Browsing: Medications

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?
Can you recognize severe valproate overdose? Understanding VPA pharmacokinetics is essential to help guide your treatment plan.
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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
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Take-Home Naloxone: Preventing Death in an Era of Abuse The United States is in the midst of an opioid epidemic, resulting in a significant increase in overdose deaths.1 From 2000 to 2014, there was
Bupropion: Skinny Happy Drug or Toxicologic Menace? A 24-year-old woman with a history of bulimia and depression is brought to the emergency department by ambulance. The patient is agitated and unab
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Small, but Deadly: Nine Pediatric Toxic Ingestions that Can be Fatal at Low Doses Part 1. Single-Pill Killers Introduction In this issue of EM Resident we present Part One in a two-part series on tox
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Metformin-Associated Lactic Acidosis Case A 52-year-old woman with a history of diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, neuropathy, and frequent urinary tract infections arrives by ambulance for prog