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Carefully observing a patient walk 20 steps gave clue to diagnosis

1. 1995- I was a first year MD Medicine PG at CMC Vellore.
35-yr old Rami from Midnapore had got admitted with fever of unknown origin of 6 months duration. No cause had been identified despite extensive tests.
2. It was a hectic day with 8 new patients admitted from emergency. It was past midnight, when I managed to examine Rami. During examination, she took a washroom break, for which she walked about 20 steps in all. After she returned to her bed, she was breathless .
3. She was unable to talk in complete sentences. Her pulse rate was 140/min. High #pulse rate could be partly explained by #fever, but it was beyond what was expected for a fever of 102 degrees Fahrenheit (pulse rate can rise by 10 beats/minute per degree rise in temperature).
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Giving #Paracetamol in cases of mild #Viral #fever may be harmful
1. It is a common practice to give paracetamol (acetaminophen) to children or adults suffering from viral fever. Research evidence shows that we may be causing more harm than good by this practice.
2. Fever is not a disease; it is a symptom of viral infection. Paracetamol can not kill the virus.
Acute infections, including those due to Corona virus and other viruses, often stimulate a febrile response.
3. A mild fever appears to improve #outcome; as it diminishes viral replication by several mechanisms, including virion entry into host cells and genome transcription, and improving host defense mechanisms against the pathogen.
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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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Since schools opened he’s constantly unwell
Is it normal for kids to get fevers every week?
There must be something you can give to boost her immunity?
He always has this cold,the cough hasn’t left him

We’re swimming high tides of cough, cold and fevers

Paediatricians across the country are running busiest of OPDs, juggling bed availability in wards and PICUs and even falling sick themselves more than ever before
Parents are at their wits end
Classrooms are half empty on some days 2/n Image
#RespiratoryViruses like #RSV, rhino, #influenza, parainfluenza,
human metapneumo, boca,coronavirus,adeno, enterovirus and #bacteria like strep pneumoniae, pertussis, haemophilus, mycoplasma etc were in constant low level circulation or saw seasonal outbreaks but now.. 3/n Image
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#Smallville #Descent

Chloe searching for Brainiac across the country's power grids. Image
#Smallville #Descent

Lionel's opera CDs! On brand until the very end. Image
#Smallville #Descent

A nice look into Lionel's safe. Is that the necklace Lionel gave Martha in #Arrow? Wasn't that stolen and Green Arrow returned it though? Nice bit of continuity: Lionel was reading "Beyond Good & Evil" in #Suspect. And there is no better description of him. ImageImageImage
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1/🧵 Why is COVID hospitalization like 2X sticks of dynamite 🧨?
A thread on the ICU portion… #PICS + #LongCOVID.
Prevent this w 3 steps:
📌Avoid #COVID by Vax & Mask
📌Avoid severe COVID by Paxlovid & Monoclonal Ab
📌👇 read here about PICS & how to reduce injury in the ICU
2/ Here’s what you must know if you get too sick & land in an ICU.

History Lesson 📝
In the past, too many decisions in #CriticalCare were guided by fear. We oversedated patients for too long out of worry they might self-extubate & pull off restraints.

That’s happening again 🤮
3/ We kept patients immobilized due to an overly conservative approach to fall prevention that precluded us from attempting to walk them early. We kept families away from patients, treating loved ones as visitors rather than members of the healing plan.

