Oral caffeine for post lumbar puncture headache

Can you give oral caffeine for a post lumbar puncture headache? Sure! It is cost effective and works.

August 30th, 2016|Neurology, Procedures|

How to succeed on your next Lumbar Puncture

Lumbar Punctures can be intimidating. They don't have to be. Check out this post from Bryce Carter, a resident at Cincinnati Children's on factors associated with success when performing a LP.

August 23rd, 2016|Procedures|

Summer Reading List: Kocher Criteria

This article in the PEM Blog Summer Reading List is none other than the one that spawned the Kocher Criteria to differentiate septic hip from transient synovitis.

August 18th, 2016|Infectious Diseases, Orthopedics|

A brief educational video on SVT

As a follow up to the education session this past Friday from the Emergency Department rotation at Cincinnati Children's (and for the benefit of my readers on the inter webs) I wanted to share this brief didactic video on paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia.

August 15th, 2016|Cardiology|

Summer Reading List: Ipratropium in asthma exacerbations

The Summer Reading List brings you a randomized controlled trial on the use of ipratropium in asthma exacerbations.

August 11th, 2016|Pulmonology|

Summer Reading List: UTI Practice Guideline in febrile children 2-24 months

The Summer Reading List brings you great articles in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Here is the UTI Clinical Practice Guideline for children 2-24 months with fever.

August 9th, 2016|Infectious Diseases|

Summer Reading List: Identifying Low-Risk Children with Blunt Abdominal Injuries

This entry in the PEMBlog Summer Reading List is a seminal paper detailing a decision rule to evaluate children at low risk for serious injury in blunt abdominal trauma.

August 3rd, 2016|Trauma|

Summer Reading List: Bacterial Meningitis Score

The Summer Reading List brings you great articles in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. First up the Bacterial Meningitis Score from Nigrovic et al.

August 1st, 2016|Infectious Diseases|

AAP releases policy statement on the management of pediatric trauma

Brief thoughts on the recently released AAP Policy Statement on the management of pediatric trauma.

July 26th, 2016|Trauma|

Testicular Pain Starter Pack

This starter pack focuses on conditions seen below the belt in male patients.

July 21st, 2016|Urology|