Browsing: Toxicology

Patients with alcohol use disorder commonly present to the ED critically ill, with myriad underlying pathologies. Alcoholic ketoacidosis (AKA) should be considered in anyone with prolonged and/or bing
Naloxone is a potent opioid receptor antagonist with an excellent safety profile and ability to reverse opioid-associated respiratory depression. Is it as effective when you're faced with patients in
Hemodialysis is the definitive modality of lithium clearance in severe toxicity. In early overdose, however, whole bowel irrigation may prevent lithium absorption and subsequent toxicity if mental sta
Hydrofluoric acid is found in a variety of products and used in multiple industries, so exposure, while not exceedingly common, is not rare. Know how to treat HF toxicity and prevent contamination amo
As kratom becomes more ubiquitous in the United States, a growing body of literature calls into question the safety of this herbal supplement.
Flecainide overdose is a rare but serious toxic ingestion. Treatment includes the aggressive administration of sodium bicarbonate and a low threshold to initiate ILE or ECMO.
Excited delirium syndrome is a common yet poorly characterized ED presentation with a wide differential diagnosis. Patients are often identified initially by law enforcement, but attempts to control i
The prompt identification of a potential environmental toxin allows for early treatment and management. Specific identification as well as recognition of pertinent signs and symptoms are important ski
If you ask people who frequent music festivals, concerts, and clubs, they’ll tell you MDMA (aka ecstasy or molly) is a safe drug. If you see the results of MDMA toxicity, you might disagree.
Medical toxicology is a field with diverse - and sometimes disparate - career options. Find out more from Ken Katz, editor-in-chief of the EMRA and ACMT Medical Toxicology Guide.