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SEMINAL ARTICLE re: #ICD11 Chapter 08 - Diseases of the #NervousSystem 🧠

Study Title: The #leptomeninges as a critical organ for normal #CNS development and function: first patient and public involved systematic review of #arachnoiditis (chronic #meningitis). @PLOSONE

#CES- #CaudaEquina Syndrome
#DLM – Diseases of the #Leptomeninges
#ESI- #Epidural Steroid Injection
LM - #Leptomeninges
#LMF- #Leptomeningeal #Fibrosis
#NAA- #neuraxialanesthesia
PSR- PRISMA Systematic Review
#SAH- #Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
#SAS- #Subarachnoid Space

Key Findings:

1. A varyingly described, and poorly characterized #CNS disease called #arachnoiditis (aka #adhesivearachnoiditis) was exhaustively systematically-reviewed for the first time.
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🔥#ACLF-3: early vs late transplant @JosephAlukal

👉UNOS database: n=3,498
✅Better 90-day and 1-year survival for early LTx (<7 days)
🤔 Selection bias who goes for early vs late LTx?

#ILC2022 #Livertwitter @EASLedu @EASLnews
@VinaySundaramMD @RajivJalan1 @DrLiver @ebtapper
🔥Urine NGAL predicts response to Terlipressin/albumin in HRS by Dr Carmine Gambino

N=162 #cirrhosis, 🇮🇹
urine NGAL:
⬇️ in Terli responders
💡NGAL>220 predict 90-day Mortality (AUROC: 0.85)

#ILC2022 #Livertwitter @salvatore_piano @ProfPaoloAngeli
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1/🧵 Race & Medicine - #COVID

Dark-skinned people who get #COVID, or any disease lowering O2 levels, are more likely vs whites to suffer undetected hypoxemia (missed ⬇️ O2 levels).

Pulse oximeters are affected by skin color & read falsely high in Blacks.

Does it matter?
2/ It matters because undetected hypoxemia tripled the odds of DEATH 💀
This study of >128k measurements from 26,000 pts confirmed these inaccuracies that we’ve known about for 30 years.

Black, Asian & Am Indians were all included. #Disparity
3/ It’s not lost on me that this study comes at a time when we’re trying to get RID of false distinctions of race in medicine.

MYTHS generated by #racism about Blacks having different lung or kidney function are bogus.

But the Pulse Ox must addressed:
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1/ Rikers Island Prison & #COVID19:

The New Yorker:

Many think of inmates as young strong healthy dangerous men, when in reality they are often #AGING, sick, and definitely #VULNERABLE. Covid on top of this is a time 💣

#geriatrics #MedTwitter #pulmcc
2/ Rikers Island Prison & #COVID

#Anxiety & #Fear. You can’t implement effective social distancing in an room that houses dozens of men. You cannot implement effective social distancing when those ~40 men are using the same sinks.

3/fin Rikers Island Prison & #COVID19

You cannot implement effective social distancing in a prison when staff interact with them & has to touch them in course of day. This isn’t going to play out well. Read article. #empathy starts here. I don’t know the solution!

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What if the money 💰💰💰 spent by #academia & #hospitals on hiring people to spy on #SoMe, to police & shame nurses & doctors (even getting some fired for speaking up on #PPE shortage), this policing disproportionately affecting BIPOC, instead spent on hiring BIPOC & on pay gap
This is pay gap I am talking about. What kind of “#professionalism” accepts that Black women must work 7 extra months for same pay?

Professionalism on “you wore..” is used in sinister ways against Black women in particular

#blackintheivory #MedTwitter…
Puritanism in #medicine, being taught to med students who are given middle author status on a publication conceived and supported by senior faculty and junior editors, is part of this harm. Many Black girls are criminalized & punished for natural hair.…
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