Carolinas Core Concepts Core Concepts in EM; a repository for Carolinas lecture summaries.

27Jul/110

Pediatric Master Class

  • The workup of the crying child is veterinary medicine: a thorough physical exam includes checking for hair tourniquets to the fingers, toes, and penis.  Consider fluorescein staining of the eyes and a urinalysis for occult UTI.
  • Many ALTE presentations can be clarified with careful history.  Consider 24 hour observation in the child whose story is still unclear.
  • Cyclosporine metabolism changes with several medications we commonly give.  Pay attention before you prescribe transplant patients methylprednisolone, trimethoprim, NSAIDS, sulfonamides, or aminoglycosides.
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