Let's explore the accuracy of urinalysis for urinary tract infections in febrile infants 60 days and younger shall we?
Warning - swimming pool related puns ahead...
We don't yet have a consensus on how we assess pneumonia severity. This systematic review attempts to provide some clarity.
Does giving a dose of a corticosteroid make a difference in pharyngitis? R.E.B.E.L. EM has a great succinct post on the topic.
Per a large, multicenter study the upper limit for WBC in CSF in infants with fever ≤28 days is 15 cells/mm3 and 29–60 days: 9 cells/mm3.
Primary herpetic gingivostomatitis patients have ulcerative lesions of the gingiva and mucous membranes. Learn more abut it in this edition of Briefs.
Protracted Bacterial Bronchitis in children is definitely a real thing. But should we be making this diagnosis on normal children in the Emergency Department?
OK, so this is the least exciting topic in Pediatric Emergency Medicine... With that being said, you will all see it. And we need to be good at looking at ears, diagnosing acute otitis media, and appropriately choosing when and which antibiotic to prescribe.
This episode of PEM Currents, the Pediatric Emergency Medicine podcast, is focused on when you should (and mostly) shouldn't test for the flu.