Latest news from CSM
22 October 2021
A new study associates dispensation doses of tramadol with increased risk of mortality, cardiovascular events, and fractures compared to the use of codeine to treat pain.
14 June 2021
The largest, most extensive global network study on background rates for adverse events of special interest identifies important age, sex and database differences that should inform future safety surveillance efforts.
11 May 2021
Insufficient data, and misleading recommendations led to significant early heterogeneity in global COVID-19 patient management, according to recent BMJ study
Understanding the first wave of COVID-19 and implications for tackling the ongoing pandemic: evidence from 5.5 million people from Catalonia, Spain
3 February 2021
Health outcomes during the first wave of COVID-19 in Catalonia, Spain, have been described in detail in a study published by Nature Communications.
10 September 2020
Patients could benefit from a faster and more effective introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) innovations to diagnose and treat disease – thanks to the first international standards for reporting of clinical trials for AI.
10 August 2020
An international cohort of OHDSI collaborators obtain a grant from the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator to lead an effort to compare the effectiveness of treatments, including corticosteroids such as dexamethasone, under current evaluation for COVID-19 across an international observational data network.
24 July 2020
Researchers at the University of Oxford are investigating the long-term health outcomes for patients who have been treated for severe COVID-19 disease in intensive care.
18 June 2020
Reporting at EULAR, researchers found that opioid use by patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal pain was on the rise in Europe.
8 June 2020
The statistical analysis and reporting of treatment effects in reports of randomised trials with a binary primary endpoint requires substantial improvement, suggests NDORMS research published in BMC Medicine.
7 April 2020
The modelling and approach to tackle the hard medical decisions associated with the spread of the COVID-19 virus may be based on weak and overly-optimistic evidence from studies that are biased and unreliable, suggests research published by The BMJ today.
Oxford-led research describes the safety profile and potential harms of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin
2 April 2020
Over 300 international researchers from the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) community studied data from almost 1 million patients. They declared hydroxychloroquine safe for short-term use, but urge caution in using it in combination with azithromycin.
13 February 2020
The inaugural Doug Altman scholarship will be offered to an LMIC (lower-to-middle-income country) applicant or a student.
12 December 2019
A Europe-wide study conducted over three flu seasons finds that the antiviral drug, oseltamivir (Tamiflu®), can help people recover from flu-like illness about one-day sooner on average, with older, sicker patients who have been unwell for longer recovering two-to-three days sooner.
5 November 2019
Four investigators based at the Botnar Research Centre, NDORMS have been recently awarded National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) fellowships to further our understanding of a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and develop better methodology to support medical research.
13 June 2019
... Spend a day at a science festival talking to children! Patricia Logullo talks about her experience at Cheltenham Science Festival.
5 June 2019
A new study by researchers at NDORMS, University of Oxford now published in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage found that the average lifetime risk of needing further surgery following knee and hip replacement – revision surgery – was around 5% after knee replacement and 8% after hip replacement, with neither body mass index (BMI, combining an individual's height and weight) or smoking having any meaningful effect on these risks.
16 May 2019
The Centre for Statistics in Medicine (CSM) has been awarded £2.5m by Cancer Research UK to advance a programme of work for research on research, developing crucial methodology and key guidelines for excellent medical research.
17 April 2019
The latest EQUATOR Publication School, held 11-12 April by the UK EQUATOR Centre at NDORMS, was a resounding success!
1 February 2019
New research published in the Cochrane Library today provides strong evidence that falls in people over sixty-years old can be prevented by exercise programmes.
17 January 2019
OCTRU/CSM have recruited a new lead statistician to join the team.
22 November 2018
Professor Daniel Prieto-Alhambra of NDORMS will lead a work package on the generation of evidence from European wide observational data as part of a new Innovative Medicines Initiative project, the European Health Data & Evidence Network (EHDEN).
6 November 2018
New guidance published yesterday by a team led by NDORMS Associate Professor Jonathan Cook will help researchers recruit the right number of people for clinical trials and answer key research questions.
