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1/8 #FOAMPed #PEM #FOAMed

Another chat in CED last night about using Ibuprofen in chickenpox, and thought it would make a nice tweetorial! (for more detail check out end of thread for link to blog and podcast!)

Ever heard you shouldn't given ibuprofen to kids with chickenpox?
2/8
The concern is about increased risk of severe skin infections, in particular the dreaded necrotising fasciitis (nec fasc) with group A Strep (GAS).

This first popped up in the 60's with case reports of a GAS outbreak associated with ibuprofen.

journals.lww.com/pidj/Abstract/…
3/8
A few case control studies have been done since, with small sample sizes (Nec fasc is rare!) which seemed to confirm an association.

But, as you all know, correlation does not equal causation!

adc.bmj.com/content/102/10…
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Wonderful family celebration all weekend for neice's wedding.
A #joyinspring - I was able to attend abt 60%.

#PEM (a small selection):
sore throat;
muscle pains;
stiff hands;
#KnightBus ran me over;
stranded tortoise, unable to turn over;
barely have a Braincell......
But😊😊😊
This is the #joyinspring ....
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Some time ago y discovered this amazing project: archive.worldmapper.org/textindex/text…

Altough it needs updating, I am sure many things shouldn´t have changed a bit.

Like this map of phisicians working

@WHO

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My collegue @mardi_steere is currently working with @PECCAfrica and gathering info about health-care human resources in the african continent. Today she detected a frightening number👉6 #PEM / #PEdsICU trained docs for more than 800 millons inhab👇

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Yes, believe the numbers

TO make things worse:
It is predicted that by 2050, 35–40% of children and adolescents globally are projected to be living in Africa.

This is what Vearey J et al recently published: bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.11…
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Nice @FrontPediatrics paper providing guidance for docs and #pwME in the diagnosis and management of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome #MECFS

#MedEd #MedTwitter #chronicillness #chronicpain #SickNotTired
frontiersin.org/article/10.338…
2. #MECFS is commonly misdiagnosed as a #somatic disorder

#pwME "..have been humiliated or dismissed by other providers, so [doctors] will need to be.. nonjudgmental.. & acknowledge that #MECFS is not a #psychological condition but a real illness"

frontiersin.org/article/10.338…
3. #MECFS symptoms can be diverse, complex, fluctuate and overlap with many other conditions making the diagnosis difficult

This @FrontPediatrics paper lists 33 (!) co-morbidities commonly associated with #MECFS

#MedEd #MedTwitter #pwME #SickNotTired
frontiersin.org/article/10.338…
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18 myths & misconceptions of Post-Exertional Malaise #PEM in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome #MECFS

#PEM (aka PENE, "flare" or “crash”) is seriously debilitating symptom caused by exercise

#SickNotWeak #SickNotTired #pwME #chronicillness #medtwitter #MedEd
1. #PEM is just tiredness

No

#pwME experience <pathological> fatigue after #exercise which can be long-lasting and includes debilitating fatigue, flu-like symptoms, cognitive impairment, #sleep disturbance

@PNASNews #MECFS #MyalgicE #MedEd #medtwitter
pnas.org/content/114/6/…
2. #PEM is not a real

No

“there exists no medical condition.. where exertion.. causes #immune/ inflammatory-related symptoms like sore throat, tender lymph nodes, or flu-like feelings, yet 60%.. of.. [#pwME].. reported these symptoms”

@PLOSONE #MECFS
dx.plos.org/10.1371/journa…
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