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Smart Jumpsuit Tracks Motor Development in Children

by Conn Hastings
Jun 29, 2022
Researchers at the University of Helsinki in Finland created a smart jumpsuit that can track toddler movements. The idea is to closely monitor moto...
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Eko DUO Digital ECG + Stethoscope: Exclusive Interview and Review

In the latest advancements of AI and med tech, the Eko DUO stands out as a smart and reliable product with FDA-cleared artificial intelligence (AI)...
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PEM POCUS Series: Pediatric Appendicitis

Read this tutorial on the use of point of care ultrasonography (POCUS) for pediatric appendicitis. Then test your skills on the ALiEMU course page ...
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Smart Pacifier Monitors Electrolyte Levels

At Washington State University a team developed a smart pacifier that can provide continuous monitoring of electrolyte levels in saliva. The measur...
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EM Quick Hits 38 ACS in Older Patients, Rural Neonatal Resuscitation, Hemophilia, Hiccups, ECG Computer Interpretation

On this month's EM Quick Hits: Christina Shenvi on ACS in older people, Nour Khatib on rural NRP, Jess McLaren on how not to get fooled by ECG comp...
Tactical Medicine News

PEM POCUS Series: Confirmation of Endotracheal Tube Placement

Read this tutorial on the use of point of care ultrasonography (POCUS) for confirmation of endotracheal tube (ETT) placement in pediatric patients....
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Perinatal Mental Health Support for Parents of Color: Interview with Lauren Elliott, Founder of Candlelit Therapy

Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are very common, and can cause significant suffering and distress for many new parents. Black women and women ...
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PEM POCUS Series: Pediatric Ultrasound-Guided Fascia Iliaca Block

Read this tutorial on the use of point of care ultrasonography (POCUS) for pediatric fascia iliac block. Then test your skills on the ALiEMU course...
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Extracellular Vesicles to Protect Lungs and Brain in Premature Birth

Researchers at the Ottawa Hospital in Canada have been investigating the potential of extracellular vesicles that are derived from umbilical cord m...
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The SCOUT–CAP Trial: 5d Abx vs. 10d Abx in Pediatric CAP

Background: The standard approach to treating pediatric community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a 10-day course of antibiotics. However, two high-qua...
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Trick of the Trade: DIY Nasal Snot Aspirator

Nasal congestion is a common symptom of upper respiratory tract infections, such as bronchiolitis, in newborns and infants. Because newborns are ob...
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SAEM Clinical Image Series: Pediatric Rash

A 17-month-old girl with a history of eczema presents to the pediatric emergency department for evaluation of a rash. The rash is different from he...
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SAEM Clinical Image Series: I Have a Stomachache

An 18-year-old male with no significant past medical history presents with diffuse abdominal pain and multiple episodes of non-bloody, non-bilious ...
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SAEM Clinical Image Series: Vomiting in the Pediatric Patient

A 2-year-old boy with a past medical history of Hirschsprung disease presents to the emergency department (ED) with vomiting, abdominal distension,...
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Microfluidic Photoreactor for Neonatal Jaundice

Researchers at the Oregon State University College of Engineering have developed a microfluidic photoreactor that is intended to treat severe cases...
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EM Quick Hits 34 Carr’s Case, Septic Arthritis vs Transient Synovitis, Managing Tracheostomies, Ethylene Glycol Poisoning, Ketamine for Agitation

In this months EM Quick Hits podcast: The mighty return of Carr's Cases! Sarah Reid on differentiating septic arthritis from transient synovitis in...
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Vaccine Delivery Device Inspired by BBQ Lighter

A team at Georgia Tech tinkered together a battery-free electroporation device to deliver DNA vaccines, which is inspired by BBQ lighters. The deta...
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SAEM Clinical Image Series: Silver Scales

A 6-year-old otherwise healthy female presented to the emergency department (ED) with a rash across all four extremities. She has had seven months ...
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Swoop Portable MRI: Interview with David Scott, President and CEO of Hyperfine

