Have you considered using ultrasound to diagnose pneumonia in children? This week for his critically appraised topic, Dr. Michael Coletta researched whether point-of-care ultrasound is a better imaging study for diagnosing pediatric pneumonia than chest xray. Read ahead for the details....
Anatomic landmarks followed by a "blind" stick is currently the standard practice for performing bedside lumbar punctures, but with increasing use and ease of ultrasound, could we one day see lumbar punctures follow in the footsteps of central line placement?
Do you routinely recommend rest for your post-concussive pediatric patient? You may reconsider this adivce. This week Dr. Lou Argentine reviewed this clincal question for his critically appraised topic.
Case: An 8 year old girl presents to the Emergency Department with the feeling of shortness of breath. Onset was soon after a meal and her parents state that she may have choked on something.