EMERGENCY MEDICINE

New Designer Drugs

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In recent years, there has been an emergence of numerous novel drugs. Such toxicity may occur in both adolescents and adults. This article discusses the opioid epidemic and several emerging…

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Technology-Dependent Children

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There are a growing number of medically complex children with implanted devices. Emergency physicians with a basic knowledge of these devices can troubleshoot and fix many of the issues that…

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Pediatric Fever

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Pediatric fever is a common complaint in children. The most common cause is self-limited viral infection. However, neonates and young infants are evaluated and treated differently than older, vaccinated, and…

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Cardiac Emergencies in Kids

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Encountering a child with congenital heart disease after surgical palliation in the emergency department, specifically the single-ventricle or ventricular assist device, without a basic familiarity of these surgeries can be…

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Child Maltreatment and Neglect

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Emergency medicine clinicians are mandated reporters, legally, which obligates clinicians to report any behavior suspicious for child maltreatment to local authorities. Pediatric patients often present to the emergency department with…

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Neck Trauma

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Pediatric cervical spine, blunt cerebrovascular, and penetrating palate injuries are rare but potentially life-threatening injuries that demand immediate stabilization and treatment. Balancing the risk of a missed injury with radiation…

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Pediatric Hematologic and Oncologic Emergencies

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Pediatric hematologic and oncologic emergencies are in 3 major categories: complications of hematologic disorders, emergencies associated with the new onset of cancers, and treatment-associated oncologic emergencies. The overall number of…

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Just Breathe

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Anatomically, the airway is ever changing in size, anteroposterior alignment, and point of most narrow dimension. Special considerations regarding obesity, chronic and acute illness, underlying developmental abnormalities, and age can…

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