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TOXIDROMES Dr.Mohamed Shekhani
Searching for Clues
HISTORY <ul><li>When to suspect </li></ul><ul><li>Approach to known exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Approach to unknown exposur...
PHYSICAL EXAMINATION <ul><li>VS </li></ul><ul><li>Eye exam </li></ul><ul><li>Skin </li></ul><ul><li>Neuro </li></ul>
LABORATORY EXAM <ul><li>Anion gap, acid-base status, osmolar gap </li></ul><ul><li>BUN/creat, UA </li></ul><ul><li>ECG </l...
APPROACH TO TREATMENT <ul><li>Early and effective decontamination </li></ul><ul><li>Supportive therapy </li></ul><ul><li>A...
TOXIC SYNDROMES AND DRUG OVERDOSAGES <ul><li>Physiologic stimulants </li></ul><ul><li>Physiologic depressants </li></ul><u...
PHYSIOLOGIC STIMULANTS <ul><li>Anticholinergics </li></ul><ul><li>Sympathomimetics (ex. cocaine) </li></ul><ul><li>Halluci...
ANTICHOLINERGICS <ul><li>ANTIHISTAMINES </li></ul><ul><li>ANTIPSYCHOTICS </li></ul><ul><li>BELLADONNA ALKALOIDS </li></ul>...
ANTICHOLINERGICS: ATROPINE <ul><li>CLINICAL PRESENTATION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Hot as a hare, dry as a bone, mad as a ha...
ANTICHOLINERGIC: ATROPINE <ul><li>TREATMENT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gut decontamination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physostig...
COCAINE <ul><li>CLINICAL PRESENTATION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>tachycardia, HTN arrhythmia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>can get...
COCAINE <ul><li>TREATMENT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CNS sedation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Labetolol </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Hallucinogens <ul><li>Stimulation of serotoninergic system </li></ul><ul><li>Illusions, visual hallucinations, sweating, t...
Hallucinogens <ul><li>Treatment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Generally do not require medical treatment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
PHYSIOLOGIC DEPRESSANTS <ul><li>Cholinergics </li></ul><ul><li>Narcotics </li></ul><ul><li>Symphatholytics (cyclic antidep...
CHOLINERGICS <ul><li>BETHANACOL </li></ul><ul><li>CARBAMATE INSECTICIDES </li></ul><ul><li>MYASTHENIA GRAVIS DRUGS </li></...
CHOLINERGICS: CLINICAL PRESENTATION <ul><li>D EFECATION </li></ul><ul><li>U RINATION </li></ul><ul><li>M IOSIS </li></ul><...
CHOLINERGICS <ul><li>TREATMENT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gastric decontamination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respiratory suppor...
OPIATES <ul><li>CLINICAL PRESENTATION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pinpoint pupils </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respiratory depress...
OPIATES <ul><li>TREATMENT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Naloxone </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
OPIATES <ul><li>POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aspiration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pulmonary edema </li></...
BENZODIAZIPINES <ul><li>CLINICAL PRESENTATION </li></ul><ul><li>Respiratory depression </li></ul><ul><li>Drowsiness </li><...
BENZODIAZIPINES <ul><li>TREATMENT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Generally requires no pharmacologic intervention </li></ul></ul><u...
CYCLIC ANTIDEPRESSANTS <ul><li>CLINICAL PRESENTATION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most are combination anticholinergic and sympat...
CYCLIC ANTIDEPRESSANTS <ul><li>TREATMENT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gastric decontamination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Treat ca...
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning <ul><li>Most common cause of death by poisoning </li></ul><ul><li>Symptoms vary: </li></ul><ul><...
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning <ul><li>Most common cause of death by poisoning </li></ul><ul><li>Symptoms vary: </li></ul><ul><...
OTHER DRUGS <ul><li>DISSOCIATIVE DRUGS </li></ul><ul><li>ACETOMINOPHEN </li></ul><ul><li>SALICYLATES </li></ul><ul><li>DIG...
