Podcast: Why Your Fear of Needles Could Kill You

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Herd Immunity in Graphs & Charts. Not a Rosy Picture. Time to Change a Variable

Filmed live at the Hive, Atlanta, Georgia, on December 23, 2020.

 

Adult needle fear and fainting are public health threats that could defeat herd immunity. People are dying from COVID-19. Dr. Baxter explains how we must change a variable immediately if we expect to succeed against the disease and achieve herd immunity.

 

This virus has mutated. Mutations are normal and expected. Why does this one matter? This mutation stiffened the spike proteins. The hook itself is stiffer and more likely to attach (greater transmissibility). Think about sea anemone and their “hooks” or cilia. It’s bad for these cilia to stiffen. In the context of COVID, stiffer spikes = greater spread.

 

Greater spread or higher transmissibility increases the death rate. Dr. Baxter talks about that controversial number, the death rate or R-naught/R0. The higher the R0, the higher the percentage of people who need to be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity. 20% say they won’t vaccinate. 17% say they probably won’t vaccinate. 15% will think they’re immune, but won’t be. 18% are children and there’s no vaccine candidate approved yet for kids.

 

If we do something NOW to address needle fear, we could reach 38M more people. How do we address pain, fear, and fainting? Dr. Baxter is a leader in this field and explains. We must address fear, fainting, and pain in the immediate near term to get close to herd immunity. Let’s get ahead of this virus with an EASY, proven solution for needle pain AND fear. #BuzzyHelps

 

Buzzy and VibraCool are FDA registered 510(k) cleared to Control pain associated with injections, venipuncture, IV starts, cosmetic injections and the temporary relief of minor injuries (muscle or tendon aches, splinters and bee stings). Also intended to treat myofascial pain caused by trigger points, restricted motion and muscle tension.

 

Dr. Amy Baxter, MD, bio & more pain relief options here: https://paincarelabs.com/resources/power-over-pain/

 

Dr. Amy Baxter directs innovation, invention, and strategy for Pain Care Labs. Accomplishments include international thought leadership on pain management and acute opioid reduction, multiple NIH SBIR Fast-Tracks, eight issued patents, multiple first author textbook chapters and journal publications, and successful 510K FDA clearances. After graduating from Yale University and Emory Medical School, as a double-boarded pediatric emergency physician, Dr. Baxter founded PEMA Emergency Research, created and validated the BARF pediatric nausea scale cited in fifty studies, and founded Pain Care Labs. Recognition includes Forbes Ten Healthcare Disruptors, Inc. Top Women in Tech to Watch, Top 10 Innovative and Disruptive Women in Healthcare, a Wall Street Journal “Idea Person”, and the Most Innovative CEO of 2014 from Georgia Bio. National and international lecturing highlights include MakerFaire, AARP, and TEDMED. On Homeolux Board of Directors. Also known for turning down Mr. Wonderful on Shark Tank.

 

 

Reaching herd immunity in this “currently vaccinating era” – Math Class In Session!

Filmed live at the Hive, Atlanta, Georgia, on December 16, 2020.

 

– Reminder when thinking about the numbers: divide the number of available doses by two because this is a 2-dose vaccine.

– How many people will return for the second shot? Hint: the answer is a not small number! Data from other 2-dose vaccines (e.g., the shingles vaccine) says 15 out of 100 people do not return. That’s a lousy 85% 2nd dose Shingrix compliance.

– More than 1 in 4 (28%) are afraid of needles

– US Population 350M. We need 245M to be vaccinated or immune to achieve herd immunity (assuming 70% is the accurate goal).

– Pfizer doses + Moderna doses + already ill = still need 60M more people vaccinated to reach the goal of herd immunity.

– What if you get only that 1st shot? For the Pfizer vaccine, that’s only 50% efficacy.

 

How do we reach those 60M more people to get to herd immunity? We have to address needle fear and needle pain to reach these 60M. Dr. Baxter tips her science hat to Dr. Chris France and explains his is elegant research on return blood donation. The feeling of lightheadedness, nausea, weakness or fainting that can accompany needles is more likely with fear, and is highly correlated with intent to return for a second identical procedure.

