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The Critically Ill Infant

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An overview of how to approach the critically ill infant
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PECARN: Febrile Neonate Decision Rule Derivation and Internal Validation

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The evaluation and management of febrile neonates remains controversial. Approximately, 10% of these patients will have a serious bacterial infection (SBI). Identification of the febrile neonate at low risk for serious bacterial infection could allow for a reduction in the rates of lumbar puncture,
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Accuracy of the Age-Adjusted Quick SOFA Score in Children

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The sepsis 3 guidelines recommended the use of the Sepsis Related Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score for early identification of sepsis in adults (Singer 2016, PMID: 26903338). An abbreviated version of SOFA (Quick SOFA or qSOFA) includes variables available at the bedside in the ED (systolic BP,
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Predicting Escalated Care in Infants With Bronchiolitis

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Bronchiolitis is the most common lower respiratory tract infection and the most common cause of admission in infants. Approximately 10% will require some airway support. The ability to identify those at risk for escalation of care would allow for appropriate disposition decisions.
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Intussusception

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A brief article on intussusception.
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Acute Otitis Media

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Acute otitis media is the most common bacterial infection in childhood
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Michael Mojica, MD

Michael Mojica, MD

Associate Editor - Pediatrics

Michael is the fellowship director and the director of education in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at NYU/Bellevue. He is most interested in evidence based clinical practice, teaching with simulation and faculty and resident development in education. He is also the editor of the PEM guides and pediatric topic reviews.