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March 2016
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    23 Jan 2017

    High-flying paramedic boosts research team

    Birmingham-based researchers have enlisted the expertise of a Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC) HEMS paramedic to help carry out a ground breaking study.  Jim Hancox has been drafted into a NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology…

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    20 Dec 2016

    SRMRC nursing team off to great start with REST Trial recruitment

    Trauma research nurses at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) have begun recruiting patients into a new trial which aims to improve the outcomes of those with respiratory failure. The pRotective vEntilation with veno-venouS lung…

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    08 Dec 2016

    SRMRC to help trial new nerve regeneration technique at QEHB

    An innovative new technique to repair the nerves of people who have suffered serious hand injuries is to be trialled on patients at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB). The CONNECT (COnduit Nerve approximation versus Neurorrhaphy…

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    05 Dec 2016

    New trial to examine use of pre-hospital blood products

    Birmingham-based researchers are conducting a ground-breaking new study to investigate the effectiveness of giving patients blood products immediately after a major injury or trauma – before they reach hospital. Currently when patients have been injured…

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    22 Nov 2016

    NIHR SRMRC Research Fellow Jon Hazeldine recognised for Golden Hour research

    NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC) Postdoctoral Research Fellow Jon Hazeldine has been recognised for his work on the ground-breaking Golden Hour study. Jon picked up the prestigious award for the Best Oral…

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    26 Jul 2016

    Microcirculation ‘engine’ could identify critically ill patients more effectively

    A first full scale trial in the world of a device that could save the lives of patients with serious injuries has begun in the A&E department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. Major David…

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    12 Jul 2016

    Sight-saving eye drop in development

    Contact lens wearers who contract a potentially blinding infection could have their sight saved with the development of a revolutionary new eye drop. A £2.3 million world-first research project due to begin in August sees…

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    12 Jul 2016

    Inspiring research nurses of the future

    Teenage girls at a city school enjoyed a glimpse of life as a research nurse at an event designed to help them plan their future. Aisling McLaughlin and Amy Bamford took time out from their busy…

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    16 Jun 2016

    Help shape SRMRC research by becoming one of our Patient and Public Involvement champions

    High quality clinical research is essential for improving health and health care. Without research we cannot discover new ways to prevent traumatic injury or make sure that existing treatments are used in the best way…

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    18 May 2016

    Curious about cutting edge research and its real-life implications?

    If you’d like to meet our team and get a taster of the work we do, join us at UHB’s annual Research Showcase on Friday. We’ll be demonstrating some of the technology we use to provide better care for military and civilian patients at the event, which…

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    29 Apr 2016

    Blue light could combat hospital infections and contamination

    Research at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) has shown that blue light could be an effective weapon to combat healthcare acquired infections (HAI). Laboratory tests on 34 different bugs which have been implicated in hospital…

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    13 Apr 2016

    Honey causes a buzz in treating infected wounds and burns

    Birmingham researchers have shown that specially engineered honey can combat bacterial biofilms found in chronically infected wounds and burns. NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC) scientists found that bioengineered Surgihoney can prevent the…

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    29 Mar 2016

    Patient’s near-fatal car crash triggers creation of a trauma communication tool

    It’s not unusual for patients to want to ‘give something back’ to the NHS after undergoing life-saving treatment – but very few go to the lengths of Duncan Buckley. Six years after being airlifted to…

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    21 Mar 2016

    SRMRC Dissemination Day is a great success

    More than 70 delegates attended the NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC) Dissemination and Networking Day at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB). Staged to showcase the cutting-edge work that has been undertaken during…

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    09 Mar 2016

    Trauma research team praised for international trial success

    The SRMRC’s trauma research team has been commended for its care and efficiency in recruiting patients to a life-saving study. Out of 142 sites worldwide undertaking the CRASH-3 trial the team, based at the Queen Elizabeth…

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    03 Mar 2016

    ‘Balanced approach’ needed over tackling in school rugby, say SRMRC experts

    Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre experts have called for a ‘balanced approach’ over suggestions that tackling should be banned in school rugby More than 70 doctors and academics called for the ban, in matches played in UK…

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    26 Feb 2016

    SRMRC neuroscientist takes her research to Parliament

    Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC) research into the effects of concussion in sport is to be showcased in the corridors of power at the Houses of Parliament. NIHR SRMRC Research Fellow Dr Lisa…

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    15 Feb 2016

    Professor Ian Roberts to deliver keynote speech at Dissemination and Networking Day

