Metformin Toxicity

Toxicology Talks with Toxijawn Author:  Mahrukh Choudhary MD, Emergency Medicine Resident, PGY IFaculty:  Alexis Cates DO, Medical Toxicology/Emergency Medicine Attending The Case… You are seeing a 54-year-old female in the Emergency Department (ED) with nausea, vomiting, and epigastric pain. Triage vital signs are as following: T 98.6F, HR 108 bpm, BP 85/48, SaO2 97% on … Continue reading Metformin Toxicity

When Swole Takes its Toll

Author: Don Vongviphut, DO MBS, Emergency Medicine Resident, PGY-1Faculty: Alexis Cates, DO, Medical Toxicology / Emergency Medicine Attending The Case… A 21 year old with no significant past medical history presents to the emergency department (ED) after ingesting an unknown substance that he ‘bought online’. He appears to be anxious and diaphoretic. Initial temperature was … Continue reading When Swole Takes its Toll

Nacho Average Toxin

Author:  Dylan Krause, DO, Emergency Medicine Resident, PGY-1Faculty:  Alexis Cates, DO, Medical Toxicology/Emergency Medicine Attending The Case: A 35-year-old female with no significant past medical history presents to the emergency department complaining of shortness of breath and weakness that started several hours ago. The weakness is associated with chest tightness, congestion, hoarseness, and difficulty swallowing. … Continue reading Nacho Average Toxin

When Benadryl Makes you Ill

Author:  Alan Barte, MD, Emergency Medicine Resident, PGY-1Faculty:  Alexis Cates, DO, Medical Toxicology/Emergency Medicine Attending The Case: A 16-year-old female with no known medical history presents to the emergency department (ED) for evaluation after being found unresponsive. She was brought in a car by her family who states that her last known normal was approximately … Continue reading When Benadryl Makes you Ill