Browsing: Toxicology

The classic story of GHB intoxication you may see in your ED — “you are about to intubate a comatose patient and they wake up suddenly.” What next?
Go beyond the classically considered androgenic hormones. This review describes some of the non-steroidal PEDs of abuse that may present to the emergency department setting and potential challenges in
A targeted look at the effects of radiation sickness and what measures to take for decontamination and initial treatment.
This OTC anxiolytic might cause you a little anxiety in cases of overdose. Here's an overview on how to help affected patients.
Patients with alcohol use disorder commonly present to the ED critically ill, with myriad underlying pathologies. Alcoholic ketoacidosis (AKA) should be considered in anyone with prolonged and/or bing
Naloxone is a potent opioid receptor antagonist with an excellent safety profile and ability to reverse opioid-associated respiratory depression. Is it as effective when you're faced with patients in
Hemodialysis is the definitive modality of lithium clearance in severe toxicity. In early overdose, however, whole bowel irrigation may prevent lithium absorption and subsequent toxicity if mental sta
Flecainide overdose is a rare but serious toxic ingestion. Treatment includes the aggressive administration of sodium bicarbonate and a low threshold to initiate ILE or ECMO.
Hydrofluoric acid is found in a variety of products and used in multiple industries, so exposure, while not exceedingly common, is not rare. Know how to treat HF toxicity and prevent contamination amo
As kratom becomes more ubiquitous in the United States, a growing body of literature calls into question the safety of this herbal supplement.