Browsing: Toxicology

Toxicology is a hidden gem in the world of emergency medicine subspecialties. What exactly does a toxicologist do? You might be surprised.
Social media has given rise to viral dares ranging from silly to outright dangerous. Be ready for these "challenges" to arrive in your ED.
Nitrous oxide toxicity is an uncommonly encountered patient complaint in the ED; however, it is a diagnosis to remember as street use surges.
Every few months a new challenge becomes a viral sensation on social media. One of these challenges - eating a laundry detergent pod - has led to an incredible uptick in potential poisonings (35 times
Anhydrous Caffeine: The Other White Powder One teaspoon of anhydrous caffeine may equal approximately 25-28 cups of coffee, which can be deadly. Caffeine, formally known as (1,3,7-trimethylxanthine),
Contemporary Caffeinated Complaints The Drug Abuse Warning Network found that from 2005 to 2011, the number of ED visits for caffeine increased from 1,500 a year to more than 20,000. Today’s caffeine
It's Getting HOT in Here! A Review of Serotonin Syndrome You are called to evaluate a 74-year-old woman who was found by her daughter, confused and unable to get out of bed. The patient's only medica
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Health Policy Journal Club: The Front Lines of the Opioid Epidemic Mandating use of prescription drug monitoring programs cuts opioids by up to 10% Opioid prescriptions in the United States have been
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Atrial Fibrillation after Naloxone Administration: A Rare Complication of Opioid Reversal Background Naloxone is a widely used antidote critical in reversing the lethal effect of respiratory depressi
Chemical Warfare Agents Today, chemical warfare agents (CWAs) may pose a greater hazard to civilians than soldiers. The threat of chemical warfare is hardly novel. Traditionally used by armies to bre