Browsing: Toxicology

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Marijuana, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), and CBD (cannabidiol) products are becoming increasingly popularized and legalized in our society. With the proliferation of these products’ use also comes accid
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Western pygmy rattlesnake envenomations are a rare occurrence but should not be underestimated, as they cause significant morbidity. FabAV, also known as CroFab® (generic: crotalidae polyvalent immune
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Warfarin-induced skin necrosis (WISN) is a rare condition thought to be due to microvascular thrombosis and ischemia and is commonly related to protein C deficiency. Recognition of WISN is critical to
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The urine drug screen is a widely used, but imperfect, diagnostic test. Because of its potential flaws, it should not be used out of context or in isolation, but it remains a valuable test in the tool
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The ramifications of military fuel leaks extend beyond environmental disasters to acute exposures/ingestions and chronic toxicity. With more than 450 military bases in the United States, many of which
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Acute salt ingestion should be rapidly corrected to reduce serum osmolality. This can be done with an infusion of hypotonic solutions, such as 5% dextrose in water (D5W), with a goal reduction of 1 mm
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Buprenorphine has been shown to be a safe and effective medication in multiple settings with extensive research on both unobserved induction and physician-observed induction. Emerging evidence suggest
At toxic doses, tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) cause blockade of sodium channels, muscarinic receptors, and alpha-adrenergic receptors. Slowed ventricular contraction, tachycardia, and vasodilation
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Second-generation antipsychotics are becoming more commonly used because of their safety profiles. Nevertheless, this case demonstrates a risk of QTc prolongation and torsades de pointes with olanzapi
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Climate health and public health are linked in ways that become more obvious every year. In this context, we will summarize the marine toxins that are sending more patients to the emergency department