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Articles Tagged With: pediatric

  • Pediatric Hernias: Diagnosis and Management

    Hernias are a common condition encountered by emergency providers and can be overlooked if the genitourinary system is not included in the evaluation of every child with vomiting or abdominal pain. Incarcerated hernias that are not identified in a timely fashion can have devastating consequences for a child. The authors provide an anatomical review, along with diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to pediatric hernias.

  • The Current State of RSV

    Respiratory syncytial virus is a common virus encountered in the ED, with myriad presentations and complications that clinicians must be able to identify and manage. The authors provide state-of-the-art diagnostic and management strategies for the acute care clinician.

  • Computed Tomography Scans in Pediatric Trauma

    Computed tomography has become an invaluable tool for the evaluation of a pediatric trauma patient. However, there are risks associated with use of this technology, and balancing the risks and benefits is critical. The authors present a balanced approach to the appropriate use of this imaging modality in children who sustain trauma.

  • SHEA 2023: C. auris Spreads Across Healthcare Continuum

    The first cluster of pediatric patients with Candida auris and the ability of the emerging fungal pathogen to spread rapidly across the healthcare continuum were revealed in outbreak reports at the recent conference of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

  • Highlights of Updated 2023 Pediatric Vaccination Schedules in the United States

    In February, the annually updated immunization schedule for children in the United States was released by several professional organizations. Key updates involve the inclusion of the PCV-15 vaccine and COVID vaccines, as well as new comments about other vaccines.

  • A Review of Meningitis

    Meningitis may be a devastating disease, and early diagnosis and aggressive treatment is critical to optimize outcomes for pediatric patients. The incredible effectiveness of pediatric vaccines have changed the epidemiology and approach to pediatric meningitis. The author provides a current review of pediatric meningitis to guide the acute care clinician.

  • Emergency Care of the Medically Complex Pediatric Patient

    Children with special healthcare needs require an individualized approach based on their unique situations. Acute care providers must be familiar with the special devices, potential complications, and evaluations necessary for children with these devices. Early involvement of pediatric specialists may be necessary to provide optimal care to these children. The authors discuss many aspects of the care of children with special healthcare needs to enhance and optimize outcomes.

  • Viral Swarm: ‘Tripledemic’ Pushes Healthcare Facilities to the Brink

    Respiratory infections are causing hospitalizations and deaths nationally in an unprecedented trifecta of influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, and COVID-19.

  • Pediatric Toxic Ingestions: Dangers at Home

    It is critical for healthcare providers to be aware of household substances that pose a serious risk of illness or death upon exposure to a small child. Even seemingly innocuous substances may pose a serious risk of toxicity.

  • Pediatric Febrile and First-Time Seizures

    The goal of this review is to cover newer research and organizational guidelines regarding evaluation, management, and counseling of pediatric patients (and their parents) presenting after first-time unprovoked or febrile seizures.