Category: Education

Timely consultations relevant for family medicine, primary care, and general internal medicine topics for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and residents. Offering CME credit for most episodes at https://ce.mayo.edu/podcast. Produced by @MayoMedEd.

September 23, 2021

Genes & Your Health Edition - Pharmacogenomics and its Value for Primary Care

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Guest: Jessica A. Wright, Pharm.D., R.Ph.

Host: Denise M. Dupras, M.D., Ph.D.

Pharmacogenomics helps to identify how your patients’ DNA may affect their response to medications. But there's a lot of different genes! How do we get started? What resources are out there? Do we have to worry about every drug a patient is on? Find out these answers and more in episode three of the Genes & Your Health Edition from the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine.

Additional resources:

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September 14, 2021

Genes & Your Health Edition - Genomics and Healthcare, Why Does it Matter?

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Guests: Matthew J. Ferber, Ph.D. (@Matt_Ferber); Teresa M. Kruisselbrink, M.S., CGC (@T_Kruisselbrink); William C. Palmer, M.D. (@williampalmermd)

Host: Denise M. Dupras, M.D., Ph.D.

For so long we've heard Genetic Testing is coming. Well guess what, it’s here!  We have over 25 million people who have chosen to participate in direct-to-consumer testing alone. What does this mean for primary care, and does it matter? Find out in the first episode of our Genes & Your Health Edition from the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine.

Additional resources:

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September 7, 2021

Variants, Virulence, and Vaccines, Oh My!

Guest: Elitza S. Theel, Ph.D. (@ElliTheelPhD)

Host: Amit K. Ghosh, M.D. (@AmitGhosh006)

Dr. Elitza Theel, Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and Director of Infectious Diseases Serology Laboratory at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester Campus, discusses our immune response to vaccination and natural infection and outlines the different types of antibody assays currently available. Dr. Theel also discusses the concept of herd immunity in the context of different circulating SARS-CoV-2 variants and the increased need to get higher rates of vaccination in the community as the infectivity and transmissibility of circulating SARS-CoV-2 variants changes. We also discuss the status of correlates of protective immunity against SARS-CoV-2 and the need for booster vaccine doses for immunocompromised individuals. 

Additional resources:

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August 10, 2021

Working from the Ground Up to Impact Gender Disparities in COVID-19

Guest: Carol L. Kuhle, D.O., M.P.H. (@clkejd)

Host: Anjali Bhagra, M.D. (@anjalibhagramd)

Anjali Bhagra, M.D., and Carol L. Kuhle, D.O., M.P.H., discuss the narrative they recently published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which outlines and highlights the further widening of preexisting gender disparities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. What can we do to identify and mitigate these issues?

Additional resources:

  • Nordhues, HC. Bhagra, A. Stroud, NN. Vencill, JA. Kuhle, CL. COVID-19 gender disparities and mitigation recommendations: a narrative review. Mayo Clin Proc. 2021 April 20; 96(7): 1907-1920. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mayocp.2021.04.009

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July 27, 2021

What’s That Sound? Maybe It’s Stridor

Guest: Shelagh A. Cofer, M.D. (@ShelaghCoferMD)

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD)

Stridor is a musical sound due to disrupted airflow in an individual’s airway. In many instances it’s due to a benign cause but it can also represent a serious problem, possibly even life-threatening. In today’s podcast, we’ll learn about the various causes of stridor and when we need to be concerned that it represents a serious health issue. Our guest for this podcast is Dr. Shelagh Cofer, a pediatric otolaryngology specialist at the Mayo Clinic. We’ll discuss how stridor differs from wheezing, the most common causes of stridor in both children and adults and what symptoms we should be watching for that might suggest a serious cause for stridor. We’ll also cover the evaluation of patients with stridor, which imaging studies may be helpful and when an ENT consultation is warranted.

