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Amidst the hysteria about #vaping some key points to remember. #publuchealth 1. The American deaths and hospitalisations are due to people vaping oil in illicit products. Thenoul causes lipoid pneumonia, not vaping by itself....1/.
2. We haven’t seen the same phenomenon in the U.K. .../2
3. The regulation of product in EU and buying from reputable suppliers not street dealers is a key way of ensuring you get good product not illicit product adulterated with oil...3
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Interesting. #UnsealEpstein

Former MIT media lab staffer says leadership made it clear Epstein's donations were to be kept secret - CNN cnn.com/2019/09/08/us/…
#Epstein = 'Voldemort'? 🤔 5:5?
#UnsealEpstein MIT has some 'splaining to do...
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A fisking of the opinion piece by Michelle Jongenelis (from the doghouse of @DrOliviaDoll1) in Fairfax media. No public link known (it appeared in a variety of regional newspapers around #Australia).
"THE recent death of a US man who contracted a serious lung disease after taking up #vaping comes as no surprise to many #PublicHealth advocates."
No mention of #BlackMarket, unregulated #cannabinoids, despite 6 US regions involved, explicitly mentioning it.
"Contrary to the messages being disseminated by the vaping industry (an industry now largely owned by #BigTobacco), .."
Wrong! Neither the majority of companies, nor vape sales, involve products ownership by the #TobaccoIndustry.
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‘It’s a scandal’: Spiking congenital #syphilis rates put babies in grave danger washingtonpost.com/health/2019/08… #publichealth
“Every case of #congenitalsyphilis that we see is an absolute, shameful failure of public health because it is completely preventable,” said Khalil Ghanem, deputy director of education at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
“We in the United States, a very wealthy country, should not have the rates of congenital syphilis that we have. It’s a scandal.”
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Hi, I’ll be live-tweeting today’s Chicago Board of Health public meeting. #ChiDocumenters
@ChiDocumenters #publichealth #chicagopublichealth
@CHIdocumenters Dr. Arwady reviews high-level updates from the dept, including an anti-#syphillis campaign, a research study on Chicago maternal mortality (#maternitymatters) that will be released soon, and a new program that will provide assistance to #newmom s at 3 Chicago hospitals.
Dr. Arwady shares info about the new training video aimed at Chicago employees who work with youth, centers a #traumainformed approach to working with them.
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We have a new study forthcoming in Exceptional Children. We examine whether students of color are more or less likely to be identified as having #disabilities in U.S. states with histories of de jure and de facto racial #segregation. (1)
Special education has been theorized to have been used as an alternative legal strategy for schools to avoid racial integration. This prior work was historical and descriptive. Others have suggested that over-identification might be especially likely to occur in the South. (2)
Yet other work suggests that students of color may be under-identified as having disabilities in the U.S. South, incl. due to political and economic factors. Mechanisms hypothesized to result in under-identification nationally may also be operating similarly in the South. (3)
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Let me tell you a #knifecrime story I dealt with last week as a GP in #Croydon which has a lot of knife crime and loads of chicken shops.
Social services @yourcroydon rang me to ask whether I had any background information on a teenage patient of mine who absconded from A&E after having a stab wound sutured. Didn’t explain how it happened and left before the police and social workers came #KnifeFree
Yes I did!
Parents had been worried about him for several years due to disruption and behaviour problems at school.
Under resourced school didn’t have the capacity to give him pastoral care and asked parents to see GP to get a referral to adolescent mental health services.
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@EricTopol @NewYorker @joshuarothman @MelvinBackman Yes! But a few thoughts:

1) We should organize as health workers, not doctors.

2) We need to avoid saviorism, learn allyship.

3) We need to organize for self-protection, quality patient care, better societal structures, and the political change that enables all of the above.
@EricTopol @NewYorker @joshuarothman @MelvinBackman 4) We need to learn from actual organizers e.g.:

@resist_school from the community organizers who trained Obama youtube.com/channel/UCqC33…

@momentum_tweets of Sunrise/GND prominence youtube.com/user/MovementM…

@rsgexp No Shortcuts, and listen to this:
@EricTopol @NewYorker @joshuarothman @MelvinBackman @resist_school @momentum_tweets @rsgexp 5a) We need to fix the meta-narrative from the technical, utilitarian "health units aren't optimized or equitable one."

We must focus more on the personal, inter-personal, and moral.
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[1/9] 'A Népegészségügybarát Uniós döntéshozatal jogi dilemmái' - legújabb elemzésemben azt igyekszem kifejteni, miként teszi lehetővé és majdhogynem kötelezővé az Unió joga a népegészségbarát EUs politikát. propatriablog.wordpress.com/2019/07/18/a-n…

