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Podcast 654: Depression in COVID

Contributor:  Aaron Lessen, MD Educational Pearls: Survey study compared depression symptom prevalence in the United States at the beginning of COVID compared to data acquired by a similar survey for 2017-2018 and found it was three-fold higher Mild symptoms: 25% during pandemic; 16% before Moderate: 15% during pandemic; 6% before Moderately Severe symptoms: 8% during…

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Podcast 648: Ivermectin for COVID-19

Contributor:  Aaron Lessen, MD Educational Pearls: Ivermectin is an antiparasitic medication that has been used for a long time, but has sparked new interest in the past year as a potential treatment for COVID-19 In-vitro studies have shown it decreases how quickly COVID replicates and may make it less likely to adhere to cells Observational…

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Podcast 644: Covid Outcomes

Contributor:  Aaron Lessen, MD Educational Pearls: Meta-analysis of 57,420 COVID+ patients evaluated mortality after intubation 45% mortality rate for all patients in the study 84.4% mortality in patients over 80 years old POSITIONED Trail assessed need for intubation in patients awake self-proning compared to not Risk of intubation and mortality was lower for those self-proning…

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Podcast 631: UK COVID-19 Variant

Contributor: Gretchen Hinson, MD Educational Pearls: Viruses mutate frequently and a new variant of COVID has been found in the United Kingdom. Mutations typically occur due to transcription errors during virus replication leading to slight changes in the virus which can alter its virulence, and this UK mutation has shown more infectivity. The UK variant…

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Podcast 627: Oxygen Like It’s Hot

Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD Educational Pearls: High flow nasal cannula (HFNC) has become more utilized with COVID pandemic Multiple studies have shown this method improves both oxygenation and ventilation Newer studies have shown the respiratory benefit of HFNC  vs normal oxygen in patients suffering from CHF and those with do not intubate orders who are…

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Pharmacy Phriday #5: COVID-19 Vaccine for Pregnant Women

Contributors: Rachael Duncan, PharmD and Sean McCullough, PharmD Educational Pearls: A 2019 Report by the National Women’s Law Center: Most common occupations for pregnant workers are elementary and middle School teachers, registered nurses, physician assistants and nursing/psychiatric/home health care aides.  This raises the question of should pregnant women, specifically front-line workers get the Covid-19 vaccine? …

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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 611: Flu Season in the time of COVID

Contributor: Chris Holmes, MD Educational Pearls: During a typical flu season positive rates of flu tests run around ~20% Surveillance data from Australia, South Africa, and Chile showed remarkably low rates of flu during their typical high season – only 51 total cases were reported This overlapped with COVID, meaning extensive social distancing and other…

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Epidemic Meets Pandemic #4: The Patient Perspective

This limited series will investigate how the nation’s opioid epidemic has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the course of this series, we will hear from a harm reductionist, an addiction medicine physician, a Denver Police narcotics sergeant and two people currently in recovery.    Unfortunately, the opioid epidemic and the COVID-19 pandemic are…

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Epidemic Meets Pandemic #3: The Law Enforcement Perspective

This limited series will investigate how the nation’s opioid epidemic has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the course of this series, we will hear from a harm reductionist, an addiction medicine physician, a Denver Police narcotics sergeant and two people currently in recovery.  Unfortunately, the opioid epidemic and the COVID-19 pandemic are likely…

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