Category Critical Care

Stress Dose Steroids

Stress Dose Steroids
Caring for patients is extremely rewarding… but it can also be rather Stressful. There are many complex math problems to solve and risk-benefit ratios to balance. Even the seemingly elementary problems can mentally taxing, especially in children who are prone…

Tumor Lysis Syndrome

Tumor Lysis Syndrome
The lysis of tumor cells is one of the goals of successful treatment of cancer. Unfortunately, “Cancer SUCKS!” and even when the tumor is being positively affected, it can still unleash havoc. Oncologic processes are associated with a variety of…

Deep Venous Thrombosis

Deep Venous Thrombosis DVT
Over the years, the Ped EM Morsels have addressed several conditions that historically are considered to be “adult” problems, but are actually concerns that we may need to have for children also (ex, Cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis, Pulmonary Embolism, Glaucoma, Sigmoid Volvulus,…