WHO's response to covid-19
We knew a pandemic was coming at some point - it ’s kind of why we have the WHO. We have had various smaller scale tests of the international response to an infectious disease outbreak - Ebola in west africa being the most recent. After that, reports criticised the WHO's response - citing problems around the swiftness of their action, the lack of... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - April 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

TWiV Special: Coronavirus update with Mark Denison, MD
Pediatric infectious disease physician and coronavirologist Mark Denison joins Vincent for a discussion of COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 with an emphasis on antiviral therapeutics. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello Guest: Mark Denison Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees. Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv (Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition)
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - March 26, 2020 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

Coronapod: “Test, test, test!”
In the first of our new podcast series, Benjamin Thompson, Noah Baker, and Amy Maxmen discuss the epidemiology needed to control the Covid-19 outbreak.In this episode:03:57 Testing timesCase numbers of Covid-19 have leapt around the world in recent days, but how many undetected cases are out there? We talk about the urgent need to deploy two of the cornerstones of effective epidemiology – testing and contact tracing – and discuss why these measures aren’t being rolled out worldwide.News article: Scientists exposed to coronavirus wonder: why weren’t we notified?; News article: South Korea is reportin...
Source: Nature Podcast - March 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Springer Nature Limited Source Type: podcasts

Coronavirus Testing
Coronavirus testing will help countries manage coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) but will raise questions about how to counsel patients about their test results. The CDC's Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases Jay C. Butler, MD, talks with JAMA Editor Howard Bauchner about what to advise healthy patients with positive PCR results, sick patients with negative test results, exposed health care workers, and more. (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - March 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Coronavirus Testing – March 16 Q & A with the CDC ’s Jay Butler, MD
Coronavirus testing will help countries manage coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) but will raise questions about how to counsel patients about their test results. The CDC's Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases Jay C. Butler, MD, talks with JAMA Editor Howard Bauchner about what to advise healthy patients with positive PCR results, sick patients with negative test results, exposed health care workers, and more. (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - March 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

TWiV Special: Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 update
Infectious disease physician Daniel Griffin and virologist Valeria Cagno join Vincent to provide updates on the situation with SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 in New York and Italy. Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Daniel Griffin and Valeria Cagno Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees. Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv (Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition)
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - March 5, 2020 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

Incisional Negative Pressure Wound Therapy for SSI Prevention, MRSA Bacteremia and Combination Therapy, Review of Parkinson Disease, and more
Editor's Summary by Howard Bauchner, MD, Editor in Chief of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the February 11, 2020 issue (Source: JAMA: This Week's Audio Commentary)
Source: JAMA: This Week's Audio Commentary - February 11, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak – Update From NIAID’s Anthony Fauci, MD
In February 2020 the nature of the 2019-nCoV outbreak is still slowly coming into focus but it appears to be acting more like bad pandemic influenza (efficient spread, overall lower mortality) than like SARS (less efficient spread, overall higher mortality). Anthony Fauci, MD, of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) discusses the latest developments with JAMA Editor in Chief Howard Bauchner. Coronavirus Resource Center (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - February 7, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 579: Reno viral
Vincent speaks with virologists at the University of Nevada at Reno about their careers and their work on herpesviruses, arboviruses, and the development of diagnostics for infectious diseases. Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Dave AuCoin, Cyprian Rossetto, Claudia Rückert, and Subhash Verma Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode PAN's labyrinth (Viruses) KSHV SOX protein DNAse activity (J Virol) Vertical flow immunoassay for pathogen detection (Talanta) Small RNA responses of mosquitoes (Insect Biochem Mol Biol) Tim...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - December 22, 2019 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 567: Outbreaks and a breakout
The TWiV team covers outbreaks of eastern equine encephalitis virus in the US and poliovirus in the Philippines, and explain how a chemokine induced by HIV-1 infection helps release more virus particles from cells. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Poliomyelitis returns to the Philippines (Mashable, virology blog) EEE in the USA (Am J Trop Med Hyg) Chemokine helps HIV-1 release (eLIFE) Image credit Letters read o...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - September 29, 2019 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

