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.
Status epileptics can be very stressful in the Pediatric Emergency Department. This episode of PEM Currents: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Podcast focuses on management, and will guide you through the treatment process, starting with benzodiazepines, followed by a discussion of the recent evidence for second line therapy between fosphenytoin, levetiracetam, and valproate.
This post details pediatric specific considerations from the recent ESETT trial on second line therapy in status epilepticus.
Do you need to do an LP if a child has a complex febrile seizure? Probably not. Why not? Read this post to learn about the evidence, where the guidelines are lacking and more.
This companion post to an excellent EmergiQuiz presentation delivers high yield information on myasthenia gravis and myasthenia crises.
This is the first of three exclusive online cases for the 2019 PEMPix presentation. It was originally submitted by Nisha Polavarapu, MD.
Facts on the Ground: Meningitis and Encephalitis are rare in complex febrile seizures without worrisome symptoms
The first edition of Facts on the Ground looks at whether or not we need to perform a lumbar puncture in complex febrile seizures.
Benzodiazepines are the first line treatment in status epilepticus. Find out why, and how to use them for maximum seizure stopping action.
This Starter Pack shakes things up and focuses on seizures - Febrile or otherwise.
The starter packs are a collection of previous posts on PEMBlog that I've collated to give you a leg up in the ED this summer. Enjoy this one focusing on migraine headaches. More to come soon!