Specific topics:

  • Definition of stridor
  • Difference between stridor, stertor, and wheezing
  • Most common causes of stridor in both children and adults
  • Croup as a form of stridor
  • Important questions we should be asking our patients about stridor to identify those at risk for airway obstruction – including the SPECS-R mnemonic
  • Tests and imaging studies which may be helpful in the evaluation of a patient with stridor
  • Treatments for the more common causes of stridor

Additional resources:

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June 8, 2021

COVID-19 Miniseries Episode 74: The World is Flat – Addressing Anosmia in Post-COVID Patients

Guest: Erin K. O'Brien, M.D. (@ErinOBrienMD

Host: Amit K. Ghosh, M.D. (@AmitGhosh006

Erin O’Brien, M.D., division chair of Rhinology in Rochester, MN, joins us again to provide an evidence-based update on anosmia and its prevalence in post-COVID patients. She reviews the postulated mechanism by which anosmia occurs in this group of patients, and how this effects patients’ safety, mental health, and overall wellbeing. Dr. O’Brien also gives an overview of treatment options, such as various methods of olfactory training, and what physicians need to know when counseling their patients with post-COVID anosmia. 

Additional resources: 

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May 27, 2021

Regenerative Medicine Edition Ep.5: The Mission for Fluency and Safeguarding Patients from Stem Cell Tourism

To claim credit for this episode, visit: www.ce.mayo.edu/regmedonline

Guest: Saranya Wyles, M.D. (@SWylesMDPhD)

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD)

Much of regenerative medicine is relatively new and some of the future treatment capabilities have the potential to significantly change the way we practice medicine. How do you educate established clinicians as well as clinicians in training regarding this new practice? How do you educate the general public which has been misled by a variety of false claims regarding which medical conditions regenerative medicine can currently effectively treat? This podcast discusses how a relatively new medical field puts together an education program to inform others of its potential. Our guest is Saranya Wyles, M.D., a resident in the Department of Dermatology who has considerable experience in regenerative medicine education.

 Specific topics discussed:

  • Specific groups who need educating regarding the capabilities of regenerative medicine
  • The importance in training the medical workforce regarding regenerative medicine
  • What regenerative medicine means for the next generation of healthcare providers
  • How to incorporate regenerative medicine concepts into an established medical school curriculum
  • How to educate more advanced learn years such as residents and healthcare providers
  • Obtaining an advanced degree in the field a regenerative medicine

Additional resources:

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May 25, 2021

The M.I.A.M.I. Approach to Deciphering Lymphadenopathy

Guest: Carrie A. Thompson, M.D. (@CaThompsonMD)

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD)

It’s common for a patient to see their primary care provider after they’ve discovered an enlarged lymph node and they’re usually concerned that it represents a serious illness. Fortunately, in most cases it’s due to a benign cause and most patients can be reassured once we perform a careful history and physical examination. However, on occasion lymphadenopathy can represent serious disease. Carrie Thompson, M.D. a hematologist, at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus joins us to discuss how to tell when lymphadenopathy is due to a benign or serious cause. We’ll review the characteristics of both benign and malignant lymph nodes and the evaluation which should be done both for an enlarged solitary lymph node as well as generalized lymphadenopathy.

Specific topics discussed:

  • Prevalence of malignancy in patients who seek a medical evaluation for lymphadenopathy
  • Categories of disease which can have associated lymphadenopathy
  • Characteristics of benign and malignant lymph nodes
  • Diagnostic approach for a solitary enlarged lymph node
  • Diagnostic approach or multiple or generalized lymphadenopathy
  • Fine needle aspirate vs. excisional biopsy for evaluation of lymphadenopathy

Additional resources:

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May 18, 2021

Identifying Breast Cancer in Men

Guest: Kathryn J. Ruddy, M.D. (@KathrynRuddyMD)

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD)

Breast cancer in men is very uncommon, about 1/100th as common as in women. It’s expected that this year, just under 3000 men are likely to be diagnosed with it, and just over 500 men will die from breast cancer. Because it’s so uncommon, there are very few good studies which have been completed to educate us about this disease. Kathryn Ruddy, M.D., an oncologist at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus joins us to discuss breast cancer in men and what we should do as primary care clinicians to care for our male patients who may be at increased risk to develop it. We’ll cover how breast cancer in males differs from that in females, its risk factors, how it’s diagnosed, and the survival rates of men with a diagnosis of breast cancer.

Specific topics:

  • Prevalence of breast cancer
  • How most breast cancers in men are found
  • The recommended evaluation of a male patient with suspected breast cancer
  • Risk factors for breast cancer in men
  • Treatment for male breast cancer
  • Survival rates for breast cancer in men

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May 11, 2021

What You Need to Know About Eustachian Tubes and Tonsils

Guest: Laura J. Orvidas, M.D.

