This episode of PEM Currents is all about anaphylaxis and admissions to the hospital. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Tim Dribin and asking him about his recent paper in PLUS ONE and how we might one day reduce the number of kids we admitted to the hospital.
Anaphylaxis is a common diagnosis in the Pediatric Emergency Department. We know that the risk of biphasic reaction exists, and that it can occur as far out as 72 -hours after the initial reaction. Many will observe children for up to 4 to 6 hours [...]
In the days of cefotaxime shortages we must seek out alternative antibiotics - Check out this post for recommendations on alternative cephalosporins, especially for the febrile infant.
Did you know that up to 9% of URIs are eventually complicated by acute sinusitis in children? This episode of PEM Currents, the Pediatric Emergency Medicine podcast focuses on making the diagnosis of acute bacterial rhinosinusitis clinically and when to pull the antibiotic prescription trigger.
Acute testicular pain is a common presenting complaint in the Pediatric Emergency Department. In this episode of PEM Currents you will learn about testicular torsion, epididymitis, torsion of the appendix testis and appendix epididymis, inguinal hernias and more. And remember, first and foremost, time is testicle!
This edition of The Reading Room is all about airway films. Drs. Kopp (Emergency Medicine) and Hasweh (Radiology) shared these cases at a recent conference in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children's. Case 1 The first case is a 2 year old healthy immunized [...]
This edition of Pediatric Emergency Department is a brief synopsis of the TEN-4, FACES and PIBIS scores for the detection of physical child abuse.
This post explores whether or not to use saline or water for irrigation, and discussed some particulars related to the technique.
Influenza season is in full swing. Most areas of the US are seeing widespread influenza activity.Though some patients can become very ill, and even die most do well. The main purpose of this post is to encourage you to use clinical history and physical examination to allow you to make the diagnosis of influenza, especially when disease prevalence is high. The bottom line is that you are smart, and if you think it is the flu you are probably right.
Pediatric fracture interpretation revolves around the Salter-Harris Classification System. Ultimately, the five subtypes have important implications for management and healing. Learn all about them in this edition of The Reading Room, a new Radiology focused series on PEMBlog.