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Approach to the Critically Ill Child: Shock

If you mainly treat adults or both adults and children like me, then you have probably heard the (very annoying) quote, “kids are not just small adults”, and so I won’t say it again. Well, I guess I just did, …

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Pediatrics

Pediatric Push Dose Epinephrine: Getting the Epi Dose Right During Pediatric Resuscitation

Warning: Limited Published Evidence on this Topic You have just intubated a 4 year old with sepsis from a bad pneumonia. Post intubation BP is 70 systolic, while waiting for the epinephrine (adrenaline) infusion to come up from pharmacy you …

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PediatricsResuscitation

IV and/or Nebulized MgSO4 in Pediatric Asthma Exacerbations?

Background: Acute asthma exacerbations are a common presentation to pediatric emergency departments (EDs). Standard treatment with inhaled beta agonists and corticosteroids are often sufficient in mild asthma but can fall short in the treatment of moderate to severe exacerbations. Magnesium sulfate …

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PediatricsThoracic and Respiratory

Pediatric DKA: Do Fluids Really Matter?

Background: The most feared complication in the clinical course of children with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is the development of cerebral edema. Cerebral edema is rare (<1%) but is the leading cause of death in pediatric DKA. Many of the details …

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Pediatrics

Button Battery Ingestion

Button Batteries: Small, disc shaped battery cells which are designed for use in small electronic devices. Common sources are kids toys, watches, calculators and hearing aids. Most batteries use lithium as a power source Button Battery Ingestion Danger: Contact with …

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Pediatrics

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