A Consolidation of Signs of Symptoms of Pediatric Pneumonia

A Consolidation of Signs of Symptoms of Pediatric Pneumonia

Urgent message: While pneumonia in general continues to be a common diagnosis in children in the United States, relatively few studies have sought to determine the signs and symptoms that help to predict occult bacterial pneumonia. Awareness of associated signs and symptoms may assist the urgent care provider in proceeding more quickly to a correct diagnosis. Alyssa Whited, PA-C and Christina Gardner, PA-C CASE PRESENTATION A 5-year-old male with no significant past medical history presented …

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Abstracts in Urgent Care – April 2022

Abstracts in Urgent Care – April 2022

Pediatric Pneumonia Signs and Symptoms of Cauda Equina Syndrome Removing ‘Stuck’ Rings Central vs Peripheral Acute Vertigo Zinc and Viral RTIs in Adults Nathan M. Finnerty, MD, FACEP; Joshua W. Russell, MD, MSc, FAAEM, FACEP; and Brett C. Ebeling, MD How Long Should Pediatric Pneumonia Be Treated? Take-home point: Lower-dose and shorter-duration amoxicillin treatment was noninferior to standard regimens for outpatient treatment of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in this trial. Citation: Bielicki JA, Stӧhr W, Barratt …

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Abstracts in Urgent Care: May, 2014

Signs of aging and risk of heart disease Key point: Some outward signs of aging may correlate with increased risk of heart disease including MI. Citation: Christoffersen M, Frikke-Schmidt R, Schnohr P, et al. Visible age-related signs and risk of ischemic heart disease in the general population: A prospective cohort study. Circulation. 2014;4l128(9):990-998. Investigators in Denmark in this 35-year prospective trial attempted to see if outward signs of aging (frontoparietal baldness, crown top baldness, earlobe crease, …

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