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Non-invasive breathing support for Covid-19 patients isn’t linked to heightened infection risk

CPAP and high-flow nasal oxygen (HFNO) don’t produce more air/surface viral contamination than simple oxygen therapy The use of non-invasive breathing support, commonly known as CPAP or HFNO, to treat


Global COVID-19 surgery study scoops scientific world record

A study led by University of Birmingham and Edinburgh experts has been awarded the Guinness World Records title for the world’s largest scientific collaboration – involving over 140,000 patients in 116 countries. The


Many ICU staff have experienced mental health conditions in COVID-19 pandemic

A high proportion of staff working in intensive care units during the COVID-19 pandemic have experienced mental health conditions, according to a new study. In a study of 515 healthcare


Study reveals huge pressures on anaesthesia and critical care workforce

New research published in Anaesthesia  shows the huge pressure that anaesthesia and critical care staff in the UK have been under throughout the winter wave of COVID-19, as newly admitted infected


Loughborough design student helps develop ventilation hood that has the potential to save lives of COVID-19 patients

A third-year Loughborough University student has helped develop a ventilation product for coronavirus patients in intensive care. Dominic Leatherland, of the School of Design and Creative Arts, says the HCH-40


Patients should receive COVID-19 vaccine before surgery to reduce risk of postoperative death

Patients waiting for elective surgery should get COVID-19 vaccines ahead of the general population – potentially helping to avoid thousands of post-operative deaths linked to the virus, according to a


Whatever happened to Exercise Cygnus?

James Watts, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, East Lancashire NHS Teaching Hospitals Trust, explores what learning points were identified from Exercise Cygnus, and whether the criticism of its


Engineers share DIY instructions for 3D-printed blood oxygen sensor

Designs for a low-cost, 3D-printed blood-oxygen sensor have been shared by engineers at the University of Bath to help in the fight against Covid-19. The do-it-yourself ‘Open Oximeter’ sensor, designed


Fear of complaints pushing doctors to breaking point, warns MDU

Doctors fear a wave of complaints due to the difficulties of caring for patients during the pandemic, according to a new survey published recently. The survey of 1,203 doctors by


Routine testing for COVID-19 can make surgery safer

Routine testing patients for COVID-19 before major surgery could reduce the risk of respiratory complications and save lives, a new study reveals. Researchers working together around the world found that