    The NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC) are holding a Dissemination & Networking Day at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham on Friday, 11 March. Professor Ian Roberts, MB BCh FRCP FPH, will be the…

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    14 Dec 2015

    Double publication success for Jon

    NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre Research Fellow Jon Hazeldine enjoyed a double success recently when papers on which he was the lead author were published within a few days of each other. Jon’s…

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    14 Dec 2015

    SRMRC director’s giant leap for charity

    NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre chief Professor Tony Belli has beaten his fear of heights to raise nearly £1,500 for Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. Professor Belli, who is director of the QEHB-based trauma…

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    23 Oct 2015

    Speakers for next NIHR SRMRC Research Forum

    Come along and learn more about some of the ground-breaking research being carried out by University Hospitals Birmingham and its partners at the next NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre Research Forum. The regular…

  • Professor Liam Grover and Professor Ann Logan

    05 Oct 2015

    Hope for burns victims as NIHR SRMRC researchers pilot revolutionary new dressing

      The disabling disfigurement suffered by many burns victims could be consigned to history thanks to a revolutionary new dressing developed by a team of Birmingham scientists. Researchers at the NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology…

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    22 Sep 2015

    Research nurse Colin aims to improve knowledge and skills

      National Institute for Health Research Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (NIHR SRMRC) Research Nurse Colin Bergin is going back to school to boost his knowledge and skills. Colin has signed up for the…

  • NIHR SRMRC clinical scientists Mark Webber and Fenella Halstead

    15 Sep 2015

    Research shows Acetic acid, found in vinegar, effective against bacteria found in burn wounds

      Highly diluted acetic acid, or vinegar, has been shown to be an effective agent to treat and prevent infection in burn wounds. Researchers from the National Institute for Health Research Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology…

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    09 Sep 2015

    Professor Janet Lord tackles Great North Run for arthritis research

    National Institute for Health Research Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre theme lead Professor Janet Lord is taking on the Great North Run this weekend to raise money for charity. Professor Lord is part of…

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    09 Sep 2015

    Professor Tony Belli’s giant leap for charity

      National Institute for Health Research Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (NIHR SRMRC) director Professor Tony Belli is throwing himself out of a plane in the name of charity. Professor Belli will be undertaking…

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    03 Sep 2015

    Institute of Translational Medicine starter fellowships opportunity

    Birmingham’s Institute of Translational Medicine (ITM) has launched a fellowship scheme for Junior Doctors, in which they can complete a one year fully funded Masters by Research. The fellowships will be based across the University of…

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    31 Jul 2015

    Robin May earns Royal Society award

    National Institute for Health Research Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (NIHR SRMRC) theme lead Professor Robin May has been recognised by the Royal Society. Professor May, SRMRC theme lead for microbiology, was among the…

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    20 Jul 2015

    True value of life-changing trauma research

      Luke Flavell can’t wait to get behind the wheel of a car. That’s not unusual, perhaps, for a guy in his mid-twenties – but the last time Luke drove it very nearly cost him…

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    20 Jul 2015

    RECOS team offer concussion advice to cricket authorities

      Cricket has become the latest sport to link up with the National Institute for Health Research Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre’s (NIHR SRMRC) expertise. SRMRC director Professor Tony Belli led a team from…

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    20 Jul 2015

    SRMRC researchers on front line in battle against Ebola

      Birmingham-based researchers have been at the forefront of the battle against the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa using new cutting-edge methods and technology. Despite a co-ordinated international response to the outbreak, it has…

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    16 Jul 2015

    Trauma team among top recruiting sites in international trial

      NIHR SRMRC researchers have been named in the top 10 recruitment sites in an interantional randomised controlled trial investigating the effects of a drug on acute gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. The HALT-IT trial will determine the effect…

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    18 Jun 2015

    Trauma team complete Three Peaks charity challenge

    Staff at the National Institute for Health Research Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (NIHR SRMRC) teamed up with the Critical Care team at QEHB and QEHB Charity to take on the 25-mile trek on…

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    11 Jun 2015

    SRMRC colleagues find improvement in military casualty survival rates

    Colleagues from the National Institute for Health Research Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (NIHR SRMRC) have recently published an article in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, in which they looked at…

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    07 May 2015

    Marathon man Ron completes London in under 4 hours!

