UCLA researchers found that patients received fewer colonoscopies and more noninvasive colorectal screening tests after May during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to a study published by UCLA researchers, the number of colonoscopies performed in the UCLA Health system during the COVID-19 pandemic fell from about 222 colonoscopies per week to about 11 per week while hospitals ceased elective endoscopies.
This post was updated March 7 at 9:21 p.m.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everyone’s lives, especially for those working in health care. There have been both administrative and practical changes as a result of the pandemic to the health care industry, many of which are expected to remain even after the pandemic.
UCLA researchers may have developed a long-term treatment for severe food allergies.
The therapy uses nanoparticles to transport particles that cause allergic reactions to the liver, which then prevents the immune system from entering an allergic reaction, according to the team’s research report, which was published in ACS Nano in December.
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