Browsing: Pediatric EM

Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) remains the most common tachyarrhythmia in children. But the presenting symptoms of SVT can vary dramatically, even within similar age groups, posing a tremendous ch
The process of filing a child abuse report in the emergency department can be daunting. With this article, we hope to provide a simple framework for the evaluation of suspected abuse and the role of s
Adrenal insufficiency (AI) is a rare diagnosis in childhood and adolescence; however, it can become a major cause of morbidity and mortality in pediatric patients.
While applying to fellowship in the best of times can be stressful, the 2020 application cycle was uniquely different in that all interviews were held virtually. Navigating this uncharted territory wa
Kawasaki Disease and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) can be challenging to distinguish, especially because COVID-19 infections can be asymptomatic. Ongoing studies are helping emergency phys
Point-of-care ultrasound can be used to detect Meckel’s diverticulum as the underlying etiology of lower abdominal pain in pediatric patients. In the following case, bedside family-centered teaching a
Periappendiceal abscesses are a rare complication of pediatric appendicitis. In this case presentation, the little-seen consequence was identified by point-of-care ultrasound.
How important is appropriate imaging in the ED? One father - who's also an emergency physician - shares a firsthand account of repeated trips to the pediatric emergency room before imaging helped corr
It is estimated there are around 100,000 individuals living in the United States with sickle cell disease (SCD). Patients with sickle cell disease are predisposed to a variety of complications.
Before the pandemic it was estimated that up to 10% of children visiting the ED were victims of child abuse or neglect. We must be on the lookout for these patients and have a high index of suspicion