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Nephrologist Elects Not To Medicate Athlete With Severe Potassium Deficiency PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case involves an otherwise healthy 16-year-old crew team athlete who experienced persistent inexplicable muscle spasms and was hospitalized. While hospitalized, the patient was discovered to have very low potassium levels and abnormal EKGs. He was ref …

Child Suffers Anaphylaxis Following Immunotherapy Treatment PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case involves a 12-year-old otherwise healthy child who received a series of weekly subcutaneous immunotherapy shots. The child had periodically received allergy treatment by the defendant physician and had reacted positively to the first 4 shots …

Pediatric Endocrinologist Opines On Fatal DKA Treatment PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case involves an 8-year-old male patient with type 1 diabetes. He presented to the emergency room with excessive thirst, vomiting, and shortness of breath and was diagnosed with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). The hospital in question did not have  …

Hospitalist Fails To Diagnose Meningitis In Autistic Child PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case involves an autistic 11-year-old girl who presented to the pediatric emergency room with high fever, cough, and fatigue. She was diagnosed with pneumonia, given a 10-day course of amoxicillin, and discharged. The child’s symptoms worsened ove …

Pediatric Medicine Experts Discuss Misdiagnosis of Bacterial Infection PEDIATRICS Expert Case

The case involves a five year old child who developed flu-like symptoms. He presented to the hospital with fever, dehydration, and lethargy. The child’s parents were originally concerned with the frequency of the child’s vomiting so they brought the child  …

Delayed Cancer Diagnoses Leaves Infant Permanently Paralyzed PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case involves a 7-month-old male patient whose right leg was not moving with the same range of motion as the left. He was admitted for a workup, but X-rays and a skeletal survey came back negative. Although the nurse noted that the infant wasn’t  …

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 …