Am J Emerg Med 2021 01 16;39:255.e5-255.e6. Epub 2020 Jul 16.
Division of Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, United States of America.
Wounds 2021 Apr;33(4):99-105
Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, Baltimore, Maryland.
Introduction: The COVID-19 virus is caused by the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. COVID-19 has drastically changed the medical landscape. Although predominantly impacting the respiratory system, COVID-19 has several non-respiratory symptoms associated with its presentation and course. Read More
J Chin Med Assoc 2021 Apr 12. Epub 2021 Apr 12.
School of Medicine, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, ROC School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
Uremic pericarditis and pericardial effusion are possible complications among patients with end-stage renal disease. The accumulation of toxic metabolites may contribute to the pathogenesis of uremic pericarditis. Bleeding diathesis in peritoneal dialysis patients raises the risk of hemorrhagic pericardial tamponade, which is a fatal complication of peritoneal dialysis. Read More
Toxicol Rep 2021 6;8:804-807. Epub 2021 Apr 6.
Department of Medicine, Western University, London, ON, Canada.
Massive Acetaminophen (-acetyl-p-aminophenol; APAP) overdose is a common presentation to emergency departments around the world. While -acetylcysteine (NAC) remains the cornerstone of treatment for APAP overdose, extracorporeal treatment, in the form of renal replacement therapy with intermittent hemodialysis (IHD) or continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) may provide benefit in cases associated with altered mental status and metabolic acidosis. One treatment with IHD is typically sufficient for resolution of acidosis and global improvement clinically. Read More
Kidney Med 2021 Mar-Apr;3(2):299-302. Epub 2021 Feb 6.
Division of Nephrology, University Health Network-Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Caffeine is well known for its central nervous system-stimulating effect. Toxicity may occur following high-dose caffeine ingestions. We describe a case of caffeine intoxication secondary to reported ingestion of a large dose of caffeine (60,000 mg in tablet form) with an initial serum caffeine level of 608 μmol/L (known lethal serum level starting from 412 μmol/L). Read More
Rev Cardiovasc Med 2021 Mar;22(1):207-213
Nephrology and Dialysis Unit, "Magna Graecia" University, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy.
Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) may trigger organs damage, including kidney injury, due to a massive cytokine release. In this observational, prospective study, we analyzed the possible impact of chronic treatment with ACE-Inhibitors (ACE-I) on the inflammatory response and renal function after CPB. Sixty-nine patients undergoing major cardiac surgery with CPB were enrolled. Read More