Don’t Let COVID Cancel Your Summer Plans

July 15, 2022

COVID-19 is still here and is not going anywhere. You and your family members can still get infected even if you are vaccinated and boosted, says Jason Bowling, MD, UT Health San Antonio infectious disease specialist. The good news: “This current surge is not as disruptive in that we are still seeing a relatively lower […]

COVID-19: A look at UT Health San Antonio’s collaborative efforts

March 16, 2022

As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its third year, infection rates, hospitalizations and mortality, for the moment at least, seem to be waning. People around the globe are cautiously and optimistically returning to their lives, going to their place of businesses or schools in person, dining in restaurants, traveling, attending religious services and more.

Nearly 100 San Antonio COVID-19 patients included in remdesivir study

July 23, 2020

 News 4 San Antonio – “Many of these patients are persons of color, there are many Hispanics in the region, and so I think that’s a major contribution whereas many trials don’t include vulnerable populations in their numbers of enrollment,” Dr. Patterson said.  

A San Antonio Hospital Is The World’s Largest Study Site For A COVID-19 Drug In High Demand

July 20, 2020

Texas Public Radio (TPR) – Dr. Thomas Patterson is chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Texas Health Science Center and is leading the Remdesivir research at University Hospital. He told the Texas Standard’s David Brown the first phase of the study determined that Remdesivir significantly reduced recovery time for patients […]

San Antonio Scientists Running Largest Remdesivir Trial in World Find Early Success

July 17, 2020

The Rivard Report – Local researchers are hoping use of the drug will help reduce hospital stays as remdesivir becomes more widely available. UT Health San Antonio, in partnership with UHS, wrapped up enrollment for phase two of the global clinical trial at the end of June, with treatment continuing through the end of July.

UT Health San Antonio experts offer new COVID-19 testing advice

July 17, 2020

KSAT San Antonio – Dr. Jan Patterson, Professor of Medicine and Infectious Disease at UT Health, says the city doesn’t have the capacity to test those who are asymptomatic because the number of sick patients is so high right now. The area also doesn’t have emergency room capacity for those who are not showing significant […]

Remdesivir showing success in combating COVID-19

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 new therapy. Thomas Patterson, M.D., Professor & Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at UT Health San Antonio, is principal investigator of the study site for patients at University Hospital. […]