Browsing: Toxicology

Post-pandemic vacations are picking up steam - and outdoor getaways remain popular. Are you ready to handle bites, stings, and other envenomations?
NSAIDs are the most commonly used class of drugs in the world. They possess analgesic, antipyretic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Its GI side effects are most apparent and well-documented and can
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have become the preferred anticoagulant medication for patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism. However, recent c
Caustic ingestions cause either coagulative (acidic substance) or liquefactive (alkaline substance) necrosis. Management and treatment include observation, labs, imaging, endoscopy, and may require mo
Antidysrhythmic drugs are broadly categorized into Vaughan-Williams classifications, and their effects should be carefully noted.
Recognizing alpha 2-agonist overdose and distinguishing it from other etiologies of bradycardia and hypotension is critically important.
With the wide-ranging presentations seen among COVID-19 patients, it can be easy to miss other conditions.
Lung injuries associated with electronic cigarettes (aka vaping) are on the rise, especially among teens. With a higher risk of addiction and weaker regulations, vaping can be cause for concern.
Nerve agents are one of the most terrifying weapons of war. With many direct pathophysiologic effects, the psychological terror they instill is often the intent of their use. Emergency medicine provid
Although spider bite is a common complaint in the ED, systemic loxoscelism is a rare and deadly consequence of undiagnosed brown recluse bites. Use the NOT RECLUSE mnemonic to keep from missing it.