Last update: 4th February 2021
We are planning a one-off release to update on the different vaccines approved in the UK, what they are, now they work and the evidence for their use.
There may also be a couple of updated guidelines coming based on the most recent evidence.
At present, most of the team are focussing on delivering primary research and, therefore, these research updates have been paused. These resources will remain available, but do note the publication dates as some information may now be incorrect.
As part of University Hospitals Birmingham, Birmingham Health Partners and the University of Birmingham, we published updates on the latest research on COVID-19, reviewed by researchers and medical professionals at these institutions.
These are not clinical guidelines or SOPs, but a summary of the latest evidence available internationally on the management, treatment and science underlying COVID-19 disease.You are free to download, share and distribute the PDF versions of these reports and infographics provided they are not altered in any way. If you wish to adapt these, please get in touch with the team.We will soon be releasing short TED-style videos covering some of these research updates.
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Main research releases – updates on the latest research on various aspects of COVID-19
V1 – Viral biology and therapies
Survival data, basic biology and therapy update. Includes jargon-free edition.
V2 – Current viral biology and patient characterists
Detailed patient characteristics, detailed biology and incubation time and therapy updates. Now with jargon-free edition.
V3 – Paediatrics
A summary of the research regarding COVID19 and children. Includes jargon-free edition.
V4 – Comorbidities
An overview of reported comorbidities and risk factors for admission to ICU.
V5 – Therapy update
Update on the current research for therapies for COVID-19.
Special releases addressing particular topics
Keeping you and others safe
Published 31/03/2020 containing the latest information on how the public can keep themselves and others safe during the COVID19 pandemic.
Keeping you and others safe: Update
An update to the research regarding public use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and guidelines about measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
How to use a face mask effectively
Following on from our previous public health graphics, here we show some key points to using face masks.
Overview of currently registered NIHR approved clinical trials for COVID-19 interventions.
An overview of some of the current interventional trials and where the respective drugs interact on the COVID-19 infection pathway.
The following infographics were produced with the help of relevant professionals within UHB to guide the treatment of COVID-19 patients.
Key geriatric medicine for non-geriatricians
A brief summary of a document produced for use in UHB and Nightingale Hospitals titled “Geriatric medicine for non-geriatricians”. Aimed for use in a hospital setting.
Looking after kidney disease for non-specialists
A brief guide to kidney disease, aimed for use in a hospital setting. Based on national guidelines released on 15/04/2020.
Looking after sepsis patients for non-specialists
A brief guide to sepsis and COVID-19, aimed for use in a hospital setting.
Managing diabetes and COVID-19 for non-specialists
A brief guide to diabetes and COVID-19, aimed for use in a hospital setting.
Managing End of Life care in the context of COVID-19
A brief guide to holistic End of Life care with patients suffering from COVID-19, aimed for use in a hospital setting.
Vaccines – outcomes of the clinical trials and how they work