Browsing: Toxicology

Although substance-induced rhabdomyolysis has been widely reported, the progression to compartment syndrome is not frequently encountered and usually of multifactorial etiology. Rapid recognition of t
BRASH syndrome is an uncommon but often fatal condition in which an acute renal injury initiates a vicious cycle of bradycardia, hyperkalemia, hypotension and worsening renal failure in patients who t
Emergency physicians, tactical medical providers, and other first responders are tasked with taking care of those who become injured or ill in mass gatherings that turn violent. Hydrofluoric acid expo
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.