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  • Kids and COVID

    May 14, 2020
    One of the comforts we have taken in this pandemic is the fact that children with confirmed COVID-19 cases have largely presented with milder symptoms. The most common symptoms are cough, sore throat, and fever. Now healthcare providers are seeing a small but disturbing set of related cases: some children who have tested positive for the virus develop an inflammatory syndrome that affects the vascular system and potentially the heart. Dr. Rob Sanders, medical director of University Health...
  • Help us celebrate some accomplishments during this National Hospital Week

    May 13, 2020
    Every year we mark National Hospital Week by thanking our loyal, committed healthcare employees who perform many unsung tasks as they save lives and help patients recover. Normally, it’s an annual celebration within our University Health System family, and we don’t send out a media advisory. But 2020 hasn’t been a normal year for hospitals and healthcare. And what we’ve learned about our capabilities, resourcefulness and ability to meet challenges has given all of us...
  • Living donor transplants resume at University Hospital

    May 13, 2020
    University Health System Transplant Center has performed its first living donor transplant since COVID-19 forced the postponement of all non-emergency surgeries in March. During March and April, the team continued with transplants for critically ill patients when deceased organs became available. Thirty patients received the gift of life during that time. “We had to make a decision on how to best protect our patients,” said Jennifer Milton, the chief administrative officer for...
  • The COVID Cliff

    May 12, 2020
    We continue to learn about COVID-19, and recently healthcare providers have observed what could be called a “COVID cliff”. Many patients suffer with the virus for a week to 10 days, and then begin to recover. Others, just when they were starting to feel better (or at least expect to), hit the COVID cliff and get much, much sicker. Dr. Diego Maselli said this is a pattern seen in some other infections. “There is a smoldering effect, and suddenly the patients get sicker...
  • University Hospital and UT Health San Antonio begin second phase of patient testing for promising COVID-19 drug

    May 12, 2020
    In this second phase of the Adaptive COVID-19 Treatment Trial, ACTT, the COVID-19 Infectious Disease team will administer an anti-inflammatory medication along with the remdesivir to see if they can improve outcomes even further.
  • Hospital visitation restrictions remain in place to protect everyone

    May 07, 2020
    In accordance with the Governor’s order, we must continue our practice of not permitting visitors at University Hospital unless they are deemed necessary for a patient’s care.
  • New app gives up-to-the-minute info in fast-changing times

    May 06, 2020
    A full-featured mobile app that meets the critical communications demands of the COVID-19 crisis.
  • How to prevent COVID-19 transmission in the workplace

    May 05, 2020
    We’re transitioning out of stay-at-home orders, but the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t gone away. Dr. Jason Bowling, University Health System’s hospital epidemiologist, answers questions about keeping your workplace safe.
  • FDA grants emergency use for new COVID-19 drug being tested at University Hospital

    May 01, 2020
    Early results of a COVID-19 treatment study being conducted in San Antonio shows a faster recovery time and fewer deaths for patients on the new therapy.
  • Dr. Bryan Alsip discusses loosening of COVID-19 restrictions

    May 01, 2020
    Dr. Bryan Alsip, University Health System’s chief medical officer and a member of the COVID-19 Health Transition Team, talks about reopening the local economy, the prospects for a vaccine and whether we’ve really flattened the COVID curve.
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