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BRUE is the new ALTE

    The term ALTE in pediatrics had previously referred to apparent life-threatening event. This event was characterized by some combination of apnea, color change, change in muscle tone, choking or gagging and was also witnessed by and distressing to a caregiver. This was the definition from the National Institute of …

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Umbilical Vein Catheterization

  During the resuscitation of a critically-ill newborn who requires vascular access, umbilical vein catheterization can be a life-saving procedure. The umbilical vein can remain patent for approximately 1 week after birth and when catheterized, allows the administration of fluids and medications. Contraindications to the procedure include necrotizing enterocolitis, omphalitis, …

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Pediatric Radiology Quiz #1

  A 10 year old female presents to the emergency department with complaints of left-sided hip pain over the past 2 weeks. The pain had been intermittent initially, but has gotten much worse over the past 2 days. Neither the child, nor her parents, can recall any trauma or recent …

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Foreign Body

    A 2 year-old child is brought to the ED after opening a drawer containing coins and batteries.         [mlw_quizmaster quiz=3]      

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