Stories with tag: "Research"

Public Health

Patients With COVID-19 at Higher Risk of Kidney Injury

Rush researchers find that the protein suPAR may be the cuprit

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Pregnancy & Childbirth

Study Seeks to Reduce Barriers to Breastfeeding Premature Babies

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Rush Researchers Find Possible Cause of Diabetes Related to Muscular Disorder

Researchers at Rush University Medical Center now have found that malignant hyperthermia susceptibility also causes problems with glucose metabolism within muscle, leading to elevated blood sugar.


Ventilator Allocation Guidelines Vary Widely, Study Reveals

In a recent study, researchers at Rush found that ventilator allocations guidelines widely vary and only half of state have guidelines in the event of a ventilator shortage.


Rush Offering Free COVID-19 Antibody Testing for Chicago First Responders

Rush is offering free COVID-19 antibody testing to police officers, firefighters and EMTs as part of a study to determine which first responder occupations have the highest risks for infection.

Brain Health & Conditions

Rush Researcher Finds That Brain Cells Can Harbor and Spread HIV

Through an NIH-funded study, a Rush research team found that astrocytes — a type of brain cell — can harbor HIV and spread the virus to other sites in the body.


Health Care Workers at Rush Invited to Participate in National Study of Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 Prevention

Rush University Medical Center has opened enrollment for a new clinical trial investigating whether the drug hydroxychloroquine is better than a placebo in preventing COVID-19 infection in healthy people working in health care settings.

Allergies & Asthma

Asthma Associated With Longer Time on Ventilators for Younger COVID-19 Patients

Patients with COVID-19 between the ages of 20 and 59 years old who also had asthma needed a ventilator to assist with breathing for five days more on average than non-asthmatic patients with COVID-19, according to researchers at  Rush University Medical Center.

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Early Predictor of Severe Respiratory Failure in Patients With COVID-19 Identified

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Researcher Has Mind Set on Advancing Education

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