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National Case Conference - February 2024
1. A 59-year-old male undergoes mitral valve surgery. After arrival to the cardiac surgical ICU, he develops shock, rigidity, and an elevated temperature. 2. A 61-year-old woman who lives in a trailer park presents to the ED with abdominal pain and bleeding. There is no clear etiology for either. 3. A 30-year-old man presents to the ED intubated following a seizure. Prior to the seizure, he walked into a police station with a plastic bottle and reported having ingested half of the contents.
National Case Conference - January 2024
1. A 63-year-old man presents with loss of vision and 'fixed dilated pupils.' He is noted to have profound acidemia with elevated lactate, AKI, and hyperammonemia. He is given fomepizole and is hemodialyzed. 2. A 62-year-old man presents to the ED after ingesting diltiazem, acetaminophen, aspirin, bupropion, and amitriptyline in a suicide attempt. While in the ICU he becomes hyperthermic to 107F. 3. A 25-year-old man presents to the ED after he was found seizing in his car. On arrival he is agitated, has a seizure, and is intubated.
National Case Conference - September 2023
1. A 52-year-old woman with a complex past medical history presents to the ED for altered mental status and seizure-like activity. During her hospitalization, she has several cardiac arrests. 2. A 64-year-old man presents with multiple self-inflicted stab wounds, shock, and a possible history of ingestion. He is taken emergently to the operating room, where he develops persistent metabolic acidosis and has a brief cardiac arrest. 3. A 40-year-old male bodybuilder with a history of palpitations presents to the ED in respiratory distress with tachycardia, hypertension, tachypnea, and hypoxia.
National Case Conference - August 2023
1. A 70-year-old man with schizoaffective disorder and a recent viral illness presents to the ED from an assisted living facility with garbled speech, hypotension, and hypothermia. 2. An 80-year-old man with a history of alcoholic cirrhosis admitted for ascites has been on a flumazenil infusion for two weeks. He becomes sedated whenever the infusion is turned off. 3. A 49-year-old woman with a past medical history of schizophrenia presents to the ED with foot pain and altered mental status after recently being discharged from the hospital. Over the next 24 hours she becomes progressively more altered and nonverbal.
ACMT Highlights Tox-in-Ten: Episode 46
ACMT members Gillian Beauchamp, MD, and Elizabeth (Elissa) Moore, DO deliver evidence-based medical toxicology core content and trending topics in easily digestible bites. Visit and follow on Twitter @toxinten.
Addiction Toxicology Case Conference - October 2022
Kratom Questions
ACMT Highlights Tox-in-Ten: Episode 38
ACMT members Gillian Beauchamp, MD, and Elizabeth (Elissa) Moore, DO deliver evidence-based medical toxicology core content and trending topics in easily digestible bites. Visit and follow on Twitter @toxinten.
National Journal Club - September 2021
This month's topic is On Shaky Ground: Predicting Seizures in Bupropion Toxicity. The articles will be reviewed by the Harvard Medical Toxicology Fellowship Program, led by Dr. Michele Burns.
National Case Conference - August 2021
1. A 65-year-old woman with cerebral palsy presents to the ED with severe facial swelling and scalp irritation after having her hair dyed at a salon two days prior. 2. A 3-year-old boy is found by EMS to have an altered mental status. His finger stick is 43 mg/dL for which glucagon is administered. In the ED his repeat glucose is 65. 3. A 5-year-old boy swallows a cluster of small magnetic balls. Initial endoscopic removal fails, he remains asymptomatic, and he is discharged after passing 1.
National Grand Rounds - June 2021
Delirium from a Toxicological Perspective
Addiction Toxicology Case Conference - November 2020
Ketamine and Depression; Ketamine as a Sedative after a mixed Opioid/Benzodiazepine Overdose; Ketamine for Analgesia for Highly Opioid-Dependent Patients
National Grand Rounds - October 2020
Update on Catatonia
Addiction Toxicology Case Conference - October 2020
Intoxication and Agitated Delirium & Required Flexibility of Outpatient Addiction in COVID-19 and other Societal Factors
National Grand Rounds - June 2020
Psychedelic Drugs in the 21st Century: Tuning in to New Challenges and Opportunities.
National Grand Rounds - April 2020
Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome - The Role of Drugs and Medications.
National Case Conference - December 2019
1. A 4-year-old boy is found to have approximately 25 metal beads (less than 1mm in size) in his scrotum while undergoing an exploratory surgery to rule out testicular torsion. 2. A 21-year-old woman presents to the ED with a diffuse pruritic rash, gait imbalance, and odd behavior, all for two weeks. Her vital signs are unremarkable. 3. A 33-year-old man presents to the hospital with hallucination, palpitations, restlessness, and diaphoresis ten hours after being incarcerated. His vital signs on arrival are: BP, 170/97 mmHg; P, 103/min; RR. 22/min; T, 98.1F; FS, 82 mg/dl.
National Case Conference - June 2018
1. A 28-year-old woman in an inpatient psychiatric facility receives lorazepam (8 mg total), diphenhydramine, haloperidol, olanzapine, and ziprasidone over one day for worsening psychosis. She is sent to the ED with hyperthermia, tachycardia, and abnormal movements. 2. A 23-year-old man presents to the ED awake and alert with vomiting after ingesting an herbal product in a suicide attempt. His vital signs on arrive are: BP, 127/77 mmHg; HR, 83/min; RR, 16/min; T, 97.8F. 3. A 79-year-old woman presents to the emergency department with back pain after a fall. A large hematoma is noted on her left/right flank.