Teesside University has signed a partnership agreement with South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust which will enhance opportunities for research, innovation and education in healthcare. The partnership will see the two organisations work together and pool their expertise and resources to establish collaborative education and training programmes as well as identify and develop research, innovations and digital projects.
News archive (June, 2021)
Researchers at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sunderland have found that fatigue, myalgia, headaches and pain were experienced by 25-30% healthcare workers receiving the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTec COVID vaccine. Participants were more likely to suffer side effects if they had previously had COVID-19 infection.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic many patients at The James Cook University Hospital have had their heart valve replaced and then gone home again the same day. Their speedy recovery has been made possible thanks to an advanced procedure called TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve implantation) which avoids the need for open heart surgery.
A scientific and medical team led by Newcastle University, UK, have demonstrated that the gene, HLA-DRB1*04:01, is found three times as often in people who are asymptomatic. This suggests that people with this gene have some level of protection from severe COVID.