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Medical Category: Infectious Disease

Vexed on Vaccines: Vaccine Hesitancy, Fact Immunity, and a Pandemic of Misinformation

It is no secret we are in the middle of a pandemic, the likes of which our generation has never seen. Every day, clinicians care for thousands of patients infected with SARS-CoV2. One sick person can infect many more without …

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Infectious Disease

COVID-19 Update: An Interesting Study on Serotonin Antagonism

Background: We have tried to decrease the number of updates on COVID-19, as I am sure everyone is getting tired of all the trials coming out on this.  I know I am exhausted just reading through everything.  However, every so …

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Infectious Disease

The DANMASK-19 Trial: Masks Not Effective to Prevent COVID-19? Not So Fast!!!

Background: Face masks can reduce transmission of respiratory viruses by both being a potential physical barrier and by reducing droplet transmission.  Additionally, the presence of a mask reduces the users frequency of touching their face which may also reduce transmission.  …

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Infectious Disease

A COVID-19 Update that is Long Overdue

Background: There have been lots of trials sitting on my computer desktop awaiting my review, but like many of you time has been thin from clinical work and increasing cases of COVID-19 where I work.  I thought it might be …

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Infectious Disease

REBEL Cast Ep 89: The CODA Trial – Antibiotics vs Appendectomy for Appendicitis

Background: The well-established, standard treatment for acute appendicitis is surgical appendectomy.  However, recent research has challenged the dominance of the surgical approach in looking at antibiotics alone. The available literature on non-operative treatment of appendicitis (NOTA) has important limitations: exclusion …

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