DiscoverThe Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast#211 COVID Cakes: Remdesivir, Anticoagulation, and Transmission
#211 COVID Cakes: Remdesivir, Anticoagulation, and Transmission

#211 COVID Cakes: Remdesivir, Anticoagulation, and Transmission

Update: 2020-05-01


In this episode we tackle treatment with remdesivir, management with anticoagulation, and presymptomatic transmission. Welcome back to COVID Cakes, a rundown of recent COVID articles and news stories. What does the latest Gilead medication have to offer? Why should we wear masks? And if you thought 6 feet was THE safe distance…we’ve got some bad news about running. But it’s not all bad! We’re joined by everyone’s favorite Curbsider/Internist/Epidemiologist, Rahul Ganatra MD MPH (@rbganatra), who provides critical appraisal of the newest COVID-19 treatment article. Pull up a chair, bring your own syrup, and join us! 


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  • Producer: Sarah P. Roberts MPH, Rahul Ganatra MD MPH, Emi Okamoto MD   
  • Writer: Emi Okamoto MD, Rahul Ganatra MD MPH,    
  • Cover Art: Chris Chiu MD
  • Hosts: Chris Chiu MD, Rahul Ganatra MD MPH, Emi Okamoto MD   
  • Editor: Matthew Watto MD (written materials); Clair Morgan of




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Time Stamps

  • 00:00 Sponsors, Intro, disclaimer
  • 02:30 Picks of the Week
  • 6:36 Remdesivir trial rundown
  • 21:52 Thrombosis in COVID-19
  • 29:50 Asymptomatic/Presymptomatic transmission
  • 41:42 Quick takes
  • 49:00 Outro


Picks of the Week / Links

  1. You Bet Your Garden podcast with Mike McGrath
  2. Ologies podcast with Alie Ward
  3. Frosted Mini Wheats



Listeners will hone their skills in critical appraisal as they update themselves on all things COVID-19


Learning objectives

After listening to this episode listeners will...

  1. Critically appraise recent research on remdesivir as a treatment for COVID-19
  2. Review emerging literature and guidelines on thrombotic complications of COVID-19 
  3. Interpret new data on asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19 



The Curbsiders report no relevant financial disclosures. 



Ganatra R, Chiu CJ, Okamoto E, Roberts SP, Watto MF. “COVID Cakes: Remdesivir, anticoagulation, and presymptomatic transmission”. The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast. April 29, 2020.

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#211 COVID Cakes: Remdesivir, Anticoagulation, and Transmission

#211 COVID Cakes: Remdesivir, Anticoagulation, and Transmission