Jessica A Fulton

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Although steroids are usually withheld in grades I and III esophageal burns, controversy continues regarding their use in grade II burns. Two analyses, including data from 1956-1991 and 1991-2003, respectively, disagreed in their therapeutic recommendations. Our objective is to re-evaluate the usefulness of steroids in grade II(More)
Tiagabine is an antiepileptic drug used as adjunctive therapy for partial seizures that is believed to selectively inhibit the presynaptic reuptake of gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA). We describe a case of a tiagabine overdose that resulted in status epilepticus (SE) in a patient with no seizure history. A 14-year-old girl with a history of asthma presented(More)
Rizatriptan and zolmitriptan are both used to relieve acute migraine and cluster headaches. The mechanism of action is similar to the other triptans, in that they reverse abnormal cerebral vasodilation through their activity as 5-HT1B receptor agonists. Triptan-induced vasoconstriction is attributed to its activity on peripheral 5-HT1B receptors and has(More)
Droperidol (DROP) is used in the emergency department (ED) for several indications, but its effect on psychomotor performance is unclear. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of DROP, 2.5 mg intramuscular (IM), on driving performance. This was a randomized, double-blinded, two-period, placebo-controlled crossover trial that utilized a(More)