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A randomized trial of magnesium in the emergency department treatment of children with asthma.
STUDY OBJECTIVE Magnesium sulfate has been shown to benefit asthmatic children and adults with poor responses to initial beta(2)-agonist therapy in the emergency department. We sought to determineExpand
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Intraosseous access.
BACKGROUND Vascular access is of paramount importance in the care of the critically ill patient. When central or peripheral intravenous access cannot be accomplished in a timely manner, intraosseousExpand
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A randomized trial of nebulized epinephrine vs albuterol in the emergency department treatment of bronchiolitis.
OBJECTIVE To determine if nebulized epinephrine is more efficacious than nebulized albuterol in the emergency department (ED) treatment of moderately ill infants with bronchiolitis. METHODSExpand
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Ketamine/Midazolam Versus Etomidate/Fentanyl: Procedural Sedation for Pediatric Orthopedic Reductions
Background: Orthopedic reductions are commonly performed procedures requiring sedation in the pediatric emergency department (PED). Ketamine is a widely used agent for pediatric procedural sedation,Expand
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Prolonged QT syndrome in children: an uncommon but potentially fatal entity.
Prolonged QT syndrome may be either congenital, as in Jervell and Lange-Nielsen or Romano-Ward syndromes, or acquired in nature. Affected children are at risk for syncope, seizures, dysrhythmias andExpand
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Ecthyma gangrenosum as a manifestation of Pseudomonas sepsis in a previously healthy child.
We present a case of Pseudomonas aeruginosa sepsis heralded by ecthyma gangrenosum in a previously healthy 15-month-old child. Pseudomonas infection and its uncommon skin manifestation are rarelyExpand
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Preventing Medical Errors in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
ILLUSTRATIVE CASES A 3-year-old girl received treatment in a pediatric Emergency Department (ED). Nurses in the ED had drawn up saline flush syringes from multiple dose vials of saline to clear herExpand
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Best educational practices in pediatric emergency medicine during emergency medicine residency training: guiding principles and expert recommendations.
The state of pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) education within emergency medicine (EM) residency programs is reviewed and discussed in the context of shifting practice environments and new demandsExpand
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Methodology and Demographics of a Brief Adolescent Alcohol Screen Validation Study
Objective The aim of this study was to determine the psychometric properties of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) 2-question alcohol screen within 16 Pediatric EmergencyExpand
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Predictive Validity of a 2-Question Alcohol Screen at 1-, 2-, and 3-Year Follow-up
In this study, we determine the predictive value of the NIAAA 2-question screen. BACKGROUND: The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) 2-question screen is a valid adolescentExpand
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