• Epidemiology and Outcome of Nailbed Injuries Managed in Children's Emergency Department: A 10-Year Single-Center Experience

    9 days ago - By Pediatric Emergency Care

    Background
    Fingertip injuries are among the most common hand injuries in children and result in significant health, time, and a financial burden. Nailbed injuries constitute a large proportion of fingertip injuries and are frequent in children.
    Objectives
    This study aimed to examine the epidemiology, injury patterns, and treatment strategies implemented in patients with nailbed injuries between 0 and 18 years of age. We also wanted to identify various acute and chronic complications associated with nailbed injuries in these patients.
    Methods
    This was a single-center retrospective study...
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  • Maternal Confidence and Emergency Department Utilization Among Infants

    9 days ago - By Pediatric Emergency Care

    Objectives
    To determine if maternal confidence affects emergency department utilization in the first year of life.
    Methods
    This retrospective cohort study examined the Maternal Confidence Questionnaire responses from a longitudinal birth cohort study and ED visits for these subjects across all Inova hospitals from January 2012 to July 2017 for full-term children 12 months or younger at the time of visit. Using logistic regression, maternal confidence, maternal race/ethnicity, age, education, parity, and insurance were evaluated against Emergency Severity Index acuity levels and ED visit...
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