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A Painless Bulky Lesion of the Tongue

2 monthes ago   |   By The Journal of Pediatrics

A 4-year-old girl came to our attention with a tongue lesion, which had been present for 3 months; the lesion was variably sized, asymptomatic, and causing discomfort while speaking and eating. There was no previous trauma. A large, exophytic, translucent, fleshy, nontender mass was on the right hemilingual ventral surface with mucous “spillage”. The cervical lymph nodes were not enlarged, and tongue movements were not impaired. Differential diagnosis of a swelling of the tongue includes mucocele, lymphangioma, dermoid-epidermoid cyst, thyroglossal duct cyst, lingual thyroid, foregut...
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Hemodynamic Shock Caused by Tension Pneumoperitoneum in a 5-Year-Old Girl

Hemodynamic Shock Caused by Tension Pneumoperitoneum in a 5-Year-Old Girl

2 monthes ago   |   By Pediatric Emergency Care

Tension pneumoperitoneum is a relatively rare occurrence in the pediatric population. However, tension pneumoperitoneum is associated with significant morbidity and mortality if it is not promptly diagnosed and treated. A 5-year-old girl was admitted to emergency department with abdominal pain. She was in shock, and the radiograph film of the abdomen revealed a voluminous tension pneumoperitoneum. Aggressive fluid challenges were performed in intensive care followed by urgent laparotomy. Primary abdominal compartment due to trapped gas caused a decreased venous return and visceral...
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How to Identify Risk of Gestational Diabetes During Pregnancy?

How to Identify Risk of Gestational Diabetes During Pregnancy?

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Organ Donation Following Neurologic and Circulatory Determination of Death

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Logistics of Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Therapies in PICU

Logistics of Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Therapies in PICU

Objectives: To describe practical considerations and approaches to best practices for end-of-life care for critically ill children and families in the PICU. Data... Read more ...

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Forests Can Improve Kids' Diets: Here's How

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Pregnant women exposed to DDT are TWICE as likely to have children with autism

When Columbia University researchers found biomarkers for the potent bug killer DDT in pregnant Finnish women's blood, they were twice as likely to have a child with autism and... Read more ...

Shortly after my son was born, the panic attacks started

Shortly after my son was born, the panic attacks started

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Ethical, Cultural, Social, and Individual Considerations Prior to Transition...

Ethical, Cultural, Social, and Individual Considerations Prior to Transition to Limitation or Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Therapies

As part of the invited supplement on Death and Dying in the PICU, we reviewed ethical, cultural, and social considerations for the bedside healthcare practitioner prior to... Read more ...

Learning From Investigation After Death

Learning From Investigation After Death

Objectives: The acceptability of traditional postmortem examination to bereaved families, coupled with a misguided professional view about their limited utility, has led to... Read more ...