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This month marks a decade since I completed medical #internship. I thought then that I had achieved my goal, that I would find joy in my work. Little did I know where life would lead me. My #reminisces & #reflections - too long for a tweet & too short for a blog - hence, a 🧵
As the first & only #medical student in the extended family, I was in #unfamiliar waters. Moving to uncle's house in another city was a not-too-comfortable but not-wholly-unpleasant change. I'm privileged to be part of a family who did all they could to keep me happy
The pedagogy was #authoritative & #oppressive; seemed to be designed to #humiliate, not teach. I couldn't learn by rote, didn't know of any better ways (pre- ubiquitous smartphone era) Expected to address #seniors using honorifics, I felt they were as unapproachable as teachers
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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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Risiko Corona - Teil 2
Wie ist eigentlich das Risiko von #Covid19 im Vergleich zu anderen medizinischen Risiken, die jeder ohne drüber nachzudenken bewusst eingeht ?
Das häufige Argument "das ist ja nicht #ansteckend" greift m.E. zu kurz und man muss schon vermeidbare Risiken Image
vergleichen. Im Durchschnitt der letzten 4 Wochen haben wir eine #Letalität von 0,6% laut RKI. Das wird sich fortsetzen oder auch noch weiter verringern. #Grippe, SARI Fälle, bakterielle Infektionen und #MRSA sind auf jeden Fall auch ansteckend.
#Diabetes fordert 20x so viel Tote wie #Corona war uns bisher aber egal. 10% weniger Fälle wäre gleich viel Tote verhindert. 2% weniger Alkoholmissbrauch könnte ebenso viele Leben retten. Oder 2% weniger Operationen am oder im Bauch. Man muss nicht alles operieren, klar gibt es Image
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Starting a series on clinical Pearls I am gathering in #COVID19 patients based on experiences of many experts

Will add as we go along

Feel free to add your own observations/experiences

#covidclinicalpearls /1
Anosmia is likely the most specific #COVID19 related symptom
30% of patients have anosmia as their 1st symptom
#covidclinicalpearls /2
Around 90% of patients have fever.
50% maybe afebrile at the time of presentation
Fever tends to be very resistant to routine measures in hospitalized patients
There is no consensus that NSAIDs are to be avoided in #COVID2019 patients

#covidclinicalpearls /3
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1) NEW: In this thread, I try to explain why the increase in Montreal’s #COVID19 cases today, 106, was so much lower than in previous days. This is of vital importance as Montreal’s epidemic is the worst of any Canadian metropolis, and people are hoping to see a big improvement.
2) The last thing I want to do is give people false hope, and I'm warning against jumping to conclusions. Here is a partial answer. We don’t have figures for Montreal, but provincially the number of #COVID19 tests plummeted since yesterday.
3) Quebec reported 2,322 new tests on April 1, compared with 7,226 tests on March 31. Credit for those numbers goes to colleague Amélie Daoust-Boisvert, (@amelieboisvert) who has done an amazing job compiling Quebec’s #COVID19 data – even better than the government itself!
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Ich wundere mich, dass neben #Coronavirus nicht auch #Spahn und #Seehofer trenden. Ich empfinde ihr Handeln als desaströs! Noch am 27.1. wird verkündet, D ist gut vorbereitet. Wie man jetzt sieht, dreist gelogen. Nach den Informationen aus China hätte man schon im Dezember ...
sicherstellen müssen, dass die Versorgung von KH, Praxen u Pflegediensten gesichert ist, Apotheken Kontingente haben, die es nur auf Rezept und somit nur für Kranke gibt. Sich jetzt über das panische oder unmoralische Verhalten Einzelner zu empören, befriedigt vielleicht das ...
eigene Ego, zielt aber auf die völlig falschen. Auch wenn mir der desaströße Zustand des Gesundheitssektors wohl bewusst ist, hätte ich es nicht für möglich gehalten, dass Privatpersonen solchen Einfluss auf die Versorgung nehmen können. Das darf einfach nicht sein. ...
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Yay we are go! @ryanfseipke introducing the best #microbio19 session 'The biological and chemical tales of the antibiotic makers' on behalf of fellow organizers @kate_duncan @lore_fermar and myself and invite all session delegates to social from 9pm onwards in The Dirty Onion pub
First speaker of the best #microbio19 session is @MattHutchings10 on #antbiotics
.@MattHutchings10: covers 10years of amzing chemical ecology and (micro)biology, with multilevel multitrophic interactions #Microbio19
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Because this tweet seemed to strike a nerve among so many;.

Suppose its #tweetorial time to evaluate the evidence supporting, or not, the use of contact precautions (CP) to prevent the transmission and infectious complications of #MRSA
#MRSA first made its way to the greater medical knowledge in its debut publication in the @bmj_latest in 1961.
Since then, it has been chewing up penicillin (or at least altering its penicillin binding proteins) and making a name for itself.
You can now buy it in cute plush toy format :)
Also, it is really good at mimicking "spider bites"
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“Missing #microbes” are a factor in the development of chronic #inflammatory disease 👉 But personally, I’m more concerned about the fact that many aspects of modern living are driving a rise in “missing #immunity” and the consequent survival of “additional persistent #pathogens
Here’s an example 👉 #Formula feeding is often associated w/ increased chronic #disease incidence☝️ Meanwhile, #breast milk has a #microbiome, but is ALSO filled w/ antimicrobial compounds + metabolites that play a key role in the immune’s system’s ability to manage #infection
This team found that interactions b/t neonatal #saliva and #breast milk released #antimicrobial compounds including H202☝️These compounds inhibited growth of a range of human pathogens:… ImageImageImage
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