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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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Early-life antibiotic exposure, mirroring current clinical practices, interrupted the maturation of INTESTINAL COMMENSAL BACTERIA and disrupted the developmental trajectory of the PULMONARY IMMUNE SYSTEM...Early-life antibiotic exposure rendered newborn macaques susceptible to>
bacterial pneumonia, mediated by profound changes in neutrophil senescence, inflammatory signaling, and macrophage dysfunction. Pathogenic reprogramming of pulmonary immunity was reflected by a hyperinflammatory signature in all pulmonary immune cell subsets. Distinct patterns>
of IMMUNOPARALYSIS, including dysregulated antigen presentation in alveolar macrophages, impaired costimulatory function in T helper cells, and dysfunctional cytotoxic responses in natural killer cells, were coupled with a global loss of tissue-protective>
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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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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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It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question
- Eugène Ionesco

Our experts will answer your questions/doubts on #Mucormycosis, Dental Health and its relation with #COVID19

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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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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 01/22/2021…
‘A Total Failure’: The Proud Boys Now Mock Trump…

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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 01/08/2021…
Along with vaccine rollouts, the U.S. needs a National Hi-Fi Mask Initiative…

#PandemicResponse #vaccines #masks #COVID19
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 12/25/2020…
The New Business of AI (and How It’s Different From Traditional Software)…

#ArtificialIntelligence #BusinessModels #OrganizationStructures
Google tightens grip on research reports with 'sensitive topics' review system: Report…

#PeerReview #ResearchReports #google #truth #transparency #trust
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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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It's World Antimicrobial Awareness Week

The ↗️ of #AntimicrobialResistance is a 🌐 threat.
It can affect anyone,
of any age,
in any country.

Proper use of all medicines 💊 is 🔑 to #StopDrugResistance

Let's unite to preserve antimicrobials!
Overuse & misuse of medicines are the leading causes of #AntimicrobialResistance. Without effective #antibiotics 💊 & other antimicrobials, we will lose our ability to treat common infections like pneumonia.

Let's unite to preserve antimicrobials!

The rise of #AntimicrobialResistance is threatening our ability to treat common infectious diseases, resulting in prolonged illness, disability & death.

The future of our medicines 💊 depends on all of us.
Let's unite to preserve antimicrobials!

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Here it is!

#Inktober2020 day 1 in my #PathogenPortraits series. After years of studying this in cow bums, it had to be #EcoliO157

It causes bloody diarrhoea & if that wasn't bad enough, sometimes kidney failure & death. More info @…
#sciart #microbiology Inktober2020 E. coli O157 c...
#Inktober2020 day 2 in my #PathogenPortraits series. 'The Clap' (Neisseria gonorrhoeae) b/c who doesn't 💚 green purulent discharge?

It's sexually transmitted but also from mother->newborn during birth to cause blindness.
More info:…

#sciart #microbiology Image
#Inktober2020 day 3 in my #PathogenPortraits series. The very 💛golden💛 #MRSA.

Minds it's own business on your skin, but if it gets inside, methicillin won't do a thing to stop it.

More info at #sciart #microbiology Methicillin resistant staph...
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 07/24/2020…
Andy Slavitt on the 3 Things He’d Do to Prepare for the Next Pandemic – Mother Jones…

#pandemic #preparations
The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity on Twitter

#coronavirus #testing
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Due to rapidly ↗️ #AntibioticResistance the 🌐 is losing its most powerful tool in healthcare: #antibiotics.

It can affect anyone, anywhere, of any age

The #AMR Action Fund launched today aims to reverse this trend by supporting the development of new antibiotics
Urgent action is needed to halt the🌐spread of #AMR.

With the AMR Action Fund launched today, the research & development of new life-saving #antibiotics will be strengthened & accelerated, focusing both on priority pathogens & innovative new treatments.
The #AMR Action Fund is a new model for public-private-partnership: it uses private sector investment in small biotechnology companies around the 🌐 to address global public health challenges, with guidance from the public sector.

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The long #thread on How #China became global #antiobiotic supplier and it's effect on US. #penicillin #vitamins #generics #USFDA #chloramphenicol #WhiteHouse (1/22)
During the Civil War, #MaoZedong had seen his troops fell in large numbers by diseases like dysentery, which was fatal when penicillin was unavailable.…

North #China became the centerpiece of Chinese government’s larger, state-directed plan for self reliance on Chinese #antibiotics.

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As a record number of countries are now monitoring & reporting on #antibioticresistance, new data reveals that a worrying number of bacterial infections are increasingly resistant to the medicines 💊 at hand to treat them.

High rates of resistance among antimicrobial medicines frequently used to treat common infections, such as urinary tract infections or some forms of diarrhea, indicate that the world is running out of effective ways to tackle these diseases.

The increase of #antimicrobialresistance could further be fueled by the inappropriate use of antibiotics during the #COVID19 pandemic.

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Coronavirus Showed That America Wasn't Up to the Task - The Atlantic…
Antibody testing will enhance the power and accuracy of COVID-19-prevention trials | Nature Medicine…
#testing #accuracy #trials #serological #antibody
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Great news: a piece I wrote for @policyatkings called “What can farmers teach politicians?” (…) is out!

In it: a) I go through data that shows how well #Britishfarmers have done, in partnership with other stakeholders, to cut down on #antibiotics use. 1/4
b) I discuss how this type of voluntary, multilateral action by key stakeholders (regardless of affiliation) can benefit society overall, and

c) I then extend this to our personal and political situations. This piece was inspired by conversations I had at #AntibioticAge 2/4
…the @Bristol_AMR conference organised by @mutantbug. These conversations, in person with @Reyher_UofBVet and @OxonAndrew, as well as on Twitter with @FarmingUK and @RUMA_UK, have really shaped my vision of how we can concretely achieve improvements to #OneHealth through ag. 3/4
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