Pulmonary emboli happen in kids too - but for those of you tasked with caring for adults during the COVID-19 pandemic (and beyond) I bring you this podcast episode in collaboration with the POPCoRN Network on PE diagnosis and management.
High flow nasal cannula may help infants with bronchiolitis from getting worse. It also might not. What's clear is that the literature has not sufficiently answered all of our questions. There's a lot more that we could stand to learn about this popular therapy.
This post gives some recommendations on what to do if you suspect vaping associated lung injury
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.