Browsing: Toxicology

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
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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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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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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.