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UCSF Post-COVID Clinic Treats Long Haulers News

UCSF Post-COVID Clinic Treats Long Haulers

UC San Francisco’s OPTIMAL Clinic (pOst-covid-19/PosT-Icu MultidisciplinAry cLinic) is one of the first clinics in the country established to provide follow-up care for patients who have recovered from COVID-19. The clinic’s goal is to optimize patient recovery through a centralized resource designed to coordinate with primary care services.
COVID-19 During Pregnancy Associated with Preterm Birth, UCSF-Led Study Finds News

COVID-19 During Pregnancy Associated with Preterm Birth, UCSF-Led Study Finds

Pregnant people infected with COVID-19 face an increased risk of very preterm birth (VPTB), preterm birth (PTB) or early term birth, according to a large population-based study led by researchers at UC San Francisco.
COVID Update: Experts Answer Questions on Boosters, Everyday Risks and What the Future Holds Video

COVID Update: Experts Answer Questions on Boosters, Everyday Risks and What the Future Holds

An expert panel mines the latest data to discuss the COVID-related issues on patients’ minds
Olfactory Loss from COVID-19 Infection: Cause and Treatments Studied at UCSF News

Olfactory Loss from COVID-19 Infection: Cause and Treatments Studied at UCSF

Complete (anosmia) and incomplete (hyposmia) smell sensitivity impairment are widely reported indicators among the many symptoms of COVID-19 infection. Quality of life can be substantially impacted by the loss of taste and smell, with possible effects including depression, loss of appetite, and safety risks from lack of awareness of gas leaks, smoke or spoiled food. The path to recovery of taste and smell varies widely among affected individuals.
Adolescent Isolation, Anxiety and Anger: How to Manage COVID’s Heightening Effects Video

Adolescent Isolation, Anxiety and Anger: How to Manage COVID’s Heightening Effects

Child and adolescent psychiatrist Petra Steinbuchel, MD, discusses the ongoing behavioral fallout from the pandemic, presenting the evidence on increases in mental health problems among adolescents.
Long COVID: A New Way to Look at a Growing Problem Video

Long COVID: A New Way to Look at a Growing Problem

Synthesizing multiple studies, pulmonologist Brian Block, MD, reveals which patients are at risk for lasting symptoms from infection with the coronavirus (it’s not who you might think).
COVID in Kids: Identifying High-Risk Patients and Recognizing MIS-C Video

COVID in Kids: Identifying High-Risk Patients and Recognizing MIS-C

Pediatric infectious disease specialist Manjiree Karandikar, MD, MBS, provides an update on COVID-19 to inform pediatric care, including a look at the variants and the level of concern they warrant. She lays out the signs that should raise suspicion of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).
UCSF MD Link: Web-Based Communication Portal for Physicians Document

UCSF MD Link: Web-Based Communication Portal for Physicians

Our web portal allows referring physicians to securely access their patients’ entire electronic health record, make online referral requests and communicate with our physicians directly and securely.
Don’t Lose Heart: Responding to Cardiovascular Effects of the Pandemic Video

Don’t Lose Heart: Responding to Cardiovascular Effects of the Pandemic

Cardiologist and echocardiographer Nisha I. Parikh, MD, MPH, discusses acute and chronic cardiovascular issues in COVID patients, and how imaging can help with early diagnosis and monitoring treatment response. She also looks at the consequences of delayed care for heart events due to patients’ pandemic-related anxiety.
COVID Long Haulers: Identifying and Managing Patients With Lingering Symptoms Video

COVID Long Haulers: Identifying and Managing Patients With Lingering Symptoms

Predicting which COVID patients will have a post-recovery problem – or what the problem will look like – is tricky. This guide, based on the data, helps doctors follow up in the optimal time frame and by asking the right questions
COVID Care and Control: How to Use What We’ve Learned So Far Video

COVID Care and Control: How to Use What We’ve Learned So Far

Pulmonologist Brian Block, MD, submits an enlightening analysis of U.S. COVID data, including his own work examining mortality in overburdened hospitals.
A Surge in Sports Stress: How to Support Child Wellness During COVID Video

A Surge in Sports Stress: How to Support Child Wellness During COVID

Sports specialization and misguided parenting practices have led to undue stress on athletic youngsters, with physical and psychological consequences now exacerbated by the quarantine.
COVID-19 Consequences: Is the Ticker a Ticking Time Bomb? Video

COVID-19 Consequences: Is the Ticker a Ticking Time Bomb?

