Question of the Day – Thursday July 23, 2020

Increased occupational exposure to styrene increases the concentration of this metabolite found in the urine?   A recent study in 53 plastic injection workers by Mohamadyan M et al. revealed that increased occupational exposure to styrene increased mandelic acid concentrations in the urine. Mohamadyan M…

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Question of the Day – Wednesday July 22, 2020

The spur winged goose holds this toxin within its tissue?   The spur winged goose has a diet that includes ingestion of blister beetles. Cantharidin is held within the tissue of the fowl and can result in poisoning if ingested. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spur-winged_goose. Accessed 24 June 2020

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Question of the Day – Tuesday July 21, 2020

A recent study suggests that B-oxidation inhibition may play a role in initiation of hepatotoxicity after this commonly used xenobiotic?   Ganetsky M et al. performed a metabolomic analysis of acetaminophen induced subclinical liver injury to attempt to determine the role of 2E1 inhibition on…

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Question of the Day – Monday July 20, 2020

“ZaZa” and “Tianna Red” are common names for this substance that has recently increased in use in the US?   Tianeptine is an antidepressant approved in some European countries with the trade names of Coaxil or Stablon. Over the past several years, tianeptine misuse and…

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Question of the Day – Friday July 17, 2020

This laboratory finding was associated with deficits in episodic memory dysfunction in patients with acute organophosphate poisoning?   Complete RBC-AChE inhibition, compared to partial inhibition, was associated with deficits in episodic memory in patients that had acute organophosphate poisoning. These patients had poorer episodic memory…

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Question of the Day – Thursday July 16, 2020

This mitochondrial uncoupler recently was shown to reverse obesity and insulin resistance in mice.   BAM15 is a mitochondrial uncoupler, structurally unrelated to dinitrophenol, and in a recent mouse model was shown to be orally bioavailable and decreased body fat mass. In this model and…

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Question of the Day – Wednesday July 15, 2020

Performance and image enhancing drugs (“PIED”) are increasingly available and easily accessible online and on the black market. A recent analysis analyzed 400 products from samples confiscated in Italy over a 2 year period. What was the percentage of substances that had a qualitative analysis…

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Question of the Day – Tuesday July 14, 2020

In a recent retrospective analysis of fatal iatrogenic therapeutic errors reported to National Poison Data System, this group of drugs was responsible for the most number of cases?   In the recent review, specific medications were known in 171 out of 172 cases with cardiac…

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Question of the Day – Monday July 13, 2020

The FDA recently sent out an alert about a potential drug interaction with remdesivir and this drug?   On June 15, 2020 the Food and Drug Administration issued an alert about a potential drug interaction between remdesivir and hydroxychloroquine. The interaction may result in reduced…

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Question of the Day – Friday July 10, 2020

What is coturnism?   Coturnism is a rare cause of rhabdomyolysis after consumption of the European migratory quail. It is believed that a diet of hemlock seeds by the quail is the cause. (Korkmaz I et al. Quail consumption can be harmful. J Emerg Med…

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