While spontaneous pneumothorax is a common problem encountered by emergency physicians, there remains regular controversy regarding its appropriate management. Read this weeks post to learn more.
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.