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SAEM Clinical Images Series: ‘Tis Not the Season to be Wheezing

by Jane Rivas, MD
Nov 21, 2022
A 2-year-old male with a history of solitary kidney presented with greater than one month of daily coughing, wheezing, and decreased appetite. The ...
Tactical Medicine News

Device Measures Hemoglobin More Accurately in Dark Skin

Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington, in collaboration with Shani Biotechnologies, a local firm, have created a point-of-care device...
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In-Office Pediatric Ear Tube Procedures: Interview with Preceptis Medical’s Greg Mielke4

Preceptis Medical, a medtech company based in Minnesota, created the Hummingbird Tympanostomy Tube System. The device allows ear, nose, and throat ...
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Smartphone and Cheap Earbuds for Accessible Newborn Hearing Test

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a low-cost hearing test for newborns. Traditionally, the equipment for such testing is q...
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Electrospun Construct Mimics Elasticity of Blood Vessels

Researchers at the University of Sydney in Australia have developed an electrospun blood vessel replacement. The material contains tropoelastin, a ...
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SAEM Clinical Images Series: An Enlarging Scalp Mass

A 27-day-old female infant born at 34 weeks 4 days with a prenatal history of maternal syphilis treated with penicillin presented with an enlarging...
Tactical Medicine News

Furry Soft Robot Helps Patients During Unpleasant Medical Procedures

A team of researchers at the University of Tsukuba in Japan has developed a fluffy soft robot that patients can interact with to reduce their stres...
Tactical Medicine News

SAEM Clinical Images Series: Penile Swelling

An 18-month-old male with a history of prematurity (31 weeks gestation) presented with acute onset swelling of the penile shaft. The patient had mi...
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FDA-Approved At-Home Spirometer: Interview with Charvi Shetty, Co-Founder and CEO at Aluna

The COVID-19 pandemic has put lung health firmly in our minds. For those with chronic lung diseases, such as asthma and COPD, an important way to k...
Tactical Medicine News

EM Quick Hits 43 Pediatric Cannabis Poisoning, Esophageal Perforation, Brugada, Career Transitions in EM

On this month's EM Quick Hits podcast: Best of University of Toronto EM with Yaron Finkelstein on pediatric cannabis poisoning pitfalls, Brit Long ...
Tactical Medicine News

PEM POCUS Series: Pediatric Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST)

Read this tutorial on the use of point of care ultrasonography (POCUS) for Pediatric Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma. Then test your ...
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PEM Pearls: An Approach to Infant Apnea

A 2-day-old female born at 41 weeks presents to the Emergency Department (ED) for an episode of apnea. Her parents noticed she stopped breathing, w...
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Ep 173 Febrile Infant – Risk Stratification and Workup

In this main episode podcast on ED risk stratification and workup of the febrile infant, recorded at the CAEP 2022 Conference in Quebec City with D...
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EM Quick Hits 41 – IO Limitations, Missed Ectopic Pregnancy, Bronchiolitis O2 Monitoring, DRE in Cauda Equina Syndrome, Withdrawal of Life Sustaining Care

In this EM Quick Hits podcast: Anand Swaminathan on limitations and practical tips on intraosseus access,Tahara Bhate QI corner on missed ectopic p...
Tactical Medicine News

Smart Jumpsuit Tracks Motor Development in Children

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....
Tactical Medicine News

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 ...
Tactical Medicine News

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,...
Tactical Medicine News

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...
Tactical Medicine News

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...
Tactical Medicine News

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...
Tactical Medicine News

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 ...
Tactical Medicine News

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 - ...
Tactical Medicine News

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...
Tactical Medicine News

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...
Tactical Medicine News

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-...
Tactical Medicine News

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...
Tactical Medicine News

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...
Tactical Medicine News

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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