DISSOCIATIVE DRUGS <ul><li>Ketamine, Phenycyclidine (PCP), Phenylcyclohexylpyrolidine (PHP) </li></ul><ul><li>Acts on all ...
DISSOCIATIVE DRUGS <ul><li>Treatment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Haloperidol </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Presynaptic dopamine...
ACETAMINOPHEN <ul><li>CLINICAL PRESENTATION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No specific symptoms or signs </li></ul></ul>
ACETAMINOPHEN <ul><li>TREATMENT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gastric decontamination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>N-acetylcysteine ...
SALICYLATES <ul><li>CLINICAL PRESENTATION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mixed acid-base disturbances </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GI...
DIGOXIN <ul><li>CLINICAL PRESENTATION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nausea/vomiting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mental status chang...
DIGOXIN <ul><li>TREATMENT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gastric decontamination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fab fragments </li></ul...
SEROTONIN SYNDROME <ul><li>CLINICAL PRESENTATION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Neurobehavioral: mental status changes, agitation, ...
SEROTONIN SYNDROME <ul><li>TREATMENT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Respiratory support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Temperature cont...
LITHIUM <ul><li>Symptoms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GI: vomiting, diarrhea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neuro: tremors, confusion...
“CLUB DRUGS” <ul><li>Rave parties increasing in popularity </li></ul><ul><li>Drugs meant to intensify sensory experience o...
MDMA “Ectasy” <ul><li>Structurally resembles amphetamine (stimulant) and mescaline (hallucinogen) </li></ul><ul><li>SX: tr...
GHB: Date rape drug   “Georgia homeboy, liquid ectasy, or grievous bodily harm” <ul><li>Developed as anesthetic agent. GAB...
Ketamine: “K”, “special K” <ul><li>Developed as an anesthetic, structurally resemble PCP </li></ul><ul><li>Symptoms </li><...
CLINICAL SCENARIO 1 <ul><li>A 48 year old unconscious woman is brought to the hospital.  She is convulsing and has an odor...
CLINICAL SCENARIO 1 <ul><li>Recognize: Cholinergic poisoning </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gastric de...
CLINICAL SCENARIO 2 <ul><li>17 year old male presents to the hospital with somnolence, slurred speech, and combative behav...
CLINICAL SCENARIO 2 <ul><li>Recognize: Anticholinergic poisoning </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support...
CLINICAL SCENARIO 3 <ul><li>26 y/o male presents unresponsive.  His  friend accompanies him and states he took a handful o...
CLINICAL SCENARIO 3 <ul><li>Recognize: Opioid poisoning </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Naloxone </li></...
Summary <ul><li>Don’t panic!! </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize your clues </li></ul><ul><li>Look for the toxidrome syndrome </l...
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Medicine 5th year, 12th lecture (Dr. Mohammad Shaikhani)

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Medicine 5th year, 12th lecture (Dr. Mohammad Shaikhani)

  1. 1. TOXIDROMES Dr.Mohamed Shekhani
  2. 2. Searching for Clues
  3. 3. HISTORY <ul><li>When to suspect </li></ul><ul><li>Approach to known exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Approach to unknown exposure </li></ul>
  4. 4. PHYSICAL EXAMINATION <ul><li>VS </li></ul><ul><li>Eye exam </li></ul><ul><li>Skin </li></ul><ul><li>Neuro </li></ul>
  5. 5. LABORATORY EXAM <ul><li>Anion gap, acid-base status, osmolar gap </li></ul><ul><li>BUN/creat, UA </li></ul><ul><li>ECG </li></ul><ul><li>Abd film </li></ul><ul><li>CXR </li></ul><ul><li>Toxicology screen </li></ul>
  6. 6. APPROACH TO TREATMENT <ul><li>Early and effective decontamination </li></ul><ul><li>Supportive therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Antidotes </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced elimination </li></ul>
  7. 7. TOXIC SYNDROMES AND DRUG OVERDOSAGES <ul><li>Physiologic stimulants </li></ul><ul><li>Physiologic depressants </li></ul><ul><li>Other drug overdosages </li></ul>
  8. 8. PHYSIOLOGIC STIMULANTS <ul><li>Anticholinergics </li></ul><ul><li>Sympathomimetics (ex. cocaine) </li></ul><ul><li>Hallucinogens </li></ul><ul><li>Drug withdrawal </li></ul><ul><li>Miscellaneous (thyroid hormones) </li></ul>
  9. 9. ANTICHOLINERGICS <ul><li>ANTIHISTAMINES </li></ul><ul><li>ANTIPSYCHOTICS </li></ul><ul><li>BELLADONNA ALKALOIDS </li></ul><ul><li>CYCLIC ANTIDEPRESSANT </li></ul><ul><li>CYCLOBENZAPRINE </li></ul><ul><li>PARKINSON’S DZ DRUGS </li></ul><ul><li>GI/GU ANTISPASMODICS </li></ul><ul><li>MYDRIATRICS </li></ul><ul><li>PLANTS/ MUSHROOMS </li></ul>
