Our new study in @JAMANetworkOpen shows that bariatric surgery can be cost-effective for treating NASH #cirrhosis in persons who are overweight or obese #Nash @NASH_Education #obesity @mgh_ita https://t.co/UVL6raPn8t
Measles is HIGHLY contagious. If you are exposed and unvaccinated, odds are you will get it, hands down. So get vaccinated. People born before 1970 or those who have had measles are likely immune. Those born between 1970-1994 likely only got one dose and may need a booster shot.
Even Jains get a mention, but sadly not hepatology. Well done Z Dogg, captures so many of the hardships IMGs and South Asian MDs face but the hope and joy as well. https://t.co/sJDUBcYbsK via @ZDoggMD
SAVE THE DATE! Fundamentals of Liver Disease for Primary Care Sat April 6, 2019 at 8AM Topics: 1) Approach to elevated liver enzymes, 2) Viral Hepatitis, 3) Fatty Liver *Primary care focused case-based learning* BMO Education Centre at Toronto Western Hospital $20 Details coming
Our liver transplant specialists will be discussing the patient & living donor experience and answering questions at the Pathway's to Liver Transplantation webinar next week. Join us online February 27th from 1-2 pm EST https://t.co/Ra3T29mvyR
In our @CASLupdates top 5 @ChooseWiselyCA recommendations we have ammonia testing featured prominently as our #1 DO NOT TEST. @mayurbrahmania #choosingwisely https://t.co/Js6uEgNSZW https://t.co/CqOMEy5eS4
Opinion: The biopharma industry is often painted as a villain. But from my perspective as someone with a rare disease, that label is scarily without nuance. https://t.co/54GTHqHjif
I'm thinking of leaving academia so I can focus on my true passions: research and education.
A rational system to disperse grants in biomedicine would not be 1. hard or 2. time consuming but seek to 3. optimize the dispersal of funds To do so requires 4. experimentation & assessment Current system is broke & change paralyzed by those w lg funding
@SSingh_MD @reasonablewlvrn @hepatoMD @CMA_Docs @OntariosDoctors @CancerCare_ON @ON_FamilyHealth @drgigiosler @DocSandyB @DrAlexSinger @MSHphysicians @ChooseWiselyCA @UHN @PallMedON Final reminder - please spend your lunch w/ @FamPhysCan watching the #ACP webinar on Tuesday,…
What makes MELD special? Innovation 1: Started as nomogram that avoids math (if u use a ruler) Innovation 2: Predicted mortality in ALL-COMERS w/Child B-C (not just TIPS) Innovation 3: Put score online 4all 2 use Come @ a time when we needed objective score 2 allocate…
an overview of Lean initiatives from the medical perspective. It addresses the importance of involving physicians and specific tactics for the same in these continuous improvement projects as well as its impact on their practice. @hopitalmontfort https://t.co/npK8boZ3GS…
A great read. It makes one suggestion that I love: “One operational shift would be to start a daily “Unnecessary Checklist,” The creation of a checklist of all those things we’ve gotten used to doing that do not currently serve a real purpose. https://t.co/PwwsUAd6zO
There are so many obvious reasons to get vaccinated. One less obvious reason is to avoid having to devote scarce health care and public health resources to measles outbreaks, rather than the opioid crisis, hallway medicine, hepatitis C or any number of other issues.…
in many important international #meetings the participating #doctors are categorized as (drug) prescribers. This is written on the badge. Someone should intervene to prevent this from happening #EASL #HCCSummit @HenryEChang pic.twitter.com/4n0WBW1f0e
If only there were some way to prevent meas... ah screw it. It's about as contagious as a respiratory virus can be, and about as preventable as a disease can be. Get the vaccine. https://t.co/he9oOH4VgG
@SSingh_MD @reasonablewlvrn @hepatoMD @CMA_Docs @OntariosDoctors @CancerCare_ON @ON_FamilyHealth @drgigiosler @DocSandyB @DrAlexSinger @MSHphysicians @ChooseWiselyCA @UHN @PallMedON As provinces enjoy their family day weekends, it’s a reminder 2 engage in discussions about…
This is expected: 1) ON has the lowest per capital tax revenue. 2) ON has the lowest % of rural residents (where healthcare delivery is more expensive). 3) ON doctors are paid below the national average (by FTE). **But the TRUE bar determining ‘health’ is social protection.…
The uncertainty about biosimilars and choice grows. https://t.co/Lh5E0TFgYi
BELL LET’S TALK DAY 2019 OFFICIAL VIDEO: Today, every view of this video makes a difference. All you need to do is watch it and Bell will donate 5¢ to mental health initiatives. Share to help spread the word! #BellLetsTalk pic.twitter.com/zVdFiEafYl
