E-Cigarette Epidemic

If a patient presents complaining of nausea and a severe cough, would you think to ask them about vaping? There appears to be more horrific reports of e-cigarette related pulmonary illness every day, and currently the CDC is unsure the exact etiology. On this episode, we will share what we know about this public health crisis including the most recent CDC guidance for identifying these cases early, taking a detailed history, and managing treatment.

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Vaping unknowns: youtube.com/watch?v=0e-fOM1dx3s&t=33s
Vape at your own risk: youtube.com/watch?v=Xdne28dBirQ&t=131s
Researchers looking for cause of vaping related illnesses: Vape at your own risk: youtube.com/watch?v=Xdne28dBirQ&t=131s
Vaping-related death toll rises to 12: youtube.com/watch?v=BhkZXAaUo54
Death linked to vaping reveal a complex array of inhaled substances: youtube.com/watch?v=0DymNZd1n-0

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