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Snakebite 101: Broome’s Brits SAMCC down PK

In case you have been living on a planet other than Earth it is only a few weeks until the SMACC conference kicks off in Sydney – it is going to be “epic” as my Med Students like to say. I am really looking forward to meeting a heap of people whom I have ‘met’ […]

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Antipsychotics, ECGs, QTcs and Catastrophes

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 […]

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Clinical Case 054: Just a sip…

Mother of a 15 month old boy (weighs 11 kg) presents to the clinic with a bottle of massage liniment.   A quick glance at the label tells you the active ingredients are;   Per 50 milliliter:   Camphor 4.5g Menthol 17.0g Methyl Salicylate 15.0g Turpentine Oil 6.0g   Mum says she just popped out to hang the washing […]