Protracted Bacterial Bronchitis in children is definitely a real thing. But should we be making this diagnosis on normal children in the Emergency Department?
Heliox is readily available but the evidence just isn't quite there for asthma, bronchiolitis or croup. Special thanks to Theresa Frey from the Division of Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children's for her help wth this post.
This collection of posts is all about asthma - which I suspect you'll see in the ED at least a few times during your career.
All that wheezes is not asthma. And vocal cord dysfunction is not wheezing. Learn more about how vocal cord dysfunction is mistaken for wheezing, and how to make the diagnosis in this episode of PEM Currents, the Pediatric Emergency Medicine podcast.
The 6th article in the AAP Top 10 of 2016 is a randomized controlled trial of single dose Dex versus 3 daily doses of prednisone in asthma exacerbations.
The Summer Reading List brings you a randomized controlled trial on the use of ipratropium in asthma exacerbations.
Here are some asthma related resources for asthma to get you started in the Emergency Department.
Is D-dimer useful in ruling out PE in kids? Read on to find out more.
Should we be giving corticosteroids to children with community acquired pneumonia? The answer is not so simple, read on for more.
This edition of PEM Currents is all about respiratory distress. You'll learn about initial management, diagnosis and more!