A Week in Review: Aug 20-24th
Presentation: Anxiety, SOB, anxiety, Headache, cyanosis does not improve with oxygen
Cause: Medications (like Benzocaine)
Tx: Methylene Blue 1-2mg/kg
Remember there are two types - Ischemic and High Flow
Ischemic is the classic urologic emergency.
How to tell the difference? Consider ABG or Duplex Ultrasound
Read more about the osmotic gap!
Methanol - Formic Acid formation leads to blindness
Ethylene glycol - Antifreeze, oxalic acid can cause renal toxicity
Isopropyl alcohol - Keytosis without Acidosis
Sticking with the Toxicology theme, brush up on your overdose knowledge