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Archive for August 2015

Roc Rocks, I’ll miss you Sux

Rocuronium vs Suxamethonium(Succinylcholine) I remember teaching the Advanced Airway Workshop and having one slide with “SUX is KING”. Times have changed!Which is the better paralytic agent to use in the Emergency Department; Suxamethonium(Succinylcholine for our US colleagues) or Rocuronium? This argument has been ongoing for some time, with debates, podcasts and written reviews by proponents…

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De Winter’s T waves

De Winter’s T Waves were first described by De Winter in an article to the editor of the New England Journal of Medicine in 2008(1). They are considered an ST-elevation myocardial infarction(STEMI) equivalent and knowledge of this sign is important as ST depression  is not the classic appearance of an STEMI. Using ECG’s from a large…

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