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Emergency Department Use of Neuroimaging in Children and Adolescents Presenting with Headache

7 monthes ago   |   By The Journal of Pediatrics

To evaluate emergency department use and outcomes of neuroimaging for headache in a free-standing children's hospital system.
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Radiology Callbacks to a Pediatric Emergency Department and Their Clinical Impact

Radiology Callbacks to a Pediatric Emergency Department and Their Clinical Impact

7 monthes ago   |   By Pediatric Emergency Care

Background
Clinical impact of radiology callbacks remains largely unknown in the pediatric emergency department .
Objective
The aim of this study was to describe the incidence, nature of radiology callbacks, and the impact on clinical care during the return visit .
Methods
We performed a retrospective chart review of quality assurance database of RVs for radiology callbacks to our PED over a 1-year period.
Results
Return visit rate to our PED was 3% of which 1.9% was for radiology callbacks. Radiology misses involved mostly x-ray interpretations , occurred after-hours , with fractures...
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Efficiency of Using Pediatrics Emergency Services and Triage Evaluation

Efficiency of Using Pediatrics Emergency Services and Triage Evaluation

7 monthes ago   |   By Pediatric Emergency Care

Objective
The aim of the study was to evaluate the pediatric emergency department in a main teaching hospital.
Methods
Retrospective review of all children presented to PED at King Abdulaziz University Hospital from September to November 2014 was performed. We classified priority into the following 5 stages: 1, need resuscitation; 2, emergent; 3, urgent; 4, less urgent; and 5, nonurgent.
Results
A total of 2567 children attended PED for 3 months. Toddler age group was the highest. Respiratory complaints were the commonest , followed by gastrointestinal complaints. The majority were...
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Raising A Child With Strong Faith When You're Not So Sure

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A National Survey on Interhospital Transport of Children in Cardiac Arrest*

A National Survey on Interhospital Transport of Children in Cardiac Arrest*

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Effects of Structured Exercise Training in Children and Adolescents With...

Effects of Structured Exercise Training in Children and Adolescents With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Purpose: To examine safety and efficacy of exercise training for juvenile idiopathic arthritis to improve physical fitness, pain, functional capability, and quality of... Read more ...