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Aju Mathew
Cancer doc, public health & global health researcher, teacher. via Trivandrum, Stockholm, Cambridge and Pittsburgh. Director, Kerala Cancer Care.
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Aju Mathew 3m
Country roads... take me home...
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Aju Mathew 5m
What could be a biological mechanism?
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Richard Feynman 2h
We need to teach how doubt is not to be feared but welcomed. It's OK to say, "I don't know."
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Why is screening for cancer challenging? Listen to a patient perspective.
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Aju Mathew 14h
I’ve seen several messages in various doctor groups with reliable identification.
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Vidya 14h
Another lynching. This time in Satna, MP. 4 Hindu men beat up 2 Muslim men on rumours of bull slaughter. One is dead. Second one might die soon.
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Aju Mathew 16h
Ha. So true. During internship, I used to look at everyone’s hands for vein access.
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Aju Mathew 16h
Replying to @bentosnbuttons
Yep. I had 1200 guests and hosted the event in an indoor stadium. I didn’t know more than half of them personally. :)
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Aju Mathew 17h
Great tips for a peaceful, and content work-life.
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Aju Mathew May 19
Replying to @ajumathew_
Traumatizing experience while awaiting test result to be communicated to me over phone at all these time points. The whole experience molded my way of life and thought. But the way are dealt with in the West is worthy of praise.
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Aju Mathew May 19
Replying to @ajumathew_
Took it around pharmacies in town - very few carried the meds. Saw first-hand the stigma of docs, pharmacy staff etc. Only support was from family. By God's grace, tested negative at 0, 4, 12 and 24 weeks later (last test was for my own peace of mind).
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Aju Mathew May 19
Replying to @ajumathew_
I asked his wife what he did for a living. "Taxi driver in Mumbai". Panic stricken, I took his blood for testing - HIV+ Sought help with my ID chief, who reprimanded me in front of patients, colleagues and wrote a script for HIV prophylaxis.
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Aju Mathew May 19
Reminds me of my own 15 yrs ago - Caring for a pt with hematemesis/hepatic enceph at 2AM kneeling on the floor (no beds). Pt was restrained by his wife. While capping the needle (bad idea), large gauge needle full of blood pierces my finger.
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Aju Mathew May 19
Keenly awaiting this presentation. I think the RxPonder trial will take another 5 years or so (ODx intermediate score in node positive setting).
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Aju Mathew May 19
Replying to @bentosnbuttons
Marthomite woman priest. Wait for another 200 years.
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Aju Mathew May 19
The horrors of the greatest mass murderer in humanity - tobacco. May be a close contest with malaria though.
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Aju Mathew May 19
Replying to @DrR_DUNNE
Not as many as some of my colleagues in northern India see. Maybe once every week or so. I realize how much of what I used to do/know have changed since specializing in onc. I've to brush up on TB management now (packing up to relocate to India).
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Aju Mathew May 19
Twelve years ago, I carried this cheat sheet in my pocket when I worked in ER.
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F. Perry Wilson, MD May 18
1/ A student just asked me why, if the p-value for a study is 0.04, we can't say the study has a 4% chance of being a false positive. First off, we definitely can't, even under idealized conditions - here's a brief thread as to why.
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