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HMC Covid-19 Research Round-up

Members of the HMC community have been hard at work in the pursuit of new evidence and research regarding the Covid-19 global pandemic. Below are just some of the publications that have contributed to a global academic effort to contextualise the pandemic and offer new insight into potential solutions and policy moving forward.

Professor David Matthews (Fellow Emeritus, Medicine) and Dr Prasad Katulanda (Research Fellow) are co-authors on a joint article published this week entitled, Prevention and Management of COVID-19 amongst patients with diabetes: an appraisal of the literature.

The article aims to raise awareness of the vulnerability of patients with diabetes and resulted from research conducted by members of the Tseu Medical Institute, an academic foundation based in Harris Manchester that encourages medical research and cooperation between the University of Oxford and other centres of medical excellence.

The article is freely available on Springer Link’s open access website.

Dr Andrew Dagens (Part-time MSc, Evidence-based Healthcare) has recently had an article published in the British Medical Journal analysing the scope, quality, and inclusivity of the clinical practice guidelines produced early in the Covid-19 pandemic.

‘Scope, quality, and inclusivity of clinical guidelines produced early in the covid-19 pandemic: a rapid review’ is freely available on the BMJ’s website.

Dr Nicholas Jones (MSc Evidence-Based Healthcare) recently co-authored an article that revealed the disproportionate effect of the Covid-19 virus on patients of ethnic minorities within Oxford hospitals.

The full article is freely available online in The Lancet, an infectious diseases journal.