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1) Welcome to a #tweetorial on what every #ICU #nurse should know about #hypertensive crisis, or #hypertensive #emergency as it is now more properly termed. I’m Bryan Boling @bryanboling, ICU #NP, & co-host of the @icuscenarios podcast. Follow this 🧵for 🆓CE/#CME credit!
2) This accredited educational activity is intended for healthcare providers & is supported by grants from AstraZeneca, Bayer, & Chiesi. Faculty disclosures cardiometabolic-ce.com/disclosures/. Like ❤️this topic? More CE/#CME on #hypertension mgt at cardiometabolic-ce.com/category/hyper….
3) So let's start with a case: 65yo ♂️, presents to the #ED with #headache, lethargy & confusion. PMH: #HTN, #hyperlipidemia, #DM2, COPD. Initial VS: HR 85, BP 205/120, T 37.2 RR 12, SpO2 92% on RA. Family reports that he has been more lethargic over the past 2 days.
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1/🧵🎥 MAJOR TIPS about #Liver Disease
 
Why do we ask pts to “hold up traffic”? When people get severe liver disease, “asterixis” is a finding on exam we often see.

What does it mean?
 
#MedTwitter #NurseTwitter #TipsforNewDocs #Addiction
2/ Asterixis indicates that toxins like ammonia have built up in the body because the scarred liver no longer filters them out. The brain cells no long function normally (#Delirium or Hepatic #Encephalopathy) & can no longer control muscle movements like posture!
3/ These same toxin cause vessels to dilate and develop problems with blood flow in the skin and lungs. A skin finding is called “spiders.” They look like a multi-legged spider, right? It’s a tip-off.
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#livertwitter #GITwitter #MedTwitter #tweetorial
#Cirrhosis, right lobe atrophied, relative hypertrophy of left lobe
📌Splenic/superior mesenteric vein blood flow changes👉distortion of liver structure, re-routing hepatotropic substances to left, less to right➡️ Rt atrophy
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❓But in #BuddChiari #Syndrome, caudate lobe enlarged
📌"#laminar flow’ theory"👉 larger redistribution of nutritients,hormones,hepatotropic factors to left hemi-liver at caudate level, most portal branches supplying caudate lobe from left portal vein #MedStudentTwitter
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#Fatigue primary biliary cholangitis (#PBC)
📌cholestasis, #endotoxemia, systemic #Inflammation👉dysautonomia, central/peripheral neurovascular dysfunction, sympathetic overactivity, impaired baroreflexes, low peripheral #muscle perfusion, lactic acid mishandling, fatigue
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#livertwitter #irad
For patients with #cirrhosis without #liver failure, we believe in early and aggressive #treatment for #portal hypertension (increased liver pressure) with #TIPS and also knockout all big parasitic #shunts (done here with a plug) 1/3
@SRajesh_IR is 💯 on it Image
The #satisfaction of seeing those large bunch of #bleeding and #encephalopathy source #disappear is quite nice!
#MedTwitter #Medical #medicine
#MedicalStudent #MedEd
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In due course, we see the #spleen size reduce, as portal #hypertension comes under #control
Has anyone else noticed the dynamics of spleen post TIPS and its relevance? @keithppereira @CHICKVIR @SIRspecialists #radiology #aasld #easl #apasl
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Antibiotics are commonly prescribed medications in the inpatient and outpatient setting and it's important to recognize #AdverseEvents, including idiosyncratic reactions, such as #encephalopathy.

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Antibitiotics associated with #Encephalopathy:
- Beta lactams
- #Cephalosporins (#Cefepime is the most common,
Ceftazidime)
- Imipenem
- #Penicillin procaine
- Fluoroquinolones
- Macrolides (clarithromycin)
- TMP-SMX
- #Metronidazole
- Isoniazid

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#crazy Useless #patient

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Middle-aged man, loves his #family, #farming, drives a cab, #happy. Son & wife at #home. Father-son relationship strong as rock. One #morning, son finds father mumbling to self. Mother says he hardly slept
Mumbling becomes angry ramblings. #Clinical LAENNEC WAS TAUGHT THE IMPO...
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Has very little #breakfast. Walks excessively. Goes and lies down, only to get up and walk again. Family interactions little. Sleeps well for 2 hours from 12 to 2PM. Lunchtime. Groggy #father gets on the lunch table and defecates near plates and food. Son and mother aghast.
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Father has gone mad. Calls the friendly neighbor, brings his car, rushes to #Medical specialty #clinic nearby. Father disoriented. Son gets the Fword from his own father multiple times, he is shocked! Then comes hurling of abuses after which they restrain him in the car.
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