You don’t need a test to diagnose the flu

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.

By | 2018-01-23T12:42:31+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Infectious Diseases|

50 Words – January 2018

This is a new feature on PEMBlog. I will be summarizing recent articles in 50 words (or less). I know that all of you are busy, so I wanted to give a quick synopsis of current literature, and offer you a chance to see what's out there. I highly encourage you to look at the individual studies to see what conclusions you'll draw on your own of course.

By | 2018-02-25T17:18:40+00:00 January 10th, 2018|50 Words|

2017 Year in Review

It is natural to reflect at the end of the year. I wanted to share this post as a way to thank all of my readers and contributors and to give a full accounting of how the site performed over the past year. Sharing this data will hopefully allow me to continue to improve the site and expand PEMBlog's educational reach in the service of my ongoing efforts to teach as many providers as possible about the care of ill and injured children.

By | 2018-01-04T11:07:20+00:00 January 4th, 2018|PEMBlog Updates|
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