Medical News Today: Early diagnosis remains key to successful treatment of deadly fungal infection

July 5, 2016
 

While acknowledging that improvements in therapies have led to better care of patients with invasive aspergillosis – a potentially deadly fungal infection – new practice guidelines emphasize that there remains a critical need for early diagnosis. The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) have updated guidelines for the diagnosis and management of aspergillosis and published […]

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Fox 29: ‘Super germs’ a growing problem in America

July 5, 2016
 

There’s growing concern sweeping the country about what’s being called “super germs.” They are bacterial infections that have become resistant to most available treatment options. “Unfortunately, we are starting to see more cases of these drug resistant bacteria or super bugs in the United States,” said Dr. Jason Bowling, an infectious diseases doctor at UT Health […]

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Science Daily: Early diagnosis, effective therapy vital for treatment of deadly invasive aspergillosis

July 5, 2016
 

New therapies are improving care, but early diagnosis remains critical in the effective treatment of invasive, a potentially deadly fungal infection, according to new guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. “Invasive aspergillosis often is overlooked, but early diagnosis and treatment are key,” said […]

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Express-News: University Hospital upgraded to a Level I pediatric trauma center

July 5, 2016
 

University Hospital has been upgraded to a Level I pediatric trauma center, one of only five in Texas and the only hospital in San Antonio equipped and staffed to offer the most sophisticated care possible to seriously injured children, Bexar County Hospital District officials said Thursday. University Health System is a clinical partner of the […]

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CBS News: The riskiest time for military suicide attempts

May 20, 2016
 

Suicide rates among American soldiers skyrocketed in the years coinciding with the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. While a major public health concern, research has remained limited on Army suicides, but a new, large study sheds light on who is most at risk and when. Read the full story at CBS News

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Science Codex: New insights reported about the Angelina Jolie gene

February 27, 2016
 

Scientists from the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) in San Antonio today (March 4) published work that provides deeper insight into how the Angelina Jolie gene, BRCA1, functions in normal breast tissue and how its loss results in breast cancer.  The CTRC — a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center — is part of UT […]

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