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ICYMI:
@EricTopol serves up a treasure trove of data and links to credible scientific research reports that are MUST READ
re: the current sad state of American physicians

🙏Why Doctors Should Organize
newyorker.com/culture/annals…
#PatientCare #Healthcare
@drjudymelinek @choo_ek
Doctor-patient relationship is crucial and I wonder if a patient is aware of the hospital’s policy (not the doctor) for a visit time allotment (in minutes).

Building More Trust Between Doctors and Patients
hbr.org/2018/11/buildi… @HarvardBiz #empathy #trust #PatientCare #IBD
“Administrative tasks have become so burdensome ....only thirteen per cent (13%) of a physician’s day, on average, is spent on doctor-patient interaction” Dr. Topol

jamanetwork.com/journals/jamai… #PatientCare #AI #Health #Healthcare #IBD #IBS #Hospital #Corpgov #Safety #MedEd #Doctors
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#MastCell Dr Anne Maitland at the #EDS Global Learning Conference @asktheallergist
- our environment has changed dramatically
- chronic illness has increased dramatically in the past 60 years
- can create an allergy in mice by exposing to a toxin then the allergen
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MCAS Thread
- Now seeing the same chronic illnesses we see in humans in dogs
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MCAS Thread
- Dysregulation in mast cells and nerves: common in CTDs
- Greater risk of having classic allergies
- Can't really diagnose all this with a blood test today, too many tissues and systems in play
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Remarkable @bmj_latest @BMJCaseReports report documenting the extreme lengths a bedbound patient went through to get a diagnosis of #POTS, #MCAS, #SIBO and #tachycardia

read her story here

#MedEd #MedTwitter @MayoClinic
casereports.bmj.com/content/2018/b…
2. After suffering for 16 years, seeing 19 docs with repeated misdiagnosis:

Her cardiologist couldnt diagnose #POTS

Her gastroenterologist couldnt diagnose #SIBO

Her immunologist couldnt diagnose #MCAS

Her neurologist referred her to a #psychiatrist!

casereports.bmj.com/content/2018/b…
3. Patient: the "neurologist was out of ideas and suggested I get a psych evaluation, which I declined"

the patient <referred herself> to @MayoClinic

#SickNotWeak #chronicillness #chronicpain #MedEd #medtwitter

casereports.bmj.com/content/2018/b…
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Dr L in the buzzfeed article says humans make alpha-gal sugar, But, here’s a podcast & transcript w/Dr Commins, Prof at UNC Allergy & Immunology who was part of the discovery team in 2009 & is an expert on AG. He says humans don’t make alpha-gal sugar./1 apple.news/A-Ybbhe0lQXuD_…
Dr Commins also clarified that the 2009 discovery involved the lone star tick but that it can be caused by other ticks. His research is ongoing. I disagree w/him on 2 things:
1) I Do think anyone w/a tick bite should be tested for the allergy apprx 6 weeks after the bite.
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2) The reaction does not always cause itching. I’ve found the random palm itching to be more common than torso hives, but, even more common than that is no hives. And, I agree that the allergy response, unlike other food allergies, is delayed. Dr C say apprx 4 hrs after/3
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