  10. 10. ANTICHOLINERGICS: ATROPINE <ul><li>CLINICAL PRESENTATION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Hot as a hare, dry as a bone, mad as a hatter” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dryness of mouth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>flushed, hot, dry skin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>dilated and nonreactive pupils </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tachycardia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>hallucinations, restlessness </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. ANTICHOLINERGIC: ATROPINE <ul><li>TREATMENT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gut decontamination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physostigmine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supportive care </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. COCAINE <ul><li>CLINICAL PRESENTATION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>tachycardia, HTN arrhythmia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>can get hypotension and reflex bradycardia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CNS stimulation </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. COCAINE <ul><li>TREATMENT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CNS sedation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Labetolol </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Treat hyperthermia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>?Parlodel or desipramine </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Hallucinogens <ul><li>Stimulation of serotoninergic system </li></ul><ul><li>Illusions, visual hallucinations, sweating, tachycardia, pupillary dilatation </li></ul><ul><li>Usu done in 12 hours </li></ul><ul><li>No true withdrawal state </li></ul>
  15. 15. Hallucinogens <ul><li>Treatment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Generally do not require medical treatment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can use benzodiazepine for agitation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce stimuli </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discontinuation can result in dysphoria from reduced serotonin activity. SSRI can be used for 3-6 months </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. PHYSIOLOGIC DEPRESSANTS <ul><li>Cholinergics </li></ul><ul><li>Narcotics </li></ul><ul><li>Symphatholytics (cyclic antidepressants) </li></ul><ul><li>Sedative-hypnotics </li></ul><ul><li>Miscellaneous (carbon monoxide) </li></ul>
  17. 17. CHOLINERGICS <ul><li>BETHANACOL </li></ul><ul><li>CARBAMATE INSECTICIDES </li></ul><ul><li>MYASTHENIA GRAVIS DRUGS </li></ul><ul><li>EDROPHONIUM </li></ul><ul><li>PHYSOSTIGMINE </li></ul><ul><li>PILOCARPINE </li></ul><ul><li>NICOTINE </li></ul>
  18. 18. CHOLINERGICS: CLINICAL PRESENTATION <ul><li>D EFECATION </li></ul><ul><li>U RINATION </li></ul><ul><li>M IOSIS </li></ul><ul><li>B RONCHO- CONSTRICTION </li></ul><ul><li>B RADYCARDIA </li></ul><ul><li>E MESIS </li></ul><ul><li>L ACRIMATION </li></ul><ul><li>S ALIVATION </li></ul>
  19. 19. CHOLINERGICS <ul><li>TREATMENT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gastric decontamination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respiratory support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Atropine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pralidoxime </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cardiac monitoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tx seizures with benzodiazipine </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. OPIATES <ul><li>CLINICAL PRESENTATION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pinpoint pupils </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respiratory depression </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bradycardia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hypotension </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hypothermia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pulmonary edema </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seizures </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. OPIATES <ul><li>TREATMENT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Naloxone </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chronic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Methadone </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Catapres </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Naltrexone </li></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 22. OPIATES <ul><li>POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aspiration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pulmonary edema </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Withdrawal symptoms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need for repeated doses </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. BENZODIAZIPINES <ul><li>CLINICAL PRESENTATION </li></ul><ul><li>Respiratory depression </li></ul><ul><li>Drowsiness </li></ul><ul><li>Coma </li></ul>