 

“How do you feel about needles?” Asking this question of anyone in line for the COVID-19 vaccine may increase success. Dr. Baxter covers an easy flowchart to help the patient whether the challenge is needle pain or needle fear.

 

Buzzy and VibraCool are FDA registered 510(k) cleared to Control pain associated with injections, venipuncture, IV starts, cosmetic injections and the temporary relief of minor injuries (muscle or tendon aches, splinters and bee stings). Also intended to treat myofascial pain caused by trigger points, restricted motion and muscle tension.

 

Dr. Amy Baxter, MD, bio & more pain relief options here: https://paincarelabs.com/resources/power-over-pain/

 

Dr. Amy Baxter directs innovation, invention, and strategy for Pain Care Labs. Accomplishments include international thought leadership on pain management and acute opioid reduction, multiple NIH SBIR Fast-Tracks, eight issued patents, multiple first author textbook chapters and journal publications, and successful 510K FDA clearances. After graduating from Yale University and Emory Medical School, as a double-boarded pediatric emergency physician, Dr. Baxter founded PEMA Emergency Research, created and validated the BARF pediatric nausea scale cited in fifty studies, and founded Pain Care Labs. Recognition includes Forbes Ten Healthcare Disruptors, Inc. Top Women in Tech to Watch, Top 10 Innovative and Disruptive Women in Healthcare, a Wall Street Journal “Idea Person”, and the Most Innovative CEO of 2014 from Georgia Bio. National and international lecturing highlights include MakerFaire, AARP, and TEDMED. On Homeolux Board of Directors. Also known for turning down Mr. Wonderful on Shark Tank.

 

 

You’ve been EXPOSED to COVID, what now? Your quarantine questions answered

Filmed live at the Hive, Atlanta, Georgia, on December 9, 2020. Dr. Baxter covers the latest CDC guidance on isolation and quarantine. Isolation: you are sick or test positive and keep away from others. Quarantine: you keep away from others IN CASE you get sick or contagious.

 

These topics are covered:

 

If you know you were exposed to COVID, how great is your risk?

 

What constitutes an “exposure”? Dr. Baxter shares a few examples and hypotheticals to illustrate the nuance of what it means to have been exposed.

 

Can you do anything fast? Our old friend, nasal irrigation, to lower the viral load. If you don’t know but suspect, what can you do?

 

How long is enough to quarantine? If exposed and you get tested, you still need to quarantine 7 days after a negative test. If exposed and you test positive, ISOLATE 10 days after.

 

What if you’re both positive but one of you is sick, do you still need isolation? They need to separate. One person is still shedding virus.

 

Dr. Baxter explains why we need rapid testing.

 

She also reminds us why it’s still very important to get your annual flu vaccine.

 

Buzzy and VibraCool are FDA registered 510(k) cleared to Control pain associated with injections, venipuncture, IV starts, cosmetic injections and the temporary relief of minor injuries (muscle or tendon aches, splinters and bee stings). Also intended to treat myofascial pain caused by trigger points, restricted motion and muscle tension.

 

Dr. Amy Baxter, MD, bio & more pain relief options here: https://paincarelabs.com/resources/power-over-pain/

 

Dr. Amy Baxter directs innovation, invention, and strategy for Pain Care Labs. Accomplishments include international thought leadership on pain management and acute opioid reduction, multiple NIH SBIR Fast-Tracks, eight issued patents, multiple first author textbook chapters and journal publications, and successful 510K FDA clearances. After graduating from Yale University and Emory Medical School, as a double-boarded pediatric emergency physician, Dr. Baxter founded PEMA Emergency Research, created and validated the BARF pediatric nausea scale cited in fifty studies, and founded Pain Care Labs. Recognition includes Forbes Ten Healthcare Disruptors, Inc. Top Women in Tech to Watch, Top 10 Innovative and Disruptive Women in Healthcare, a Wall Street Journal “Idea Person”, and the Most Innovative CEO of 2014 from Georgia Bio. National and international lecturing highlights include MakerFaire, AARP, and TEDMED. On Homeolux Board of Directors. Also known for turning down Mr. Wonderful on Shark Tank.

