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BET 4: IN PATIENTS WITH CLASSIC HEAT STROKE DOES ADDING TREATMENT WITH DANTROLENE IMPROVE OUTCOME?
  1. Rosa McNamara, Emergency Registrar,
  2. Damien Ryan, Specialist Registrar,
  3. Gerard McCarthy, Consultant
  1. Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland

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    Report by Rosa McNamara, Emergency Registrar

    Search checked by Damien Ryan, Specialist Registrar

    and Gerard McCarthy, Consultant

    Institution: Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland

    CLINICAL SCENARIO

    A 53-year-old man is brought in by ambulance from a nearby building site after a collapse, on an uncharacteristically hot day. In the resuscitation room he has a Glasgow coma score of 3. He is found to be warm and dry and to have a temperature of 42.3°C. You diagnose heat stroke and wonder if dantrolene would be a useful additional therapy …

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