Performing incision and drainage on an abscess is painful for the patient. I realize that is as obvious a statement as I could possibly make. I wanted to briefly touch on some of the many interventions that you can use to decrease pain during I&D. [...]
Is D-dimer useful in ruling out PE in kids? Read on to find out more.
Go ahead and diagnose constipation based on your history and physical exam. Don't order an X-Ray if you don't need one. Read on for more in this PEMBlog exposé.
Do injured children need a digital rectal exam? Read on to learn about the evidence behind what is often a stressful and traumatic exam technique for children.
Check out this free iBook from Michael Mojica and the folks in PEM at NYU.
Stress dose steroids are vexing for some reasons. They don't have to be. Initial dosing can be simpler than it seems. Read/watch for more.
Acquired torticollis must be differentiated from more serious symptoms and remains a common presenting complaint in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Learn more about it in this episode of PEMCurrents the Pediatric Emergency Medicine podcast.
This is the one non-medical post I'll share every year. Happy Anniversary to my wife Kerri. This is the video that continues the self deprecating tradition of celebrating our wedding anniversary via a YouTube video. Enjoy!
Let's learn about biphasic reactions in anaphylaxis shall we? No need to wait 4 to 6 hours to read this post.
You will see Henoch-Schönlein Purpura at some point in the ED. Knowing how to work it up, and how to treat the symptoms are important naturally. Read on for more.