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Articles Tagged With: pediatric

  • Common Pediatric Upper Extremity Overuse Injuries

    Pediatric overuse injuries are becoming very common as the intensity of athletic competition extends to our younger population. Acute care providers must include these injuries in their differential as they listen to and examine young athletes. Identification and coordination of care with a sports medicine expert will optimize the long-term outcomes for these children.

  • An Approach to Household Toxicological Emergencies in the Pediatric Patient

    Patients with toxic ingestions most often will present to the emergency department as either a well-appearing patient with a known ingestion or as an ill-appearing patient with an unknown or suspected ingestion. This article will present the approach to both of these circumstances, discussing treatment and monitoring of specific overdoses as well as the initial approach to an ill child with a suspected overdose. The focus will be on common and accidental ingestions of toxins by pediatric patients.

  • Want to Keep Pediatric Patients Happy? Let Them Draw on the Sheets

    While children usually are told not to color on anything but paper, one Montana hospital has found that allowing children to draw on their hospital sheets before surgery reduces their anxiety.

  • Pediatric Surgical Risk Calculator Released

    For many of the most common U.S. pediatric operations, the new Pediatric Surgical Risk Calculator provides an individualized estimate of the chance of a young patient experiencing postoperative complications, according to research findings appearing online in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. The calculator is from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.

  • Advances in Pediatric Abdominal Trauma: What’s New in Assessment and Management

    This article will cover major points the provider needs to know to appropriately manage a child with potential abdominal trauma, including the acute resuscitation and specific organ injury management.

  • Pediatric Groups Update Sedation Clinical Guidelines

    The American Academy of Pediatrics, with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, has issued updated clinical guidelines for delivering safe sedation to pediatric patients before, during, and after diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

  • New Center Focuses on Improving Emergency Care for Children

    The Emergency Medical Services for Children Innovation and Improvement Center will ensure every child has access to pediatric emergency care or urgent care.

  • Pediatric Visceral Trauma

    Trauma patients are often very difficult to assess, particularly young children.This article reviews trauma in children. It reminds us that children are not little adults. Their injury pattern and their response to injury are unique.

  • Safe Sedation Is Critical

    Updated clinical guidelines for delivering safe sedation to pediatric patients before, during, and after diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

  • Demyelinating Neuropathies in Children

    Electrodiagnostic criteria using nerve conduction velocities are useful to distinguish most hereditary neuropathies from acquired neuropathies in children.