Tag Archives: pediatrics

Fever in unvaccinated children

An 11 month old male is brought into the ED by his mother with fever as high as 104.5° Fahrenheit (40.3 C) and vomiting for the last 12 hours.  He has made fewer-than-usual wet diapers today and has vomited after … Continue reading

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Bicarbonate use in children with DKA

It’s commonly accepted now that bicarb should not be given in DKA (especially in children), unless they are continuing to clinically deteriorate, but what is the reasoning behind this?  Theoretically it makes sense to give bicarbonate to a patient in … Continue reading

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