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UCSF is recruiting newly diagnosed COVID-19 patients for a large global clinical trial testing whether the common anti-inflammatory drug colchicine can reduce hospitalization and death caused by the illness.
The Science Policy Group at UCSF has initiated a project to provide alcohol-based hand sanitizer to incarcerated populations, as well as people living in public or transitional housing or experiencing homelessness, with plans to distribute 15,000 bottles.
While the widely used coronavirus PCR tests take about four hours to produce a result from a respiratory sample, the new DETECTR test developed by UCSF scientists takes only 45 minutes, rapidly accelerating the pace of diagnosis.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a critical time to think about how best to manage the care of older adults, both for their sake and for the near- and longer-term costs and stresses to the health care system, according to a new commentary by a UCSF clinician.
To meet the pressing need for personal protective equipment for frontline health care workers, a multidisciplinary team has mobilized UCSF’s 3D-printing infrastructure to engineer and produce thousands of face shields.
Pregnant women are at higher risk for many infections, but the risks of COVID-19 to mother and baby are not yet clear. UCSF experts share what we know and don’t know about COVID-19’s effects on pregnancy, the possibility of in utero transmission, and advice for pregnant women.
As part of UCSF Health’s ongoing preparation for a potential increase in patients arriving at our hospitals due to COVID-19, we have erected specialized structures known as Accelerated Care Units outside our hospitals at Parnassus Heights and Mission Bay.
To help combat the public health crisis presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Heising-Simons Foundation has made a $2 million grant to UCSF to establish a COVID Response Initiative at UCSF partner hospital Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.