Tagged ‘Pediatrics’

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Nephrotic Syndrome

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An overview of nephrotic syndrome in the pediatric population.
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Cervical Spine Injury Risk Factors in Children with Blunt Trauma

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Pediatric cervical spine injuries (CSI) are rare (1-2%) after blunt trauma. Decision rules to identify adults at low risk of cervical spine injury have been developed (NEXUS criteria (Hoffman, NEJM 2000,
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Apneic Oxygenation Reduces Hypoxemia During Endotracheal Intubation in the Pediatric Emergency Department

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Oxygenation is particularly important in children undergoing endotracheal intubation. They have higher oxygen consumption than adults and become hypoxemic more quickly with rapid sequence intubation. Apneic oxygenation (AO) is the process of providing a high flow rate of oxygen through a standard nasal cannula prior to endotracheal intubation (ETI) without bag-valve mask ventilation.
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Retropharyngeal Abscess

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A review of this rare and life-threatening pediatric illness.
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PEM Guides Version 6.0 (2019)

PEM Guides Tags: Michael Mojica, MD June 25th, 2019 5 Comments

The new 2019 PEM Guide has been released! 183 PEM topics covered concisely in this free, point of care reference.

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“PEM (Pediatric Emergency Medicine) Guides was developed as an online,
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Levetiracetam versus Phenytoin for Second-Line Treatment of Convulsive Status Epilepticus in Children (ConSEPT): An Open-Label, Multicentre, Randomised Trial

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Status epilepticus is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Benzodiazepines are recommended as first line agents but their efficacy is approximately 50%. The most commonly recommended 2nd line agents are Phenytoin and Fosphenytoin.
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