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The slides used for the toxicology quiz at the Wellington Intensive Care Medicine 2014 Exam Preparation Course

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WICM 2014 Toxicology Quiz WICM 2014 Toxicology Quiz Presentation Transcript

  • WHO wants to be a TOXICOLOGIST? Chris Nickson The Alfred
  • How this WORKS
  • YOU form 8 teams 3 rounds of competition Quarter-finals x 4 Semi-finals x 2 The GRAND final WE find out who wants to be toxicologist!
  • The PRIZE
  • F.UCEM then FCICM
  • Round One MATCH 1
  • Team A Q1 What does DEAD in the Resus-RSI- DEAD mnemonic for the approach to the poisoned patient stand for?
  • Team A A1 Resuscitation Risk assessment Supportive care and Monitoring Investigations Decontamination Enhanced elimination Antidotes Disposition http://lifeinthefastlane.com/education/ccc/approach-to-acute-poisoning/
  • Team B Q1 What are 4 of the 5 components of a risk assessment in toxicology?
  • Team B A1 Agent(s) Dose(s) Time since ingestion Current clinical status Patient factors http://lifeinthefastlane.com/education/ccc/approach-to-acute-poisoning/
  • Team A Q2 What is the mechanism of paracetamol hepatotoxicity?
  • Team A A2 (1) glucuronidation & sulphation pathways are rapidly saturated (2) NAPQI production (3) glutathione depletion (4) excess NAPQI causes hepatocellular necrosis http://lifeinthefastlane.com/education/ccc/acute-paracetamol-toxicity/
  • Team B Q2 What are the criteria for liver transplantation in paracetamol hepatotoxicity?
  • Team B A2 The King’s College Criteria: pH < 7.3 or In a 24h period, all 3 of: INR > 6 (PT > 100s) + Cr > 300mmol/L + grade III or IV encephalopathy (modification adds lactate) http://lifeinthefastlane.com/education/ccc/liver-transplantation-for-paracetamol- toxicity/
  • Tie Breaker
  • Tie Breaker 1Q What is the antidote for isoniazid toxicity?
  • Tie Breaker 1A Pyridoxine http://lifeinthefastlane.com/education/ccc/isoniazid-toxicity/
  • Round One MATCH 2
  • Team C Q1 What is gastrointestinal decontamination?
  • Team C A1 Removal of a toxic agent from the GI tract before complete absorption into the systemic circulation http://lifeinthefastlane.com/education/ccc/gi-decontamination/
  • Team D Q1 What is enhanced elimination?
  • Team D A1 Using techniques to increase the rate of removal of an agent from the body so as to reduce the severity and duration of clinical intoxication http://lifeinthefastlane.com/education/ccc/enhanced-elimination/
  • Team C Q2 Name 3 specific therapies for severe propanolol overdose (not including catecholamines or mechanical/ extracorporeal supports)
  • Team C A2 NaHCO3 Hyperventilation High dose insulin euglycemic therapy …not glucagon(e)… http://lifeinthefastlane.com/toxicology-conundrum-044/
  • Team D Q2 A patient presents 10 hours after an overdose with bradycardia, cardiogenic shock, vasodilation & HYPERglycemia. What is the most likely causative agent?
  • Team D A2 Calcium channel blocker such as verapamil or diltiazem (often SR) http://lifeinthefastlane.com/toxicology-conundrum-028/
  • Tie Breaker
  • Tie Breaker What are the indications for digibind in acute digoxin poisoning?
  • Tie Breaker cardiac arrest life-threatening dysrhythmia K >5 mM >10 mg ingested (adult) >15 nM level (>12ng/mL) http://lifeinthefastlane.com/education/ccc/digoxin-toxicity/
  • Round One MATCH 3
  • Team E Q1 What two screening tests should be performed in every acutely poisoned patient? (excluding a BSL)
  • Team E A1 ECG serum paracetamol level http://lifeinthefastlane.com/education/ccc/approach-to-acute-poisoning/
  • Team F Q1 What are 5 complications of activated charcoal administration?
