Patient fall risk caused by unintended diphenhydramine use - McKeirnan KC, Frazier KR, Yabusaki AA.
A 62-year-old patient living in a rural community was referred to participate in a pharmacist-led home visit program because of concerns with the patient's increasing falls and medication complexity. The patient reported experiencing an increasing number o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Moving Benadryl behind counter won't resolve safety concerns: pharmacists
Pharmacists say moving older antihistamines containing diphenhydramine, such as Benadryl, to behind drugstore counters won't resolve safety concerns and may not be practical given the number of products containing it. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Kitchener-Waterloo Source Type: news

Benadryl shouldn't be available over the counter due to potential side effects, allergists say
Since Benadryl was introduced in the 1940s, safer antihistamines have been developed, the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Nurse Says Colleagues Kept Patients Quiet With Benadryl Nurse Says Colleagues Kept Patients Quiet With Benadryl
A whistleblower lawsuit alleges that when she reported this to supervisors she was immediately treated unfairly and eventually placed on 14-week, unpaid leave.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Former Dracut Nurse Pleads Guilty to Tampering with Liquid Morphine
Michael Langlois, registered nurse, elderly hospice patients, Lowell MA nursing home, saline, Benadryl, Melrose MA nursing home, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - October 7, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Study Says Doctors Are Prescribing Antihistamines For Children ‘s Colds, Despite Little Evidence They Help
BOSTON (CBS) – According to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics, doctors continue to prescribe popular over-the-counter medications for coughs and colds despite little evidence that they help. Back in 2008, the FDA advised against using cough and cold medications for kids younger than 2 because they don’t tend to work and can pose safety concerns. The American Academy of Pediatrics followed suit for kids younger than 6. Now, researchers at Rutgers University have found that since then, doctors have been less likely to recommend over-the-counter cold preparations for young kids but instead are more likely to su...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

How to care for summer scrapes & bruises
Summertime is not only fun, but a season of common scrapes, bruises and other injuries that come with being highly active outdoors. Here are a few tips on how to prepare. Start with a first-aid kit There are plenty of ready-made first-aid kits in stores, but if you want to make your own, HealthyChildren.org suggests including items like bandages, tape, antibiotic ointment, gauze and itch-relieving spray or cream. If a member of your family has special needs, you'll also want to add things like EpiPens, Benadryl, feminine hygiene products, Dramamine, asthma inhalers and whatever other prescription medicines you consider...
Source: Advanced Tissue - July 30, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound care products Wound Infection Source Type: news

What is This Itchy Rash?
Discussion Atopic dermatitis (AD) has a prevalence of 3-5% in the overall U.S. population but is increasing with an estimated 10-15% lifetime risk in childhood. It is even more common in children of color with a prevalence in African-American/black children of 17% and Hispanic children of 14%. Health care utilization data also appears to support more severe disease in children of color also. Atopic dermatitis or eczema is a common dermatological skin problem which characteristically is a pruritic, papular eruption with erythema. Like most papulosquamous eruptions it often occurs in intertrigenous areas in people with alle...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 1, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Widely Prescribed Anticholinergics Might Raise Dementia Risk
MONDAY, June 24, 2019 -- Doctors often prescribe anticholinergic drugs for a variety of ills. But a new study suggests they may increase the risk of dementia in older patients. These medicines include everything from Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How to treat wounds caused by insects and animal bites
  Being outdoors during the warm weather season carries with it the risk of bites of all kinds – insects, animals, ticks and others. Here is some helpful advice for treating bites and itching. Check the symptoms. Most insect bites and stings are mild, causing minor symptoms like itching, redness, stinging or a small degree of swelling around the bite. In some rare cases, stings from hornets, bees, wasps, scorpions or fire ants may lead to more serious reactions, including mosquito-borne West Nile virus. The Mayo Clinic advises moving away from the area where you were stung or bitten to prevent further injur...
Source: Advanced Tissue - June 10, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound care products wound care treatment Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Benadryl (diphenhydramine)
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a brand-name, over-the-counter product that's typically used to relieve symptoms of hay fever (seasonal allergies), other allergies, and the common cold. It's also used to relieve itchy skin due to insect bites, hives, and other causes. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news

