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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328696/enterocolitis-in-a-child-with-hirschsprung-disease
#1
Alexander W D Guillaume, Andrew C Miller, Michael C Nguyen
Hirschsprung disease is a congenital abnormality that can be surgically corrected. However, Hirschsprung-associated enterocolitis can be a life-threatening sequela. Very little has been published in the emergency medicine literature about the risk of enterocolitis and shock in patients with a history of Hirschsprung disease. We describe the case of a 6-month-old male infant with a history of multiple surgeries for Hirschsprung disease who presented to the emergency department with a seemingly benign viral gastrointestinal illness...
March 21, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328695/effect-of-biperiden-treatment-in-acute-orofacial-and-extremity-dyskinesia-with-methylphenidate-therapy
#2
Elif Acar Arslan, Erhan Arslan, Anil Kilinç, Özkan Göksu
Methylphenidate is a stimulant drug commonly prescribed to individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. The suggested underlying mechanism of acute dyskinesias is dopaminergic transmission increase. We describe a 9-year-old boy with a diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder admitted to emergency clinic with primarily orofacial and extremity dyskinesia after administration of a first dose of 18 mg OROS (osmotic [controlled] release oral) methylphenidate (Concerta). OROS methylphenidate was discontinued, and the patient's symptoms resolved within 20 minutes after injection of biperiden by intravenous route (0...
March 21, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328694/acute-painless-lower-gastrointestinal-bleed-that-mimics-meckel-diverticulum
#3
Anand Gourishankar, KuoJen Tsao
OBJECTIVE: We describe a case of gastrointestinal duplication cyst with heterotopic gastric mucosa presenting with hematochezia. CASE: The patient was a previously healthy 2-month-old girl presenting with passing fresh blood in the diaper without distress or abdominal discomfort. She was evaluated for colic prior to this episode and discharged home. Meckel scan was positive, and surgeons performed an exploratory laparotomy to identify a jejunal duplication cyst...
March 21, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328693/a-giant-pseudoaneurysm-mimicking-retropharyngeal-abscess-in-a-child
#4
Rijuneeta Gupta, Sourabha K Patro, Neha Chauhan, Ajay Kumar
Pseudoaneurysms of the cervical internal carotid artery are rare and usually result from trauma, infection, or rarely spontaneously. They harbor potential risk of life-threatening hemorrhage and warrant immediate management. Endovascular treatment in the form of stent placement and coiling is a well established technique for dealing with both intracranial and extracranial pseudoaneurysms. We present a case of a child who presented with fever, neck swelling, dysphagia, and respiratory distress in emergency for which clinical diagnosis of a neck abscess was made...
March 21, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328692/experience-with-a-care-process-model-in-the-evaluation-of-pediatric-musculoskeletal-infections-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department
#5
Lina Patel, Jeff Michael, Nancy Allen, Lisa Schroeder, Lisa Berglund, Jason G Newland
OBJECTIVES: Care process models (CPMs) for certain conditions have improved clinical outcomes in children. This study describes the implementation and impact of a CPM for the evaluation of musculoskeletal infections in a pediatric emergency department (ED). METHODS: A retrospective pre-post intervention study was performed to analyze the impact of a musculoskeletal infection CPM. Patients were identified retrospectively through electronic order history for imaging of an extremity or joint and recommended laboratory tests...
March 21, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328691/factors-associated-with-discharge-home-after-transfer-to-a-pediatric-emergency-department
#6
Erin R Peebles, Michael R Miller, Tim P Lynch, Janice A Tijssen
OBJECTIVES: The transfer of children from community emergency departments (EDs) to tertiary care pediatric EDs for investigations, interventions, or a second opinion is common. In order to improve health care system efficiency, we must have a better understanding of this population and identify areas for education and capacity building. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of all patients (aged 0-17 years) who were transferred from community ED to a pediatric ED from November 2013 to November 2014...
March 21, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328690/the-first-use-of-pralidoxime-in-a-child-with-rivastigmine-poisoning
#7
Eylem Ulaş Saz, Ali Yurtseven, Mehmet Arda Kilinç, Yusuf Sari, Hasan Ağin
The aim of this report is to describe the successful use of pralidoxime in a pediatric patient who accidentally ingested 12 mg of rivastigmine and presented to the emergency department with weakness, drowsiness, hyporeactivity to environmental stimuli, and full cholinergic syndrome. CASE: The patient presented to the emergency department 2 hours after a suspected ingestion of rivastigmine. He was sleepy but oriented and cooperative, hypotonic, and hyporeflexic and has a Glasgow Coma Scale score of 13 (E3M6V4)...
