Finally! The “New England Journal of Medicine” discovers medical toxicology

4 out of 5 stars Case 12-2018: A 30-Year-Old Woman with Cardiac Arrest. Goldstein JN, Dudzinski DM, Erickson TB et al. N Engl J Med 2018 Apr 19;378:1538-1549. Reference In the past, we’ve complained that the New England Journal of Medicine never seemed to include a toxicologist or emergency physician as a discussant in relevant cases in their series “Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital.” This resulted in some embarrassingly lame reviews, especially for a journal of such prestige. Well, it looks like the editors may finally have seen the light. In a recent issue, our friend Dr. Tim Erickson — formerly with the University of Illinois and the Toxikon Consortium in Chicago, now at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston — reviews the management of tricyclic antidepressant overdose. The entire case presentation, along with the pathological discussion and Dr Erickson’s analysis of management options, is superb. Highly recommended.  
Source: The Poison Review - Category: Toxicology Authors: Tags: Medical case records of the massachusetts general hospital doxepin new england journal of medicine tricyclic overdose Source Type: news