    Congratulations to Research Nurse Ron Carrera, who participated in the 2015 London marathon and raised over £1000 for the charity Trauma Care UK. Ron completed the challenge a full ten minutes ahead of his target time of…

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    14 Apr 2015

    SRMRC preparing to complete charity fundraising challenge

      The SRMRC are teaming up with the Critical Care department at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) and QEHB Charity to take on the Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks Challenge. On Saturday 6th June, kind-hearted staff…

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    14 Apr 2015

    SRMRC colleagues earn grant award

    Colleagues from the NIHR SRMRC have been awarded just under £10,000 from the West Midlands Neuroscience Teaching and Research Fund to complement other novel research being conducted in the trauma research centre. Dr Jon Hazeldine,…

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    25 Mar 2015

    Science of Trauma: Outcomes and Prevention campaign raises awareness on the road

    The NIHR SRMRC hosted a road awareness event at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham on 24 March 2015, as part of their Science of Trauma: Outcomes and Prevention series. Take Care Be Aware was run…

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    23 Mar 2015

    Cyclists! See how an HGV driver sees you! Join us at our FREE safety event tomorrow at QEHB!

    Birmingham brain injury experts are offering city cyclists the unique opportunity to see what a heavy goods vehicle driver can and can’t see on the road. Tomorrow (Tuesday 24th March) between 9am and 2pm at…

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    12 Mar 2015

    Concussion seminar gets experts talking

    On Wednesday 4th March 2015, concussion experts from the SRMRC and over 50 delegates from across the West Midlands and further afield came together for an interactive and informative evening at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital…

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    11 Mar 2015

    Don’t miss the April issue of Rugby World to find out more about our concussion study!

    The latest issue of Rugby World magazine features our RECOS (REpetitive COncussions in Sport) study as part of an eight-page special report on concussion – the biggest issue in the game. The reporter met Professor Tony…

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    06 Mar 2015

    Delegates flock to find out more about maintaining human factors on the frontline

    Over 100 delegates attended an Open Seminar focusing on the challenges of maintaining human factors under the most extreme circumstances at QEHB on Friday 6th March. The seminar, “Human Factors in Extremis: Capturing the lessons…

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    12 Feb 2015

    Ron’s Running for Trauma Care

    Ron Carrera, Research Nurse for the SRMRC, is taking on one of the toughest events in the world of running: the London Marathon. In his first attempt at the distance, Ron will be raising money…

  • 05 Feb 2015

    Café Scientifique a roaring success!

    SRMRC Microbiology Theme Lead Dr Beryl Oppenheim kick-started a new series of the Café Scientifique events at the Jekyll & Hyde Gin Bar and Restaurant in Birmingham city centre this Tuesday 3rd February. The discussions,…

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    03 Feb 2015

    Professor Tony Belli on BBC Radio 4 at 11am today talking about concussion in sport

    Leading UK neurosurgeon and Director of the NIHR SRMRC, Professor Tony Belli, will be talking to BBC Radio 4’s Claudia Hammond about head injury and sport on BBC Radio 4 at 11am this morning. The programme focuses on…

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    29 Jan 2015

    ‘The more research active an organisation is, the better the outcomes for patients’

    A recent interview featured on The Guardian website with Greta Westwood, deputy director of research at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, has emphasised the role of research in improving patient care. Greta explains how a research-positive…

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    22 Jan 2015

    Science on Tap

    Theme Lead Dr Beryl Oppenheim will be showcasing the work of the NIHR SRMRC’s microbiology team at a special, free, event on Tuesday 3rd February. The relaxed, informal Café Scientifique evening starts at 7pm upstairs…

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    21 Jan 2015

    World class burns experts to gather in Birmingham

    Experts in burns research from as far afield as Australia will gather at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham on Monday 26th January. The Healing Foundation Centre for Burns Research, based at QEHB, will host the…

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    12 Jan 2015

    Maintaining human factors on the frontline

    An Open Seminar focusing on the challenges of maintaining human factors under the most extreme circumstances will take place at QEHB on Friday 6th March. The seminar, “Human Factors in Extremis: Capturing the lessons of…

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    06 Jan 2015

    Don’t miss This Morning on ITV tomorrow!

        Sister Aisling Clarkson and patient Rory Curtis will join Phillip Schofield and Amanda Holden on This Morning’s sofa tomorrow at 11am. The pair will be talking about Rory’s care by the NIHR SRMRC team…

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    05 Jan 2015

    Is the outcome following limb salvage in military patients superior to that of amputation?

