Monthly Archives: December 2012

  • 01 December 2012

    Kidney researchers gather at QEHB

    Researchers from Germany, Ireland and Sweden were among the delegates as QEHB hosted the second of two European-funded workshops on electronic prescribing recently. The workshop, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), focussed on…

  • 01 December 2012

    Study to help doctors predict cancer progress

    QEHB researchers are carrying out a study which could improve doctors’ ability to predict outcome and survival in patients with cancer of the oesophagus (gullet) and gastrooesophageal junction (GOJ; junction of oesophagus and upper stomach).…

  • 01 December 2012

    Next step for fight against blood cancer

    A new treatment conceived and developed in Birmingham to treat blood cancers has begun a crucial trial phase. Blood cancers are notoriously difficult to treat, because chemotherapy drugs attack the cancer but also damage the…

  • 01 December 2012

    Gene clue to renal transplant failure

    A single gene could harbour part of the secretas to why more than half of transplanted kidneys fail within 10 years, a new QEHB-led study has found. The study of 4,471 European transplant recipients, some…

  • 01 December 2012

    Critical care infection trial progress

    Work is progressing well on a trial in the QEHB critical care looking at the prevention of cytomegalovirus (CMV), a potentially important viral infection in critically ill patients. The critical care research team set up…

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    01 December 2012

    Funding boost for cardiac surgery

    QEHB researchers have received two major boosts in their efforts to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke in patients with chronic kidney disease. The first is a major grant from the British Heart…