Review and work-up of an ED diagnosis that presents with varying clinical symptoms and etiologies
Often the Ped EM Morsels discuss diagnoses that emphasize astute clinical skills and vigilance while minimizing the importance of laboratory testing. Appendicitis is a great example of this!
Thanks to Sean M. Fox, MD (@PedEMMorsels) for this great post!
Clinical pearls and pitfalls when it comes to Acute Limb Ischemia (ALI), which is one true vascular emergency that carries a significant morbidity and mortality risk.
A great review of evaluation of the dizzy patient, including HINTS exam, differential diagnosis, and treatment modalities.
Another diagnosis to add to your differential when family members bring in a patient describing “bizarre behavior.”
A power review of the literature on management of blunt and penetrating abdominal trauma
Featured on #FOAMED REVIEW 34TH EDITION – Thank you to Michael Macias from emCurious for the shout out! Featured on the LITFL Review #169 – Thanks to Simon Laing (@HEFTEMCAST) and the LITFL Review group for the shout out! Authors: Kirsten Morrissey, MD & Hilary E. Fairbrother, MD, MPH, FACEP // Edited by: Jennifer Robertson, MD and […]
We see that, like in adults, an elevated lactate can help identify those patients who are potentially sicker than others, although not perfectly. It is only helpful if it alerts you to severe illness presenting subtly or helps direct your resuscitation efforts… which, again, require the astute clinician to determine.
Thanks to Sean M. Fox, MD (@PedEMMorsels) for this gem with significant clinical relevance.