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The pediatric emergency department is a unique setting in which educational interventions can reach a wide variety of people. The Health Policy Journal Club examines a study conducted to gauge the eff
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Pediatric ingestion of small blunt objects typically resolves without medical intervention. However, cases involving ingestion of magnets present increased risk of life-threatening morbidity,2-5 parti
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Digital ischemia after accidental injection of an epinephrine autoinjector can be treated with subcutaneous terbutaline injection. Terbutaline is a selective beta-2-agonist, resulting in vasodilation.
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Western pygmy rattlesnake envenomations are a rare occurrence but should not be underestimated, as they cause significant morbidity. FabAV, also known as CroFab® (generic: crotalidae polyvalent immune
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Unintentional injury is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the pediatric age group, with urogenital injury occurring in 10-20% of blunt abdominal trauma cases.1,2 Depending on the severity, s
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Although lymphatic malformations are rare and usually do not manifest as acute abdomen, they should always be considered in the differential diagnosis in a previously healthy child who presents with a
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Intussusception is the most common cause of intestinal obstruction in infants and children. Although traditional teaching revolves around the “classic triad” of paroxysmal abdominal pain, bloody stool
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This case demonstrates the serious complications that can accompany sinusitis, including orbital cellulitis and septic thromboembolism with intracranial abscess. Rhinosinusitis, defined as inflammatio
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The incidence of post-viral ITP is about 1 per 20,000 children a year. Two-thirds of children who develop ITP have had a recent viral illness. The mechanism is not fully understood but typically resul
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Trichobezoars are an uncommon diagnosis but should be considered in the differential for patients presenting to the emergency department with abdominal pain. It is especially important not to overlook