  24. 24. BENZODIAZIPINES <ul><li>TREATMENT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Generally requires no pharmacologic intervention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flumazenil </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. CYCLIC ANTIDEPRESSANTS <ul><li>CLINICAL PRESENTATION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most are combination anticholinergic and sympatholytic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coma </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seizures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hypotension </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cardiac dysrhythmias </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. CYCLIC ANTIDEPRESSANTS <ul><li>TREATMENT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gastric decontamination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Treat cardiac dysrhythmias </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Treat seizures </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning <ul><li>Most common cause of death by poisoning </li></ul><ul><li>Symptoms vary: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mild: HA, mild dyspnea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mod: HA, dizziness, N/V,dyspnea, irritability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Severe: Coma, seizures, CV collapse </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning <ul><li>Most common cause of death by poisoning </li></ul><ul><li>Symptoms vary: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mild: HA, mild dyspnea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mod: HA, dizziness, N/V, dyspnea, irritability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Severe: Coma, seizures, CV collapse </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. OTHER DRUGS <ul><li>DISSOCIATIVE DRUGS </li></ul><ul><li>ACETOMINOPHEN </li></ul><ul><li>SALICYLATES </li></ul><ul><li>DIGOXIN </li></ul><ul><li>SEROTONIN SYNDROME </li></ul><ul><li>LITHIUM </li></ul><ul><li>“ CLUB DRUGS” </li></ul>
  30. 30. DISSOCIATIVE DRUGS <ul><li>Ketamine, Phenycyclidine (PCP), Phenylcyclohexylpyrolidine (PHP) </li></ul><ul><li>Acts on all six neurotransmitter systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anticholinergic: dry skin, miosis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dopamine/norepinephrine:agitation, delusions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opioid:pain perception alterations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Serotonin: perceptual changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GABA receptor inhibition: excitation </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. DISSOCIATIVE DRUGS <ul><li>Treatment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Haloperidol </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Presynaptic dopamine antagonist </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shifts the dopamine-acetylcholine activity ratio in the limbic system </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Therefore can counteract the dopamine stimulation and cholinergic antagonism of the drug </li></ul></ul></ul>
  32. 32. ACETAMINOPHEN <ul><li>CLINICAL PRESENTATION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No specific symptoms or signs </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. ACETAMINOPHEN <ul><li>TREATMENT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gastric decontamination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>N-acetylcysteine </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. SALICYLATES <ul><li>CLINICAL PRESENTATION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mixed acid-base disturbances </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GI: N/V, abdominal pain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CNS: tinnitus, lethargy seizures, cerebral edema, irritability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resp: pulmonary edema </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coagulation abnormalities </li></ul></ul>
  35. 35. DIGOXIN <ul><li>CLINICAL PRESENTATION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nausea/vomiting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mental status changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cardiovascular symptoms </li></ul></ul>
  36. 36. DIGOXIN <ul><li>TREATMENT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gastric decontamination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fab fragments </li></ul></ul>
  37. 37. SEROTONIN SYNDROME <ul><li>CLINICAL PRESENTATION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Neurobehavioral: mental status changes, agitation, confusion, seizures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Autonomic: hyperthermia, diaphoresis, diarrhea, tachycardia, HTN, salivation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neuromuscular: myoclonus, hyperreflexia, tremor, muscle rigidity </li></ul></ul>
  38. 38. SEROTONIN SYNDROME <ul><li>TREATMENT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Respiratory support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Temperature control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sedatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Muscle relaxants </li></ul></ul>
