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I’ve never shared these pics, I was mad they were taken at first. I am sharing now to try and wake some ppl up. It’s easy to see the # of people on ventilators and gloss over it. Seeing a loved one on a #ventilator torture. This is my dad. A 🧵1/ Image
This is why it looks like for the first 7 to 14 days. It violently shakes them, you can’t help but imagine how much it hurts them even though your brain tells you they are sedated. You hold their hand but its like they aren’t there. You have no idea if they will make it. 2/
They are so weak you don’t know which outcome to hope for. After the 1st fewdays the dr says if they leave the vent in their throat it will permanently damage them, so they cut their neck to to a tracheotomy. You think the first day you saw them was the worst. You are wrong 3/ Image
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EXCLUSIVE: First Hand Accounts Allege Officer #BrianSicknick Was Denied Critical Treatment By Police

One witness helped another offered life saving care

Jan. 13, 2022

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Two shocking eye-witness accounts corroborate something worse than we could have ever imagined. The @CapitolPolice appear to not only be responsible for the #death of multiple #protesters (which they lied about) but also for the #death of a fellow officer, #BrianSicknick.
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1/🧵Is my LIFE WORTH MORE than yours if I get #VACCINATED & you don’t? Or if I’m a COVID nurse?

ECMO is advanced life support in short supply that can save lives in extreme #Covid19.

Q 1 of 4:
If a #DeltaVariant surge creates too much demand…WHO GETS MY LAST ECMO MACHINE?
2/ How about essential worker status?

Q 2 of 4: Two #Covid19 patients are admitted on the same day & the virus has destroyed their lungs equally. You only have 8 ECMO machines & 7 are already in use. If forced to choose, WHO DO YOU PRIORITIZE?

Q 3 or 4: Two #Covid19 patients are admitted on the same day & the virus has destroyed their lungs equally. You only have 8 ECMO machines & 7 are in use. If forced to choose, WHO DO YOU PRIORITIZE?
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#Breaking: Minutes after #PuneCivicBody tells #BombayHC that it has sufficient beds, #CJ Datta asks petitioner counsel to call on helpline number.

Counsel calls helpline number, asks for #VentilatorBed. Official says there are no #Ventilator beds

The counsel for #PMC tells HC that at present five beds are available. He says that officials on cell phone aren't doctors. They can't tell you directly if beds are there or not unless you give all details like name of patient, #oxygen level, symptoms etc

Bench responds - Mr counsel, even if that's the case, the official on helpline didn't sought details either. She just told there are no beds.

Your dashboardshows 27 ventilator beds are available at present.

Bench now asks another counsel to call helpline and give details
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1/ 🧵A picture is worth 1,000 words 👁 #COVID19:

This 🎥 shows a clear example of what can happen to a person’s body w #COVID. His wife asked me to show it on twitter & urges everyone to get #vaccinate

(w/ consent of pt & wife)

#MedTwitter #NurseTwitter #CriticalCare
2/ You’ll notice his eyes are swollen shut. (Written perm to show). This is not fluid. It’s AIR from inside his chest leaking out his lungs 🫁 through muscles & skin to his neck & into his face. He is AWAKE & communicating but had ICU #delirium earlier.

#MedStudentTwitter #Nurse
3/ Look at his chest CT. See the “L” lungs w #Covid pneumonia/#ARDS & also AIR leaking out under his skin. Now go back to 1st tweet & watch 🎥 again. This is called “barotrauma” & happens when the 🫁s get too stiff and pop. Difficult situation. We’re hoping he can heal!

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In light of the ongoing #COVID19 crisis in India, Watch the State @project_polis is putting out a thread of reported instances of #StateViolence in relation to the #COVIDSecondWave.

India is running out of oxygen, #Covid19 patients are dying–because the govt wasted time: It took 8 months to invite bids for over 150 #oxygen generation plants. 6 months later, most still aren’t up & running. @psychia90 & @VijaytaL report for @scroll_in.…
Bharuch General Hospital is the largest govt-run COVID-19 center in #Gujarat’s Bharuch district. On 16 April, there was only 1 doctor & 5 nurses. The hospital had 72 patients almost all of whom had severe #COVID19 symptoms. @chahat_rana1 @thecaravanindia…
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Flag this thread for #COVID19 #outpatient and #prophylactic protocols
from @RMConservative’s CR Podcast, episode 834, with Dr. Peter McCullough, a clinical cardiologist and Vice Chief of Internal Medicine at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas…
Also from Dr. McCullough’s August 2020 JAMA article - Pathophysiological Basis and Rationale for Early Outpatient Treatment of SARS-CoV-2 (#COVID19) Infection…
Key points from Dr. McCullough’s August 2020 JAMA article:

