Browsing: Toxicology

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.
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.