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Francisco Medellin (left) underwent a double-lung transplant and was a participant of the study led by Soma S.K. Jyothula, MD, (right). (Photo by ƹƵAppHealth Houston)

Research reveals how a potentially fatal COVID-19 complication damages lung tissue

November 30, 2022 | Jaimy Jones

Mechanisms involved in the rapid, severe progression of fibrosis in the lung tissues of COVID-19 patients, a potentially fatal complication of the virus that damages and scars the lungs, have been uncovered by researchers led by ƹƵAppHealth Houston.

Cynthia Orantes, MD, (left) and Irma Ugalde, MD, (right) saw an increase in pediatric firearm-related injuries during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite also seeing a decrease in total pediatric ED visits over the same period. (Photo by Joshua Moffett)

ƹƵAppHealth Houston study finds pediatric firearm injuries increased during the COVID-19 pandemic

October 7, 2022 | Halle Jones

Researchers at ƹƵAppHealth Houston saw an increase in pediatric firearm-related injuries during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite also seeing a decrease in total pediatric emergency department (ED) visits over the same period, according to a poster presented at the 2022 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition in Anaheim, California.

Photo of Marcia Otto, PhD, MS, of ƹƵAppHealth Houston, who led research about establishing a model for predicting future waves in a pandemic. Photo by ƹƵAppHealth Houston

Method for detecting waves of COVID-19 infections can shape critical public health decisions during a pandemic

October 4, 2022 | Deborah Mann Lake

A method that combines case investigation data from local health departments and hospitalizations records from local institutions allows for the objective detection of new waves of infection during a pandemic, according to research from ƹƵAppHealth Houston.

Photograph of Sarah Messiah, PhD, MPH

Among people with obesity, nearly 30% gained significant weight during the COVID-19 pandemic due to mental health factors

September 29, 2022 | Deborah Mann Lake

Stress, anxiety, depression, and lack of sleep contributed to weight gain over the COVID-19 pandemic for people with obesity, according to researchers at ƹƵAppHealth Houston and ƹƵApp Southwestern Medical Center.


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ƹƵAppHealth Houston team designs face shields for COVID-19 response

With cake collar material, a three-hole punch, a scrapbooking paper trimmer, and the drive to protect those on the front lines of health care, a team from ƹƵAppHealth Houston has designed a face shield that can be used by thousands of providers in the Texas Medical Center.

ƹƵAppHealth Houston In the Headlines

ƹƵAppHealth Houston has been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our experts have helped shape local and state responses to the pandemic, and our researchers have been conducting clinical trials and researching the mechanics of the virus.

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