Are Sleeping Pills Safe? Here ’s What Research Says
According to the latest numbers, roughly 9 million Americans — 4% of U.S. adults — use prescription sleep aids, or medications that can help with insomnia and other sleep issues. And now, some of the most popular prescription sleep drugs must carry stronger safety warnings. In April, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandated black-box warnings — which the agency uses to “call attention to serious or life-threatening risks” — on three sedative-hypnotic sleep aids: eszopiclone (often sold under the brand name Lunesta), zaleplon (Sonata) and zolpidem (Ambien). Hypnotic drugs, which ar...
Source: TIME: Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Drugs Source Type: news

Benadryl Injection (Diphenhydramine Injection) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - April 22, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Mouthwash Cuts Mucositis Pain, Enough to Make a Difference? Mouthwash Cuts Mucositis Pain, Enough to Make a Difference?
Oral rinse containing doxepin or the combination of diphenhydramine, lidocaine, and antacid may help reduce oral mucositis-related pain in head and neck cancer patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Magic mouthwash effective treatment for mouth sore pain caused by radiation therapy
(Mayo Clinic) 'Magic mouthwash,' an oral rinse containing diphenhydramine, lidocaine and antacids, significantly reduced pain from oral mucositis, mouth sores, in patients receiving radiation therapy for cancers of the head and neck when compared to plaecbo. These were the findings of a multi-institution, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase III clinical trial, led by Robert Miller, M.D., an emeritus Mayo Clinic radiation oncologist. Dr. Miller and his colleagues published their findings on Tuesday, April 16, in JAMA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 16, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Magic Mouthwash effective treatment for mouth sore pain caused by radiation therapy
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- "Magic mouthwash," an oral rinse containing diphenhydramine, lidocaine and antacids, significantly reduced pain from oral mucositis, mouth sores, in patients receiving?radiation therapy for cancers of the head and neck when compared to placebo. These were the findings of a multi-institution, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase III clinical trial, led by Robert Miller, M.D., [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 16, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

ACAAI: School District'Risks Children's Lives' by Not Stocking Epinephrine
(MedPage Today) -- Weatherford, Texas, board votes to use OTC Benadryl instead (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - January 11, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Organic synthesis in a modular robotic system driven by a chemical programming language
The synthesis of complex organic compounds is largely a manual process that is often incompletely documented. To address these shortcomings, we developed an abstraction that maps commonly reported methodological instructions into discrete steps amenable to automation. These unit operations were implemented in a modular robotic platform by using a chemical programming language that formalizes and controls the assembly of the molecules. We validated the concept by directing the automated system to synthesize three pharmaceutical compounds, diphenhydramine hydrochloride, rufinamide, and sildenafil, without any human intervent...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 10, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Steiner, S., Wolf, J., Glatzel, S., Andreou, A., Granda, J. M., Keenan, G., Hinkley, T., Aragon-Camarasa, G., Kitson, P. J., Angelone, D., Cronin, L. Tags: Chemistry, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Read This If You Take Benadryl To Help You Sleep
Experts discuss whether it's safe to rely on the allergy medicine. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here ’s Why You Shouldn’t Take a Sleeping Pill Every Night
Tens of millions of Americans struggle to sleep at night, and many of them turn to sleeping pills for relief. Prescription and over-the-counter sleep aids are especially popular among older adults. A recent study published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry found that roughly one in three adults ages 65 to 80 use these drugs at least occasionally to fall asleep, and OTC meds like Benadryl and Tylenol PM are the pills of choice for sleepless seniors. Experts say this is concerning for a number of reasons. Studies have linked the regular, long-term use of OTC sleep medicines to some potentially serious side effe...
Source: TIME: Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Baby Boomer Health sleep Source Type: news

