Category Archives: Medications

Steroids in Pediatric Asthma

Asthma exacerbation is a common complaint seen in the emergency department. The cornerstone of treatment consists of short acting beta agonists (albuterol), respiratory anticholinergics (ipratropium bromide), and steroids. Lets talk about steroid treatment in children with mild to moderate asthma … Continue reading

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Methotrexate Toxicity

A 43 year old woman with a history of depression, anxiety and severe chronic pain resulting from rheumatoid arthritis was found down in her house, surrounded by empty pill bottles with a suicide note present.  Time of ingestion was unknown … Continue reading

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Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections

A 44 year old female presented to a community emergency department complaining of an abscess on her lateral right thigh that had been increasing in size for the last 2 days.  She reported having been kicked in that leg a … Continue reading

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Treatment of Croup

Croup is a very common upper respiratory infection in children characterized by stridor, hoarseness, and a barking cough.  The age range is 6 months to 6 years of age, with one to two years old being the most common range.  … Continue reading

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