So many great pearls in this edition of Pediatric Emergency Digest! Learn about differences in the management of shock in adults, the PROPPR trial, TXA, changing definitions of sepsis and review management of elevated ICP in critically ill children.
Shunt malfunctions and infections are both at the top of the list when it comes to Neurosurgical emergencies in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Check out the embedded pdf for a presentation I recently gave at Cincinnati Children's and the PEM Currents episode linked therein.
Ventricular CSF shunts are very common - many kids have them. The most common complications are malfunction and infection. This episode of PEM Currents reviews the basics and how you can assess for complications in CSF shunts in kids.
This Starter Pack has useful articles dealing with head injuries in children.
Listen to this episode of PEM Currents, the Pediatric Emergency Medicine podcast and learn more about the management of elevated intracranial pressure.
This edition of Why We Do What We Do focuses on the use of hypertonic saline to treat elevated intracranial pressure in children.
Post Traumatic Headaches are being seen increasingly in the Emergency Department. Let's look at some treatment options.
Just a quick reference to cardinal signs and symptoms associated with CNS tumors in various locations.
Learn which symptoms are more likely to be associated with central nervous system masses in children - especially based on the age of the patient.