Kawasaki Disease is most often seen in patients 6 months to 5 years, but that does not exclude other ages. Let us look at presentation of Kawasaki Disease in Adolescents.
Ketamine is a very safe medication to use for pediatric sedation, but we do need to be aware of an prepared for the rare adverse event, like Laryngospasm.
Dexmedetomidine is becoming more commonly used in the ICU and has potential benefits that make it useful in the ED. Let us spend a minute to review.
Overdose of Calcium Channel Blockers and Beta-Adrenergic Antagonist (Beta Blockers) are feared in pediatric patients as they can have severe toxicity and mortality. This means we may need to take drastic actions. High Dose Insulin Therapy is one of those therapies that your Toxicologist may recommend. Let us review this therapy so you can be ready.
Cyanide poisoning is a severe condition that needs to considered in patients with smoke inhalation. Let us consider the presentation and therapy options.
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The skin findings may just be the "tip of the iceberg" and that is true with Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS) in children.
Hyperglycemic, hyperosmotic syndrome (HHS) can occur in children and can even be concurrent with DKA. Let's take a minute to review.
Periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, cervical adenitis (PFAPA) syndrome may be encountered in the ED, so let us review how to manage it.
Strep pharyngitis testing is common in the ED, but we may be a little excessive in our search for strep pharyngitis in toddlers (< 3 years of age). Let us take a minute to review the guidelines.
Human Trafficking is a prevalent problem that deserves our attention. Let us review possible presentation of Human Trafficking in the Pediatric ED.
Constipation is a chronic complication of cystic fibrosis, but we need to also consider Distal Intestinal Obstruction Syndrome (DIOS) in these patients.