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Emergency Medical Minute


Oct 3, 2019

Contributor:  Don Stader, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Seymour fracture is an eponym for a Salter-Harris I/II fracture of the distal phalanx of the finger or toe in children, associated with a nailbed inury
  • These may present and subtle as a subungal hematoma with a fracture on x-ray but carry a significant risk of...

May 24, 2019

Author: Sam Killian, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • A recent study in Pediatrics compared the rates of antibiotic prescriptions for acute respiratory infections (ARIs) between direct to consumer (DTC) telemedicine, urgent care, and primary care providers
  • Among the nearly 530,000 visits studied, the rate of...

Mar 27, 2019

Author: Sam Killian, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Viral gastroenteritis alters the gut microbiome and it is theorized that probiotics may help reduce the duration and severity of the disease.
  • Double-blind randomized controlled trial involving almost 900 children with viral gastroenteritis compared 5 days of probiotics to a...

Nov 16, 2018

Author: Don Stader, MD

Educational Pearls:


  • Recent study has revealed that infant walkers are more harmful than helpful
  • Infant walkers can also delay motor function
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics calls for a ban on walkers as they are a preventable cause of injury



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Nov 6, 2018

Author: Gretchen Hinson, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Diagnosis can be difficult and often delayed
  • Asymmetric breath sounds, choking, stridor may be present, but children also present asymptomatically
  • Peak incidence around one to two years of age
  • Hot dogs, nuts, popcorn – round and smooth objects are most commonly...