#WolmanDisease Case Study

CASE SUMMARY A 1-month-old female presented to our institution with a history of poor feeding, diarrhea, and a 2-lb weight loss. Upon evaluation, the patient was determined to have severe dehydration, acute renal failure, and metabolic acidosis. Cornelia De Lange syndrome was initially suspected by the geneticists due to dysmorphic facial features, including prominent eyebrows, […]

#RapidMRI For Diagnosing #PediatricAppendicitis

Rapid MR imaging is an accurate means of diagnosing pediatric appendicitis when considering multiple diagnostic criteria, according to a study published in Pediatric Radiology. Researchers from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland sought to determine the accuracy of rapid MR imaging without contrast agents or sedation as a modality for evaluating pediatric appendicitis. Ninety-seven […]

Reducing Unnecessary Imaging for Patients With Constipation in the Pediatric Emergency Department

OBJECTIVES: Constipation is a common diagnosis in the pediatric emergency department (ED). Children diagnosed with constipation may undergo an abdominal radiograph (AXR) as part of their diagnostic workup despite studies that suggest that an AXR in a patient suspected of being constipated is unnecessary and potentially misleading. We aimed to decrease the percentage of low-acuity […]