Browsing: Toxicology

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
Tripping off Trumpets: Diagnosis and Management of Jimson Weed Toxicity A 16-year-old male is brought to the emergency department for confusion and hallucinations for the past hour. Two hours prior t
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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
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Don't Kid Around: SGLT-2 Inhibitors and the Risk for Euglycemic DKA A 62-year-old female presents with cough and generalized weakness for one day. She has no other symptoms and physical exam is unrem