Nov. 5, 2020

Face Masks: The Evidence and the Research - 2

Face Masks: The Evidence and the Research - 2

In this episode of the Precision Evidence Podcast, we look at the hot topic of evidence behind the use of face masks as we are in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic. Does and can evidence-based medicine and clinical relevance play a role here? What...


In this episode of the Precision Evidence Podcast, we look at the hot topic of evidence behind the use of face masks as we are in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Does and can evidence-based medicine and clinical relevance play a role here?

What do we know? What do we think we know? And what do we want to know?

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Notes:

  • Healthcare was unprepared for the Covod-19 pandemic
  • We want to be guided by evidence-based medicine – high-quality research, preferably randomized controlled studies (RCT)
  • Researchers collect evidence as the pandemic is running
  • Unfortunately, there are many low-quality medial papers published about Covid-19
  • Evidence around types of masks like N-95 and surgical masks
  • Observational studies can provide information about correlation but not causality
  • The challenge of Randomized Controlled Trials with face masks and Covid-19
  • Spreading of aerosols and droplets
  • Other ways of spreading COVID-19 like how to handle masks
  • Duke study around 14 types of masks
  • Active randomized controlled studies
  • What are we looking for in face maks studies
  • Precision Evidence in face mask studies
  • Follow-up in upcoming episodes

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Hosts:

Dr. Kim Kristiansen, M.D: @KKristiansenMD

JG Staal: @HealthyEvidence

 

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