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Hypertensive Emergencies and how to treat them

Hypertensive emergencies are defined as sudden and prolonged increases in the arterial blood pressure, with associated organ damage....

Phenytoin and Levetiracetam: EcLIPSE and ConSEPT trials

There has been a longstanding discussion over which is the best second-line agent to use in paediatric seizures...

Honey for Button Battery Ingestion?

A 25-year-old patient presents with recurrent lithium button battery ingestion. She had been admitted with the same presentation...

The U wave and the ECG: Don’t miss this

The U wave is an often ignored deflection on the ECG. It is usually < 1mm, upright and...

Why are we still doing log roll, FAST and rectal exams?

In the blunt trauma patient, where we are considering a pan-scan, is there a role for the log roll,...

Pregnancy and Trauma

Trauma in pregnancy is a much more complex topic than simply, ’tilt them on their side’. Trauma in...

Capnography

Understanding capnography and being able to decipher the waveforms, can give us critical information on a patient’s condition, early....

The 6 Human Needs

As part of a talk on ‘Dealing with Difficult People’, I gave at EMCORE Hong Kong this year,...

Should we bring Bretylium back in cardiac arrest?

Following a brief presentation at EMCore Hong Kong in April of this year, that challenged our thinking, I...