In 1961, Jack Handyside Barnes, his nine year-old son, and a local surf lifesaver were rushed to Cairns Base Hospital after developing Irukandji syndrome. Thus the riddle of what caused Irukandji Syndrome was solved; years of detective work had reached its climax in a dramatic and decisive episode of self-experimentation. Jack Barnes was both a […]
This is the LITFL CCC master page for tracheostomy — follow the links for further discussion of the following:
Just before being busted by the cops, your patient stuffed a package containing metamphetamines into his mouth and swallowed. How are you going to handle this one?
Mannitol: osmotic diuretic; increases the osmolarity of the glomerular filtrate -> increasing urinary volume; decreases CSF volume and pressure
Spinal cord infarction is necrosis of a portion of the spinal cord as a result of an interruption of the blood supply to the spine