Nature PastCast, August 1975: Antibodies ’ ascendency to blockbuster drug status
This year, Nature celebrates its 150th birthday. To mark this anniversary we’re rebroadcasting episodes from our PastCast series, highlighting key moments in the history of science.They’re found in home-testing kits for pregnancy, hospital tests for MRSA, and in six out of ten of the best-selling drugs today. But monoclonal antibodies have kept a surprisingly low profile since their debut in a Nature paper in 1975. This podcast follows them from that time through patent wars, promising drug trials and finally to blockbuster status today.This episode was first broadcast in August 2013.From the archive:Continuous...
Source: Nature Podcast - August 30, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Springer Nature Limited Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 559: Nectin connection what's your infection?
The complete TWiV team give a report on the Ebola virus outbreak in DRC, and reveal that cell surface nectin proteins cause the transfer of cytoplasmic cargo, including measles virus, between cells. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Fire Alarm at ASV Ebola outbreak sitrep(WHO) Ebola outbreak dashboard(WHO) Ebola outbreakDRC (MSF) Ebola articles at CIDRAP Ebola virus vaccine could run out(STAT news) Nectin me...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - August 4, 2019 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

04 July 2019: Machine learning in materials science, and sand ’s sustainability
This week, using an algorithm to find properties in materials science, and the global consequences of sand-mining.In this episode:00:47 Predicting propertiesA word-association algorithm is reading millions of abstracts to discover new properties of materials. Research article: Tshitoyan et al.; News and Views: Text mining facilitates materials discovery08:28 Research HighlightsTiny robot-jellyfish, and genome mutation hot-spots. Research Article:Multi-functional soft-bodied jellyfish-like swimming; Research Highlight:How DNA ‘hotspots’ snarl the search for cancer genes10:48 Sand un...
Source: Nature Podcast - July 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Springer Nature Limited Source Type: podcasts

04 July 2019: Machine learning in materials science, and sand ’s sustainability
This week, using an algorithm to find properties in materials science, and the global consequences of sand-mining.In this episode:00:47 Predicting propertiesA word-association algorithm is reading millions of abstracts to discover new properties of materials. Research article: Tshitoyan et al.; News and Views: Text mining facilitates materials discovery08:28 Research HighlightsTiny robot-jellyfish, and genome mutation hot-spots. Research Article:Multi-functional soft-bodied jellyfish-like swimming; Research Highlight:How DNA ‘hotspots’ snarl the search for cancer genes10:48 Sand un...
Source: Nature Podcast - July 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Springer Nature Limited Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 542: Inside Microbiotix
Vincent travels to Microbiotix, Inc, a biopharmaceutical company in Worcester, MA to speak with four members of the company about their discovery and development of small molecule drugs that target serious infectious diseases. Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Terry Bowlin, Zach Aron, Grace Lui, and Islam Hussein Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Microbiotix, Inc. MBX-400 Microbiotix pipeline Microbiotix publications Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Listener Pick Islam- How to successfully collaborate with industry Intro...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - April 7, 2019 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

Mark S. Sulkowski, MD - Addressing the Evolving Opioid and HCV Epidemics Through Community Engagement and Education
Go online to PeerView.com/QYB860 to view the entire program with slides. In this activity, which is based on recent live meetings held in Baltimore and Cambridge, Maryland, clinicians practicing on the front-lines of the intersecting hepatitis C and opioid epidemics offer thought-provoking perspectives on identifying HCV among people with substance use disorders who live in urban and rural healthcare settings and successfully engaging them in care to achieve better patient and community outcomes. Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: Evaluate patients with, or at risk of, hepatitis C virus (HCV) i...
Source: PeerView CME/CE Audio Podcast - Primary Care - March 25, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education Tags: Science, Medicine Source Type: podcasts

"Mudicinal Properties" -- The Discovery Files
Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic researchers have found that one type of clay, Oregon blue clay, may help fight disease-causing bacteria in wounds, including treatment-resistant bacteria. In laboratory tests, the researchers found that the clay has antibacterial effects against bacteria such as Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus, including strains such as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). (Source: The Discovery Files)
Source: The Discovery Files - September 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: National Science Foundation Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 500: Keep virology weird
The entire TWiV team visits The University of Texas in Austin to record episode #500 with guests Jinny Suh, Jason McClellan, and Jon Huibregtse. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Guests: Jinny Suh, Jason McClellan, and Jon Huibregtse Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode A big list of science podcasts Immunize Texas McClellan Lab Huibregtse Lab John Ring LaMontagne Center for Infectious Disease Video of this episode (YouTube) Weekly Science Picks Alan - The Airplane Cabin Microbiome Rich - Coalition for Epidemic Prepar...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - July 1, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

