• Requirement for Head Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Children Who Present to the Emergency Department With Acute Nontraumatic Visual Disturbance

    10 days ago - By Pediatric Emergency Care

    Objectives
    This study aimed to investigate the clinical features and head magnetic resonance imaging findings in children who presented to the emergency department with acute nontraumatic visual disturbance and to study related clinical factors for discovering positive lesions on head MRI.
    Methods
    We performed a retrospective study of 1-month to 15-year-old children who underwent head MRI as an evaluation for acute nontraumatic visual disturbance as a chief complaint in our pediatric emergency department between March 2010 and March 2015. The symptoms of visual disturbance were blurred...
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  • Quality of the Triage of Children With Anaphylaxis at the Emergency Department

    10 days ago - By Pediatric Emergency Care

    Objective
    Early recognition of symptoms is essential in anaphylaxis management. The Canadian Paediatric Emergency Triage and Acuity Scale prioritizes anaphylaxis to level I or II. We analyzed the accuracy of pediatric anaphylaxis triage.
    Methods
    This was a retrospective review of the triage charts (adaptation of the Canadian Paediatric Emergency Triage and Acuity Scale) of 137 children attended for anaphylaxis at our pediatric emergency department. Per triages' accuracy, charts were divided into TR1 and TR2 , comparing demographics, initial triage level given by initial assessment , vital...
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