Acute testicular pain is a common presenting complaint in the Pediatric Emergency Department. In this episode of PEM Currents you will learn about testicular torsion, epididymitis, torsion of the appendix testis and appendix epididymis, inguinal hernias and more. And remember, first and foremost, time is testicle!
This edition of The Reading Room is all about airway films. Drs. Kopp (Emergency Medicine) and Hasweh (Radiology) shared these cases at a recent conference in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children's. Case 1 The first case is a 2 year old healthy immunized [...]
This edition of Pediatric Emergency Department is a brief synopsis of the TEN-4, FACES and PIBIS scores for the detection of physical child abuse.
This post explores whether or not to use saline or water for irrigation, and discussed some particulars related to the technique.
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.
A concise video synopsis of David Schnadower’s study on probiotics in gastroenteritis from the New England Journal of Medicine
In an effort to better disseminate high quality and high impact research I am delighted to present to you this video that I recorded with James Gray and David Schnadower from Cincinnati Children's. I provides a quick synopsis of the recent study on probiotics in gastroenteritis and offers advice on how you can discuss this issue with parents.
Check out this in-depth interview with the lead author on the recent New England Journal paper on the use of probiotics in gastroenteritis. David Schnadower was kind enough to sit down with me and James Gray, a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow from Cincinnati Children's to talk about the study and its implications for the care of children with infectious gastroenteritis.
This edition of Pediatric Emergency Digest is chock full of learning on vomiting in children, pulmonary embolus (in grown ups), renal tubular acidosis and the use of high flow nasal cannula in bronchiolitis.
What suture should you use? Absorbable or nonabsorbable? Does it matter? Read on for more in this informative post.
The recent report of a multi-state outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 secondary to romaine lettuce may to to parental fears - specifically hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Fortunately the risk of transmission is low. But, just in case you have someone who is worried and seeking reassurance - or actually needs a work up I wanted to provide some information.