Network Five Emergency Medicine Journal Club Episode 19 - Toxicology reviewing papers on chemical warfare agents, Clozapine and drug overdose in pregnancy.
Charles AHA Bertrand (1777-1849) was a French physician; Least recognised for his self-experimentation with charcoal as an antidote for ingested poisonings.
Haff disease is a rare syndrome characterized by unexplained myalgia, rhabdomyolysis and myoglobinuria, within 24 hours of freshwater fish or crustacean ingestion
Florence Rena Sabin (1871-1953) American anatomist and medical researcher. Early description (1900) of Mees lines of the fingernails secondary to arsenic poisoning
A 23 year-old female is brought to your ED by a friend. She appears anxious, distressed and confused. A friend volunteers that the patient had seen a GP in the past few weeks as she was feeling depressed.
William Peter Hort (1799-1852) was an English born, American physician; one of the earliest clinical case reports in America on the use of oral charcoal as an antidote for acute poisoning
Serotonin syndrome results from drug-induced over-stimulation of serotonin receptors in the CNS and is characterized by a triad of CNS dysfunction, autonomic disturbance and neuromuscular effects; aka serotonin toxicity
A 38 yr old male presents to your ED, 2 hours after ingesting an unknown quantity of amitriptyline (TCA) with a GCS of 13, HR 130, BP96/50. How do you proceed?
In this exciting episode, we will be discussing the role of DigiFab in chronic digoxin toxicity before diving into an interesting case of organophosphate poisoning
Ernest Septimus Reynolds (1861 - 1926) was an English physician. Early description of Mees lines, arsenic poisoning and the 'Epidemic of Peripheral Neuritis Amongst Beer Drinkers in Manchester and District'
Addiction is potentially the most lethal disease we encounter in medical practice. As emergency healthcare providers we can have an enormous impact on 'years of life lost' by managing this illness well.
The ECG is important in the assessment and management of poisoned patients for: screening; diagnosis; prognosis; and monitoring progression to guide management and disposition