  • Team F A1 Vomiting Pulmonary aspiration/ direct administration to lung via NGT Impaired absorption of meds Corneal abrasions Constipation / bowel obstruction Distraction from resuscitation http://lifeinthefastlane.com/education/ccc/activated-charcoal/
  • Team E Q2 Name 5 agents that can be removed by hemodialysis or hemoperfusion?
  • Team E A2 Anticonvulsants* Lithium Metformin KCl Salicylates Theophyline* Toxic alcohols http://lifeinthefastlane.com/education/ccc/enhanced-elimination/ http://lifeinthefastlane.com/education/ccc/indications-timing-and-patient- selection-for-rrt/
  • Team F Q2 Name two agents where urinary alkalinisation is appropriate ?
  • Team F A2 Salicylates Phenobarbitone http://lifeinthefastlane.com/education/ccc/enhanced-elimination/
  • Tie Breaker
  • Tiebreaker What are the 5 stages of iron toxicity?
  • Tiebreaker GI symptoms (0-6h) Redistribution phase (6-12 hours) Distributive shock, HAGMA, MODS (12- 48h) Liver failure(2-5 days) Cirrhosis and strictures (2-6 weeks) http://lifeinthefastlane.com/education/ccc/iron-overdose/
  • Round One MATCH 4
  • Team G Q1 Which types of agent do NOT bind activated charcoal?
  • Team G A1 Alcohols Metals (eg. Fe, Li, K) Acids Alkalis Hydrocarbons http://lifeinthefastlane.com/education/ccc/activated-charcoal/
  • Team H Q1 What is the usual mode of death from hydrofluoric acid (HF) toxicity?
  • Team H A1 Dysrhythmias from: hypocalcemia, hypomagnesemia and acidosis
  • Team G Q2 Name 5 agents that can be treated with whole bowel irrigation
  • Team G A2 Iron Slow release potassium Slow release calcium channel blocker Arsenic trioxide Lead Body packer
  • Team H Q2 Name 4 agents that can be treated with multi-dose activated charcoal (MDAC)
  • Team H A2 Carbamazepine dapsone phenobarbitone quinine salicylate* theophyline http://lifeinthefastlane.com/education/ccc/activated-charcoal/
  • Tie Breaker
  • Tie Breaker 4Q Name 3 antidotes that can used to treat cyanide toxicity
  • Tie Breaker 4A Cyanide binders (dicobalt edetate and hydroxocobalamin) Sulfur donors (sodium thiosulfate) Methemoglobin generators (amyl nitrite and sodium nitrite) http://lifeinthefastlane.com/toxicology-conundrum-038/
  • Round Two SEMI-FINAL 1
  • Team AB Q1 What overdose does a high osmolar gap, hypocalcaemia and renal failure suggest?
  • Team AB A1 Ethylene glycol http://lifeinthefastlane.com/toxicology-conundrum-035/
  • Team CD Q1 For which poison does GI decontamination override all other management priorities?
  • Team CD Q1 Paraquat http://lifeinthefastlane.com/education/ccc/paraquat-poisoning/
  • Team AB Q2 What is the likely cause of this ECG in a conscious, mildly hypotensive patient?
  • Team AB A2 Sotalol overdose (sinus bradycardia, long QTc 600ms)
  • Team CD Q2 What is the likely cause of this ECG in a comatose patient with miosis and hypotension?
  • Team CD A2 Quetiapine overdose (sinus tachycardia, long QTc)
  • Team AB Q3 A comatose child in Australia with miosis, marked bradycardia, respiratory depression and hypotension has most likely overdosed on what drug?
  • Team AB A3 Clonidine http://lifeinthefastlane.com/toxicology-conundrum-041/
  • Team CD Q3 Name 3 features required for the diagnosis of propofol infusion syndrome (PRIS)? (not including propofol!)
