April 21, 2023

More than one-third of Americans live in places with unhealthy levels of air pollution: Report

More than one-third of Americans live in places with unhealthy levels of air pollution, according to an annual report published by the American Lung Association. The 24th iteration of the State of the Air report determined 19 million fewer Americans…

December 7, 2022

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

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 UTHealth Houston. Until now,…

August 30, 2022

Awake prone positioning does not offer benefit in reducing intubation for COVID-19 induced acute respiratory failure

A large multicenter, randomized clinical trial revealed no difference in the risk of endotracheal intubation requirement at 30 days between awake prone positioning and standard positioning for patients with COVID-19 who suffered from acute hypoxemic respiratory failure, according to research…

October 14, 2020

Preparing for asthma attacks during a pandemic

Cooler weather, pumpkins, and falling leaves – all things that kick off the most wonderful time of year, the holiday season. But for asthma sufferers, this could mean trouble because experts see an increase in asthma attacks toward the end…

August 5, 2020

Months after Montgomery Co. principal released from hospital, long-term COVID-19 effects linger

Pushan Jani, MD, was interviewed by KHOU-TV Channel 11 about long-term effects of COVID-19 and permanent lung damage in patients who have recovered from the virus. Read the full story… July 17, 2020

April 23, 2020

First COVID-19 patient in Texas enrolled in UTHealth stem cell therapy study at Memorial Hermann

The first COVID-19 patient in Texas has been enrolled in a stem cell therapy clinical trial for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The procedure took place April 16, 2020,…

April 16, 2020

UTHealth, Memorial Hermann seeking plasma donations from survivors of COVID-19

An experimental therapy to help patients recover from COVID-19 by transfusing plasma from virus survivors into critically ill patients is being investigated by physicians at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) for use at Memorial Hermann….

April 9, 2020

COVID-19 and chronic lung disease: How to stay safe

Because COVID-19 attacks the lungs, limiting social contact is extremely important for people who have underlying health conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis, and any additional chronic lung illness. Chronic lung disease is a term…