I have been asked where to donate for #earthquake response efforts in #Haiti. I donated to @PIH & @StBonifaceHaiti Both partner with local communities and govt to provide healthcare to those in greatest need. #haitiearthquake #globalhealth 💔 cc: @CPSolvers @DxRxEdu @rabihmgeha
@StBonifaceHaiti is probably the best-resourced hospital in the affected region. I visited in 2012 and what was already an extraordinary facility and group of talented dedicated staff has only grown.

@PIH has collaborated with rural communities and the Ministry of Health in Haiti for over 30 years. They were an integral part of the response to the 2010 earthquake, subsequent cholera outbreak, and rebuilding efforts.
Wondering what happened last time?

read @amywilentz amazon.com/Farewell-Fred-…

and @KatzOnEarth amazon.com/Big-Truck-That…

Let's hope the world has learned something in the last 11 years...

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22 Aug
Hi #medtwitter #neurotwitter #medstudenttwitter #meded #FOAMed

It's been too long since my last #EndNeurophobia #tweetorial. As requested by @sukritibanthiya here is a tweetorial on MUSCLE DISEASE (MYOPATHY)

Let me know what you think and what I should cover next!
Classic pattern of weakness in myopathy is PROXIMAL symmetric weakness of the limbs, though there are exceptions.

There should be NO sensory findings (unless there is concurrent neuropathy) and reflexes are often spared until the patient is extremely weak.
Difficulty rising from a chair (hip girdle musculature), washing hair (shoulder girdle musculature)

CK is often elevated but not always

EMG can demonstrate myopathic pattern (though can be normal eg statin myopathy)

Definitive Dx may require muscle biopsy and/or genetic test
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19 Apr
Excited to attend health equity symposium #AANAM @AANMember supported by Cheryl Jay Endowment. Dr. Jay made incredible contributions to our neurology training program in Haiti and I'll never forget how she took all the applicants out to lunch when I interviewed @neurores_ucsf Image
"Zipcode is a greater predictor of health outcome than genetic code" Dr. Joseph Betancourt @MGHMedicine , Health Equity Symposium @AANMember #AANAM
"Structural Racism isn't up for debate, this is our history"
Reminds me of one my favorite quotes from Paul Farmer @PIH "History didn't begin when you arrived..." Image
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18 Apr
Happening now @AANMember #AANAM, Disparities in Care with @NRosendaleSF!
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14 Apr
A lot of talk about #CVST Rare to have neuro in the news, so here's a quick #neurology #Tweetorial on cerebral venous sinus thrombosis.

#MedEd #MedTwitter #neurotwitter @CPSolvers @rabihmgeha @DxRxEdu #EndNeurophobia
I will focus on the condition/neurology, not the possible association w/vaccine or hematology. I leave that to experts like @shemarmoore and her excellent thread here:
First, what are the cerebral venous sinuses?

They are the final pathway of venous drainage from the brain into the jugular veins.

They are formed from folds in the dura.
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13 Mar
The world has lost an extraordinary physician, educator, leader, advocate, & truly Enlightened Being. Dr Carola Eisenberg–the first woman Dean of @harvardmed and of @MIT, @NobelPrize for her work with @P4HR–has left us at 103 🧵

I had the incredible good fortune to meet Carola about 15 years ago. She was auditing a music class that I was a TA for. She said she'd heard I had dropped out of med school to be a musician and as a retired psychiatrist she would like to get to know me.
The professor I was TAing for said "Do you know who she is?"
I didn't.
He smiled. "Google her."
She welcomed me into her home and life as if I was her own grandchild and we began having regular dinners together where she advised me on life, love, relationships, medicine...
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29 Nov 20
Hello, #MedTwitter, #MedStudentTwitter, #NeuroTwitter
It’s been a long time since my last clinical neuroanatomy #tweetorial, sorry about that!

Here's a new one:


cc @Tracey1milligan @CPSolvers @DxRxEdu @MedTweetorials
I'm glad #EndNeurophobia campaign has grown but please check out the rest of my feed, which seeks to amplify voices I’m learning from on the path to becoming an antiracist ally
@CPSolvers #antiracism series
Subscribe:@ThePraxisPod @SocMedOnAir
Follow @InequityKills @LashNolen
Just like the arms and legs the facial motor pathway has both UPPER motor neurons and LOWER motor neurons:
The UMNs begin in the lateral precentral gyrus, descend with the internal capsule, through the cereeral peduncle to arrive at the facial nucleus in the PONS.
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