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I never would have thought that one would be left at home, seriously ill, without help.
I would never have thought that children have to suffer in the dark at home, that relatives would be mocked at the same time, instead of doctors providing help.
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I never would have thought that #MEcfs sufferers had to fight so much and actually become a political issue.
I never would have thought that the so-called health care system could let people down in such an ignorant way.
I never would have thought that in addition to #MEcfs, devastating illnesses such as #SmallFiber #POTS #MCAS, CranioCervical Instability #CCI #Lyme #PostVac and poisoning by #fluoroquinolones #FQAD would also be swept under the carpet in the so-called healthcare sector.
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Chaired by @miaamormottley, the Sixth Meeting of the @GLGAMR is taking place today.

#AntimicrobialResistance is one of today’s biggest global health, food security, and sustainable development threats.

📌 Illustration of a person wo...
#AntimicrobialResistance (AMR) occurs when
🔸 bacteria
🔸 viruses
🔸 fungi
🔸 parasites

no longer respond to medicines,

🚨 making infections harder to treat
🚨 increasing the risk of disease spread, severe illness & death.
Bacterial #AntimicrobialResistance (AMR) contributes to almost 5 million deaths per year, disproportionately affecting low- and middle-income countries.

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Today's @dermtalks is about #acne by @DrJohnBarbieri from @bwhdermatology ! 🌎🌍🌏
Dermatologists prescribe lots of #antibiotics , 60% of which are used for #acne
Antibiotic use contributes to resistance as well as other harms such as breast cancer. It disrupts the microbiome.

Even though 50% of patients received antibiotics for acne, 75% of them would prefer a non-antibiotic therapy…
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1/2 This is really interesting. #Antiseptic as good as #antibiotics to prevent #urinary infection #UTI. When antibiotics came in we left earlier treatments behind, didn't compare.
2/2 Like potassium permanganate for #gonorrhoea. OK not preferred or first line, but in the age of #AMR we need to know and be ready to use if appropriate. What do science studies people make of this?
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🧵Since the first β-lactam, aminoglycoside, macrolide, tetracycline, and fluoroquinolone classes of antibiotics were discovered and approved from 1940 to 1980, few #antibiotics with novel mechanisms of action have been developed
@thomasmd @akesselheim #AMR…
Phase III clinical trials of a antibiotic in a single disease indication cost about US$70 million. Funding for biotech companies—venture capital or government grants—cannot cover this for a drug that will be sold mainly in short courses
Cooper M & Shlaes D…
@BradSpellberg, who studies infectious diseases, sums up the problem: We'll pay $50,000 for a course of cancer chemotherapy that prolongs life by 3 months, but we don't want to pay more than $100 for a course of antibiotics that cures the target infection
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Access to #antibiotics 💊 is essential to treat infections.

The 🆕 Global Evidence Review on Health and Migration highlights how refugees & migrants often face barriers 🚧 to access & use these potentially life-saving medicines:

📌 There are three stacks of antibiotics placed on a table. A h
Access to #antibiotics for refugees & migrants is highly influenced by health systems in host countries.

📌 A person is picking up medicine at a pharmacy.
Barriers 🚧 to access health services often lead to inappropriate use of #antibiotics, and ultimately to #AntimicrobialResistance, making infections harder to treat over time & increasing the risk of disease spread, severe illness & death.

📌 Illustration of a girl that stands outside a pharmacy. She i
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Quale sarà la maggiore causa di morte nel 2050?
#Cancro? Malattie cardiache? #Diabete? Incidenti?


Le infezioni batteriche resistenti agli antibiotici

Ma si possono trattare con un virus.

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#antibioticresistance #antibiotics #bacteria #infectiousdiseases

Ogni anno in Italia muoiono più di 11'000 persone per infezioni resistenti agli antibiotici. E il problema non riguarda soltanto soggetti anziani, debilitati o ospedalizzati.

Se il fenomeno dell'antibiotico resistenza non viene arginato ci ritroveremo con moltissimi batteri letali.

Gli antibiotici che fino ad oggi ci hanno aiutato a gestire questa battaglia sono definiti la più grande scoperta della medicina moderna.

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#2 B-COMPLEX/MULTI VITAMIN. Buy a liposomal or other form that increases bio-availability. Take 1 capsule w/Breakfast and Lunch. If you have stomach upset, try sublingual (under tongue) EZ Melt B-Complex in AM & Multi w/iron for Dinner.…
#3 OMEGA 3s. Fish Oil, Krill Oil, Algae Oil are all good sources of Omega 3. Be careful the EPA/DHA ratio. EPA helps with inflammation/DHA helps with cognition. You need both! Opt for a 1:1 or 2:1 ratio of DHA to EPA (2:1 ratio eg. 800 DHA/400EPA)…
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THREAD: How best to treat Urinary Tract Infections?

1/6 Our new TI Therapeutics Letter 135 describes the best approach for treating symptomatic, uncomplicated lower urinary tract infections (UTIs)


#MedEd #FOAMed #UTIs #BetterPrescribing
2/6 Use symptoms, not tests to diagnose UTIs:

Uncomplicated lower UTI can be diagnosed with > 90% probability if pt has 2 or more of dysuria, urgency, and frequency, and no vaginal discharge.

This is less reliably predicted for older women.


