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Individuals who are hospitalized during pregnancy due to sepsis have higher odds of complications surrounding childbirth, according to a study led by researchers at UCSF. The study found that pregnancies complicated by sepsis were associated with an increased risk of cesarean delivery, postpartum hemorrhage and preterm delivery, highlighting the risk of any severe infection during pregnancy.
Most patients on immunosuppressive drugs for chronic inflammatory conditions, like rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and inflammatory bowel disease, can still produce antibodies after receiving the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, researchers at UCSF and Washington University have concluded.
We spoke to UCSF virologist Nadia Roan, PhD, about the latest developments in our knowledge of the Delta variant, including how the new variant spreads so efficiently, whether it causes more serious illness, and why she thinks vaccines will hold the line.
UCSF and The Atlantic have announced that the crowdsourced digital archive documenting the face of the pandemic in the United States will become part of the University’s permanent library collection and is accessible to researchers and the public.
UCSF researchers in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control’s Tuberculosis Trials Consortium and the AIDS Clinical Trials Group published a landmark study that demonstrated a new four-month treatment regimen for tuberculosis was safe and as efficacious as the standard six-month therapy.
Scientists at UCSF and Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda have developed an intervention that makes use of a portable laboratory testing technology to help HIV providers order, process, and receive HIV viral load results quickly, and shorten the time it takes for patients to get their results.
A UCSF study has found that the antibiotic azithromycin was no more effective than a placebo in preventing symptoms of COVID-19 among non-hospitalized patients, and may increase their chance of hospitalization, despite widespread prescription of the antibiotic for the disease.
The B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant—also known as Alpha—may be more infectious because it contains mutations that make it better adapted to foil the innate immune system, at least for long enough to allow the virus to replicate and potentially find new hosts, according to a new study.