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD)

Tonsils and eustachian tubes often get taken for granted until they cause problems. Eustachian tube dysfunction is quite common and usually resolves on its own, however some patients will develop recurrent eustachian tube dysfunction and it can result in recurrent episodes of otitis media, especially in children. Although recurrent tonsillitis used to be the most common indication for tonsillectomy, more children are having this procedure for disordered breathing conditions, such as obstructive sleep apnea. In this episode, we’ll discuss disorders of the eustachian tube and tonsils with Laura J. Orvidas, M.D., an otolaryngologist at the Mayo Clinic.

Specific topics discussed:

  • Purpose of the eustachian tube
  • Definition of eustachian tube dysfunction
  • Physical exam findings of eustachian tube dysfunction
  • Recurrent eustachian tube dysfunction in children and potential for recurrent episodes of otitis media
  • When pressure equalization tubes are indicated
  • Relationship between pharyngitis and tonsillitis
  • Viral versus bacterial causes of tonsillitis
  • How to suspect a peritonsillar abscess
  • Indications for tonsillectomy
  • Management of tonsil stones

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April 6, 2021

COVID-19 Miniseries Episode 69: Post-Acute COVID-19 and Central Sensitization

Central sensitization (CS) describes pathophysiologic changes in the central nervous system, including alterations in neurochemistry, CNS receptors, endogenous opioid system hyperactivity, cytokine and HPA axis dysregulation, and sympathetic hyperactivity. Collectively, these changes result in amplification of pain and sensory signals, leading to widespread pain, fatigue and other sensory sensitivities. Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are established diagnoses/manifestations of central sensitization. In the era of the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to learn about Post-Acute COVID-19 Syndrome, a manifestation of central sensitization similar to other post-infectious forms of CS, which underlies the persistent symptoms that many people experience after initial recovery from COVID-19. Elizabeth C. Wight, M.D. joins us to talk about Mayo Clinic’s treatment approach to central sensitization, which is rooted in empowering patients with education and a framework for a self-management program. This includes stress management, moderation, positive thinking, decreasing focus on symptoms, sleep hygiene, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy among others.

Additional resources:

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March 23, 2021

COVID-19 Miniseries Episode 68: Skin Integrity in Patients with COVID-19

Guest: Jennifer L. Elmer, APRN, CNS, D.N.P.; Brianna M. Skrukrud, APRN, C.N.P.

Host: Amit K. Ghosh, M.D. (@AmitGhosh006)

Pressure injuries in bedridden patients present significant challenges​, which are compounded in the patient with a COVID-19 diagnosis. In this episode we discuss the problems encountered in preventing, diagnosing, and managing skin alterations in patients with COVID-19. Jennifer L. Elmer, APRN, CNS, D.N.P. and Brianna M. Skrukrud, APRN, C.N.P., two wound care experts at Mayo Clinic, discuss situations ​in which, despite best efforts, pressure injuries are unavoidable and why COVID-19 poses a great risk for skin alterations in hospitalized patients. They also discuss the 2020 position statement of National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) on the management of skin alterations during the COVID-19 crisis.

Additional resources:

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March 17, 2021

Mayo Clinic Q&A: “Brain Fog” is a Lingering Condition for Many COVID-19 Long-Haulers

This episode is shared from Mayo Clinic Q&A and was recorded in March, 2021. 

Guest:  Billie A. Schultz, M.D. 

Host: Halena M. Gazelka, M.D. (@hmgazelkamd

Fatigue and what's being called "brain fog" are turning out to be some of the most common issues for long-hauler patients recovering from COVID-19. The National Institutes of Health calls these and other symptoms, which can last for several months, post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2, or PASC.

Those suffering from brain fog may experience short-term memory loss, confusion, difficulty concentrating, or just feeling different than they did before they had COVID-19, even if it was a mild case of the infection. 

And Dr. Billie Schultz, a Mayo Clinic physical medicine and rehabilitation expert, says, though older patients more often to have these symptoms more often, younger people are also showing up with brain fog.

In this Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Schultz says brain fog seems to be more inflammatory than infection, but there are more questions than answers about this neurological concern. Meanwhile, efforts are underway to develop rehabilitation programs to help patients recover.

