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      Bath salts in the emergency department: a survey of emergency clinicians' experience with bath salts-intoxicated patients.

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          Several novel synthetic amphetamines have been marketed worldwide as "bath salts." The use of bath salts is associated with severe medical consequences resulting in a US federal ban over the last 3 years on the more common substances found in this group. Bath salts intoxication has a relatively nonspecific presentation, and urine toxicology confirmation in emergency departments (EDs) is impractical because the turnaround time is several days. Emergency clinicians must therefore rely heavily on patients' self-reports to verify the diagnosis. We performed an online survey of emergency clinicians to determine their degree of exposure to bath salts-intoxicated patients, the clinically relevant features of such patients, and the typical emergency management.

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          Journal
          J Addict Med
          Journal of addiction medicine
          1935-3227
          1932-0620
          : 9
          : 2
          Affiliations
          [1 ] From the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology (MV, JMJ, RMD), the Cle-veland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH; Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (JMJ, RMD), Cleveland, OH; Alcohol and Drug Recovery Center (JMJ), the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH; and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (JJ), Cleveland, OH.
          Article
          10.1097/ADM.0000000000000094
          25525943

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