Haff disease is a rare syndrome characterized by unexplained myalgia, rhabdomyolysis and myoglobinuria, within 24 hours of freshwater fish or crustacean ingestion
A 38 yr old male presents to your ED, 2 hours after ingesting an unknown quantity of amitriptyline (TCA) with a GCS of 13, HR 130, BP96/50. How do you proceed?
Addiction is potentially the most lethal disease we encounter in medical practice. As emergency healthcare providers we can have an enormous impact on 'years of life lost' by managing this illness well.
Florence Rena Sabin (1871 - 1953) was an American anatomist and medical researcher.
The ECG is important in the assessment and management of poisoned patients for: screening; diagnosis; prognosis; and monitoring progression to guide management and disposition
Ernest Septimus Reynolds (1861 - 1926) was an English physician.
Mees lines: white bands traversing the full width of the nail, running parallel to the lunula, with no palpable ridges. As the nail grows they bands move distally and finally disappear when trimmed. The finding was initially related to acute arsenic poisoning.
The patient from Toxicology Conundrum 055 with a massive valproate overdose arrives in the ICU, can you manage things from here?
A man presents with decreased level of consciousness following a probable ingestion of 96g of sodium valproate. Can you handle this toxicological emergency?
Anticholinergic Toxidrome was one of the first flashcards I designed. I wanted to make a play on the old mnemonic: mad as a hatter, hot as hell, red as a beat, dry as a bone, and blind as a bat.
I really enjoyed drawing the Cyanide Poisoning Antidotes flashcard. I really put Travis to the test by drawing out biochemistry pathways...