This edition of PEM Currents, the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Podcast™ reviews the diagnosis and management of Immune Thrombocytopenia, formerly known as Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura. You will definitely see this common acute hematologic conditions in the ED, and should be able to differentiate it from acute leukemia, meningococcemia and other concerning conditions.
This edition of PEM Currents, the Pediatric Emergency Medicine podcast briefly addresses which bruises are concerning in children under the age of 4, and what the ensuing workup should entail. You can also read more on a companion PEMBlog post.
This episode of PEM Currents tackles a bread and butter issue in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, the newborn with fever. I discuss management, specifically how it differs for babies under 28 days of age as well as when to get labs and how to interpret them. I also reference procalcitonin, and touch on its emerging role. Read more at PEMBlog.com.
This episode focuses on upper GI bleeds. Serious UGI bleeds – you know, the ones with shock, massive transfusions and more – are fortunately rare in the Pediatric Emergency Department. However, there is a growing population of patients with chronic diseases that can lead to portal hypertension, varies and other causes of bleeding from the upper GI tract.
I’m delighted to share the latest PEM Currents podcast! I recently sat down with Todd Florin, one of the faculty physicians at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and talked about bronchiolitis, delving into the controversies around the use of hypertonic saline, albuterol and more. Todd also recommended that all of my listeners check out the current AAP Bronchiolitis Guideline, which I’ve linked here. AAP Bronchiolitis Guideline
With the recent influenza epidemic you may have also seen a rise in the number of cases of parotitis. This should not be a surprise, as acute parotitis is usually viral, self-limited and treated with supportive measures – just like the flu! Learn more by listening to this edition of PEM Currents, which is all about acute parotitis.
PEM Currents returns with a look at topical anesthetics used in the Emergency Department. Specifically this edition of the podcast will focus on LET, EMLA and LMX and discuss typical use.
Don’t swoon with excitement because the latest episode of PEM Currents, the Pediatric Emergency Medicine podcast is here! The focus is on convulsive syncope – essentially patients who faint and have movements that could be construed as seizures. You’ll learn how common convulsions with syncope are and what to do if you encounter them in the Emergency Department.
This edition of PEM Currents, the Pediatric Emergency Medicine podcast, reviews the safety and comparative efficacy of acetaminophen and ibuprofen. If you work in a Pediatric Emergency Department you’ll certainly have broken a sweat over this hot debate time and time again.
This edition of PEMCurrents echoes a recent post on the PEMBlog and reviews the use of ondansetron in acute gastroenteritis. Specifically highlighting the reduction in risk of further episodes of emesis, need for intravenous fluids and immediate admission to the hospital.