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Pediatric Pathways - American Family Children's Hospital Publication for Physicians
June 2012

Welcome to Pediatric Pathways from American Family Children's Hospital, now offering evidence-based articles with CME credit electronically.

Read a letter from editor Michelle Kelly, MD

Read the three case-based CME credit articles immediately below. After finishing the articles, answer the corresponding CME questions using our online CME response form. The Pediatric Pathways editorial staff will tabulate your responses and send CME credit letters to those who answer at least 80 percent of the questions correctly.

 
 

Is It a Concussion?

  Snowboarder

Sam, a 16-year-old snowboarder, is brought to your office by his mother because she is worried he might have a concussion.

Sam fell yesterday on the slopes and hit the back of his head. He was wearing his helmet. He was a little stunned, but did not lose consciousness. He had a mild headache and some dizziness but he kept snowboarding. This morning he still has a headache, mild nausea, and is sensitive to light and noise.

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A 15-year-old with Chronic, Intermittent Knee Pain

  Teen girl

A 15-year-old girl presents with a three-year history of intermittent right knee pain. The pain began insidiously, at first occurring only after vigorous dance routines, but more recently occurring even with prolonged walking or standing.

She cannot recall any history of knee injury or significant joint swelling. There is no history of other joint problems.

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The Pre-Participation Evaluation (PPE)

  Two basketball players

General pediatricians, family medicine physicians and primary care providers who see young athletes are faced with a common summertime emergency – signing pre-participation waivers for middle and high school students. Keep in mind that this may be the only opportunity these children will have to establish a medical home or update their immunizations.

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