3/6 No need to culture:

✅Fewer than 2% of urine cultures meaningfully impact choice of treatment or need for follow-up
✅Most guidelines recommend against culture for
symptomatic uncomplicated #UTIs


#MedEd #BetterPrescribing #BetterHealth
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1/ Strict new rules on the use of #antibiotics and other #antimicrobials in pigs, chickens and other #farm animals come into force today across the #EU. What do the changes mean - and are they good for animals and consumers? A thread//
2/ In 2019 alone 5m deaths were connected to #AntimicrobialResistance (#AMR), according to a recent @TheLancet report. The deadly, drug-resistant infections behind these deaths come about because of the over- and misuse of antimicrobials, which makes bacteria resistant to them
3/ When drug-resistant bugs develop in animals because of antibiotic overuse they can easily spread to humans - often through #food. For example, rates of drug-resistant #salmonella have risen - & infections mainly come from #chicken & other #poultry.…
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#AntimicrobialResistance 💊 is something we all need to be aware of & understand its impact on health. Overuse of #Antibiotics for illnesses that don't need it means they can become less effective over time.
Read more in our thread below 🧵
Dr Julie Robotham, Head of #AMR Modelling and Evaluation says on #AntimicrobialResistance 👇
Read more about #AMR and its impact on world health:…
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H pylori #tweetorial for resistant H pylori
#AGA released CPU in 4/21 revisiting topic of resistance/treatment failures, not a guideline, but the expert opinion @BradSpellberg loves! (1/x)…
@ABsteward @RushCCH_ID #MedEd #medtwitter #idtwitter
As GN bacteria go, it's an interesting bug:
Highly motile, curved, GNR, #Urease-positive, catalase-positive, oxidase-positive
Related to Campylobacter, for family fun
Nice crossover with our #Gastroenterology colleagues, eh #IDtwitter and @IDSAInfo
GN, and as such should be sensitive to most #antibiotics that target GN with pretty good susceptibilities over time for:
#amoxicillin #tetracycline #aminoglycoside #nitroimidazole #macrolide
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World class ⁦@ClevelandClinic⁩ Hospital Medicine Grand Rounds - Update in #HospitalMedicine by Dr. Jessica Donato! A rising star! ⁦@BIDMC_IM⁩ ⁦@HarvardHospMed⁩ ⁦@CWRUSOM⁩ ⁦@SocietyHospMed
Is postop #afib associated w increased risk for CVA/TIA?
Is one #DOAC better than other for #afib?
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#Probiotics, #antibiotics, #FMT, and other #microbiome therapies in C. difficile with @DrPaulGastro

@AmCollegeGastro #ACG2021 Image
Spore phase is resistant to gastric acid and alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Image
A healthy #microbiome protects against the development of CDI Image
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WHO received over 3⃣ million reports for the Global #AntimicrobialResistance and Use Surveillance System (GLASS)

The more information we have the better placed the 🌏
is to tackle this increasingly serious health threat.

The report indicates an📈 alarming volume of #AntimicrobialResistance infections but despite the ongoing challenges of #COVID19, more 🌏🌍countries are reporting in.

More information 👉
The ↗️ of AntimicrobialResistance is a 🌐 threat

It can affect anyone,
of any age,
in any country.

Proper use of all 💊 is 🔑 to #StopDrugResistance

Let's unite to preserve antimicrobials! 👇

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IMPORTANT THREAD on #COVIDTreatments - What Works & What Does not. Will be an ongoing threat.

Start with Dr Zarir Udwadia of Mumbai.
Link to Dr Udwadia's Video

1st Point: 90000+ Medical papers on Covid. UNFORTUNATELY, big divergence in Observational Studies impact and Real World impact of a rigorous RCT
RCT is Randomized controlled trial.
A Good website is

2) What Works ?
(A) Steroids are essential. #DEXAMETHASONE 6mg/day for Critically ill Covid Patients. Reduces Death by 33/20% for Patients on Ventilators & Oxygen. ImageImageImage
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Listen to this story of #tuberculosis
Real, not fiction. Even though may sound like super fiction. Of a patient now admitted under me.

56 yr man. Prior #smoker No #alcohol use, no #DRUGS. Family guy. Starts havin cough. Nagging no sputum
Keeps him awake at night
He goes 2 a GP. Clinical examination and blood tests done. Says some chest infection. Puts him on antibiotics for a week. Asks for review. 1wk later some change in symptoms, but not fully ok. GP extends antibiotic course 7 more days. C, no fever and no signs of infection yet.
After 14d course, no change. Patient chucks the GP. Goes for a senior GP. Senior GP does clinical exam,blood tests AND chest X ray. X ray comes back as "not looking normal" 🙄 But no diagnosis. So he says. Let's try a short course of #antibiotics AND antifungal. Again 14 days
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"Following the recommendations of the Interagency Coordination Group on #AntimicrobialResistance, we have come together to advocate for urgent action to combat the threat of AMR, to reinvigorate global political momentum, & to catalyze action in an One Health approach"-@DrTedros
"It is critical that our discussions are followed up in countries and lead to real results. As #COVID19 has so harshly demonstrated, the world cannot afford another global crisis. We must act, and we must act together"-@DrTedros on #AntimicrobialResistance
"That means we need political leaders, the private sector and civil society working together, first to address the drivers of #AntimicrobialResistance"-@DrTedros
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Research published at the Mayo Clinic; If children under the age of two are given antibiotics, they are more likely to develop skin diseases, obesity, ADHD, digestive tract disorders, asthma. The more often antibiotics are given, the more serious the effects can be. +
The term 'Milk and Cookie Disease' is also common among pediatricians now. The western culture of having biscuits or cookies along with milk has been found to have a serious ill effects on the health of children. +
For the past few years, Vaidyas like me have been constantly talking about both of the above;  Don't ruin the lives of future generations!  There is really no need of rampant use of #antibiotics the way it is being in our country. +
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