A Brave Account.
Cole et al from the Hennepin Regional Poison Center have published a 2-person case series on asystolic cardiac arrest follow administration of intralipid (epub J Medical Toxicology […]
Diagnosis of the poisoned patient can often be accomplished before toxicologic laboratory tests by obtaining a detailed history and directed physical exam. In this second of three articles, we will examine the toxicology clues revealed by the skin.
Diagnosis of the poisoned patient can often be accomplished before toxicologic laboratory tests by obtaining a detailed history and directed physical exam. In this first of three articles, we will examine the toxicology clues that can be found in eyes, hair, nails, and tongue.
79-year-old women has severe aortic stenosis and 2-vessel coronary artery disease s/p coronary artery bypass graft who developed acute dyspnea. She was found to have chronic occlusion of her vein graft and acute thrombosis of her subclavian artery, causing diffuse cardiac ischemia and myonecrosis.
I feel the most frustrating difficult intubations are those when you have the trachea cannulated and are unable to pass the endotracheal tube. This case is presents a difficult intubation of a patient who had a previous tracheostomy which had been decannulated and developed tracheal stenosis.
The Targeted temperature management Trial compared outcomes for therapeutic hypothermia at 33°C versus 36°C for cardiac arrest patients with persistent coma. It may very well be practice changing. Or maybe not. Before we can figure out what “truth” this research study may have uncovered, we will look at the development of therapeutic hypothermia and what the literature has already told us.