Sketching suspects with DNA, and using light to find Zika-infected mosquitoes
DNA fingerprinting has been used to link people to crimes for decades, by matching DNA from a crime scene to DNA extracted from a suspect. Now, investigators are using other parts of the genome —such as markers for hair and eye color—to help rule people in and out as suspects. Staff Writer Gretchen Vogel talks with Sarah Crespi about whether science supports this approach and how different countries are dealing with this new type of evidence. Sarah also talks with Jill Fernandes of th e University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, about her Science Advances paper on a light-based technique for detecting Zi...
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - May 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Science Tags: Scientific Community Source Type: podcasts

Here's What's New in the HIV Treatment Guidelines
Dr Paul Sax reports on a new recommended HIV treatment option and thanks Marty Hirsch for his skillful leadership of the guidelines working group. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - April 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Why Are Vaccination Rates Lower Among Kids With ASD?
Children with autism, and their younger siblings, have lower vaccination rates than other children, placing them at risk for vaccine-preventable disease. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - April 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Consulting an ID Specialist Saves Lives and Money
The value in consulting ID in the management of serious infections is revealed by this recent analysis. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - April 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Civilians under siege in Eastern Ghouta
In 2016, from an estimated pre-war population of 22 million, the United Nations (UN) identified 13.5 million Syrians requiring humanitarian assistance, of which more than 6 million are internally displaced within Syria, and around 5 million are refugees outside of Syria. In this podcast, Aula Abarra, consultant in infectious disease from London,... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - April 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Trends in US Infectious Diseases, HIV PrEP Review, Mentoring in the #MeToo Era, Hazards of Order Sets, and more
Editor's Summary by Howard Bauchner, MD, Editor in Chief of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the March 27, 2018 issue (Source: JAMA: This Week's Audio Commentary)
Source: JAMA: This Week's Audio Commentary - March 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and The JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Influenza and MRSA Pneumonia
Dr Paul Auwaerter discusses the antimicrobial options for postinfluenza MRSA pneumonia, and makes the case for a universal flu vaccine. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - March 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Influenza Deaths in Children: Putting It Into Context
The media reports of influenza-related deaths in children are frightening. How does this year compare with prior years? (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - February 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Shingrix: Is the Hype Justified?
Dr Paul Offit compares Shingrix with Zostavax ® and lays out the recommendations for the new vaccine. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - February 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Lives Are Saved Even With a 'Less Effective' Vaccine
Dr Paul Offit explains the various ways the flu virus can mutate away from the strains in the vaccine, as it has in the 2017-2018 season. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - January 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

A Call for Early HIV Diagnosis
Increased routine and targeted HIV testing is needed to reduce diagnosis delays. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - January 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

A New Way ID Care Is Valued
Dr Paul Auwaerter urges infectious diseases clinicians to review and incorporate into their practice two new CPT codes for prolonged services without direct face-to-face patient contact. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - January 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

California Contagion: How to Control Severe Hepatitis A
Dr Paul Auwaerter discusses California's hepatitis A outbreak and the challenges of testing to avoid false-positives. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - December 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Brucellosis: Patient History Is the Key
The symptoms are nonspecific, so patient history is critical to the identification of brucellosis. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - December 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Assessing Zika Risk in International Travelers
Travelers need to be educated about their risks and decide which they are willing to accept. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - November 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

New Antibiotic Stewardship: Core Elements Guide From CDC
Hear about CDC's new antibiotic stewardship core elements guide for small and critical access hospitals. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - October 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

The accuracy of rapid diagnostic tests for detecting typhoid and paratyphoid (enteric) fever
Point-of-care rapid diagnostic tests which use a small amount of blood are available for infectious diseases such as malaria and HIV, and make an important contribution to patient management. Cochrane reviews of the accuracy of such tests have influenced WHO policy and, in May 2017, they were added to with a new Cochrane Diagnostic Test Accuracy review of rapid tests for typhoid and paratyphoid fevers. Lalith Wijedoru from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in UK tells us more in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - October 23, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

