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A Tox Treat: Tox 101 with Drs Bryan Hayes and David McCoubrie

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Hello and welcome back for another podcast. This week I was lucky enough to do a double interview with 2 super-smart Tox gurus.  We discuss a basic approach to a common tox scenario – the poly-substance OD with a range of medications.  The ins and outs of paracetamol [acetominophen], decontamination, mixed fox, alcohol in the […]

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Clinical Case 085: the trouble with Phineas

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Imagine this scenario. You turn up to work your day shift and see you have been assigned to the Obs ward for the morning.  It is your task to see the dozen or so patients sleeping off the evils of the night before in the small ward out back of the ED.  You know the […]

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5 Quick Tox Cases – Dr Bryan Hayes gives the answers

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Last week I put up a series of 5 quick tox cases for you all to ponder. In case you missed it – it is HERE And you all gave great answers.  In there amongst the commenters was Dr Bryan Hayes  - Clinical Pharmacist, Academic Life in EM author tweeting as @PharmERToxGuy Bryan works at […]

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5 Quick Tox Cases

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Well I am just back from Sydney – SMACC2013.  It was heaps of fun, and I got to meet a lot of my FOAMy heroes, long time collaborators and heaps of you folk that read this. SMACC will be slowly trickled out over the ether in the coming months so you can enjoy it all […]

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Antipsychotics, ECGs, QTcs and Catastrophes

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In 2001 the FDA in the USA put a “black box” warning on droperidol after a series of case reports linking it with torsades de pointes.  Since then there have been  lot of cases of antipsychotic-related cardiac badness and it is fair to say this is something psychiatrists worry about.  It would be nice to […]