Congenital Pediatric Heart Disease

Congenital Pediatric Heart Disease – Board Review  (PDF with pictures) Basic Pathophysiology Fetal Circulation Have shunts to bypass liquid filled lungs Oxygenated blood from mom goes through placenta into baby via umbilical vein Half the blood goes to liver Half […]

Adrenal Crisis Review

Adrenal Crisis, by Dr Nilesh Patel -Also known as acute adrenal insufficiency or Addisonian crisis -No universally accepted definition. Proposed Definition: Acute deterioration in health status associated with hypotension (SBP < 100) or relative hypotension (drop in 20 mmHg from […]

Pediatric Pearl: UTI (February)

FEBRUARY UTI – Hima Khamar Pediatric Urinary Tract Infection By: Hima Khamar, PGY3 In a previous pediatric pearl, we discussed how to treat febrile infants below 60 days. This pearl discussed management of pediatric urinary tract infection (UTI), but also […]

Pediatric Pearl – January PAIN MANAGEMENT & VASO-OCCLUSIVE CRISIS IN SICKLE CELL DISEASE By: Hima Khamar, PGY3  &  Dr. Patel, PGY16 Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a common disease process we encounter in the ED. There are multiple complaints related to […]

Pediatric Pearl

OCTOBER Foreign Body Ingestion – Hima Khamar FOREIGN BODY INGESTION By: Hima Khamar M.D., PGY3 HISTORY WITNESSED or UNWITNESSED Time of ingestion Description of object: Size, Shape, Length, Width Sharp end, similar object for comparison Last meal time History of […]

Case of the Week COW #9

CC: “Post Surgical Pain” ; Abdominal pain HPI: 8 year old Male with PMH of Sickle Cell Disease (HbSC), Post-opt Day 10 for laparoscopic splenectomy for recurrent sequestration crises presents to the Emergency Department (ED) complaining of abdominal pain x […]

When kids eat coins

Kids eat up your money in more ways than one.  Some may eat it up in the form of $50,000 a year in college tuition and some eat it up as a meal.  For coins that get stuck in the […]