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Episode #32: New Antidote and Approach for Cyanide Toxicity

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Dr. Vik Bebarta, Chief of Medical Toxicology at Wilford Hall Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio will discuss cyanide toxicity and its risk of toxicity. He will discuss its threat as a terrorist weapon, a toxin in house fires, and an agent of suicide. He will also discuss antidotes, including recent data in new antidotes and new approaches to treatment. Dr. Bebarta's award-winning research seeks to evaluate antidotes and improve the treatment of acute cyanide toxicity in critically ill patients.

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