Ventricular CSF shunts are very common - many kids have them. The most common complications are malfunction and infection. This episode of PEM Currents reviews the basics and how you can assess for complications in CSF shunts in kids.
PEMBlog was born in August 2012. In the last 5 years it has grown beyond my wildest expectations thanks to you, the readers and contributors. Thank you!
This Starter Pack has useful articles dealing with head injuries in children.
This Starter Pack is all about acute appendicitis. I have a feeling that you will see this is the very near future in the ED.
Time is Testicle! This Starter Pack is focused only on 50% of the population, but on a relatively common presenting complaint in the Pediatric Emergency Department.
This Starter Pack is designed to give you a quick primer on all things community acquired pneumonia.
This starter pack centers on procedural sedation - mostly with ketamine, which by and large is (one of) the most commonly used agent in children for procedures in the ED.
Nearly all of you will see a child with croup. Therefore I present this Starter Pack with information on those who bark.
Kidney stones are being diagnosed in younger children like never before. This Starter Pack highlights my kidney stone series that previously appeared on PEMBlog.
This Starter Pack shakes things up and focuses on seizures - Febrile or otherwise.