What’s Your Diagnosis? a 9-month-old infant gasping for air
September 30, 2019


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But before we begin, check out if you got last month’s case right, about the 11-year-old boy with acute abdominal pain. Click here to check out the answer! read more

What’s Your Diagnosis? Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus: Overlooked and Undertreated
September 30, 2019


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But before we begin, check out if you got last month’s case, on assistance with air travel emergencies, right. Click here to check out the answer! read more

Brain Teaser: Signs of pneumothorax when seen on thoracic ultrasound
September 13, 2019


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The pediatric patient is arguably more suited for emergency ultrasound than the adult patient. Children generally have a smaller body habitus than adults and, therefore, less tissue for the ultrasound beams to penetrate. This often leads to clearer images of the different organ systems, which should yield better diagnostic accuracy. read more

Clinical Pathway for Management of Hemorrhage in Patients Taking Direct Oral Anticoagulant Agents
September 10, 2019


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Direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) agents have become commonly used over the last 9 years for treatment and prophylaxis for thromboembolic conditions, following approvals by the United States Food and Drug Administration. read more

Test Your Knowledge: Concussion in the ED
September 10, 2019


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An increasing number of patients with concussive injuries are presenting to the ED, due to a combination of factors, including media attention to sport-related concussion, early dedication to competitive sport, and improved screening and diagnostic tools for concussion. read more

Clinical Flowchart for the Diagnosis of Appendicitis in Pediatric Patients
September 10, 2019


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Appendicitis is the most common condition in children requiring emergency abdominal surgery. Delayed or missed diagnosis in young children is common and is associated with increased rates of perforation. Although several scoring systems have been developed, there is still no consensus on clinical, laboratory, and imaging criteria for diagnosing appendicitis. read more