You tested positive for COVID, now what? Dr. Baxter covers science-based recs

Filmed live at the Hive, Atlanta, Georgia, on December 1, 2020.

 

These topics are covered:

 

What should I definitely do based on strong scientific support? Isolate yourself from others; open windows if possible. Buy a pulse oximeter to establish your baseline oxygen and keep a diary of your oxygen levels. Boost your immune system with these OTC meds: Zinc 75mg/day (take with food) & Vitamin D (dose varies).

 

What is a good idea with some scientific support? No surprise here: Dr. Baxter is a huge advocate of nasal irrigation to reduce viral load! Begin taking these OTC meds: melatonin 10mg at bedtime (anti-viral); baby aspirin one a day; Magnesium 200mg/day (reduces cytokine storm); Vitamin C; Quercetin 1000mg a day.

 

When should you seek medical attention? Go to the hospital if: oxygen drops below 90 with or without exertion, if it drops by 3 with exertion, or you don’t urinate 3+x day. If you’re in a high-risk population, seek medical help sooner.

 

What does “high-risk” mean? Blood glucose level over 140; over age 65; kidney failure; diabetes; obesity/BMI over 30.

 

This pandemic has been an education! Here are a few words and phrases our Pain Care Labs team has learned along the way in these live updates: chilblains; exertional dyspnea; surfactant; fomite; cytokine storm; variolation; immune cascade; Pacinian corpuscles; and mechanoreceptors, to name just a few!

 

Buzzy and VibraCool are FDA registered 510(k) cleared to Control pain associated with injections, venipuncture, IV starts, cosmetic injections and the temporary relief of minor injuries (muscle or tendon aches, splinters and bee stings). Also intended to treat myofascial pain caused by trigger points, restricted motion and muscle tension.

 

Dr. Amy Baxter, MD, bio & more pain relief options here: https://paincarelabs.com/resources/power-over-pain/

 

Dr. Amy Baxter directs innovation, invention, and strategy for Pain Care Labs. Accomplishments include international thought leadership on pain management and acute opioid reduction, multiple NIH SBIR Fast-Tracks, eight issued patents, multiple first author textbook chapters and journal publications, and successful 510K FDA clearances. After graduating from Yale University and Emory Medical School, as a double-boarded pediatric emergency physician, Dr. Baxter founded PEMA Emergency Research, created and validated the BARF pediatric nausea scale cited in fifty studies, and founded Pain Care Labs. Recognition includes Forbes Ten Healthcare Disruptors, Inc. Top Women in Tech to Watch, Top 10 Innovative and Disruptive Women in Healthcare, a Wall Street Journal “Idea Person”, and the Most Innovative CEO of 2014 from Georgia Bio. National and international lecturing highlights include MakerFaire, AARP, and TEDMED. On Homeolux Board of Directors. Also known for turning down Mr. Wonderful on Shark Tank.

 

Why Dr. Baxter is ALL-IN for the COVID vaccine!

Filmed live at the Hive, Atlanta, Georgia, on November 18, 2020. Dr. Baxter is wearing her lab coat so you know she’ll be doing a deep science dive! She explains the promising COVID vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna.

 

These topics are covered:

 

MRNA vaccines – what does that mean? This would be the first MRNA vaccine approved for use in humans.

 

Why so cold? A “Wanted” poster metaphor explains why this vaccine must be stored at extremely cold temperatures. Other metaphors include M&M coating.

 

Why will Dr. Baxter be first in line to get the vaccine when it’s available? Early concerns over immune enhancement have been shown not to be a worry. Though developed quickly, no corners have been cut.

 

Two doses – the first may cause a mild reaction (sore arm); the second may cause a more significant immune response (fever); site reactions may be common. Dr. Baxter will bring her Buzzy!

