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Approach to Pediatric Syncope

This episode presents an approach to the pediatric patient presenting with syncope. Both benign and life-threatening causes will be discussed. Listeners will be able to recognize red flags on history, examination and investigations. This podcast has been developed by medical student Vishal Puri with the help of Dr. Joseph Atallah and Dr. Mel Lewis. Dr. Joseph Atallah is a pediatric cardiologist and Dr. Mel Lewis is a general pediatrician, both staff at the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. 


Anaphylaxis in Children

This podcast outlines an approach to anaphylaxis in children. Listeners will learn to identify clinical features, understand the pathophysiology, and appropriately manage patients presenting with anaphylaxis. This podcast was developed by Alex McNulty with the help of Dr. Jessica Foulds. Alex is a medical student at the University of Alberta and Dr. Foulds is a Pediatric Hospitalist and Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta and Stollery Children's Hospital.


Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

This episode is designed to give students an approach to sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS. SIDS is the leading cause of post-neonatal infant death. Learn about the incidence, risk factors, as well as prevention of this complex multifactorial disorder. This podcast was develop by Ashlee Yang, a medical student at the University of Alberta with the help of Dr. Melanie Lewis, a general pediatrician and Professor at the University of Alberta and Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. 


Approach to Pediatric Head Injury

This podcast presents an approach to the management of acute head injuries in children. In this episode, listeners will learn about the initial stabilization and management of a patient with an acute head injury, further investigations and indications for imaging, as well as elements of disposition planning. The podcast was developed by Mark McKinney in collaboration with Dr. Peter Gill, a pediatric resident at the Hospital for Sick Children at the University of Toronto. 


Meningitis

This podcast presents an approach to the diagnosis and management of meningitis in children. Listeners will learn the etiology and epidemiology of meningitis in different age groups, explore the clinical presentation, pertinent investigations and understand the management of bacterial and viral meningitis according to the most recent guidelines. This podcast was developed by Linda Ding, a medical student at the University of Alberta, in conjunction with Dr.


Acetaminophen Overdose in Pediatric Populations

This podcast is an overview and approach to acetaminophen overdose in pediatric populations. In this podcast, listeners will learn about typical causes of overdose in pediatrics, initial work-up in the case of a suspected overdose as well as the presentation and management of acetaminophen overdose. This podcast was developed by Parker Vandermeer, in conjunction with Dr. Melanie Lewis, a general pediatrician and Associate Professor at the University of Alberta and Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta.


Pediatric Advanced Life Support

This podcast presents a basic overview of the Pediatric Advanced Life Support protocol from the 2015 American Heart Association guidelines. It will review basics of pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation, bag-mask ventilation, advanced airways, defibrillation and post-cardiac arrest care. This episode was written by Colin Siu, a medical student at the University of Alberta, and Dr. Melissa Chan, a pediatric emergency physician and Clinical Lecturer at the University of Alberta and Stollery Children’s Hospital. 


Inborn Errors of Metabolism (Part 3)

This is the final podcast in a three-part series on inborn errors of metabolism.  Part 1 can be found here, and Part 2 here. This podcast reviews large molecule metabolic diseases including glycogen storage diseases, lysosomal and peroxisomal diseases and mucopolysaccharidoses. This episode was written by Dr. Dustin Jacobson, a 2nd year pediatrics resident from the University of Toronto and Dr.


Inborn Errors of Metabolism (Part 2)

This podcast is the second in a three-part series on inborn errors of metabolism.  Part 1 can be found here, and Part 3 can be found here. This podcast reviews a wide range of small molecule diseases including amino and organic acidemias, urea cycle disorders, fatty acid oxidation defects, carbohydrate metabolism defects, mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation disorders, purine and pyrimidine metabolism disorders and pyruvate metabolism disorders.


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