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PEM Resident Articles: Introduction

The articles on this site are references on pediatric emergency medicine topics that have been assembled by the attending staff at Rady Children’s.  In addition to the articles, the titles of texts that have been useful for other specialty areas relevant to pediatric emergency medicine are included at the end of this list.

This syllabus will undergo revision in the upcoming year. Your comments on the relevance and readability of the individual articles are appreciated, as they will be used for the continuous improvement of this collection.

Outline for ED Syllabus

Qureshi F, Pestian J, Davis P, Zaritsky A. Effect of nebulized ipratropium on the hospitalization rates of children with asthmaN Engl J Med 1998 Oct; 1030-1035.

Garcia Peña B, Mandl K, Kraus S, Fischer A, Fleisher G, Lund D, Taylor G. Ultrasonography and limited computed tomography in the diagnosis and management of appendicitis in children.  JAMA 1999;282:1041-1046.

Shaw K, Bell L, Sherman N. Outpatient assessment of infants with bronchiolotis.  American Journal of Diseases of Children 1991;145:151-155.

Gausche M, Lewis R, Stratton S, Haynes B, Gunter C, Goodrich S, et al. Effect of out-of-hospital pediatric endotracheal intubation on survival and neurological outcome: a controlled clinical trialJAMA 2000;283:783-790.

Nonfebrile Seizure
Hirtz D, Ashwal S, Berg A, Bettis D, Camfield C, Camfield P, et al. Practice parameter: evaluating a first nonfebrile seizure in children.  Neurology2000;55:616-623.

Pain Management
Kanegaye J. Approaches to the management of pediatric pain and anxiety in the acute care setting. Pediatrics Update 2000

Wound Management
Kanegaye J. A rational approach to the outpatient management of lacerations in pediatric patientsCurr Probl Pediatr 1998 Aug; 210-234.


Chadwick et al.  Evaluation of the sexually abused child.

Harowitz.  Clinical Pediatric Dermatology.

Legal Issues
Holder AR.  Legal Issues in pediatrics and adolescent medicine.  J. Wiley and Sons.  1977.

Rang M.  Children’s Fractures.

Pediatric Clinics of North America. 8/89. 36(4) (entire issue)

Pediatric Emergency Medicine
An exponentially growing number of texts are available. However, Fleisher and Ludwig is the “Bible.”

Roberts, Hedge. Clinical procedures in emergency medicine.
Simon and Brenner.  Emergency Procedures and Techniques.  William and Wilkins.

Swischuk. Emergency imagining of the acutely ill and injured child.

Haddad. Clinical management of poisoning and drug overdose.
Olsen K. (SFGH Handbook)
Viccellio P. Handbook of Medical Toxicology. Little, Brown 1993.

Wound Management
Trott A.  Wounds and lacerations:  Emergency care and closure.  Mosby Year Book.  1991.
Zukin DD.  (No longer in print, but widely available in libraries.)