Test Your Knowledge: Lead Poisoning in Children

 Millions of children continue to be at risk for lead exposure despite a dramatic decline over…

Test Your Knowledge: Adults With Infectious Meningitis and Encephalitis 

Infectious meningitis and encephalitis are often life-threatening illnesses, though prompt workup and targeted treatment can greatly…

Test Your Knowledge: Current Practice and Pitfalls of Select Biomarkers in the Emergency Care of Children 

Specific biomarker levels can help differentiate children who require emergent medical interventions, such as procedures, surgeries,…

Test Your Knowledge: Postpartum Complications in the ED

Postpartum patients may present to the emergency department with complaints ranging from minor issues, requiring only…

Test Your Knowledge: Pediatric Chest Pain

Pediatric chest pain is a relatively common presenting complaint, but identifying serious pathologies without overtesting patients…

Test Your Knowledge: Acute Asthma Exacerbations 

Asthma is a disease of the airways characterized by inflammation, hyperresponsiveness, and bronchoconstriction. The diagnosis is…

Test Your Knowledge: Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia

 Hyperbilirubinemia is one the most common reasons for emergency department visits for the neonate. This month’s issue,…

Test Your Knowledge: Acute Joint Pain in the Emergency Department

 Acute monoarticular and polyarticular joint pain that results from infection, trauma, and autoimmune and inflammatory processes…

Test Your Knowledge: Pediatric Electrical Injuries in the Emergency Department

Electrical injuries in pediatric patients are uncommon but can be life-threatening and require efficient and effective…