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Don’t hold you breath while listening to this podcast – because you’d be doing so for longer than 20 seconds – and you will have apnea. Do however, listen to learn more about cyanotic and pallid breath holding spells so that you can be prepared to diagnose and manage them in the Emergency Department.

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What does the combination of erythema multiforme, fever and swollen joints equal? If you answered a visit to the Emergency Department you’re only partially correct. Serum sickness like reaction is a delayed type hypersensitivity reaction that often occurs 7-10 days after starting a course of antibiotics. Learn how you can recognize it and differentiate it form more serious illness like Stevens Johnson Syndrome in this episode of PEM Currents, the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Podcast.

It’s an epidemic! OK, so not quite, but we are seeing a rise in the number of kidney stones recently and we’re not quite sure why. This episode of PEMCurrents will focus on diagnosis and treatment of stones and answer such questions as; Which pain medicine should I order first? and which is the better imaging test, ultrasound or CT?

Check out the latest episode of PEM Currents the Pediatric Emergency Medicine podcast where I talk about hemorrhagic (AKA ruptured) ovarian cysts. I delve into diagnosis and management and suggest strategies for obtaining a diagnostic ultrasound.

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Ben Kerrey is a rising star in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and is the point man for an ongoing initiative at Cincinnati Children’s centered around improving safety and limiting complications during rapid sequence intubation. I recently sat down with Ben to talk about the state of RSI in pediatric patients, the difference between a checklist and a a true cognitive aid, the role of residents during RSI and more.

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This edition of PEM Currents is a bite-sized rundown on rabies, or more accurately rabies post-exposure prophylaxis since most of you will never see it clinically, but will encounter a kid who meets an unscrupulous animal.

Hematemesis in the newborn period is scary for parents but fortunately it is most often due to benign causes such as swallowed maternal blood or GERD. learn more about this surprisingly common problem on this edition of PEMCurrents, the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Podcast.

The heat is on! With warm weather comes a plethora of heat-related problems in the ED. That’s why I’m sharing this edition of PEM Currents, the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Podcast. The focus is on heat illness in its many forms. Learn about everything from the benign prickly heat, to life threatening heat stroke. Stay cool and learn something all right?

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Kids eat stuff they’re not supposed to. Most of the time foreign bodies pass harmlessly through the GI tract. Occasionally they will get stuck. It is your job to figure out who has an impacted foreign body, and how to diagnose and manage it.

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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.