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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).
COVID in Kids: Identifying High-Risk Patients and Recognizing MIS-C Video

COVID in Kids: Identifying High-Risk Patients and Recognizing MIS-C

Pediatric infectious disease specialist Manjiree Karandikar, MD, MBS, provides an update on COVID-19 to inform pediatric care, including a look at the variants and the level of concern they warrant. She lays out the signs that should raise suspicion of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).
UCSF MD Link: Web-Based Communication Portal for Physicians Document

UCSF MD Link: Web-Based Communication Portal for Physicians

Our web portal allows referring physicians to securely access their patients’ entire electronic health record, make online referral requests and communicate with our physicians directly and securely.
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.
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.
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.
Pediatric Specialty Care in the Time of COVID: Managing Blood Disorders and Cancer Video

Pediatric Specialty Care in the Time of COVID: Managing Blood Disorders and Cancer

Two UCSF pediatric hematologist-oncologists discuss COVID risks for pediatric patients with sickle cell and other blood diseases or cancer. Guidance includes which children need hospitalization, when to give preventive therapies for coagulopathies, and when to delay – or not delay – regularly scheduled treatments.
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.
Pediatric COVID: How to Manage Families and Severe Cases Video

Pediatric COVID: How to Manage Families and Severe Cases

In this video, two of UCSF’s pediatric infectious disease specialists provide an important update. Find out when to suspect MIS-C, a serious syndrome that can affect a child’s heart, and which treatments help. Then learn how to guide families with a positive test on isolation practices and community resources.
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.
Pediatric COVID-19: Epidemiology, Transmission, Clinical Presentation, Diagnosis Video

Pediatric COVID-19: Epidemiology, Transmission, Clinical Presentation, Diagnosis

UCSF pediatric infectious disease specialist, Prachi Singh, DO, provides an update on COVID-19 in California, followed by a briefing on what’s currently known about SARS-Co-V-2 in kids. Know the signs that may look like other diseases, when to test, and the value of PCR versus various types of serologic testing.
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.
The Coronavirus Disease 2019 Global Pandemic: A Neurosurgical Treatment Algorithm News

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 Global Pandemic: A Neurosurgical Treatment Algorithm

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting neurosurgical care at medical centers throughout the United States.
Neurosurgical Treatment Algorithm During the COVID-19 Pandemic News

Neurosurgical Treatment Algorithm During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As medical centers across the world prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, guidelines for providing vital care, while protecting the safety of both patients and health care workers, are increasingly critical.
Exploring Potential Treatment Options for COVID-19 Video

Exploring Potential Treatment Options for COVID-19

Annie Luetkemeyer, MD, professor of infectious diseases at UCSF, is an expert on the treatment of viral infections. On March 24, 2020, Robert Wachter, MD, chair of the Department of Medicine at UCSF, interviewed her on the evidence behind potential treatments for COVID-19 as well as how to assess new and existing drugs in a pandemic.
As Mysterious Coronavirus Spreads, An Infectious Disease Expert Explains What You Should Know News

As Mysterious Coronavirus Spreads, An Infectious Disease Expert Explains What You Should Know

A new coronavirus, related to the SARS and MERS diseases that have caused epidemics, has been discovered in China and started to spread.