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Open Forum Infectious Diseases (OFID) provides free podcast interviews with experts in the field, keeping you up to date with the latest research on your computer or on the go.

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Open Forum Infectious Diseases (OFID) provides free podcast interviews with experts in the field, keeping you up to date with the latest research on your computer or on the go.

    Debating the Role of Vitamin D in COVID-19 – An interview with Dr. David Meltzer

    Debating the Role of Vitamin D in COVID-19 – An interview with Dr. David Meltzer

    In episode 34 of the OFID podcast, OFID Editor in Chief Paul Sax, MD, speaks with David Meltzer, MD, PhD, professor and chief of hospital medicine at the University of Chicago, about his research linking low vitamin D levels with COVID-19 susceptibility, the limitations of currently available data, and if vitamin D supplementation is wise.

    • 19 min
    Calling for an Evidence-Based Approach to COVID-19 – An interview with Dr. Vinay Prasad

    Calling for an Evidence-Based Approach to COVID-19 – An interview with Dr. Vinay Prasad

    In episode 33 of the OFID podcast, OFID Editor in Chief Paul Sax, MD, speaks with Vinay Prasad, MD, MPH, author and associate professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, about being an evidence-based medicine proponent, the handling of COVID-19 in the U.S., and voicing his thoughts on social media.

    • 30 min
    An ID Doctor’s Confrontation with His Own Case of COVID-19 - An interview with Dr. Michael Saag

    An ID Doctor’s Confrontation with His Own Case of COVID-19 - An interview with Dr. Michael Saag

    In episode 32 of the OFID podcast, OFID Editor in Chief Paul Sax, MD, invites University of Alabama Jim Straley Chair in AIDS Research Michael Saag, MD, to walk through his harrowing experience with COVID-19, offer a comparison between COVID-19 and HIV, and what gives him hope for the future.

    • 16 min
    Debating the Top ID Internet Resources with Dr. Monica Mahoney

    Debating the Top ID Internet Resources with Dr. Monica Mahoney

     
    In a pre-pandemic OFID podcast, OFID Editor in Chief Paul Sax, MD, takes on Monica Mahoney, PharmD, clinical pharmacy coordinator of infectious diseases at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in a podcast draft. This time, the pair debates their top ID internet resources (COVID-19 excluded).
     

    • 20 min
    How to Conduct a Clinical Trial During a Pandemic - An interview with Dr. David Boulware

    How to Conduct a Clinical Trial During a Pandemic - An interview with Dr. David Boulware

     
    In episode 30 of the OFID podcast, OFID Editor in Chief Paul Sax, MD, speaks with David Boulware, MD, MPH, about the large, double-blind, internet-based trial he and his team conducted (https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1312884) finding hydroxychloroquine is no more effective at preventing COVID-19 infection than a placebo.
     

    • 17 min
    COVID-19’s Siege on Elmhurst Hospital in New York City – An interview with Dr. Eric Bressman

    COVID-19’s Siege on Elmhurst Hospital in New York City – An interview with Dr. Eric Bressman

    In episode 29 of the OFID podcast, OFID Editor in Chief Paul Sax, MD, speaks candidly with Eric Bressman, MD, chief medical resident at Mt. Sinai Hospital, about confronting the onslaught of COVID-19 cases at Elmhurst Hospital, the disproportionate impact on the Queens community, and the toll on his colleagues and family.

    • 16 min

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