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From the Front Lines of COVID-19
November 30, 2022Research reveals how a potentially fatal COVID-19 complication damages lung tissue
Mechanisms involved in the rapid, severe progression of fibrosis in the lung tissues of COVID-19 patients, a potentially fatal complication of the virus that damages and scars the lungs, have been uncovered by researchers led by UTHealth Houston.
October 18, 2022Substantial proportion of ethnically diverse children from low-resource backgrounds report long-term COVID-19 complications
A substantial proportion of ethnically diverse children from low-resource backgrounds with severe COVID-19 illness are reporting long-term complications from the virus, according to research from UTHealth Houston.
October 7, 2022UTHealth Houston study finds pediatric firearm injuries increased during the COVID-19 pandemic
Researchers at UTHealth Houston saw an increase in pediatric firearm-related injuries during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite also seeing a decrease in total pediatric emergency department (ED) visits over the same period, according to a poster presented at the 2022 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition in Anaheim, California.
October 4, 2022Method for detecting waves of COVID-19 infections can shape critical public health decisions during a pandemic
A method that combines case investigation data from local health departments and hospitalizations records from local institutions allows for the objective detection of new waves of infection during a pandemic, according to research from UTHealth Houston.
September 29, 2022Among people with obesity, nearly 30% gained significant weight during the COVID-19 pandemic due to mental health factors
Stress, anxiety, depression, and lack of sleep contributed to weight gain over the COVID-19 pandemic for people with obesity, according to researchers at UTHealth Houston and UT Southwestern Medical Center.
September 22, 2022Tao receives grant to construct vaccine knowledge base
A four-year, $1.2 million grant that will help create a vaccine knowledge base has been given to researchers at UTHealth Houston, which is a subcontractor on a larger, $3.7 million grant awarded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
September 8, 2022UTHealth Houston OMS treats COVID associated avascular necrosis of the maxilla
For the better part of two years, 72-year-old William Baker’s health journey has been an uphill climb. With a COVID-associated avascular necrosis of the maxilla, he was referred to James C. Melville, DDS, and UTHealth Houston Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons to treat his rare side effect.
August 8, 2022Children infected with a mild case of COVID-19 can still develop long COVID symptoms
While research has revealed that children and adults hospitalized with COVID-19 are more susceptible to developing long COVID symptoms, a new study by researchers at UTHealth Houston found that children infected with COVID-19, but not hospitalized, still experienced long COVID symptoms up to three months past infection.
The study was published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.
July 20, 2022Anti-inflammatory compound shows potential in treating patients with severe COVID-19
An anti-inflammatory compound may have the potential to treat systemic inflammation and brain injury in patients with severe COVID-19 and significantly reduce their chances of death, according to a new study from UTHealth Houston and other institutions.
July 15, 2022Inpatient Otolaryngology Consults in the COVID-19 Era
During consultations with head and neck surgeons, a significantly higher proportion of patients who tested positive for COVID-19 were treated for nosebleeds compared to patients who tested negative for the virus, according to researchers at UTHealth Houston.