Liesl A Curtis

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Nine cases of symptomatic bradycardia are presented in which treatment with intravenous glucagon was administered when atropine failed to improve the patient's condition significantly. Although the cause often was not obvious at presentation, all nine subjects took oral medications that could have contributed to the development of symptomatic bradycardia.(More)
Clozapine (Clozaril) and olanzapine (Zyprexa) are two relatively new atypical antipsychotics that are structurally and pharmacologically related. There are currently no therapeutic indications for these pharmaceuticals in infants and toddlers.Presumably, as the usage of these medications in adults increases, the frequency of unintentional pediatric(More)
AUR is a commonly seen genitourinary emergency. It has many etiologies, including obstructive, neurogenic, pharmacologic, and extraurinary causes. Treatment is immediate bladder decompression by transurethral catheterization and treatment of the provoking etiology. Urinary incontinence is less commonly seen as a presenting complaint in the ED. For the(More)
Topical anesthetics are found in a variety of prescription and non-prescription preparations, from teething gels to hemorrhoid creams. In 2003, there were 8576 exposures to local/topical anesthetics reported to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, with 67% of cases in the age group younger than 6 years old. This report reviews the available(More)
Cardiac electrical storm has been described as three or more distinct episodes of ventricular fibrillation or hemodynamically destabilizing ventricular tachycardia in a 24-h period, typically requiring treatment with electrical cardioversion or defibrillation. We report the case of a 45-year-old man who presented to the Emergency Department with idiopathic(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of 2 potential endothelin (ET)-1 antagonists in blocking the contractile responses of equine colonic vessels to increasing concentrations of ET-1. SAMPLE POPULATION Mesenteric vessels from 6 clinically healthy horses. PROCEDURE Colonic vessels (arterial and venous rings) were placed in organ baths with oxygenated(More)
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