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COVID-19: Behind the Masks

Host: Elizabeth Esty, MD The circumstances that led to the national shortage in PPE for healthcare workers, the inspiring work of New Orleans med students to equip medical providers with PPE and the science behind personal use of cloth masks are all topics covered in this special edition of the Emergency Medical Minute. Research By:…

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Podcast 553: Airway Management in the Hypoxic COVID-19 Patient(Recorded 4/3/20)

Contributor: Dylan Luyten, MD Educational pearls: Clinical management of COVID-19 is rapidly evolving, relying on case reports and clinical experience In just a month, the consensus around management of COVID patients with severe hypoxia has shifted from an early intubation strategy to other, non-invasive means Intubating early can quickly consume ventilator resources, require increased intensive…

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COVID-19 Digest: Hydroxychloroquine Update (Recorded 4/3/20)

Host: Elizabeth Esty, MD In our coverage of COVID-19 this week, we’ve investigated the shakey evidence for NSAID use making COVID worse, heard first-hand accounts from ED clinicians with COVID, and looked at the status of testing in the United States. Before capping our week of coverage off, we wanted to analyze some of the…

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COVID-19 Digest: If You’ve Had COVID-19, Can You Get it Again? / Convalescent Serum (Recorded 3/26/20, 18:00 MST)

Host: Elizabeth Esty, MD Research By: Elizabeth Esty and Nathan Novotny References: Osumi M. Questions raised over COVID-19 reinfection after Japanese woman develops illness again. The Japan Times. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/02/28/national/coronavirus-reinfection/#.Xn4coZNKhQI. Published February 28, 2020. Bao L, Deng W, Gao H, et al. Reinfection could not occur in SARS-CoV-2 infected rhesus macaques. bioRxiv. March 2020:2020.03.13.990226. doi:10.1101/2020.03.13.990226 Steinbuch…

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ER Doc Infected with COVID-19 Shares Experience

Dr. Jared Scott, frequent contributor to our Medical Minute series, opens up about his experience being infected with COVID-19. From his symptoms as the virus progressed to how his family was affected, check out this interview of Dr. Scott conducted by Dr. Elizabeth Etsy for a perspective from a recovering patient who is eager to…

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COVID-19: Hydroxychloroquine & Azithromycin / Anosmia / The Aerosolized vs. Droplet Debate (Recorded 3/24/20, 18:00 MST)

Host: Elizabeth Esty, MD The circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 virus are quickly evolving and that means that EMM will have to as well. For the foreseeable future, EMM will be releasing COVID-19 updates. In this series, we will report the most recent statistics, summarize the newest literature and answer YOUR burning questions. Submit your questions…

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On the Streets #3: COVID-19

In this special edition of our On the Streets podcast, we discuss COVID-19 as well as what first responders and emergency providers need to know to keep themselves and their patients safe during this pandemic.

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Just the Flu?

Just the Flu? Chief Complaint: Seizure HPI: Patient is a 13 month old M presenting to the ED via EMS following a tonic clonic seizure that per EMS, began around 9:30 AM and lasted at least 15 minutes. The patient’s family is primarily Spanish-speaking and was unable to give adequate history secondary to the language…

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Podcast 544: C is for Sepsis

  Author: Aaron Lessen, MD Educational Pearls: Previously, trials had shown promising evidence that vitamin C may improve mortality rates in patients with sepsis or septic shock.   A 2017 retrospective before-after study gave a “cocktail” of hydrocortisone, vitamin C, and thiamine to patients with severe sepsis or in septic shock and reported a decrease in…

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Podcast 519: Malaria Drug Resistance 

Contributor: John Winkler Educational Pearls: There is increasing resistance to antimalarial drugs, especially in P. falciparum. This trend started with chloroquine, but is now spreading to the other first-line drugs.  Resistant strains have been identified in Cambodia and Thailand 220 million people were infected last year The best treatment of malaria is prevention from bites…

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