The COVIDSurg Collaborative has published its second major data drivenpaper in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The paper provides real-world evidence of the effectiveness of COVID-19 free surgical pathways (also known as 'cold', 'COVID-lite' or 'green' hospitals) in protecting patients undergoing elective cancer surgery from the pulmonary complications associated with SARS-CoV-2 [...]
FALCON completes its flight! On 07/09/2020, the final patients were randomised into the FALCON trial. Having launched in Mexico in December 2018, FALCON touched down in Ghana, Benin, Nigeria, South Africa and Rwanda and completed its voyage in India. In total, 5789 patients were randomised across three continents and seven countries. With the recruitment [...]
CovidSurg researchers have published a paper examining ‘Mortality and pulmonary complications in patients undergoing surgery with perioperative SARS-CoV-2 infection’. The article published in The Lancet details the findings from the international multicentre CovidSurg cohort study in 235 hospitals in 24 countries. Data for 1,128 patients revealed that those undergoing surgery after contracting coronavirus are at [...]
Register here to join the second CovidSurg webinar: “CovidSurg: How can it change practice?” This will be a round table discussion to answer questions from collaborators and the wider surgical community. Please join us for an interactive live discussion. Watch the first webinar: Outcomes of the first 1129 CovidSurg patients
CovidSurg researchers have published a paper on ‘Elective surgery cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic: global predictive modelling to inform surgical recovery plans’. The paper, published in the British Journal of Surgery, projects that based on a 12-week period of peak disruption to hospital services due to COVID-19, 28.4 million elective surgeries worldwide will [...]
Over a thousand people from across the world joined the first of the CovidSurg lectures which presented and discussed outcomes from the first 1,100 patients in the CovidSurg studies, with the aim of informing data-driven decision-making. The lecture is available for viewing here .
This week the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery (GSU) has been busy connecting with patients and members of the public at the University of Birmingham. At a celebration event for patient involvement in research across campus, patients met the GSU team to learn more about global surgery, engage with key facts [...]
In September 2019, our research hub team in Ghana and our Birmingham-based Community Engagement and Involvement Manager came together to explore a truly novel area of collaborative working in LMIC countries. Involving patients and the public in research design, implementation and dissemination of findings is a growing field in the UK, with funding bodies [...]