Top 10 Common Medication Errors -- Drug #7 -- Ciprofloxacin
April 4, 2013
A prescription was called into the local pharmacy for ciprofloxacin suspension (200 mg via G-tube bid [10 mg/kg/dose]). After the patient received 2 doses of the medication, the parents noticed that the G-tube was clogged off. What’s the problem here?
An Overview of Chronic Cough in Children
March 7, 2013
Here: an overview of the pathophysiology of chronic cough, its epidemiology and etiology; the clinical evaluation, diagnostic workup, and a summary of treatment options.
A 6-month-old boy has a 1-week history of dry cough that worsens at night. He has been wheezing intermittently for the past month. A 2-year-old girl has had severe nighttime cough, congestion, and fever for 2 days. She recently recovered from a respiratory illness of 1 month's duration. Chest radiographs of both patients are shown… Read More
Last year, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices updated its vaccination recommendations to include new guidelines for children ages 6 months through 8 years, and for persons with egg allergy. Read More
Patients with asthma may be reluctant to exercise for fear of triggering an attack. You can reassure them that adequate control can allow them to participate in almost any physical activity they wish. Recommendations from the NIH offer guidance on prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm… Read More
A 14-month-old girl presented with persistent fever, cough, and worsening rash of 5 days' duration. On the first day of the illness, the infant was brought to an acute care clinic for evaluation. Read More
June 27, 2012
Diaper Dermatitis is the most common skin problem in infants. The differential includes contact and seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, scabies, and... More »
April 11, 2012
An intensely pruritic rash involving the penis and hands arose about a month after a party where he had anonymous sexual contact with multiple women.... More »
June 27, 2011
A 3-year old girl presents with a 4-week history of rash on her left arm, flank, and thigh. The rash is non-pruritic and non-painful. The patient is... More »
August 4, 2010
Dr Robson reports on his time in 2 Haitian cities severely damaged by the January earthquake. He describes the significant challenges he faced and... More »
July 6, 2010
A 10-month-old boy with an asymptomatic rash is brought to your office by his mother. The rash, which began on the legs and spread to the arms, face,... More »
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