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Antibiotics in the paediatric emergency department

Don't Forget the Bubbles

For example, the RCH Melbourne guideline recommends antibiotics only for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, Maori and Pacific Islanders, those with a personal or family history of rheumatic fever or rheumatic heart disease, or immunosuppressed children. Randel A, Infectious Disease Society of America. Med J Aust.

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Diagnostics: Inflammatory Markers

Taming the SRU

Spinal Infection: According to the Infectious Disease Society of America’s (IDSA) 2015 guidelines for native vertebral osteomyelitis, CRP and ESR in the setting of protracted back pain have sensitivities ranging from 94 to 100% for ruling out infection and malignancy in these patients. J Arthroplasty. 2019 Feb;34(2S):S187-S195.

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Choosing Wisely – Viral Respiratory Panels in children with respiratory symptoms

Don't Forget the Bubbles

Effect of point-of-care testing for respiratory pathogens on antibiotic use in children. Reducing Unnecessary Respiratory Viral Testing to Promote High-Value Care. Making Sense of Respiratory Viral Panel Results. Brennan-Krohn, Thea. American Society for Microbiology. Accessed July 17, 2023. JAMA Netw Open.

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Episode 24 - First Trimester Pregnancy Emergencies: Recognition and Management

EB Medicine

Let me repeat that Gadolinium should always be avoided Nachi: Let’s also briefly touch on a controversial topic -- that of using qualitative urine point of care tests with blood instead of urine. Nachi: There is a wealth of literature on this topic and Dr. Gadolinium should always be avoided.