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Diabetics with dysregulated sugars did not fare well, haha, this image. 😀 >
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I have no followers so I'm sure this post will be a waste of #TwitterSpace. I have personally been blessed and cursed by the whole medical system most of my life. To start off, my father shot himself when I was 7 due to mental health issues. Back then depression and bipolar 👇🏼
was treated with drugs like Valium. He had a really low moment and boom. “Tell Roger I’m sorry” is what they told me he said. I was introduced to #oxycontin at the ripe age of 15. My first dose was 40mg and I was sick as a dog for hours. That would trigger a lifelong battle 👇🏼
With addiction to #opiods. After my mom abandoned me when I was 16 and after some time in a homeless shelter
then rehab, I began to get my life together at age 22. 23 im married and doing ok and wreck an #ATV (4-wheeler) off a mountain in #NorthCarolina and become #paralyzed👇🏼
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¿Has oído hablar de los médicos vampiros? Abro #HiloTesis 👇 Image
En 1986, Burum se refirió a los “médicos vampiros” 👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️🧛‍♂️en su descripción de por qué la anemia 🩸 iatrogénica era el principal factor que se presentaba en los pacientes críticos en las Unidades de Intensivos (UCI) 🏥
La anemia es muy común en pacientes críticamente enfermos 👇
Casi el 95 % de los pacientes ingresados en la UCI presentan niveles de hemoglobina 🩸 por debajo de lo normal
➡️¿Podemos estimar la prevalencia de la anemia iatrogénica en pacientes críticos e identificar los factores asociados⬅️🕵️‍♂️🔎
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Microcytic anemias, which affect all cell lines, can have adverse effects on brain and nervous system health. Iron deficiency #anemia, the most common type of microcytic anemia, can cause #cognitive impairment. 🧵(1/18)
Iron is crucial for #brain function, and its #deficiency can reduce #oxygen delivery to the brain, affecting #cognitive processes like #attention, #memory, and learning. (2/18)
#B12 deficiency, another common cause of microcytic anemia, can also damage the nervous system. (3/18)
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Disclaimer: For awareness purposes, this information concerning #Anemia is basic. Consult your doctor instead of relying on this.
When you have anemia, your body doesn't produce enough strong red blood cells to supply enough oxygen to the tissues. You may experience fatigue and weakness if you have anemia, commonly known as low hemoglobin.
Anemia comes in a variety of forms, each with a unique etiology. Mild to severe anemia can be either short-term or long-term. Anemia typically has several contributing factors. If you think you might have anemia, consult a doctor. It can be a sign of a severe sickness.
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I have been noticing more issues with low iron amongst my obstetrics and gynaecology patients lately so thought we should do a thread on iron...

Why is iron important?
Why can iron be low?
How can you get more iron?

#iron #anemia #pregnancy #periods #ObGynTwitter #MedTwitter
Iron (Fe) is a super important mineral for us.

Iron the centre of the heme group, which sits in the centre of each subunit of the hemoglobin protein structure.

Hemoglobin proteins pack the inside of our red blood cells.
Iron at the core of each hemoglobin molecule binds oxygen.

There are ~260 million hemoglobin molecules in each red blood cell and we each have ~25 trillion red blood cells in circulation!

This is our transport system for oxygen to get from our lungs to our cells and organs.
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Iron-deficiency anemia: 5 interesting facts

1. The richest source of iron is meat.
For vegans and vegetarians, the best source of iron is blackstrap molasses. Other good sources of iron are lentils, tofu, spinach and soybeans.

#MedTwitter #InternalMedicine #MedEd
2. What is pagophagia?
Half of patients with moderate iron-deficiency #Anemia develop pagophagia. Usually, they crave ice to suck or chew. Occasionally, patients prefer cold celery or other cold vegetables in lieu of ice.
3. Severe anemia may cause myocardial ischemia and coronary insufficiency. Patients can present with heart failure. General examination reveals koilonychia, angular stomatitis and gingivitis (fissures at the corners of mouth).
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1/n A fascinating article came out this summer that argues for a plant-forward omni diet, and it contains a very inflammatory headline:

"Debunking the #vegan myth: The case for a plant-forward omnivorous whole-foods diet"

Note author Loren Cordain, a paleo proponent Image

The abstract:

"Veganism is without evolutionary precedent in Homo sapiens species. Strict adherence to a #vegan diet causes predictable deficiencies in nutrients including vitamins B12, B2, D, niacin, iron, iodine, zinc, high-quality proteins, omega-3, and calcium."

