This is a project that has been in the works for a long time. We have finally been able to coordinate and introduce a new podcast series covering ATLS. This is only the beginning.
Surprisingly, we are back already to talk about dexamethasone. Our last podcast, #204, covered the press release from the RECOVERY (Randomised Evaluation of COVid-19 thERapY) trial and their mentioning of results regarding dexamethasone. Now, the study is available in a pre-print form. It is important that this has not yet been peer-reviewed and is still preliminary, but we now have some real information that we can review!
By now you may have heard of a potential breakthrough in COVID-19 treatment: dexamethasone. The steroid is well known and has been widely used. It is inexpensive and readily available making it a great choice if it proves to be successful. However, do we really have the evidence yet to support its use?
Law enforcement has used tear gas and pepper spray to help with crowd control. Many of those exposed will require some form of treatment. This post is meant to help provide some guidance in regards to the treatment of such injuries.
Given recent events and a longstanding concern for certain restraint positions causing positional asphyxia, we took the time to dive into this subject more by discussing how and why this occurs along with the surrounding evidence.
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