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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771484/management-of-multiply-injured-pediatric-trauma-patients-in-the-emergency-department
#1
Andria Tatem, Rupa Kapoor
Management of the child with multiple traumatic injuries can be challenging, and important injuries may not be readily recognized. Early recognition of serious injuries, initiation of appropriate diagnostic studies, and rapid stabilization of injuries are key to decreasing morbidity and mortality in the multiply injured pediatric trauma patient. The differential diagnosis for these patients is wide, and treatment is targeted to the specific injuries. In this issue, a systematic approach to the multiply injured pediatric patient will be reviewed, with specific attention to commonly missed injuries and those injuries that may cause significant morbidity or mortality...
June 2018: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718649/synthetic-drug-intoxication-in-children-recognition-and-management-in-the-emergency-department-digest
#2
Rahul Shah, Carl R Baum, Kathryn H Pade
When children and adolescents present to the emergency department with agitation or mental status changes, intoxication from synthetic drug use should be in the differential diagnosis. Identifying the responsible compound(s) may be difficult, so asking the patient broad questions and utilizing appropriate diagnostic studies, when indicated, will aid in making the diagnosis and help identify more-serious complications. This issue discusses the challenges presented by the changing chemical formulations of synthetic cannabinoids, cathinones, and phenethylamines; outlines common presentations of intoxication from these substances; and summarizes best practices for evaluating and managing patients who present with intoxication after consumption of these synthetic drugs of abuse...
May 1, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697923/synthetic-drug-intoxication-in-children-recognition-and-management-in-the-emergency-department
#3
Rahul Shah, Carl R Baum
When children and adolescents present to the emergency department with agitation or mental status changes, intoxication from synthetic drug use should be in the differential diagnosis. Identifying the responsible compound(s) may be difficult, so asking the patient broad questions and utilizing appropriate diagnostic studies, when indicated, will aid in making the diagnosis and help identify more-serious complications. This issue discusses the challenges presented by the changing chemical formulations of synthetic cannabinoids, cathinones, and phenethylamines; outlines common presentations of intoxication from these substances; and summarizes best practices for evaluating and managing patients who present with intoxication after consumption of these synthetic drugs of abuse...
May 2018: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29634897/pediatric-emergency-transport-communication-and-coordination-are-key-to-improving-outcomes-digest
#4
Abraham Gallegos, Vijay Prasad, Calvin G Lowe, Molly Wormley
Pediatric patients who are critically ill or who require urgent subspecialty evaluation or specialized imaging, equipment, or procedures must often be transferred to tertiary care centers. The safe execution of interfacility transfer requires the coordination between the facility healthcare teams at each end of the transfer as well as the transport team. This issue discusses the process of interfacility transfer, the required services, the role of the emergency clinician, the role of the pediatric transport team, and the commonly used diagnostic studies and treatment needed during interfacility transfers of pediatric patients...
April 1, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617546/calculated-decisions-parkland-formula-for-burns
#5
David Zodda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29565527/pediatric-emergency-transport-communication-and-coordination-are-key-to-improving-outcomes
#6
Abraham Gallegos, Vijay Prasad, Calvin G Lowe
Pediatric patients who are critically ill or who require urgent subspecialty evaluation or specialized imaging, equipment, or procedures must often be transferred to tertiary care centers. The safe execution of interfacility transfer requires the coordination between the facility healthcare teams at each end of the transfer as well as the transport team. This issue discusses the process of interfacility transfer, the required services, the role of the emergency clinician, the role of the pediatric transport team, and the commonly used diagnostic studies and treatment needed during interfacility transfers of pediatric patients...
April 2018: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490126/corticosteroid-use-in-management-of-pediatric-emergency-conditions
#7
Asalim Thabet, Tyler Greenfield, Richard M Cantor
Corticosteroids have been used for over half a century to treat various inflammatory disorders; however, their use in many pediatric conditions remains controversial. This issue reviews evidence on corticosteroid treatment in acute asthma exacerbations, croup, acute pharyngitis, anaphylaxis, acute spinal injury, and bacterial meningitis. While corticosteroids are clearly indicated for management of asthma exacerbations and croup, they are not universally recommended for potential spinal cord injury. Due to insufficient data or conflicting data, corticosteroids may be considered in children with acute pharyngitis, anaphylaxis, and bacterial meningitis...