Let's review the images quickly because they show some of these dangers.

Fig. 1. Hazard ratios for all-cause mortality as calculated by Cox proportional hazards multi-variable regression analysis16. P = 0.082.

All cause mortality for #vegans and vegetarians is higher! Image
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Amy Offutt, MD: Rickettsial & Related Diseases
#RMSF Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
#ILADS2022 ImageImage
2/Offutt Ticks are the primary vectors for spotted fevers; some species may be spread by fleas and mites #ILADS2022 #RMSF #Richettsia
3/Offutt: #RMSF is the most severe rickettsial illness in the US with risk of death. Early treatment with #doxycycline is critical, regardless of age #ILADS2022 Image
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@DrHachi3 Patent - A pharmaceutical composition including an extract from Geum japonicum and a method of treating cancer using the extract. The extract can induce selectively apoptosis of cancer cells and kill the cancer cells without affect normal cells.“… ImageImage
@DrHachi3 “The Antiapoptosis Effect of Geum japonicum Thunb. var. chinense Extracts on Cerebral Ischemia Reperfusion Injury via PI3K/Akt Pathway”

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#CMGsays: Join here tomorrow for the launch of a new accredited tweetorial on optimal management of diabetic and other high-risk patients with stable CAD, particularly those with previous PCI, to reduce the risk of MI or stroke. Expert faculty is the incomparable @CMichaelGibson
And you’ll learn how these data should impact your practice: Image
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About your partners' Rhesus factor

Rh+♂+ Rh+♀=✅
Rh-♂ + Rh+♀=✅
Rh-♂ + Rh-♀ =✅
Rh+♂ + Rh-♀=⚠️ Caution when pregnant!

Rhesus incompatibility between a woman♀ & her man♂ can cause baby jaundice, repeated miscarriages, stillbirths & more.

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Humans belong to blood groups 'A', 'B', 'AB', or 'O'.

Also, we're either
- Rhesus positive (Rh+), or
- Rhesus negative (Rh-)

The "+" or "-" sign usually attached to your blood group represents your rhesus status!

Being Rh+ or Rh- depends on you having certain proteins called #RhesusAntigens on the surface of your red blood cells.

If you have the rhesus antigens, you're Rh+

If you don't have the rhesus antiges, you're Rh-
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If the #RhesusStatus of your partner or spouse is not compatible with yours & you do nothing about it, it can lead to repeated miscarriages, jaundice in your baby, & stillbirths.

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Every person's blood group can either be A, B, AB or O.

Similarly, we are all classified as Rhesus Positive (Rh+) or Rhesus Negative (Rh-). This depends on whether you have a protein called #RhesusAntigen on the surface of our red blood cells or not.
If you have rhesus antigens on your red blood cells, you are RHESUS POSITIVE.

If you don't have rhesus antigens on your red blood cells, you are RHESUS NEGATIVE.
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1/ A 46-year-old man with a history of #malaria presented to the @JohnsHopkinsDOM on 8/12/1923 with

-- 3 years of generalized arthralgia
-- intermittent joint swelling

-- 40 lbs weight loss

@CPSolvers @DxRxEdu #medtwitter #MedEd
2/ Exam

-- synovitis of the 2nd and 3rd MCPs

-- diffuse joint tenderness

-- lymphadenopathy

-- pyorrhea alveolaris* of the few remaining teeth.

What do you want to do next? What's your #DDX?

Remember: Sir William Osler died in 1919, so it's all you...
So far, we have #tuberculosis on the differential. “Consumption” or “#phthisis”, wasting away, as #Tb was often referred to, certainly could explain this patients weight loss and adenopathy.

But does it explain the rest?
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.@SarahbaxterSTM's argues that #fibromyalgia, #mecfs, #lupus, #depression, self-harming and #anorexia are caused by female ambition and fragility.

What's c. 1880 is new again.…
This is just so silly. In the 19th century, there was a panic in the medical profession (and among social commentators) about women becoming ill with neurological and "nervous" conditions because they were overworking their brains/nerves, which were naturally weaker than men's.
This “fact” was used to bolster the argument in favor of stopping women's formal education after age 16 and most certainly not letting them enroll in university.
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