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RESULT Hip

NIHR have agreed in principal to fund RESULT Hip which is a £2.3 M grant to conduct a clinical trial of blood transfusion strategy in people with hip fracture.

An Update on Covid-19 Studies: ISARIC4C, RECOVERY and GenOMICC - Dr Kenneth Baillie

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As part of the recent College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine Town Hall meeting, Dr Kenneth Baillie gives an update on Covid-19 Studies: ISARIC4C, RECOVERY and GenOMICC.

MSc in Critical Care - Calling Potential Dissertation Supervisors

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The online MSc in Critical Care is offered in partnership between the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and The University of Edinburgh.

Vaccinations Reducing the Risk of Covid-19 Admissions to Scottish Hospitals

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The study is the first to describe across an entire country the effect of the Pfizer and Oxford-AstraZeneca jabs in the community on preventing severe illness resulting in hospitalisation.

Preventing Pesticide Suicide

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The Centre for Pesticide Suicide Prevention (CPSP), led by Professor Michael Eddleston, Personal Chair of Clinical Toxicology at the Centre for Cardiovascular Science has been refunded £5.2M for 3 years (starting June 2021) to work to prevent deaths from pesticide self-poisoning.

ABC Sepsis Trial

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The ABC Sepsis Trial begins recruitment this month (June 2021) at the Royal Edinburgh Infirmary.

NHS staff experiences of working in critical care during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK

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Dr Catherine Montgomery has led a study to understand the experiences of NHS staff during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and found that they shared a set of experiences which the authors have characterized as a 'community of fate'.

COVID-19 Critical Care online course: responding to the needs of clinical staff globally

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This video outlines the COVID-19 Critical Care: Understanding and Application course hosted on FutureLearn. With testimonials from a selection of its students.

RECOVERY Trial Update

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The RECOVERY trial has recruited 39,391 participants across the UK, with Scotland randomising 1985 patients across 21 sites the length and breadth of the country.

Supporting Recovery From Long COVID.

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Dr Judith Merriweather, a clinical academic dietitian and Critical Care Recovery Service Lead describes how creative collaborations are supporting patients who are recovering from Long COVID.

Scottish Intensive Care Society Audit Group report on COVID-19 March 2021

The Scottish Intensive Care Society Audit Group (SICSAG) is the national adult critical care audit and quality assurance programme.

Improving Bereavement Care After Critical Care.

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A multidisciplinary team of ICU clinicians and bereavement experts are being led by Deputy Charge Nurse Janine Wilson as part of a £10,000 “Building on the Best” grant from the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care.

Professor Michael Eddleston: Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

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A huge congratulations to Professor Eddleston, Personal Chair in Clinical Toxicology, Centre for Cardiovascular Science who has joined the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s (RSE) leading thinkers and practitioners from Scotland and beyond, whose work has a significant impact on the nation.

Reflections on Leading in a Crisis: A session with Professor Jason Leitch

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Healthcare Improvement Scotland is currently hosting an exciting line up of monthly Webinar sessions presented by an exceptional global faculty.

Physical, cognitive and mental health impacts of COVID -19 following hospitalisation.

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A multi-centre prospective cohort study PHOSP-COVID Collaborative group.

Edinburgh Critical Care Research Group: Our Voices Amidst The Virus

Edinburgh Critical Care Research Group: Our Voices Amidst The Virus: diary room
Sarah Clark and Jo Singleton, critical care research nurses, have brilliantly captured the voices and experiences of their colleagues during the Covid-19 pandemic.

9 months of discovery: How we found out why people die from Covid-19

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Dr Kenneth Baillie, Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh and Intensive Care Unit, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

Study shows that poverty is linked to higher risk of mortality from Covid-19 in Scotland.

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The study led by Dr Nazir Lone, found that of the 735 patients with Covid admitted to ICU, about a quarter were from the most deprived quintile compared with 13% from the least deprived quintile.

Professor Michael Eddleston 2020 Chancellor's Impact Award Winner.

Professor Michael Eddleston 2020 Chancellor's Impact Award Winner
Professor Michael Eddleston: Outstanding Contributions to Research

vCreate Covid-19 Team Win Innovation Award

vCreate Covid-19 Team Win Innovation Award
The Scottish Health Innovation Award 2020 aims to recognise individuals/teams who develop innovative ways to improve health and social care in Scotland.

Principal’s Medal for Exceptional Contribution 2020

David Griffith, Olga Paterson, Graham Nimmo and Lindsay Rutherford, MSc in Critical Care Team
Graham Nimmo and David Griffith are joint winners of a Principal’s Medal for Exceptional Service this year.

The Covid-19 Research Group Faced the Pandemic Challenge During the First Wave - They Are Prepared for Action Again

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In March 2020 the NHS Lothian Covid-19 Research Group was formed in order to respond to the pandemic. Miranda Odam, Covid-19 Clinical Research Coordinator, played a vital role in bringing together over 90 research staff to be seconded into the research group.

ISARIC-4C Lessons from 82 000 in-hospital patients with COVID-19

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Annemarie Docherty and Ewen Harrison are featured in the Usher Institute Webinar series of talks.

A2B Clinical Study

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The A2B Clinical study that aims to better control sedation for critically ill patients has resumed following a temporary pause due to restricted research activity during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic in early Spring.

Virtual Sepsis 2020

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The International Sepsis Forum held a meeting in August 2020 that brought sepsis experts together to discuss the latest global sepsis research.

Edinburgh researchers to trial salt water solution to treat Covid-19

A simple salt water solution may help to reduce the early symptoms and progression of Covid-19, research suggests.

Stroke found to be Covid-19’s most common neurological complication

Key research involving the University of Edinburgh, into Covid-19’s impact on the nervous system, shows stroke is the most commonly reported neurological complication affecting patients hospitalised by the virus.

Obesity, Chronic Kidney Disease and Liver Disease Associated with Increased Hospital Covid-19 Mortality

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Dr AnneMarie Docherty, Professor Ewen Harrison and Dr Kenneth Baillie have published data in the British Medical Journal that characterises the clinical features of 20133 patients admitted to hospital with Covid-19 in the United Kingdom, during the growth phase of the first wave of this outbreak and explores risk factors associated with mortality in hospital.

Scottish Intensive Care Society Audit Group Report on Covid-19

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The Scottish Intensive Care Society Audit Group (SICSAG) is the national adult critical care audit and quality assurance programme and is chaired by Dr Naz Lone (Consultant at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and is a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Critical Care at the Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh).

RECOVERY Trial Recruitment

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RECOVERY has recruited over 10,030 participants across the UK, with Scotland randomising 661 patients across 21 sites the length and breadth of the country.