March 2018: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490125/corticosteroid-use-in-management-of-pediatric-emergency-conditions-digest
#8
Asalim Thabet, Tyler Greenfield, Richard M Cantor, Bryan Wilson
Corticosteroids have been used for over half a century to treat various inflammatory disorders; however, their use in many pediatric conditions remains controversial. This issue reviews evidence on corticosteroid treatment in acute asthma exacerbations, croup, acute pharyngitis, anaphylaxis, acute spinal injury, and bacterial meningitis. While corticosteroids are clearly indicated for management of asthma exacerbations and croup, they are not universally recommended for potential spinal cord injury. Due to insufficient data or conflicting data, corticosteroids may be considered in children with acute pharyngitis, anaphylaxis, and bacterial meningitis...
March 1, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388753/acute-gastroenteritis-evidence-based-management-of-pediatric-patients-digest
#9
KeriAnne Brady, Kathryn H Pade
Although most cases of acute gastroenteritis require minimal medical intervention, severe dehydration and hypoglycemia may develop in cases of prolonged vomiting and diarrhea. The mainstay of treatment for mild-to-moderately dehydrated patients with acute gastroenteritis should be oral rehydration solution. Antiemetics allow for improved tolerance of oral rehydration solution, and, when used appropriately, can decrease the need for intravenous fluids and hospitalization. This issue reviews the common etiologies of acute gastroenteritis, discusses more-severe conditions that should be considered in the differential diagnosis, and provides evidence-based recommendations for management of acute gastroenteritis in patients with mild-to-moderate dehydration, severe dehydration, and hypoglycemia...
February 1, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29369591/acute-gastroenteritis-evidence-based-management-of-pediatric-patients
#10
KeriAnne Brady
Although most cases of acute gastroenteritis require minimal medical intervention, severe dehydration and hypoglycemia may develop in cases of prolonged vomiting and diarrhea. The mainstay of treatment for mild-to-moderately dehydrated patients with acute gastroenteritis should be oral rehydration solution. Antiemetics allow for improved tolerance of oral rehydration solution, and, when used appropriately, can decrease the need for intravenous fluids and hospitalization. This issue reviews the common etiologies of acute gastroenteritis, discusses more-severe conditions that should be considered in the differential diagnosis, and provides evidence-based recommendations for management of acute gastroenteritis in patients with mild-to-moderate dehydration, severe dehydration, and hypoglycemia...
February 2018: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29363929/best-practices-in-managing-child-and-adolescent-behavioral-health-emergencies-digest
#11
Vera Feuer, Joshua Rocker, Babar M Saggu, Jason M Andrus, Molly Wormley
Behavioral health emergencies most commonly present as depression, suicidal behavior, aggression, and severe disorganization. Emergency clinicians should avoid relying solely on past medical history or previous psychiatric diagnoses that might prematurely rule out medical pathologies. Treatments for behavioral health emergencies consist of de-escalation interventions aimed at preventing agitation, aggression, and harm. This issue reviews medical pathologies and underlying causes that can result in psychiatric presentations and summarizes evidence-based practices to evaluate, manage, and refer patients with behavioral health emergencies...
January 22, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261480/best-practices-in-managing-child-and-adolescent-behavioral-health-emergencies
#12
Vera Feuer, Joshua Rocker, Babar M Saggu, Jason M Andrus
Behavioral health emergencies most commonly present as depression, suicidal behavior, aggression, and severe disorganization. Emergency clinicians should avoid relying solely on past medical history or previous psychiatric diagnoses that might prematurely rule out medical pathologies. Treatments for behavioral health emergencies consist of de-escalation interventions aimed at preventing agitation, aggression, and harm. This issue reviews medical pathologies and underlying causes that can result in psychiatric presentations and summarizes evidence-based practices to evaluate, manage, and refer patients with behavioral health emergencies...
