• Hyperkalemia in a Hemolyzed Sample in Pediatric Patients: Repeat or Do Not Repeat?

    1 month ago - By Pediatric Emergency Care

    Objective
    The aim of the study is to analyze whether repeat testing is necessary in healthy children presenting to a pediatric emergency department who are found to have hyperkalemia on a hemolyzed specimen.
    Methods
    A 5-year retrospective analysis of pediatric ED patients found to have elevated potassium values on laboratory testing of a sample reported to be hemolyzed. All patients aged 0 to 17 years who had an elevated potassium level after an intravenous draw resulted from a serum sample that was reported as hemolyzed during an ED visit were included in the study.
    Results
    One hundred...
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  • Epidemiology of Pediatric Hand Injury at a Pediatric Department in Japan

    Epidemiology of Pediatric Hand Injury at a Pediatric Department in Japan

    1 month ago - By Pediatric Emergency Care

    Objective
    The hands and fingers are frequently injured among children. Therefore, this study aimed to describe the epidemiological characteristics of hand and finger injuries among Japanese children and identify preventive strategies.
    Methods
    This was a retrospective review of data of pediatric patients who visited the Kitakyushu City Yahata Hospital in Japan, between April 2018 and March 2019. All patients 15 years or younger who experienced hand and finger trauma were included. Data on age, sex, injured part, location of the incident, mechanism of injury, objects, diagnosis, consultation...
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