We are in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, and there are still many unanswered questions. As mentioned in our previous post, we will not discuss in detail specific treatments yet as new data is constantly coming out and it is all very limited. However, one question that comes up frequently is the use of ibuprofen and if it is safe with COVID-19.
As we continue our discussion regarding COVID-19, we wanted to cover the point of care ultrasound (POCUS) findings that you should know. Much discussion surrounds this topic including some debates about if and how it should be used. We tackle when, why, and how to use POCUS for COVID-19 as well as what to look for in this video podcast ("vodcast"). In this vodcast we are joined by SPOCUS President, Fritz Fuller
Infectious disease can become intertwined with illicit drug use for a variety of reasons. HIV, hepatitis, and endocarditis are some of the common examples where drug use can lead someone to need help from an infectious disease specialist. However, Patrick Bafuma interviewed Dr. Michael Silverman regarding some interesting research he did regarding how certain drugs were increasing the risk of serious infections.
Podcast #190 - Social Distancing and Limited Resources: Why to Flatten the Curve
With our last podcast discussing some of the key facts of COVID-19, it is worth discussing another important component: resource utilization. One of the scarier projections with a large outbreak is how resources can be used to their maximum capacity very quickly. We break down how COVID-19 is one example that can have disastrous consequences.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been a very popular topic over the last few months. However, there has been a great deal of misinformation and new information that has changed what we previously thought about this disease. While we discuss this topic, it is worth noting that this may continue to change further and that this post was last updated on 3/3/2020.
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