COVID-19 - Clinical Trials, Psycho-social Support, Infertility
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Stem Cell Therapy for COVID-19 related ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome)   

with Dr. Nimesh Desai
July 21, 2020
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Acute respiratory distress syndrome or ARDS is a very serious complication for many patients suffering from COVID-19, and is believed to account for about 80% of the deaths in ventilated patients. There is no proven or FDA-approved treatment for it, other than oxygen therapy, including use of mechanical ventilation, and fluid management. Literature from previous studies with mesenchymal stromal stem cells (MSCs) support the idea that MSCs due to their anti-inflammatory activities may have the potential to improve management of COVID-19 related ARDS. Dr. Nimesh Desai, principal investigator of the study, explains the action of MSCs and the trial investigating the effectiveness of the stem cell therapy.

Panelists
Dr. Nimesh Desai
Jack Aiello
Priya Menon 
April 21, 2020, 1 PM EST
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Is the new practice of social distancing or reducing close physical proximity with others contributing to another deadly epidemic, that of social isolation and loneliness? As the world grapples with COVID-19, the population worldwide is escalating into negative psychological reactions like stress, adjustment disorder and depression. Feeling under pressure is quite normal in the current situation. We understand that managing mental health and psychological well-being during this time is as important as managing physical health. We talked to Dr. Dianne Shumay on psychosocial support for cancer patients, caregivers, family members and how you can protect yourself and be supportive of others too.







Panelists
Dr. Dianne Shumay
Danielle Ripley-Burgess
David Stanley
Jim Wickstrom
Priya Menon
May 1, 2020, 5 PM EST
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Currently, very little is known about the impact of COVID-19 on reproduction and pregnancy. But as the COVID 19 pandemic began to affect lives around the world, out of an abundance of caution, the ASRM task force released a mandate on March 17th, 2020 recommending fertility clinics to suspend all new infertility treatments, cancel embryo transfers, and suspend all elective surgeries. Almost a month later, in an update#2 released on April 13, the ASRM states “While it is not yet prudent to resume non-emergency infertility procedures, the Task Force recognizes it is also time to begin to consider strategies and best practices for resuming time-sensitive fertility treatments in the face of COVID-19.” We talked to reproductive endocrinologist and virologist Dr Cindy Duke of Nevada Fertility Institute and infertility specialist Dr Aimee Eyvazzadeh (The Egg Whisperer) to learn about the rapidly changing recommendations in this field, how the patients are getting affected and the future landscape of infertility treatments.
Panelists
Dr. Cindy Duke
Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh
Amy Schmidt Zook
Valerie Landis
Shweta Mishra
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