Category Toxicology
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Serotonin toxicity

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.
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Serotonin Syndrome CCC

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
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Network Five: Toxicology

Network Five: Episode 1 – Toxicology 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 and, to finish, we will explore whether there is…

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Ernest S. Reynolds

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'
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Lethal and insidious

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.
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ECG in Toxicology

The ECG is important in the assessment and management of poisoned patients for: screening; diagnosis; prognosis; and monitoring progression to guide management and disposition
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Mees lines

Mees lines: white bands traversing the full width of the nail, running parallel to the lunula, with no palpable ridges. As the nail grows they bands move distally and finally disappear when trimmed. The finding was initially related to acute arsenic poisoning.