N.C. Man Dies from Allergic Reaction to Fire Ant Bite
  FRANKLINTON, N.C. (WTVD) -- A Franklinton family is warning others after the death of a father and husband. Floyd Edwards died September 28 after his family said he had an allergic reaction following a fire ant bite. "There ain't no telling how many times he got bit by fire ants," said Carlton Curtis, Edwards's son. Curtis, his brother, and Edwards were clearing out a trailer on their 45-acre property when he began having problems. "All of a sudden he says - 'Carlton, something's in my throat,'" Curtis said. Edwards drank some water, and then returned to working. Shortly after, he came back to th...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - October 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michael Perchick (WTVD) Tags: News News Videos Patient Care Source Type: news

N.C. Man Dies from Allergic Reaction to Fire Ant Bite
  FRANKLINTON, N.C. (WTVD) -- A Franklinton family is warning others after the death of a father and husband. Floyd Edwards died September 28 after his family said he had an allergic reaction following a fire ant bite. "There ain't no telling how many times he got bit by fire ants," said Carlton Curtis, Edwards's son. Curtis, his brother, and Edwards were clearing out a trailer on their 45-acre property when he began having problems. "All of a sudden he says - 'Carlton, something's in my throat,'" Curtis said. Edwards drank some water, and then returned to working. Shortly after, he came back to th...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michael Perchick (WTVD) Tags: News News Videos Patient Care Source Type: news

Diphenhydramine Injection (Updated - Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - September 27, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Diphenhydramine Injection (New - Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - September 14, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it safe to give infants Benadryl?
Allergic reactions are common in children and infants, but are anti-allergy medicines safe for all ages? Benadryl is not generally safe for use in infants under 2, though it can be used under a doctor's orders in infants between 2 and 5. Learn about the safety, risks, and dosages of Benadryl for infants here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Zyrtec vs. Claritin for treating allergies
Zyrtec and Claritin are two popular antihistamines that can reduce allergy symptoms such as sneezing, itching, and rashes. Zyrtec contains cetirizine and Claritin contains loratadine. Their effects are very similar. We compare their effectiveness, side effects, and other antihistamines such as Allegra and Benadryl. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news

A Diagnostic Dilemma: Sometimes You ’ ll Never Know
Patient Presentation A 9-year-old male came to clinic with a 1 month history of painful joint swelling. One month ago he started having right ankle pain that was intermittent but consistent. One day ago his right wrist, right ankle and bilateral knees had some swelling but no erythema or warmth. He says that he has pain in them when he moves but not when he is resting and he denies any joint stiffness or gelling. He also had 1-2 days of multiple red skin lesions on his extremities and trunk, not overlying the affected joints. The skin lesions do not come and go and do not itch. They are mainly discrete circular lesions wi...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 19, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you drink alcohol while taking antihistamines?
Taking medications can mean other substances, such as alcohol, are more dangerous. Mixing benadryl and alcohol has several distinct dangers to be aware of. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

The Proven & Unproven Health Benefits Of Honey
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — Move over, prehistoric bears. Humans have loved honey since the Stone Age. Rock art pictures of honey harvesting, which at first glance look like drawings from A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh, date to about 8000 B.C. Beeswax has been found on pottery dating as far back as 7000 B.C., most likely used for waterproofing. The ancient Egyptians offered honey to the gods and then joined the Greeks, Romans and Chinese in using it as a salve for wounds and a treatment for fevers and stomach ailments. Today, proponents of honey tout its miraculous healing properties, claiming that it can prev...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Honey Source Type: news

Antihistamine Improves Quality of Sedation During Colonoscopy
(MedPage Today) -- More research needed on diphenhydramine as an adjunct to sedation (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

