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STUDY OBJECTIVES Although effective procedures for the prevention of tetanus have long been available, serosurveys done since 1977 demonstrate that 49% to 66% of the elderly population lacks a protective antitoxin level (more than 0.01 IU/mL). This study was undertaken to assess the tetanus immunization status of patients presenting to an emergency(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the epidemiology of injuries sustained during the 2009 season at Whistler Mountain Bike Park. METHODS A retrospective chart review was performed of injured bike park cyclists presenting to the Whistler Health Clinic between May 16 and October 12, 2009. RESULTS Of 898 cases, 86% were male (median age, 26 years), 68.7% were Canadian,(More)
An albuterol (salbutamol) sulphate solution was successfully administered endotracheally to a 67-year-old woman suffering severe bronchospasm and impending ventilatory arrest secondary to asthma. Following two doses of endotracheal albuterol her clinical status and arterial blood gases improved dramatically. She was extubated shortly after and had an(More)
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