Cecal volvulus is rare but a big deal

I've only seen this a few times, but each case presented with a very ill child with an acute obstruction. Check out the linked post from @PedEMMorsels / Sean Fox. feedproxy.google.com/~r/PedEMmorsels/~3/a9OjmqdaSrs/ Per Sean key X-ray findings reveal that the "cecum may be dilated and located [...]

By |2018-09-14T08:06:22+00:00September 14th, 2018|Surgery|

New CDC Concussion Guideline From JAMA Pediatrics

This guideline from the Centers for Disease Control is based on a previous systematic review of the literature and includes clinical recommendations for mild traumatic brain injury in children. — Read on jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2698456 I'd definitely consider this a must read.

By |2018-09-04T14:53:34+00:00September 4th, 2018|Trauma|


There are multiple topical anesthetics that we use in the ED. The common theme is that all of these drugs with -caine cause sodium channel inhibition in nerves, which blocks axonal transmission leading to the typical numbness and and localized weakness. I admit that it can be a bit confusing as to which one you should use and when. The aim of this post is therefore to help provide some clarity.

By |2018-08-09T20:58:06+00:00August 10th, 2018|Procedures|
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