Posts filed under Pediatrics

Infantile Colic

Most infants cry more during the first three months of life than at any other time. As an emergency medicine physician, it’s crucial to rule out other etiologies of fussiness before discharging with pediatrician follow up. You can find some tips and tricks here to help you with this difficult diagnosis in the emergency department. 

Posted on September 19, 2016 and filed under Pediatrics.

Steroid Selection In Pediatric Asthma

Pediatric asthma exacerbations account for a significant portion of trips to the emergency department (ED), comprising 2-4.5% of ED visits each year. As a common disease of the pediatric population, effective ED management is key. The current mainstay of treatment is beta-agonist and corticosteroid administration. Here we discuss the evidence behind steroid selection in the pediatric asthmatic presenting to the emergency department.