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Guideline Watch

New Guidelines for the Evaluation of Adults and Children with Suspected Syncope

A resting 12-lead electrocardiogram is recommended for all patients with suspected syncope, while additional testing should be reserved for those patients with specific suspected causes.

Updated Guidance on Acute Care of Adolescent Sexual Assault

The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends nucleic acid amplification testing instead of culture to detect some sexually transmitted pathogens, and the window for evidence collection is expanding.

Surviving Sepsis Campaign Updates Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock

This revision of the 2012 guidelines focuses on early management in adults.

In Practice

When a Child Receives Care at a non-Children’s Hospital Free

Blogger Emily Moore on the importance of pediatric-focused care for children

Medical News

Antibiotics Fail More Often Than Appendectomy for Pediatric Appendicitis Free

Antibiotics may be effective for pediatric appendicitis, but they have a higher failure rate than appendectomy, particularly in the presence of appendicolith, according to a meta-analysis in JAMA Pediatrics.

Cellulitis Often Misdiagnosed in ED Free

Cellulitis is often misdiagnosed in the emergency department, leading to unnecessary healthcare spending, suggests a JAMA Dermatology study.