The Foxglove’s bite

An elderly gentleman presented with lethargy and poor oral intake. As routine tests begin they reveal he has more than just an AKI that needs treatment.…

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Acute Kidney Injury

This session aims to illustrate, through a series of clinical cases, the common presentations and complications of acute kidney injury (AKI).…

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Feeling Blue: When a good night turns bad

A woman is found unresponsive in a takeaway at midnight. She is hypotensive, drowsy and has low oxygen saturations. She is unable to give a history and there is nobody with her. Can you help her?…

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Seriously, Not Another Protocol? (EBM)

You receive a standby call for red-flag sepsis – Initial pattern recognition triggers the pathway. Shortly after arriving you experience ‘pattern interrupt’ and ponder new evidence in the treatment of…

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Working from home

It is a busy winter evening in the Emergency Department. The next patient to be seen is a 37-year-old female presenting with a headache, nausea and general malaise.…

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Carbamazepine – A Toxic Shock

A 46-year-old man is brought by ambulance to the Emergency Department. He has been drinking alcohol all afternoon and according to collateral from his wife he had taken ‘some tablets’ two hours ago.…

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Is the K OK?

A 60-year-old man presented to the emergency department with a 1 week history of increasing lethargy, intermittent tingling in both arms and palpitations…

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Salicylic Stress

Paul, a 52 year old electrician, has been in your department for three and a half hours with a presenting complaint of abdominal pain…

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