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…

GI Decontamination

Case: 37-year-old M presenting with obtundation and possible seizure-like activity after a large overdose of sustained-release bupropion (Wellbutrin XL), gabapentin, and other unknown medications. Given the severity of this patient’s…

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…

Painless Jaundice

Case Summary: 22 y/o M no pmh p/w painless jaundice x 5 days in the setting of recent febrile illness 1 week prior and taking Tylenol 1g q6h for several days. Physical exam was positive for jaundice, otherwise normal. Notable lab findings i…

Serotonin Syndrome

Agents that Can Precipitate Serotonin Syndrome Cocaine MDMA Tramadol Cyclobenzaprine Dextromethorphan St. John’s Wort MAOI Fentanyl Treatment for serotonin syndrome involves supportive care, discontinuing the offending agent, and prov…

Reach for the COWS

Your patient in intake is miserable. Doubled over, complaining of pain everywhere, sweating, ill-appearing but not unstable. He tells you that the last time he used heroin was two nights ago, and he is asking for help. How do you treat this…

June 2024