Clinical Pediatrics

Approach to Lymphadenopathy

This podcast describes an approach to lymphadenopathy in children. Listeners will learn about the definition of lymphadenopathy, the differential diagnosis, and key considerations for history, physical exam, and investigations. The podcast was written by Anna Whalen-Browne with the help of Dr. Melanie Lewis. Anna is a medical student at the University of Alberta, and Dr. Lewis is a General Pediatrician and Professor at the University of Alberta and the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton.


Neonatal Jaundice (Part 1)

This is the first podcast in a 3 part series on neonatal jaundice. This episode reviews the definition of neonatal jaundice as well as its consequences and risk factors. It was written by Dr. Brittnee Kegler with the help of Dr. Melanie Lewis. Dr. Kegler is a Family Medicine Resident at Queen’s University, and Dr. Lewis is a General Pediatrician and Professor at the University of Alberta and the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton. Stay tuned for Part 2 and Part 3 which will discuss the differential diagnosis, clinical approach, and treatment of neonatal jaundice. 


Approach to Shock

This episode presents an approach to shock in a pediatric population. This podcast is written by Dustin Jacobson, a 3rd year pediatrics resident from the University of Toronto, with the help of Dr. Suzanne Beno, a staff physician in the division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto. At the end of this podcast, listeners will be able to define shock, understand it’s pathophysiology, discuss the sub classifications of shock and become familiar with the management of shock. 


An Approach to Intussusception

This episode will discuss an approach for a child in whom you suspect idiopathic intussusception. Listeners will learn how to recognize the presenting signs and symptoms of idiopathic intussusception, develop an organized approach to a child with suspected intussusception including differential diagnosis, physical exam and investigations and review the treatment and prognosis of intussusception. This podcast was developed by Kieran Purich a medical student at the University of Alberta, with the help of Dr.


Physical Activity & Sedentary Behaviour

This podcast discusses the importance of physical activity and limiting sedentary time in children. Listeners will learn about the benefits of physical activity, current Canadian guidelines for physical activity and sedentary behaviour, as well as tips for counseling children and parents on this topic. The podcast was written by Kim Connors in collaboration with Dr. Mel Lewis. Kim is a medical student at the University of Alberta and Dr. Lewis is a pediatrician at the Stollery Children's Hospital at the University of Alberta. 


Approach to Hirschsprung Disease

This podcast outlines an approach to Hirschsprung disease in children. Listeners will learn to identify clinical features, develop a differential diagnosis, and appropriately investigate and manage patients with Hirschsprung disease. This podcast was developed by Kieran Purich with the help of Dr. Ioana Bratu. Kieran is a medical student at the University of Alberta and Dr. Bratu is a pediatric surgeon and Associate Professor at the University of Alberta and Stollery Children's Hospital.


Care for Pediatric LGBTQ Patients

This podcast discusses an approach to care for LGBTQ or Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer, patients in pediatrics. It was written by Jocelyn Andruko and Dr. Melanie Lewis. Jocelyn is a medical student at the University of Alberta and Dr. Lewis is a general pediatrician and Professor at the University of Alberta and Stollery Children’s Hospital. 


Approach to Acute Leukemia in Children

This episode presents an approach to acute leukemia in children. Listeners will learn about the epidemiology, etiology, and pathogenesis of acute leukemia. Listeners will also develop an approach to the clinical presentation and initial management of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. This podcast was developed by Amarjot Padda in collaboration with Dr. Bev Wilson, a Pediatric Oncologist at the Stollery Children’s Hospital. 


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