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Solved - Gulf War syndrome mystery: U.S. Gov-funded scientists blame SARIN released into air — #veterans #military #GulfWar #healthcare #science #ToxicExposures dailymail.co.uk/health/article…
Researchers believe #troops’ exposure to sarin gas is to blame for the mysterious unexplained collection of illnesses known as Gulf War syndrome. About 250,000 #veterans have complained of chronic symptoms like fever, fatigue, #memory problems, body pain, etc… #GulfWar #research Image
According to the #CDC, sarin gas is one of the most deadly chemical agents. — #veterans #military #GulfWar #ToxicExposures Image
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1) Welcome to our #accredited #tweetorial on optimal mgt of #hyperkalemia in the patient with #CKD. Earn 0.5h #CME/CE credit by following this thread. I am Sourabh Sharma MD DNB FASN 🇮🇳 @iamnephrologist & u have found the ONLY source for CE credit delivered entirely on Twitter!
2) This program is supported by educational grants from AstraZeneca and Bayer & is intended for #healthcare providers. See faculty disclosures ckd-ce.com/disclosures/. Educational credit for #physicians #physicianassociate #nurses #nursepractitioners #pharmacists 🇺🇸🇨🇦🇪🇺🇬🇧
3) Potassium was first isolated by Humphry Davy in 1807 by electrolysis (Coined word from “Potash” [Dutch]). The periodic table symbol K was derived from kali (alkali) [Arabic].
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potassium
#NephroNotes #NephPearls #FOAMed #MedEd @MedTweetorials #CardioTwitter
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1) Welcome to a new #accredited #tweetorial, Prevention and Management of Heart Failure in T2 Diabetes: The Cardiologist’s Perspective! Our expert author is Giuseppe Galati MD, MMSc in Heart Failure, @GiuseppeGalati_ , Consultant #Cardiologist #HeartFailure & #Cardiomyopathies Image
2) @GiuseppeGalati_ is at San Raffaele Research Hospital, Milan 🇮🇹 @SanRaffaeleMI. This program is intended for #healthcare professionals & is accredited for 0.75h CE/#CME credit for #physicians #physicianassistants #nurses #nursepractitioners #pharmacists 🇺🇸🇨🇦🇬🇧🇪🇺.
3) @cardiomet_CE is supported by educational grants from AstraZeneca, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Eli Lilly Company, & Chiesi. Earn credit from archived programs at cardiometabolic-ce.com. Disclosures at cardiometabolic-ce.com/disclosures/.🙏 FOLLOW US !
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Why I became active in #politics

#civic action #government
via #Memes #PhotoModeMonday

a 🧵
Inspired by @Teri_Kanefield
2/ I was raised Catholic and believe in this (ctto via reddit)

Love thy neighbor.
All neighbors. No exceptions.

If I really hated them then I just did not hang out w them 🤷🏻‍♀️. No hateful speech or hateful laws.
3/ Most of my family in Texas is religious, republican, & single issue voters. Anti abortion, no matter what. Even if M@ga Trumpism breaks all the other 9 commandments.

I hate that I now have to discuss forced-birth issues w beloveds.

I'm a social entrepreneur #feminist
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1/5 ☀️🌪️🔥🌊
Role of #healthcare in #climatechange

@CassandraLThiel and team in @JHospMedicine

What can 🏥do?

Read on🧵

📰 bit.ly/3wC3A94 Image
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1⃣ Develop & monitor institution-wide sustainability metrics
Use:
✅Waste audits
✅Calc carbon footprint
✅Routine lifecycle assessments

2⃣ Emphasize potential cost savings
✅ Focus on longer term sustainable savings potential rather than initial expenditure
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3⃣ Limit avoidable waste
Examples:
✅Focus on Reuseable rather than disposable items
✅Remove extraneous items from pre-packaged kits

4⃣ Practice sustainable procurement
Examples:
✅ Incentive environmentally-preferred purchasing
✅Reward vendor transparency
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I'm interested.
#GoogleGlass

Text next to someone's face might have surprising use-cases in #healthcare.

