Learning from our Lotte

Sam, Lotte and Caroline Parenting is a messy adventure – it tests our patience, our will and our energy, but never our concern, love or passion for our children. With three kids under 10, my wife, Caroline, and I have managed broken noses, split lips, cuts and bruises too numerous to count … even Lyme disease, skin disorders, and serious fevers – most seem to come with the territory. But there have been rare moments when one of our kids was sick and we didn’t know what was wrong or how to ease the pain, and in those moments, we felt pretty desperate. One of those times was when our 4-year-old daughter Charlotte or “Lotte” came down with a high fever when she was 10 months old. While this was not a new experience for us, the part that made us nervous was that the fever, despite Children’s Tylenol and Motrin, would not break. Over the course of several days, Lotte became a bit listless, lethargic and clearly out of sorts. She didn’t have an appetite, and we quickly felt that guttural queasiness of not knowing what to do. We did what most parents do and brought her to our pediatrician, who ordered some blood tests and sent us home. We were still worried. We knew something was wrong. The pediatrician called to say the blood tests could suggest meningitis and urged us to take Lotte to the nearest hospital ASAP. Caroline did just that while I stayed home to find a sitter for Sammy and Ellie. While the staff in our local hospital were...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Richard Yu vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) Source Type: news

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CONCLUSION: Documenting carer, service provider and healthcare practitioner perspectives on skin infections provides a more informed understanding of the context in which treatment decisions are made. The ongoing need for culturally appropriate targeted, translational health education; improved treatment guidelines and feasible, painless treatments; and potential for the use of bush medicines for skin infections were themes that emerged. PMID: 31540550 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Rural and Remote Health - Category: Rural Health Tags: Rural Remote Health Source Type: research
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Discussion Pulmonary embolism (PE) is potentially life-threatening but fortunately rare event especially in the pediatric population. It was first described in children in 1861. PE is likely underreported because of minimal or non-specific clinical symptoms. The incidence is estimated at 0.05-4.2% with the 4.2% based on autopsy reports. It is probably also increasing as more central venous catheters (CVC) are used, and more children are surviving previously poor prognostic diseases. There is a bimodal distribution with cases
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Source: Journal of Pain Research - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Journal of Pain Research Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Pain Research - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Journal of Pain Research Source Type: research
ConclusionACUTE ABDOMEN sonographic approach in acute abdomen can play an important role in ruling out critical diagnosis, and can guide emergency physician or any critical care physician in patient management.
Source: Critical Ultrasound Journal - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
One of the most pervasive descriptions of what it is like to live with persistent pain is the loss of sense of self. Time after time in qualitative research we read about people feeling they’re in “limbo land”, losing confidence that they can do what matters in their lives, feeling stigmatised and isolated – not themselves any more. An in-depth meta-ethnography of qualitative research showed that pain undermined participation, ability to carry out daily activities, stymied a sense of the future, and intruded on the sense of self (MacNeela, Doyle, O’Gorman, Ruane &McGuire, 2015). To unde...
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Publication date: Available online 21 September 2019Source: Actas Urológicas Españolas (English Edition)Author(s): O. Yazici, A. Kafkasli, A. Erbin, M. Bilal Hamarat, A. Cubuk, O. Sarilar, K. SaricaAbstractPurposeTo evaluate the effect of JJ stents on SWL treatment of moderate (15–25 mm) renal pelvic stones.Materials and methodsBetween January 2016 and December 2017, a total of 152 adult patients who were planned to undergo SWL for a single radiopaque renal pelvic stone were included in the study. Patients with solitary kidney, congenital abnormality, skeletal tract abnormalities, previous urinary ...
Source: Actas Urologicas Espanolas - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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