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#AAP2022 had nothing about gatekeeping access to powerful controlled substances with irreversible effects, it was all affirmation and celebration.

#Tweetiatricians please read:
Our last speaker @moladinsky runs the gender clinic at the University of Alabama. She just described a suicide as “boldly stepping in front of a truck.” She repeated the word boldly.

I, I can’t even. . .

Glorifying suicide is unprofessional and dangerous.
As pediatricians, we’ve forgotten what we’ve been taught about childhood development. We’ve forgotten what we’ve been taught about suicide prevention.

We’re ignoring what our colleagues in Sweden & Finland & the United Kingdom have realized.

We’re concretizing gender ideation.
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THREAD- photos and videos from the peaceful protest at the @AmerAcadPeds annual convention in Anaheim, California- going on now! #FirstDoNoHarm #tweetiatricians #AAP2022
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Excited to hear from @YadiraCaraveo (who was @DrBenHoffman’s resident, now a #tweetiatrician and CO state rep!) #AAP2021
- Kids’ issues not always taken seriously in govt since they don’t vote so it’s OUR job to advocate for policies that #PutKids1st
Thankful for #tweetiatricians in office @DrPanMD @RepKimSchrier plus ppl like @suwumd @NancyGraffMD @kcalvinaap @AmerAcadPeds #AAPLegCon staff (and many others not on Twitter) who organize legislative visits on multiple levels!
#Advocacy tips
- many important decisions made at state/local levels
- maybe better to contact legislators when NOT in session to establish relationships
- join AAP lists for alerts on various issues/bills
- consider running for office eg @docsinpolitics @runforsomething
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Next up #AAP2021 #COCM @JuanEspinozaMD on overcoming barriers of misinformation
- disclosure that he’s one of my former attendings 😋

Distinction of MISinformation vs DISinformation (we #tweetiatricians #AntiPlagueLeague see plenty of both!)
Why misinformation is a problem
- false beliefs ➡️ increase fear, mistrust
- expose ppl to harm
- worsen existing biases/disparities
- ppl make ineffective or harmful policies based on bad info 🙃

Kids specifically more vulnerable to misinformation 😔

#AAP2021 #COCM
#AAP2021 #COCM Useful way to think of misinformation spectrum via @cward1e @firstdraftnews (also TED talk here…) Graphic of 7 types of bad info
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We live in an attention #economy & what #Tweetiatricians have known for decades (#Twitter started in 2006): importance of drawing attention to factual science-based information as compared to #misinformation & #disinformation, especially on #vaccines…
You have to be fast & prolific to play catch up to this. I have 77K tweets, a moderate sized band of 6K followers interested enough to tolerate my volume but use of hashtags allows reach across Twittersphere. Trending hashtags = better for riding a way for that attention economy
If is unclear if we are now so siloed that tweets are ineffective with anti-vaxx. But not all anti-vaxx are QAnon
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ATOPIC DERMATITIS - a #dermatology #tweetorial/#medthread!

For all the #tweetiatricians, #primarycare, #medtwitter, & #dermtwitter! #MedEd #FOAMEd pc:@dermnetnz

1st, a question:
How do you think of the term atopic dermatitis (AD) in relation to the term eczema?
If you're a purist, "eczema" is a description. When a #dermatologist says something looks eczematous, it doesn't mean it's AD. It means it has a certain appearance.

So the right answer for purists is "AD can cause eczema."

That said, we so often just use eczema to mean AD🤷🏻‍♂️
As annoying as that might be, it's an important distinction. If you see an eczematous rash, you need to consider possible causes:

- Atopy
- Allergy/irritant contact
- Medications
- Venous stasis
- Dry skin

For more on contact dermatitis, check out @patchtestYu!
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While we should recognize Black History every month I do appreciate the opportunity #BlackHistoryMonth gives us to reflect.

In that spirit each day I’m going to recognize those in the community who have helped me grow & are writing their part (some literally) of our history.
2/1 - @BDTSpelman’s Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria should be required reading. For everyone.

Her work inspired my advocacy for pediatricians to do more to stop racism at its roots in early childhood. 🙏🏾

2/2 - I thought I was going to have the cool job in the family then my bro went & became a Blackhawk pilot & Captain😎!

@NjoyaChomilo’s service alone is enough but his ability to bring people together & willingness to embrace change have taught me so much🙏🏾🙌🏾
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STAPHYLOCOCCAL SCALDED SKIN SYNDROME - A #dermatology/#dermtwitter #tweetorial!

Let's start with a question: You are seeing a new patient with a rash you suspect of being SSSS, but aren't sure if it might be bullous impetigo.

What test will help you differentiate the two?
The correct answer is wound culture! SSSS should be sterile or skin flora; bullous impetigo will have lots of staph grow out. Keep reading to find out why! 👇

But before we get there, let's talk about the SSSS exam. The pic is a good example of "sad facies." pc:@dermnetnz
The other great clue you are dealing with SSSS is the predilection for skin folds. This eruption can cause a high BSA of erythema --> desquamation.

SSSS is more common in the #pediatrics population, especially in kids <5 years of age (for all the #tweetiatricians out there!)
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@AAPPres Dr. Kyle Yasuda shares the AAP’s support for #T21 & youth e-cig ban policies at the #AAP19 opening plenary

#mnleg needs to take up this important legislation in 2020 Image
“Kids don’t judge you based on your title or your resume, they judge you on your voting record, how often you show up whether they deserve it or not” @JoshShipp delivering a powerful plenary speech at #AAP19 Image
“Every kid is one choice away from being a statistic. But that choice isn’t always one they get to make” #AAP19 Image
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Syphilis! RMSF! Hand-foot mouth!

Slow down there, Tiger! Let's dive deeper into:

ACRAL RASHES - a #tweetorial/#medthread
(aka rashes on the "palms and soles" - kind of 😉).

#MedEd #FOAMEd #medtwitter #dermtwitter #dermatology #dermatologia pc:@dermnetnz
No where else on the body does a rash evoke more of a knee-jerk differential. That's not wrong per se, as we all learn this in med school, but it's more complicated then starting doxycycline and checking an RPR!

Let's start with a definition - what does "acral" actually mean?
Technically, "acral" just means our distal body parts. So while we often think of palms and soles, it's actually inclusive of the whole hand, the whole foot, ears, and some include even the nose!

I actually didn't learn this until #derm residency, which was shocking to me.
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I have a confession... as a child, I once shoplifted.

A Thread.…
I was maybe 6 or 7 years old. My (white) maternal grandparents were visiting & I went with them, my Mom & younger siblings to a Christian book store.

At the time I was really into Colby’s Clubhouse. A show about a robot that hung out w/kids & taught them lessons from the Bible Image
In the store was a Colby wristwatch! I wanted it, bad. Even now I recall how much I wanted that watch. My Mom refused.

So I snuck away & put the box under my winter coat. I remember the walk to the car being difficult as I was afraid it would fall out.
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