This post details why some ethanol levels may be "positive" with a low reading of 3-8 mg/dL even if the patient didn't drink any alcohol This could have clinical/child abuse type ramifications. Read: But he didn’t drink any alcohol?!?
Serotonin syndrome and Neuroleptic malignant syndrome aren't really the same thing are they? But what if they are? No they're not. Maybe?
Though the PEMPix presentation is scheduled for Saturday 9/16/17 at the AAP NCE in Chicago there were so many great cases this year that I decided to share three of them online prior to the conference. This is the first case "Yellow Hands." All three cases will also be available at PEMPix.com.
Kids get into a lot of stuff - sometimes they get into grandpa's medicine. If that medicine is a beta blocker then the kid can be sick. That's what this edition of PEMBlog Briefs is all about.
Cyanide poisoning is rare in children - but it is critical to be suspicious of it in children with smoke exposure in a structure fire.
Carbon monoxide poisoning mimics the flu. You will see cases of the flu. But you will also see CO poisoning if you know when to expect it. Read on for more.
Could patients abusing heroin/fentanyl combinations be dying from acute rigid chest? One recent study says that this might be the case.
Courtesy of Steven Chan, one of the excellent Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellows at CCHMC, are some highlights from a toxicology talk given to the residents on the ED rotation. Activated charcoal is part of decontamination, but it doesn't work well for drugs like Iron, and [...]
Check out the newest edition of PEMBlog Shorts - the focused video series - which focuses on diphenhydramine poisoning.
Happy Halloween everyone. I thought I'd "celebrate" by posting about some rare but still clinically important spider bites. The two that get the most press in United States are the black widow (Latrodectus mactans) and brown recluse (Loxosceles reclusa). Fortunately, there are only approximately 500 bytes [...]