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Validation of the Step-By-Step Approach to Febrile Infants

Background: Fever without source in infants less than three months old presents a difficult diagnostic dilemma for ED physicians.  Over the past 25 years several algorithms have been developed to help guide clinicians, most notably the Rochester, Philadelphia and Boston …

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Pediatric Septic Hip

Pediatric Septic Hip Definition: Bacterial infection of the hip joint space and synovial fluid Background: Causes Hematogenous spread in bacteremia Local spread (i.e. from osteomyelitis) Direct inoculation (traumatic or surgical) High-Risk Subgroups Age < 2 years (peak incidence 6 – 24 …

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Forget the PediaLyte and Just use Dilute Apple Juice in Mild Gastroenteritis

BACKGROUND: Every year in the United States there are an estimated 178.8 million episodes of acute gastroenteritis resulting in 473,832 hospitalizations.  Most of the evidence surrounding oral rehydration centers around Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT) studies in low-income countries where children suffer …

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The Challenge of Fever in Kids

FEVER shows up beside the name of a new 3 year old that has just been checked into your department. This can be accompanied by many feelings when you see it from “Why are they here ?” to “I hope …

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7 Pediatric Hacks for Your ED

Hacks are all the rage! There is even a current television show dedicated to “life hacks”. While the following may not be as cool as cutting cake with dental floss or cooking a pizza on your dash board (these were …

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