William Bill Sevcik

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OBJECTIVE Testicular torsion is a common acute condition in boys requiring prompt accurate management. The objective of this article was to evaluate ultrasound accuracy, findings, and clinical predictors in testicular torsion in boys presenting to the Stollery pediatric emergency department with acute scrotal pain. METHODS Retrospective review of surgical(More)
BACKGROUND Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) are an important source of morbidity and mortality. Despite weak evidence for the use of unfractionated heparin (UFH) for acute coronary syndromes it is considered an accepted treatment for unstable angina and non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (MI). However, evidence suggests low molecular weight(More)
BACKGROUND Remote-telementored ultrasound involves novice examiners being remotely guided by experts using informatic-technologies. However, requiring a novice to perform ultrasound is a cognitively demanding task exacerbated by unfamiliarity with ultrasound-machine controls. We incorporated a randomized evaluation of using remote control of the ultrasound(More)
There are a number of reports of delayed return of spontaneous circulation after pulseless arrest (the Lazarus phenomenon) in adults. There are no published reports of this phenomenon in children. We report 2 pediatric cases of the Lazarus phenomenon, likely caused by unintentional hyperventilation during resuscitation.
BACKGROUND Injuries from bicycles is a leading cause of trauma in children. We sought to investigate the epidemiology of bicycle handlebar injuries. METHODS A retrospective analysis of bicycle trauma treated at our institution was preformed. RESULTS A total of 462 children younger than 17 years had bicycle trauma. Abdominal handlebar injuries,(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in most developed countries and control may be elusive. Deterioration in asthma control is common when patients are exposed to airway irritants, viruses, and/or when adherence to chronic anti-inflammatory medications is suboptimal. Acute asthma exacerbations are common, important reasons(More)
BACKGROUND Deficiencies in emergency department (ED) charting is a common international problem. While unintentional falls account for the largest proportion of injury related ED visits by youth, insufficient charting details result in more than one third of these falls being coded as "unspecified". Non-specific coding compromises the utility of injury(More)
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