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Monkeypox Update: Cases, Risks, Treatments and Vaccination Video

Monkeypox Update: Cases, Risks, Treatments and Vaccination

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH, delivers the latest on monkeypox (or MPX).
Getting to the Heart of COVID: Do Infections or Vaccines Cause Cardiac Harm? Video

Getting to the Heart of COVID: Do Infections or Vaccines Cause Cardiac Harm?

Cardiologist Clifton Watt, MD, offers new insights on the pathogenesis of heart problems resulting from COVID; breaks down the evidence on whether novel treatments – neutralizing antibodies and antivirals – have therapeutic or preventive value; then presents a risk-benefit analysis for the available vaccines, incorporating new data.
Get Current on COVID: The Evidence on Vaccine Efficacy and Strategies for Immunocompromised Patients Video

Get Current on COVID: The Evidence on Vaccine Efficacy and Strategies for Immunocompromised Patients

A panel of experts answers all the current questions on breakthrough infections, who needs boosters, whether to keep recommending masks, and the future of variants, with a spotlight on meeting the needs of the immunocompromised, such as organ transplant recipients and cancer patients. Bonus: what to know about molnupiravir to treat COVID-19.
Detecting Less-Detectable Infections: A New Genetic Technique Using Plasma Video

Detecting Less-Detectable Infections: A New Genetic Technique Using Plasma

Metagenomic next-generation sequencing can pinpoint pathogens causing infections in patients with immune function challenges and complex conditions, potentially saving lives as well as lowering care costs.
COVID Update: Experts Answer Questions on Boosters, Everyday Risks and What the Future Holds Video

COVID Update: Experts Answer Questions on Boosters, Everyday Risks and What the Future Holds

An expert panel mines the latest data to discuss the COVID-related issues on patients’ minds
COVID-19 Vaccines: Up-to-Date Answers on Safety, Efficacy and What the Future Holds Video

COVID-19 Vaccines: Up-to-Date Answers on Safety, Efficacy and What the Future Holds

From primary care providers to subspecialists who see immunocompromised patients, medical professionals are facing a barrage of vaccine questions.
Long COVID: A New Way to Look at a Growing Problem Video

Long COVID: A New Way to Look at a Growing Problem

Synthesizing multiple studies, pulmonologist Brian Block, MD, reveals which patients are at risk for lasting symptoms from infection with the coronavirus (it’s not who you might think).
Don’t Lose Heart: Responding to Cardiovascular Effects of the Pandemic Video

Don’t Lose Heart: Responding to Cardiovascular Effects of the Pandemic

Cardiologist and echocardiographer Nisha I. Parikh, MD, MPH, discusses acute and chronic cardiovascular issues in COVID patients, and how imaging can help with early diagnosis and monitoring treatment response. She also looks at the consequences of delayed care for heart events due to patients’ pandemic-related anxiety.
Prevent and Manage HIV in Primary Care: New Evidence on What Works Video

Prevent and Manage HIV in Primary Care: New Evidence on What Works

Infectious disease specialist John Szumowski, MD, MPH, unpacks recent data and study results that bear strongly on therapy selection, looking at oral drugs versus injectables, new versus standard meds, and how to make the best call for individual patients.
COVID Long Haulers: Identifying and Managing Patients With Lingering Symptoms Video

COVID Long Haulers: Identifying and Managing Patients With Lingering Symptoms

Predicting which COVID patients will have a post-recovery problem – or what the problem will look like – is tricky. This guide, based on the data, helps doctors follow up in the optimal time frame and by asking the right questions
A Surge in Sports Stress: How to Support Child Wellness During COVID Video

A Surge in Sports Stress: How to Support Child Wellness During COVID

Sports specialization and misguided parenting practices have led to undue stress on athletic youngsters, with physical and psychological consequences now exacerbated by the quarantine.
COVID Care and Control: How to Use What We’ve Learned So Far Video

COVID Care and Control: How to Use What We’ve Learned So Far

Pulmonologist Brian Block, MD, submits an enlightening analysis of U.S. COVID data, including his own work examining mortality in overburdened hospitals.
COVID-19 Consequences: Is the Ticker a Ticking Time Bomb? Video

COVID-19 Consequences: Is the Ticker a Ticking Time Bomb?

