Category Name: PEM Playbook

PEM Playbook

PEM Playbook – The Pediatric Surgical Abdomen

Abdominal pain is common; so are strongly held myths and legends about what is concerning, and what is not. One of our largest responsibilities in the Emergency Department is sorting out benign from surgical or medical causes of abdominal pain. Morbidity and mortality varies by age and condition.

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PEM Playbook – MI in Children

Myocardial infarction (MI) in children is uncommon, but underdiagnosed. This is due to two main factors: the etiologies are varied; and the presenting symptoms are “atypical”.

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PEM Playbook – Neonatal Jaundice

Most newborns will have some jaundice.  Most jaundice is benign. So, how can we sort through the various presentations and keep our newborns safe?

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PEM Playbook – Urine Trouble

When should you commit to getting urine? When can you wait? When should you forgo testing altogether?

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PEM Playbook – Bronchiolitis

'Tis the season of... bronchiolitis. Listen and read about the latest play with the coach, Tim Horeczko.

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PEM Playbook – GI Bleeding in Children

Blood in the vomit. Blood in the stool. Blood in the diaper. How far do I go in my investigation? What do I really have to worry about? The differential diagnosis of GI bleeding in children is broad.