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Episode 5 - Monoclonal Antibodies for COVID-19

Episode 5 - Monoclonal Antibodies for COVID-19

December 16, 2020

This episode describes monoclonal antibodies bamlanivimab and casirivimab/imdevimab and the FDA Emergency Use Authorization for these agents. Criteria for use, including patients who are eligible and not eligible for this therapy are discussed, and potential benefits of therapy.  The Regional Infusion Center, a unique collaboration between the Regional Advisory Council, San Antonio Fire and EMS, and local hospitals, is described and discussed.

 

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Episode 4 - Vaccine Update

Episode 4 - Vaccine Update

December 9, 2020

This podcast discusses the latest updates on vaccine trials to include the development processes used for the leading vaccine candidates.   Strategies for the development of these vaccines is discussed and the timeline for vaccine distribution is also outlined. Finally, Dr. Taylor discusses what our world will look like once vaccines are available.    

This educational activity is designed to meet the educational goals of physicians and other healthcare professionals specializing in infectious diseases, family and community medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and all those involved with the management of patients with coronavirus.  

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Episode 3 - Outpatient Management Strategies for COVID-19

Episode 3 - Outpatient Management Strategies for COVID-19

November 24, 2020

This is a conversation with Dr. Ruth Berggren, Professor of Medicine/Infectious Diseases and Director, Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics at UT Health San Antonio, regarding outpatient management strategies for COVID-19.  General recommendations are discussed, as well as the use of monoclonal antibodies and the off-label use of supplements and medications for which there is some preliminary data.

This educational activity is designed to meet the educational goals of physicians and other healthcare professionals specializing in infectious diseases, family and community medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and all those involved with the management of patients with coronavirus. 

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Episode 2 - Testing and Prevention Strategies

Episode 2 - Testing and Prevention Strategies

November 12, 2020

This podcast discusses testing strategies and updates as well as prevention strategies for COVID-19 to include PCR testing, antigen testing and the role of antibody testing.  COVID-19 infection control and lessons learned is also discussed. 

This educational activity is designed to meet the educational goals of physicians and other healthcare professionals specializing in infectious diseases, family and community medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and all those involved with the management of patients with coronavirus. 

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Episode 1 - New and Emerging Therapies for COVID-19

Episode 1 - New and Emerging Therapies for COVID-19

November 9, 2020

This podcast discusses new and emerging therapies for COVID-19 to include the efficacy of the antiviral remdesivir and it use in COVID-19 patients as well as other candidate treatments currently being studied for COVID-19 hospitalized patients.  The potential role of monoclonal antibodies in COVID-19 treatment is also discussed.

This educational activity is designed to meet the educational goals of physicians and other healthcare professionals specializing in infectious diseases, family and community medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and all those involved with the management of patients with coronavirus.

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