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1) Cephalosporins are a commonly used class of antibiotics --> what's not so commonly known is that some members of this drug class can cause major bleeding complications!

4 groups of cephalosporins have been implicated in this problem!
2) This is based on the different side chains attached to position 3 of the cephem nucleus!
The first and largest group is the NMTT (N-methylthiotetrazole) side chain containing group --> cefamandole, cefotetan, cefmatazole, moxalactam and cefoperazone!
3) Other groups include MTDT and HTT side chain containing cephalosporins as well as cefoxitin which doesn't have any side chains attached to the 3 position of the cephem nucleus!
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The journey to the diagnosis of Sweet syndrome and its differentials is too sweet 🍬🍩🍫

Let's explore the sweetness.

@rabihmgeha @DxRxEdu @Sharminzi @DrCindyCooper @jackpenner @sargsyanz @rav7ks @RebeccaEBerger @RosenelliEM @CPSolvers @MithuRheum #MedTwitter #rheumatology
#1 Malignancies & Sweet syndrome

- AML (common)
- MDS (common)
- MM
- Hodgkin's lymphoma
- Mycoses fungoides
- Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
- Hairy cell leukemia
- Solid tumors

#oncology #hematology #MedTwitter
#2 Autoimmune disorders & Sweet syndrome

- IBD (common)
- Behcet (common)
- SLE (common)
- RA (common)
- Relapsing polychondritis
- Sarcoidosis
- Sjogren's
- Familial Mediterranean fever
- Undifferentiated connective tissue disease
- Erythema nodosum

#rheumatology #MedTwitter
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I'll be adding short important points which would hopefully help in remembering certain concepts during #PLAB preparation, to this thread🧵every now and then as I take them out from my scattered notes. Feel free to comment your tips and tricks which would help others, as well 👇
Please don't take any of these as medical advice 😂🙏. Real life stuff is much more nuanced. These are just clinchers for the sake of the exam.
1. Drug contraindications...
-Avoid BAN drugs in Asthma (Beta blockers, aspirin, NSAIDS) &
-DAMN drugs in diarrhoea (Diuretics, ACEIs, Metformin, NSAIDs)
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MedNews Week Conference - Infectious Disease & Gastroenterology - Dr. Paul Feuerstadt (Yale)…
Happening now!

A discussion about Gastroenterology & the latest developments chronic diarrheal syndrome from one of GI’s global leaders-- Dr. Paul Feuerstadt from @Yale (@DrPaulGastro)

Youtube stream:

Clubhouse link:…
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I recognize a lot of names in the list of authors




They are wise, and know far more about #InfectiousDiseases and #epidemiology than I do

It is important to look at what this report does and does not say…

I don’t think there is anyone who would disagree with the message in these slides

Closing schools is a bad thing

Remote learning is disruptive and can lead to worse educational outcomes

As with everything in this #pandemic, poor and marginalized families far worst

In this slide the #ScienceTable argues that vaccination reduces the risks to children

Currently less than 50% of the 5-11 cohort is double vaccinated

Once again the risk is greatest for our #children with comorbidities or low socioeconomic status

They admit they don’t know…
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Should #children be vaccinated against #COVID19?

Our review outlines the points to consider in weighing up whether all healthy children under 12y should be vaccinated against COVID-19.

#medpeds #IDTwitter #PaedsID #tweetiatrician #paediatrics

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As specialists in paediatric #InfectiousDiseases and #Vaccinology, we recognise enormous benefits of and strongly support child vaccination programmes

@Dr_Petzi @PittetLaure @adamhfinn @ajpollard1 @nigeltwitt

@unifr @unige_en @BristolUni @OxfordVacGroup @MCRI_for_kids @UniMelb
Our review highlights that the balance of risks and benefits of COVID-19 vaccination in children is more complex than in adults as the relative harms from vaccination and disease are less well established in this age group.

@ASIDANZ @ESPIDsociety @WSPID @PIDSociety @DFTBubbles
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What is the best treatment for this patient ? 🤔
Hello, #IDtwitter !!! For this patient with mild tularemia, the first line of treatment is ciprofloxacin! Thank you for participating in our weekly trivia. #IDFellowship #IDboards #MedTwitter #InfectiousDiseases #Medicine #Microbiology #Pharmacy #TwitteRx #IDMedED Image
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 05/23/2021…
Watch a Robot 3D Printing the Rocket for Relativity Space’s First Orbital Launch…

#robotics #3DPrinting #RocketProduction
MOBLOT: A theoretical model that describes molecular oblivious robots…

#robotics #swarms #models #oblot
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 03/24/2021…
The COVID-19 response illustrates that traditional academic reward structures and metrics do not reflect crucial contributions to modern science…

#rewards #metrics #ScientificContributions
The Years of Work Behind Washington’s Best-Liked Man…

#TheFed #leadership #biography #OpEd
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 03/06/2021…
The climate crisis shows how rich people blow through their “fair share” of carbon emissions - Vox…

#carbon #climate #share #emissions
Climate change and infectious diseases in North America: the road ahead

