may have led to an additional 10,500 cases…

Total knee replacement surgery should not depend solely on body mass index

  • 8 September 2022
Researchers suggest that access to total knee replacements should not be limited solely because of a patient’s body mass index (BMI). A study supported by the Bristol BRC found patients with high BMIs were not significantly more at risk of worse outcomes than those with normal or…

Adverse events terminology covered by library of quality-of-life questionnaires

  • 8 September 2022
Significant overlap exists between questions listed in the Item Library of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) and the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) for clinical trials, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Using ribavirin to treat Lassa fever might not be backed up by evidence

  • 1 September 2022
Researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Oxford, funded by the World Health Organization (WHO) and by the NIHR Bristol BRC, found that there was only limited evidence to support using ribavirin, an antiviral medication, to treat patients diagnosed with Lassa fever. Ribavirin has been used to…

“I will use these valuable skills for the rest of my life”

  • 18 August 2022
Nino is a member of our Young People’s Advisory Group (YPAG), who’s been involved with a new project looking at gender construction in schools in the UK and Ghana, and its impact on gender-based violence. In this blog, he tells us all about what motivated him to…