Kloss & Bruce http://klossandbruce.com Medical Education Comics & Illustration Sun, 09 Jul 2017 14:38:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.6 Video Flashcard: Clonidine Overdose http://klossandbruce.com/video-flashcard-clonidine-overdose/ http://klossandbruce.com/video-flashcard-clonidine-overdose/#respond Sun, 09 Jul 2017 14:36:28 +0000 http://klossandbruce.com/?p=732 Clonidine is a central acting alpha-2 receptor agonist taken to lower blood pressure and decrease central alpha agonism in ADHD and opiate withdrawal. It can present similar to opiate overdose with miosis, hypotension, bradycardia, respiratory depression and somnolence. Treatment is often supportive with the infant or young child admitted for observation. As seen in the illustration, the child will respond to physical stimulation and can usually be quickly aroused. Naloxone can have some benefit, but usually requires larger doses than seen in opiate overdose. The use of naloxone can have some benefit if opiate overdose is suspected.

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Video Flashcard: Salvia Divinorum http://klossandbruce.com/video-flashcard-salvia-divinorum/ http://klossandbruce.com/video-flashcard-salvia-divinorum/#respond Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:00:02 +0000 http://klossandbruce.com/?p=724 Here’s one you probably haven’t heard of before! Salvia Divinorum is a psychoactive plant which induces visions and hallucinations when ingested, but usually it is smoked. The plant contains salvinorin A, a unique and potent selective K-opioid receptor agonist. Since the experience of using salvia tends towards the unpleasant, the drug is thought to have a low potential for abuse. As a dissociative agent, harm can come to the user by walking into traffic, running and tripping, falling out of a window, etc. Click here to view the video!

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Video Flashcard: Hydrofluoric Acid Toxidrome http://klossandbruce.com/video-flashcard-hydrofluoric-acid-toxidrome/ http://klossandbruce.com/video-flashcard-hydrofluoric-acid-toxidrome/#respond Wed, 25 Jan 2017 13:50:58 +0000 http://klossandbruce.com/?p=720 Hydrofluoric (HF) Acid is a very toxic acid used in glass etching, jewelry cleaning, and commercial tire rim cleaners and brick cleaners. Pain at the exposed site will be out of proportion to the area of burn. Electrolyte abnormalities, specifically hypocalcemia, can be fatal. Watch the video below and learn about it in only 5 minutes!

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Video Flashcard: Visine Prank http://klossandbruce.com/video-flashcard-visine-prank/ http://klossandbruce.com/video-flashcard-visine-prank/#comments Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:45:20 +0000 http://klossandbruce.com/?p=717 The Visine Prank was featured in the 2005 comedy Wedding Crashers based on an urban legend that a few drops into a person’s drink will cause diarrhea. This is NOT TRUE and in fact, ingestion of any of the topical imidazoline drugs can cause a serious and life threatening toxidrome. This video explains the Visine Prank, the mechanism of action of these drugs topically and the systemic effects that occur when the drug crosses the blood-brain barrier. Click the link to learn more!

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Video Flashcard: Cocaine and Levamisole http://klossandbruce.com/video-flashcard-cocaine-and-levamisole/ http://klossandbruce.com/video-flashcard-cocaine-and-levamisole/#respond Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:40:51 +0000 http://klossandbruce.com/?p=714 Listen up, medical students! Eventually, you are going to see this. Learn how to recognize the symptoms cocaine toxicity–including the effects of levamisole as a cutting agent. View this post to go to the flashcard video!

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Video Flashcard: Anticholinergic Overdose http://klossandbruce.com/video-flashcard-anticholinergic-overdose/ http://klossandbruce.com/video-flashcard-anticholinergic-overdose/#respond Mon, 02 Jan 2017 13:36:38 +0000 http://klossandbruce.com/?p=711 Medical Students: Remember, Mad as a Hatter, Dry as a Bone, Blind as a Bat, Hot as Hell, Red as a Beet! This video summarizes the anticholinergic toxidrome and includes sources and touches on treatment, most of which is supportive. Click the post to view the video!

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Video Flashcard: SALEM TIP Mnemonic http://klossandbruce.com/salem-tip-mnemonic/ http://klossandbruce.com/salem-tip-mnemonic/#respond Tue, 27 Dec 2016 00:34:43 +0000 http://klossandbruce.com/?p=705 Classic medical student mnemonic for substances causing nystagmus. Essentially alcohols, hypno-sedatives, solvents and some anti-seizure medications. Don’t forget Wernickie’s Encephalopathy (T = Thiamine deficiency) and the classic triad of: acute confusion, ataxia, and opthalmoplegia.

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Pancreatitus Mnemonic http://klossandbruce.com/pancreatitus-mnemonic/ http://klossandbruce.com/pancreatitus-mnemonic/#respond Sat, 22 Oct 2016 02:28:45 +0000 http://klossandbruce.com/?p=698 Video flashcards return! If you haven’t subscribed to the youtube channel for updates, never fear. We share them here too! Today we’ve got a quick lecture on the medical student mnemonic for the causes of acute pacreatitis: I GET SMASHED. This mnemonic is often taught in the board review books and the only one medical students tend to remember is “S” for scorpion stings. Most causes (80%) of acute pancreatitis is from either alcohol or gall stones! Watch the video below.

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VIDEO SPECIAL: Inhalants Demonstration http://klossandbruce.com/video-special-inhalants-demonstration/ http://klossandbruce.com/video-special-inhalants-demonstration/#respond Wed, 13 Jul 2016 02:04:34 +0000 http://klossandbruce.com/?p=691 Guys, we won’t lie. The contents of this video are something you will be unlikely to learn about in medical school or in residency. Use this knowledge for good, and learn about how drugs are inhaled in order to better recognize and treat patients when they come to you. This isn’t a video flashcard, this is a short lecture complete with Dr. Kloss (in the flesh) realistically demonstrating how inhalants are used depending on the substance. Adolescents are at especially high risk for this behavior, so learn to recognize it now! And don’t forget to subscribe to the Youtube Channel so you never miss a new update!

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Video Flashcard: Baclofen Overdose http://klossandbruce.com/video-flashcard-baclofen-overdose/ http://klossandbruce.com/video-flashcard-baclofen-overdose/#respond Wed, 06 Jul 2016 02:03:52 +0000 http://klossandbruce.com/?p=687 Baclofen is a central nervous system depressant used as a muscle relaxant in the treatment of multiple sclerosis, as well as for patients with spastic movements secondary to cerebral palsy or other spinal cord injury. But how can you catch an overdose? We’ll throw a review of the hypnosedative toxidrome into this one too! Watch the video below, and be sure to subscribe to the Youtube Channel for more videos!

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