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Guided mediolateral episiotomy scissors to minimise the risk of obstetric injury

Approximately 15% of births in England require the woman to have an episiotomy. Of these, around 25% of women experience a complication called Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury (OASIS), which causes anal incontinence and which may require reconstruc... Find out more >


Arterial connecting systems to reduce bacterial contamination and the accidental administration of medication

Although rare, accidental injection of intravenous medication into an arterial line can lead to catastrophic injuries which sometimes require major amputations. Innovations that ensure this does not happen will increase patient safety in NHS hospi... Find out more >


Pneumonia prevention systems which are designed to stop ventilator-associated pneumonia

100,000 patients are admitted for ventilation in the UK critical care units each year and 10-20% will go on to develop ventilated associated pneumonia (VAP). Between 3,000 and 6,000 people die from this type of pneumonia every year and prevention ... Find out more >


Web based applications for the self-management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Digital applications for the self-management of COPD can improve the quality of life for patients living with COPD. They give patients the ability to manage their condition by more effective use of their inhalers, support self care and complement ... Find out more >


Frozen microbiota transplantation for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection rates

Faecal microbiota transplantation is a treatment for clostridium difficile infection. It is an effective alternative to antibiotic treatment for CDI at a comparable cost. High cure rates (90%) and reduced use of antibiotics equal a win-win for pat... Find out more >


Prostatic urethral lift systems to treat lower urinary tract symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia as a day case

Prostatic urethral lift systems are an alternative surgical procedure for Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a common and chronic condition where the enlarged prostate can make it difficult for a man to pass urine, leading to urinary tract infect... Find out more >


Mobile ECG devices

Strokes are a major cause of death and disability in the UK. Up to a third of strokes are caused by blood clots that form as a result of heart arrhythmia, particularly Atrial Fibrillation (AF). These AF-related strokes also tend to be more serious... Find out more >

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Guided mediolateral episiotomy scissors to minimise the risk of obstetric injury

Approximately 15% of births in England require the woman to have an episiotomy. Of these, around 25% of women experience a complication called Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury (OASIS), which causes ...Read more >