Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) is an evolving clinical entity that is occurring, possibly in association with or following a COVID-19 infection. This episode of PEM Currents expands upon a recent PEMBlog post, as well as includes information from two studies published in The LANCET as well as included in a recent CDC webinar. This episode also provides recommendations on lab workup and the evolving criteria for diagnosis and the current case definition from the CDC.
This is obviously still an evolving issue, but here is a summary of initial data, along with some preliminary recommendations on the "Kawasaki-like" illness in COVID-19 children. AKA - Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children.
Pulmonary emboli happen in kids too - but for those of you tasked with caring for adults during the COVID-19 pandemic (and beyond) I bring you this podcast episode in collaboration with the POPCoRN Network on PE diagnosis and management.
I have partnered with POPCoRN, the Pediatric Overflow Planning Contingency Response Network to deliver content that will benefit those of us who may have been asked to care for adults both in their native habitat, and in our pediatric facilities. Marie Pfarr, a Hospital Medicine physician from Cincinnati Children's delivers some timely content on stroke in adults in this brief, focused episode.
Archit Sahai, Pediatric Resident from Cincinnati Children's wondered whether or not we should get a right lower quadrant ultrasound if a child with strep, flu, or mono has right lower quadrant pain. I bet a lot of you have asked that same question.
High flow nasal cannula may help infants with bronchiolitis from getting worse. It also might not. What's clear is that the literature has not sufficiently answered all of our questions. There's a lot more that we could stand to learn about this popular therapy.
Which procedures are aerosol generating? This post discusses one approach on how to answer the droplet versus aerosol question in your practice environment.
This video details how to make an N95 mask from an anesthesia mask, a viral filter and straps from a nebulizer mask.
The exponential spread of coronavirus is real. This sobering read speaks to how the swiftness of the response makes a difference.
Soap and water really does a good job killing coronavirus!