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Plight of emergency medicine in Pakistan

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Emergency healthcare in Pakistan has faced neglect to the point where the total number of trained emergency specialists could manage to reach only...

Beer potomania syndrome (Hyponatremia)

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Beer potomania is a syndrome of binge drinking, poor nutritional intake, and profound hyponatremia. Etiology Hyponatremia is due to a large consumption of beer (which has...

Hyperglycemia and Diabetic Ketoacidosis

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(Diabetic Ketoacidosis) DKA Diabetic Ketoacidosis occurs as a result of severe insulin insufficiency and an excess of counter-regulatory hormones (e.g glucagon).  It usually presents itself...

Acute pancreatitis

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Inflammatory process ranges from mild oedema to necrosis of pancreas & peripancreatic tissues.  Clinically it presents as abrupt onset of epigastric pain, frequently with...

Snake Bites and their emergency treatment

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 Snake venom contains many polypeptides including phospholipase, hyaluronidase and adenosine triphosphates.Clinical Manifestation:Determine whether bites are caused by a venomous or a non-venomous snake. Venomous...