Topic List : Infectious Disease
Study to look at oral drug for COVID-19
Researchers want to determine whether favipiravir, an oral drug, is effective in reducing the severity of symptoms and shortening the duration of COVID-19.
Scientists contribute to WHO mask guidelines
Scientists say we should wear masks to control the spread of COVID-19. Stanford experts share the evidence that informed the World Health Organization’s recommendations.
Self-swabbing tests for COVID-19 accurate
People can be taught to do their own nasal swabs for accurate COVID-19 testing, limiting the exposure of health care workers and the use of protective equipment, according to Stanford researchers.
COVID-19 drug for outpatients tested
Scientists at Stanford Medicine are investigating whether a molecule called interferon-lambda can help people with mild cases of COVID-19 feel better and reduce their transmission of the disease-causing virus.
HIV vaccine proves effective in primates
Most vaccines direct the adaptive immune system to fight off infections with one arm tied behind its back. A new study in monkeys untied the other arm.
Stanford Health Care resumes most procedures
With extensive testing showing very low COVID-19 infection rates and with many safety measures in place, Stanford Health Care providers are now performing almost all medical procedures, including surgeries, diagnostic imaging and routine screenings.
Emergency approval of remdesivir for COVID-19
Stanford Medicine researchers who participated in two separate clinical trials are encouraged by data indicating that remdesivir can treat COVID-19.
COVID-19 patient care via iPad
Isolated COVID-19 patients benefit from interaction via iPad in Stanford Health Care’s Marc and Laura Andreessen Emergency Department.
Clinic created for COVID-19 patients
A new clinic provides specialized care for patients who have tested positive for the coronavirus but don’t need to be hospitalized. The clinic is isolated from other patient care areas to protect those who aren’t infected.
New clinic tests Stanford Medicine workers for COVID-19
In just two weeks, Stanford Medicine launched an operation to screen employees for the coronavirus and advise them on staying safe during the pandemic.