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SGEM Xtra: Top 10 Emergency Department Tips for Families

Posted by on Jul 17, 2016 in Featured, Pediatrics, Podcasts | 0 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM Xtra Top 10 List Date: July 5th, 2016 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Rodrick Lim. Rod is the Chair for the Pediatric section of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians, and the standards lead for the Pediatric section of International Federation for Emergency Medicine. He is an associate professor of Pediatrics at Western University, Schulich School of Medicine. Rod is also the proud father of three children and loves travelling, suffering as a Toronto sports fan and playing hockey badly with colleagues. This is a SGEM Xtra. Some extra content for the summer until we formally launch Season#5 this fall. The Pediatric Section of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) and the National Emergency Nurses Association (NENA) recently released some tips to keep your family safe and prepared. You can print a PDF of the Top 10 ED Tips for...

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SGEM Xtra: RANThony #4 X-rays for Pediatric Constipation

Posted by on Jun 26, 2016 in Featured, GastroIntestinal, Pediatrics, Podcasts | 0 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM Xtra RANThony#4 Date: June 26th, 2016 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Anthony Crocco is a Pediatric Emergency Physician and is the Medical Director & Division Head of the Division of Pediatric Emergency at McMaster’s Children’s Hospital. He is known on YouTube for his RANThony‘s. These are short rants on pediatric topics. They were inspired by the rants done by the great Canadian comedian Rick Mercer. Previous topics have included Fever Fear, Cough Medication and Pain Control. Anthony is also the creator of the evidence based medicine (EBM) education website SketchyEBM. These are white board videos that present EBM concepts in a creative and understandable formate. He covers topics like: Relative risk (RR), relative risk reduction (RRR), absolute risk reduction (ARR) What is bias? Confidence intervals and “p” values Number needed to treat (NNT) Intention to treat (ITT) analysis This fourth RANThony addresses the issue...

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SGEM#158: Tempted by the Fruit of Another – Dilute Apple Juice for Pediatric Dehydration

Posted by on Jun 19, 2016 in Featured, GastroIntestinal, Infectious, Pediatrics, Podcasts | 3 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM158 Date: June 15th, 2016 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Anthony Crocco is a Pediatric Emergency Physician and is the Medical Director & Division Head of the Division of Pediatric Emergency at McMaster’s Children’s Hospital. He is the creator of SketchyEBM. Case: A 2-year-old girl presents with a two-day history of vomiting and diarrhea. She is minimally dehydrated and tolerating oral fluid only. You remember reading about the sodium-glucose co-transporter and electrolyte fluids that were initially developed by the World Health Organization for children with diarrheal diseases. You have heard parents ask about just using watered down juice and debate whether this is a viable option for these children. Background: Gastroenteritis is a common illness in children and these children are at risk of dehydration from inadequate intake, excessive losses or both together. If children are unable to tolerate oral...

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SGEM#157: Nebulized Hypertonic Saline for Acute Bronchiolitis

Posted by on Jun 12, 2016 in Featured, Pediatrics, Podcasts | 1 comment

 Podcast Link: SGEM157 Date: June 6th, 2016 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Chantal Guimont. Chantal is a Family Doctor who works in a in a mixed pediatric and adults tertiary care center in Quebec City. She has a PhD in epidemiology and is on faculty at Laval University. Case: You are working in the emergency department when an eight months old presents with nasal congestion, tachypnea, and retractions. You suspect he suffers from a acute bronchiolitis. You wonder about the most accurate and up to date treatment options. Background: During winter months in Quebec, and I suspect it is the same in many other places, bronchiolitis is one of the most frequent emergency department complaints. Bronchiolitis is the most common disease of the lower respiratory tract infection seen in children less than one year of age. They tend to present similar to...

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SGEM#155: Girls Just Want To Have Fun – Not Appendicitis

Posted by on May 29, 2016 in Featured, Infectious, Pediatrics, Podcasts | 13 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM155 Date: May 24th, 2016 Guest Skeptics:  Dr. Anthony Crocco is a Pediatric Emergency Physician and is the Medical Director & Division Head of the Division of Pediatric Emergency at McMaster’s Children’s Hospital. He is the creator of SketchyEBM. Case: A 15-year-old female patient presents to your emergency department with a chief compliant of abdominal pain. A medical student picks up the chart and comes back to tell you about the case. His presentation includes that the abdominal pain has been going on for two days, has worsened over this time period, and is worse in the right lower quadrant from previously being around her umbilicus. She had a temperature this morning of 101 degrees Fahrenheit, vomited twice this morning (non-billious, non-bloody), says the bumps in the road travelling to your hospital hurt badly, and she doesn’t want to...

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SGEM#132: One Balloon for Otitis Media with Effusion

Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 in Featured, Pediatrics, Podcasts | 3 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM132 Date: October 15th, 2015 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Richard Lubell is a community pediatrician in London, Ontario with over 30 years of experience. He is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Western University. Case: A four-year-old boy presents to the emergency department after being picked up from school. The mother is worried he has another ear infection. This is because the teacher thought he was having trouble hearing in class. The child completed a course of antibiotics two months ago for acute otitis media. On examination the child looks well and has no fever. Otoscopic examination demonstrates some fluid behind the tympanic membrane. Background: Otitis media with effusion or glue ear can be defined as a condition that that persists for more than six weeks. There were over two million cases diagnosed in the USA in...

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