UPDATE 7/8/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

Dr. Auwaerter covers the following topics: *Recurrences of COVID-19 symptoms *Hydroxychloroquine study from Michigan *Sarilumab (anti-IL6) monoclonal antibody *Operation Warp Speed update *Differences in mortality rates among States *Nasal vs. nasopharyngeal test accuracy.

Clinical Insights: Expanding HIV Testing and Treatment

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Our ability to reduce HIV infection and transmission depends on testing, in particular assessing the status of at-risk people who continue to remain untested.  

In this issue, Dr. Cedric Bien-Gund from the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Pennsylvania takes us to the clinic to explain the pros and cons of the currently available HIV tests and explains which are best to use in particular clinical circumstances. 

UPDATE 7/1/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

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

  • Advising patients on travel 
  • Antibody seroprevalence 
  • Time from exposure to positive test 
  • JAMA Greek colchicine study 
  • Using low dose radiation to combat the cytokine storm 

Minimizing Pregnancy/Postpartum Relapses: A Clinical Perspective

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Disease reactivation during and after pregnancy is a challenge facing many women with MS and their clinicians. How can relapses be prevented? What are the benefits of pregnancy planning? What are the risk factors for postpartum MS reactivation? How can they be modified? 

These are the questions Dr. Kristen Krysko from the University of California San Francisco addresses in this eMultipleSclerosis Review podcast.  

UPDATE 6/26/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

Dr. Paul Auwaerter interviews Dr. Kathleen Page about the impact COVID-19 has had on minority populations.

  • Why have minority populations been more affected by COVID-19?
  • The impact of comorbidities
  • Public health messaging
  • The importance of trust and communication

UPDATE 6/10/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

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

  • Best methods of transmission prevention
  • Asymptomatic transmission – mixed messages
  • Survey results: messaging, trust, and ethnic impact
  • Therapeutics update
  • COVID-19 weakening?
  • Reopening schools
  • Blood type and risk of infection

UPDATE 6/5/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

Sue Hansen, MSN, RN discusses what we’ve learned from COVID-19 and lessons for the future:

  • Required training and support for staff
  • Infection prevention, control and testing
  • How to run a code blue 
  • Post-acute care, and
  • Performing non-emergent operations

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