by Diane Calello Risk Assessment in Acetaminophen Toxicity In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Darkness covered the formless earth, wind swept over the waters. And God said, “Let there be acetaminophen”. And so it was. And it was good. Then man discovered acetaminophen and, realizing he was naked without it, covered […]
It’s spring in Vermont… when a young intensivist’s thoughts go from fancy to tick-borne diseases. Climate shifts are causing an increase in tick-borne illnesses, such that these are now considered emerging infections in many areas (including the northeast United States and Canada). These diseases can be extremely difficult to diagnose, as they will often present with a nonspecific flu-like illness and may subsequently progress to multi-organ failure. Misdiagnosis of a tick-borne illness as bacterial septic shock would lead to inadequate treatment, as these diseases require specific antibiotic therapy (usually doxycycline). This chapter focuses on diagnosis and empiric therapy for these very challenging infections.
Exploring the World of Veterinary Toxicology with Dr. Ahna Brutlag Join Dan (@drusyniak) &Howard (@heshiegreshie) as they explore the world of veterinary toxicology with Dr. Ahna Brutlag, Director of Veterinary Services at the Pet Poison Helpline. Find out how the approach to the poisoned veterinary patient is both similar and different to our bipedal brethren. […]
For centuries, medical experts practiced bloodletting for a variety of ailments. This was widely believed to rid the body of evil humors. When patients didn’t respond well, this was believed to reflect an inadequate or delayed bloodletting. Practitioners competed to see who could partake in the most rapid and aggressive bloodletting.