Acute Dystonia

Acute dystonia is a movement disorder in which there is a state of abnormal tone produced by slow and sustained contractions of opposing muscle groups.
Acute dystonia is a common presentation to the ED. Most cases occur as a result of recreational or prescribed drugs.
Angioedema and Urticaria (hives) are part of a spectrum of allergic symptoms and occasionally have a non-allergic aetiology.
A patient having a large laceration sutured suddenly goes into cardiac arrest.
A set of 10 Multiple choice questions to help you revise. The Questions have been selected at random covering the curriculum.
A 45-year-old female attends with grossly swollen lips. She has some important information about her symptoms, can you understand it? моє обличчя опухло! If not, it’s time to use some clinical acumen!
A 35-year-old previously healthy male presents to the ED complaining of chest pain and breathlessness following an unknown bite.
You are met with a patient who you believe is suffering an anaphylactic reaction, however the adrenaline is not having the desired effect. Why might this be and what would you do next?
A set of 10 Multiple choice questions to help you revise. The Questions have been selected at random covering the curriculum.
A set of 10 Multiple choice questions to help you revise. The Questions have been selected at random covering the curriculum.
A 50-year-old female with suspected anaphylaxis.
Hypoxia is common in patients presenting to the ED and can be life-threatening. The differentials are wide and include cardiac, respiratory and haematological causes
Methaemoglobinaemia is a life-threatening cause of hypoxia and death but is reversible with early recognition and treatment.
This is the case about clinical diagnosis of Anaphylaxis and life threatening and non-life threatening mimics of Anaphylaxis
Children present commonly to the Emergency Department with stridor. Stridor is a sign of upper airway obstruction. The ED physician must be able to diagnose, initiate treatment, appropriately investigate, anticipate and manage complications
Anaphylaxis is a severe, life-threatening, generalised or systemic hypersensitivity reaction characterised by rapidly developing life threatening airway, breathing and/or circulation problems usually associated with skin and mucosal changes
1 in 300 people will experience anaphylaxis at some point in their lives. The 2021 anaphylaxis guidelines provide an updated consensus for the recognition and management of anaphylaxis in all age groups.
A third of deaths from food anaphylaxis occur despite appropriate early management. Consequently, the RCUK have recognised a need for standardised algorithms for ongoing resuscitation in cases of refractory anaphylaxis.
Children commonly present to the emergency department with a febrile illness and a rash
A 24-year-old woman presents to the Emergency Department with increasing lip swelling over the past hour.
This month we discuss Self performed high vaginal swabs, Anaphylaxis, Canadian TIA Score, Peads Acute Severe Asthma
Eighty percent of children presenting with an acute onset of stridor and a cough have croup
Patients frequently attend the emergency department (ED) with episodes of cutaneous and mucosal swelling.
Dyspnoea is an overall term used to describe an unpleasant awareness of increased respiratory effort and will be used synonymously with "breathlessness" in this session.
This session is about the assessment and management of patients presenting with breathlessness to the emergency department
This session covers the assessment, treatment and management of patients presenting to an emergency department with anaphylaxis
The second day in Leeds had a presidential opening by RCEM’s very own Cliff Mann, who gave a very reassuring talk about the pressures we are all facing in the emergency department