Podcast #32: USAF Doctor Advances Research and Treatment for Cyanide Poisoning

Dr. (Maj.) Vik Bebarta, an Air Force doctor and toxicology specialist at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, TX is researching better tools to diagnose and treat acute cyanide toxicity in critically ill patients, like those stricken during terrorist attacks. One of Bebarta’s projects, which compared cyanide antidote treatments, won this year’s Best Basic Science Research Award from the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine.

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