 

Who gets it first? 100M doses means 50M people. Exact criteria are being weighed to determine who goes first.

 

Buzzy and VibraCool are FDA registered 510(k) cleared to Control pain associated with injections, venipuncture, IV starts, cosmetic injections and the temporary relief of minor injuries (muscle or tendon aches, splinters and bee stings). Also intended to treat myofascial pain caused by trigger points, restricted motion and muscle tension.

 

Dr. Amy Baxter, MD, bio & more pain relief options here: https://paincarelabs.com/resources/power-over-pain/

 

Dr. Amy Baxter directs innovation, invention, and strategy for Pain Care Labs. Accomplishments include international thought leadership on pain management and acute opioid reduction, multiple NIH SBIR Fast-Tracks, eight issued patents, multiple first author textbook chapters and journal publications, and successful 510K FDA clearances. After graduating from Yale University and Emory Medical School, as a double-boarded pediatric emergency physician, Dr. Baxter founded PEMA Emergency Research, created and validated the BARF pediatric nausea scale cited in fifty studies, and founded Pain Care Labs. Recognition includes Forbes Ten Healthcare Disruptors, Inc. Top Women in Tech to Watch, Top 10 Innovative and Disruptive Women in Healthcare, a Wall Street Journal “Idea Person”, and the Most Innovative CEO of 2014 from Georgia Bio. National and international lecturing highlights include MakerFaire, AARP, and TEDMED. On Homeolux Board of Directors. Also known for turning down Mr. Wonderful on Shark Tank.

Good News/Bad News edition – Vaccine = Good; 10M Total Cases = Bad

Filmed live at the Hive, Atlanta, Georgia, on November 11, 2020. Dr. Baxter covers the good (vaccines work!) and the bad (our total case number stinks) of our current COVID-19 posture. First, the bad: We’re approaching TEN MILLION (10,000,000) COVID cases – that’s really bad! If people are talking about trying to get to herd immunity, this total case number means a lot of unnecessary deaths and suffering. More important is case rise trend in terms of trying to figure out relative risks of different environments.

 

Next, the good: Really encouraging news on effective vaccines. Did you know that the annual flu vaccine is only 5 – 60% effective? News this week from Pfizer and projections from Moderna suggest effective rates of 90% or higher. That’s amazing!

 

Now, the not-so-great news: Both of these promising vaccines have pain points. The first is around stability, storage, and delivery – extreme cold (-70℃) is required for storage. Second, well, 2 injections are required to be fully vaccinated. The third, you’ll experience a sore arm and possibly some symptoms following vaccination.

 

More good news on death rates: younger people are getting the disease now. So, death rates are 35% lower than they were for older patients and those with comorbidities.

 

News that MASK wearing is working to reduce viral load! That’s variolation at work! This knowledge may help keep people safe around Thanksgiving.

 

Dr. Baxter discusses a new study that offers practical risk assessment advice. In the study, “COVID-19 Aerosolized Viral Loads, Environment, Ventilation, Masks, Exposure Time, Severity, And Immune Response: A Pragmatic Guide Of Estimates”, mask wearing is strongly encouraged. Multiple scenarios covered (movie theater; outside doing yard work; wind conditions; and more!).

 

Buzzy and VibraCool are FDA registered 510(k) cleared to Control pain associated with injections, venipuncture, IV starts, cosmetic injections and the temporary relief of minor injuries (muscle or tendon aches, splinters and bee stings). Also intended to treat myofascial pain caused by trigger points, restricted motion and muscle tension.

