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Tasty Morsels of EM 057 – Ketamine induced uropathy

As always, this is from the ever expanding google doc on bits and bobs I read and learn from and transfer here for all our learning pleasure. Wei YB, Yang JR, Yin Z, Guo Q, Liang BL, Zhou KQ. Genitourinary toxicity of ketamine. Hong Kong Med J. 2013;19:(4)341-8. [pubmed] Free PDF I suspect most of us are aware that chronic ketamine abuse can cause this but I also suspect that we miss this fairly commonly by simply not asking and diagnosing young men with UTI or urethritis and sending them off … [Read More...]

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Tasty Morsels of EM 056 – Dystonic reactions

As always, this is from the ever expanding google doc on bits and bobs I read and learn from and transfer here for all our learning pleasure. [Video via Larry Mellick’s excellent youtube channel] Anyone working in any ED for any length of timee will have seen this – either from someone using an illicit […]

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Ireland and the NICE trauma guidelines

NICE in the UK has just published some draft guidance for trauma care. The 200 page document makes for some interesting reading. It’s available freely online so it’s worth going over and having a read. There are some prominent trauma folk on there – perhaps best known to the twitter world would be Karim Brohi. Natalie […]

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Tasty Morsels of EM 055 – Paeds Cardiology: Murmurs

As always, this is from the ever expanding google doc on bits and bobs I read and learn from and transfer here for all our learning pleasure. Today we have some notes from a lecture by a paeds cardiologist at a recent national EM training day. Murmurs in babies mostly VSD and ASD mostly picked up antenatally […]

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Tasty Morsels of EM 054 – Paeds Cardiology: Long QT

As always, this is from the ever expanding google doc on bits and bobs I read and learn from and transfer here for all our learning pleasure. Today we have some notes from a lecture by a paeds cardiologist at a recent national EM training day. The first is on long QT the Schwartz score can […]

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Tasty Morsels of EM 053 – Use of Naloxone

As always, this is from the ever expanding google doc on bits and bobs I read and learn from and transfer here for all our learning pleasure. Today it comes from a paper I found via the Poison Review from two well known names in Toxicology, Hong Kim [here him speak on MarylandCC Project] and Lewis Nelson. For those […]