AskMayoExpert COVID-19 Resources: https://askmayoexpert.mayoclinic.org/navigator/COVID-19

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March 9, 2021

Clostridium Difficile Infection: You Want to Transplant What?!

Guest: Maria I. Vazquez Roque, M.D. (@MVazquezRoqueMD

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD

Clostridium difficile is a toxin-producing bacterium that can result in a severe form of antibiotic-associated diarrhea known as clostridium difficile infection or CDI. Cases can vary from mild diarrhea to severe colitis that at times can be fatal. There’s been a dramatic increase in the number as well as severity of CDIs in the U.S. over the past 20 years. Although CDI typically occurs following the use of antibiotics, it can also be spread from one individual to another, especially in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. Antibiotics have been the traditional treatment for patients with CDI, however recurrent symptoms have been a problem. There’s now a new treatment for CDI, felt to be effective in over 90% of patients with the illness. Our guest to discuss this topic is Dr. Maria Vazquez Roque, a gastroenterologist at the Mayo Clinic. We’ll review the common presenting symptoms, laboratory tests needed to establish a diagnosis, and the current recommendations for treatment including the latest of fecal transplantation. 

Additional resources: 

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Clostridium difficile Infection in Adults and Children: 2017 Update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA): https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/cix1085 

Specific topics discussed:

  • The typical presentation of C. difficile infection
  • Patients who are at increased risk for a C. difficile infection
  • Laboratory tests to order to confirm a case of C. difficile infection
  • Treatment options for C. difficile infection including fecal transplantation
  • Potential benefit of probiotics for preventing a C. difficile infection

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January 19, 2021

Adult Eating Disorders

Guest: Leslie A. Sim, Ph.D., L.P. (@DrLeslieSim)

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD)

A variety of eating disorders can occur in adults and they are associated with multiple potential health complications, including an increased risk of death. Some studies report that up to 20% of those with Anorexia Nervosa will die as a result of the condition. Would you recognize an eating disorder in the patients you see? What clues should you look for? In this week’s Mayo Clinic Talks, we’ll speak with Dr. Leslie Sim, a psychologist at the Mayo Clinic. We’ll discuss who is most likely to develop an eating disorder, important “red flag” symptoms, questions you should ask patients to help confirm a diagnosis, and how we should approach a patient we suspect has an eating disorder.

Topics discussed:

  • Definition of an eating disorder
  • Important “red flag” symptoms that may indicate an eating disorder
  • Health complications that can occur as a result of an eating disorder
  • Who is most likely to have an eating disorder
  • The genetic component to eating disorders
  • Clues from their childhood that suggest patients may have an eating disorder as an adult
  • Events which can trigger an eating disorder
  • When we should suspect an eating disorder
  • How we should approach a patient we suspect has an eating disorder
  • Management of eating disorders
  • Effectiveness of treatment

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January 14, 2021

COVID-19 Miniseries Episode 58: Mayo Clinic Q&A - #AskTheMayoMom about COVID-19 and School Children

This episode is shared from Mayo Clinic Q&A and was recorded in January, 2021.

Guests: Emily R. Levy, M.D. (@EmilyLevy797); Nipunie S. Rajapakse, M.D., M.P.H. (@nrajapakseMD)

Host: Angela C. Mattke, M.D. (@DrAngelaMattke)

Around the world, COVID-19 vaccinations are underway, but only in adults. Pfizer's vaccine has been authorized for ages 16 and up, while Moderna's vaccine is currently authorized for ages 18 and up. Vaccines are generally tested in adults first to ensure they are safe for pediatric trials. Both Pfizer and Moderna now have clinical trials underway to study the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in children. 

This edition of the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast features an #AskMayoMom episode hosted by Dr. Angela Mattke, a pediatrician at Mayo Clinic Children's Center. Joining Dr. Mattke to discuss COVID-19, vaccines and children are Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious diseases physician, and  Dr. Emily Levy, a Mayo Clinic pediatric critical care and infectious diseases expert. Dr. Levy also discusses multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, also known as MIS-C.

