hospitalization-intensive care unit

May 5, 2022

Before 2021, the survival rate of extreme preemies was poor.  An initiative at UW Medicine changed that.

May 6, 2021

Researchers are looking at whether their findings could be used for developing therapeutics for patients in the future. 

Nastasia Xavier flexing her arms
February 5, 2021

Nastasia Xavier, 33, is finally going home to Pilot Station in southwest Alaska. 

Respiratory therapist working with a ventilator
April 9, 2020

Ventilators are making headlines as severely ill COVID-19 patients are being put on the machines as a life-saving measure. But what is it about a ventilator that can help these patients? Dr.

April 1, 2020

Most of the patients placed on a ventilator spent an average of 10 days on it, a UW Medicine-led analysis shows. 

Mechanical ventilation may be lifesaving, but in certain patient cases it may prolong suffering without a clear benefit. 

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