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October 1, 2018

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  • What Is Really BRUEing?

    In May 2016, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published clinical practice guidelines titled Brief Resolved Unexplained Events (Formerly Apparent Life-Threatening Events) and Evaluation of Lower-Risk Infants, suggesting a new termi­nology, an evaluation based on the risk of recur­rent events or serious underlying causes, and key action statements (management recommendations) for patients meet­ing the brief resolved unexplained events (BRUE) definition for lower-risk patients. The authors review and discuss the definitions and key management strategies recommended in these new guidelines.