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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092120/pediatric-peritonsillar-abscess-outcomes-and-cost-savings-from-using-transcervical-ultrasound
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Zhen Huang, William Vintzileos, Heather Gordish-Dressman, Anjum Bandarkar, Brian K Reilly
OBJECTIVES: 1) To analyze clinical outcomes of children stratified by ultrasound into three diagnoses: acute tonsillitis, peritonsillar phlegmon, and abscess; and 2) To compare clinical outcomes and financial impact between children who underwent ultrasound protocol to those who did not. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis between two cohorts: ultrasound protocol group and control group. METHODS: Children with peritonsillar abscess (PTA) diagnosed in the emergency department (ED) were enrolled during a 2-year period for transcervical ultrasound evaluation of bilateral tonsillar fossae...
January 16, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063721/point-of-care-lung-ultrasound-of-children-with-acute-asthma-exacerbations-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department
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Samantha Dankoff, Patricia Li, Adam J Shapiro, Terry Varshney, Alexander S Dubrovsky
OBJECTIVES: Primary objective was to characterize lung ultrasound findings in children with asthma presenting with respiratory distress to the emergency department (ED). Secondary objectives included correlating these findings with patients' clinical course in the ED. METHODS: Eligible patients 2-17years of age, underwent a lung ultrasound by the study sonographer between November 2014 to December 2015. Positive lung ultrasound was defined as the presence of ≥1 of the following findings: ≥3 B-lines per intercostal space, consolidation and/or pleural abnormalities...
December 26, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045846/lung-ultrasound-as-first-line-examination-for-the-diagnosis-of-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-children
#3
Contantinia Boursiani, Maria Tsolia, Chrysoula Koumanidou, Aikaterini Malagari, Marina Vakaki, Georgios Karapostolakis, Argyro Mazioti, Efthymia Alexopoulou
OBJECTIVES: The diagnosis of pediatric community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is based on clinical criteria. Even though chest x-ray (CXR) is only recommended in severe cases, it is often requested from physicians in mild cases, thus increasing radiation exposure. Lung ultrasound (LUS) is not included in the diagnostic workup. The objective of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of LUS against CXR. METHODS: Children who presented to the emergency department with clinical signs suggesting CAP and had already been evaluated with a CXR were included in the study...
January 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044991/age-specific-frequencies-and-characteristics-of-ovarian-cysts-in-children-and-adolescents
#4
Hamdi Cihan Emeksiz, Okşan Derinöz, Esra Betül Akkoyun, Faruk Güçlü Pınalı, Aysun Bideci
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to document ovarian cyst frequency and characteristics, as well as distribution of these parameters with respect to age in children and adolescents. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the medical records of 1009 girls between the ages of 5-18 years who presented to pediatric emergency department with pelvic pain and therefore underwent pelvic ultrasound examination between June 2011 and May 2014. RESULTS: In total, 132 of 1009 girls (13...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039951/association-of-hospital-resources-and-imaging-choice-for-appendicitis-in-pediatric-emergency-departments
#5
Katherine Fullerton, Holly Depinet, Sujit Iyer, Matt Hall, Sandra Herr, Inge Morton, Timothy Lee, Marlene Melzer-Lange
OBJECTIVE: Abdominal pain and concern for appendicitis are common chief complaints in patients presenting to the pediatric emergency department (PED)(1) . Although many professional organizations recommend decreasing use of CT and choosing ultrasound as first line imaging for pediatric appendicitis, significant variability persists in imaging utilization(2,3,4) . This study investigated practice variation across children's hospitals in the diagnostic imaging evaluation of appendicitis and determined hospital-level characteristics associated with the likelihood of ultrasound as the first imaging modality...
December 31, 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992745/ultrasonographic-assessment-of-testicular-viability-using-heterogeneity-levels-in-torsed-testicles
#6
Patrick Samson, Christopher Hartman, Ricardo Palmerola, Zara Rahman, Michael Siev, Lane S Palmer, Sleiman R Ghorayeb
PURPOSE: Gross testicular heterogeneity on ultrasound has been associated with testis loss following testicular torsion in children. We aimed to quantify the extent of temporal heterogeneity associated with testis loss in testicular torsion cases using a noninvasive technique to determine a HI (heterogeneity index) on ultrasound images. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively studied the records of patients who presented with acute scrotal pain to the Pediatric Emergency Department over a 6-year period...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928814/the-adrenal-gland-an-organ-neglected-in-pediatric-trauma-cases
#7
Bahattin Aydogdu, Mehmet Hanifi Okur, Serkan Arslan, Mehmet Serif Arslan, Hikmet Zeytun, Erol Basuguy, Mustafa Icer, Cemil Goya, Ibrahim Uygun, Murat Kemal Cigdem, Abdurrahman Onen, Selcuk Otcu
PURPOSE: Adrenal gland injury (AGI) caused by trauma may cause bleeding and life-threatening problems in children.The objective of this study was to analyze the prevalence of AGI in final diagnoses of trauma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The records of 458 patients with abdominal trauma (out of a total 8,200 pediatric patientswith trauma of any sort), who were referred to our clinic between January 2009 and July 2014, were reviewed retrospectively.The numbers of patients with AGI and their ages, gender, trauma patterns, affected organs, pediatrictrauma scores (PTSs), and injury severity scores (ISSs) were recorded, as well as the associated ultrasound (US)and tomographic scan data, treatments, and complications...
