I can't believe we're seeing measles again! This podcast episode reviews making the diagnosis, labs to send, complications, post exposure interventions, the MMR and MMRV vaccine and lots more. I hope you find it timely and helpful.
This post details why some ethanol levels may be "positive" with a low reading of 3-8 mg/dL even if the patient didn't drink any alcohol This could have clinical/child abuse type ramifications. Read: But he didn’t drink any alcohol?!?
This edition of Facts on the Ground looks at whether or not specific gravity impacts the diagnosis of UTI. Spoiler alert - it does! Read on to find out how.
Over the years many amazing cases have been presented during the PEMPix presentation at the American Academy of Pediatrics' annual national Conference and Exhibition during the Section on Emergency Medicine Sessions. PEMPix Classics is a new featured series on PEMBlog that will highlight some of those classic cases.
The submission period for the 2019 PEMPix visual diagnosis competition to be held at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans is now open! Submissions will be accepted at PEMPix.com between April 29th 2019 and June 15, 2019. At least one of the members of the submission team should be a member of the AAP’s Section on Emergency Medicine.
This is now an annual tradition at PEMBlog. My only non medical post of the year. I still can't seem to get my act together to get out to Hallmark and buy a card for my wife. Therefore, I just have to throw a video together, last minute. I hope she enjoys it, and forgives me for not being able to express my sentiments via a card.
This edition of Facts on the Ground looks at whether or not ultrasound-guided peripheral IVs last longer.
Facts on the Ground: Meningitis and Encephalitis are rare in complex febrile seizures without worrisome symptoms
The first edition of Facts on the Ground looks at whether or not we need to perform a lumbar puncture in complex febrile seizures.
Case 1: Shoulder the burden A 13 year old presents with right shoulder and left chest pain in the setting of fever. The exam is significant for tenderness of the right shoulder and upper arm. The initial X-rays are negative. The patient subsequently underwent an MRI. [...]
This edition of Pediatric Emergency Digest, from the fellows in Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children's focuses on cognitive bias, UTI testing and whether or not pelvic exams are helpful.