Kenneth Darren Katz

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OBJECTIVE To describe birth outcomes following intentional acute poisoning during pregnancy. SETTING California Linked Vital Statistics-Patient Discharge Database, 2000 to 2004. PARTICIPANTS Pregnant women age 15 to 44, who had a singleton live birth or fetal death that occurred between gestational ages 20 and 42 weeks who were discharged from the(More)
BACKGROUND Acetaminophen (APAP) toxicity is commonly encountered in the Emergency Department. Until 2004, treatment consisted of either oral N-acetylcysteine (NAC) or filtered oral NAC administered intravenously (i.v.). Intravenous acetylcysteine (Acetadote) is a new Food and Drug Administration-approved i.v. formulation of acetylcysteine manufactured by(More)
Aripiprazole (Abilify), or 7-{4-[4-(2,3-dichlorophenyl)-1-piperazinyl]butyloxy}-3,4-dihydro-2(1H)-quinolone, is a novel atypical antipsychotic possessing a long half-life. Although not a Food and Drug Administration-approved indication, low-dose aripiprazole is used to treat pediatric psychiatric conditions. Data regarding toxicity of low-dose aripiprazole(More)
A 39-year-old woman intentionally ingested Amberes shoe dye containing both methanol and aniline. She subsequently developed life-threatening methanol poisoning, methemoglobinemia, hemolytic anemia, and sulfhemoglobinemia. Treatment involved methylene blue infusion, emergent hemodialysis, fomepizole therapy, and blood products. Multiple toxicities can occur(More)
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The following unique case demonstrates an episode of acute dyskinesia secondary to oral baclofen toxicity. We discuss an 80-year-old man with a history of Stage III chronic kidney disease, coronary artery disease, diabetes and stroke who presented to the Emergency Department with new onset of behavioral changes and irregular jerking movements. The patient(More)
Suicide attempt via sodium pentobarbital is uncommon. A 48-year-old woman with a history of depression and prior suicide attempt was found unresponsive by her veterinarian spouse near a syringe containing pink solution. Upon EMS' arrival, the patient was experiencing apnea, hypoxemia, and miotic pupils; her blood glucose level measured 73 mg/dL. She was(More)
4-Aminopyridine (4-AP) selectively blocks voltage-gated potassium channels, prolongs the action potential, increases calcium influx, and subsequently, enhances interneuronal and neuromuscular synaptic transmission. This medication has been studied and used in many disease processes hallmarked by poor neuronal transmission in both the central and peripheral(More)