Pediatric Tricky Topics, Volume 1: A Practically Painless by Christine M. Houser

By Christine M. Houser

With 1000s of query and resolution goods and bite-sized chunks of data that may be learn and processed simply, reviewing for the pediatric board checks - or simply brushing up on your spare time - hasn't ever been more straightforward. PediatricTricky subject matters, quantity 1: A virtually Painless evaluate includes overview goods in pediatric orthopedics, trauma, environmental medication, toxicology, rheumatology, and neurology themes, between others. The Q&A structure allows self-testing or learn with a accomplice or a bunch and is useful and available sufficient to dip into in the course of a couple of minutes of downtime on the health facility or workplace, and as such it really is compatible for these learning for the pediatric board examination, training physicians brushing up their abilities, and any busy clinician who desires to study extra approximately those themes whereas at the go.

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Esophageal deviation to the right If an aortic dissection patient develops a new heart murmur, what does this most likely indicate? The dissection has gone backward and damaged the aortic valve Neurological findings, particularly paralysis of one or both lower extremities, can be a presentation of aortic dissection. How? The dissection has cut off circulation either to a limb, or to some of the arteries feeding the spinal cord Generally, what is the best way to diagnose aortic dissection? CT with contrast (TEE/US can also be used, but CT often gives more information faster) Rarely, an aortic dissection patient might also be hoarse.

Traction for 3 weeks What diagnoses should be Spondyloarthropathies, considered in a child with low back such as ankylosing, spondylitis and poorly localized extremity OR pain, not associated with activity? , leukemia) What sex and HLA group are associated with the spondyloarthropathies? Male sex & HLA-B27 positive In the reduction of a long bone fracture, which directional alignment is most important? Rotational alignment What factor determines the amount of displacement and angulation that can remain after a fracture reduction?

With closed reduction and casting How are metatarsal and toe fractures usually treated? With a walking boot (a rigid flat-soled shoe) for several weeks Fractures involving which bone surface always require surgical correction? The articular (joint) surface Which tarsal bone is fractured most often? The calcaneus What is the most common mechanism for a calcaneus fracture? A fall from a height What other injury is associated with calcaneal fractures? L2–L5 fractures What are four signs of meniscal injury?

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