Peritonsillar abscesses are one of the most important complications of strep pharyngitis. Those of you who work in general Emergency Departments see them all the time. They are less common in Pediatric Emergency Departments. Nevertheless, recognition is clinical and we all need to know what to do with a PTA.
2020 marks the return of Briefs - focused cases that tackle the basics. This edition features a classic rash that we all should know.
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with the always delightful Dr. Patricia Chambers to talk about influenza. In our conversation we discussed how to discuss testing or not for the flu, as well as why antivirals are not always indicated.
I recently authored a post on the Cincinnati Children's blog entitled, Bronchiolitis: A New Parent’s Guide to One of the Most Common Winter Illnesses. I share a video of one of my children when they had bronchiolitis, and its been incredibly helpful in providing education over the years.
Do you need to do an LP if a child has a complex febrile seizure? Probably not. Why not? Read this post to learn about the evidence, where the guidelines are lacking and more.
This is a companion post from the first EmergiQuiz presentation block at the 2019 AAP NCE. Lear N more about congenital syphilis, which is quite “popular” right now.
This is the second of three online cases for the 2019 PEMPix presentation. It was originally submitted by Emily Hegamyer from the Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.
This PEMPix Classic case features a child with really bad teeth... OK, there's more to it than that. Just check out the case and images to learn more.
This edition in the Facts on the Ground series reviews a large retrospective study that attempts to discern a difference between normal saline and lactated ringer's in severe sepsis.
Flu season is almost here. You should be ready for it. Get yourself a flu shot, encoucrage your patients to do the same, and check out the updated AAP guideline.