Category Toxicology
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Toxicology Mnemonic Challenge

There are multiple learning tools used as an adjunctive aide memoire. Herewith a collection of Toxicological related mnemonics used with varying frequency throughout the conundrums. Let us know if you have any more to add...
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ECG Case 086

70 yr old male who presented with general lethargy and postural dizziness. He has a collapse the evening prior and recently had a diarrhoeal illness. His medications include warfarin, metoprolol, frusemide, allopurinol, colchicine and digoxin. Describe and interpret this ECG. LITFL Top 100 ECG
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ECG Case 076

This ECG is from a 40 yr old male who presented following a large overdose of an anti-spasmodic agent.
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Why so blue?

A 40-year-old man presented to the emergency department with shortness of breath, chest pain and reported a pre-syncopal episode. But why so blue?
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Never Kiss a Jellyfish

Although I ‘love’ jellyfish from the point of view of a clinician, I try to avoid getting too ‘up close and personal’ with them. Unfortunately upon diving into the Indian Ocean last weekend – a maneuver described as ‘ungainly’ by…
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Seizures, Sedation and Saliva

A 21-year-old male with a background of schizophrenia and previous intentional overdose, weighing 70kg, was brought to the ED via ambulance after having a witnessed seizure at home.
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Stuffed, Speeding and Busted!

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?
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Button Battery Update

Button batteries. Latest literature + FOAM resources. If you see a post that needs a dose of ipecac please send in a comment and we will collaborate.
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Another TCA overdose!

A classic overdose for you to ponder in classic Q&A style, which incidentally marks the 50th toxicology conundrum on LITFL!
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Alprazoslammed

An ingestion of 100mg of alprazolam... Boring benzodiazepine or badness brewing? Find out in this case-based series of questions-and-answers.