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First use of the hastag #MedTwitter was in 2009

CasesBlog

The first use of the hastag #MedTwitter was in 2009 by one of my accounts @DrVes, did not know about this until this year. DrVes) January 6, 2009 More: Did you know that the first medical journal club on Twitter was started by an allergist/immunologist @DrVes ?

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UKs Phased Smoking Ban

Science Based Medicine

If the measure becomes law it will ban the sale of tobacco products to anyone born after January 1, 2009. UK MPs have just passed the Tobacco and Vapes Bill by a 383 to 67 vote. This is not just an age limit – this is a permanent phased ban.

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AI & Medicine: Saviour or Snake Oil?

St. Emlyn

St.Emlyn's - Emergency Medicine #FOAMed Air France Flight 447 takes off at 1930hrs on the final day of May in 2009, from Rio de Janeiro en route to Paris, carrying 228 passengers. In charge is … AI & Medicine: Saviour or Snake Oil? Read More » The post AI & Medicine: Saviour or Snake Oil?

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The Broselow-Luten System

Pediatric EM Morsels

Rosenberg 2011, Yamamoto 2009] Not as accurate in obese children (physicians were better at estimating). 2009; 27(7):810-815. [Lubitz 1988] Very accurate for 3.5-25kg 25kg , but not as accurate >25kg. Lubitz 1988] Good agreement with actual weight if average body habitus, better than physician estimate. x exp[0.02 Am J Emerg Med.

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Candida auris: What to know

PulmCCM

Candida auris is a multi-drug resistant fungus discovered in 2009 in Japan. The fungus spread across Asia, the Mideast, and Africa before arriving in the U.S. Since 2018, C. auris cases have required reporting to public health officials, allowing more effective tracking. auris cases has been accelerating.

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Closed Head Injury – PECARN for < 3 Months: Rebaked Morsel

Pediatric EM Morsels

2009 Oct 3;374(9696):1160-70. Epub 2009 Sep 14. Identification of children at very low risk of clinically-important brain injuries after head trauma: a prospective cohort study. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(09)61558-0. Erratum in: Lancet. 2014 Jan 25;383(9914):308. PMID: 19758692.

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Amikacin for Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (AMIKINHAL trial)

PulmCCM

Then, in 2009, the condition disappeared completely. You don’t hear much about ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) anymore. It used to be highly prevalent in U.S. ICUs, and a popular research focus for academics, generating a steady stream of papers. Just kidding! In 2008, the U.S.