Constipation is an incredibly common problem in the Pediatric Emergency Department and amongst children who visit the Emergency Department with complaints of abdominal pain. This episode of PEM Currents, the Pediatric Emergency Medicine podcast features an interview with Danny Mallon, a Gastroenterologist from Cincinnati Children's who is an expert in managing pediatric constipation. Our discussion focused on diagnosis in the Emergency Department, management and why you don't need an X-Ray to make there diagnosis.
Check out this fantastic diagram for undifferentiated congenital heart disease in the neonate that was created by a resident in pediatrics from Baylor!
A well appearing infant with streaks of blood in the diaper. What could it be? Read on to find out.
Jason Woods is a rising star in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He hails from Denver Childrens in Colorado and is the host of a great new podcast Little Patients, Big Medicine. This podcast is definitely worth a subscribe if you care for children in the Emergency Department and should be added to your regular medical playlist.
Came across this tweet recently. Remember your slides are not speakers' notes.
OK, what is a TweetStorm? Its a series of rapid fire tweets all embedded in one thread that focuses on a single topic. I just did an influenza related TweetStorm and for those of you not on Twitter here is the information I shared. Even if you are not on Twitter the embedded tweet should take you to all of the information.
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.