Methamphetamine: clinical presentation and treatment options
In this episode, hear the experts discuss pitfalls and pearls regarding the unpredictable presentations that can occur in patients abusing methamphetamine.
Much national attention has been focused on opioid abuse in recent years. Yet, in the California’s Central Valley, we can trace many drug-related accidents and illnesses to methamphetamine, the leading cause of death of fatal overdoses in California’s San Joaquin Valley. American Ambulance Podcast cohost, Dr. Patil Armenian, is a UCSF toxicologist who shares a wealth of knowledge about the epidemiology of this epidemic.
The hosts of the podcast spend time on the pathophysiology of methamphetamine, how this drug affects a patient's clinical presentation and treatment options.
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