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Feeling informed versus being informed: Mixed-methods analysis of family perceptions and behavior following a pediatric emergency department visit

12 days ago   |   By Journal of Pediatric Nursing

To examine perceptions of family-centered care, satisfaction, and quality of communication with health professionals during a pediatric emergency department visit, and to evaluate the perceived usefulness of the information received and whether provider treatment recommendations were followed after discharge.
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Pediatric Esophageal Foreign Body: Possible Role for Digital Tomosynthesis

Pediatric Esophageal Foreign Body: Possible Role for Digital Tomosynthesis

12 days ago   |   By Pediatric Emergency Care

Objectives
Foreign body ingestion is a common reason for emergency department visits, affecting more than 80,000 children in the United States annually. Whereas most ingested FBs are coins or other radiopaque objects, some are radiolucent FBs such as food. Digital tomosynthesis is a radiographic technique that produces cross-sectional images with in-plane resolution similar to that of traditional radiographs. Our pilot study evaluated the sensitivity and specificity of DTS to detect FB in comparison to esophagram and clinical impression.
Methods
This was a retrospective review on patients...
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Initial Characteristics and Clinical Severity of Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis in Pediatric Patients Admitted in the Emergency Department

Initial Characteristics and Clinical Severity of Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis in Pediatric Patients Admitted in the Emergency Department

12 days ago   |   By Pediatric Emergency Care

Objectives
The diagnosis and management of children with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis admitted in the emergency department are challenging. The present study aimed at describing the initial characteristics of pediatric patients with HLH upon admission in the ED. Moreover, the clinical severity of the condition was assessed.
Methods
We performed a retrospective study of patients who visited the pediatric ED and were newly diagnosed with HLH during hospitalization between February 2012 and January 2017. The patients were classified in the clinically unstable group if at least 1 of the...
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Missed Diagnosis of Anaphylaxis in Patients With Pediatric Urticaria in the Emergency Department

Missed Diagnosis of Anaphylaxis in Patients With Pediatric Urticaria in the Emergency Department

12 days ago   |   By Pediatric Emergency Care

Objectives
This study was to determine the characteristics of missed diagnosis of pediatric anaphylaxis that were registered as urticaria only at the emergency department by comparing those who had only urticaria symptoms with those who had both anaphylaxis and urticaria symptoms.
Methods
Subjects were classified into missed anaphylaxis and urticaria group according to whether satisfied anaphylaxis diagnostic criteria or not. Anaphylaxis group, those who were initially registered as anaphylaxis with urticaria and anaphylaxis symptoms simultaneously, were further investigated.
Results
The...
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Evaluation of a Focused Cardiac Ultrasound Protocol in a Pediatric Emergency Department

Evaluation of a Focused Cardiac Ultrasound Protocol in a Pediatric Emergency Department

12 days ago   |   By Pediatric Emergency Care

Objectives
The objective of this study was to evaluate the implementation of a focused cardiac ultrasound protocol in a pediatric emergency department .
Methods
We conducted a cross-sectional, observational, quality improvement project in a PED of an urban tertiary care children's hospital. A FoCUS protocol was collaboratively developed by pediatric cardiology and pediatric emergency medicine. This included a reference document with definitions, indications, image acquisition guidelines, and interpretation expectations. We measured physician-sonographer performance against pediatric...
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Patient Lawsuits Cancelled; COVID Lobby Windfall; Faces of Breakthrough...

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In Depression, the Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree

In Depression, the Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree

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Peter Hotez Talks Russia, Lady Gaga, and the Antiscience Movement

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Free T4 may mediate association between pregnancy hormone, gestational...

Free T4 may mediate association between pregnancy hormone, gestational diabetes risk

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Diabetes mortality more than double for Black vs. white adults in large US...

Diabetes mortality more than double for Black vs. white adults in large US cities

Diabetes mortality rates in the United States were more than twice as high for Black adults compared with white adults from 2008 to 2017, according to a study published in... Read more ...