Category Archives: Cases

CODE BROWN: PERICARDIOCENTESIS

This summer a patient was admitted to our mid-tier hospital semi-unconcious with severe hypotension and tachycardia. He had a massive history of heart disease and had been complaining of recurring chest pains for three days before suddenly collapsing at home.

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CODE BROWN: TENSION PNEUMOTHORAX

We were in the ICU working on a intubated septic patient and had just managed to stabilize his hemodynamics.  Then one of the  nurses noticed how the tidal volumes on the ventilator were decreasing. Blood pressure and sats dropped gently … Continue reading

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IT IS ALWAYS THE QUIET ONES

One warm summer night here in Norway, we responded to a fire on a day-cruiser anchored just 20 metres from shore. The five people on board had a wild party going on, when a petrol stove tipped over and the … Continue reading

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DENGUE

In a recent issue of annals of emergency medicine a french group in Martinique has reviewed the symtoms of patients with dengue fever on arrival to the ED. It seems to be endemic over there so the authors can present … Continue reading

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CASE: BLÖDNINGSCHOCK

Patienten på bilden har kritiska skador och stora inre blödningar efter en trafikolycka. Han kastades ur sin bil och klämdes fast mellan bilens tak och marken. Han var fastklämd i några minuter innan fyra-fem av hans vänner fick loss honom. 

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