 

Dr. Amy Baxter, MD, bio & more pain relief options here: https://paincarelabs.com/resources/power-over-pain/

 

Dr. Amy Baxter directs innovation, invention, and strategy for Pain Care Labs. Accomplishments include international thought leadership on pain management and acute opioid reduction, multiple NIH SBIR Fast-Tracks, eight issued patents, multiple first author textbook chapters and journal publications, and successful 510K FDA clearances. After graduating from Yale University and Emory Medical School, as a double-boarded pediatric emergency physician, Dr. Baxter founded PEMA Emergency Research, created and validated the BARF pediatric nausea scale cited in fifty studies, and founded Pain Care Labs. Recognition includes Forbes Ten Healthcare Disruptors, Inc. Top Women in Tech to Watch, Top 10 Innovative and Disruptive Women in Healthcare, a Wall Street Journal “Idea Person”, and the Most Innovative CEO of 2014 from Georgia Bio. National and international lecturing highlights include MakerFaire, AARP, and TEDMED. On Homeolux Board of Directors. Also known for turning down Mr. Wonderful on Shark Tank.

Stress, COVID Racial Disparities, Vitamins, OTC Meds “November is the 2020 of 2020”

Filmed live at the Hive, Atlanta, Georgia, on November 4, 2020. Yes, it’s the day after the 2020 election and we don’t yet know who will be the president for the next term. This is producing stress for many, no matter who received your vote.

 

Dr. Bater discusses the role of stress in healthcare racial disparities. She also talks about the latest research on over-the-counter (OTC) medications being repurposed to treat COVID.

 

Did you know that women and people of color receive LESS pain medication (underdosing) than other patients? One example is sickle cell disease – an extremely painful condition that more common in African Americans in the U.S. compared to other ethnicities.

 

Did you know Black babies are 3x less likely to die if cared for by a Black physician? Systemic racism in healthcare may cause complaints to be overlooked.

 

COVID is the “petri dish” that shines a light on systemic racism in healthcare. Chronic stress leeches disease-fighting vitamins from the body. These factors also increase COVID risk factors: obesity, hypertension, pollution, dense living without good ventilation, access to COVID test and healthcare in general.

 

What about those vitamins and OTC medications? Zinc & Vitamin D deficiencies are risk factors for bad health outcomes. Famotidine/Pepcid equivalent seems not to help. If you’re taking a biologic medication (e.g., for psoriasis), keep taking it!

 

SLEEP IS MAGIC!!! Make it a priority. Take melatonin if you need help with sleep. It’s also an anti-viral. Exercise regularly, practice preventive healthcare (get your annual flu vaccine!). Keep wearing your mask.

 

Buzzy and VibraCool are FDA registered 510(k) cleared to Control pain associated with injections, venipuncture, IV starts, cosmetic injections and the temporary relief of minor injuries (muscle or tendon aches, splinters and bee stings). Also intended to treat myofascial pain caused by trigger points, restricted motion and muscle tension.

 

Dr. Amy Baxter, MD, bio & more pain relief options here: https://paincarelabs.com/resources/power-over-pain/

 

Dr. Amy Baxter directs innovation, invention, and strategy for Pain Care Labs. Accomplishments include international thought leadership on pain management and acute opioid reduction, multiple NIH SBIR Fast-Tracks, eight issued patents, multiple first author textbook chapters and journal publications, and successful 510K FDA clearances. After graduating from Yale University and Emory Medical School, as a double-boarded pediatric emergency physician, Dr. Baxter founded PEMA Emergency Research, created and validated the BARF pediatric nausea scale cited in fifty studies, and founded Pain Care Labs. Recognition includes Forbes Ten Healthcare Disruptors, Inc. Top Women in Tech to Watch, Top 10 Innovative and Disruptive Women in Healthcare, a Wall Street Journal “Idea Person”, and the Most Innovative CEO of 2014 from Georgia Bio. National and international lecturing highlights include MakerFaire, AARP, and TEDMED. On Homeolux Board of Directors. Also known for turning down Mr. Wonderful on Shark Tank.

Let’s Talk Covid-19 Long-Haul Syndrome, Symptoms May Continue for Months

Filmed live at the Hive, Atlanta, Georgia, on October 28, 2020. Dr. Baxter discusses so-called Covid-19 Long-Haul Syndrome. What are the long-term effects of being infected with coronavirus? Do I risk getting “long-haul” syndrome if I had a mild infection?

