Did you know that there's a new rapid strep test that can eliminate the need for a backup test if negative? You may have that test available where you work? Read on for more!
This particular paper is a modern-classic, and many of you may have already identified how it changes your practice. Review the step by step method in this edition of Facts on the Ground.
Facts on the Ground: Do radiographic features of community acquired pneumonia align with clinical findings and labs?
Can we correlate labs and symptoms with X-Ray findings in community acquired pneumonia? Find out in this edition of Facts on the Ground.
Do yourself a favor and spend the 5 to 10 minutes it takes to read the linked article and apply what you learned during your next shift in the hospital or emergency department.
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 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.
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.
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.
OK, what is a TweetStorm? Its a series of rapid fire tweets all embedded in one thread that focuses on a single topic. I just did an influenza related TweetStorm and for those of you not on Twitter here is the information I shared. Even if you are not on Twitter the embedded tweet should take you to all of the information.
In the days of cefotaxime shortages we must seek out alternative antibiotics - Check out this post for recommendations on alternative cephalosporins, especially for the febrile infant.