AskMayoExpert COVID-19 Resources: https://askmayoexpert.mayoclinic.org/navigator/COVID-19

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December 29, 2020

Addressing the Burdens of Family Caregivers

Guest: Alisha Morgan, D.O. (@AAMORGAN_DO)

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD)

It’s estimated that there may be over 30 million individuals in the U.S. who provide ongoing care to older adults, half of these to family members with some form of dementia. The majority of these caregivers are female and a significant percentage of these caregivers have their own major health problems. This has become a major social and economic issue in the care of our geriatric patients. Dr. Alisha Morgan, a family medicine and hospice physician at the Mayo Clinic joins us to address the challenges associated with being a caregiver, how healthcare providers should assess caregiver burden, potential financial resources available to assist caregivers, and interventions to reduce the impact of stress on caregivers.

Specific topics:

  • Morbidity and mortality of care givers
  • The amount of time caregivers devote to assisting older adults
  • Financial burden of providing chronic care to older adults
  • How primary care providers should acknowledge caregivers
  • How primary care providers should evaluate
  • How caregiver stress should be provided
  • Available financial resources for caregivers

Caregiver Resources: https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/entertainment/books/2015-04/Caregivers_Excerpt.pdf

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November 3, 2020

Caring for Patients with Dementia

Guest: Ericka E. Tung, M.D.

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD

The topic of Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias was discussed along with the importance of providing care of the patient’s care-givers by Dr. Ericka Tung, a geriatrician in the Division of Community Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic. Specific topics discussed include:

  • Common symptoms seen in early dementia.
  • Mild cognitive impairment and its progression to dementia.
  • Importance of stability of lifestyle in the life of patients with dementia.
  • Discussing the diagnosis of dementia with the patient and family.
  • Using a mental status exam in the evaluation of patients with suspected dementia.
  • Establishing a diagnosis in patients with early dementia.
  • The role of formal psychological testing in patients with suspected dementia.
  • The needs of care-givers of dementia patients.
  • Importance of respite care for the care-givers of dementia patients.
  • Evaluating driving skills in patients with early dementia.
  • Advanced care planning for dementia patients.

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September 22, 2020

Mayo Clinic Q&A: #AskTheMayoMom about COVID-19 and School Children

This episode is shared from Mayo Clinic Q&A and was recorded in September, 2020. 

Guest:  Angela C. Mattke, M.D. (@DrAngelaMattke

Host: Sanjeev (Sanj) Kakar, M.D. (@sanjkakar

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create challenges, including returning to school with hybrid learning modules for children. There are also anxieties and uncertainties to navigate, while trying to follow COVID-19 guidelines. 

In this "Mayo Clinic Q&A" podcast, Dr. Angela Mattke, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician and host of #AskTheMayoMom, talks about the concerns her patients have, and what important things parents and caregivers should take into consideration when helping children stay healthy. 

AskMayoExpert COVID-19 Resources: https://askmayoexpert.mayoclinic.org/navigator/COVID-19 

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August 31, 2020

COVID-19 Miniseries Episode 49: Mayo Clinic Q & A - COVID-19 Back-To-School Recommendations

This episode is shared from Mayo Clinic Q&A and was recorded in August, 2020.

To claim credit visit: https://ce.mayo.edu/covid19podcast

Guest:  Nipunie S. Rajapakse, M.D., M.P.H. (@nrajapakseMD)

Host: Sanjeev (Sanj) Kakar, M.D. (@sanjkakar)

Whether in person, online or a hybrid model of education, families and school districts are planning for how to safely teach students during the COVID-19 pandemic. No matter which plan is chosen by communities, this school year will be challenging.

On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Mayo Clinic, discusses how students, teachers and staff can use public health measures already in place to minimize the risk of exposure to the virus and reduce community spread of COVID-19.

AskMayoExpert COVID-19 Resources: https://askmayoexpert.mayoclinic.org/navigator/COVID-19

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August 25, 2020

Regenerative Medicine Takes on Hair Loss

Guest: Alison J. Bruce, M.B., Ch.B. & Shane A. Shapiro, M.D. 

Host: Amit K. Ghosh, M.D., M.B.A. (@AmitGhosh006

Androgenic alopecia can have a significant impact on women across a spectrum of age. The psychological and social impact of hair thinning and hair loss can significantly decrease quality of life. Dr. Alison Bruce breaks down different types of hair loss, who’s a candidate, and new therapies on the horizon. Dr. Shane Shapiro will discuss the application of regenerative medicine to this condition and how platelet rich plasma has demonstrated efficacy at regrowing hair. 

