UnfilterED #8: Dr. Christopher Hoyte - The Emergency Medical Minute

UnfilterED #8: Dr. Christopher Hoyte

Dr. Chris Hoyte is an ED physician, toxicologist and researcher based in Denver, CO. He was featured in Bring Em’ All: Chaos. Care. Stories from Medicine’s Front Line, a book celebrating emergency physicians through personal testimonies and photography on the frontlines captured by legendary photographer, Eugene Richards. 

 

Time Stamps:

01:25 – Dr. Hoyte’s Origin Story

05:01 – What Drew Dr. Hoyte to Medical Toxicology?

08:22 – Dr. Hoyte’s Most Interesting Toxicology Cases

  • 08:52 – King Cobra Bite
  • 13:31 – Verapamil Overdose
  • 16:47 – Mass Cyanide Poisoning

19:16 – The Looming Threat of Biological Warfare and the Need for Emergency Preparedness

25:07 – How COVID-19 Affected Dr. Hoyte’s Job as a Toxicologist

30:19 – How Does the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center Handle Its Large Workload

35:56 – Cannabinoid Exposures

42:05 – The Future of Toxicology

 

Publications from Dr. Hoyte:

A Characterization of Synthetic Cannabinoid Exposures Reported to the National Poison Data System in 2010

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22575211/

An Outbreak of Exposure to a Novel Synthetic Cannabinoid

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3983965/

The Continued Impact of Marijuana Legalization on Unintentional Pediatric Exposures in Colorado

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30288992/

Pediatric Death Due to Myocarditis After Exposure to Cannabis

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5965161/

Anaphylaxis to Black Widow Spider Antivenom

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21641165/

 

Intro Music:

Backbay Lounge Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

 

Find the rest of the UnfilterED series here.

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