UPDATE 4/29/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

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

  • Infection Rates – New York vs. Los Angeles
  • Remdesivir trial breaking news
  • COVID-19 transmission data
  • Serology testing: Reliable?
  • Children and COVID-19, and more

UPDATE 4/24/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

In this new series, Sue Hansen, MSN, RN from UW Medicine at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle provides weekly updates for clinicians caring for patients with COVID-19. She shares practical information for treating COVID-19 patients in the ICU and other settings, and offers recommended best practices. In this episode, she discusses proning:

  • Why we prone, physiological benefits
  • When to and not to prone
  • Complications
  • Special COVID-19 considerations, and more

UPDATE 4/22/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

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

  • LA County antibody testing
  • Treatment guidelines from the National Institute of Health
  • NEJM study on two New York City hospitals
  • Data about use of medications for hypertension
  • Update on using plasma to treat patients
  • Reliability of IgM/IgG testing kits
  • And more

UPDATE 4/15/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

In this week’s update on COVID-19, Dr. Auwaerter gives us a clinical update, answers your questions, and covers topics such as:

  • New CDC guidance
  • Vaccine development
  • Remdesivir for compassionate use
  • Anticoagulation treatment or prophylaxis for hospitalized patients
  • Are providers using ventilators too aggressively?
  • Antihypertensives and their role in virus acquisition and complications
  • And more…

Treating HCV in PWID: Best Practices

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Hepatitis C has become “curable” for >90% of those infected. But while universal HCV elimination is medically possible, this goal is compromised by certain populations who remain underscreened, undertreated, and underserved and continue to spread the virus. One such population is people who inject drugs (PWID).   

In this issue, Dr. Brianna Norton and Dr. Matthew Akiyama from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine analyze the most important data to explain how substance use impacts adherence and the risk of HCV reinfection.

UPDATE 4/8/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

In this week’s update on COVID-19, Dr. Paul Auwaerter from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine gives us a clinical update, answers your questions, and covers topics such as:

  • New CDC guidelines on wearing masks.
  • The real-life implications of the study showing how long COVID-19 survives on surfaces.
  • Are reports of readmission to the hospital due to reinfection or testing errors?
  • Do patients already taking hydroxychloroquine for lupus or RA have any protection from COVID-19?

Increasing PrEP Uptake in Women

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In the US, among women at high risk for acquiring HIV infection, only around 2% have initiated PrEP.  What are the patient, provider, and system barriers to increased PrEP uptake in this vulnerable population?  What can clinicians do to overcome these barriers? 

In this issue, Dr. Rachel Scott, Scientific Director of Women’s Health Research at the MedStar Health Research Institute and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, provides some answers. 

UPDATE 4/1/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

In this ongoing series, Dr. Paul Auwaerter from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine provides a weekly update on COVID-19 and answers your questions. In this episode, he discusses the latest clinical data and answers your questions on topics such as therapeutics, chest X-rays and CTs, immunocompromised patients, & antibody and viral oropharyngeal testing.

UPDATE 3/25/2020 – COVID-19: Keeping Up With A Moving Target

Join us in a follow up to last week’s webcast – COVID-19: Keeping Up with a Moving Target and the first of our new coronavirus educational activities as part of DKBmed’s Radio Hour. Today Dr. Auwaerter provides us with updates on infection rates, therapeutics, and testing. Plus, he answers your questions about topics such as proper protective equipment, use of ibuprofen with COVID-19, and pregnancy.

COVID-19 KEEPING UP WITH A MOVING TARGET

COVID-19 news is changing rapidly and we are all trying to stay on top of the latest medical information from trusted sources. Dr. Paul Auwaerter from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine covers what we know about the coronavirus outbreak in this podcast. Visit https://covid19.dkbmed.com/ for ongoing updates on COVID-19 from trusted medical professionals.