Category Archives: Neurological

OXY’s LOG – ‘Sux it, don’t stroke it…’

Succinylcholine and the hemiplegic patient (This is a follow-up post to a previous blog regarding Suxamethonium and neurological disorders). The hemiplegic patient does indeed present a risk. There are a number of case reports of stroke patients arresting on the … Continue reading

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OXY’s LOG – ‘It totally sux…’

Suxamethonium and neurological disorders Case: A relatively innocuous case concerning the transportation of a Parkinson’s disease1 sufferer lead onto that age-old discussion about our old friend the depolarising neuromuscular blocker2 and which weird and wonderful neurological or neuomuscular problems it could or … Continue reading

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OXY’s LOG – ‘Please put me to sleep…’

Analgesia for the head injured patient Case: A young adult attempted hanging victim with a decreased GCS was intubated and ventilated at a referring hospital. He required interhospital retrieval to a tertiary care facility. On arrival the team noted the patient … Continue reading

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OXY’s LOG – ‘Not your typical anti-psychotic’

Quetiapine Overdose Case: A young adult male was found comatosed after suspected overdose. His regular medications included quetiapine.  He required interhospital retrieval to a tertiary care facility. He was intubated and ventilated but required only minimal sedation. Challenge: To discover … Continue reading

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OXY’s LOG – Subarachnoid haemorrhage

Case: A middle aged male with acute subarachnoid haemorrhage presents to a hospital emergency department with a depressed conscious level following a sudden onset headache. He becomes increasingly unresponsive and requires intubation. A head CT reveals acute subarachnoid haemorrhage with … Continue reading

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