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Methoxyflurane- an alternative to opioid and NSAID analgesia in the Emergency Department?

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Introduction Methoxyflurane, also known as Penthrox, is an inhaled analgesic that was first used in the early 1960s for general anaesthesia.​1​ While initially popular, reports of serious side effects including hepatotoxicity and irreversible dose-dependent nephrotoxicity led to its reduced usage as a general anesthetic by the 1970s.​2​ Nevertheless, due to its non-opioid nature and short half-life, methoxyflurane has found new life as a short acting analgesic for moderate to severe pain in several …

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Introducing the CanadiEM Newsletter

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The CanadiEM team is excited to bring you a newly minted newsletter!  This regular feature will exhibit a handful of topical CanadiEM articles in a digestible format for your consumption.   We will be curating posts and infographics both past and present to highlight excellent content that you might have missed. To subscribe, simply click the link or follow the prompts on our home page.  Our first issue is included below.  We’re always …