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Medical Mystery Cases - An Urgent Discovery
A stressed lawyer collapses in court. Not a heart attack...not COVID. Come and test your diagnostic skills with us as we get his lab results and learn more clues to the mystery.
Medical Mystery Cases - A Painful Problem
A college football player has an old shoulder injury and could need another surgery, but that may not be his only problem. Tune in to test your pain management skills.
Easier to Immunize: Part 2
Dr. O’Leary is a pediatric infectious disease specialist and professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado. As director of the Colorado Children Outcomes Network (COCONet), a practice-based research consortium, he and his colleagues focus on identifying barriers to vaccination. Dr. O’Leary is with us today to talk about developing and testing interventions to address barriers to vaccinations.
(00:23) Introduction to Dr. Sean O'Leary
(00:58) August is National Immunization Month
(01:32) Reduction in vaccine orders
(02:23) Catching up children on vaccinations
(03:39) Polio cases have been reported
(05:52) Are there concerns for smallpox?
(07:27) Vaccine misinformation
(08:20) Are children missing boosters?
(09:18) Colorado Childrens Outcomes Network (COCONet)
(10:40) Barriers to vaccinations
(12:41) Vaccine interventions
(17:42) Vaccine hesitancy resources
(19:03) COVID-19 and pandemic effects on vaccination rates
Osteomyelitis: Achieving Antibiotic Penetration
Free CME (ACCME, ANCC, ACPE)! For credit visit onmedicalgrounds.com, click on the osteomyelitis program or find it at https://www.onmedicalgrounds.com/PremiumContent/Osteomyelitis, view the additional material, and get your certificate.
Dr. Adam Bressler is an infectious disease specialist affiliated with Emory Hillandale Hospital and Emory Decatur Hospital. He will be joining us to discuss the role of antibiotic-resistance and other complications in current treatment regimens for osteomyelitis, developments in novel glycopeptide antibiotic treatments for Gram-positive and antibiotic-resistant osteomyelitis, and the multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of osteomyelitis.
(00:22) CME/CE information
(01:57) What is osteomyelitis and why is it tough to treat
(02:53) Role of antibiotic or antimicrobial resistance
(03:37) Challenges of bone tissue
(04:45) Role of biofilms in osteomyelitis
(06:30) First line treatments often fail
(07:28) New antibiotics showing promise
(09:15) Need for guidelines for osteomyelitis treatment
(10:35) Glycopeptide antibiotics
(11:08) Glycopeptide antibiotic mechanisms
(11:55) Telavancin Observational Use Registry (TOUR) study
(13:03) TOUR methods
(14:04) TOUR results
(16:46) Infusion centers and pumps
(17:58) TOUR demographics
(20:20) Immunocompromised patients and other risk factors
(24:18) Multidisciplinary approach
Easier to Immunize: Part 1
Interested in a local health department perspective on childhood immunizations? Ms. Katie Towns has been the public face of municipal support for a COVID-19 vaccination program. No stranger to vaccination rollouts, she participated in distributing influenza vaccines during the 2009 H1N1 viral outbreak and is here to speak with Jane about childhood immunizations, misinformation, and how the local Vaccine 417 program is helping in our home base, Springfield, MO.
(00:30) Introduction to Ms. Katie Towns
(01:10) A health department's role in childhood immunizations
(02:43) Reductions in childhood immunizations
(04:34) Barriers to overcome for parents
(06:12) Ways the health department deals with vaccine hesitancy
(07:50) The Vaccine417 program at Vaccine417.com
(09:48) Teen immunizations
(11:17) Reductions in teen immunizations
(13:15) What can the community do?
(14:31) Dilemmas in keeping schools safe
(16:14) What keeps Katie up at night?
Ethical Dilemmas and Healthcare Politicization
The guest for our third episode of White Coat Radicals is Dr. Mark Navin, PhD, HEC-C, Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Oakland University. His specialty is clinical and public health ethics and bioethics. Dr. Navin is here to speak with Jane about medical ethics, vaccine mandates, vaccine hesitancy, and politicized medicine.
(00:19) Introduction to Dr. Mark Navin
(00:47) Vaccine refusal
(02:22) Vaccine behaviors
(03:38) Vaccine refusal among healthcare professionals
(05:11) Ethics of encouraging vaccine refusal
(06:34) Other ethical reasons for vaccine refusal
(08:44) Ethics of unproven treatments
(10:02) Off-label use
(10:49) Medical ethics and politics
(13:16) Biggest ethical dilemmas of healthcare today
(15:03) Accountability of politicians and healthcare professionals in the media
(16:27) Medical ethics and social media
Excellent medical podcast
This is an intereting mix of medical topics with expert interviews. Some podcasts can be used for continuing education credit.
Excellent podcast with interesting discussions!
On Medical Grounds features interesting and timely discussions of a wide variety of medical topics from COVID to rare diseases and everything in between. The host has a good rapport with the guests, and brings the audience along for the discussion. Great find and keep up the good work!!
Best medical podcast I’ve found
What a find! So many medical podcasts I have come across are dull and boring. Not this one. The host tackles interesting topics and interviews fascinating thought leaders. She does it all while making the listener, and the guest I presume, feel comfortable - like we’re sitting around a kitchen table having a coffee. Oh, yes, and the occasional free CME is a bonus!