Podcast: What to make of CDC’s new masking guidelines

A new episode of our podcast, “Show Me the Science,” has been posted. At present, these podcast episodes are highlighting research and patient care on the Washington University Medical Campus as our scientists and clinicians confront the COVID-19 pandemic. After recently announcing that vaccinated people could safely take off their masks outdoors and gather in small groups with other vaccinated […]

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Finding alternatives to traditional antibiotics aim of $11 million grant

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received an $11 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to find new ways to combat the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. The grant funds a two-pronged approach. One aims to identify and develop alternatives to antibiotics for […]

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22-Year-Old Md. Woman Locked Out of Fla. Hotel Room Dies After Being Stuck in Window

The Sheriff's Office and Marathon Fire Rescue were called to the scene around 7:30 a.m. where they pronounced Therriaault dead at the scene. An autopsy is pending, according to the Sheriff's Office. A friend to Therriault described the 22-year-old in a tribute as "a beautiful, selfless, free spirited soul." Private elementary school Butler Montessori also wrote a tribute to Therriault […]

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Calfee named division director in orthopedic surgery

Ryan P. Calfee, MD, an associate professor of orthopedic surgery and medical director of the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital Orthopedic Center, has been named director of the Hand and Microsurgery Service in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Calfee specializes in treating hand and upper wrist extremity disease, including nerve compression and injury, arthritis of the hand and wrist, and […]

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COVID-19 and Headache

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease characterized primarily by symptoms of cough, fever, and breathing difficulties. However, there are notable symptoms that are very common in COVID-19 including the loss of the sense of taste/smell and bodily pain/aches, including headache. Since the pandemic began in early 2020, epidemiological and case data have vastly improved our knowledge and understanding of the symptoms, […]

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How Could Nitric Oxide Treat Severe COVID-19?

Nitric oxide (NO) has been used for decades in cases of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) as a vasodilator, improving gas exchange in the lungs and allowing the blood to better oxygenate. NO is naturally produced by many cells of the body and plays an important role in signaling and homeostasis. It functions as a vasodilator by bonding with and […]

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Cellulitis Diagnosis

Cellulitis is an infection of the deeper layers of the skin that causes swelling and pain in affected areas. The leg is the site most commonly affected by cellulitis, although the condition can affect any part of the body. Symptoms Some examples of cellulitis symptoms include: Redness, heat, pain and swelling in affected areas. Breaks in the skin such as […]

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Cystic Fibrosis Symptoms

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition that affects the production and flow of mucus in the lungs and digestive system. Symptoms usually manifest within the first year of life, although they can develop later. The symptoms are primarily caused by a thick, sticky mucus clogging up the lung airways and the digestive system. Symptoms vary in intensity and severity from […]

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Cystic Fibrosis Questions

Some of the frequently asked questions regarding cystic fibrosis include: What is cystic fibrosis?Cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition that affects the production and flow of mucus within the respiratory system and digestive system. As a result, the passageways in these areas become clogged with a thick, sticky mucus, which leads to symptoms of the condition such as persistent coughing […]

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Hairy Cell Leukemia Symptoms

In hairy cell leukemia, abnormal and immature white blood cells produced in the bone marrow lead to several complications and symptoms. The hairy cells begin to multiply excessively and disrupt the normal balance of blood cells in the bone marrow. As a result, the amount of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets is reduced. Symptoms Some of the […]

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