1 - #COVID19 hospitalizations and death CAN be reduced with outpatient treatment.
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After all the lies, when the dust finally settles, the truths will be known. The #WH doctors have been lying for #Trump, but we knew that. How disappointing some people are. Yeah, they snatched him back from the jaws of death and then lied. 1/2…
They snatched him back from the jaws of death by pulling out all the stops, he had #Healthcare, plenty of nurses, plenty of #PPE, #Ventilator at hand, a dozen doctors, #ExperimentalDrugs #MiracleDrugs #CelebrityPrivilage 420 thousand other Americans died.…
And then after they pulled him back from the brink of death, they allowed him to make speeches saying "I feel great, don't fear the virus, & it won't hurt you". So, that's a lousy career those dozen docs are having. Worse than the doc who #technored #MichealJackson while he died.
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#polio, let's go right to the beginning to understand that vaxx did nothing to eradicate it. So what is polio? In simple terms it is the inflammation of the gray matter of the spinal cord. It can also occur in the brainstem. Image
We have been conditioned to believe that polio equals braced limbs, iron lungs etc. Actually only those infected with #bulbarpoliomyelitis, which affects the brainstem, were placed in #ironlungmachines Image
We've also been conditioned to believe that polio was wide-spread, which actually is not the case at all. Naturally existing poliovirus was a common bowel inhabitant for
millennia, always there, continuously circulating through humans,
but never causing paralysis. Image
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Wie wird der Gedanke "Schulklasse als epidemiologische Einheit" bei Nachmittagsbetreuung & Hort weitergeführt?

Kinder einer Klasse + Eltern & Geschwister sind bereits eine riesige "Haushaltsgemeinschaft".

Wurde das bis zu Ende gedacht?
#Covid19 #Schule… Image
Abgesehen davon muss man das Infektionsrisiko bereits in der Klasse reduzieren.

Lüftungstipps sind wichtig, aber es muss auch deren Umsetzung unterstützt werden.

Für jede Schule müssten CO2-Messgeräte angeschafft werden, 2/

#CO2Ampel #Covid19 #Schule…
um Lüften nicht vom "Gefühl" abhängig zu machen. Über 600 ppm CO2 muss dann einfach stoßgelüftet werden

In vielen Klassen ist kein effektiver Luftaustausch möglich, da hilft zB ein Ventilator *im offenen* Fenster.

CO2-Wert ist ein Hinweis, ob die Frischluft-Zufuhr reicht. 3/
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43yr chronic #alcohol user on Liv.52 #Herbal supplement for 1yr. Believes Liv52='hepatoprotective'. Consumes along with to cancel alcohol-toxicity. Diabetes uncontrolled on #Ayurveda. Comes with #jaundice, severe #headache, eyes 'bulged' 2 days, nasal discharge #livertwitter Image
At admission, #seizures, uncontrolled, put on #ventilator. Deep jaundice, comatose. Investigations=acute on #chronic liver failure #aclf
#MRI Brain Part 1👇
Extensive hemorrhagic infarcts, almost all of anterior and mid #brain.
#medicine #MedTwitter #radiology Image
MRI Brain Part 2👇
Both sides cortical venous thrombosis and anterior third of superior saggitsl sinus thrombus.
#imaging #stroke #NeuroTwitter #neurology #NeuroTwitterNetwork Image
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On May 29, 2020, IISc’s Project PRAANA team successfully completed the prototyping of an indigenously developed ICU-grade #ventilator.


Built using a custom designed pneumatic system controlled by a microprocessor, it uses proprietary algorithms and techniques to blend air and oxygen in the desired ratio. (2/n)
It also has fine-grained control of patient-side respiratory parameters such as respiration rate, inspiration to expiration ratio, FiO2, and PEEP. It supports both invasive & non-invasive ventilation. (3/n)
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. @CovidIndiaSeva I beg your kind attention here ! If we look at proportion of #Covid_19india patients on #ventilator support, it is 0.4% to 0.5%, which reflects ARDS due to Pneumonia due to #COVID19 as cause of death (COD) ( @WHO code: U07.1/2)... 1/n
So, around 150 deaths in 3000 projected deaths are actually due to #Covid_19india Epiphenomenon: People with diabetic complications, advanced cancer etc where the main COD is underlying health conditions, but #COVID19 can only be a contributing cause .. 2/n
Vast majority of #COVID19 deaths in India could be an epiphenomenal death only, considering #BCG vaccine induced trained #Immunity (Nature paper link at the end of this thread) that offers protection from severity of #Covid_19india . Why I am saying this is more important.. 3/n
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CSIR- National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) Bangalore, a constituent of @CSIR_IND has developed a Non-Invasive BiPAP Ventilator in a record time of 36 days to treat COVID-19 patients.

BiPAP Non-Invasive #ventilator is a microcontroller-based precise closed-loop adaptive control system with a built-in biocompatible “3D printed manifold & coupler” with HEPA filter (Highly Efficient Particulate Air Filter).

These unique features help to alleviate the fear of the virus spread. It has features like Spontaneous, CPAP, Timed, AUTO BIPAP modes with provision to connect Oxygen concentrator or Enrichment unit externally.

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THREAD. How much does treating a serious case of #COVID cost? Here’s a (partial) figure.

