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Drug Withdrawal: Pearls and Pitfalls

Drug abuse, whether of illicit or prescription drugs, is currently an epidemic. Patients may go into withdrawal, which can be dangerous. This is the second of a two-part series covering withdrawal states. Our first post evaluated the diagnosis and management of alcohol withdrawal. Today’s will cover opioids, benzos, cocaine, amphetamines, and caffeine.

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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!