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Your answers are on 🔥! These ice bath dunk tanks are for life-threatening hyperthermia at music festivals. Let’s do a little 🧵 on this *hot* topic in #festivalmedicine: 1/#eventmedicine #toxicology
Festival-goers can get way too hot for many reasons—high outdoor temps, dancing in crowds, & of course, recreational stimulants like MDMA, cocaine and/or amphetamines. 2/
MDMA likely causes hyperthermia by ⬆️ CNS-mediated heat generation, skin vasoconstriction (⬇️ dissipation), ⬇️ sensation of exhaustion, etc. So severe hyperthermia is really dependent on ambient temps, other drugs/meds, and activity level. 3/
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Adiktologie Journal Issue 3-4, December 2020 is out. This issue features research articles on building prevention and health literacy systems.

Learn more: ow.ly/drU450DV8eJ
#Prevention #Treatment #Addiction #Research @Journal_Adi

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Adiktologie Journal
Issue 3-4, December 2020

Editorial: From Prevention Programmes to Health Literacy Promotion adiktologie-journal.eu/wp-content/upl…

#Prevention #Treatment #Addiction #Research @Journal_Adi

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Adiktologie Journal
Issue 3-4, December 2020

#Alcohol Consumption among #Slovak #Schoolchildren: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Unplugged Programme

adiktologie-journal.eu/wp-content/upl…

#Prevention #Treatment #Addiction #Research @Journal_Adi

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Canada's #5G rollout

"A larger number of connected devices will result in huge increases in data that need to be stored in energy-intensive #data centres, which are expected to emit more #carbon than the international #aviation industry."

#Climate

macleans.ca/opinion/threat…
"It also means an exponential increase in the # of wireless networks, which are energy-guzzlers (est. to be 10x less efficient than wired networks). In 2015 alone, the energy used to power wireless networks generated approx. 30 megatonnes of carbon, the same as 4.9 million cars."
"There are no published long-term studies... As one US Senator put it, w/ #5G, “we’re kind of flying blind here, as far as #health & #safety is concerned.” For this reason, 273 #scientists & #doctors in the EU have signed a declaration calling for all 5G [] to be stopped."

#IoT
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Mind boggling case
13-year old girl
5 - 6 years on #ayurvedic treatment (shown below) for #Epilepsy. #Ayurveda promised no more #seizure.
Now jaundice, fluid in abdomen, dark pigmentation
#livertwitter #MedTwitter #MedEd #Science #ScienceMatters #pathology #MedicalStudent
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#liver #biopsy
Diagnosis: severe #alcohol #hepatitis and underlying #incomplete septal #cirrhosis (rare, #hepatoportal sclerosis) - 2 diseases in one liver! #radiology
WHY DID THIS HAPPEN?
See retrieved #Ayurveda #drugs analysis results.
#pseudocience
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#Chemicals & #Toxicology analysis
#alcohol content - total 26.17 % v/v
#Arsenic content - total 2461.367 mg/kg
Single highest #Herbal #medicine - Arsenic was 1982.44 mg/kg
Two #ayurvedic drugs also contained #CLONAZEPAM - a modern medicine with anti seizure property😞
#ayush
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#forensics #toxicology
As requested, here are some suggestions/pearls regarding toxicology
@anueru432 @AnthraxRipple @bex674 @DrSidSeth @YuRoFi @MComptonMD @CollOrduna
#tweetorial
1. For collection, do not perform blind sticks of heart (i.e., through the chest wall)...

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...you might hit stomach. Subsequent analysis will reveal drug concentrations that do not reflect what was in blood.
2. While subclavian sticks are more acceptable, be wary of hitting airway-regurgitated stomach contents can be present in airway.

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3. Gray top tubes contain sodium fluoride, which prevents postmortem breakdown of some drugs-I have tested antemortem blood (in red top) from hospital which was negative for cocaine and postmortem blood (in gray top) from same individual was positive

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Is vaping bad for you? A cardiothoracic surgeon gives her expert opinion.
A twitter thread on #vaping in #Australia, in a news report featuring @drnikkistamp.
Report "debate rages on about whether [#eCigarette are] actually a safer alternative to regular #cigarettes"
Yes, in much the same way that debate rages as to whether #vaccines cause autism, or whether the Earth is flat.
Sans the carbon monoxide & tar of #smoking, ..
.. it'd be pretty extraordinary if they were anything less than /much/ less harmful.
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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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“[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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“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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“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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