  39. 39. LITHIUM <ul><li>Symptoms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GI: vomiting, diarrhea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neuro: tremors, confusion, dysarthria, vertigo, choreoathetosis, ataxia, hyperreflexia, seizures, opisthotonis, and coma </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Labs: decreased anion gap </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Treatment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Levels >2.5 meq/L </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gastric lavage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Urinary alkalinization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not very effective </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aminophylline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hemodialysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>>3.5 mEq/L (acute) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>>2.5 w/ chronic ingestion or renal insufficiency </li></ul></ul></ul>
  40. 40. “CLUB DRUGS” <ul><li>Rave parties increasing in popularity </li></ul><ul><li>Drugs meant to intensify sensory experience of lights/music, facilitate prolonged dancing </li></ul>
  41. 41. MDMA “Ectasy” <ul><li>Structurally resembles amphetamine (stimulant) and mescaline (hallucinogen) </li></ul><ul><li>SX: trismus, bruxism, tachycardia, mydriasis, diaphoresis, hyperthermia, hyponatremia, hepatic failure, CV toxicity (tachycardia, HTN) </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mainly supportive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Benzodiazepines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calm environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid beta-blockers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can result in unopposed alpha effect </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If essential consider labetolol </li></ul></ul></ul>
  42. 42. GHB: Date rape drug “Georgia homeboy, liquid ectasy, or grievous bodily harm” <ul><li>Developed as anesthetic agent. GABA analog </li></ul><ul><li>Symptoms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bradycardia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hypothermia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>hypoventilation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Somnolence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vomiting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Myoclonic jerking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Treatment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conservative mgmt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intubation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Careful exam for sexual assault </li></ul></ul>
  43. 43. Ketamine: “K”, “special K” <ul><li>Developed as an anesthetic, structurally resemble PCP </li></ul><ul><li>Symptoms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nystagmus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tachycardia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HTN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>vomiting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Treatment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Benzodiazepines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supportive care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can consider urine alkalinization </li></ul></ul>
  44. 44. CLINICAL SCENARIO 1 <ul><li>A 48 year old unconscious woman is brought to the hospital. She is convulsing and has an odor of garlic on her breath. She is incontinent for urine and stool. On exam her VS: T99, HR50, RR24, BP146/88. Skin is diaphoretic. She is drooling. Pupils are constricted. Lungs diffuse wheezing. </li></ul>
  45. 45. CLINICAL SCENARIO 1 <ul><li>Recognize: Cholinergic poisoning </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gastric decomtamination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respiratory support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cardiac monitoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Atropine followed by pralidoxime </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Treat seizures with benzodiazepine </li></ul></ul>
  46. 46. CLINICAL SCENARIO 2 <ul><li>17 year old male presents to the hospital with somnolence, slurred speech, and combative behavior. His younger sister said he showed her a handful of small seeds that he was going to take. On exam his VS: T100, HR120, BP100/60, RR22. Skin is warm and dry. Mucous membranes are dry. Pupils are dilated and not reactive. </li></ul>
  47. 47. CLINICAL SCENARIO 2 <ul><li>Recognize: Anticholinergic poisoning </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supportive care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physostigmine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Coma </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Arrythmias </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Severe HTN </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Seizures </li></ul></ul></ul>
  48. 48. CLINICAL SCENARIO 3 <ul><li>26 y/o male presents unresponsive. His friend accompanies him and states he took a handful of pills because he was in pain. On exam his VS: T96, HR40, RR6, BP50/30. Pupils are 3mm. </li></ul>
  49. 49. CLINICAL SCENARIO 3 <ul><li>Recognize: Opioid poisoning </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Naloxone </li></ul></ul>
  50. 50. Summary <ul><li>Don’t panic!! </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize your clues </li></ul><ul><li>Look for the toxidrome syndrome </li></ul>

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