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Tramadol? Think of it more as ‘Tramadont’

In Featured by Shahbaz Syed1 Comment

Ok, I’ll concede that title is pretty bad, but I felt my usual name for Tramadol (Tramacrap), just didn’t seem as appropriate for a headline. Dad jokes aside, Tramadol is a synthetic opioid that entered the Canadian market in 2005, and has seen widespread uptake and use. Unfortunately, Tramadol has not been the miracle drug that we anticipated it would be, as is fraught with harms. Alarmingly, despite a host of problems associated …

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Case Report: Toxin-Induced Cardiac Arrest in Game of Thrones

In Case Series, Medical Concepts by Will WuLeave a Comment

King Joffrey I Baratheon was found in respiratory distress by his mother, Cersei Lannister, and Jaime Lannister during his wedding to Margaery Tyrell. As this was the wedding for the King of the Seven Kingdoms, numerous guests and bystanders were present. The patient was eating a traditional pigeon pie and drinking from a glass of wine poured by Tyrion Lannister immediately prior to developing symptoms of dry mouth, severe cough, and shortness of …

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CAEP GeMES | Rate of Milestone Attainment in Male Versus Female Emergency Medicine Residents

In Education & Quality Improvement, Great Evidence in Medical education Summary (GEMeS) by Laura WeingartenLeave a Comment

Crystal is a 3rd year EM resident who is meeting with her program director at her mid-year feedback session to discuss her progress. After she finishes the meeting and is reassured that she is achieving all of her clinical milestones thus far, she grabs dinner with the other 3rd year EM residents in her program. As they all discuss their progress, she realizes that all of the male residents were told in their …