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Abdominal Pain (Part 2)

It’s time to stop thinking in quadrants…

Match Week

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When we get labs, we are usually getting a CBC as part of our testing. This week we will discuss what to do when the patient has a thrombocytopenia that you weren’t expecting.

Nausea and Vomiting

Nausea and vomiting has a HUGE differential diagnosis but usually ends up being simple gastritis in the end. This week we will discuss a basic approach, treatment protocol, as well as to help out your attending.

Patients with Cirrhosis

We commonly see patients with advanced liver disease in the Emergency Department and we screen all of them for 5 common complications every time.

Peds T- Tummy and Non-Accidental Trauma

For our series finale we will review the 5 mega abdominal emergencies in kids as well as briefly discuss non-accidental trauma.

Peds I- Inborn Errors of Metabolism and Endocrinology

Don’t be scared of the inborn errors of metabolism and endocrinology. They are really quite simple to screen for. Focus less on knowing the details of each one, and more on the general concept of what byproducts are building up and what substance is missing.

Peds H- Heart Failure and Congenital Heart Disorders

Cyanosis, difficulty feeding, failure to thrive, and shock can all be the presenting symptom of a cardiac abnormality. We will briefly overview cyanotic heart lesions, ductal dependent lesions, and CHF today.

Peds S- Sepsis and Serious Bacterial Infections

Physicians get concerned about 4 serious bacterial infections (SBIs) when a baby or young child comes in with fever or possible sepsis. UTI, bacteremia, meningitis, and pneumonia. Start those antibiotics early, especially if the child appears sick.

Peds H- Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia

H stands for hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia. Always check that blood sugar when you have a sick pediatric patient!

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