How Common Is Hereditary Angioedema?
Discussion Angioedema is edema that is non-pitting, self-limited occurring in non-dependent areas usually in an asymmetric distribution usually on the lips, face, hands, feet, genitals and also in the bowel. It usually develops over minutes to hours (often 1-2 hours) with resolution usually within 24-48 hours. Angioedema often occurs with urticaria but 20% of patients may have isolated angioedema. Acute allergic angioedema is often caused by drugs (including antibiotics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), foods, infections, insects, various organic substances (i.e. latex, preservatives, formaldehyde, etc.), and oth...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 9, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Important warning for allergy sufferers
I love springtime. But many of my patients dread this time of year… They come to my clinic sneezing and sniffling. They have runny noses, and watery, itchy eyes. They can’t sleep or work. You may have the same problems. You need relief fast to get back to your life. So you might be tempted to pop some OTC remedies or ask your doctor for a prescription. But you may be getting more than you bargained for with those allergy drugs. They may make you lose your mind. Let me explain… Many doctors treat allergies with a class of drugs called (ACs). You know them by names like Benadryl and Dimetapp. In a new ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Letter to the Editor: Confirming Diphenhydramine Use in Overdose
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - September 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: news

diphenhydramine, Benadryl
Title: diphenhydramine, BenadrylCategory: MedicationsCreated: 4/17/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/29/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - August 29, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You (And Making You Fat In The Process)
The next time you tell yourself that you'll sleep when you're dead, realize that you're making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer. According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the short-term productivity gains from skipping sleep to work are quickly washed away by the detrimental effects of sleep deprivation on your mood, ability to focus, and access to higher-level brain functions for days to come. The negative effects of sleep deprivation are so great that people who are drunk outperform those lacking sleep. Why...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top 5 Tips On Traveling With A Life-Threatening Food Allergy
Traveling with a food allergy or other dietary restrictions can be a scary experience. It’s even more scary when you have had a near-death allergic reaction. Several years ago, I had an allergic reaction after eating some contaminated food in Spain. Thankfully, I survived that trip, but I’ve been much more prepared and cautious during my travels. Here are my top 5 tips: 1. Bring multiple EpiPens. EpiPens are the single most important thing to take with you because they buy you time to get emergency care. A few minutes can mean life or death. In my Spain case, the nurse said that if my travel partner, Daraius, h...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is It A Poison Ivy Rash? How To Tell — And How To Treat It
By Jessica Migala You’ve probably feared a run-in with poison ivy since you were a kid. Even brushing up against the pointy leaves is risky, says Temitayo A. Ogunleye, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The climbing plant contains an irritating resin, called urushiol, that can transfer to your skin via touch, she explains. You might also be exposed to the oily liquid by a pet who picks up the resin on his fur and then passes it along to you. You can even inhale urushiol if, say, you mow over a large patch of poison ivy in your yard,&n...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Conn. issues warning to parents about dangers of antihistamines
Connecticut is warning parents about the dangers of administering Benadryl or other antihistamines to children in order to them to calm down or sleep. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WATCH: Parents warned against using Benadryl to help their children go to sleep
ABC News' Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses the dangers of using Benadryl or other antihistamines to keep children quiet or to go to sleep. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

CT issues warning to parents about dangers of antihistamines
Connecticut is warning parents about the dangers of administering Benadryl or other antihistamines to children in order to them to calm down or sleep. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

39 Tweets That Nail The Difference Between Life Before And After Kids
They say having kids changes everything. While the reality may not be so absolute, parents on Twitter have shown that there is definitely some merit to the statement. Many funny moms and dads tweet about the difference between their laid back childfree years and the experience of being a parent. We’ve rounded up some of the best examples.  Without further ado, here are 39 hilarious tweets that sum up life before and after kids.   Before kids: Kids will help me with everything around the house.After kids: *scrapes foreign object off wall with chisel*— Sara (@sara_ashlynn) December 7, 2016 My...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poor Sleep Hygiene Is Killing You And Your Career
The next time you tell yourself that you'll sleep when you're dead, realize that you're making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer. According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the short-term productivity gains from skipping sleep to work are quickly washed away by the detrimental effects of sleep deprivation on your mood, ability to focus, and access to higher-level brain functions for days to come. The negative effects of sleep deprivation are so great that people who are drunk outperform those lacking sleep. Why...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spring health cheat sheet
As the spring weather approaches, many common winter infections recede. However, warmer temperatures can introduce a new set of health challenges. As trees and flowers bloom and grass grows, susceptible children will start to display symptoms of seasonal allergies, triggering flares of asthma and eczema. And, As children spend more time outdoors, parents also need to watch for exposure to ticks, poison ivy and excess sun. Here are a few tips to keeping your child healthy this spring. Seasonal allergies: What can you do? During allergy season: have your child bathe after spending time outdoors to ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 7, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Carolyn Sax Tags: Health & Wellness Parenting allergies asthma Carolyn Sax conjunctivitis lyme disease sunburn Source Type: news

