UPDATE 6/3/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

Dr. Auwaerter updates us on COVID-19 and answers your questions. Topics covered:

  • Super spreader events
  • What is reproduction number (R0) and dispersion factor (k)?
  • Re-opening offices and churches
  • Herd immunity
  • COVID-19 causes of death
  • Vaccines in development

In the Clinic: Triple Combination CFTR Modulation

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Elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor — the newly approved triple combination CFTR modulator therapy.  What are the benefits?  For which patients?  What are the potential adverse effects?  Who’s most likely to receive them?  

In this issue, Dr. Scott Sagel from the Breathing Institute at the Children’s Hospital Colorado, part of the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus, takes us to the clinic to discuss some answers. 

UPDATE 5/29/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

In this update for clinicians caring for patients with COVID-19, Sue Hansen, MSN, RN discusses what we’ve learned from COVID-19 and lessons for the future:

  • Emergency planning
  • Capacity management
  • Supplies
  • Clinical course of COVID-19
  • PPE care at home
  • Nursing students return to hospitals

HBV Spring 2020: State of the Research


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Why has finding a cure for hepatitis B infection been so challenging? What is it about this virus and its life cycle that makes it so different from curable HCV? In this issue, Dr. Marion Peters from the University of California San Francisco and Northwestern University explains the obstacles researchers face in their quest to tame this virus. 

UPDATE 5/22/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

In this update for clinicians caring for patients with COVID-19, Sue Hansen, MSN, RN discusses the challenges of repurposing PPE:

  • How do you reuse PPE? Any CDC guidance?
  • How do you doff and store for reuse?
  • What about donning for the next use?
  • School’s open. What about PPE in the clinic?

UPDATE 5/20/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

In this update for clinicians caring for patients with COVID-19, Sue Hansen, MSN, RN discusses the basics of PPE:

  • COVID-19 vaccine development update
  • Immunity: durability and reinfection
  • COVID-19 multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children
  • Nasal swabs vs. saliva tests
  • Insights on antibody testing
  • Vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19

UPDATE 5/15/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

In this update for clinicians caring for patients with COVID-19, Sue Hansen, MSN, RN discusses the basics of PPE:

  • The pros and cons of different types of PPE
  • What to wear and when?
  • Precautions to avoid transmissions of COVID-19
  • Aerosol-generating procedures
  • Caring for COVID-19 patients at home

UPDATE 5/13/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

Dr. Auwaerter updates us on COVID-19 and answers your questions. Topics covered:

  • What to anticipate from local states opening up in the US
  • The benefits of the new oral diagnostic test
  • Distribution issues with remdesivir
  • Findings from a trial of triple antiviral combination
  • New recommendations for pregnant women
  • Inflammatory condition in children
  • Sweden vs. New Zealand pandemic response

In the Clinic: HIV and Aging

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In the US, nearly half of all people living with HIV are now aged 50 years or older. Their health care providers face new challenges in managing the effects of aging in their patients. In this eHIV Review podcast, Dr. Maile Young Karris from the University of California San Diego provides clinical insight into HIV and aging.