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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
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
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.
Clinical knowledge regarding how the COVID-19 virus affects children is still evolving. Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) can be approached in the same way as a Kawasaki-Like Hyper
Here it is: the dreaded pediatric elbow. Is it a fracture? An ossification center? Shouldn't there be a bone there? By using a systematic approach to reading elbow x-rays, you can begin to feel more c
Point-of-care ultrasound-guided arthrocentesis performed in the emergency department can expedite the diagnosis and treatment of septic arthritis, potentially averting the need for surgery.
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are a patient population that faces unique challenges in the emergency department.
COVID-19 has brought challenges that those in emergency medicine have worked tirelessly to address. The challenge of the increased pediatric abuse cases and limitations on reporting is no different, a
The presentation of motor weakness in children is often alarming, difficult to characterize, and involves a large differential of uncommon pathologies. Tick paralysis is a rare but important cause of
Subdural empyemas are associated with significant morbidity and mortality if not recognized and treated promptly. The condition leads to purulent fluid collections between the dura and arachnoid mater