Status Epilepticus

Status epilepticus, a state of prolonged, uncontrolled seizures, is a common emergency department presentation that is potentially life-threatening. Clinicians need an awareness of the existence, and …

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Status Epilepticus

Status epilepticus (SE), a state of prolonged, uncontrolled seizures, is a common emergency department (ED) presentation that is potentially life-threatening.…

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Decreased Conscious Level in a Child

The child with decreased consciousness is a common problem with many possible diagnoses and potentially high mortality and morbidity. It is therefore important for the emergency physician to rapidly …

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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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Keeled Over Kid

A young girl collapses suddenly at school and presents to your ED with an altered level of consciousness – what could have happened?…

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Lightning Learning

During Summer storms, lightning strikes can cause fatalities …but what happens to the survivors?…

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