Hyperfine, a company based in St Guilford, Connecticut, created Swoop, a portable MRI scanner. The device received FDA approval as the first bedsid...
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EM Quick Hits 32 Checkpoint Inhibitors, Adult Epiglotitits, HSP, Heat Stroke, Bell’s Palsy and Leukemia

In this EM Quick Hits: Walter Himmel on new diseases associated with immune checkpoint inhibitors, Leeor Sommer on the evolution of epiglottitis - ...
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SAEM Clinical Image Series: Pediatric Penis Swelling

A 3-year-old healthy uncircumcised male presents to the Emergency Department with five days of penis swelling and pain. Five days prior, his father...
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SAEM Clinical Image Series: Sudden Onset of Facial Petechiae in Kindergartener

A 6-year-old boy with no past medical history presented when his parents noticed facial petechiae after picking him up from school. He had a series...
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EM Quick Hits 30 Scaphoid Fracture, Therapeutic Hypothermia, HEADS-ED, Pelvic Trauma, Kratom, Femoral Lines

In this month's EM Quick Hits podcast: Arun Sayal on the nuances of assessment for scaphoid fractures, Justin Morgenstern on the evidence for thera...
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SplintER Series: One Big Bounce

  A 5-year-old boy presents with right leg pain and a limp. His parents report it started after he was bouncing on the trampoline with his older s...
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PEM POCUS Series: Pediatric Ocular Ultrasound for Optic Nerve Evaluation

Read this tutorial on the use of point of care ultrasonography (POCUS) for pediatric ocular ultrasonography for optic nerve evaluation. Then test y...
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EM Quick Hits 29 Vasopressor Failure, Asplenic Considerations, Bronchiolitis Update, ICD Electrical Storm, Night Shift Tips

In this month's EM Quick Hits podcast: Anand Swaminathan on vasopressor failure, Brit Long and Michael Gottlieb on aspleic considerations, Sarah Re...
Tactical Medicine News

EMRad: Can’t Miss Pediatric Elbow Injuries

  Have you ever been working a shift at 3 am and wondered, “Am I missing something? I’ll just splint and instruct the patient to follow up with th...
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Delayed Antibiotic Prescriptions for Children: DAP, IAP, vs NAP

Background: Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are a common reason for medical visits in kids.  Most RTIs are self-limited and the addition of ant...
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EMRad: Radiologic Approach to the Pediatric Traumatic Elbow X-ray

This is EMRad, a series aimed at providing “just in time” approaches to commonly ordered radiology studies in the emergency department [1]. When ap...
Tactical Medicine News

Ep 153 Pediatric Minor Head Injury and Concussion

Recent literature suggests that pediatric patients take longer to recover from mild traumatic brain injury compared to adults, and persistent post-...
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Computerized Adaptive Screen for Suicidal Youth (CASSY) study

Adolescent suicide rates in the United States, partly augmented by the COVID-19 pandemic, are steadily increasing [1, 2]. A commonly used screening...
Tactical Medicine News

PEM Pearls: To Scan or Not to Scan? CT Abdomen in Children with Blunt Torso Trauma

An 18-month-old female with no past medical history is brought in by ambulance after a motor vehicle collision (MVC) at highway speed, restrained i...
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EM Quick Hits 25 Cerebral Venous Thrombosis, Diphenhydramine Alternatives, Abdominal Compartment Syndrome, Neonatal Constipation, Intubating Metabolic Acidosis

In this month's EM Quick Hits podcast: Justin Morgenstern on which patients to consider cerebral venous thrombosis in, Maria Ivankovic on diphenhyd...
Tactical Medicine News

Free eBook Announcement: Emergency Medicine Resident Simulation Curriculum for Pediatrics (EM ReSCu Peds)

  The Emergency Medicine Resident Simulation Curriculum for Pediatrics (EM ReSCu Peds) is here! This free ebook contains 16 EM resident-tested, pee...
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Neonatal Resuscitation Rapid Review Video Part 2 – Chest Compressions, Epinephrine, Algorithm Pearls and Pitfalls

In this Rapid Reviews Video Dr. Nick Clarridge runs through the NRP algorithm and delivers the nuggets of wisdom on when and how best to perform ch...
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Do Ondansetron Prescriptions Reduce Pediatric Return Visits for Nausea and Vomiting?

