recent articles


EM@3AM: Grey Baby

A 3-day full term male presents with poor feeding and lethargy, looking grey. He is diaphoretic with feeds. He has not gained weight since birth. He is afebrile, tachycardic, tachypneic, grey appearing, with cool extremities and poor capillary refill. What should you consider?


ToxCard: Chasing the Dragon

Chasing the Dragon refers to the practice of heroin inhalation by placing heroin in a small square of aluminum foil which is then heated from below. As the heroin melts it turns into a reddish-brown substance that may resemble a dragon’s tail. Inhaling heroin may induce toxic leukoencephalopathy, which has no proven treatment and recovery, if any, is prolonged.