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 companion post to an excellent EmergiQuiz presentation delivers high yield information on myasthenia gravis and myasthenia crises.
This is the first of three exclusive online cases for the 2019 PEMPix presentation. It was originally submitted by Nisha Polavarapu, MD.
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.
Benzodiazepines are the first line treatment in status epilepticus. Find out why, and how to use them for maximum seizure stopping action.
This Starter Pack shakes things up and focuses on seizures - Febrile or otherwise.
The starter packs are a collection of previous posts on PEMBlog that I've collated to give you a leg up in the ED this summer. Enjoy this one focusing on migraine headaches. More to come soon!
This edition of Why We Do What We Do focuses on the use of hypertonic saline to treat elevated intracranial pressure in children.
Don't hold you breath while listening to this podcast - because you'd be doing so for longer than 20 seconds - and you will have apnea. Do however, listen to learn more about cyanotic and pallid breath holding spells so that you can be prepared to diagnose and manage them in the Emergency Department.
Can you give oral caffeine for a post lumbar puncture headache? Sure! It is cost effective and works.