Bad Mouth from Bad Drugs

Author:  Donielle Sturgis, DO, MPH, Emergency Medicine Resident, PGY I Faculty:  Alexis Cates, DO, Medical Toxicology/Emergency Medicine Attending The Case: A 33-year-old male presents to the emergency department accompanied by his girlfriend with a chief complaint of mouth sores.  He appears older than his stated age and very diaphoretic so he is immediately evaluated with … Continue reading Bad Mouth from Bad Drugs

A Heart Stopping Plant

Author: Brittany Hartman, DO Emergency Medicine Resident, PGY IIFellow: Richard Chen, MD, Medical Toxicology / Emergency Medicine AttendingFaculty: David Goldberger, MD, Medical Toxicology / Emergency Medicine Attending The Case A 22-year-old pre-operative male-to-female transgender patient with a history of PTSD and depression presents to a Midwest ED following a suicide attempt. The patient states she … Continue reading A Heart Stopping Plant

A Not So Sweet Buzz

Toxicology Talks with Toxijawn Author: Jean-Gabriel Coignet, MD, Emergency Medicine Resident PGY2Faculty: Alexis Cates, DO, Medical Toxicology / Emergency Medicine Attending The Case. Two young individuals check into the triage area of the Emergency Department with a chief complaint of “We feel very woozy.” They both look unsteady on their feet, and are immediately evaluated … Continue reading A Not So Sweet Buzz