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Episode 905: Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) for Influenza

Contributor: Aaron Lessem MD Educational Pearls:  Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) is an antiviral medication used commonly to treat influenza Trials show that the medication reduces the duration of illness by less than 1 day (~16 hours in one systematic review) Benefit only occurs if taken within 48 hours of symptom onset Must be taken for 5 days…

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Podcast 881: Pediatric Readmissions

Contributor: Nick Tsipis MD Educational Pearls: The review article assessed 16.3 million patients across six states to identify those at high-risk for critical revisit Criteria for critical revisit was ICU admission or death within three days of discharge from the ED Critical revisits are extremely rare 0.1% of patients have a critical revisit after discharge…

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Podcast 869: Shift Work

Contributor: Meghan Hurley MD Educational Pearls: Shift work is defined as anything that takes place outside of a 9-5 schedule, not exempting day-shift medical workers Various ill effects of shift work on overall health: Increased all-cause mortality Increased number of accidents Glucose metabolism dysregulation Increased BMI Fertility impacts for men and women Increased breast cancer…

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Podcast 617: Masks and Understanding Data

Contributor: Peter Bakes, MD Educational Pearls: Recent study looked at if mask wearing protects the mask wearer from infection This group found 1.8% of mask wearers got COVID while 2.1% of non-mask wearers became infected, which was not statistically significant This was not statistically significant and has been used to justify not wearing masks by…

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Pharmacy Phriday #4: mRNA Vaccines

Contributor: Rachael Duncan, PharmD Educational Pearls:  ED visits nationwide declined by 42% in April 2020 compared to the same time in 2019 largely due to the fear of the COVID-19 pandemic. The biggest decline was seen in pediatrics less than 14, women and emerging COVID hotspots like the Northeast. In recent weeks, this trend has…

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Podcast 579:  Yersinia Pestis

Contributor: Don Stader, MD Educational Pearls: Yersinia Pestis is the bacteria that caused the black plague. It was first discovered to be the cause of the bubonic plague in 1800s in China during the 3rd bubonic plague where 10-20 million people died Causes 3 types of plague: Bubonic plague: characterized by severe swelling of lymph…

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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…

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COVID-19 in the United States: Where are the tests?

Host: Elizabeth Esty, MD A dive into how the United States responded to an emerging pandemic and the pitfalls along the way that led to stalled testing capacity across the country before community transmission was confirmed. Hear what led us to our current situation, what continues to be an issue and new technologies on the…

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Husband & Wife, Both ER Clinicians, Share Their Experience Having COVID-19

Host: Elizabeth Esty, MD Long time friends of EMM, Aaron and Bree, share their experiences on the frontlines in the ED, coping with COVID, managing anxiety and quarantining with their family.

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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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