Deeper Dive: 

  • A Randomized, Controlled Pilot Trial Comparing Platelet-Rich Plasma to Topical Minoxidil Foam for Treatment of Androgenic Alopecia in Women doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000002168 

Episode transcript: https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/d545pv/Ep_185-Regenerative_Medicine_Takes_on_Hair_Loss.pdf

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August 11, 2020

COVID-19 Miniseries Episode 46: Physician Leaders and the Science of Health Care Delivery

This episode was recorded August 6, 2020. 

To claim credit visit: https://ce.mayo.edu/covid19podcast 

Guest: Lisa A. McGee, M.D. 

Host: Amit K. Ghosh, M.D., M.B.A. (@AmitGhosh006

What are population centered care and health? How do we best use rationed resources within our health care system to most effectively meet these needs? Dr. Lisa McGee discusses the Science of Health Care Delivery,  the impact mass media messages have had on the current COVID-19 pandemic, and how we can use the information we have about population centered health to address key influential components of SARS-CoV-2’s continual spread. 

Suggested Readings: 

  1. The effect of public health measures on the 1918 influenza pandemic in U.S. cities 
    https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0611071104 
  2. Public health interventions and epidemic intensity during the 1918 influenza pandemic 
    https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0610941104 

AskMayoExpert COVID-19 Resources: https://askmayoexpert.mayoclinic.org/navigator/COVID-19 

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July 14, 2020

COVID-19 Miniseries Episode 42: The Impact of Care Disruption for Patients with Non-Emergent Needs

This episode was recorded May 19, 2020.

To claim credit visit: https://ce.mayo.edu/covid19podcast

Guest:  Sidna M. Tulledge-Scheitel, M.D., M.P.H.

Host: Amit K. Ghosh, M.D., M.B.A. (@AmitGhosh006

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused waves of care disruption for people around the world. What patient populations have faced unique risks? What signs of impact from the temporary restriction of medical outpatients services are we seeing? Dr. Tulledge-Scheitel shares what’s being seen at Mayo Clinic, what she anticipates we’ll be seeing in the coming months, and what she’d do should this need arise again in the future.

AskMayoExpert COVID-19 Resources: https://askmayoexpert.mayoclinic.org/navigator/COVID-19

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June 10, 2020

Mayo Clinic Q & A - Medical Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This episode is shared from Mayo Clinic Q&A and was recorded in June, 2020.

Guest:  Alexandra P. Wolanskyj-Spinner, M.D. (@apw01)

Host: Sanjeev (Sanj) Kakar, M.D. (@sanjkakar)

Across the world, one of the biggest changes forced by the COVID-19 pandemic is in the field of education. Programs from kindergarten through postsecondary have rapidly moved to a distance learning model. Online and remote instruction has its own unique challenges, and has required students and educators to be creative to stay connected.

On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Alexandra Wolanskyj-Spinner, senior associate dean for student affairs at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine in Minnesota, discusses medical education during the COVID-19 pandemic.

AskMayoExpert COVID-19 Resources: https://askmayoexpert.mayoclinic.org/navigator/COVID-19

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May 29, 2020

COVID-19 Miniseries Episode 34: Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) in Pediatric Patients

This episode was recorded on May 27, 2020.

Guest:  Nipunie S. Rajapakse, M.D., M.P.H. (@nrajapakseMD)

Host: Amit K. Ghosh, M.D., M.B.A. (@AmitGhosh006

Patients under 21 who present with fever, lab evidence of inflammation, multisystem involvement, and recent or current SARS-CoV-2 infection fall under the case definition for multisystem inflammatory syndrome. They commonly present with persistent fever and gastrointestinal symptoms and concerningly, shock. Why are we seeing disproportionate rates in children of racial and ethnic minorities? Dr. Nipunie Rajapaske concisely covers what’s known about this syndrome and the data supporting its emergence as a post-infection complication.

CDC Health Advisory on Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)
https://emergency.cdc.gov/han/2020/han00432.asp

An outbreak of severe Kawasaki-like disease at the Italian epicentre of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic: an observational cohort study
https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31103-X

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