"Google's work with AR will likely be incremental" - hope so. But then what is the long-term vision?
cnet.com/tech/computing…
obv this is a sneak peek and broadly CG, but still:
I like the form factor. AR Glasses should not be discernible from normal glasses.

Like HTC Vive XR; these looks dorky (sorry)
(Image courtesy of @Muropaketti) Image
A relatively "big" thing about this sneak peek is, imo, the fact that the content seems to exist in 3D space.
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There is no healthcare without #Nurses.

Yet they are forced to work in conditions that aren’t safe or respectful.

Nurses want to keep going, but fear they don’t have anything left to give. 1/
#bcpoli #NurseStaffingCrisis #HelpBCNurses #healthcare @BCNursesUnion
Last night @AdamPOlsen and I attended a vigil to mourn the impacts recent years have had on nurses and our #healthcare system.

Today, alongside hundreds of #nurses, we attended their rally in front of the Legislature to demand action and respect. 2/ #bcpoli #NurseStaffingCrisis
Shift after shift, #nurses are providing care in packed medical units and packed ICUs.

Staffing shortages have resulted in unacceptable nurse-to-patient ratios, endangering patients, and over-burdening nurses.

All of this and nurses are being denied essential PPE. 3/ #bcpoli
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In Q1 of 2022, Telus Health increased their revenue by $17 million.

Should a for-profit corporation be generating substantial profits in BC’s publicly funded #healthcare sector?

Today I asked @jjhorgan exactly that. He did not answer. 1/ #bcpoli #Health theglobeandmail.com/business/artic…
Minister of Health @AdrianDix responded by saying healthcare in BC is more public than it was 5 years ago.

It’s hard to square the expansion of for-profit corporations in the #healthcare sector with “becoming more public.” 2/ #bcpoli #health
Telus has been actively expanding its healthcare business, charging thousands to individuals for access to primary care.

Access that is meant to be covered by our universal healthcare system. And it’s not just Telus. 3/ #bcpoli #healthcare #BCHealth
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1) Welcome to a new #accredited #tweetorial, Prevention and Management of Heart Failure in T2 Diabetes: The Diabetologist’s Perspective! Our expert author is Melanie J Davies CBE FMedSci @profmjdavies, Prof of Diabetes Medicine, U Leicester, Leicester Diabetes Unit @LDC_Tweets
2) This program is intended for #healthcare professionals and is accredited by @academiccme for 0.75h CE/#CME credit for #physicians #physicianassistants #nurses #nursepractitioners #pharmacists 🇺🇸🇨🇦🇬🇧🇪🇺. FOLLOW US for #cardiometabolic education from expert authors!
3) @cardiomet_CE is supported by educational grants from AstraZeneca, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Eli Lilly Company, and Chiesi. See archived programs still available for credit at cardiometabolic-ce.com. Disclosures at cardiometabolic-ce.com/disclosures/
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People ask me how is the emergency department these days, is there much #COVID19 anymore?

My observations below in a short🧵

TL/DR = the healthcare system is a disaster and it will be years before it improves...so buckle up.

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The short answer in my experience/observation is, no we're not overwhelmed with #covid19 patients requiring ICU level care in the hospitals.

But...that oversimplifies the current state. Let's look at it from the hospital, clinician and patient/family perspective...

2/
At the system level

Healthcare leadership, running large multi-million dollar organizations have spent the past 2.5yrs devoting most of their effort towards managing a crisis of epic proportions.

3/
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#cdnpoli
#onpoli
#VoteFordOut2022
#FordfailedOntario

Make no mistake. #DougFord WILL privatize #healthcare in Ontario. That's why he's desperately keeping his mandate letters secret. They call for privatization! You'll pay what Americans pay for healthcare (shown in video).
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#cdnpoli
#onpoli
#VoteFordOut2022
#FordfailedOntario
#FordMustResign

Even with 2-tier healthcare, prices for medical services will skyrocket. Why?

