Optimal - The Podcast: Episode 4

Optimal - The Podcast: Episode 4 - Part 1 Covid-19 Update

Dr. Dicken Weatherby & Beth Ellen DiLuglio

Welcome to episode 4 of "Optimal - The Podcast" recorded May 13th, 2020. In part 1 of this audio presentation we dive back into COVID-19 to give an update on the latest info that has come out in the last couple of weeks.

In part 2 we cover an Update on Vitamin D

Research Studies and Links

Mystery Inflammatory Syndrome In Kids And Teens Likely Linked To COVID-19 [R]

Antigen testing is a new category of diagnostic test used for rapid detection of the virus [R]

FDA authorized the first diagnostic test with the option of using home-collected saliva samples for COVID-19 testing [R]

Donà D, Minotti C, Costenaro P, Da Dalt L, Giaquinto C. Fecal-Oral Transmission of SARS-CoV2 In Children: Is It Time To Change Our Approach? Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2020 Apr 16. [R]

Xu Y, Li X, Zhu B, et al. Characteristics of pediatric SARS-CoV-2 infection and potential evidence for persistent fecal viral shedding. Nat Med. 2020 Apr;26(4):502-505. [R]

Zhang B, Liu S, Dong Y, et al. Positive rectal swabs in young patients recovered from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). J Infect. 2020 Apr 23. pii: S0163-4453(20)30233-4. [R]

Tang YW, Schmitz JE, Persing DH, Stratton CW. The Laboratory Diagnosis of COVID-19 Infection: Current Issues and Challenges. J Clin Microbiol. 2020 Apr 3. pii: JCM.00512-20.  [R]

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