  • Team CD A3 acute refractory bradycardia progressing to asystole and 1+ of: (1) metabolic acidosis (2) rhabdomyolysis (3) hyperlipidaemia (4) enlarged or fatty liver http://lifeinthefastlane.com/education/ccc/propofol-infusion-syndrome/
  • Tie Breaker
  • Tie Breaker S1Q Outline your management (RSI-DEAD) of severe theophyline overdose
  • Tie Breaker S1A Resus with fluids for low BP B-blockers* for SVT Rx seizures Rx N&V Rx hypokalemia Activated charcoal* HAEMODIALYSIS http://lifeinthefastlane.com/toxicology-conundrum-014/
  • Round Two SEMI-FINAL 2
  • Team EF Q1 Name 4 features that help distinguish a serotonin syndrome from neuroleptic malignant syndrome?
  • Team EF A1 Both High BP, HR, RR, T; Sweaty; CK Serotonin syndrome Mydriasis Ocular clonus, limb clonus, Increased lower > upper limb tone, Agitated delirium, <24h Neuroleptic malignant syndrome Sweaty, mottled, lead pipe rigidity, staring, mutism, low serum Iron, Response to bromocriptine & dantrolene, Lasts days-weeks
  • Team GH Q1 Name 3 features that help distinguish a sympathomimetic syndrome from an anticholinergic syndrome?
  • Team GH A1 Both High BP, HR, RR, T; Mydriasis; Treated with benzos; Agitated delirium; N tone and reflexes Sympathomimetic syndrome Sweaty; Complications: ischemia, hemorrhage and dissection Anticholinergic syndrome Dry, flushed; Ileus; Urinary retention; Response to physostigmine
  • Team EF Q2 What is the likely cause of this ECG in a patient with decreased level of consciousness?
  • Team EF A2 Sodium channel blockade due to tricyclic antidepressant (broad QRS, dominant R’ in aVR)
  • Team GH Q2 What is the likely cause of this ECG in a depressed elderly man?
  • Team GH A2 Digoxin toxicity (Atrial flutter with slow ventricular response)
  • Team EF Q3 What are the clinical manifestations of valproate overdose?
  • Team EF A3 Mitochondrial toxin delayed coma HAGMA, high NH3, low glucose high Na, low Ca bone marrow suppression MODS, cerebral edema
  • Team GH Q3 What are the clinical manifestations of salicylate overdose?
  • Team GH A3 Tinnitus, hyperpnea, vomiting metabolic acidosis coma + seizures hypoprothrombinaemia
  • Tie Breaker
  • Tie Breaker S2Q The triad of GI symptoms, hair loss and peripheral neuropathy suggests what?
  • Tie Breaker S2A Thallium toxicity
  • Round Three GRAND FINAL
  • Team ABCD Q1 Venlafaxine, buproprion and tramadol all cause seizures — what anti-epileptic drug should you NOT use?
  • Team ABCD A1 Phenytoin http://lifeinthefastlane.com/toxicology-conundrum-023/
  • Team EFGH Q1 Name 4 agents (different classes) that cause hypoglycemia
  • Team EFGH A1 Insulin Oral hypoglycemic agents Alcohol Quinine Beta-blockers
  • Team ABCD Q2 What are the antidote(s) for organophosphate toxicity and how do they work?
  • Team ABCD A2 atropine (acetylcholine receptor antagonist) pralidoxime (prevents AChEsterase inhibtion by OP) http://lifeinthefastlane.com/education/ccc/organophosphate-poisoning/
  • Team EFGH Q2 What is your approach to an asymptomatic child who ate a couple of his grandad’s gliclazide tablets 4 hours ago?