    Just as in the wars of the last century, injuries sustained in the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan more commonly involve the limbs than any other anatomical region. An article (Penn-Barwell JG, et al. Medium-term…

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    23 Dec 2014

    West Midlands to deliver world-leading genomics project

    The West Midlands will deliver one of 11 centres across the country that will lead the way in delivering the 100,000 Genomes Project. The three-year project, announced yesterday by NHS England and launched by the…

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    22 Dec 2014

    Skirting science: School girls find out how to design the ultimate disease-causing microorganism

    Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects are integral to the UK’s economic success but only 17% of the STEM workforce is female. To encourage girls to think about a career in science, Dr Nicola Cumley,…

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    16 Dec 2014

    US-UK ‘beating superbugs’ workshop report now available

    The meeting report from an innovative US-UK event designed to promote collaboration between the two on hospital microbiome studies has now been published online. The UK Science and Innovation Network UK-USA workshop ‘Beating the Superbugs: Hospital Microbiome…

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    09 Dec 2014

    Thanks so much for coming to see us today! #VitalToBeVisible

      It was great to see so many people joining us at the launch of our campaign to help city cyclists to stay safe. Thanks so much to all who visited our cycle safety stand…

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    08 Dec 2014

    Publications

    Hazeldine J, Hampson P & Lord JM. The impact of trauma on neutrophil function.  Injury. 2014 Lord JM, Midwinter MJ, Chen YF, Belli A, Brohi K, Kovacs EJ, Koenderman L, Kubes P, Lilford RJ. The…

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    01 Dec 2014

    Prof Belli comments on brain change in teens playing American football

    Some teenagers appear to show changes in their brains after one season of playing American football, a small study noted on BBC News Health today suggests. Even though players were not concussed during the season, researchers found abnormalities…

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    26 Nov 2014

    Trauma in the News

    Trauma has hit the headlines this week, following the tragic incident involving cricketer Phil Hughes. Hughes, a batsman for the Australian side, was knocked unconscious and later died  following a knock to the head by a…

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    20 Nov 2014

    Innovative research published in Genome Medicine

    Beryl Oppenheim, a microbiologist from the NIHR SRMRC, has been involved with the pioneering use of whole genome sequencing in real time to help control a hospital outbreak of Acinetobacter baumannii. A. baumannii is a…

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    10 Nov 2014

    Find out more about our work in the latest edition of News@QEHB

    The November edition of News@QEHB is now out and we’re in it.  Turn to page 8 of the newspaper, which is for patients, staff, visitors and volunteers at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, to read about how…

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    05 Nov 2014

    BMJ Open publishes study using whole-genome sequencing

    ‘Seeking the source of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections in a recently opened hospital: an observational study using whole-genome sequencing’ has been published today in BMJ Open. With crucial input from Dr Nick Loman and Dr Beryl…

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    05 Nov 2014

    Patients come first, even on wedding day

    Many people find it difficult to sleep in the early hours before their wedding but few are at work analysing blood samples at 1am. Jon Hazeldine is so dedicated to his job that even on…

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    05 Nov 2014

    Medical Sciences Showcase Event

    Members of the NIHR SRMRC team presented their work at an event led by the UK government’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) on Thursday 23rd October 2014. The Medical Sciences Showcase Event, which took…

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    04 Nov 2014

    Could antibiotics be the key to saving the lives of trauma patients?

    Common medicines such as antibiotics and statins could be the answer to saving lives lost through injury, a report in The Lancet published earlier this month has suggested. The article is written by an international…

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    29 Oct 2014

    Trauma research team up for prestigious award tonight

    A team from the NIHR SRMRC will find out tonight if they have won a prestigious Nursing Times Award. The team, based at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, is a finalist in the Clinical…

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    28 Oct 2014

    West Midlands Clinical Academic Internship Programme

    Are you a midwife, nurse, allied health professional or health scientist considering a clinical academic career? Would you like to gain experience of the academic world whilst gaining exposure to world class clinical research? Would…

  • HRH the Countess of Wessex officially opens the Healing Foundation Centre for Burns Research

    21 Oct 2014

    Royal opening of world class burns research centre

    HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO officially opened The Healing Foundation Centre for Burns Research based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham today, Tuesday 21 October. Her Royal Highness, who is actively involved with the…