Cardiologist Clifton Watt, MD, explores what’s now known about the SARS-CoV-2 variants as well as COVID-related multisystem inflammatory disorders, explains COVID’s potential for residual effects on the heart, and offers help with identifying COVID “long haulers.” Bonus: update on outpatient therapeutics.
Comorbidities and COVID: Care for Patients With Heart Disease and Other Conditions Video

Comorbidities and COVID: Care for Patients With Heart Disease and Other Conditions

Breaking down the latest stats, cardiologist Clifton Watt, MD, sheds light on which chronic conditions raise the risk of serious consequences from COVID-19 infection.
Keep Them on Their Feet: Vigilant Diabetic Care Saves Limbs Video

Keep Them on Their Feet: Vigilant Diabetic Care Saves Limbs

In response to rising rates of diabetes and related amputations, the co-directors of UCSF’s Center for Limb Preservation – which has a limb salvage rate of 92 percent – present a quick guide to detecting amputation risk. They include COVID-specific advice to prevent delays in diagnosis and referral.
Get Current on COVID: Case Trends, Flu Season Strategies and Mask Facts Video

Get Current on COVID: Case Trends, Flu Season Strategies and Mask Facts

Pulmonologist Brian Block, MD, provides an analysis that clarifies risk factors, in terms of both patient and hospital status. He also discusses how to manage coming flu-related challenges and offers evidence on masking efficacy for both disease spread and severity.
COVID Fear and Heart Attacks: Addressing New Obstacles to Care Video

COVID Fear and Heart Attacks: Addressing New Obstacles to Care

COVID fear has worsened outcomes for the most dangerous type of heart attack. Interventional cardiologist Krishan Soni, MD, discusses how to respond to the new obstacles and reestablish safe, efficient pathways to lifesaving treatment.
Pediatric Specialty Care in the Time of COVID: Managing Blood Disorders and Cancer Video

Pediatric Specialty Care in the Time of COVID: Managing Blood Disorders and Cancer

Two UCSF pediatric hematologist-oncologists discuss COVID risks for pediatric patients with sickle cell and other blood diseases or cancer. Guidance includes which children need hospitalization, when to give preventive therapies for coagulopathies, and when to delay – or not delay – regularly scheduled treatments.
Our Cardiologists Address Consequences of the COVID Crisis Video

Our Cardiologists Address Consequences of the COVID Crisis

The pandemic has both led to delays in heart attack treatment and highlighted racial disparities in health care. Our specialists look at facts and possible solutions. Plus: an update on managing COVID patients at risk of thrombosis and other inflammatory conditions.
Pediatric COVID: How to Manage Families and Severe Cases Video

Pediatric COVID: How to Manage Families and Severe Cases

In this video, two of UCSF’s pediatric infectious disease specialists provide an important update. Find out when to suspect MIS-C, a serious syndrome that can affect a child’s heart, and which treatments help. Then learn how to guide families with a positive test on isolation practices and community resources.
Asthma Update: 2020 Treatment Guidelines Plus COVID-Appropriate Strategies Video

Asthma Update: 2020 Treatment Guidelines Plus COVID-Appropriate Strategies

Allergist and immunologist Monica Tang, MD, presents the latest on this common condition, from key diagnostic factors and therapeutic choices to which patients should be seen in person during the pandemic. She also gives a glimpse of asthma preventives on the horizon.
Stroke and COVID-19: Connections, Concerns and Care Video

Stroke and COVID-19: Connections, Concerns and Care

Answering questions from both patients and doctors, our neurovascular disease experts discuss the higher risk of clotting disorders associated with severe SARS-CoV-2 illness and how to manage these cases.
Pediatric COVID-19: Epidemiology, Transmission, Clinical Presentation, Diagnosis Video

Pediatric COVID-19: Epidemiology, Transmission, Clinical Presentation, Diagnosis

UCSF pediatric infectious disease specialist, Prachi Singh, DO, provides an update on COVID-19 in California, followed by a briefing on what’s currently known about SARS-Co-V-2 in kids. Know the signs that may look like other diseases, when to test, and the value of PCR versus various types of serologic testing.
Care of Geriatric Patients in the Time of COVID-19 Video

Care of Geriatric Patients in the Time of COVID-19

UCSF geriatrician and pulmonologist Leah Witt, MD, discusses how to identify high-risk senior patients, the most common course of the disease, useful monitoring methods and important follow-up on hospitalized patients after discharge.

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