That’s happening again.
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A lot of people have been asking if #fever as a side-effect of #COVID19 #vaccination is something we should worry about in #pregnancy. So let’s talk about that… 1/
Fever in pregnancy is potentially a concern because a having temperature of more than 39 C (102 F), lasting for at least 24 hours, during the first trimester is associated with an increased risk of certain birth defects. 2/
I like this review, even though it’s a bit old now, because it does a good job of integrating the animal and human data in this area. 3/…
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Thermal scanners finally getting attention for their inaccuracy in screening for #COVID19. I’ve covered thermography in detail over the pandemic in an effort to raise awareness about the differences in how #fever presents by age and even time of day. –a thread--
On March 4, 2021, the @US_FDA released a statement indicating “improper use of thermal imaging systems may lead to inaccurate body temperature measurements which can present potentially serious public health risks.” #publichealth…
Today, @washingtonpost released a story highlighting the @US_FDA warnings on thermal scanners and recent research showing many of the devices use software that can make a feverish person appear perfectly well.…
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#Covid19 cases 🤧 are on the rise and we have been getting a lot of questions about #covid19 which is totally understandable. We will try to answer a few of them in this thread #gp #portmarnock 1/n 👍
If you think you have #Covid19 (ANY of #cough, #breathlessness, #fever, lack of #smell or #taste) CALL YOUR GP 👩‍🦰🧑‍🦱 and we we can arrange a Covid swab for you if needed 2/n
If you are a close contact of a confirmed Covid 🦠 case you need to isolate for 14 DAYS from your contact with the person.

Public health will call you & arrange a test for you. GPs DO NOT arrange these #Covid19 tests as follow up swabbing, contact tracing etc may be needed 3/n
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1/ This is a letter from a math teacher in my District to our School Board. Shared with permission.

Please read and retweet:
My name is Courtney and I am a high school #math #teacher.

In March, I contracted, battled and survived #COVIDー19.

2/ I am an active and healthy 26-year-old. The type of person people say “shouldn’t be stressed” about this virus, much like our students. COVID-19 is a sickness unlike any I have ever endured. The weakness my body felt was worse than any flu, cold or stomach virus I’ve ever had.
3/ My symptoms started slowly, a slight cough, that sent chills down my spine in fear that I had contracted the virus. I immediately quarantined. That evening I started having chest pains similar to heartburn, and the next morning I awoke with a #fever.
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Did you know fever is a healthy immune response and temperature upto 104°c is fine. Fevers turn on the body's immune system. They help the body fight infection. Normal fevers between 100° and 104° F (37.8° - 40° C) are good for you. (1/n) #Fever #Myths thread
MYTH. Oral temperatures between 98.7° and 100° F (37.1° to 37.8° C) are low-grade fevers.
FACT. These temperatures are normal. The body's normal temperature changes throughout the day. It peaks in the late afternoon and evening. A true low-grade fever is 100° F to 102° F
Fevers with infections don't cause brain damage. Only temperatures above 108° F (42° C) can cause brain damage. It's very rare for the body temperature to climb this high. It only happens if the air temp is very high. An example is a child left in a closed car during hot weather.
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#COVID19NIGERIA We have all heard about how the @NCDCgov toll free number has been inundated with phone calls. So much so that it is difficult for them to attend to priority cases. Let's #TakeResponsibility for our #COVID19 response by cooperating with the authorities. 1/n
#COVID19NIGERIA We now have more people who were exposed to newly identified #COVID19 cases. If you fall in this category, your first action is to please try to STAY CALM. Your next one should NOT BE to call @NCDCgov BUT TO #selfIsolate. This is how to #selfisolate👇🏾. 2/n
#COVID19NIGERIA If you traveled to #Nigeria in the last 2 weeks from a country with widespread #COVID19 including transiting there for >24 hours, the FIRST STEP is to #selfisolate. The same applies if you have been exposed to a confirmed #COVID19 case. #TakeResponsibility 3/n
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1/5 #COVID19 Risk to Canadians: people over 65 years of age and people with a weakened immune system or underlying medical condition are at a higher risk of developing severe disease.
2/5 Avoid settings that can increase your risk of contracting #COVID19: heavily affected areas, cruise ships, international conferences & other large gatherings in enclosed spaces. Protect yourself, protect others. #coronavirus
3/5 The risk to Canadian travellers abroad will vary depending on the destination, as well as the person’s age and health status. Please consult the destination page on for the latest travel advice.…
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❗️Just what you’ve been waiting for❗️Sunday @BoggildLab #Tweetorial on Fever in the Returning Traveler!! 🤒✈️🏝🏖💉🦟🌞Buckle up, friends 😊🙏🙏 @MedTweetorials @AcademicChatter #AcademicChatter #MedTweetorials #Fever #Travel #VectorBorneDisease #VaccinesWork 1/23
2/23 Fever = hypothalamic thermostat reset to a ⬆️ temp in response to infection. It’s an adaptive biological response to pathogen invasion that assists w/ immunological control of infections. Most texts refer to fever as temp >38 C. See JAMA paper also:
3/23 Fever in returning travelers is common in our population due to high mobility & travel proclivities. We collectively log millions of miles of air and land transit annually to countries that have very different endemicity profiles for infectious diseases compared to 🇨🇦 or 🇺🇸
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1/15 #Fever #tweetorial