 

Dr. Baxter explains findings from an October 7, 2020 pre-print study (Long-term COVID-19 symptoms in a large unselected population). 46.1% had symptoms that persisted past 30 days. Most common: loss of smell or taste. More concerning: similar to symptoms from chronic fatigue syndrome. This begins to look like an auto-immune response to a virus.

 

Who’s most likely to get long-haul syndrome? Those with most severe COVID infection (hospitalization), those with difficulty breathing (shortness of breath) as an early symptom. Symptoms of long-haul syndrome include dizziness, brain fog, inability to concentrate, heart palpitations. Myocarditis.

 

Will I get “long-haul syndrome” if I had a mild case of COVID? This pre-print study showed 14.3% of patients with mild or asymptomatic infection had prolonged symptoms (lasting longer than 30 days). Phrased differently, you’re less likely to get “long-haul syndrome” if you have a mild case. How to get a mild case (if you have to get one at all) – reduce the viral load. How to reduce the viral load? #WearAMask and practice #NasalIrrigation.

 

Buzzy and VibraCool are FDA registered 510(k) cleared to Control pain associated with injections, venipuncture, IV starts, cosmetic injections and the temporary relief of minor injuries (muscle or tendon aches, splinters and bee stings). Also intended to treat myofascial pain caused by trigger points, restricted motion and muscle tension.

 

Dr. Amy Baxter, MD, bio & more pain relief options here: https://paincarelabs.com/resources/power-over-pain/

 

Dr. Amy Baxter directs innovation, invention, and strategy for Pain Care Labs. Accomplishments include international thought leadership on pain management and acute opioid reduction, multiple NIH SBIR Fast-Tracks, eight issued patents, multiple first author textbook chapters and journal publications, and successful 510K FDA clearances. After graduating from Yale University and Emory Medical School, as a double-boarded pediatric emergency physician, Dr. Baxter founded PEMA Emergency Research, created and validated the BARF pediatric nausea scale cited in fifty studies, and founded Pain Care Labs. Recognition includes Forbes Ten Healthcare Disruptors, Inc. Top Women in Tech to Watch, Top 10 Innovative and Disruptive Women in Healthcare, a Wall Street Journal “Idea Person”, and the Most Innovative CEO of 2014 from Georgia Bio. National and international lecturing highlights include MakerFaire, AARP, and TEDMED. On Homeolux Board of Directors. Also known for turning down Mr. Wonderful on Shark Tank.

Is COVID19 getting less severe? Or, 4+ reasons you do NOT want to get infected!

Filmed live at the Hive, Atlanta, Georgia, on October 21, 2020. Dr. Baxter addresses the claim that COVID19 is getting less severe. There may be reasons we’re seeing fewer deaths than early and she’ll explain why we’re seeing fewer deaths, but why you still definitely want to avoid getting infected.

 

Mask wearing probably accounts for most of the reduction in COVID. Topics include: Severity through variolation; Youth and treatments help, but the 10% long haul syndrome and risk of stroke are the best reasons to keep up social distancing for just a few months more!

 

Variolation. Dr. Baxter 1st talked about this on September 16, 2020. A low amount of virus allows the body to mount an immune response that may be protective (without making you sick – or making you less sick). Thank you mask-wearing and nasal irrigation for reducing the viral load.

 

Long-haul syndrome. The death rate does not tell the whole story. You don’t be a “long-hauler.” Remember the long-term consequences for about 10% of people who get it (all people, regardless of underlying co-morbidities): clouded thinking, fatigue, body aches. Symptoms similar to fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.

 

The benefits of youth. Young people are getting infected at higher rates now than earlier in the pandemic. Young people are less likely to have underlying conditions/co-morbidities. They’re less likely to have the severe immune response that’s causing deaths. There’s a 23% death rate for people 85+ who get the disease.

 

Treatments are improving. Decadron. Famotidine. Anakinra, IL-1 blockers, IL-6 blockers – people typically take these injections for #RA / rheumatoid arthritis.

 

Risk of stroke. There is still a risk of stroke with coronavirus. Anti-coagulation for hospitalized patients is important.

