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CCC Critical Care compendium 340


Magnesium: electrolyte (second most abundant cation in intracellular fluid, after potassium); depresses neuronal activation; essential cofactor in >300 enzyme systems
CCC Critical Care Compendium 680


Hypomagnesaemia: Defined as serum magnesium < 0.75 mmol/L; associated with increased ICU mortality common — affects 10-65% of ICU patients
EBM Gone Wild mountain 340

Is there anything magnesium can’t do?

I’ve often extolled the virtues of magnesium to my residents as well as on twitter. It’s a sign of a well seasoned emergency physician to take any medical problem, and say “a little magnesium couldn’t hurt.” In this instance, a…

headache for all…

The Case. A 28 year old female presents to your ED at 2am. She left the hospital 12 hours earlier with her newborn first child who is now 2 and half days old. Her main complaint is that of profound…