Long School of Medicine


Early tracheotomy helps patients avoid ventilator-associated pneumonia, team finds

March 26, 2021
 

The surgery, called tracheotomy, is performed either in the operating room or at the bedside, depending on patient risk factors. The team analyzed 17 studies that included more than 3,000 patients.




COVID-19 nasal swab test may not be best for those who’ve had sinus surgery

March 26, 2021
 

People who have had major sinus surgery should consult their ENT doctor before undergoing COVID-19 swab testing, new research indicates. Switching to other testing may be warranted for safety.



San Antonio Express-News: San Antonio psychiatrist offers advice on how to guide kids through a reopened world

March 25, 2021
 

Dr. Barbara Robles-Ramamurthy, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, was interviewed for this story, offering advice on how to guide kids through a reopened world; adults should realize that children, too, have felt a loss of control through the pandemic. Read the story.


Fox 29: Diabetes Alert Day

March 24, 2021
 

Dr. Ralph DeFronzo, chief of the division of diabetes and endocrinologist with UT Health Physicians, was interviewed for a live segment on Fox 29 San Antonio (KABB-TV) to raise awareness about the seriousness of diabetes, sharing about the complications patients may have if diagnosed with COVID-19. Read and watch the story.


KSAT 12: Diabetes Alert Day aims to create awareness of seriousness of disease

March 24, 2021
 

Dr. Ralph DeFronzo, chief of the division of diabetes and endocrinologist with UT Health Physicians, was interviewed for a Diabetes Alert Day story that aired on KSAT 12’s Noon newscast. The story focused on diabetes and prediabetes concerns for the San Antonio community and included one of Dr. DeFronzo’s patients. Read and watch the story.


KSAT 12: When pregnant moms get COVID-19 vaccine, can they pass protection to their baby?

March 22, 2021
 

In this KSAT 12 story, Dr. Patrick Ramsey, Obstetrics and Gynecology/Maternal Fetal Medicine, was interviewed by KSAT 12, recommending that pregnant moms get the COVID-19 vaccine. Read and watch the story.