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5 Quick Tox Cases

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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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 […]