Lássuk a részleteket!
@LaszloAndorEU @danielvegh @rdanielkelemen @Europarl_HU @EC_Budapest @JuditBayer @BZoldi @NKajtar @viktoriaserdult @ZsofiaBakonyi [2/9] Mindenekelőtt érdemes tisztázni a különbséget a népegészségügy (#publichealth) amely mindazon területet lefedi, amely hatással van egészségünkre és az egészségügy (#healthcare) között, ami a tagállami szinten működtetett egészségügyi ellátórendszert jelenti.
@LaszloAndorEU @danielvegh @rdanielkelemen @Europarl_HU @EC_Budapest @JuditBayer @BZoldi @NKajtar @viktoriaserdult @ZsofiaBakonyi [3/9] Az @OECD_Social adatai alapján a tagállamok az egészségügyi költségvetési kiadások kevesebb, mint 3%-át költik megelőzésre. A legfőbb, idő előtti halálokok Európában, és így Magyarországon is a krónikus, nem fertőző betegségek (szív- és érrendszeri betegségek, rák stb.)
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Today at IIT Bombay to discuss ethical, social, cultural, governance, regulation and public engagement perspectives in #ArtificialIntelligence applications in #healthcare
@IndJMedEthics @iitbombay
Surajit Nundy speaks on Ethical Adventures in Health AI. On his own and his group's experiences dealing with ethical issues in AI applications in healthcare
Ashish Shrivastava from CSTEP Bangalore speaks on AI deployment in large development programs: a case study from Karnataka on dealing with malnutrition
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Let's remove barriers so that #PharmacyTechnicians in the UK can be trained to vaccinate, and support attainment of community immunity

Now's the time to produce a training programme & PSDs to support the delivery of this year's flu prevention plan

#vaccines #InfectionPrevention
We need to adopt QI methodology to address this #publichealth concern

The drivers are clear - this is about ⬆️ #patientsafety via #prevention

It should not be about inter-professional competition; there is enough work for everyone
It's important to #vaccinate as many people as possible to protect those who're vulnerable

Although UK flu activity levels were not high last year, impact on 2°care was high due to hospitlisation & ICU admissions

This year looks set to ⬆️ so let's be innovative w/ healthcare WF
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I listen to ~90 #Podcasts on a (semi) regular basis. Let me give you a rundown of ALL of them and why you should listen to some amazing #FOAMed, especially for all the new #EmergencyMedicine interns. #FOAMed #MedEd #medtwitter
First of all, you need a good podcast app. I absolutely love Downcast. Great app, gives you more control over playback, downloading, and allows you to categorize your podcasts into playlists (picture 2). This is where you get to customize your #FOAMed experience! #medtwitter
In no particular order,

- Anesthesia and Critical Care Reviews and Commentary (ACCRAC). Great insight into Crit Care from an anesthesia perspective. Coming from EM, this is great to listen to- much different from my day-to-day! #FOAMed #FOAMcc #CriticalCare
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A brief #tweetorial for those curious as to why I spend countless hours on a non-specialty medical organization. The basic premise of the @AmerMedicalAssn House of Delegates is actually simple. #healthpolicy #publichealth #MembersMoveMedicine 1/
It’s a representative democratic body consisting of members of societies from the US states and subspecialties of medicine, convening twice a year as the @AmerMedicalAssn House of Delegates (HoD). The majority of each meeting is spent deliberating policy proposals. #AMAmtg 2/
Any member or organization can bring resolutions with various policy goals to the HoD to be debated and voted on. These go through a multistep vetting process where everyone has the opportunity to speak on and amend these policies under the rules of parliamentary procedure. 3/
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1/5 This week, my #SundaySpotlight on #PublicHealth science shines light on a new @JAMA_current study on #marijuana use during pregnancy. bit.ly/2L6P7vx
2/5 While researchers caution about potential confounders, their data very much suggest that #cannabis use during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of preterm birth.
3/5 The findings are particularly concerning since an accompanying study from @NIDAnews & @samhsagov finds that a growing number of U.S. moms-to-be are using #marijuana. bit.ly/2RsP6D6
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Something I’ve thought of posting for awhile:

My personal manifesto on vaccines in the context of measles outbreaks and as an Epi PhD student with a small child under the age of 1.

A thread.

Grab some popcorn and settle in.

#Parenthood #StudentParent #EpiTwitter
A bit of background: We have family and many friends who live on #VashonIsland (known for having low rates of immunization).

My undergraduate thesis looked at school rates of vaccines on Vashon and found no #herdimmunity for ANY vaccine preventable disease in 2012.
Vashon is an evil genius’ dream for an outbreak.

There are 2 grocery stores, where everyone shops.

The schools share facilities, have student mentor exchanges, etc.

There are regular student trips to the 1 senior center.

Did I mention it’s an island?

It's dry tinder.
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A thread about infant readmissions to hospital in the UK. Prompted by a recent paper in @bmcseries #bmcpediatrics. I’ll talk thru the data & some wider issues that are the focus of debate in #infantfeeding - 1/n

bmcpediatr.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.11…
Why is this important? Well, there is a lot of discussion going on, mainly in mass media and social media, about possible relationships between #infantfeeding policy & practice and sufficiency of #breastfeeding in the early days/weeks of life 2/n
My personal interest in this area: while having my own kids, I trained & volunteered to provide #breastfeeding support locally and continue to follow the research and evolving discussions 3/n
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“Gadolinium-based contrast agents: Stimulators of myeloid-induced renal fibrosis and major metabolic disruptors,“ is now in press—sciencedirect.com/science/articl…

#gadolinium
#neurology 🧠
#radiology ☢️
#patientsafety
#publichealth
#toxicology
#dermatology
#nephrology
Gadolinium-based “magnetic resonance imaging contrast agent treatment impaired renal function, induced pathologic damage, and increased kidney fibrosis,” sciencedirect.com/science/articl…

#gadolinium
#nephrology
#radiology ☢️
#patientsafety
#publichealth
#toxicology
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There's very unsettling news at @MountSinaiNYC, and I'm going to write a long thread about it.