Happy cold Monday! Here is today's #MondayMetrics. Did you know that 5% of people who have HBV (Hepatitis B) also have Hepatitis D (HDV)? That's a total of 15 – 20 million persons infected with HDV WORLDWIDE. #Hepatitis pic.twitter.com/gEeUicK8sK
Viral #hepatitis B and C are major health challenges, affecting 325 million people globally. Viral #HepB and #HepC are root causes of liver cancer or cirrhosis, but may not show symptoms for a long period. Here is how you can help prevent viral hepatitis. #TestTreatHepatitis…
#Viralhepatitis accounts for 1.34 m deaths per year and two thirds of all #livercancer deaths are caused by hepatitis B and C. Find out more on our website. https://t.co/2CkXBYXMNn #NOhep pic.twitter.com/9xE3lAAPVC
Eliminating #viralhepatitis by 2030 will support progress towards the #SDGs. Join our global movement for the #elimination of this global killer. https://t.co/4lF4Xnksmq. #SustainableDevelopmentGoals #Goals #2030Goals #Goal3 pic.twitter.com/sSOsgu3JXo
DID YOU KNOW: VIRCAN is offering a 1 day ROADSHOW in clinics around Toronto?! We are offering a FREE Fibroscan clinic, point of care testing, on site Hepatologist consultations and MUCH MORE! DM us for more information! #EndHepCRoadshow #Hepatitis
#FridayFacts: In most cases, people who are infected with Hepatitis C may not even experience any symptoms for days, months and EVEN years! That is why getting tested is important because detecting the virus early can help reduce damage to your liver! pic.twitter.com/D2WrNoaOPe
Viral hepatitis accounts for 1.34 million deaths per year Every single one of these deaths is preventable, as we have effective treatment for #hepB and a cure for #hepC Learn more about #hepatitis here: https://t.co/2CkXBYXMNn pic.twitter.com/fSmn6y8ifG
#TuesdayTips: Did you know that there is no Hepatitis C vaccine? BUT there are multiple ways to PREVENT Hepatitis C! - Always wear a condom - Do not share personal hygiene equipment, etc. Even though there is no Hep C vaccine, there are vaccines available for Hep A and B!…
Happy Monday, everyone! Back to the work week! Did you know that there are hundreds of thousands of Canadians living with Hepatitis C and don't even know it?! Get tested today and know your status. #MondayMetrics pic.twitter.com/stqivgUx9h
#FridayFacts and #Funfacts! Did you know people can live with the Hepatitis C virus and not even know they have it?! That's why early screening is important because early treatment can prevent serious liver damage! pic.twitter.com/kgF8DL5x2R
Happy New Year! Our VIRCAN team would like to wish you all a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year! #Hello2019
Hepatitis A can be transmitted in various ways. Hence, it is always important to practice basic hygiene practices such as washing hands when preparing and eating food! #HepatitisA #HepAprevention pic.twitter.com/DzWM5vDmxM
Happy Holidays, everyone! We hope that you all have a safe and wonderful holiday season filled with lots of love and laughter!
Happy Holidays! We wish you all a safe, happy and wonderful holiday season! pic.twitter.com/VkNbo23I46
Did you know it’s possible that donor lungs infected with hepatitis C can be safely transplanted into a patient who needs them? Ex Vivo technology and donor support makes this possible! #CanDo #transplant Learn more: https://t.co/iZ2P9q8u5L pic.twitter.com/MjsF5ivoor
#ThrowbackThursday with one of our VIRCAN testers, David! Last week VIRCAN & @hepatoMD were at Crosstown FHT providing point of care testing, Fibroscans & education to docs & patients! If you are part of a group of docs that are interested in our team coming, send…
Since approval of the #hepatitisB vaccine 3 decades ago, dramatic progress has been made in understanding the natural history of chronic #HBV infection as well as advances in antiviral treatment & accessibility of clinical care for #hepatitis—new Seminar…
We are excited to start the End-HepC ROADSHOW! We will be providing education to health care professionals & patients in family health teams across Toronto & Ontario with @hepatoMD Today we will be at Crosstown Family Health team! Stay tuned to see where our next…
It's World Hepatitis Day! If you were born from 1945 to 1975 - you should be tested for Hep C. We can only cure those we diagnose.
Research never ends...we're not done even in HCV yet - @JMPawlotsky at IAS-coinfection meeting
If only we could all get the drugs this cheaply...but not the only challenge to HCV elimination. Andrew Hill at IAS-coinfection meeting pic.twitter.com/Q3p9mj3uFk
Drug prices still a challenge to HCV elimination but coming down...Andrew Hill at IAS-Coinfection meeting pic.twitter.com/naNiqQrDf6
Lancet: disproving the Cochrane skepticism on the clinical benefits of an SVR with DAA in hepatitis C https://t.co/tupywEkGl7
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