Browsing: Toxicology

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
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Mad as a Hatter: Physostigmine for Delirium Control in Anticholinergic Toxicity A 34-year-old female with a history of bipolar disorder, depression, and multiple previous suicide attempts is brought
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Weeding through the Effects of Marijuana Legalization Legalization of marijuana has become a heated topic in the United States as 8 states and Washington, D.C., have legalized it for recreational use
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Poisoned Pump: Management of Calcium Channel Blocker Toxicity A 46-year-old male with a history of hypertension presents after an intentional overdose of 500 mg of amlodipine 1 hour prior to arrival.
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The Danger of Weight Loss Supplements A 54-year-old male presents with a chief complaint of heat exhaustion. He is a truck driver who has been traveling across the country without air conditioning. P
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Gasping for Air: Albuterol-Induced Lactic Acidosis Pyruvate + NADH + H+  †” lactate + NAD+ Lactic acidosis is a commonly encountered phenomenon within the emergency department (ED). In the setting of
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