Cardiologist Clifton Watt, MD, explores what’s now known about the SARS-CoV-2 variants as well as COVID-related multisystem inflammatory disorders, explains COVID’s potential for residual effects on the heart, and offers help with identifying COVID “long haulers.” Bonus: update on outpatient therapeutics.
Pandemic Perplexities: Experts Address Safety, Cancer Care Delivery and Other Issues Video

Pandemic Perplexities: Experts Address Safety, Cancer Care Delivery and Other Issues

With a panel representing oncology, epidemiology and infectious disease medicine, this presentation sorts out the data to illuminate issues in caring for immunocompromised, COVID-infected and cancer patients
Comorbidities and COVID: Care for Patients With Heart Disease and Other Conditions Video

Comorbidities and COVID: Care for Patients With Heart Disease and Other Conditions

Breaking down the latest stats, cardiologist Clifton Watt, MD, sheds light on which chronic conditions raise the risk of serious consequences from COVID-19 infection.
Keep Them on Their Feet: Vigilant Diabetic Care Saves Limbs Video

Keep Them on Their Feet: Vigilant Diabetic Care Saves Limbs

In response to rising rates of diabetes and related amputations, the co-directors of UCSF’s Center for Limb Preservation – which has a limb salvage rate of 92 percent – present a quick guide to detecting amputation risk. They include COVID-specific advice to prevent delays in diagnosis and referral.
Get Current on COVID: Case Trends, Flu Season Strategies and Mask Facts Video

Get Current on COVID: Case Trends, Flu Season Strategies and Mask Facts

Pulmonologist Brian Block, MD, provides an analysis that clarifies risk factors, in terms of both patient and hospital status. He also discusses how to manage coming flu-related challenges and offers evidence on masking efficacy for both disease spread and severity.
COVID Fear and Heart Attacks: Addressing New Obstacles to Care Video

COVID Fear and Heart Attacks: Addressing New Obstacles to Care

COVID fear has worsened outcomes for the most dangerous type of heart attack. Interventional cardiologist Krishan Soni, MD, discusses how to respond to the new obstacles and reestablish safe, efficient pathways to lifesaving treatment.
Our Cardiologists Address Consequences of the COVID Crisis Video

Our Cardiologists Address Consequences of the COVID Crisis

The pandemic has both led to delays in heart attack treatment and highlighted racial disparities in health care. Our specialists look at facts and possible solutions. Plus: an update on managing COVID patients at risk of thrombosis and other inflammatory conditions.
Asthma Update: 2020 Treatment Guidelines Plus COVID-Appropriate Strategies Video

Asthma Update: 2020 Treatment Guidelines Plus COVID-Appropriate Strategies

Allergist and immunologist Monica Tang, MD, presents the latest on this common condition, from key diagnostic factors and therapeutic choices to which patients should be seen in person during the pandemic. She also gives a glimpse of asthma preventives on the horizon.
Stroke and COVID-19: Connections, Concerns and Care Video

Stroke and COVID-19: Connections, Concerns and Care

Answering questions from both patients and doctors, our neurovascular disease experts discuss the higher risk of clotting disorders associated with severe SARS-CoV-2 illness and how to manage these cases.
Care of Geriatric Patients in the Time of COVID-19 Video

Care of Geriatric Patients in the Time of COVID-19

UCSF geriatrician and pulmonologist Leah Witt, MD, discusses how to identify high-risk senior patients, the most common course of the disease, useful monitoring methods and important follow-up on hospitalized patients after discharge.
Our Response to COVID-19: Lessons From the AIDS Epidemic Video

Our Response to COVID-19: Lessons From the AIDS Epidemic

Renowned UCSF HIV/AIDS expert Paul Volberding, MD, who helped pioneer antiretroviral therapy, shares his insights on how the medical community can best respond to the current pandemic. He explains similarities and differences in the health care challenges and emphasizes the value of collaboration.
Cardiovascular Considerations in COVID-19 Video

Cardiovascular Considerations in COVID-19

In this April 2020 presentation, UCSF cardiologist, Nisha Parikh, MD, presents data and observations underlying current UCSF guidelines for managing cardiovascular risks and complications in COVID-19 patients.

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