A 70 year-old man has presented to your emergency department to get his INR checked. It is markedly elevated - how should you manage this?
You are working as a locum doctor in the Northern Territory. Your patient is a 32 year-old Indonesian man who says he was stung while hauling in a net on an offshore fishing vessel.
Case-based question-and-answers on a near fatal box jellyfish sting. Can you save the day?
A 21 year-old sailor placed a small blue and yellow octopus on his shoulder while wading back to shore after spear-fishing with a friend. As he reached the beach he threw the little octopus into the sea
While riding in a boat off the North Queensland coast a 12 year-old boy was struck by a large fish that had catapulted itself out of the water.
Clinical case of a man being stung on the distal palmar surface of his right index finger by his lionfish (Pterois volitans) while cleaning his aquarium.
Little Johnny is an inquisitive 15kg 3 year-old boy. His grandad was looking after him for the evening. About an hour ago, the phone rang just as grandad was about to take his evening warfarin tablets. Although he only turned his back for a second, there was enough time for little Johnny to start ploughing into the tablets...
Toxicological evaluation and treatment of a patient with theophylline toxicity
Cocaine Toxicity potentially life-threatening sympathomimetic syndrome with sodium channel blockade.
Sodium valproate is a commonly used anti-epileptic drug, that come sin standard and enteric coated forms. Toxicity is characterised by metabolic failure, resulting in multi-organ dysfunction and cerebral edema
You are called by a doctor in a remote hospital asking for advice. The doctor is concerned about the risk of hepatotoxicity from repeated supratherapeutic ingestion (RSI) of paracetamol in the following patient: