Month: September 2023

DoxyPEP with Dr. Amit Achhra

DoxyPEP with Dr. Amit Achhra

The Getting2U crew get the chance to meet with Dr. Amit Achhra, one of Connecticut’s top Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) specialist, and discussed the current trends of STIs in Connecticut and across the country, as well as dive into DoxyPEP and learn all there is to know about this newly approved approach to combat the spread of STIs.

The team’s Hot Topic discussion was on Emory University’s discovery using JAK inhibitors to bring us one step closer to discovering a cure for HIV. The link to their announcement is here.

Dr. Achhra made an awesome recommendation for providers who want extra support with their patients dealing with STIs to use the CDC’s STDCCN.org resource. Providers will get matched to local experts who can provide guidance and even treat their patient, if needed!
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*Follow-Up*: Since the time of this recording, the CDC has published draft DoxyPEP guidelines and are looking for public comments. Click the link for more information: Public Comment Period for Doxy PEP Guidelines (cdc.gov)

Global Warming’s Hidden Toll: The Growing Threat of Emerging Diseases

Global Warming’s Hidden Toll: The Growing Threat of Emerging Diseases

In this episode of the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine Podcast, our hosts dive into the profound and often overlooked consequence of global warming: the rising threat of emerging diseases. Join us as we uncover the intricate relationship between climate change and the proliferation of new, potentially deadly illnesses. We’ll explore how shifts in temperature, habitat disruption, and the movement of disease vectors are paving the way for previously unknown health risks, and how we as a society should adapt to these new risks.

Mythbusters Live

Mythbusters Live

In September 2023 Hannah and Mark hosted a special live virtual event for high school seniors. Responding to questions submitted by audience members, the hosts addressed common questions about essays, activities, intended majors, and the review process. They also shared their advice for navigating the application process during senior year.

Season Two, Episode One: Mike Wishnie

Season Two, Episode One: Mike Wishnie

Professor Mike Wishnie discusses the Veterans Legal Services Clinic’s litigation challenging long-standing racial disparities in the VA’s administration of veterans’ benefits. He also describes the clinic’s suit seeking disclosure of records documenting toxic conditions at the K2 Air Base in Uzbekistan.

Postpartum Hemorrhage – Part 1 The Importance of Fibrinogen

Postpartum Hemorrhage – Part 1 The Importance of Fibrinogen

Postpartum hemorrhage remains an important and preventable cause of maternal mortality worldwide. In this interview, Dr. Michaela Farber provides us with a phenomenal timeline from the landmark study that highlighted the importance of fibrinogen as an early plasma biomarker to predict severe postpartum hemorrhage to the current evidence for the use of fibrinogen concentrate and tranexamic acid.
Here are the links to the papers discussed during our Podcast
pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32282388/
pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17087729/
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4166889/

The Current Role of General Anesthesia for Cesarean Delivery

The Current Role of General Anesthesia for Cesarean Delivery

We have tremendously increased the safety and efficacy of our Neuraxial blocks. The consequences of our success have resulted in a limited number of general anesthesia cases for trainees during their obstetric anesthesia rotation. In this episode, I discuss with Dr. Delgado, author of the review article The Current Role of General Anesthesia for Cesarean delivery, what can be done to improve our ability to be prepared when general anesthesia (GA) is needed. We discussed various topics ranging from predicting patients at risk for GA, to using a rapid sequence spinal technique to avoid GA, and the need for high-fidelity simulations to maintain our skills when general anesthesia is needed.

Here are the links to the papers discussed during our Podcast
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40140-021-00437-6
https://pubs.asahq.org/anesthesiology/article/136/5/697/135639/Frequency-and-Risk-Factors-for-Difficult
https://associationofanaesthetists-publications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/anae.14296
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30789362/
https://pubs.asahq.org/anesthesiology/article/106/6/1096/8207/A-Series-of-Anesthesia-related-Maternal-Deaths-in