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Protein Shakes and Dietary Supplements: What are their ingredients and how much is too much?

Many active adults are interesting in boosting their athletic performance with supplements. While there have been a few proven benefits, there are many drawbacks of these supplements that may actually impair performance and compromise health. This article reviews a number of supplements, their benefits, their drawbacks and their potential for toxic adverse effects.

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Toxicologic Tachycardias

Several agents, both legal and illegal, can cause significantly elevated heart rates. This article reviews the most common causes of drug-induced tachycardia. Diagnosis and management of these conditions are also discussed.

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Intern Report Collection, Vol. 5

Our ongoing intern report series is the product of first-year EM residents at UT Southwestern exploring clinical questions they have found to be particularly intriguing. For med students & junior residents – if you haven’t encountered these issues yet, you will!

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Lipid Emulsion Therapy

"The lack of high-quality controlled human studies precludes ILE as a first-line agent for indications other than local anesthetic systemic toxicity"
Thanks to James Cao, MD for this excellent review of the literature on the use of ILE therapy in various toxicologic emergencies.