6 November 2018
Patients arriving at hospital emergency departments with acute ankle sprains can expect more timely advice and follow-up care in future after researchers in Oxford developed a new tool that will aid clinical decisions on treatment.
16 October 2018
UK health and social care costs due to muscle weakness amount to around £2.5 billion according to a new study carried out at the University of Oxford and the University of Southampton.
26 September 2018
The EQUATOR Network Education and Training Manager, Caroline Struthers received the Cochrane-REWARD Prize from the hands of Sir Iain Chalmers during the gala dinner of the Cochrane Colloquium in Edinburgh, this Monday 17 September.
23 August 2018
Congratulations to our seven researchers who were awarded new titles in the University's 2018 Recognition of Distinction exercise.
27 June 2018
Congratulations to Professors Sallie Lamb and Alan Silman on being appointed to serve on assessment sub-panels for the next Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.
5 June 2018
Doug Altman did nothing short of forever changing the fields of statistics and medical research. With that, he touched the lives of thousands, if not millions of people worldwide… a handful more than those who will miss him.
16 May 2018
Moderate to high intensity exercise does not slow cognitive (mental) impairment in older people with dementia, finds a trial published by The BMJ today.
25 April 2018
Congratulations to Katie Chegwin in the Centre for Statistics in Medicine (CSM) for being awarded the Oxfordshire Apprentice of the Year and Higher Apprentice Awards in the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2018.
23 April 2018
Three members of CSM were recognised for the excellence of their epidemiological research into osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal conditions at a conference this weekend.
20 April 2018
Preserving livers at body temperature may improve transplant outcomes and increase viable donor liver numbers, thereby lowering waiting list mortality rates, reports a paper published online this week in Nature.
5 March 2018
CSM statisticians published their experiences in overcoming the challenges of using adaptive designs for early phase clinical trials. These trial designs are more likely to find the right answer than traditional designs.
15 January 2018
CSM collaborator Sean O’Cathail took CEDAR, an adaptive phase I trial in rectal cancer, to a Europe-wide protocol development workshop in June 2017, where it tied for most innovative protocol.
4 January 2018
The Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit celebrates five years of running and supporting excellent clinical trials that benefit patients and improve healthcare.
7 August 2017
Usama Ali, medical statistician at the Centre for Statistics in Medicine (CSM) wowed the crowd at the Royal Statistical Society’s (RSS) 2017 Young Statisticians Meeting, winning best presentation for his work preventing falls in hospitals.
30 June 2017
UK statisticians and trialists reach out to the clinical trial community in an awareness-raising paper published this week as a first step in changing practice. They promote the use of adaptive designs in early-phase clinical trials to improve trial efficiency, which will benefit patients.
24 May 2017
We take great pride in announcing that the EQUATOR Network has won the Council for Science Editors’ 2017 Award for Meritorious Achievement.
19 May 2017
International Clinical Trials Day helps to raise awareness of clinical trials and recognises everyone involved in and affected by trials – researchers, clinicians, statisticians, patient participants, funders and the wider public.
8 May 2017
Celebrating 20 years of excellence with Doug Altman and welcoming the future.
15 March 2017
A new study on patient outcomes after metal-on-metal hip replacement revision surgery has been selected as part of a prestigious 'Game Changers' session at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting.
17 August 2016
NDORMS Professor Sallie Lamb has been elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and been awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree by Brunel University.
8 July 2016
Twenty researchers and clinicians joined the UK EQUATOR Centre for a week-long journey to create well-reported, clear research with an impact beyond academia.
31 May 2016
Sir Andrew Dilnot of the UK Statistics Authority drew gasps and laughs as he exposed internal and media biases with public policy statistics at the Oxford local chapter of the Royal Statistical Society, emphasising the crucial role of statisticians and social scientists in public policy.
5 May 2016
Research on ethics, reporting and evaluation of research found a home this week, as BioMed Central launched the new Research Integrity and Peer Review Journal. CSM’s Iveta Simera is one of the founding editors-in-chief.