8, 2016: Urology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916021/use-of-point-of-care-ultrasound-in-long-bone-fractures-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#8
Lucas B Chartier, Laura Bosco, Lauren Lapointe-Shaw, Jordan Chenkin
OBJECTIVES: Long bone fractures (LBFs) are among the most frequent traumatic injuries seen in emergency departments. Reduction and immobilization is the most common form of treatment for displaced fractures. Point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) is a promising technique for diagnosing LBFs and assessing the success of reduction attempts. This article offers a comprehensive review of the use of PoCUS for the diagnosis and reduction of LBFs. Data source MEDLINE and EMBASE databases were searched through July 19, 2015...
December 5, 2016: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899166/pain-management-of-acute-appendicitis-in-canadian-pediatric-emergency-departments
#9
Andrea L Robb, Samina Ali, Naveen Poonai, Graham C Thompson
OBJECTIVES: Children with suspected appendicitis are at risk for suboptimal pain management. We sought to describe pain management patterns for suspected appendicitis across Canadian pediatric emergency departments (PEDs). METHODS: A retrospective medical record review was undertaken at 12 Canadian PEDs. Children ages 3 to 17 years who were admitted to the hospital in February or October 2010 with suspected appendicitis were included. Patients were excluded if partially assessed or treated at another hospital...
November 30, 2016: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898627/publishing-trends-in-the-field-of-pediatric-emergency-medicine-from-2004-to-2013
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Nancy S Rixe, Jeffrey Rixe, Joshua Glick, Erik Lehman, Robert P Olympia
OBJECTIVE: To identify publishing trends within the field of pediatric emergency medicine between 2004 and 2013. METHODS: We conducted a MEDLINE search of pediatric emergency medicine articles, filtered by clinical trial, published between 2004 and 2013 in ten journals from the fields of pediatrics, emergency medicine, general medicine, and pediatric emergency medicine. Each article was classified by journal type, study design, results (positive or negative/equivocal), age/type of subjects, and major topic (based on the objective of the study)...
December 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864995/a-systematic-review-effectiveness-of-pediatric-peripheral-intravenous-catheterization-strategies
#11
REVIEW
Shannon I A Parker, Karen M Benzies, K Alix Hayden
AIM: The aim of this study was to identify interventions associated with peripheral intravenous catheterization first attempt success in pediatric inpatients and emergency department patients who require vascular access for therapeutic interventions. BACKGROUND: Unsuccessful peripheral intravenous catheterization puts children at risk for increased pain and treatment delays. Effective interventions to increase peripheral intravenous catheterization first attempt success are unclear...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814988/bedside-ultrasound-vs-x-ray-for-the-diagnosis-of-forearm-fractures-in-children
#12
Rachel Rowlands, James Rippey, Sing Tie, James Flynn
BACKGROUND: Painful forearm injuries after a fall occur frequently in children. X-ray study is currently the gold standard investigation. Ultrasound (US) is a potential alternative that avoids exposure to ionizing radiation and may be less painful than x-ray study; and familiarity and skill with US is increasing among emergency physicians. OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of this study was to determine if a cohort of physicians with little or no previous experience with US could, after a short training program, safely exclude forearm fractures in children...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812885/pediatric-emergency-medicine-point-of-care-ultrasound-summary-of-the-evidence
#13
REVIEW
Jennifer R Marin, Alyssa M Abo, Alexander C Arroyo, Stephanie J Doniger, Jason W Fischer, Rachel Rempell, Brandi Gary, James F Holmes, David O Kessler, Samuel H F Lam, Marla C Levine, Jason A Levy, Alice Murray, Lorraine Ng, Vicki E Noble, Daniela Ramirez-Schrempp, David C Riley, Turandot Saul, Vaishali Shah, Adam B Sivitz, Ee Tein Tay, David Teng, Lindsey Chaudoin, James W Tsung, Rebecca L Vieira, Yaffa M Vitberg, Resa E Lewiss
The utility of point-of-care ultrasound is well supported by the medical literature. Consequently, pediatric emergency medicine providers have embraced this technology in everyday practice. Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics published a policy statement endorsing the use of point-of-care ultrasound by pediatric emergency medicine providers.  To date, there is no standard guideline for the practice of point-of-care ultrasound for this specialty. This document serves as an initial step in the detailed "how to" and description of individual point-of-care ultrasound examinations...
