Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #stroke

Most recents (4)

Wow! 👉 This team found that 84% of patients w/ acute ischemic #stroke had bacterial DNA in their blood clots removed from the #brain ☝️oral #pathogen viridans streptococci (already connected to #endocarditis) was the most common organism identified in the #blood clots
Here is the paper itself which states 👉 “We found DNA of viridans streptococci in most aspired thrombi of patients with acute ischemic #stroke, which suggests that oral bacteria may have a role in the cause of #cerebrovascular disease.”
Also 👉 “Repeated transient bacteremia, caused by poor dental care or bacterial #infections, may trap pathogens in atherosclerotic plaques and promote rupture of the plaques”: ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/JA…
Read 3 tweets
THREAD
Recently in our #MICU, I took pics of the oxygen sats of patients on oxygen supplementation.

What is the optimal oxygen supplementation strategy for a clinically stable patient in the ICU?

Follow me down this #tweetorial rabbit hole. #medtwitter #pulmcc #AIMW19
1/
Given that population health improvements often come from small benefits in large populations, and the fact that #oxygen is one of the most commonly prescribed interventions in the #ICU, there is potential for benefit if we can correctly titrate our oxygen titration.
2/
I’m going to refer to hypoxia and hyperoxia in this #medthread, and I’d like to (somewhat arbitrarily) define these terms. I’ll call hypoxia anything below 90% and hyperoxia anything above 96%. This is based upon some of the literature I will discuss.
3/
Read 23 tweets
This week, actor #LukePerry passed away after experiencing what has been described in the media as a "massive #stroke." Although information as to the specifics of his stroke are currently - and may always be - few, his death has reignited the national stroke conversation.
Stroke is not a monolith. The appearance of a stroke will differ from person to person, age to age, gender to gender. Strokes present themselves differently based on location in the brain, the health of the person, and current medical issues.
Even our "Act F.A.S.T." guidelines are only a starting point as many people never exhibit slurred speech, facial drooping or paralysis. Instead, they may have a headache, nausea, or simply feel that something is just "not right."
Read 8 tweets
So I'll start a thread that provides more information about #aphasia...
Feel free to ask any specific Qs you may have...
Aphasia is caused by an acquired brain injury, most commonly #stroke. Around 1/3 of people with left hemisphere stroke can have aphasia. Over time, the severity of the aphasia and type may change but many people live with aphasia.
Here are a couple of YouTube clips that talk more about #aphasia, posting them again here for ease of reference:


This award-winning video by @shireeheath explains aphasia from a child's perspective:
Read 14 tweets

Related hashtags

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!


This site is made by just three indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!