The accuracy of rapid diagnostic tests for detecting typhoid and paratyphoid (enteric) fever
Point-of-care rapid diagnostic tests which use a small amount of blood are available for infectious diseases such as malaria and HIV, and make an important contribution to patient management. Cochrane Reviews of the accuracy of such tests have influenced World Health Organization (WHO) policy and, in May 2017, they were added to with a new Cochrane Diagnostic Test Accuracy review of rapid tests for typhoid and paratyphoid fevers. Lalith Wijedoru from the  Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool in UK tells us more in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - October 23, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

PodMed – Week of October 20, 2017
This week’s topics include Medicare spending on frail elderly, resorbable stents, men with HPV, and procalcitonin to assess antibiotic need. Program notes: 0:41 Looking at procalcitonin to determine antibiotic use 1:42 Improve or worsen survival 2:40 Point of care testing 2:54 Stents that resorb 3:52 First approved in Europe in 2011 4:50 Post marketing surveillance […] (Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine Weekly Health News)
Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine Weekly Health News - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Tracey Johns Hopkins Medicine Tags: All Podcasts Geriatrics Health Insurance Heart And Vascular Infectious diseases PodMed Source Type: podcasts

PodMed – Week of October 9, 2017
This week’s topics include how the Zika virus changed, outcomes after surgery and health literacy, e-cigarettes and healthcare costs, and a reaction to tattooing. Program notes: 0:36 Case report of an outcome after a tattoo 1:32 Reaction to the tattoo ink but not cancer 2:32 Not cancer just a reaction 2:46 Mutations in the Zika […] (Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine Weekly Health News)
Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine Weekly Health News - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Tracey Johns Hopkins Medicine Tags: All Podcasts Cancer Infectious diseases Patient Care PodMed Smoking Surgery Surgical Care Source Type: podcasts

CMV Disease in the Non-immunosuppressed ICU Patient
Is CMV just a bystander or is it a contributor to critical illness in non-immunosuppressed ICU patients? A new study provides a few answers and raises new questions. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - October 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

PodMed – Week of September 11, 2017
This week’s topics include a new antibody for asthma, early treatment in COPD, mumps vaccine to curtail an outbreak, and medical exemptions from routine vaccinations. Program notes: 0:38 Avoiding vaccines with medical exemptions 1:38 More people who are vaccinated the less likely an outbreak 2:36 Total went down but others are gaming the system 3:23 […] (Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine Weekly Health News)
Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine Weekly Health News - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Tracey Johns Hopkins Medicine Tags: All Podcasts Infectious diseases PodMed Prevention Respiratory Disorders Vaccines Source Type: podcasts

The Unexpected and Troubling Rise of Candida auris
Behaving like a multidrug-resistant microbe, C auris is spreading rapidly throughout the world, including in healthcare facilities in the United States. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - August 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Add Legionella to Your Differential Diagnosis for Pneumonia
Don't forget to consider Legionella as a cause of hospital-acquired pneumonia. It's more common and deadlier than some may realize. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - August 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

PodMed – Week of August 14, 2017
This week’s topics include complications of aortic valve surgery, effectiveness of nasal flu vaccination, testing for Epstein Barr virus and nasopharyngeal cancer, and hepatitis C treatment. Program notes: 0:31 How effective is the flu vaccine? 1:31 Reformulation of nasal type 2:27 Studies to find out why nasal isn’t working 3:12 Epstein Barr virus and nasopharyngeal […] (Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine Weekly Health News)
Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine Weekly Health News - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Tracey Johns Hopkins Medicine Tags: All Podcasts Cancer Heart And Vascular Infectious diseases Influenza (flu) PodMed Surgery Source Type: podcasts

PodMed – Week of July 31, 2017
This week’s topics include football and CTE, discontinuing statins, intramuscular HIV meds, and long term risks of stroke and TIA. Program notes: 0:32 Stroke and TIA risk 1:35 Adverse outcomes five years later 2:35 Be aggressive about managing risk 3:24 Statin discontinuation risk 4:24 Those who continued 12% had a stroke 5:25 Driven by internet […] (Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine Weekly Health News)
Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine Weekly Health News - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Tracey Johns Hopkins Medicine Tags: All Podcasts Chronic Disease HIV Infectious diseases Nervous System Disorders Neurology And Neurosurgery PodMed Source Type: podcasts