○ 1,000s of doctors will opt out of OHIP & other provincial systems to charge any amount

○ OHIP & other systems will (cont.)
#cdnpoli
#onpoli
#VoteFordOut2022
#FordfailedOntario

(cont) increase maximum fee amounts to prevent a mass exodus of doctors from their plans

also

○ with fewer doctors in provincial plans, it'll be even more difficult to find a family doctor

○ rich people will jump the line
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It's no coincidence that the states eager to keep women from controlling their own reproduction also refuse to care for those women or their children.
Compare the states ready to ban abortion with a map of states that refused to expand #Medicaid.
The maps are overly simplistic in showing states' expansions of #Medicaid, and this thread will explain some of what's complicated.

In essence, many states led by #Republicans didn't want to expand a program that helps pregnant women, kids, and the frail elderly. Voters did.
Let's take those anti-abortion states that "have expanded Medicaid" in alphabetical order.

So, first, Arkansas.

#Arkansas led the way in requiring people on #Medicaid to work. Their unique plan also disenrolled people who didn't meet the work requirement.
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🧵 Question Abt: Transplantation and Fetal Toxicity of Immunosuppressive Drugs in Pregnancy. 1/13 #Access #ProLife #prochoice #SCT #AbortionBan #healthcare
Q: What is the medical safety net for premenopausal women that are also transplant recipients who MUST take multiple immunosuppressive drugs? 2/13

#Access #ProLife #prochoice #SCT #AbortionBan #healthcare
She can’t depend on the #pill to prevent an unwanted #pregnancy because of daily antibiotics. 3/13

#Access #ProLife #prochoice #SCT #AbortionBan #healthcare
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According to the report published in 2022 by Identity Theft Resource Center, 1,789 data breach incidents have been recorded. #WorldPasswordDay
According to the White House Council of Economic Advisers, the United States economy loses approximately USD 57 - USD 109 billion each year to harmful cyber activity.

#cybersecuritytips #WorldPasswordDay2022
In Dec 2021, a huge security breach at Bitmart, a crypto trading platform, resulted in hackers removing about USD 200 million in assets. A stolen private key was the major source of the security compromise, which affected two of its #Ethereum and #Binance smart chain hot wallets.
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If you’re a leader and responsible for decision making in your organization, understanding the Cynefin framework is an absolute must.

Leadership requires modification based on the situation.

Here’s a brief 🧵 contextualized within #resuscitation & #healthcare
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Created by @snowded this 4 domain framework (5 with disorder) provides decision makers & leaders with a high-level yet practical approach to decision making by appraising the current state & developing an appropriate strategy

Great overview here.
2/
hbr.org/2007/11/a-lead…
Importantly decision making/leadership approaches are dynamic and are adjusted for the current context

Leaders "will need to know when to share power and when to wield it alone, when to look to the wisdom of the group and when to take their own counsel." - Snowden & Boone

3/
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#India #healthcare
I am a doctor in full time private practice since 2000.
Till 5 years ago, I never worried about my patients having my personal mobile number.
Except emergencies and other suitable matters, no patient ever misused this facility.
But in last 5 years (much before pandemic). Especially with WhatsApp, it is gone crazy.
Long multiple messages, unsolicited videos, long audio messages are routine.
Mostly from people who have never seen me as doctor at clinic.
They get number from somewhere and send all personal confidential information, images, videos, reports, etc. and ask - "so what do you think?"
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[THREAD] Black and Native babies, as well as their mothers, experience worse health outcomes than their white counterparts in #NorthCarolina.

Here’s how @ncatsuaggies, the nation’s largest #HBCU, is making a difference.

#healthcare #BlackLivesMatter cardinalpine.com/story/ncs-bigg…
Encouraging more parents to breastfeed in the first few days and months of a child’s life can help enormously, with research showing there’s a lifetime of health benefits for both moms and babies.

#northcarolina cardinalpine.com/story/ncs-bigg…
But less than 2% of certified lactation consultants are Black even though research shows people respond best to health messages from those of similar backgrounds.

