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Pharmacy Near Me #3 – Mark McIntyre

Pharmacy Near Me #3 - Mark McIntyre I got to chat with Mark McIntyre about how to transition between specialties (EM to ID to anything else), what can prior pandemics teach us about this current pandemic, pharmacy education and practice across borders, 'mid-career' pharmacy practice, and career evolution, pharmacy dogmas like tetracyclines and tooth discoloration and so much more! Mark McIntyre, Pharm.D, ACPR Mark has [...]

By |2020-10-19T19:08:37-05:00October 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pharmacy Near Me – Jimmy Pruitt

Pharmacy Near Me - Jimmy Pruitt III, PharmD, BCPS Jimmy Pruitt is originally from Orlando, FL, and received his Doctorate of Pharmacy from Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy in 2017. He completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Florida Hospital Orlando. then went on to Grady Health System in Atlanta GA for his PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency. During his PGY2 year, he participated in a 24-hour in [...]

By |2020-10-19T19:12:24-05:00October 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pharmacy Near Me Podcast E1

Pharmacy Near Me Podcast E1 On this podcast, I'm trying to learn from the best in the world of pharmacy - how they stay up to date, stay healthy, stay engaged. More importantly, I'm trying to have a conversation about the non-pharmacy stuff, although since we're all drug-nerdy eventually the core content will bubble up. In this very first episode of the Pharmacy Near Me Podcast, I had a great conversation with Ruben Santiago, [...]

By |2020-09-29T14:36:33-05:00September 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Why Syntopical Reading Matters To Medical Literature

Why Syntopical Reading Matters To Medical Literature The mark of a true subject matter expert is their in-depth knowledge of the literature pertaining to that subject. As these individuals will tell you their expertise is derived from years of reading and re-reading the content, then contemplating and challenging the assumptions and conclusions, and ultimately designing experimental models to test the robustness of the findings. It is important to recognize that the origins of their knowledge [...]

By |2020-04-23T20:15:13-05:00May 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Three Ways To Develop A Health Reading Practice

Three Ways To Develop A Health Reading Practice I believe it is a myth that medical professionals read medical literature casually. That is, with no purpose. They do not simply pick up The New England Journal and read cover-to-cover as if it were a novel. This fallacy, perpetrated by academic institutions is not a healthy nor effective way to keep your professional knowledge and skills up to par. So, that begs the question: how does [...]

By |2020-10-03T08:34:01-05:00May 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Three Rules For Critiquing Studies

Three rules for critiquing studies Modern evidence-based medicine fundamentally requires a continuous flow of new evidence. As obvious statements go, it’s still a reflection on our healthcare practice today. But with thousands of new articles published on a monthly basis, the task of simply keeping up on the literature can quickly become overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to. Although not specifically about how to read a scientific paper, “How To Read A Book” can teach [...]

By |2020-04-23T20:14:12-05:00May 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rodenticides And Other Large Animal Toxins

Rodenticides And Other Large Animal Toxins Strychnine/Brucine Effects/MOA Glycine receptor antagonist on spinal cord PNS Clinical Manifestations Conscious seizures, until metabolic demands lead to AMS, multiorgan failure (renal, heart, brain, lung) MGMT/Notes Benzos, cooling, hydration, nondepolarizing NMB, urine alkalinization AC binds 1:1 so 1g/kg x 1 Effective management within first 6 hours is essential Rapid onset vs tetanus (which inhibits glycine release, not competitive antagonism) Professor Touery survived strychnine by also ingesting AC Mole/gopher poison [...]

By |2020-04-23T15:59:44-05:00April 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Carbamates Organophosphates and Riot Agents

Carbamates Organophosphates and Riot Agents Organophosphates Agents Dimethyl: azinphos-methyl, demeton-s-methyl, dichlorvos, dimethoate, fenitrothion, malathion, oxydemeton-methyl, parathion-methyl Diethy: Chlorpyrifos, diazinon, disulfoton, ethion, parathion, quinalphos diMethyl More important to give 2-paM Exposure Dermal exposure with the concentrated product or for prolonged periods of time. Volatility contributes to exposure: Dichlorvos > malathion Distributed in fat, liver, kidney, salivary gland => redistribute out, can have prolonged effects. Phosphorothioates (diethyl) may have delayed onset due to activation Clinical Manifestations PNS [...]

By |2020-04-23T15:58:58-05:00April 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Metal Toxicity and Chelators

Metal Toxicity and Chelators Aluminum (Al) Source/Events Aluminum= Anticholinergic + seizures Foil (chasing dragon) Many medical sources (meds/HD fluids) Dialysis dementia Metalworking/refining “Potroom palsy” (pulm fibrosis similar to pneumoconiosis)  Organ/Toxicity Microcytic hypochromic resistant to iron (before CNS manifestations) Inhibits delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydrogenase leading to accumulation of erythrocyte protoporphyrins Central anticholinergic effect Neuro (acute/chronic) (interacts w ACh pathway in brain, anticholinergic effect) Encephalopathy, myoclonus and seizures - CAN BE DELAYED onset of days to weeks Transported [...]

By |2020-04-23T15:57:57-05:00April 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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