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BRUE

BRUE is the new ALTE. This Peds EM Morsels from Dr. Sean Fox discusses BRUE definition and evaluation.

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Agitation

Control of the agitated pediatric patient...Not an easy scenario. This Pediatric EM Morsel from Sean Fox provides you with what you need to know.

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UTI Empiric Antibiotics

What antibiotic should you use for pediatric UTI? Dr. Sean Fox from Pediatric EM Morsels gives you the must-know content on empiric pediatric UTI treatment.

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Laundry Detergent Pod Toxicity

Laundry detergent pods may look tasty, but they can have significant toxicity if ingested, inhaled, or exposed to mucous membranes in pediatric patients. This post from Sean Fox details what you need to know.

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Fever of Unknown Origin

What do you do with the pediatric patient with fever of unknown origin? Is it infection, immunologic, drug fever, a malignancy? Dr. Sean Fox gives you what you need to know on pediatric fever of unknown origin.

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Pneumomediastinum

Every so often you encounter a patient that has a finding that catches you by surprise. Like having air in places that should not have air in them. We have discussed spontaneous pneumothorax and traumatic pneumothorax in children as well as how to detect pneumothorax in neonates and how to treat a pneumothorax, but what about pneumomediastinum? As you try to resist the urge to say “D’Oh!” let us consider Pneumomediastinum!