March 21, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328689/adult-chest-pain-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department-treatment-and-timeliness-from-door-in-to-door-out
#8
Jeffrey H Sacks, Peter B Flueckiger, Philip R Spandorfer, William T Mahle, Brian E Costello
OBJECTIVES: The American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association guidelines for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) recommend immediate aspirin (ASA) administration, an electrocardiogram (ECG) in less than 10 minutes, and a door-in to door-out (DIDO) time less than 30 minutes for interfacility transfer. We sought to determine if compliance is hindered when adults with suspected ACS present to pediatric facilities. METHODS: Visits to the 2 tertiary care emergency departments of a pediatric healthcare system using an adult chest pain protocol were examined from October 2006 to September 2012...
March 21, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328688/prioritizing-the-care-of-critically-ill-children-in-south-africa-how-does-screen-perform-against-other-triage-tools
#9
Bhakti Hansoti, Peter Hodkinson, Lee Wallis
OBJECTIVE: Childhood mortality remains unacceptably high. In low-resource settings, children with critical illness often present for care. Current triage strategies are time consuming and require trained health care workers. To address this limitation, our team developed a simple subjective tool, SCREEN (Sick Children Require Emergency Evaluation Now), which is easy to administer, to identify critically ill children. This article presents the development of the SCREEN program and evaluates its performance when compared with other commonly implemented triage tools in low-resource settings...
March 21, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291153/use-of-imaging-in-children-with-witnessed-physical-abuse
#10
John D Melville, Stephanie K Hertz, R Daryl Steiner, Daniel M Lindberg
OBJECTIVE: Physicians are occasionally asked to evaluate children who are reported to have been victims of witnessed abuse, but who have no injuries noted on examination. The rate of injury in these patients is presently unknown. This is important because abuse allegations are brought for both altruistic and other reasons. This study compares the use of skeletal survey and neuroimaging in well-appearing and clearly injured children reported to be victims of witnessed child abuse. METHODS: Retrospectively planned secondary analysis of the Examination of Siblings to Recognize Abuse cohort of children referred to a child abuse pediatrician with concerns for physical abuse...
March 13, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291152/medical-student-documentation-in-the-emergency-department-in-the-electronic-health-record-era-a-national-survey
#11
Ryan A Virden, F Meridith Sonnett, Abu N G A Khan
OBJECTIVES: Implementation of electronic health record (EHR) has generated a new challenge in the practice of medical student documentation in the emergency department (ED). This study discerns both the current practices and consensus opinions of pediatric ED directors and Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) student representatives regarding best practices for documentation by medical students in the ED EHR nationwide. METHODS: The authors conducted a cross-sectional Web-based survey of the directors of academic pediatric EDs and AAMC student representatives using Qualtric survey engine...
March 13, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291151/research-interest-in-pediatric-emergency-medicine-fellows
#12
Kenneth A Michelson, Lise E Nigrovic, Joshua Nagler, Constance M McAneney, Rakesh D Mistry
OBJECTIVE: Factors predictive of research career interest among pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) fellows are not known. We sought to determine the prevalence and determinants of interest in research careers among PEM fellows. METHODS: We performed an electronically distributed national survey of current PEM fellows. We assessed demographics, barriers to successful research, and beliefs about research using 4-point ordinal scales. The primary outcome was the fellow-reported predicted percentage of time devoted to clinical research 5 years after graduation...
March 13, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291150/acquired-constriction-ring-a-case-of-rubber-band-syndrome
#13
Rahel Meier, Luzian Haug, Carsten Surke, Lukas Mathys, Esther Vögelin
Rubber band syndrome is a rare entity seen in younger children mainly in communities where rubber bands are worn around the wrist for decorative purposes. When the band is worn for a long duration, it burrows through the skin and soft tissues resulting in distal edema, loss of function, and even damage to the neurovascular structures. These symptoms are difficult to relate to this rare but typical condition. We report a case of a 2¾-year-old girl with the history of a linear circumferential scar at the right wrist combined with the limited use of a swollen hand for several weeks...
