Stephen Thornton, MD

Assistant Professor and Director of Toxicology
Department of Emergency Medicine

Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
Residency: University of California San Francisco-Fresno
Toxicology Fellowship: University of California-San Diego
Clinical Focus: Emergency Medicine, Toxicology


RESEARCH, PUBLICATIONS, & PRESENTATIONS

Stephen L Thornton, Richard F Clark. Encephalopathy from unintentional donepezil and memantine ingestion. Pediatric emergency care. 09/2014; 30(9):649-50.

A Schneir, B T Ly, K Casagrande, M Darracq, S R Offerman, S Thornton, C Smollin, R Vohra, C Rangun, C Tomaszewski, R R Gerona. Comprehensive analysis of "bath salts" purchased from California stores and the internet.
Clinical toxicology (Philadelphia, Pa.). 08/2014; 52(7):651-658.

S L Thornton, M Darracq, J Lo, F L Cantrell. Castor bean seed ingestions: A state-wide poison control system's experience. Clinical Toxicology 03/2014.

Stephen L Thornton, Lisa Oller, Tama Sawyer. Fatal Intravenous Injection of Electronic Nicotine Delivery System Refilling Solution. Journal of medical toxicology: official journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology 02/2014

Stephen L Thornton, Elezer Negus, Shaun D Carstairs. Pediatric zolpidem ingestion demonstrating zero-order kinetics treated with flumazenil. Pediatric emergency care 11/2013; 29(11):1204-6.

Peter Akpunonu, Stephen Thornton, Jeremy Brudevold, Frank Cantrell. Prevalence and characteristics of hypofibrinogenemia after North American rattlesnake envenomation reported to a statewide poison control system.
North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, Atlanta Georgia; 09/2013.

Stephen L Thornton, Jehnan Liu, Kamyar Soleymani, Rebecca L Romasco, Hanieh Farid, Richard F Clark, F Lee Cantrell. Review of Experience of a Statewide Poison Control Center With Pediatric Exposures to Oral Antineoplastic Drugs in the Nonmedical Setting. American journal of therapeutics 07/2013.

Stephen L Thornton, Clayton Wood, Matthew W Friesen, Roy R Gerona. Synthetic cannabinoid use associated with acute kidney injury*. Clinical Toxicology 03/2013; 51(3):189-90.

Michael A Darracq, Stephen L Thornton, Han M Do, Dennis Bok, Richard F Clark, F Lee Cantrell. Utilization of Hyperinsulinemia Euglycemia and Intravenous Fat Emulsion Following Poison Center Recommendations. Journal of medical toxicology: official journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology 02/2013.

Murphy T, Van Houten C, Gerona RR, Moran J, Kirschner R, Marraffa J, Stork CM, Birkhead G, Newman A, Hendrickson R, Horowitz Z, Vian K, Lehman R, Thornton S, Wood C, Myers S, Orr E, Devlin J, Schwartz M. Acute Kidney Injury Associated with Synthetic Cannabinoid Use-Multiple States, 2012. MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report 02/2013; 62(6):93-8.

Stephen L Thornton, Jean Lo, Richard F Clark, Alan H B Wu, Roy R Gerona. Simultaneous detection of multiple designer drugs in serum, urine, and CSF in a patient with prolonged psychosis. Clinical Toxicology 11/2012.

Stephen Thornton. Heavy metal poisoning should be recognized as a cause of hypertension in children. American family physician 09/2012; 86(5):394

Stephen L Thornton, Kenneth T Nguyen, Spondee K Shenn, Edward M Castillo, Richard F Clark, F Lee Cantrell. A Retrospective Review of Early Gastrointestinal Symptoms in the Prediction of Crotaline Envenomation Severity. Wilderness and Environmental Medicine 06/2012.

Stephen L Thornton, Roy R Gerona, Christian A Tomaszewski. Psychosis from a bath salt product containing flephedrone and MDPV with serum, urine, and product quantification. Journal of medical toxicology: official journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology 04/2012; 8(3):310-3.

Thornton SL, Minns AB. Unintentional chronic Acetaminophen poisoning during pregnancy Resulting in liver
Transplantation. J Med Toxicol. 2012 Mar 14.

Thornton S, GutovitzS. Intravenous Overdose of Insulin Glargine without Prolonged Hypoglycemic Effects. J
Emerg Med. 2011 Nov 4.

Ly BT, Thornton SL, Buono C, Stone JA, Wu AH. False Positive Urine Phencyclidine Immunoassay Scren Result Caused by Interface by Tramadol and its Metabolites. Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Sep 14.

Abdelmalek J, Thornton S, Nizar J, Schneir A, Sanchez AP. Successful use of continuous renal replacement
therapy after hydroxocobalamin administration. Dial. Transplant. 2011; 40: 415-17.

Thornton S, Minns A, Clark RF. Massively elevated blood mercury levels after elemental mercury exposure with
minimal morbidity. Clinical Toxicology (2011), 49: 590.

Chinnock B, Thornton S, Hendey GW. Predictors of success in nurse-perfeormed ultrasound-guided cannulation.
J Emerg Med. 2007; 33: 401-5.

Thornton SL. Cyproheptadine. Toxicology Recall, 1st Ed; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.

Thornton SL. Physostigmine and Neostimgine. Toxicology Recall, 1st Ed; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.

Thornton SL. Marine Envenomation. Toxicology Recall, 1st Ed; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.

Thornton SL. Bromides. Toxicology Recall, 1st Ed; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.

Thornton SL. Bromates. Toxicology Recall, 1st Ed; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.

Thornton SL. Hydrogen Sulfide. Toxicology Recall, 1st Ed; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.

Thornton SL. Isopropanol. Toxicology Recall, 1st Ed; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.

Thornton SL. Antidiarrheal. Toxicology Recall, 1st Ed; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.

Thornton SL. Antiemetics. Toxicology Recall, 1st Ed; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.

Thornton SL. eMedicine: Pediatrics, Urinary Tract Infections and Pyelonephritis. 2008-2012.

Thornton SL, Abdelmalek J, Nizar J, Sanchez A, Schneir A. Continuous renal replacement therapy to overcome
hydroxocobolamin-induced plasma discoloration. Clinical toxicology (2011), 49:535. Poster Presentation at 2011
NACCT

Thornton SL, Nguyen K,. Shen S, Tomaszewski C, Clark RF , Cantrell FL. Early GI symptoms do not predict
antivenom use or bite severity in rattlesnake envenomation. Clinical Toxicology (2011), 49: 578. Poster
Presentation at 2011 NACCT

Thornton SL , Romasco R, SOleymani K, Clark RF, Cantrell FL, SArid H.A descriptive study of antineoplastic
drug exposures in pediatric patients 5 years old and younger. Clinical Toxicology (2011), 49: 551. Poster
Presentation at 2011 NACCT.

Last modified: Dec 09, 2014

Contact

Stephen Thornton, MD
Assistant Professor and Director of Toxicology

sthornton@kumc.edu

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