Browsing: Toxicology

Bleach can be found in most homes and workplaces across America. This broad, easy availability makes it a candidate for potentially toxic ingestions. When should you assess for structural damage?
Can you recognize severe valproate overdose? Understanding VPA pharmacokinetics is essential to help guide your treatment plan.
The CDC is tracking reports of poisonings caused by brodifacoum-laced synthetic marijuana (aka "spice").
Toxicology is a hidden gem in the world of emergency medicine subspecialties. What exactly does a toxicologist do? You might be surprised.
Social media has given rise to viral dares ranging from silly to outright dangerous. Be ready for these "challenges" to arrive in your ED.
Nitrous oxide toxicity is an uncommonly encountered patient complaint in the ED; however, it is a diagnosis to remember as street use surges.
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