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Pediatric Interventional Cardiologists Comment on Artery Stenting Procedure PEDIATRICS Expert Case

After a young mother gave birth to a set of twins, one of them began to suffer from congenital defects including severely obstructed cardiac blood flow, thickened tricuspid valves, and dilated heart chambers. The child was transferred to a specialized Chil …

Pediatric Care Unit Sued Over Infant Care PEDIATRICS Expert Case

Pediatric Care Unit Sued Over Infant Care

An infant with numerous congenital defects, including hypospadia and developed ventricular septal defect, rapidly developed epilepsy and compartment syndrome during an operation. Expertise in both heart failure and compartment syndrome was needed to commen …

Pediatric Nephrology Expert Opines on Delayed Diagnosis of Kidney Disease PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case involves an otherwise healthy teenager who came into an ER in Nebraska with a fever and stomach ache. Following a brief examination, he was given an over the counter pain medication and discharged home. Several days later, he returned to the ER …

Pediatric Surgery Experts Discuss Delayed Treatment of Ruptured Appendix PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case involves a 5 year old girl who presented to the ER with fluid in her abdominal cavity as well as a distended stomach in Utah. An ultrasound was performed, however it was noted that it did not visualize the appendix. Because of this, and the you …

Pediatric Nephrology Experts Discuss Severe Kidney Injury During Surgery PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case involves a young male patient in Kentucky who was seen by his pediatrician with decreased appetite, slight fever, and malaise. Laboratory testing as well as imaging studies revealed the presence of a small bowel obstruction. After conservative  …

Pediatrics Experts Opine on Lack of Treatment for Fatal Pneumonia PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This virology case involves a 13-year-old male patient in New Mexico who had a medical history significant for asthma. During a routine physical exam administered by his primary care physician, he was diagnosed with a sore throat and given a Z-pack. Seve …

Physician Assistant Fails to Diagnose Bacterial Meningitis in Child PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case involves a young girl who began complaining of a sore throat. The next day, she reportedly slept most of the day, and exhibited a fever, which became progressively worse on the next day. She was brought to her pediatricians office where she was …