 

Bottom line: you do not want this disease! Keep social distancing, wear a mask, and practice nasal irrigation.

 

Buzzy and VibraCool are FDA registered 510(k) cleared to Control pain associated with injections, venipuncture, IV starts, cosmetic injections and the temporary relief of minor injuries (muscle or tendon aches, splinters and bee stings). Also intended to treat myofascial pain caused by trigger points, restricted motion and muscle tension.

 

Dr. Amy Baxter, MD, bio & more pain relief options here: https://paincarelabs.com/resources/power-over-pain/

 

Dr. Amy Baxter directs innovation, invention, and strategy for Pain Care Labs. Accomplishments include international thought leadership on pain management and acute opioid reduction, multiple NIH SBIR Fast-Tracks, eight issued patents, multiple first author textbook chapters and journal publications, and successful 510K FDA clearances. After graduating from Yale University and Emory Medical School, as a double-boarded pediatric emergency physician, Dr. Baxter founded PEMA Emergency Research, created and validated the BARF pediatric nausea scale cited in fifty studies, and founded Pain Care Labs. Recognition includes Forbes Ten Healthcare Disruptors, Inc. Top Women in Tech to Watch, Top 10 Innovative and Disruptive Women in Healthcare, a Wall Street Journal “Idea Person”, and the Most Innovative CEO of 2014 from Georgia Bio. National and international lecturing highlights include MakerFaire, AARP, and TEDMED. On Homeolux Board of Directors. Also known for turning down Mr. Wonderful on Shark Tank.

Biologic injections at home, preparing kids & adults for success (not quitting Tx)

Filmed live at the Hive, Atlanta, Georgia, on October 14, 2020. Dr. Baxter discusses how to be successful with a new biologic regimen at home. Dupixent, newly indicated to treat kids age 6+ with eczema, is the example. Dr. Baxter proposes a success strategy based on her Pain-Fear-Focus triad.

 

Today’s focus is on a new medication for DUPIXENT® (dupilumab) – newly indicated to treat people age 6+ with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (eczema) that is not well controlled with prescription therapies used on the skin (topical), or who cannot use topical therapies.

 

Rituals may be very helpful. Injectables/biologics tend to be viscous, thick, and burning compared to a typical shot. Dr. Baxter covers her Pain-Fear-Focus triad.

 

Setting expectations about an at-home biologic regimen may promote success. We know that 60 – 70% of people prescribed a biologic medication ultimately stop the treatment.

 

30 Million kids are now getting shots at home to treat conditions like . . . juvenile arthritis, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, eczema, psoriasis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis. And more!

 

Buzzy and VibraCool are FDA registered 510(k) cleared to Control pain associated with injections, venipuncture, IV starts, cosmetic injections and the temporary relief of minor injuries (muscle or tendon aches, splinters and bee stings). Also intended to treat myofascial pain caused by trigger points, restricted motion and muscle tension.

 

Dr. Amy Baxter, MD, bio & more pain relief options here: https://paincarelabs.com/resources/power-over-pain/ 

 

Dr. Amy Baxter directs innovation, invention, and strategy for Pain Care Labs. Accomplishments include international thought leadership on pain management and acute opioid reduction, multiple NIH SBIR Fast-Tracks, eight issued patents, multiple first author textbook chapters and journal publications, and successful 510K FDA clearances. After graduating from Yale University and Emory Medical School, as a double-boarded pediatric emergency physician, Dr. Baxter founded PEMA Emergency Research, created and validated the BARF pediatric nausea scale cited in fifty studies, and founded Pain Care Labs. Recognition includes Forbes Ten Healthcare Disruptors, Inc. Top Women in Tech to Watch, Top 10 Innovative and Disruptive Women in Healthcare, a Wall Street Journal “Idea Person”, and the Most Innovative CEO of 2014 from Georgia Bio. National and international lecturing highlights include MakerFaire, AARP, and TEDMED. On Homeolux Board of Directors. Also known for turning down Mr. Wonderful on Shark Tank.