Tag Archive: emergency department (ED)

May
27

More visits to ED point to higher odds of developing diabetic ketoacidosis

A new research from the Stanford School of Medicine, California says that recent visits to the emergency department (ED) and long intervals without subspecialty care are important signals of impending diabetic ketoacidosis in children with type 1 diabetes. They also recommend that these indicators along with other risk factors could be used to inform clinical …

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Aug
21

An article published in the August 20 issue of JAMA has stated that pediatric emergency department (ED)

An article published in the August 20 issue of JAMA has stated that pediatric emergency department (ED) physicians might be relying too much on oxygen saturation readings from pulse oximetry devices while deciding whether infants with bronchiolitis are hospitalized. Researchers suggested that oxygen saturation should not be the only factor in the decision to admit …

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Feb
16

Giving children with acute asthma flare–ups 1 or 2 doses of dexamethasone in the emergency department (ED)

Giving children with acute asthma flare–ups 1 or 2 doses of dexamethasone in the emergency department (ED) provides equivalent relief to a 5–day course of prednisone while reducing the chance of triggering vomiting, according to a meta–analysis by Grant E. Keeney, MD, from the Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and colleagues, who …

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Feb
13

Giving children with acute asthma flare-ups 1 or 2 doses of dexamethasone in the emergency department (ED)

Giving children with acute asthma flare-ups 1 or 2 doses of dexamethasone in the emergency department (ED) provides equivalent relief to a 5-day course of prednisone while reducing the chance of triggering vomiting, according to a meta-analysis published online February 10 in Pediatrics.