It is bronchiolitis season my friends. Even I have a bit of the URI. When we’re talking bronchiolitis, the conversation is almost always about: do steroids or bronchodilators work, what to do with a touch of hypoxia. Important conversations to be sure, but the highest yield pearl I have ever received about bronchiolitis (or any […]
Can a fever get so high that it causes brain damage? That question was posed to us by a listen with a recent patient whose temperature reached 106.9 Fahrenheit. Andy Sloas from the PEM ED podcast returns to ERCast to gives his take on cooling, workup, and the difference between heat exposure and infectious fever. […]
What age should we use for the febrile ex-premie? At what temperature does a fever become dangerous? How should we approach the unvaccinated febrile infant? How many blood cultures should we get in febrile infants?
ERCAST I love pus If you are an EM:RAP listener, this is the video I talked about in the November episode on abscess management and examine a new technique for draining a cutaneous abscess I am a huge fan of this procedure and use it on most abscesses that I would have otherwise packed. Why […]
Welcome to ERCAST 002 ERCAST question: How do you workup a child with limp? During this episode we will discuss a plethora of paediatric pearls including: Decisions rules for distinguishing between toxic synovitis and the septic hip A curbside consult with pediatric orthopedic surgeon Adam Barmada MD Listener email and…SO much more References ERCAST 002: […]