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Queen’s Gambit Case Report: Pediatric Benzodiazepine Overdose

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Patient Presentation Beth Harmon is a 9-year-old female who presented to the ED from the Methuen Home, an orphanage, after a witnessed ingestion of “green pills” or Xanzolam. As reported by Headmistress Helen Deardorff, she swallowed at least a handful of the drug after stealing it from the orphanage’s pill jar. She then lost consciousness and fell off the chair she was standing on, dropping and shattering the pill jar. We are unable …

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

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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 …