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APS 2015

APS 2015 | Conference Coverage

New research was presented at APS 2015, the American Pain Society’s annual scientific meeting, from May 13 to 16 in Palm Springs, CA. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.…

Hospital Medicine 2015

Hospital Medicine 2015 | Conference Coverage

New research was presented at Hospital Medicine 2015, the annual meeting of the Society of Hospital Medicine, from March 29 to April 1 in National Harbor, MD. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference that are relevant to emergency medicine.…

Post-Op Pain in Pediatric Urology

Post-Op Pain in Pediatric Urology | Opinion Article

Management of pain is a critical aspect of postoperative care in pediatric urology. Currently, clinicians who aim to control postoperative pain in children use a combination of both opioids and anti-inflammatory drugs. Regional anesthesia with a caudal block is another effective pain management technique that is used in pediatric urology, but these blocks only last 6 to 8 hours unless an indwelling caudal catheter is used.…

Echocardiography Use in Pediatric Heart Patients

Echocardiography Use in Pediatric Heart Patients | Opinion Article

With the rapid advance-ment of cardiovascular imaging technologies, it is important for physicians to understand how best to incorporate these options into clinical care and how to choose between imaging modalities. Recently, the American College of Cardiology, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, and other expert societies released the first appropriate use criteria (AUC) for suspected heart disease in pediatric patients.…

My War with the Anti-Vaxxers

My War with the Anti-Vaxxers | Medical Blog

"For me, vaccines are not a belief system as it seems it has become for many, but rather a life-saving weapon in our fight to save children’s lives. "

Teens With HIV: A Look at Treatment Trends

Teens With HIV: A Look at Treatment Trends | Opinion Article

In recent years, the incidence of HIV infection has decreased for most age groups. Study results have shown that presenting to care earlier in the disease course can limit immune deterioration and HIV transmission. The CDC recommends that all people aged 13 and older be tested for HIV, a recommendation that appears to have made an impact on testing rates.…

Enhancing Quality in the Pediatric Cath Lab

Enhancing Quality in the Pediatric Cath Lab | Opinion Article

According to published estimates, about one in 110 babies in the United States is born with congenital heart disease. On the surface, the incidence of the disease is relatively low, but the consequences can be profound. New, rapidly evolving interventional treatments are extending lives and enhancing the quality of life for children living with congenital heart disease.…

Smoking Among Youths

Smoking Among Youths | Opinion Article

More than a quarter-million youth who had never smoked used e-cigarettes in 2013.…

Standards for Child Surgical Care

Standards for Child Surgical Care | Opinion Article

Studies indicate that newborns and children who undergo surgery in environments with pediatric expert resources have better outcomes, fewer complications, and shorter hospital stays when compared with those cared for at non-specialized centers. “Millions of children undergo surgery in the United States each year, but some of these patients receive surgical care in environments that are not matched to their needs,” says Keith T.…

Pediatric GERD Procedures

Pediatric GERD Procedures | Opinion Article

Clinicians often have difficulty diagnosing GERD and discriminating it from physiologic regurgitation, especially in the pediatric population. “Childhood GERD is diagnosed commonly by clinical evaluation and often without the use of objective measures,” explains Cabrini LaRiviere, MD, MPH. A GERD diagnosis may remain, especially in young infants, until symptoms wane as part of the natural history of regurgitation or until an objective test disproves the presence of the disease.…

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