March 13, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291149/binky-bites-and-other-oronasal-pressure-injuries
#14
Louisa B Mook, James B Metz, Stephen C Boos, Kenneth W Feldman
Initial examination and exploration of childhood injuries may not lead to an obvious explanation of abuse. Although abusive oronasal injuries have been described, ones including nasal destruction are rare. We describe 4 children abused using implements that ultimately were thought to have caused significant nasal tissue destruction. In 2 of the cases, a forced pacifier placement was implicated in causing pressure injuries. In the other 2 cases, gags were part of the children's injuries. All 4 children had other findings of abuse and neglect...
March 13, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277414/implementation-of-an-electronic-clinical-decision-support-tool-for-pediatric-appendicitis-within-a-hospital-network
#15
Marissa A Hendrickson, Andrew R Wey, Philippe R Gaillard, Anupam B Kharbanda
OBJECTIVES: Computed tomography (CT) has been widely used in the evaluation of children with suspected appendicitis, but concerns about ionizing radiation have increased interest in ultrasound for these patients. We sought to assess the effectiveness of an appendicitis electronic clinical decision support (E-CDS) system in increasing ultrasound and decreasing CT use in children evaluated in emergency departments (EDs) for suspected appendicitis. METHODS: This was a preintervention and postintervention analysis of an E-CDS implemented into an electronic health record system shared by an academic, tertiary-care children's hospital and a community hospital...
March 9, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277413/community-primary-care-provider-preferences-for-emergency-department-follow-up-recommendations-a-regional-study
#16
Marissa A Hendrickson, Eta Obeya, Andrew R Wey, Philippe R Gaillard
BACKGROUND: Children who present to emergency departments (EDs) for care are frequently advised to follow up with their primary care providers (PCPs) after discharge; little is known about whether PCPs agree that follow-up advised by EDs is appropriate for their patients. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to determine PCP preferences for follow-up recommendations given to their pediatric patients at the time of ED visits and to compare these preferences to reported emergency medicine provider (EMP) practice...
March 9, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277412/the-use-of-a-triage-based-protocol-for-oral-rehydration-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department
#17
Marissa A Hendrickson, Jennifer Zaremba, Andrew R Wey, Philippe R Gaillard, Anupam B Kharbanda
BACKGROUND: Guidelines recommend oral rehydration therapy (ORT) and avoidance of laboratory tests and intravenous fluids for mild to moderate dehydration in children with gastroenteritis; oral ondansetron has been shown to be an effective adjunct. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine if a triage-based, nurse-initiated protocol for early provision of ondansetron and ORT could safely improve the care of pediatric emergency department (ED) patients with symptoms of gastroenteritis...
March 9, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277411/testing-for-urinary-tract-infection-in-the-influenza-respiratory-syncytial-virus-positive-febrile-infant-aged-2-to-12-months
#18
Anna Kathleen Schlechter Salinas, David S Hains, Tamekia Jones, Camden Harrell, Mark Meredith
OBJECTIVE: Infants 12 months or younger with influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) commonly present to the emergency department (ED) with fever. Previous publications have recommended that these patients have a urinalysis and urine culture performed. We aimed to assess the prevalence of urinary tract infection (UTI) in febrile RSV/influenza positive infants aged 2 to 12 months presenting to the ED. We also examined whether the 2011 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) UTI clinical practice guidelines could be used to identify patients at lower risk of UTI...
March 9, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277410/epidemic-adolescent-binge-drinking-at-lollapalooza-a-music-festival-in-chicago
#19
Sarah E McAndrew, Tracie L Smith, Elizabeth Groothuis, Lindsay R Koressel, Sharon M Unti, Elizabeth C Powell, Robert R Tanz
OBJECTIVES: Lollapalooza (LP) is an annual 3-day outdoor music festival in Chicago. Underage drinking and drug use are believed to be common, but the burden on emergency departments (EDs) has not been documented. We assessed the burden on health care resources associated with this music festival. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of adolescent (aged 11-20 years) ED visits during LP weekend and 4 summer comparison weekends at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago, Ill, in 2014 (n = 356)...
March 9, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257313/factors-predicting-asthma-in-children-with-acute-bronchiolitis
#20
Muhammad Waseem, Seleipiri Iboroma Akobo, Faizan Shaikh, Anyelina DelaCruz, Wendy Henriquez, Mark Leber
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine if there is an association between bronchiolitis and future development of asthma in children younger than 2 years. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 1991 patients younger than 2 years presenting to the emergency department from January 2000 to December 2010 who received a clinical diagnosis of acute bronchiolitis. Their demographic information, the number of bronchiolitis episodes, and family history of asthma were recorded...
March 2, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
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