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.
This Starter Pack focuses on migraines in the ED. Learn why antiemetics are first line, why valproate is second line, and more.
Yes, I'm on Spring Break this week. So, no "new" content. But what if you haven't dove into the PEMBlog Archives? Check out a few of my educational series posts here.
Post Traumatic Headaches are being seen increasingly in the Emergency Department. Let's look at some treatment options.
These three cases all share the common thread of convulsions. I'll update soon with my thoughts. Until then share you thoughts in the comments.
Check out these resources that reinforce concepts taught in a recent education session at Cincinnati Childrens.
This edition of PEMCurrents, the Pediatric Emergency Medicine podcast focuses on the management of status epilepticus.
Up to 40% of patients that have syncope have some manner of convulsions that are often mistaken for seizures. The purpose of this post is to examine how we differentiate between convulsions in a epileptic seizure versus those that occur when a patient faints.
Learn which symptoms are more likely to be associated with central nervous system masses in children - especially based on the age of the patient.