Parents and paediatricians alike are obsessed with fever

We've all got fever fever 🔥 But it is SO misunderstood

Let's take a look at what fever actually is, and finish off with some myth busting!

#FOAMPed #FOAMed #IDTwitter #PedsICU #PedsID
Fever (pyrexia) is an elevated core body temperature as part of a physiological response to infection controlled by the hypothalamus

This is opposed to hyperthermia, a pathological elevated temperature

This is important, as your body is IN CONTROL. Fever happens on purpose
What temperature counts as a fever?

There's no strict definition (there's no really good data on what a "normal" temperature is...), but an arbitrary cut of off 38C is often used.

Its better taken in context; 37.8C following temps >38.5C is probably still a fever.
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#TRIBECON begins #Pravara; felicitations to #AbhayBang @SearchGad & #sudarshan #VGKK for their inspiring work on #TribalHealth; @DrLahariya @whoindia among others felicitated
#abhayBang #healthsystem design for tribal communities need to be relooked for #UHC; strategies & schemes must adapt with local social & cultural context; recollects #Brainstorming with @DesirajuKeshav at @SearchGad leading to #ExpertCommittee #tribalhealth @TribalHealthIND
#TRIBECON #AbhayBang notes with happiness increasing interest in #tribalhealth research, yet this continues to be “off the beaten path”; congratulations to #pravara medical college in bringing this together; the proposed #Bandardhara declaration to improve #tribalhealth research
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Very interesting! 👉 Team found (in mice) that #fever alters surface proteins (integrins) on #immune cells such as lymphocytes + macrophages ☝️ These changes allow such cells to better travel via #blood vessels to reach sites of infection.
And yet, if you walk into a USA #pharmacy, most medications for flu, colds, inflammation, injuries etc deliberately “knock down” #fever to temporarily palliate symptoms 👉 How do such #medications then impact long-term immunity, pathogen persistence and #microbiome health??
This same trend (medications that treat the #immune response as an “enemy” vs. an “ally”) are also “standard of care” for chronic disease 👉 But as such “#autoimmune”/inflammatory conditions are increasingly tied to #microbiome dysbiosis does that paradigm still make sense??
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#JollofMusic101 Dear Upcoming Artiste: Basic Music Industry Terms you Should Know

3) Indie Labels:
These are self-funded labels that is NOT affiliated to any Big Three Record Label. Affiliation in this regard could be seen in the case of Mr Eazi’s Banku Music label liaising...
Universal Music Group Nigeria & South Africa. After his affiliation with Wizkid’s StarBoy Records in 2016.

Indie Labels often operate solo and an example of one would be #RicHassani’s label called Riverland Records.

#JollofMusic101 #DearUpcomingArtiste #AfroBeat #AfroBeats
#JollofMusic101 Dear Upcoming Artiste: Basic Music Industry Terms you Should Know .

4) Manager:
A manager is an integral determinant in the making or marring of an artiste’s career. The manager guides and oversees the daily dealings of an artist.
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