  • Trauma Research Team 2014

    16 Oct 2014

    SRMRC Team Members Nominated for Best in Care Award

    Colin Bergin and Arlo Whitehouse have been nominated for a Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Best in Care Award in the Brighter Futures category. The pair were involved in organising and managing the International Surgical Outcomes…

  • 16 Oct 2014

    NIHR SRMRC Team Run for Parkinson’s

        On Saturday 4th October, four members of the NIHR SRMRC team completed a 5km race held on the University of Birmingham campus. Conor Bently (Senior Research Pracitioner), Arlo Whitehouse (Research Nurse), Ron Carrera…

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    08 Oct 2014

    NIHR SRMRC’s Tony Belli warns that Bianchi’s F1 career is over

    Neurological expert Tony Belli has warned that Jules Bianchi is unlikely to resume his Formula One career following the Marussia driver’s horrific smash during Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix. The family of the 24-year-old, pictured right, revealed yesterday…

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    11 Aug 2014

    Trauma research initiative up for top award

    A team from University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Nursing Times Awards. The entry, titled “24/7 Research for 24/7 Trauma: recruitment of more patients to research trials to…

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    27 Mar 2014

    Traumatic Brain Injury research grant win

    Researchers at SRMRC, the UK’s largest trauma research centre, have won a circa £200k grant from the SME Technology Council of Great Britain to pursue the development of an optical pupillometer that could significantly impact…

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    07 Mar 2014

    SRMRC Patient, Carer and Public Involvement Day

    More than 25 patients and relatives attended the recent patient, carer and public involvement (PCPI) trauma research event, organised by the SRMRC, the UK’s largest trauma research centre. The event was held under the theme of…

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    02 Dec 2013

    Head injury researchers win BMA grant

    SRMRC neurotrauma researchers Mr Tony Belli and Dr Michael Grey have received a grant from the British Medical Association for their RECOS trial looking at the cumulative effects of repetitive head injuries. Mr Belli and…

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    05 Nov 2013

    SRMRC researchers on BBC discuss head injury research

    NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre  theme lead Mr Tony Belli and researcher Dr Michael Grey appeared on BBC Breakfast this morning to discuss research into head injuries. The appearance followed the  controversy around…

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    25 Oct 2013

    Trauma patient and families event

    SRMRC has welcomed 32 trauma patients, families members and carers to a very rewarding and positive feedback event at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. One of the highlights of the event was seeing so many of…

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    14 Oct 2013

    Trauma research quarterly newsletter – Q3, 2013

    Ocular team publishes on blunt trauma SRMRC’s ocular trauma researchers have produced their first published paper, looking at visual outcomes after blunt trauma. The paper was published in the August issue of Ophthalmology, the official…

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    01 Aug 2013

    Visual outcomes after blunt ocular trauma

    This is the first report on the prognosis of acute traumatic maculopathy and extramacular commotio retinae.

  • 19 Jul 2013

    SRMRC displays poster at national event

    A poster setting out the strategies behind the SRMRC’s successful trials management team has been displayed at a national conference in Birmingham. The poster explained the demands of recruiting patients to trauma trials, particularly the…

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    05 Jul 2013

    Trauma newsround – 05/07/2013

    This week, Major Trauma Centres improve patient outcomes in England, a ground-breaking face transplant patient prospers and a new drug trial for treating brain injury recruits its first patient in Israel.

  • 03 Jul 2013

    Statins and trauma: systematic review

    Jansen JO, Lord JM, Thickett DR, Midwinter MJ, McAuley DF, Gao F. Clinical review: Statins and trauma – a systematic review. Critical care. 2013;17(3):227. Click here to read the article on PubMed Abstract Statins, in…

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    03 Jul 2013

    Severe open tibial fractures in combat trauma: management and preliminary outcomes

    The aim of this study was to report the pattern of severe open diaphyseal tibial fractures sustained by military personnel, and their orthopaedic-plastic surgical management.

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    28 Jun 2013

    Trauma newsround – 28/6/2013

    This week: a new antibiotic for the US military to tackle wound infections, a breakthrough in treating eye injuries, the NFL holds a head injury conference and news of biomarkers to diagnose head injuries.

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    21 Jun 2013

    Trauma newsround – 21/06/2013

    Each week, the SRMRC will look at some of the major trauma research stories from around the world. This week, the US government develops a new facilty to study traumatic brain injury, reseachers in Pittsburgh identify similarities between the symptoms of traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer’s disease, and a team in Singapore demonstrates a new approach to DNA sequencing which could improve the diagnosis of wound infections.

