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The New York Times: School Closures in the Spring Saved Lives,...

August 4, 2020

Katherine Auger, MD, Cincinnati Children’s physician and UC associate professor of pediatrics, and Samir Shah, MD, Cincinnati Children’s physician and UC professor of pediatrics, are authors of a new COVID-19 study in the Journal of American Medical Association,. It found that closing schools across most of the U.S. in March, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, likely reduced infections by 1 million and saved more than 40,000 people from dying due to the virus.

Sit up, raise the screen, pad the chair

July 28, 2020

Kermit Davis, PhD, conducted an ergonomic assessment of employees at the University of Cincinnati sending out an email survey to 4,500 faculty and staff after the coronavirus pandemic prompted the university to join many other employers across the nation in sending workers home to continue operations. The survey had 843 people complete it. As part of the study, 41 employees sent Davis photos of workers at home workstations for ergonomic review. This subset showed some trends and offered a glimpse into what many who work from home are encountering. The survey’s findings were recently published in the scholarly journal Ergonomics in Design.

UC COVID-19 research examines the safety and efficacy of immune...

July 15, 2020

Researchers at UC are testing a commonly used drug, called sirolimus, to determine its safety and efficacy in treating hospitalized patients with COVID-19 pneumonia in the trial. The research trial, called Sirolimus Treatment in Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19 Pneumonia (SCOPE), will examine the Food and Drug Administration-approved medication that is most commonly used to prevent organ rejection in patients with kidney transplants. It is also FDA-approved for the treatment of a rare lung disease, LAM.

COVID-19 may attack patients’ central nervous system

July 14, 2020

Ahmad Sedaghat, MD, PhD, conducted a prospective, cross-sectional telephone questionnaire study which examined characteristics and symptoms of 114 patients who were diagnosed with COVID-19 over a six-week period at Kantonsspital Aarau in Aarau, Switzerland. Depressed mood or anxiety exhibited in COVID-19 patients may possibly be a sign the virus affects the central nervous system, according to Sedaghat, a University of Cincinnati College of Medicine researcher.

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