January 2018: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29266905/diagnosis-and-management-of-group-a-streptococcal-pharyngitis-and-associated-complications-digest
#13
Michelle N Vazquez, Jennifere E Sanders, Bryan Wilson
Although group A Streptococcus (GAS) pharyngitis is the most common cause of bacterial pharyngitis in children and adolescents, many viral and bacterial infections mimic the symptoms of GAS pharyngitis. Emergency clinicians must recognize the symptomatology of GAS pharyngitis and use appropriate means of diagnosis and treatment to promote good antibiotic stewardship. This issue reviews the signs and symptoms of GAS pharyngitis, as well as associated complications, and provides recommendations for appropriate treatment that focuses on reducing the severity and duration of symptoms, reducing the incidence of nonsuppurative complications, and reducing transmission...
December 21, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185677/calculated-decisions-centor-score-modified-mcisaac-for-strep-pharyngitis
#14
Graham Walker, Rachel Kwon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185672/diagnosis-and-management-of-group-a-streptococcal-pharyngitis-and-associated-complications
#15
Michelle N. Vazquez, Jennifer E. Sanders
Although group A Streptococcus (GAS) pharyngitis is the most common cause of bacterial pharyngitis in children and adolescents, many viral and bacterial infections mimic the symptoms of GAS pharyngitis. Emergency clinicians must recognize the symptomatology of GAS pharyngitis and use appropriate means of diagnosis and treatment to promote good antibiotic stewardship. This issue reviews the signs and symptoms of GAS pharyngitis, as well as associated complications, and provides recommendations for appropriate treatment that focuses on reducing the severity and duration of symptoms, reducing the incidence of nonsuppurative complications, and reducing transmission...
December 2017: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200244/management-of-airway-obstruction-and-stridor-in-pediatric-patients-digest
#16
Ashley Marchese, Melissa L Langhan, Kathryn H Pade
Stridor is a result of turbulent air-flow through the trachea from upper airway obstruction, and although in children it is often due to croup, it can also be caused by noninfectious and/or congenital conditions as well as life-threatening etiologies. The history and physical examination guide initial management, which includes reduction of airway inflammation, treatment of bacterial infection, and, less often, imaging, emergent airway stabilization, or surgical management. This issue discusses the most common as well as the life-threatening etiologies of acute and chronic stridor and its management in the emergency department...
November 22, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115814/calculated-decisions-westley-croup-score
#17
Joshua Beiner, Matthew Lecuyer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045097/management-of-airway-obstruction-and-stridor-in-pediatric-patients
#18
Ashley Marchese, Melissa L. Langhan
Stridor is a result of turbulent air-flow through the trachea from upper airway obstruction, and although in children it is often due to croup, it can also be caused by noninfectious and/or congenital conditions as well as life-threatening etiologies. The history and physical examination guide initial management, which includes reduction of airway inflammation, treatment of bacterial infection, and, less often, imaging, emergent airway stabilization, or surgical management. This issue discusses the most common as well as the life-threatening etiologies of acute and chronic stridor and its management in the emergency department...
November 2017: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068641/pediatric-wound-care-and-management-in-the-emergency-department-digest
#19
Jennifer E Sanders, Kathryn H Pade
Traumatic wounds and lacerations are common pediatric presenting complaints to emergency departments. Although there is a large body of literature on wound care, many emergency clinicians base management of wounds on theories and techniques that have been passed down over time. Therefore, controversial, conflicting, and unfounded recommendations are prevalent. This issue reviews evidence-based recommendations for wound care and management, including wound cleansing and irrigation, anxiolysis/sedation techniques, closure methods, and post-repair wound care...
October 23, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933806/pediatric-wound-care-and-management-in-the-emergency-department
#20
Jennifer E. Sanders
Traumatic wounds and lacerations are common pediatric presenting complaints to emergency departments. Although there is a large body of literature on wound care, many emergency clinicians base management of wounds on theories and techniques that have been passed down, so controversial, conflicting, and unfounded recommendations are prevalent. This issue reviews evidence-based recommendations for wound care and management, including wound cleansing and irrigation, anxiolysis/sedation techniques, closure methods, and post-repair wound care...
October 2017: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
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