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    17 Jun 2013

    SRMRC research fellow presents findings

    SRMRC researcher Dr Clara Yates travelled to the United States recently to attend an international conference, where she shared and discussed some of the data she has gathered. She attended the 2nd International Society for…

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    30 May 2013

    SIRS event engages patients, families and staff

    Patients involved in two ground-breaking SRMRC trauma studies have reported that taking part in the research helped them deal with their injuries and gave them back a vital sense of control over their lives. Patients,…

  • Kevin and Louise French

    26 Mar 2013

    “I owe my husband’s life to trauma centre”

    A motorway accident victim says she owes her husband’s life to the existence of the Major Trauma Centre at QEHB after they both suffered multiple injuries in the same horrific incident.

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    26 Mar 2013

    Major Trauma Centre marks first year

    More than 1000 of the region’s most severely injured casualties have passed through the front doors of the QEHB since it went live as a Major Trauma Centre one year ago. The hospital’s specialist teams…

  • 11 Mar 2013

    SIReNS trial closes

    The SRMRC has successfully completed a trial looking at the systemic response of patients with head injuries. The Systemic Inflammatory Immune Response (Neurosurgical) Study (SIReNS) has reached its recruitment target of 31 civilian patients, all…

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    20 Feb 2013

    WOLLF trial underway

    The first two patients have been recruited at QEHB for a trial looking at the effectiveness of a vacuum dressing for patients with serious leg injuries. The Wound management of Open Lower Limb Fractures (WOLLF)…

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    10 Jan 2013

    Global success for SyNAPSe study

    SRMRC has achieved a new success in a study looking at a potentially life saving treatment for patients with head injuries. The SyNAPSe trial, which is overseen globally by American pharmaceutical company BHR Pharma, looks at…

  • Prof Simon Kay

    04 Jan 2013

    SRMRC speaker in pioneering hand operation

    A key speaker from the SRMRC’s recent gathering of the UK’s top transplant surgeons has performed the country’s first hand replacement operation. Professor Simon Kay spoke at the Vascularised Composite Allotransplantation Symposium in October, an…

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    01 Dec 2012

    Defining bacterial species in the genomic era: insights from the genus Acinetobacter

    Microbial taxonomy remains a conservative discipline, relying on phenotypic information derived from growth in pure culture and techniques that are time-consuming and difficult to standardize, particularly when compared to the ease of modern high-throughput genome sequencing. Here, drawing on the genus Acinetobacter as a test case, we examine whether bacterial taxonomy could abandon phenotypic approaches and DNA-DNA hybridization and, instead, rely exclusively on analyses of genome sequence data.

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    15 Nov 2012

    SRMRC director discusses military trauma care

    SRMRC Director Professor Sir Keith Porter has spoken with the BBC about how military and civilian trauma experts at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham have helped develop treatments for seriously injured military personnel. Sir Keith, who is…

  • 01 Nov 2012

    Association of Cryoprecipitate and Tranexamic Acid with improved survival following wartime injury

    Cryoprecipitate may independently add to the survival benefit of tranexamic acid in the seriously injured requiring transfusion. Additional study is necessary to define the role of fibrinogen in resuscitation from hemorrhagic shock.

  • NatureBiotechs

    01 Nov 2012

    Microbial genome sequencing in the clinic

    High-throughput sequencing is being adopted to characterize microbial pathogens and track their evolution and spread

  • QEHB

    24 Oct 2012

    Programme announced for anniversary event

    The programme has been announced for an event  looking at the ongoing work and future plans of the NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC) to mark the centre’s first full year of operation.The event,…

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    19 Oct 2012

    Transplant symposium draws top names

    The SRMRC hosted a leading American surgeon and some of the UK’s top transplant surgeons and researchers to discuss face, hand and abdominal wall transplants. Professor WP Andrew Lee, who led the team which carried…

  • Professor Sir Keith Porter

    18 Oct 2012

    SRMRC event connects clinicians and industry

    The NIHR SRMRC’s first industry awareness event successfully brought representatives of commercial companies into contact with trauma researchers and clinicians at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. The event, run in association with Medilink UK, saw…

  • Professor WP Andrew Lee

    08 Oct 2012

    Leading US surgeon headlines conference

    The lead surgeon in the team which carried out America’s first ever bilateral hand transplant will be speaking at a major symposium on hand and face transplantation in Birmingham next week. In 2009 Professor WP…