Case Studies

Case Studies

Treating Beta-Blocker Overdose When First-Line Therapies Fail

Treating Beta-Blocker Overdose When First-Line Therapies Fail

A case study in Pharmacotherapy describes a patient with metoprolol overdose who developed cardiac arrest and worsening progression after numerous initial treatments but improved with dextrose supplementation (hyperinsulinemia/ euglycemia [HIE]), and intravenous lipid emulsion (ILE) therapy.

Patient with Elevated HbA1c But No Symptoms of Diabetes

Patient with Elevated HbA1c But No Symptoms of Diabetes

Appearing in the Journal of Medical Cases, a case study outlines what is only the fourth reported case worldwide of a rare hemoglobin (Hb) variant, Hb South Florida (Hb-SF) that can cause falsely elevated HbA1c results during standard laboratory testing in the range of poorly controlled diabetes mellitus.

Is Oseltamivir-Warfarin Interaction to Blame for Elevated INR?

Is Oseltamivir-Warfarin Interaction to Blame for Elevated INR?

A case study in Pediatrics describes the first published report of a potential oseltamivir-warfarin interaction in a child with influenza and hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome in Pregnant Woman

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome in Pregnant Woman

Syndrome should be considered in pregnant women with intractable nausea relieved by bathing

Spice + Statin Likely Culprit in Patient with Acute Hepatitis

Spice + Statin Likely Culprit in Patient with Acute Hepatitis

A case study of a woman with likely cinnamon-statin combination induced hepatitis emphasizes the potential dangers of concomitant use of dietary supplements with certain medications.

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