COVID-19 Archives - Page 3 of 4 - The Emergency Medical Minute

COVID-19

 

COVID-19 Digest: Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) Vaccine for Treating COVID-19

Host: Elizabeth Esty, MD In the US, few people receive vaccination for tuberculosis (TB), a disease that hasn’t been a major killer here for many decades.  But while we in the US mostly experience TB as a relatively rare but real threat in its multidrug resistant form, particularly in patients with HIV–or in Victorian novels–TB…

Read More

Podcast 560: Imaging in a COVID world

Contributor: Don Stader, MD Educational Pearls: COVID-19 commonly appears as a bilateral patchy infiltrate on chest radiograph, but this is a non-specific finding  Sensitivities range from 17-70% for COVID-19 Many other viral pneumonias such as RSV and influenza can have similar findings Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) demonstrates B-lines, water-fall sign, or hepatization of the lung, but…

Read More

Podcast 558:  Rapid ARDS Review

Contributor: Don Stader, MD Educational Pearls: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a catch all term for when lung injury leads to fluid collection in the air spaces of the lungs  Ventilatory management in ARDS patients involves lower FiO2 and PEEP than other patients and relies on lung protective ventilation strategies to prevent barotrauma Proning…

Read More

COVID-19 Digest: Strokes in Young People with COVID

Host: Elizabeth Esty, MD Last week we looked at neurologic presentations of COVID-19; this week we’ll look more closely at strokes in young people with COVID. A letter published 2 days ago in the NEJM with lead author Thomas Oxley, the Neuro ICU director at Mt Sinai, presents five case studies of relatively young patients…

Read More

Podcast 557: COVID-19 Lab Trends

Contributor: Don Stader, MD Educational Pearls: COVID-19 is diagnosed with a nasopharyngeal swab (q-tip). This unfortunately can be painful, but if the swab doesn’t go deep into the nasal cavity the sample can be inadequate leading to false negatives (missed infections). The sensitivity of the COVID-19 RT PCR test is low, ranging from 66-80% in…

Read More

COVID-19 Digest: Neurological Manifestations of COVID-19

Host: Elizabeth Esty, MD Accumulating clinical evidence suggests that many patients with COVID have neurological symptoms and that some may even present with neurologic manifestations of the disease. Most COVID patients have a cough, respiratory distress, and while clinicians often speak about how similar the presentations of patients with respiratory COVID are, it’s worth looking…

Read More

UnfilterED #6: Dr. Anton Helman

In this organic conversation, Nick and Dr. Helman establish a warm rapport early on as they discuss musical beginnings, life-changing mentors and the origins of Emergency Medicine Cases. Their banter includes Dr. Helman’s views on FOAMed and multimodal learning and treatment hacks learned on the frontlines of COVID-19.   Intro Music: Backbay Lounge Kevin MacLeod…

Read More

A Typical Case of the Pandemic

a typical case of the pandemic Chief Complaint: Altered Mental Status HPI: 69-year-old male with history of diabetes brought in by his son to the emergency department with altered mental status. Patient is unresponsive and all history is from his son and chart review. Son reports that he had increasing shortness of breath and confusion…

Read More

COVID-19 Digest: Airborne Transmission / Remdesivir (Recorded 4/14/20)

Hosts: Elizabeth Esty, MD & Dylan Luyten, MD In this episode of the COVID-19 Digest, we revisit the airborne vs droplet transmission debate and analyze a highly publicized study on Remdesivir from the New England Journal of Medicine. Research By: Tanisha Crosby-Attipoe & Nathan Novotny Sound Editing By: Stephen Bahmani Time Stamps: 0:00 – Numbers…

Read More

COVID-19: Dr. Chris Holmes’ Intubation Shield

intubation shield from chris holmes on Vimeo. Long time listeners of EMM will recognize the voice of our friend and frequent contributor to the podcast, Dr. Chris Holmes, as he displays the creative genius and ingenuity of his COVID-19 Intubation Shield!

Read More

 

Stay up to date by
joining our mailing list!