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FOAMcast - Emergency Medicine Core Content FOAMcast

    • Medicine
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We believe in the educational merits of Free Open Access Medical education (FOAM), which includes podcasts, blogs, articles on PubMed Central, conferences streamed for free and more. As a result, we would like to encourage others to move beyond quoting podcasts and into the realm of tying “cutting edge” FOAM to the core content. We’ll provide some review and references for listeners to go read. Why, indeed, should we FOAM it alone when FOAM can inspire us to go, read, think, and be excellent?

    COVIDcast: Dexamethasone [RECOVERY Trial]

    COVIDcast: Dexamethasone [RECOVERY Trial]

    We interrupt our normal FOAMcast episodes to bring you updates from COVID-19. *Our understanding of COVID-19 is rapidly developing and this may be out of date in days/weeks. So, check back for updates/fact check what you hear*
    We review the RECOVERY trial results on dexamethasone for COVID-19 [pre-print by Hornby et al]
    Show notes: FOAMcast.org
    Thanks for listening,
    Lauren Westafer and Jeremy Faust

    • 13 min
    COVIDcast - Mask Fit and Filtration with Re-use and Sterilization

    COVIDcast - Mask Fit and Filtration with Re-use and Sterilization

    We interrupt our normal FOAMcast episodes to bring you updates from COVID-19. *Our understanding of COVID-19 is rapidly developing and this may be out of date in days/weeks. So, check back for updates/fact check what you hear*
    We explore effects of sterilization and re-use on N95s and KN95s efficiency and fit
    Sterilization of N95s and KN95s with Hydrogen Peroxide and Chlorine Dioxide (Cai et al)
    Extended use/reuse of N95 and fit test failure (Degesys et al) 
    Show notes: FOAMcast.org
    Thanks for listening,
    Lauren Westafer and Jeremy Faust
    *Recorded June 19, 2020

    • 11 min
    COVIDcast: How Early Was COVID-19 in US Communities?

    COVIDcast: How Early Was COVID-19 in US Communities?

    We interrupt our normal FOAMcast episodes to bring you updates from COVID-19. *Our understanding of COVID-19 is rapidly developing and this may be out of date in days/weeks. So, check back for updates/fact check what you hear*
    In this episode we discuss data on when SARS-CoV-2 began being detected in US communities  (Jorden et al)
     
    Show notes: FOAMcast.org
    Thanks for listening,
    Lauren Westafer and Jeremy Faust
    *Recorded June 9, 2020

    • 7 min
    COVIDcast: Mental Health and COVID-19

    COVIDcast: Mental Health and COVID-19

    We interrupt our normal FOAMcast episodes to bring you updates from COVID-19. *Our understanding of COVID-19 is rapidly developing and this may be out of date in days/weeks. So, check back for updates/fact check what you hear*
    In this episode we discuss some of the mental health ramifications of COVID-19 and the lockdowns:
    US ED visits for mental health (Smalley et al)
    Mental health of children during lockdown Xie et al
    Psychological distress in US adults (McGinty et al)
    Mood and violence in Chinese interns (Li et al)
    Show notes: FOAMcast.org
    Thanks for listening,
    Lauren Westafer and Jeremy Faust
    *Recorded June 9, 2020

    • 21 min
    COVIDcast - Convalescent Plasma RCT Update

    COVIDcast - Convalescent Plasma RCT Update

    We interrupt our normal FOAMcast episodes to bring you updates from COVID-19. *Our understanding of COVID-19 is rapidly developing and this may be out of date in days/weeks. So, check back for updates/fact check what you hear*
    In an update to the Convalsecent plasma episode we now cover the first RCT on the topic, Li et al
    Show notes: FOAMcast.org
    Thanks for listening,
    Lauren Westafer and Jeremy Faust
    *Recorded June 4, 2020

    • 7 min
    COVIDcast - Data Integrity and Hydroxychloroquine (Lancet) and ACE-I/ARB (NEJM) Studies

    COVIDcast - Data Integrity and Hydroxychloroquine (Lancet) and ACE-I/ARB (NEJM) Studies

    We interrupt our normal FOAMcast episodes to bring you updates from COVID-19. *Our understanding of COVID-19 is rapidly developing and this may be out of date in days/weeks. So, check back for updates/fact check what you hear*
    This episode reviews a study published by Mehra et al in the Lancet with concerning methods and data anomalies, leading to the possibility and likelihood of falsified data. This came to light after an open letter by Watson et al  detailing major issues. The Lancet issued a correction, which did not address many of the major issues and resulted in significant changes to Table S3 in the supplement. Concerningly, this group also authored the NEJM study on ACE-I/ARBs in COVID-19. 
    Note: This is an evolving story
    Show notes: FOAMcast.org
    Thanks for listening,
    Lauren Westafer and Jeremy Faust
    *Recorded June 1, 2020

    • 13 min

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