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Hyperbilirubinemia

Jaundice can be a normal part of the neonatal period (certainly both of my kids looked like the Yellow M&M for a short period in their beginnings). However, hyperbilirubinemia also generates the concern for the development of kernicterus!

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Kawasaki Disease Shock Syndrome

While Sepsis, Trauma (Abdominal, Chest, Aortic), PE, Tamponade, Myocarditis, Heart Failure, Intussusception, Adrenal Crisis all deserve a place on the list of differential diagnoses, there is another condition to keep in mind -- Kawasaki Disease Shock Syndrome:

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Pediatric ECG

Electrocardiograms are fun to look at: like abstract art that hangs in a fancy museum, their beauty is often in the eye of the beholder. That being said, they are a vital tool to interpret. There are several situations when the Pediatric ECG is an integral part of the evaluation.