  • Team EFGH A2 D/C if asymptomatic with normal BSL at 8h If hypoglycemia then start octreotide Only stop octreotide in the morning and monitor for 4h after http://lifeinthefastlane.com/toxicology-conundrum-029/
  • Team ABCD Q3 Name the 4 essential antidotes to have available for a cardiotoxic overdose, and the agents they neutralise
  • Team ABCD A3 digibind (cardiac glycosides) high dose insulin euglycemic therapy (CCBs, B-blockers) NaHCO3 (NCBs) intralipid (local anaesthetics +) http://intensivecarenetwork.com/index.php/icn-activities/icn-podcasts/439-57- nickson-on-cardiotoxic-overdoses
  • Team EFGH Q3 Name 4 metal poisonings and a specific antidote for each
  • Team EFGH A3 arsenic, lead, mercury – BAL/ dimercaprol, succimer (DMSA), unithiol (DMPS) copper – penicillamine, BAL iron - desferrioxime
  • Team ABCD Q4 What are the features of colchicine toxicity?
  • Team ABCD A4 GI Symptoms Bone marrow depression Shock, ARDS, renal failure, coagulopathy http://lifeinthefastlane.com/toxicology-conundrum-042/
  • Team EFGH Q4 What are the features of paraquat poisoning?
  • Team EFGH A4 GI symptoms, corrosive +ve urinary dithionate metabolic acidosis MODS, shock, ARDS pulmonary fibrosis
  • Team ABCD Q5 What specific measures are recommended for treatment of dapsone toxicity?
  • Team ABCD A5 MDAC Treat methemoglobinemia: methylene blue, exchange transfusion, hyperbaric oxygen
  • Team EFGH Q5 What specific measures are recommended for treatment of paraquat poisoning?
  • Team EFGH A5 Intubation if airway compromise Immediate GI decontamination ?hemodialysis (if <2h) ? NAC, Vit C, cyclophosphamide, steroids Supportive care or palliation http://lifeinthefastlane.com/education/ccc/paraquat-poisoning/
  • Tie Breaker
  • Tie Breaker GF Q A patient with a history of multiple sclerosis appears to be brain dead. What overdose must be excluded?
  • Tie Breaker GF A Baclofen
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  • The END
  • Additional unused questions
  • Team A Q2 Name 3 risk factors for propofol infusion syndrome (PRIS)?
  • Team A A2 >4mg/kg/hr propofol for 48 hours younger age acute neurological injury low carbohydrate intake catecholamine infusion corticosteroids infusion http://lifeinthefastlane.com/education/ccc/propofol-infusion-syndrome/
  • Tie Breaker What agent may controversially be used as an antidote for valproate overdose and propofol infusion syndrome (PRIS)?
  • Tie Breaker Carnitine http://lifeinthefastlane.com/education/ccc/sodium-valproate-overdose/ http://lifeinthefastlane.com/education/ccc/propofol-infusion-syndrome/
  • Team D Q3 What are the ECG features of digoxin toxicity?
  • Team D Q3 AV conduction blocks Increased automaticity classically SVT with slow ventricular response …not reverse tick ST segments! http://lifeinthefastlane.com/ecg-library/basics/digoxin-toxicity/
  • Team F Q3 Outline the management (Resus-RSI-DEAD) of iron overdose?
  • Team F A3 ABCs, fluids Supportive care + monitoring WBI (if >60mg/kg) or retrieval Desferrioxamine (if >90uM, HAGMA, shock) http://lifeinthefastlane.com/education/ccc/iron-overdose/
  • Tie Breaker 3Q What is the best specific antidote to use in severe beta-blocker overdose?
  • Tie Breaker 3A High dose insulin euglycemic therapy …not glucagon(e)  http://lifeinthefastlane.com/education/ccc/glucagon-as-an-antidote/
  • Team H Q3 A patient with GHB overdose should regain consciousness within what period following ingestion?
  • Team H A3 6 hours http://lifeinthefastlane.com/grievous-bodily-harm/
  • Team CD Q1 What are the clinical manifestations of carbamazepine overdose?
  • Team CD A1 Nystagmus, Ataxia, Delirium Anticholinergic effects Coma VT/VF in massive overdoses http://lifeinthefastlane.com/education/ccc/carbamazepine-toxicity/
  • Team CD Q3 A comatose adult in Australia with miosis, tachycardia, long Qtc and hypotension has most likely overdosed on what drug?
  • Team CD A3 Quetiapine or olanzepine (clozapine if hypersalivating)