Handgrip strength shown to identify people at high risk of type 2 diabetes

  • 2 September 2020
Findings demonstrate handgrip strength could be a cost-effective early screening tool A simple test such as the strength of your handgrip could be used as a quick, low-cost screening tool to help healthcare professionals identify patients at risk of type 2 diabetes. In new research, scientists at the universities of…

Implant choice more important than surgeon skill for hip replacement success

  • 31 August 2020
A study analysing over 650,000 hip replacement patients across England and Wales over 14 years sought to investigate why one hospital has consistently been identified as having better than expected outcomes compared to other settings. The findings have shown that the outstanding hip implant survival results seen in one centre…

Shoulder replacements benefit most patients for more than 10 years, study shows

  • 27 August 2020
More than 90 per cent of shoulder replacement implants last more than 10 years, according to the largest study of its kind. The study led by the University of Exeter and the National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaboration South West Peninsula (PenARC), and published in The…

Understanding perceptions of risks, mitigation and innovation for surgery in a COVID-19 world

  • 5 May 2020
Researchers from the BRC’s Surgical Innovation theme are working alongside University College London on the Lotus C19 study, which aims to understand the risks in surgery in the context of COVID-19, and investigate strategies and innovations to overcome these risks. Surgical operating theatre teams, and surgeons in particular, have some…

Bristol alumni test their surgical skills at celebration event

  • 13 December 2019
The Bristol Biomedical Research Centre’s (BRC) ‘Beat the Surgeon’ game proved a challenge for alumni and friends of the University of Bristol at the annual Supporters’ Celebration on 9 November, hosted by the Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Hugh Brady. Every year, the Development and Alumni Relations Office takes time…