Browsing: Toxicology

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Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: The Anti-Munchies Introduction "The munchies” is a common term familiar to both casual and chronic marijuana users that amusingly describes the appetite-stimulating
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X: The Toxidrome Note: Incorrect author information appeared in the print edition and has been corrected here. We apologize for the error and confusion. A 24-year-old female is brought into your ED b
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ED Management of Calcium-Channel Blocker, Beta Blocker, and Digoxin Toxicity From the February 2014 issue of Emergency Medicine Practice, “EMP – Emergency Department Management of Calcium-Channel Blo
Uncomfortably Numb: Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity and Treatment Case Scenario You are in the middle of a busy shift when you receive a pre-hospital call that EMS is 15 minutes out with an active
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Small, but Deadly: Part 2 Remember that 22-month-old girl from the last issue? Well, armed with the information from the last article, you now  feel ready to treat any of her potential medication ing
Dangerous Elements: The Story of Lead and its Toxic Effects A brief history In the roaring twenties, New York City was known to have the United States' premier forensic toxicology lab. Appointed in 1
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Small, but Deadly: Nine Pediatric Toxic Ingestions that Can be Fatal at Low Doses Part 1. Single-Pill Killers Introduction In this issue of EM Resident we present Part One in a two-part series on tox
Scorpion's Sting Christine Huang, MD, EM Pediatric Resident, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ Background There are over 1,500 species of scorpions worldwide, of which only about 50 are dangerous eno
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Metformin-Associated Lactic Acidosis Case A 52-year-old woman with a history of diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, neuropathy, and frequent urinary tract infections arrives by ambulance for prog
Understanding Alcoholic Ketoacidosis A 49-year-old male with a history of alcohol abuse presents to the ED with complaints of generalized abdominal pain and vomiting for the last 36 hours. The patien