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

March 11, 2021
 

Windpipe procedure reduces mechanical ventilation time. Surgically opening the windpipe, or trachea, within the first seven days of the start of mechanical ventilation decreases the time patients spend on ventilators, shortens their ICU stay and lowers their risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia, according to a systematic review published Thursday (March 11) in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck […]



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Statement on mask requirement

March 8, 2021
 

Reflecting our commitment to the health of the community, UT Health San Antonio and all of its locations will continue to follow all COVID-19 safety protocols, including the requirement to wear masks.




Mays Cancer Center conducting study to learn how COVID-19 vaccine affects patients with cancer

March 4, 2021
 

Individuals with cancer who get COVID-19 are more likely to have severe illness and higher death rates compared to the general public. This study aims to help prevent worse outcomes in patients with cancer and COVID-19




Bladder cancer is more advanced in South Texas, study finds

March 4, 2021
 

Bladder cancer is more aggressive and more advanced in South Texas residents ­than in many parts of the country, a study by the Mays Cancer Center indicates.




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

March 4, 2021
 

Switching to other testing may be warranted for safety. People who have had major sinus surgery should consult their ENT doctor before undergoing COVID-19 swab testing, new research indicates. Likewise, those performing swab testing should ask whether the patient has had extensive sinus or skull base surgery, said Philip G. Chen, MD, study senior author […]




$6 million CPRIT award to bring veteran cancer researcher

March 2, 2021
 

UT Health San Antonio and its Mays Cancer Center will receive a $6 million award from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to recruit Alexander Mazin, PhD, a senior, highly accomplished biochemist and cancer biologist currently at Drexel University College of Medicine.