4 year olds #adayinthelife

Teaching conference on Friday of this week will be all about "stuff 4 year olds do". Enjoy this (annotated) primer on a day in the life of a preschooler! 6 am: Wake up, bright and early. Dress myself (for the most part), brush my teeth, and use the potty all without help (though supervision is… Continue reading 4 year olds #adayinthelife

what to do with all that poo

It seems like it is always gastro season in clinic. Teaching conference tomorrow will be about one of the uncommon, but life threatening diagnoses associated with diarrhea in children. Do you know what to do for the masses of children with more mundane, acute viral gastroenteritis? Here's a quick post to review some common options… Continue reading what to do with all that poo

What about a home O2 monitor?

Conference this week will cover the topic of home oxygen monitors and SIDS. I still find this a hard conversation as it comes from a parent's genuine fear of the worst possible outcome. It got me thinking, are there ways to approach this conversation to avoid alienating parents while still practicing evidence based medicine? Some… Continue reading What about a home O2 monitor?

Take two and call in the morning

Today, our senior teaching resident reviewed an article from the Journal of Pediatrics titled Comparative Effectiveness of Dexamethasone versus Prednisone in Children Hospitalized with Asthma. This line of research has some interesting implications for primary care and how we manage outpatient asthma exacerbations. One thing that came up was how dex could be a benefit… Continue reading Take two and call in the morning