Articles related to POISONING/OVERDOSE
What is “Fried Rice Syndrome,” and why is it Killing People?
As healthcare professionals, it is crucial to educate patients about the importance of proper food storage. A lapse in this can lead to conditions like “Fried Rice Syndrome,” caused by Bacillus cereus, a bacterium that can survive even in heated leftovers.
Gastroenterology November 8th 2023
Images in Clinical Medicine: Manganese Accumulation in the Brain
This case underscores the importance of considering occupational exposure in patients presenting with unexplained neurologic symptoms. The patient’s history as a welder without personal protective equipment was key to diagnosing manganese poisoning – a reminder that sometimes the workplace can be a source of insidious health hazards.
Neurology November 1st 2023
Guidance Offered for Treating Patients Exposed to Xylazine
Stay informed about the increasing prevalence of xylazine in illegally manufactured fentanyl. Learn about its impact on patient care and discover strategies for effective treatment and harm reduction.
Emergency Medicine October 18th 2023
Nitazene Overdoses Driving Higher Rates of Cardiac Arrest, Requiring Larger Doses of Naloxone
The alarming findings on nitazenes’ impact on cardiac arrest rates and naloxone dosage requirements demand your attention; further details could change how we approach opioid overdose treatments.
Emergency Medicine September 6th 2023
Delaware Launches Fentanyl-Xylazine Combo Testing Strip Pilot
SIVAD Diagnostic Medical Group’s novel drug testing strips, HarmGuard FX, are making strides in harm reduction, beginning in Delaware. These strips, a part of the wider Harm Stopper Program, signal a potential turning point in the battle against the national opioid crisis.
Psychiatry July 11th 2023
FDA Approves Narcan for OTC Use
According to the FDA, more than 101,000 fatal overdoses were reported during the 12-month period that ended in October 2022. Nearly half of fatal overdoses involve bystanders, but naloxone is only used in a small percentage of those situations. According to medical professionals who support the approval, there would be a critical opportunity to close this gap and lower the number of opioid-related deaths if naloxone were available over-the-counter.
Clinical Pharmacology March 31st 2023