Drugs of Abuse: The Outliers
Dr. Jacob C. Martin, M.D., summarizes his lecture on Beta-Blocker & Calcium Channel Blocker Toxicity.
Dr. Jacob C. Martin, M.D., discusses Hydrocarbon Toxicity
A 23 year old female is brought in by a friend after an intentional overdose of approximately 25 tabs of diphenhydramine one hour prior in a suicide attempt. Which toxidrome is that again? What do I need to be worried about? Is there an antidote??? Read on for answers!
A 32 yo male suffering from dental pain for the past several days presents to the ED complaining of abdominal pain. He notes ingesting large quantities of acetaminophen for the pain. Your triage nurse notes he is hypoxic on RA at 86%, but oddly this does not rise when the patient is placed on oxygen....
Dr. Rothenberg, M.D., evaluates these two studies to answer this question.
Bupropion, most commonly sold as Wellbutrin, has many uses ranging from depression to smoking cessation. It comes, however, with several side effects we should be aware of and some scary effects when taken in overdose. In this post, we review this medication, the risks associated with it, and how to manage an overdose.
A 55 year old farmer presents to the ED with disorientation. He is drooling and short of breath.
A 45 year old man presents to your ED with facial flushing, an itchy rash, nausea and vomiting about 30 minutes after eating at a seafood restaurant in NYC. He says he ordered a peppery tasting fish. Vital signs are as follows: T: 99.8F, HR 105, BP 110/70.