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Medical Category: Toxicology

REBEL Core Cast 124.0 – Hyperinsulinemia Euglycemia Therapy

Take Home Points Management of severe beta-blocker and calcium-channel blocker toxicity should occur in a stepwise fashion: potential gastric decontamination, multiple lines of access, judicious fluids, calcium, glucagon, and vasopressors as needed. Initiation of high dose insulin therapy requires a …

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Toxicology

REBEL Core Cast 120.0 – Salicylate Toxicity

Take Home Points Salicylates are a commonly used and widely prescribed xenobiotic due to their analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-pyretic properties. Common preparations include aspirin, methyl-salicylate (Oil of Wintergreen), and bismuth-subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol). Salicylate toxicity should be considered in the patient with …

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Toxicology

The NICO Trial: NIV in Comatose Patients with Acute Poisoning

Background:  Patients with decreased level of consciousness due to alcohol, drugs, or medications commonly present to the ED. These patients can be at risk of vomiting and aspiration and often prompts clinicians to pursue definitive airway management to avoid pneumonia …

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ResuscitationToxicology

REBEL Core Cast 114.0 – Carbon Monoxide Toxicity

Take Home Points: Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that results from incomplete combustion of any carbon containing product. Exposure often occur unintentionally from indoor use of gas powered generators, camp stoves, or faulty home heaters. The …

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Toxicology

REBEL Core Cast 109.0 – Na Channel Blocker Poisoning

Take Home Points: In the context of poisoning, a “wide QRS” is anything greater than 100 milliseconds. A newly “wide QRS”, especially with hemodynamic instability, should prompt consideration of sodium channel blockade and not ventricular tachycardia. Treatment is guided by …

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Toxicology

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