Scombroid poisoning occurs after the ingestion of fish with high histamine levels due to improper processing or storage. One of the most common causes of morbidity associated with fish intake
Tick paralysis is a rare life-threatening disorder caused by envenoming from ixodid tick bites. Can cause respiratory paralysis
Having a toothpick fish (the Candiru) take a detour up your urethra doesn’t really bear thinking about. Apparently the worst thing that can happen to a parasite is to end up inside the wrong host…
Early use of high-dose insulin euglycemic therapy (HIET) for verapamil toxicity (Calcium channel blocker toxicity)
Slides from my presentation on Marine Injuries at the annual meeting of the Texas Medical Association. EBM Gone Wild Lectures Spider Bites that aren’t MRSA Fish Poisoning Centipedes, caterpillars and other creepy crawlies Toxmed 2014 Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) TCEP
Redback spider bites are of decent medical importance, if you live in Australia or any of the places they’ve been carried to by humans. Their venom inflicts you with pain that can be local, regional, or generalized. It can also cause systemic effects such as nausea, vomiting, headache, or malaise. Due to this, Australian researchers […]
Cyproheptadine is a histamine and serotonin antagonist with anticholinergic properties. It has been advocated for control of symptoms in mild-to-moderate serotonin syndrome.
Calcium – useful antidote for calcium channel blockers, hydrofluoric acid exposure to skin or systemic fluorosis, ethylene glycol (hypocalcaemia), hyperkalaemia and iatrogenic hypermagnesaemia.