David L Eldridge

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APAP is likely to remain a common toxic exposure and continue to cause significant morbidity and mortality. To minimize the harm to patients, it is necessary for the clinician to be aware of the current diagnostic and therapeutic management of APAP poisoning. Despite the bulk of literature on APAP, management strategies are likely to continue to change as(More)
Acetaminophen (acetyl-para-amino-phenol or APAP), an antipyretic and analgesic, is a common component in hundreds of over-the-counter and prescription medications. The wide usage of this drug results in many potentially toxic exposures. It is therefore critical for the clinician to be comfortable with the diagnosis and treatment of APAP toxicity. Prompt(More)
Despite that drugs have widely varying indications for therapeutic use, many unrelated drugs share a common cardiac pharmacologic effect if taken in overdose. The purpose of this article is to group together agents that cause similar electrocardiographic effects,review their pharmacologic actions, and discuss the electrocardiographic findings reported in(More)
Paraquat is an herbicide that is highly toxic to humans. Pediatric ingestion has become uncommon in the United States because of preventative efforts. We report here an unintentional, fatal paraquat ingestion by an 8-year-old child. Storage in an inappropriate container, confusion between herbicide trade names, nonspecific symptoms, and a delay in follow-up(More)
Intravenous (IV) catheter placement in the pediatric patient population can be challenging. Many health care providers automatically choose IV fluid administration to treat dehydration, often not considering other routes. This article reviews the available literature on difficulties in obtaining IV access in the pediatric population and discusses(More)
This article examines the role of common laboratory tests in the evaluation of a poisoned patient. Numerous laboratory tests maybe useful to clinicians caring for poisoned patients. Clinicians should not order a broad range of tests indiscriminately, but rather thoughtfully consider appropriate tests. The results of the tests should be reviewed in the(More)
FLOOR-FRACTURED CRATERS. J. Korteniemi, D. L. Eldridge, T. Lough, L. Werblin, K. I. Singer and D. A. Kring, Astronomy, Department of Physics, University of Oulu, Finland (jarmo.korteniemi@oulu.fi), University of Colorado at Boulder, CO, USA, University at Buffalo, NY, USA, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, USA, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN,(More)
THROUGH SPACE AND TIME. T. Lough,J. Korteniemi, D. L. Eldridge, K. Singer, L. Werblin, and D. A. Kring, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY (talough@buffalo.edu), Astronomy, Department of Physics, University of Oulu, Finland,University of Colorado at Boulder, CO, Planetary Geoscience Institute, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, Mount Holyoke College,(More)
Pediatric patients present unique concerns in the field of medical toxicology. First, there are medicines that are potentially dangerous to small children, even when they are exposed to very small amounts. Clinicians should be wary of these drugs even when young patients present with accidental ingestions of apparently insignificant amounts. Next,(More)