The diagnosis and management of patients with manifestations of drug-induced cardiotoxicity is challenging for even the most experienced emergency physician. The following report reviews the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of cardiotoxins to provide the front-line practitioners with evidence-based protocols for managing patients with life-threatening toxicity.
Child abuse can be difficult to recognize, especially in the often chaotic environment of the emergency department. As the leaders of the community and medical safety net that is the ED, emergency physicians play a unique role in detecting, treating, and preventing child abuse. This issue of Emergency Medicine Specialty Reports provides an update on the patterns, diagnosis, and treatment of physical child abuse injuries.