With it, I plan to share a relevant experience I've never publicly discussed and I will offer ideas of action steps.

I hope you'll to read this thread, share what's happened, and act.
You should read this if you care about honesty and treating people decently.

You should read this if you worked or trained at @MountSinaiNYC.

You should read this if you care about #GlobalHealth, #PublicHealth, #AcademicTwitter, #MedTwitter, research ethics, or labor/HR issues.
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“[I]t is known that during those at least 6 weeks [after exposure to gadolinium-based contrast agent] equilibrium has not been reached and [gadolinium] can be measured for all [gadolinium-based contrast agents] in tissue,” fda.gov/downloads/Advi…

#gadolinium
🧠
☢️
“It is important to note that the exact mechanism and in particular other co-factors that are likely needed to trigger [‘nephrogenic’ systemic fibrosis] are still unknown,” fda.gov/downloads/Advi…

#gadolinium
#neurology 🧠
#radiology ☢️
#patientsafety
#publichealth
“[T]he levels of gadolinium in the body considered normal in the absence of any [gadolinium-based contrast agent] exposure is, for practical purposes, zero,” fda.gov/downloads/Advi…

#gadolinium
#neurology 🧠
#radiology ☢️
#patientsafety
#publichealth
#toxicology
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I've been hearing a lot of resignation in people's voices and tweets, in the face of the latest tragedy at #PowaySynagogueShooting. People are giving up hope that we can ever bend the curve on our #gunviolence epidemic.

--This thread is dedicated to destroying that despair.—
6 years ago, we watched those babies walk out of #SandyHook - & were torn apart, as a nation, by the memory of those who didn't make it.

Many of us had been told that we "couldn't" talk about guns.

But after Sandy Hook, many of us said "no more; we will not be silent."
A few bravely started talking and writing about why #gunviolence was a #publichealth issue. Those few, turned into a wave. The groundwork was slowly laid.
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“Notably, in recently published rodent studies, complete clearance of the brain took up to 6 months after injection of a large amount of” gadolinium-based contrast agents. journals.lww.com/investigativer… @HrsQuiet
#gadolinium
#neurology 🧠
#radiology ☢️
#patientsafety
#publichealth
“[S]o it can be assumed that the total clearance—if achieved at all—might also take months in humans,” after gadolinium-based contrast administration— journals.lww.com/investigativer… @HrsQuiet
#gadolinium
#neurology 🧠
#radiology ☢️
#patientsafety
#publichealth
#toxicology
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Remember the #integrityInitiative and the Institute for Statecraft? integrityinitiative.net Are we being manipulated again by the people behind #ExtinctionRebelion
Gail Bradbrook is a Co-Founder of #extintionrebellion and according to @LinkedIn is a director bit.ly/2IKyhCr of Citizens Online. Gail's ex-partner is John Fisher the Chief Executive bit.ly/2GLWUw6
You might be wondering why all this is significant? While Gail promotes #ClimateAction stating that there is a #ClimateEmergency Through her association with Citizens Online she advocates working in partnership with companies such as BT and Cisco.
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My first peer reviewed article was published today! I'm grateful for the chance to write about my Master's thesis and share some of my thinking about #climatechange and #narrativedissonance . Please get in touch if you're interested in chatting more. canada.ca/en/public-heal…
My qualitative study looked at the #stories of young people who already know about and care about #climatechange. I wanted to know: how are they making sense of climate change in their everyday lives? How are they responding, and is that #engagement meaningful to them?
I used Marshall Ganz's framework for public narrative to map out the barriers to engagement across participant stories. Essentially, I was looking for clues as to where #climatenarratives break down, or become meaningless, even for those convinced and caring. #climatechange
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“Despite significant differences in the thermodynamic stability between non-ionic Omniscan and ionic Magnevist, the [#gadolinium ☠️] concentrations were about the same in the brain,” nibib.nih.gov/sites/default/…
#radiology ☢️ #patientsafety #publichealth #neurology 🧠 #dermatology
“Chronic symptoms attributed to [gadolinium-based contrast agent] exposure:” paresthesias, dysesthesias, clouded mentation, skin discoloration, skin changes, skin thickening, bone pain, bone/joint pain, muscle spasms, arthralgia, muscular weakness—nibib.nih.gov/sites/default/…
“Chronic symptoms attributed to [gadolinium-based contrast agent] exposure:” fatigue/asthenia, digestive symptoms, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. nibib.nih.gov/sites/default/…
#gadolinium #radiology ☢️ #patientsafety #publichealth #neurology 🧠 #dermatology #nephrology #rheumatology
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