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em@3am

EM@3AM: Ethylene Glycol Toxicity

A 37-year-old male presents with altered mental status. He has a history of recurrent alcohol intoxication, and his wife found him on the couch after he was working in the garage. She is concerned because he seems to be much more intoxicated than is usual. She also found spilled containers of antifreeze in the garage. What could be going on with this patient? Is he just intoxicated?

EM Cases

EM Cases: Obesity Emergency Management

Not only are obese patients at higher risk for morbidity and mortality, but obesity emergency management is complicated by the patient’s altered cardiopulmonary physiology and drug metabolism. This can make their acute management much more challenging and dangerous.