Constipation is an incredibly common problem in the Pediatric Emergency Department and amongst children who visit the Emergency Department with complaints of abdominal pain. This episode of PEM Currents, the Pediatric Emergency Medicine podcast features an interview with Danny Mallon, a Gastroenterologist from Cincinnati Children's who is an expert in managing pediatric constipation. Our discussion focused on diagnosis in the Emergency Department, management and why you don't need an X-Ray to make there diagnosis.
A well appearing infant with streaks of blood in the diaper. What could it be? Read on to find out.
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.
Learn about two recent studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine that called into question the use of specific probiotic formulations in children with gastroenteritis.
Check out the latest episode of PEMCurrents, the Pediatric Emergency Medicine podcast.
Kids eat stuff they're not supposed to. Most of the time foreign bodies pass harmlessly through the GI tract. Occasionally they will get stuck. It is your job to figure out who has an impacted foreign body, and how to diagnose and manage it. Listen to this podcast to learn more.
Go ahead and diagnose constipation based on your history and physical exam. Don't order an X-Ray if you don't need one. Read on for more in this PEMBlog exposé.
PEM Currents, the Pediatric Emergency Medicine podcast returns today with an episode focusing on upper GI bleeds. Serious UGI bleeds - you know, the ones with shock, massive transfusions and more - are fortunately rare in the Pediatric Emergency Department. However, there is a growing [...]
This edition of PEMCurrents echoes the recent post here on the PEMBlog and reviews the use of ondansetron in acute gastroenteritis. Specifically highlighting the reduction in risk of further episodes of emesis, need for intravenous fluids and immediate admission to the hospital. No matter how you like [...]
I'm not really going out on a limb when I say that constipation is a common diagnosis in the pediatric emergency department. Now, that being said, not all patients that have a diagnosis of constipation are actually constipated. I have certainly seen scenarios where parents [...]