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Podcast #88: Baby Botulism

Run Time: 2 minutes Author: Dr. Erik Verzemnieks Educational Pearls: Caused by inhalation of spores – most common source is soil and honey. 50% of cases are in California followed by Pennsylvania – due to agricultural and industrial nature of the states. Symptoms start as poor feeding, weakness, and constipation – eventually leads to paralysis,…

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Podcast #77: Purpura

Run Time: 14 minutes Author: Dr. Donald Stader Educational Pearls: When a patient comes in with purpura the way to think is outside in, because there is a long list of things that can cause purpura. The most common cause of purpura is trauma. The next level is a blood vessel problem; Ehler’s-Danlos Syndrome, Vitamin…

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Podcast #72: SCIWORA

Run Time: 3 minutes Author: Dr. Suzanne Chilton Educational Pearls: SCIWORA is an acronym for Spinal Cord Injury Without Radiographic Abnormality. This name was appropriate prior to the invention of the MRI, as now MRIs can usually find some abnormality missed on an Xray or CT. This type of injury occurs most often in children because…

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Podcast #65: Intussusception

Run Time: 2 minutes Educational Pearls: Intussusception is when the intestines telescope in on each other. This condition is idiopathic and occurs most in children of the age six months to two years. The child usually presents with intermittent abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, URI, abdominal distention, and lethargy. As the bowel dies, the child also…

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Podcast #62: Pediatric Consent

Run Time: 4 minutes Author: Dr. Mark Kozlowski Educational Pearls: Treat any pediatric patient first, call parents later! If a sixteen-year-old patient comes in to the ED for their child, the sixteen-year-old mother can consent to treatment of the child. Emancipated minors can consent for themselves. Minors can also consent for treatment for psychiatric related issues,…

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Podcast #59: The Zika Virus

Run Time: 5 minutes Author: Dr. Suzanne Chilton Educational Pearls: Zika originated in 1947 in a Risus monkey in Uganda, the first human case was in 1952 – spread by the Aedea aeygpti and the Aedes albopictus mosquitoes. For adults symptoms are mild – maculopapular rash, conjunctivitis, fever, and joint pain for several days to a…

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Podcast #19: Pediatric Procedures

Podcast #19: Pediatric Procedures Run Time: 2 minutes Educational Pearls: “Superman” the patient by placing their hands in a pillow case and wrap them in a sheet to help combative kiddos. Have the parents pull up a phone or tablet to distract the kids as well. Utilizing a well-sized cervical collar can help when repairing…

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