Anti-inflammatory drug found to reduce deaths in COVID-19 patients – University of Oxford

In March 2020, the RECOVERY (Randomised Evaluation of COVid-19 thERapY) trial was established as a randomised clinical trial to test a range of potential treatments for COVID-19, including low-dose dexamethasone (a steroid treatment). Over 11,500 patients have been enrolled from over 175 NHS hospitals in the UK. On 8 June, recruitment to the dexamethasone arm was halted […]

Rapid test speeds up access to urgent care and will free up beds ahead of winter – University of Cambridge

Researchers say faster tests helped expedite access to life-saving treatments such as organ transplants – and might make all the difference later this year. “Rapidly testing admissions for SARS-CoV-2 at the point of care is essential for reducing COVID-19 transmission in hospitals, speeding up access to urgent care and allowing safe discharge to care homes” […]

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