Do you need to do an LP if a child has a complex febrile seizure? Probably not. Why not? Read this post to learn about the evidence, where the guidelines are lacking and more.
Can you use D-dimer to rule out a PE in children and adolescents? And if so, how confident will you be in its ability to do so? Read this post to learn more about D-dimer, PE and children.
Michael Mojica, editor of the exceptional PEM Guides recently shared another excellent resource with me. It's entitled PEM Cars and has been updated for 2019. PEM CARS is a FREE eBook found exclusively on the Apple Books online store that includes comprehensive reviews of 200 articles from the medical literature relevant to the care of the ill or injured child in the acute care setting.
In children, orthostatic vital signs should not be a routine part of the evaluation for patient with syncope. Read this post to find out why.
Please check out, and use this free presentation on CSF shunt complications in children.
Always great to see this study make the rounds. This edition of Facts on the Ground, reviews the PRIME study comparing intranasal ketamine with fentanyl in a randomized, non inferiority trial.
Every year two cases are selected for awards from amongst the PEMPix submissions. I am proud to announce that the following two cases were our winners this year at the 2019 AAP National Conference and Exhibition Section on Emergency Medicine Program.
This is the video version of the 2019 PEMPix presentation - You can learn lots of stuff about ten amazing cases!
Hypertension shouldn't be ignored in the ED - and this companion post from an EmergiQuiz case goes to show why.
This companion post to an excellent EmergiQuiz presentation delivers high yield information on myasthenia gravis and myasthenia crises.