Background: Acute gastroenteritis (AGE) is a very common emergency department (ED) presentation, with “approximately 1.5 million pediatric outpatie...
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Neonatal Resuscitation NRP Rapid Reviews Video

In this Rapid Reviews Video Dr. Nick Clarridge runs through the NRP algorithm and delivers the nuggets of wisdom on how best to prepare for the sic...
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IDEA Series: 3D-printed pediatric lumbar puncture trainer

Pediatric lumbar puncture trainers are less available than adult trainers; most are the newborn size and quite expensive. Due to age-based practic...
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EM Quick Hits 22 Postpartum Hemorrhage, Phenobarbital in Status Epilepticus, Managed Alcohol Programs, Traumatic Cardiac Arrest, Cholangitis, ED Approach to ARDS

In this month's EM Quick Hits podcast, Anand Swaminathan on postpartum hemorrhage, Justin Morgenstern on phenobarbital in pediatric status epilepti...
Tactical Medicine News

EM Quick Hits 21 TXA in GI Bleed, Pediatric DKA, POCUS for Shoulder Dislocations, Lisfranc Injuries, Dexamethasone for COVID Pneumonia, Consultation Tips

Salim Rezaie on HALT-IT trial for TXA in unstable GI bleed, Sarah Reid on pediatric DKA update in fluid management and cerebral edema, Hans Rosenbe...
Tactical Medicine News

Ep 144 Testicular Torsion: A Diagnostic Pathway

In this Part 2 of Urologic Emergencies EM Cases main episode podcasts Dr. Natalie Wolpert and Dr. Yonah Krakowsky answer questions about testicular...
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SplintER Series: Pediatric Elbow Pain

A 9-year-old male presents with right elbow pain after a fall onto the elbow. What is your diagnosis? What common pediatric elbow findings are yo...
Tactical Medicine News

Little Big Med Podcast: Gender Equity in Medicine

It’s time to talk about gender equity in medicine. Significant gender disparities exist in both healthcare institutions and professional societies....
Tactical Medicine News

EM Quick Hits 20 Imaging Renal Colic, Human Trafficking, Atrial Fibrillation During COVID, Transvenous Pacemaker Placement, COVID Lung POCUS, COVID Derm, Virtual Simulation

Justin Morgenstern on imaging choices in renal colic, Hanni Stoklosa on recognition and management of human trafficking, Rohit Mohindra on manageme...
Tactical Medicine News

BCE 82 Perimortem C-section – The Resuscitative Hysterotomy

In this EM Cases Best Case Ever podcast, Dr. Kari Sampsel, Emergency Physician at Ottawa Hospital and Assistant Professor at University of Ottawa, ...
Tactical Medicine News

Ep142 Neonatal Resuscitation – Airway, Temperature Control, Central Access, Hemodynamics, Glucose Control and Tranport

Dr. Hilary Whyte, Dr. Jabeen Fayyaz, Dr. Emily MacNeill discuss a neonatal resuscitation algorithm, airway management, fluid resuscitation, central...
Tactical Medicine News

IDEA Series: Use of gamification through Clue: Pediatric Rash Edition

Emergency Medicine (EM) physicians care for anyone, with anything, at any time. This includes pediatric patients as well as adults. For those witho...
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ALiEMU New Course: Pediatric Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral IV Access

Did you know that the ALiEMU learning management platform has courses in addition to the AIR Series? We just published the third installment of the...
Tactical Medicine News

Welcoming PECARN to Twitter

Our organization has always been a champion and fan of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) research collaborative. We jo...
Tactical Medicine News

EM Quick Hits 13 – One Syringe Adenosine, Pertussis Pearls, Hyperemesis Gravidarum, Tramadol, Hypertension Myths, KOBI

Salim Rezaie on single syringe adenosine for SVT, Sarah Reid on pertussis pearls, Elisha Targonsky on management of hyperemesis gravidarum , Joe Ne...
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