First, a pleasant surprise regarding #HealthInsurance - how often does that happen? My insurer, @UHC, has waived cost-sharing for #COVID19 TREATMENT (not just testing):
I logged into @UHC today and found a slew of Explanations of Benefits (EOBs) with a nominal total cost of more than $320,000 for my #COVID19 hospitalization. Bills are still coming in, so that’s not a final figure.

#coronavirus #Covid_19 #COVID #healthcare
But under “You May Owe” on the EOBs, I saw $0, $0, $0 - i.e., @UHC isn’t hitting me with any co-pays for #Covid19 treatment. I was prepared/expecting to shell out my out-of-pocket max ($6,000 in-network, $12,000 out-of-network).

#coronavirus #COVID
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I'd like to point out that while the resolution of a #chronicillness was striking, what is more striking is the rapid descent into Wernicke's in a hospitalized 90 yo woman - a descent so striking that she went into respiratory distress necessitating a #ventilator. 1/
Upon giving #IVthiamine per a #wernickesprotocol at 200mg 3X p/d she woke up, after just 2 days of thiamine treatment, and the ventilator was removed. What could this tell us about the use of thiamine in #COVID19? Perhaps the cluster symptoms we see are really just a variation 2/
thiamine deficiency - one that is being missed by practitioners everywhere because we're not looking at the #mitochondria for answers. 3/
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Today, about a month after I came off the #ventilator and 3 weeks after my hospital discharge, I had a telemedicine consultation with a pulmonologist.

#coronavirus #Covid_19 #COVID19
I told him about my cough, a sometimes productive cough that gets worse at night, and my shortness of breath from mild exertion.

#coronavirus #Covid_19 #COVID19
The cough is not surprising and could last 2-3 months, he said. He prescribed me a steroid inhaler that should help if it’s #asthma, which it could be. (It’s no longer the #COVID19 cough at this point.)

#coronavirus #Covid_19
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It was a privilege to share the (virtual) stage with an amazing panel discussion of differences between PICU and MICU care by #POPCoRNet. Thanks to @DrPhilipVerhoef @DeannaMarie208 @davidshoremd @DoctorVig @MihirAtreya @ArunK_MD @PfarrMarie @annaberry29 for arranging. #FOAMcc 1/3
We covered some important adult and pediatric ICU topics including #Pain/#Anxiety/#Delirium (PAD) treatment, #COVIDairway management, #ARDS #ventilator strategy, #proning, #vasopressors, & how to perform #ACLS while wearing PPE. I've attached some relevant OnePagers. 2/3 ImageImageImage
Very thankful to the amazing international audience who contributed great comments and discussion. Bottom line: adults are just big kids and there are some great pediatric intensivists out there who are ready care for adults with #COVID thanks to #POPCoRNetwork resources. 3/3
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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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🇮🇳A Thread
#Covid19India #CoronavirusPandemic

🔴Publicly Available Reports Of Healthcare Workers & Hospitals Getting Infected & Affected By Covid-19 In India

🔴The Need
#PPE For Medics
#Ventilators For #COVID19 Patients
*If I Miss, Plz Add On Dated TL
Published On 17th Of March 2020, Karnataka

Doctor who treated #COVID19 patient, tested positive of Covid-19

#PPE #Ventilator

#Covid19India #COVID19Pandemic…
Published On 18th Of March 2020, Lucknow (UP)

Doctor who treated #COVID19 patients, tested positive of Covid-19

#PPE #Ventilator

#Covid19India #COVID19Pandemic…
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#COVIDー19 This is a ventilator. It is not intensive care. Intensive care is medical care delivered by trained and experienced staff. #weareintensivecare @WFPICCS @SvuhIcu @ICU_Ireland @PedsICU @COAIrl
#coronavirus ICU is staffing, trained in the application of tech and equipment. Supported by Laboratory Medicine, Anaesthesia, Radiology, Surgery, Medicine. @CcoHse @roinnslainte @McCormackCEO @mringster #muchmorethanaventilator @sleepypedsdoc @kfinmccarthy
#zeitgeist Intensive care is a team with actively engaged and experienced dieticians, physiotherapists and pharmacists. @DSemple5 @MoninneHowlett @SapnaKmd Everyone contributes to the care of the patient, every day. #weareintensivecare
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2/تجهیزمراکز درمانی حیاتی ست/تخت وتجهیزات ICU…وامروزبهترین فرصت واردات بیواسطه از #امریکا/حذف چرخه اختلاس خواص، پرداخت بااموال ضبط شده/تولید #ونتیلاتور-جنرال موتور10kدرماه
#رشت #مازندران #گیلان
@Alirabiei_ir @VBehdasht
3/#CoronaVirus has unfairly imposed extra pressure on #Iranians. People MUST NOT suffer any more.
It’s NOT the time to prove who has more plundered, #Khamenehi #Rouhani #Khatami
@POTUS @VP @seanhannity @NikkiHaley @NIH @NIHDirector @CDCgov @CDCDirector @WhiteHouse @TomFitton
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