Calcium Channel Overdose

For those who could not make it to VMR, we went over a truly sick calcium channel blocker overdose case. If not, here’s a quick rundown, and a link to the slides.   Briefly, the case was a 17-year-old female who reportedly overdosed on 60 m…

Activated Charcoal in Brief

Activated Charcoal: A Quick Summary of a Summary inspired by Dr. Ahra Cho With all the Tox VMRs going on, we often turn to activated charcoal as a method of decontamination, but we don’t often talk about how exactly activated charcoal…

Amanita Mushroom Toxicity

“You must grow like a tree, not like a mushroom.” -Janet Erskine Stuart   Amanita genus mushrooms cause a deadly toxidrome. Mortality is cited as 10-30%. The mushrooms can be identified by dots or scales on the cap. Cooking…

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome

@JoePinero – Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) is a rare diagnosis to make but can save a lot of time and frustration if you can make it. It is typically seen in young males who are frequent users of marijuana, presenting with se…

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