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Cerebral oedema in childhood diabetic ketoacidosis: is treatment a factor?(Review)
March 1, 2004... Cerebral oedema (CO) is the most dreaded complication of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in children. Despite advances in many areas of the management of DKA, the mortality from CO has remained constant for decades. This rare disorder, complicating about 1% of cases of DKA in children, is...
Introduction of the Taser into British policing. Implications for UK emergency departments: an overview of electronic weaponry.(Review)
March 1, 2004... The Taser is a development of the stun gun. It has recently been introduced into British policing as a "less lethal" weapon to fill the operational gap between the baton and the gun for controlling potentially dangerous and violent suspects. It is inevitable that "tasered" victims will be...
Heliox for asthma in the emergency department: a review of the literature.(Review)
March 1, 2004... January 2002 saw the relaunch by BOC of Heliox, a gaseous mixture of helium and oxygen, for the use in a wide range of respiratory conditions. Despite a lapse of over 65 years since it was first used, and a large number of studies and case reports advocating its use, it remains an enigma,...
Personal view: a day in the life of an emergency physician at war; the reality of emergency medicine in the war arena.(War)
March 1, 2004... I would not regard myself as superstitious, but 13 April 2003 was not what I would call a lucky day. It was the 22nd day of the ground war in Iraq and I was the officer in command of the emergency department of 34 Field Hospital. Seventeen days previously this had moved into Iraq in support...
Anaphylaxis gets the adrenaline going; adrenaline and now atropine for anaphylactic shock.(Anaphylaxis)
March 1, 2004... Anaphylaxis today still generates as much excitement, fear, rhetoric, and ripostes as it must have done for Charles Richet and Paul Portier at the turn of the 19th century. While they were guests on board Prince Albert of Monaco's yacht in the Mediterranean, they reported on their...