Fatal Mistakes Can't Be Undone
I was at a birthday party approximately 6 years ago for one of my son’s friends. While chatting with the some of the moms in his class, I must have had my back turned when little cups of snacks were passed out to each hungry 5-year-old. I broke out into a cold sweat and my heart started beating in my chest loudly. I was about to yank the cup from his hand when I saw from afar it was from a box of cereal he had eaten countless times before and I knew was safe for his egg, tree nut and peanut allergies. I don’t know what it was, call it “momsense,” but it kept gnawing at me that I did not actually rea...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 11, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Seven Essential Things You Should Be Doing to Protect Your Skin
What should everyone know about skin, skin care, and dermatology? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Emily Altman, board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist, specializing in general dermatology, cosmetic dermatology and dermatologic surgery, on Quora: There are a few things that everyone should know about skin. Skin Cancer Risk Sun damage is cumulative from the very beginning. Sun exposure and sunburns, particularly before age twenty, are a risk factor for skin cancer and especially melanoma. Teachi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatric Anaphylaxis Study Lacks Crucial Details
The Research Carrillo E, Hern HG, Barger J. Prehospital administration of epinephrine in pediatric anaphylaxis. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2016;20(2):239–244. The Science To assess the rates of administration of epinephrine, diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and albuterol to children with allergic reactions including anaphylaxis, the authors reviewed the EMS records of Contra Costa County and Alameda County in California from January 2010 to July 2011. Combined, the two counties serve a population of about 2.3 million people. Of the slightly more than 239,000 patient contacts and 13,000 pediatric transports, paramedics treated 2...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 30, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP Tags: Columns Patient Care Source Type: news

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You And Your Career
The next time you tell yourself that you'll sleep when you're dead, realize that you're making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer. The short-term productivity gains from skipping sleep to work are quickly washed away by the detrimental effects of sleep deprivation on your mood, ability to focus, emotional intelligence, and access to higher-level brain functions for days to come. The negative effects of sleep deprivation are so great that people who are drunk outperform those lacking sleep. Why You Need Adequate Sleep to Perform We've always...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Case series: 8 patients exposed to phony alprazolam (Xanax) containing fentanyl and/or etizolam
3 out of 5 stars Adverse Effects From Counterfeit Alprazolam Tablets. Arens AM et al. Ann Emerg Med 2016 Aug 8 [Epub ahead of print] Reference In March of this year,there were 9 deaths reported in Pinellas County, Florida (the Tampa/St. Petersburg area) associated with fake alprazolam (Xanax) tablets containing fentanyl. Earlier, similar counterfeit pills had been seen around San Francisco and in Monroe County Southern Illinois. This letter, from the University of California-San Francisco and the California Poison Control System describes 8 cases — including 1 cardiac arrest — from that region. A...
Source: The Poison Review - August 25, 2016 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical alprazolam counterfeit etizolam fake phony xanax Source Type: news

Postmortem computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging facilitates forensic autopsy in a fatal case of poisoning with formic acid, diphenhydramine, and ethanol - Berger F, Steuer AE, Rentsch K, Gascho D, Stamou S, Sch ärli S, Thali MJ, Krämer T, Flach PM.
A case of fatal poisoning by ingesting formic acid, diphenhydramine, and ethanol by a 25-year-old woman who committed suicide is presented. Prior to autopsy, postmortem computed tomography and postmortem magnetic resonance tomography were performed and rev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news