Sun, 2 October 2016
The Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAM)
We cover a post from Dr. Josh Farkas on PULMcrit on lithium toxicity. The key message from the post is: a single serum lithium level doesn't necessitate dialysis, despite a recommendation from the EXTRIP working group to initiate dialysis in patients with a lithium level > 5 mEq/L . Dr. Farkas advocates for aggressive management in asymptomatic patients with chronic lithium toxicity and patients without impaired renal function.
We review rhabdomyolysis using Rosen's Emergency Medicine (8e) Chapter 160 and Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine (8e), Chapter 181.
Show notes at FOAMcast.org
Thanks for listening!
Jeremy Faust & Lauren Westafer