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Leukemia

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A look at ED management for pediatric patients with suspected leukemia.
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Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

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An overview of this common and highly contagious pediatric disease.
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Henoch-Schoenlein Purpura

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An overview of Henoch-Schoenlein Purpura and its management in the ED.
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Pediatric Foreign Bodies

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An overview of Pediatric Foreign Bodies and their management in the ED.
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Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

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An overview of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome and its management in the ED
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Neonatal Intestinal Emergencies

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Neonatal Intestinal Emergencies
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Journal Review

Spectrophotometry or Visual Inspection for Xanthochromia

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Although non-contrast head CT (NCHCT) has near perfect sensitivity (98-100%) in detecting aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) when performed within 6 hours of headache onset, sensitivity declines after 6 hours. As a result of declining sensitivity, lumbar puncture (LP) continues to be part of the workup in suspected SAH. An LP gives providers the ability to perform CSF analysis for red blood cells and detect xanthochromia by visual inspection or spectrophotometry.
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