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FOAMcast - Emergency Medicine Core Conten‪t‬ FOAMcast

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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 - Janssen (J&J) COVID-19 Vaccine

    COVIDcast - Janssen (J&J) COVID-19 Vaccine

    In this episode, we review the FDA briefing document on the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) viral vector COVID-19 vaccine.
    Show notes: FOAMcast.org
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    Lauren Westafer & Jeremy Faust

    • 19 min
    Tranexamic Acid in Epistaxis

    Tranexamic Acid in Epistaxis

    We have previously covered epistaxis on FOAMcast , including the use of tranexamic acid (TXA). Now, we cover a new, large RCT, the NoPac trial by Reuben et al, on TXA for epistaxis.
    Show notes: FOAMcast.org
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    Lauren Westafer and Jeremy Faust

    • 17 min
    COVIDcast - Colchicine in COVID-19

    COVIDcast - Colchicine in COVID-19

    There's been a lot of excitement over various drugs for COVID-19, including anti-inflammatory drugs. Colchicine, a medication long used for gout, fits that bill. In this podcast, we review 3 trials of colchicine including COLCORONA, GRECCO-19, and a study by Lopes et al. 
    Show notes: FOAMcast.org
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    Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

    • 26 min
    COVID-19 and Tocilizumab

    COVID-19 and Tocilizumab

    Early studies of tocilizumab, a monoclonal antibody that binds interleukin-6 , were disappointing. However, the REMAP-CAP trial recently reported a benefit to tocilizumab in non-critically ill hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Now, from the RECOVERY trial (the trial that brought us dexamethasone), we have more good news for tocilizumab - which we cover in this podcast
    Show notes: FOAMcast.org
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    Lauren Westafer and Jeremy Faust

    • 12 min
    COVID Vaccine and Variants

    COVID Vaccine and Variants

    As vaccinations role out, the news of SARS-CoV-2 variants with mutations to the spike protein have dominated news cycles. One unanswered question has been - do the current vaccines protect against these variants?
    We tackle this issue and look at a new paper [pre-print] by Wu et al. 

    • 7 min
    COVIDcast: Convalescent Plasma in Older Outpatients with Mild COVID-19

    COVIDcast: Convalescent Plasma in Older Outpatients with Mild COVID-19

    Prior randomized trials of convalescent plasma in COVID-19 have had disappointing results. However, these trials included patients with severe illness who were many days (if not weeks) into the course of their illness. To date, it was hypothesized, but unknown, that the benefit would be in patients very early in the course of their illness. We cover an RCT by Libster et al in NEJM on convalescent plasma in older patients with mild COVID-19.
    Show notes/references: FOAMcast.org

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    Lauren Westafer and Jeremy Faust

    • 5 min

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