Tagged ‘Infectious Diseases’

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Retropharyngeal Abscess

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A review of this rare and life-threatening pediatric illness.
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Bronchiolitis

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A brief article on bronchiolitis and ED management.
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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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Procalcitonin Utility in Acute Respiratory Illnesses (ARI)

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In patients with an acute respiratory illness (ARI), it is often difficult to determine whether a bacterial infection is the underlying etiology and whether antibiotics are warranted. Excess antibiotic use carries risk of bacterial resistance,
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