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UT Health San Antonio, University Hospital begin second phase of clinical trial for promising COVID-19 drug

May 13, 2020

Media contact: Rosanne Fohn, (210) 567-3026, SAN ANTONIO (May 11, 2020) — The COVID-19 Infectious Disease team at UT Health San Antonio and University Health System is beginning the second stage of the remdesivir clinical trial, which is being sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIAID. This second phase of […]


Don’t let the coronavirus keep you from getting stroke care

May 12, 2020

Stroke experts at UT Health San Antonio are urging area residents not to let anything – including fear of the coronavirus – stop them from calling 911 if they have face, arm or speech symptoms. “Patients should never hesitate to call an ambulance if they have signs of a stroke,” said Justin Mascitelli, M.D., assistant […]

Cognition and gait speed often decline together, study shows

May 4, 2020

Do thinking and walking go hand in hand in determining the health course of senior adults? A study published by UT Health San Antonio researchers found that, indeed, the two functions often parallel each other in determining a person’s health trajectory. The researchers analyzed data from 370 participants in the San Antonio Longitudinal Study of […]

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FDA gives emergency authorization to COVID-19 drug being tested by UT Health San Antonio, University Hospital

May 2, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (May 1, 2020) — The FDA on May 1 gave emergency authorization to a new anti-viral drug to treat patients with COVID-19. The announcement was made during an afternoon news conference by President Trump. It comes two days after the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) released preliminary results of a […]

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Early results show new COVID-19 drug being tested in San Antonio is working

April 29, 2020

Media contacts: Rosanne Fohn, (210) 210-232-5998, Shelley Kofler: (512) 294-5224, UT Health San Antonio researcher is leading study site at University Health System SAN ANTONIO (April 30, 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 […]

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Collaborating to produce low-cost ventilators

April 27, 2020

By Joe Feist UT Health San Antonio researchers are collaborating with a team from The University of Texas at Austin to build a new type of ventilator made of inexpensive, widely available materials to help fill the demand created by the spread of COVID-19 for these critical devices that help patients breathe. “There’s a shortage of ventilators nationally,” said […]