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Wonderful family celebration all weekend for neice's wedding.
A #joyinspring - I was able to attend abt 60%.

#PEM (a small selection):
sore throat;
muscle pains;
stiff hands;
#KnightBus ran me over;
stranded tortoise, unable to turn over;
barely have a Braincell......
But😊😊😊
This is the #joyinspring ....
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Some time ago y discovered this amazing project: archive.worldmapper.org/textindex/text…

Altough it needs updating, I am sure many things shouldn´t have changed a bit.

Like this map of phisicians working

@WHO

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My collegue @mardi_steere is currently working with @PECCAfrica and gathering info about health-care human resources in the african continent. Today she detected a frightening number👉6 #PEM / #PEdsICU trained docs for more than 800 millons inhab👇

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Yes, believe the numbers

TO make things worse:
It is predicted that by 2050, 35–40% of children and adolescents globally are projected to be living in Africa.

This is what Vearey J et al recently published: bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.11…
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Nice @FrontPediatrics paper providing guidance for docs and #pwME in the diagnosis and management of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome #MECFS

#MedEd #MedTwitter #chronicillness #chronicpain #SickNotTired
frontiersin.org/article/10.338…
2. #MECFS is commonly misdiagnosed as a #somatic disorder

#pwME "..have been humiliated or dismissed by other providers, so [doctors] will need to be.. nonjudgmental.. & acknowledge that #MECFS is not a #psychological condition but a real illness"

frontiersin.org/article/10.338…
3. #MECFS symptoms can be diverse, complex, fluctuate and overlap with many other conditions making the diagnosis difficult

This @FrontPediatrics paper lists 33 (!) co-morbidities commonly associated with #MECFS

#MedEd #MedTwitter #pwME #SickNotTired
frontiersin.org/article/10.338…
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18 myths & misconceptions of Post-Exertional Malaise #PEM in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome #MECFS

#PEM (aka PENE, "flare" or “crash”) is seriously debilitating symptom caused by exercise

#SickNotWeak #SickNotTired #pwME #chronicillness #medtwitter #MedEd
1. #PEM is just tiredness

No

#pwME experience <pathological> fatigue after #exercise which can be long-lasting and includes debilitating fatigue, flu-like symptoms, cognitive impairment, #sleep disturbance

@PNASNews #MECFS #MyalgicE #MedEd #medtwitter
pnas.org/content/114/6/…
2. #PEM is not a real

No

“there exists no medical condition.. where exertion.. causes #immune/ inflammatory-related symptoms like sore throat, tender lymph nodes, or flu-like feelings, yet 60%.. of.. [#pwME].. reported these symptoms”

@PLOSONE #MECFS
dx.plos.org/10.1371/journa…
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