#northcarolina #healthcare cardinalpine.com/story/ncs-bigg…
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The uptake of smartwatches in the US is as fast as mobile phones in the 1990s
economist.com/technology-qua…
In @TheEconomist new Technology Quarterly on health and medical apps, and how wearable sensors are changing #healthcare and medical research economist.com/technology-qua… by @SlaveaChankova
A contemporary assessment of sensors and #AI algorithms for a broad range of use cases including individualized nutrition, pandemic surveillance, disease management and digital therapeutics
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Scott Morrison made an announcement about reducing PBS Medicines. Trouble is he INCREASED them on Jan 1st, 2022, during a Pandemic

affordablemedicines.com.au/home/ #auspol @Mark_Butler_MP Image
Anyone see the Irony here. On the same day Morrison announces cheaper medication and healthcare - He cuts Heart scans, ECG’s from #Medicare Rebates. #LNPCutsToHealth

themandarin.com.au/187973-electio… ImageImage
The moment Liberals Distracted Voters, while they Cut #MRI’s, sleep apnea, #spinal fusion, skin lesion treatments and #Allergy Testing in 2018.
#LNPHealthCuts @RACGP @gedkearney #Medicare #auspol2022 Image
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"Retha is a remarkable person who saw a need and moved forward to fill that need. After becoming ill with #MECFS she formed a Facebook support group in 2012." #fundraising
gogetfunding.com/imhopeful-reth…
"She became aware of the dire needs of patients for hope, companionship, financial assistance, medical treatment, special care facilities, and basic living necessities. She realized something had to be done for #MECFS in #SouthAfrica and founded The @mecfs_sa"
"The Foundation provides #healthcare and counselling services for people with #MECFS who cannot afford it; raises awareness of ME/CFS, and #advocates for the rights and interests of people with ME/CFS." #imhopeful
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What is Qualitative Evidence Synthesis? What role does it play in #healthcare? See below for a brief #tweetorial from @Catrin_notts for #JBImethodology month 1/10
#Qualitative evidence synthesis seeks to provide an understanding of meanings, practices and processes associated with social experience, behaviour and culture 2/10
Qualitative evidence synthesis involves the identification and synthesis of qualitative studies to provide insights related to a focused question 3/10
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Today I asked @AdrianDix about the #familydoctor crisis in BC.

900,000 British Columbians are without primary care, and those with it are finding their access increasingly cut back.

And 40% of BCers are afraid of losing their doctor. 1/ #bcpoli #healthcare #health
The @bcndp have opened 27 Urgent and Primary Care Centres as a “solution” to the crisis.

They are quick to open them, but without funding plans or adequate staffing. They’re open limited hours, they fill up quickly, & they gatekeep those who can use them. 2/ #bcpoli #health
There have been 1 million visits to UPCCs, but how many of those 1 million visits were to access primary care? How many people were turned away? How many became attached to a doctor after their visit? 3/ #bcpoli #health
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Here are a few things supporters of Missouri's HB 2649, a bill to ban #healthcare for #trans youth, said in today's committee hearing. 🧵
It's a bill to "save children who are struggling to become comfortable w their biological sex."

As my trans teen listening said, they didn't struggle with that. They knew their sex & gender didn’t match. The struggle was getting other people to recognize & affirm their gender.
The bill “author” claimed to have hard evidence that teens are starting hormones after one visit with a therapist and that young kids are having surgeries.
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To celebrate #JBIMethodologyMonth, we have developed a #Tweetorial to share our thoughts on how to drive momentum for evidence-based healthcare so that it becomes embedded in the fibre and fabric of every organisation. (1/11) @JBIEBHC
Since its emergence in the 1990’s, #EBHC has made great strides in locating, synthesising, summarising, and disseminating evidence- but sustainable mechanisms for getting trustworthy evidence into policy and practice continues to be less well understood. (2/11)
The concept of a “flywheel effect” has been adopted in management fields to demonstrate how change in organisations or practices rarely happens in one fell swoop; rather, sustainable change requires energy and persistent effort. (3/11)
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