Antibiotics for Abscesses

TMP-SMX vs Placebo for Uncomplicated Skin Abscess Talan DA et al.. “Trimethoprim–Sulfamethoxazole versus Placebo for Uncomplicated Skin Abscess”. NEJM. 2016. 374(9):823-832. PubMed Full text PDF Clinical Question In settings with MRSA, does Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole treatment after Incision and drainage of an abscess result in a greater cure rate? Conclusion Trimethoprim–sulfamethoxazole treatment resulted in a higher cure rate among patients with a drained cutaneous abscess than placebo for abscess that … Read more Antibiotics for Abscesses

Pediatric Drip Doses

Drug Standard Concentration Mac Concentration (C-line) Max Concentration (PIV) Usual Dosage Range Usual Starting Dose Usual Titration Increments Dobutamine 2.4 mg/ml 6mg/ml Not recommended 5-20 mcg/kg/min 5-10 mcg/kg/min 5 mcg/kg/min Epinephrine 0.12 mg/ml 1mg/ml Not recommended 0.01-2 mcg/kg/min 0.1mcg/kg/min 0.1 mcg/kg/min Esmolol 20 mg/ml 20 mg/ml 20 mg/ml 50-500 mcg/kg/min 50 mcg/kg/min 50 mcg/kg/min Fentanyl … Read more Pediatric Drip Doses

Pediatric Rashes

Pediatric rashes are a common complaint, and knowing the difference between them can save time, stress, and agony. Here are a series of resources to help you differentiate between the rashes most commonly seen. Favorite

Measuring Compartment Syndrome

OVERVIEW Compartment Syndrome is a known complaint of orthopedic injuries, fractures, and crush injuries, and is an often overlooked side effect of tight splint or cast application. Compartment syndrome can also be the result of space occupying lesions, infections, or fasciitis. SYMPTOMS Classically, compartment syndrome presents with severe pain, out of proportion to examination, pallor … Read more Measuring Compartment Syndrome

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