CRACKCast E168 – Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies: Upper Airway Obstruction and Infections

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Apr 9, 201834m
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CRACKCast E168 – Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies: Upper Airway Obstruction and Infections
Apr 9 '1834m
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Core questions:

 

  • What is the pathophysiology of inspiratory and expiratory stridor?
  • Provide a differential diagnosis for stridor in children (based on location: supraglottic, glottic, subglottic) list at least three in each category.
  • What is the typical presentation of a retropharyngeal abscess?
  • Describe the management of a RPA. What are the typical pathogens?
  • What the typical pathogens in epiglottis? How are these patients managed?
  • Differentiate between croup and other conditions mimicking croup.
  • Contrast mild, moderate, and severe croup.
  • What is the management of croup?
  • Which children with croup require admission to hospital?
  • Management of upper airway FB: Describe the management of an airway obstruction (progresses from partial obstruction to full obstruction to unconscious) in a 6 month old. In a 6 year old?

 

 

Wisecracks:

 

  • Ddx of stridor (8) (review)
  • List 5 Xray findings of epiglottitis
  • Which infections are associated with croup?
  • How do you handle the CICV scenario?

 

 

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