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WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31 (HealthDay News) -- A new topical lotion may offer parents a faster, more effective way to get rid of head lice.
Researchers report that just one treatment of topical ivermectin, an insecticide, kept almost three-quarters of treated children lice-free two weeks after ...Full Article
What is Lanoxin Pediatric used for?
Lanoxin Pediatric is used in pediatrics very similar to the way it is used in adults. It is FDA-approved in all ages for the treatment of heart failure (where the heart doesn't pump as well as it should). Although the causes of heart failure in children are different than causes in adults, treatment... Full Post
Does the pediatric intensivist treat children in respiratory distress?
Yes, the pediatric intensivist can treat children with respiratory distress. However, respiratory distress can range in severity from very mild to very severe. When the distress is more mild, an intensivist is probably not needed.
Children spend a large amount of their energy on breathing, so if... Full Post
Does the pediatric intensivist treat children with liver failure?
Yes, a pediatric intensivist can manage liver failure. However, whether or not an intensivist is needed will depend on the type of liver failure present.
Acute (new onset) liver failure due to problems such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) overdose, hepatitis, trauma, and some forms of cancer may require... Full Post
Does the pediatric intensivist treat children with cancer?
Yes, a pediatric intensivist can treat children with cancer. However, a hematologist/oncologist (cancer specialist) will be responsible for the treatment of the actual cancer. The intensivist is responsible for treating severe/life-threatening problems that develop due to the cancer. These problems... Full Post
Does the pediatric intensivist treat children with spinal injuries?
Yes, a pediatric intensivist can treat children with spinal injuries. This will be done in collaboration with a nuerosurgeon. The intensivist is responsible for managing problems that result from the spinal injury, such as low blood pressure or difficulty breathing. Children with spinal injuries,... Full Post
How does the pediatric intensivist treat brain injuries in children?
Treatment of brain injuries is very complex and serious. Some of the most important components include:
- Airway Management - As the brain swells due to injury, the ability to breathe is hindered. Also, the gag reflex is frequently lost. Therefore, a breathing tube is placed in the
Where will my child go for critical care treatment?
Critical care treatment is typically best provided in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Depending on the illness/injury that occurs, treatment may begin in an Emergency Department, but this is mainly done to diagnosis the problem and stabilize any life-threatening conditions. All Emergency Departments can... Full Post
What is a mechanical ventilator?
A mechanical ventilator (also simply known as a ventilator or vent) is any device which either helps with or completely replaces a person's need to breath. People normally breath by contracting their diaphragms which pulls air into the lungs, and then the diaphragm relaxes which allows air to leave the... Full Post