Infectious Disease

COVID-19 Fact or Fiction? Week of May 25

May 25, 2020
Fact or Fiction? A) Oral corticosteroids should be used to treat asthma exacerbations when COVID-19 is prevalent in the community. B) Corticosteroids should be considered in patients with COVID-19 experiencing acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

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COVID-19 Fact or Fiction? Week of May 11

May 12, 2020
Fact or Fiction? A) All atrial fibrillation patients using warfarin for stroke prevention should be switched to a DOAC during the COVID-19 pandemic. B) It is unlikely a mother will transfer SARS-CoV-2 to her fetus during pregnancy.

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COVID-19 Fact or Fiction? Week of May 4

May 5, 2020
Fact or Fiction? A) New information conclusively shows that remdesivir improves survivability of patients with severe COVID-19. B) ACE inhibitors have no impact on COVID-19 outcomes when compared to other antihypertensives.

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COVID-19 Fact or Fiction? Week of April 27

April 29, 2020
Fact or Fiction? A) Approximately 1 in 5 people with COVID-19 are hospitalized. B) COVID-19 patients rarely present with dermatological symptoms.

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COVID-19 Fact or Fiction? Remdesivir

April 21, 2020
Fact or Fiction? In a preliminary study, remdesivir improved severe COVID-19 outcomes.

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COVID-19 Fact or Fiction? Ibuprofen vs. Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

April 15, 2020
Fact or fiction? Acetaminophen (paracetamol) is preferred over NSAIDs for symptom management in patients with confirmed/suspected COVID-19.

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A video message from our CEO

March 25, 2020
We are here for you Thanks to your ongoing support, MDBriefCase has been a leading provider of free innovative online continuing health education for almost 20 years, and we will continue to be here during these uncertain times. MDBriefCase commits to standing by you. Sincerely, JASON FLOWERDAY MBA, BScChief Executive OfficerMDBriefCase Group Inc.

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Climate change hits health, yet funds lacking: WHO

December 3, 2019
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) – Climate change is harming human health as more people suffer from heat stress, extreme weather and mosquito-borne diseases including malaria, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. The U.N. agency, in a report issued a day after a climate summit began in Madrid, urged governments to meet ambitious targets to reduce heat-trapping carbon emissions saying it could save a million lives a year through lower air pollution alone. “Health is paying the price of the climate crisis. Why? Because our lungs, our brains, our cardiovascular system is very much suffering from the causes of climate change which are overlapping very much with the causes of air pollution,” Maria Neira, Director of WHO’s Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health, told a news briefing. Yet less than 1% of international financing for climate action goes to the health sector, she said, calling it “absolutely outrageous”. Global temperatures could rise sharply this century with “wide-ranging and destructive” consequences after greenhouse gas emissions hit record levels last year, international climate experts warned last week. “WHO considers that climate change is potentially the greatest health threat of the 21st Century,” said WHO expert Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum. “The reason […]