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Toxic antiarrhythmic polypharmacy: calcium channel blocker and beta blocker overdose
Salicylate toxicity in unusual detail
Assessment of poisoning in pregnancy, in childhood, and in old age with renal impairment
Influence of chronic renal failure on critical illness
Salicylate overdose, with a characteristic blood gas
The characteristic biochemistry of propofol infusion syndrome
Toxic alcohols: mechanisms and management of methanol toxicity
Snake bite envenomation
Paracetamol toxicity, management of acute liver failure, and criteria for transplantation.
Iron poisoning - clinical features and a detailed discussion of management
Organophosphate poisoning: clinical features, antidotes, cholinesterase mixing studies.
Digoxin toxicity (in some considerable detail).
The pharmacology of phenytoin, in ridiculous detail.
Activated charcoal-induced bowel obstruction (CT image)
Pharmacokinetic changes in critical illness: absorption and clearance
Use of activated charcoal in toxicology; role of dialysis and haemoperfusion
Propofol infusion syndrome. Risk factors, laboratory evidence, management.
Iron poisoning - clinical signs, investigations, characteristic ABG findings
Outline the role of vasopressin and its analogues in the critically ill patient.>
A summary of toxins and their antidotes
Tricyclic antidepressant overdose: role of sodium bicarbonate
Toxicological uses of dialysis and haemoperfusion
Ideal body weight, and the influence of morbid obesity on pharmacokinetics.
Comparative pharmacology of inotropes and vasopressors
Propofol vs. dexmedetomidine: Comparative pharmacology of sedatives and analgesics
Antibiotic pharmacology: ceftriaxone, gentamicin and meropenem.
Calcium channel blocker overdose ... compared with a beta-blocker overdose.
Pharmacology of antiarrhythmic drugs: compare lignocaine, amiodarone and magnesium sulfate.
Adverse drug reactions
Immediate management of the undifferentiated overdose: the "Toxicological Primary Survey"
Decontamination following overdose: charcoal, PEG, lavage, etc...
Supportive management of the overdose: part of the "Toxicological Primary Survey"
Comparative pharmacology of sedatives and analgesics: ketamine vs. morphine vs. dexmedetomidine.
Comparative pharmacology of inotropes and vasopressors - dobutamine vs levosimendan
Sodium valproate toxicity.
Malignant hyperthermia - diagnostic features, complications and treatment
Comparative pharmacology of sedatives and analgesics used to control raised intracranial pressure.
Decontamination following overdose.
Comparative pharmacology of sedatives and analgesics : tramadol, celecoxib and ketamine
Drug withdrawal states: classical syndromes and their management
Corrosive ingestion: what might be the possible complications