How Is COVID-19 Transmitted?
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Whether the SARS-CoV-2 virus is transmitted by droplets or aerosol influences which public health interventions might slow its spread. Michael Klompas, MD, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, explains evidence to date about mechanisms of coronavirus transmission and implications for pandemic containment and mitigation efforts.


Airborne Transmission of SARS-CoV-2: Theoretical Considerations and Available Evidence

The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast
The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast
Matthew Watto MD, Stuart Brigham MD, Paul Williams MD
#239 Sinusitis: It’s Not That Tricky
A runny nose won’t have you running in circles this cold season with our fantastic overview of rhinosinusitis in all its forms! We discuss etiology and presentation of viral versus bacterial rhinosinusitis, practical counseling tips for guiding patients on nasal irrigation, and working up chronic rhinosinusitis! Our guest is the fabulous Dr. Dink Jardine, a general otolaryngologist, Commander in the US Navy, and Director for Professional Education (DPE) and Designated Institutional Official (DIO) at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune (NMCCL). Listeners can claim Free CE credit through VCU Health at (CME goes live at 0900 ET on the episode’s release date). CME Survey! Help us improve our CME! This survey will serve the purpose of creating a better experience for VCU Health and Curbsider’s Podcast users. It is conducted by VCU Da Vinci Students in the Masters of Product Innovation Program. The results of this survey will teach us insights on how we can provide an opportunity to improve your podcasting experience. We will not spam you in anyway, and your information will remain anonymous, as this data will be used for research purposes only. Show Notes | Subscribe | Spotify | Swag! | Top Picks | Mailing List | | Free CME! Credits * Written and Produced by: Paul Williams MD, FACP, Beth Garbitelli * Cover Art: Kate Grant MBChb, MRCGP * Infographic by: Beth Garbitelli * Hosts: Matthew Watto MD, FACP; Paul Williams MD, FACP * Editor: Molly Heublein MD (written materials); Clair Morgan of (audio) * Guest: Dink Jardine, MD Sponsors: National Internal Medicine Day Help ACP celebrate National Internal Medicine Day on October 28th. Visit to learn how you can show your internal medicine pride. Be sure to tag @ACPInternists and use the hashtags #NationalInternalMedicineDay, #IMProud, and #IMEssential. VCU Health CE The Curbsiders are partnering with VCU Health Continuing Education to offer FREE continuing education credits for physicians and other healthcare professionals. Visit and search for this episode to claim credit. See info sheet for further directions. Note: A free VCU Health CloudCME account is required in order to seek credit. Time Stamps * Sponsor – National Internal Medicine Day, The American College of Physicians * Sponsor - VCU Health Continuing Education * 00:30 Intro, disclaimer, guest bio * 03:00 Guest one-liner, Favorite failure, Pick of the Week*: Still Life by Louise Penny * Sponsor – National Internal Medicine Day, The American College of Physicians * 09:30 Case 1 - Acute Viral Rhinosinusitis * 10:40 Rhinosinusitis vs. Sinusitis * 14:20 Physical exam in rhinosinusitis * 20:40 Counseling patients about viral vs. bacterial infection * 22:56 Sinus regimen/nasal irrigation - “Is there a sinus toilet” * 27:10 Intranasal fluticasone and other intranasal medications * 29:40 Rhinitis medicamentosa * 30:40 Nasal spray positioning * 33:50 Case 1 - Double Sickening * 37:40 Worst case scenarios from rhinosinusitis * 40:40 Antibiotic treatment for bacterial rhinosinusitis * 43:20 Failed improvement on antibiotics? Second-line options * 49:30 Case 2 - Chronic rhinosinusitis * 52:28 Etiology of chronic rhinosinusitis * 53:33 Making a diagnosis of chronic rhinosinusitis * 55:25 Treating chronic rhinosinusitis * 58:40 Vasomotor rhinitis * 60:40 Sinus irrigation counseling and tips (YouTube) * 65:30 Case 3 - Allergic Rhinitis * 70:13 Oral medications for allergic rhinitis; Chronic allergic/non-allergic rhinitis * 73:51 Take-home points Links* * Still Life: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny, Chief Inspector Gamache series * “Dr. Adappa and Dr. Palmer teach you How to do Nasal Irrigation” *The Curbsiders participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising commissions by linking to Amazon. Simply put, if you click on our links and buy something we earn a (very) small commission, yet you don’t pay any extra. Goals Listeners will develop an approach to the diagnosis and management of rhinosinusitis. Learning objectives After listening to this episode listeners will... * Classify rhinosinusitis, including acute, chronic, bacterial, and viral. * Discuss the microbiology and pathophysiology underpinning rhinitis and sinusitis. * Differentiate the presentation and management of acute bacterial and acute viral rhinosinusitis. * Develop an approach to the diagnosis and management of allergic rhinosinusitis. * Recognize and manage patients with non-allergic rhinitis. * Discuss the role of antibiotic therapy and surgery in the management of rhinosinusitis. Disclosures Dr. Jardine reports no relevant financial disclosures. The Curbsiders report no relevant financial disclosures. Citation Williams PN, Garbitelli B, Jardine D, Heublein M, Watto MF.. “#239 Sinusitis: It’s not that tricky.” The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast. Final publishing date October 26, 2020. Tags sinus, sinusitis, rhinitis, acute bacterial, rhinosinusitis, bacterial, viral, virus, nose, chronic sinusitis, ENT, primary care, assistant, care, doctor, education, family, FOAM, FOAMim, FOAMed, health, hospitalist, hospital, internal, internist, meded, medical, medicine, nurse, practitioner, professional, primary, physician, resident, student
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