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A risk assessment based approach to the management of acute poisoning
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A rationale approach to the management of the poisoned patient is outlined that emphasises the importance of early risk assessment and should be used in the setting of a health system designed to optimise the medical and psychosocial care of the poisoning patient. Expand
Severity of Irukandji syndrome and nematocyst identification from skin scrapings
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Skin scrapings in patients presenting to Cairns Base Hospital with marine stings are examined to identify the causative jellyfish species and to describe clinical outcomes of those with Irukandji syndrome and those in whom nematocysts were identified from skin scrapings. Expand
Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine
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For the first time this edition now comes with a complete and enhanced electronic version, providing a richer learning experience and making rapid reference easier than ever before, anytime, anywhere. Expand
Thrombotic microangiopathy from Australian brown snake (Pseudonaja) envenoming
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Australian brown snake envenoming causes a venom‐induced consumptive coagulopathy (VICC) and a proportion of cases go on to develop thrombotic microangiopathy characterized byThrombocytopenia,microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia and acute renal failure (ARF). Expand
Life-Threatening Cardiac Failure in a Healthy Young Female with Irukandji Syndrome
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This case provides further evidence that there are jellyfish other than the Irukandji jellyfish that can cause cardiac decompensation, and there is a suggestion that application of a pressure immobilization bandage may worsen the envenomation. Expand
A year's experience of Irukandji envenomation in far north Queensland
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Patients with Irukandji envenomation were more likely to be stung on hotter days, with lower‐than-average rainfall in the past seven days, and with winds from the north, but less‐than‐average wind speed. Expand
Jellyfish envenoming syndromes: unknown toxic mechanisms and unproven therapies
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Current knowledge of these envenoming syndromes, mechanisms of venom action and therapy, focusing on the deadly box jellyfish, Chironex fleckeri, and the array of jellyfish thought to cause the Irukandji syndrome are reviewed. Expand
Intracerebral hemorrhage and death after envenoming by the jellyfish Carukia barnesi
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This is the first case of a death because of Irukandji syndrome where the jellyfish Carukia barnesi has been demonstrated to the causative creature. Expand
Irukandji Taskforce guidelines for the emergency management of Irukandji syndrome
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Irukandji syndrome is described as a tropical marine sting followed in 15-40 mins by significant systemic symptoms of pain, agitation, restlessness, and clinically associated with signs of catecholamine excess. Expand
Toxicology case of the month: carbamazepine overdose
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A 29-year-old woman presents shortly after a massive overdose of carbamazepine controlled-release tablets and is electively intubated to safely enable gastrointestinal decontamination with nasogastric activated charcoal. Expand
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