#ClimateChange #InfectiousDiseases #consequences
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Delighted to share a new study from our lab on the role of gut commensal fungi mycobiota in shaping the human protective IgG antibody repertoire @CellCellPress…
During immunosuppression ( organ #Transplant #chemotherapy ) or in diseases such as #IBD #crohnsdisease, gut #mycobiota can turn into a “reservoir” of pathogens, BUT most people live peacefully with their fungi. Do they benefit from them? Do fungi benefit form us? Neutral rl.?
Fungi are considered a minor component of the gut #microbiome ( less than 0.1% of genetic material in feces), but we found that fungal biomass in the healthy human gut makes considerably more: up to 2%.
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We are thrilled to launch our new initiative! Researchers around the globe are working to develop safe and effective #COVID19 #vaccines as soon as possible. How long will it really take? We've developed a simple resource to track progress-check it out 1/n
We collate & curate COVID19 #vaccine clinical trial data from @WHO & multiple other publicly available sources. Our tracker features vaccine candidates designed specifically to prevent #COVID19. We begin tracking vaccines once they are part of a registered clinical trial. 2/n
Using an innovative card-based system designed by our team, each vaccine candidate is given a summary card which displays the name, primary developer/sponsor, highest phase clinical trial underway, and shows the technology used to develop the vaccine. 3/n
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Africa officially declared free of wild polio today. An amazing achievement, hard-won. Now only Pakistan & Afganistan left. If we can kill it off there it will become the second disease after smallpox to have been eradicated #Polio #InfectiousDiseases…
Many other infectious diseases could be targeted for eradication. I think I'm right in saying the three biggest killers remain TB, Malaria and HIV in that order.....
But the numbers - and quality life years gained - by eradicating less widespread viruses like polio remain immense. Look at this chart showing the fall in polio paralysis and think of the suffering alleviated ...
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It's the weekend, which means it is an excellent time to learn some #infectiousdiseases #IDboardreview:
A woman with a bioprosthetic valve p/w with a lower extremity rash x 4 months. Nephrotic range proteinuria and looking at the urine showed dymorphic RBCs. Rash as below:
What is the most likely cause of her syndrome?
The patient had a prosthetic valve endocarditis from Cardiobacterium hominis. Renal biopsy showed IgM 2-3+, IgA 2+, C3 2-3+, c1q 1+; and the cryoglobulins were equivocal. Alright so a brief #tweetorial on #endocarditis
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Hey, friends. Here's what's up in the world of #COVID19 literature from the last 24 hours (7/23). Simple summaries provided, as always, follow the link for original manuscripts. BE WELL! #IDtwitter #MedED #MedTwitter #Microbiology #InfectiousDiseases
1. Title: Addendum to: Children are not COVID-19 super spreaders: time to go back to school
Brief Study Design: This is a letter (addendum) to the author’s original research paper (cited in the letter and can be accessed from it).
Simple Summary: Contact-tracing studies have demonstrated that children have a significantly lower attack rate of COVID-19 compared to adults.
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Which of the following agents is not a TNF-alpha inhibitor?
TNF-alpha inhibitors were initially developed for sepsis and underwent studies in animal models. After successful results in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, these agents have been widely evaluated in other chronic inflammatory diseases.…
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[FR, ENG below] Hello Twitter !
Je suis Louis, bientôt diplômé en #écologie et #épidémiologie des maladies transmissibles, et à ce titre, je recherche une #thèse pour la rentrée 2020 !
Mon CV est juste là 👇
Les RT sont évidemment très appréciés !
Je souhaiterais étudier les 1/9 Image
maladies infectieuses humaines liées à l'urbanisation et aux contextes urbains, soit dues aux concentrations de populations, soit aux avancées technologiques (maladies dues aux contaminations de réseaux d'eau et leur épidémio, par exemple). Les maladies sexuellement 2/9
transmissibles m'intéressent beaucoup, et je suis également très attiré par les aspects de spatialisation/SIG, et la sociologie des maladies transmissibles (comportement, perception des risques, ...). Mes agents pathogènes de prédilection sont les parasites, les bactéries et 3/9
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Happy New Year #IDTwitter folks! 🎉

We are starting 2020, with our selection of top 2019 papers that had an influence on clinical practice and/or informed patient care in #infectiousdiseases and #clinicalmicrobiology to reflect on the important achievements in the field.
Our first selection of top 2019 #IDTwitter paper is: @eurconfmedmycol Global guideline for the diagnosis and management of mucormycosis @TheLancetInfDis

Authors from 33 countries analysed the published evidence and provided consensus recommendations…
@eurconfmedmycol @TheLancetInfDis 2- Our 2nd selection is the recent @bmj_latest article that is listed in @altmetric top 100

Routine vaccination of girls aged 12-13y with the bivalent HPV vaccine in Scotland has led to a dramatic reduction in preinvasive cervical disease.

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1/2 Being a #virologist @DKFZ, I just HAVE to retweet this one. Yes, folks, #viruses do cause #cancer also in humans! Check out my #teaching slide in the next tweet! #HPV #HBV #HCV #EBV #HTLV #CancerResearch #infectiousdiseases #virology
@DKFZ 2/2 Merkel cell #carcinoma is a hideous #disease, but luckily very rare (though almost always associated w/ McPyV on the northern hemisphere). Even much, much more common #cancers are associated with #virus #infections (or #bacteria like H.pylori)! #HPV #HBV #HCV #EBV #HTLV Image
3/2 😅 Sorry, let me add one more remark: of course not ALL the shown #cancer cases are associated with #infections, but a significant fraction of the indicated cancer types are (e.g. #HPV in 99% of #CervicalCancer, aprx. 75% #HBV or #HCV in #livercancer!)
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