Incision and loop drainage of cutaneous abscesses: What’s the evidence?

This excellent article comes courtesy of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center senior resident Landon Krantz, MD - who performed a thorough literature review and wrote a concise, informative review of the titular technique.   Subcutaneous abscesses are a common presenting problem in pediatric emergency rooms, and [...]

By |2016-12-14T12:56:46-04:00July 10th, 2015|Infectious Diseases, Procedures|


In adults calculating the ankle-brachial index (ABI) is a relatively simple way to confirm the clinical suspicion of lower extremity arterial occlusive disease. In pediatric lower extremity limb injury patients where vascular compromise is a concern (think bad fractures, lawnmower calamities) it may also be a helpful test. [...]

By |2016-12-14T12:56:46-04:00May 19th, 2015|Procedures, Surgery, Trauma|
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