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You don’t need labs or CT scans in children who have recovered after a simple febrile or first time seizure


Team members and families eagerly await your intervention to halt the seizure and understand its underlying cause. The lack of utility of laboratory testing in children with an unprovoked generalized seizure, or a simple febrile seizure is supported by several observational studies.

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Noisy, low amplitude ECG in a patient with chest pain

Dr. Smith's ECG Blog

The patient was tremulous and severely hypoglycemic by point-of-care testing. The most likely causes of artifact include inconsistent skin-electrode contact and body movement ( scratching, tremor, shivering, coughing, hiccups, brushing teeth, writhing in bed, seizure activity, interference from a mechanical device, etc. ).