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Medical Category: Pediatrics

The CAP-IT Trial: Amoxicillin Dose and Duration in Children with Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Background/Introduction: The commonly cited duration of antibiotic therapy (7-14 days) for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) has historically been based on arbitrary timelines extrapolated from a desire to prevent treatment failures and avoid under-treatment rather than evidence-based medicine. Even the original literature on …

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Infectious DiseasePediatrics

REBEL Crit Cast Ep5.0 – Conquering Congenital Cardiac Lesions

There are generally 3 main congenital heart diseases presentations that young children between ages of 0 days to about 3 months will present with.  Often times you will see experts split these congenital heart lesions into 2 categories: Cyanotic vs …

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CardiovascularPediatrics

Rebellion 21: To CT or Not to CT – PECARN, CHALICE, and CATCH Algorithms via Hilary Fairbrother, MD

In this 16-minute lecture from Rebellion in EM 2021, Dr. Hilary Fairbrother focuses on the description of PECARN, CHALICE, and CATCH algorithms with best practices for use in pediatric patients with head trauma.

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Pediatrics

REBEL Core Cast 66.0 – Congenital Cardiac Issues

Take Home Points Once you figure out the neonate that presented to your ED is sick, run through a differential of why then can be sick so you don’t anchor. I like to use TIMOT (Trauma, Infection, Metabolic, Organs, Tox) …

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CardiovascularPediatrics

Rebellion21: The Pyretic Neonate – A Cautionary Tale for Decision-Making Rules via Hilary Fairbrother, MD

In this 16-minute presentation from Rebellion in EM 2021, Dr. Hilary Fairbrother, MD describes the Clinical Decision Rule formulated and validated in the PECARN network for fever in patients who are less than 60 days old. She reviews the rule …

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Pediatrics

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