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Official account for the FRCPC Emergency Medicine program at the University of Toronto. Tweets for discussion and learning, not medical advice.
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Sam Ghali May 19
This is what Epiglottis Camouflage looks like. If you can't see - do not advance blindly. Suction, methodically advance, find Epiglottis!
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Blair Bigham May 17
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EM UofT May 16
In lithium's +++ nonspecific and multi-system clinical picture, remember that first and foremost, Li+ is neurotoxic. Use this as your anchor
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EM UofT May 16
Lithium toxicity does not correlate well with lithium level. Beware the clinically sick patient with low Li+ level.
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EM UofT May 16
Be aware: a high CK in the absence of myoglobinuria does not exclude rhabdo. Myo's half-life is far shorter than the period of CK elevation.
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EM UofT May 16
Doing a CK in your sympathomimetic patients is critical since clinical symptoms correlate poorly with the level. Don't miss rhabdo!
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WHO May 16
Replying to @WHO
Suicide is the 3rd cause of death for , with 67,000 deaths a year. Suicides are largely preventable
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EM UofT May 16
The 'hot and crazy' toxidrome includes several drugs. Use their 1/2lives + clinical course to determine which. E.g. Meth >>> cocaine
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Sam Ghali May 13
Lack of pleural sliding on Lung U/S usually = , but not always. These are extensive Bullae - there is No Pneumo!
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Lucas Chartier May 12
Reviving committee on and at . If u want 2work 2improve pt care in Canadian EDs all together, let me know!
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Anton Helman May 13
New EM Cases Summaries App just launched in itunes app store:
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Ahmed Taher May 9
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Bob Hoffman MD May 8
ASA poisoning - dont intubate and paralyze without matching minute ventilation. ACIDEMIA KILLS. Get ABG rapidly and adjust vent!
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EM UofT May 9
Replying to @markwoodcroft
Correct!
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EM UofT May 9
Huge comeback at Academic Day Tox Jeopardy for Team 2. Final jeopardy: withdrawal of ______ will give symptoms of NMS. Twitter, any guesses?
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Alia Dh May 7
It was a cold day at the , but the medical response team loved cheering people on from the finishing line!
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Sam Ghali May 6
Hemorrhagic Tamponade Different causes, same result. Blood enters the pericardial sac smothering the heart!
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Lauren Westafer May 4
Abnormal or "ischemic appearing" ecgs aren't always ACS-beware of anchoring
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Sara Gray May 3
Many ICU's track re-intubation rates as a quality indicator.
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EM UofT May 3
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