December 2016: Critical Ultrasound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770490/point-of-care-ultrasound-for-diagnosis-of-abscess-in-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections
#14
Sathyaseelan Subramaniam, Jacqueline Bober, Jennifer Chao, Shahriar Zehtabchi
BACKGROUND: Traditionally, emergency department (ED) physicians rely on their clinical examination to differentiate between cellulitis and abscess when evaluating skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI). Management of an abscess requires incision and drainage, whereas cellulitis generally requires a course of antibiotics. Misdiagnosis often results in unnecessary invasive procedures, sedations (for incision and drainage in pediatric patients), or a return ED visit for failed antibiotic therapy...
November 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755330/the-use-of-routine-blood-cultures-in-pediatric-appendicitis
#15
Graham Cameron Thompson, Ellen Morrison, Marshall Ross, Helena Liu, Otto G Vanderkooi, Robin Eccles
OBJECTIVES: To determine the proportion of true-positive blood culture results in children presenting to the ED with suspected appendicitis. To describe the current practice of obtaining blood cultures in children with suspected appendicitis. METHODS: We performed a 2-year retrospective health record review of all children aged 2 through 17 years investigated for suspected appendicitis at a tertiary Pediatric Emergency Department. Subjects were identified by searching (a) institutional records for ICD-10-CA coding, (b) diagnostic imaging records of ultrasounds for appendicitis, and (c) surgical database records for nonincidental appendectomies...
October 17, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753717/pediatric-referrals-to-an-emergency-department-from-urgent-care-centers
#16
Robert P Olympia, Robert Wilkinson, Jennifer Dunnick, Brendan J Dougherty, Debra Zauner
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to describe pediatric emergency department (ED) referrals from urgent care centers and to determine the percentage of referrals considered essential and serious. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted between April 2013 and April 2015 on patients younger than 21 years referred directly to an ED in central Pennsylvania from surrounding urgent care centers. Referrals were considered essential or serious based on investigations/procedures performed or medications/consultations received in the ED...
October 8, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749801/performance-of-bedside-lung-ultrasound-by-a-pediatric-resident-a-useful-diagnostic-tool-in-children-with-suspected-pneumonia
#17
Chen Zhan, Natalia Grundtvig, Bent Helmuth Klug
OBJECTIVES: Recent studies suggest that lung ultrasound is a good, radiation-free alternative to chest radiography in children with pneumonia. We investigated how bedside lung ultrasound performed by a pediatric resident compared with chest radiography in children with suspected pneumonia. METHODS: This was a prospective study comparing bedside lung ultrasound to chest radiography as the reference standard. Children aged 0 to 15 years with suspected pneumonia at a pediatric emergency department were included and underwent chest radiography and lung ultrasound...
October 4, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749664/emergency-point-of-care-ultrasound-diagnosis-of-diaphragmatic-hernia-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department
#18
Marie Pier Desjardins, Kirstin D Weerdenburg, Jason W Fischer
We present a case series of 2 patients who presented to a pediatric emergency department with history and symptoms suggestive of diaphragmatic hernia. Point-of-care ultrasound was used at the bedside to demonstrate the presence of bowel in the thorax and accurately guided the care of these children.
October 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747272/laparoscopic-versus-open-surgery-in-complicated-appendicitis-in-children-less-than-5-years-old-a-six-year-single-centre-experience
#19
R Guanà, L Lonati, S Garofalo, N Tommasoni, L Ferrero, A Cerrina, R Lemini, C Dallan, J Schleef
Introduction. Acute appendicitis is the most common surgical emergency in the pediatric population. The peak incidence occurs in the first decade of life, while it is uncommon to face appendicitis in children younger than 5 years of age. Laparoscopy is now demonstrated to be the optimal approach also to treat complicated appendicitis, but in very young children this standardized operation is not always easy to perform. Material and Methods. From January 2009 to December 2015 we operated on 525 acute appendicitis, with 120 patients less than 5 years of age...
2016: Surgery Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692650/predictors-of-nondiagnostic-ultrasound-for-appendicitis
#20
Christine Keller, Nancy E Wang, Daniel L Imler, Shreyas S Vasanawala, Matias Bruzoni, James V Quinn
BACKGROUND: Ionizing radiation and cost make ultrasound (US), when available, the first imaging study for the diagnosis of suspected pediatric appendicitis. US is less sensitive and specific than computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, which are often performed after nondiagnostic US. OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine predictors of nondiagnostic US in order to guide efficient ordering of imaging studies. METHODS: A prospective cohort study of consecutive patients 4 to 30 years of age with suspected appendicitis took place at an emergency department with access to 24/7 US, MRI, and CT capabilities...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
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