Implant choice more important than surgeon skill for hip replacement success31 August 2020A study analysing over 650,000 hip replacement patients across England and Wales over 14 years sought to investigate why one hospital has consistently been identified as having better than expected outcomes compared to other settings. The findings have shown that the outstanding hip implant survival results seen in one centre in the UK are associated with implant choice more than surgeon skill.
Ceramic cooking pots record history of ancient food practices27 August 2020Analysing three components of ceramic cooking pots ― charred remains, inner surface residues and lipids absorbed within the ceramic walls ― may help archaeologists uncover detailed timelines of culinary cooking practices used by ancient civilisations.
Two different techniques can effectively treat lower tract symptoms25 August 2020New research has shown two procedures to treat men with an enlarged prostate gland are both effective. The trial compared the current ‘gold’ standard treatment of TURP (Transurethral Resection of the Prostate) to a laser technique called ThuVARP (Thulium Laser Transurethral Vaporesection of the Prostate).
Singing is no more risky than talking finds new COVID-19 study20 August 2020The performing arts has been badly affected during the coronavirus pandemic with live musical performances cancelled for many months because singing was identified as a potential "higher risk" activity. New collaborative research has shown that singing does not produce very substantially more respiratory particles than when speaking at a similar volume. The findings, published on the pre-print server ChemRxiv, are crucial in providing COVID-19 guidance for live musical performances and the safe distancing of performers and audience.
Researchers extend recruitment to COVID-19 vaccine trial19 August 2020Researchers at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW), North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) and the University of Bristol have begun a new round of recruitment to a clinical trial of a vaccine pioneered in the UK which could protect against COVID-19.
Bristol welcomes Government announcement on A-level results 17 August 2020We know how challenging this year has been for students receiving results, as well as their parents, carers and teachers, and we welcome the Government’s decision that A-level results will be determined by teacher-predicted grades.
What patients want most from their GP is trust and respect, finds study11 August 2020Relationships between GPs and patients are changing. It is becoming more difficult for patients to see their preferred GP. In a study by researchers from the University of Bristol's Centre for Academic Primary Care, patients reported that, regardless of whether they were able to see the same GP or not, what they most wanted is to be trusted and respected by their GP.