Krokodil: Russia’s Designer Drug That Will Eat...
It sounds like a direct-to-Netflix horror movie plot — a cheap, addictive drug available in a foreign land, that turns the user’s skin a scaly green color. Soon it rots the flesh, causing the user’s skin to emulate that of a crocodile, leaving bone and muscle tissue exposed to the world. But the Russian drug known as krokodil is real. Warning: Disburbing images of the effects of...
Poisonings kill more than car crashes... →
This is slightly old data (2008), but it’s an article from today’s health section of the New York Times.
Question...hydroxocobalamin and dialysis...
Someone asked a question about the post regarding the dialysis photosensors shutting down the machine because they sense a false blood leak into the dialysate due to the red color of hydroxocobalamin. The questioner had been previously instructed to avoid hydroxycobalamin use in the context of a patient that was potentially headed towards dialysis. While this phenomenon has the potential for...