André Martin Mansoor (@AndreMansoor )

André Martin Mansoor

Bio Clinician. Author of #FrameworksForInternalMedicine. Cofounder
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Twitter Web App : Happy to give any/all of these 50-min talks to students, trainees, or anyone else anywhere, for free. DM me

1. Art and Science of the Jugular Venous Pulse:
2. Art and Science of Diagnostic Reasoning:
3. Physical Diagnosis Potpourri

Twitter Web App : Anticipation is key in medicine. The eyes can't see what the mind doesn't know. The ears can't hear what the mind doesn't know.

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Twitter Web App : A standardized test would provide all of these clues on a silver platter. Any machine can synthesize them and make the diagnosis. The clinician must not only synthesize, but gather these clues at the bedside. Your search must be hypothesis-driven or you might miss them.

Twitter Web App : This patient has scleroderma with systemic involvement (SSc). Typical cutaneous manifestations include telangiectasias, sclerodactyly (+ Prayer sign), and calcinosis cutis (nodule on her elbow). SSc can cause pulmonary hypertension, leading to Kussmaul's sign and loud P2.

Twitter Web App : Many medicine procedures involve (1) pushing a needle into a fluid-filled space, (2) advancing a plastic catheter over the needle into the space, (3) pulling the needle out, and (4) leaving the catheter in either for drainage or infusion.

Things often go wrong at (2).


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Karel Frederik Wenckebach, a Dutch anatomist/physician, noticed a patient’s irregular pulse in 1898.

He astutely noted a repeating cycle of:
🫀 Progressive delay b/w the 𝑎 jugular venous wave and carotid pulsation
🫀 An 𝑎 wave w/o carotid pulsation…