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Evaluating a rapid test for diagnosing a childhood respiratory virus

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Speeding up the diagnosis of respiratory syncytial virus could reduce the spread of infection and produce cost savings for NHS hospitals.

It can take over 24 hours to receive a…

Examining the potential benefits of a near bedside test for Clostridium difficile infection

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Faster diagnosis of Clostridium difficile should reduce the spread of infection and improve use of NHS resources in hospitals.

Clostridium difficile (C.diff) is a bacterium that can infect the bowel…

Examining the unmet clinical needs for COVID-19 testing

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Working with collaborators across the CONDOR partnership we have analysed the views of health and social care professionals and policy makers on COVID-19 tests.

There has been a concerted effort…

Informing the optimal sampling strategies for COVID-19 testing

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Samples for COVID-19 testing by RT-PCR should be taken as soon as symptoms start and from different sites of the body to have the best chance of correct diagnosis.

Accurate…

Evidence reviews to support frontline medical staff during the COVID-19 pandemic

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We have written seven rapid evidence reviews to assist healthcare professionals with their decision-making.

At the start of the UK response to the pandemic, there were many uncertainties regarding how…

Helping to prioritise rapid COVID-19 testing within UK hospitals

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Working with our CONDOR partners we have analysed clinical opinion to pinpoint where rapid COVID-19 testing could have the greatest impact in UK hospitals.

With coronavirus cases in the UK…

Sepsis Matters 2018

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NIHR Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative and our collaborators gathered the views of the public on an innovative portable device for diagnosing Sepsis.

On the 3rd October 2018 the NIHR…