Berman's Pediatric Decision Making: Expert Consult - Online by Lalit Bajaj MD MPH, Simon Hambidge MD PhD, Ann-Christine

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By Lalit Bajaj MD MPH, Simon Hambidge MD PhD, Ann-Christine Nyquist MD MSPH, Gwendolyn Kerby MD

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Gastroenteritis, viral exanthems, enanthems, infectious illnesses, intussusception, encephalitis). F. Some infants cease crying during the observation. The infant should be observed for a time because many serious causes have temporary asymptomatic periods. G. For infants who continue to cry or fuss and for whom the diagnosis remains in question, consider additional studies that are both invasive and expensive. Follow clues or instincts in selecting from this list: skeletal radiographs, lumbar puncture, barium enema study, computed tomographic scan of the head, electrolytes and pH, toxicology, electrocardiography or echocardiography, pulse oximetry, and foreign body radiologic series.

Continued on page 20) Infant with ACUTE, EXCESSIVE CRYING A History B Physical examination C Identify cause and treat Follow-up: Monitor until crying ceases Assess pattern E Crying without apparent D Crying spontaneously ceases cause Identify: Idiopathic acute crying Follow-up: Observe for 1–2 h Repeat examination Urinalysis and consider culture Identify: Urinary tract infection F Crying resolves and H Recurrent episodes G Crying continues consistent with colic examination normal Follow-up: Monitor for 24 h Consider: Radiologic studies Chemistry tests Pulse oximetry Toxicology tests Follow-up: Continue observation until diagnosis made or crying stops Identify: Infantile colic I Treat: Soothing techniques Parental reassurance and support 19 Table 1.

Coronary artery disease related to Kawasaki disease, hypercholesterolemia, aberrant left coronary artery, and lesions associated with decreased coronary artery blood flow, such as severe aortic stenosis or idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis, produce ischemic ST-T segment changes. Arrhythmias such as atrioventricular block, sick sinus syndrome, supraventricular tachycardia, and long QT syndrome are associated with electrocardiographic findings of abnormal conduction pattern. D. Seizure activity is suggested when a syncopal episode lasts longer than 2 minutes, is followed by confusion or impaired mental status (postictal state), or is associated with incontinence, muscle jerks, or cyanosis.

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