Tagged ‘Toxicology’

Journal Review

Pulmonary Complications of Opioid Overdose Treated with Naloxone

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Pulmonary complications after opioid overdose include: non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema, aspiration pneumonia/pneumonitis and acute respiratory distress syndrome. Multiple mechanisms have been proposed for these complications. These complications have been described in opioid overdose both with and without Naloxone administration.
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Akathisia

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An overview of akathisia: easily missed and easily exacerbated in the ED.
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Alcoholic Ketoacidosis

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An overview of ketoacidosis, a diagnosis that can be easily missed.
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Digoxin Toxicity

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We take a look at one of our favorite cardiac glycosides.
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Hyperbaric oxygen for acute carbon monoxide poisoning

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Carbon monoxide is one of the most common causes of fatal poisoning through either intentional or unintentional exposure and accounts for almost 50,000 emergency departments per year. (Sircar 2015, PMID: 26032660) It is an odorless,
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Wernicke Encephalopathy

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This post explores Wernicke Encephalopathy with a focus on diagnosis and management.
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