Monthly Archives: August 2012

Calcium in Digoxin Toxicity

The use of calcium for digoxin toxicity has long been reported to cause fatal arrhythmias and possibly stone heart (contraction band necrosis), but the origin of this theory has been based on sporadic case reports.  A recent retrospective article by … Continue reading

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Fresh Whole Blood Transfusion

What would you do if placed in an environment or situation in which laboratory prepared blood components such as packed red blood cells, fresh frozen plasma and platelets were unavailable when a trauma patient needed it?

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