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The Toxicology of Bath Salts: A Review of Synthetic Cathinones
Exposure to and use of synthetic cathinones are becoming increasingly popular despite a lack of scientific research and understanding of the potential harms of these substances. Expand
Body packing--the internal concealment of illicit drugs.
The transportation of illicit drugs by concealment within the body is now a common practice, and it has implications for clinical care. Body packers may ingest dozens of packets containing… Expand
A strategy of escalating doses of benzodiazepines and phenobarbital administration reduces the need for mechanical ventilation in delirium tremens*
New guidelines emphasizing escalating bolus doses of diazepam, and barbiturates if necessary, significantly reduced the need for mechanical ventilation and showed trends toward reductions in ICU length of stay and nosocomial infections. Expand
Adverse events associated with ketamine for procedural sedation in adults.
When ketamine is used for procedural sedation in adults, emergence phenomena occur in 10% to 20% of patients, and reports of significant cardiorespiratory adverse events are rare, despite ketamine's frequent use in austere, poorly monitored settings. Expand
Clinical policy: critical issues in the prescribing of opioids for adult patients in the emergency department.
- S. Cantrill, Michael D. Brown, +8 authors Rhonda R. Whitson
- Annals of emergency medicine
- 1 October 2012
This clinical policy deals with critical issues in prescribing of opioids for adult patients treated in the emergency department (ED) and investigates whether the benefits of prescribing opioids on discharge from the ED outweigh the potential harms. Expand
Severe Toxicity Following Synthetic Cannabinoid Ingestion
- J. Lapoint, L. James, C. L. Moran, L. Nelson, R. Hoffman, J. Moran
- Chemistry, Medicine
- Clinical toxicology
- 1 October 2011
Ingestion of JWH-018 can produce seizures and tachyarrhythmias, and Clinicians, lawmakers, and the general public need to be aware of the potential for toxicity associated with synthetic cannabinoid use. Expand
Transdermal fentanyl: Pharmacology and toxicology
To evaluate the underlying pharmacology safety, and misuse/abuse of transdermal fentanyl, one of the cornerstone pharmacotherapies for patients with chronic pain, searches of Medline and several textbooks in the areas of pharmacology, toxicology, and pain management were performed. Expand
Elemental mercury exposure: An evidence-based consensus guideline for out-of-hospital management
This guideline is to assist poison center personnel in the out-of-hospital triage and initial management of patients with suspected exposures to elemental mercury. Expand
Tricyclic antidepressant poisoning: an evidence-based consensus guideline for out-of-hospital management
This guideline is to assist poison center personnel in the appropriate prehospital triage and management of patients with suspected ingestions of TCAs by identifying the key decision elements in managing cases of TCA ingestion and providing clear and practical recommendations that reflect the current state of knowledge. Expand
Resistant alcohol withdrawal: Does an unexpectedly large sedative requirement identify these patients early?
RAW patients require large doses of benzodiazepine administration, additional sedatives, and undergo complicated hospitalizations, according to physicians’ choices of therapy. Expand