Any list of “Top 10 Emergency Department diagnoses in children you can’t miss” should include intussusception. This episode reviews the diagnosis and management in practical manner that should help you on your next shift. It also features the talents of Kriti Gupta, MD, a Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellow from NewYork Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital who is both the producer and host of this episode.


The transcript for this episode can be found on PEMBlog

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By bradsobo

Brad Sobolewski, MD, MEd is a Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and an Associate Director for the Pediatric Residency Training Program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He is on Twitter @PEMTweets and authors the Pediatric Emergency Medicine site PEMBlog and produces and hosts the PEM Currents: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Podcast.

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