What’s Your Diagnosis? A 1-year-old Boy With Rhinorrhea
January 3, 2020


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But before we begin, check out if you got last month’s case right, about a 4-year-old with fever, right leg pain, and difficulty walking. Click here to check out the answer! read more

Test Your Knowledge: Pediatric Septic Arthritis and Osteomyelitis Management in the ED
December 18, 2019


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Septic arthritis and osteomyelitis often present with a subacute course of illness and vague signs and symptoms. Both diagnoses are true emergencies, and these conditions must be promptly diagnosed and treated to avoid adverse sequalae. read more

Pitfalls To Avoid With Septic Arthritis And Osteomyelitis In Pediatric Patients
December 11, 2019


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Septic arthritis and osteomyelitis often present with a subacute course of illness and vague signs and symptoms. Both diagnoses are true emergencies, and these conditions must be promptly diagnosed and treated to avoid adverse sequalae. read more

Influenza Risk Management Pitfalls to Avoid in the Emergency Department
December 11, 2019


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Patients presenting to the ED with “influenza-like illness” (cough, sore throat, fever) are typical in the fall and winter. How can you tell whether a patient might have influenza and infect others with a potentially dangerous strain? read more

What’s Your Diagnosis? A 4-year-old with fever, right leg pain, and difficulty walking
November 29, 2019


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But before we begin, check out if you got last month’s case right, about a 7-year-old boy after a generalized seizure lasting 2 minutes Click here to check out the answer! read more

Test Your Knowledge: Pediatric Stroke: Diagnosis and Management in the ED
November 21, 2019


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Stroke is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children. The etiologies, risk factors, and presentation of stroke differ from those of adults, and the diagnosis of stroke is often delayed in children. The management of pediatric stroke can be challenging because there are few data to support the efficacy of interventions. read more

Summary of Recommendations for ED Management of the Acute Bronchiolitis in Pediatric Patients
November 7, 2019


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Differentiating bronchiolitis from asthma and reactive airway disease in young children can be challenging, and a rapidly changing clinical presentation can confound accurate assessment of the severity of the illness. read more

Right for the Season: Clinical Flowchart for Management of Burns in the Emergency Department
November 7, 2019


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Holidays are busy times for everyone, including emergency departments. Maybe it’s the rushing around during preparation or too many people in the kitchen, but inevitably someone gets hurt and burns are among the top injuries seen in the ED during the Thanksgiving holidays. read more

What’s Your Diagnosis? a 7-year-old boy after a generalized seizure lasting 2 minutes
November 1, 2019


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But before we begin, check out if you got last month’s case right, about the 9-month-old infant gasping for air. Click here to check out the answer! read more

What’s Your Diagnosis? Pain Management: Beyond Opioids
November 1, 2019


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But before we begin, check out if you got last month’s case, on nonconvulsive status epilepticus, right. Click here to check out the answer!

Case Presentation: A 73-year-old woman in the ED after “twisting” her ankle read more