Teaching Rounds

Grand Rounds-style Teaching Capstones by our amazing graduating PGY-3s during their Teaching Elective

Management of Bronchiolitis

by Julia Millikan, MD (’24) Bronchiolitis accounts for 18% of pediatric hospitalizations for children under the age of 1 and 2.1 million annual outpatient pediatric visits. The Clinical Practice Guidelines for bronchiolitis published in 2014 outline the diagnosis, management, and prevention of bronchiolitis. Most importantly there are strong recommendations that clinicians should not administer albuterol, …

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The Birth Control Movement:  The Part Played by Eugenics and Racism

by Natasha Furtado Dalomba, MD (’24)  For many, “birth control” or contraception is a path to achieving their goals for their bodies and their lives. As a pediatrician, I often frame contraception in this way for my patients. They can have better/fewer/less painful periods, or perhaps improve their acne or mood, and of course prevent …

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Preventing Ingestion of Edibles

by Michelle Crowley, MD, MPH (’24) As more states across the United States have legalized marijuana, the rate of accidental ingestions of edible marijuana and phone calls to poison control centers have risen exponentially. We have seen an increase in the number of hospitalizations of children secondary to ingestion of marijuana edibles. There are many …

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Behavioral Restraints and Isolation: The Child Experience

by Lauren Irvin, DO (’24) During the pediatric mental health epidemic following the COVID-19 pandemic, the needs of the inpatient pediatric mental health population were pushed to the forefront. Strategies for both patient and staff safety became the focus, with many adaptive and preventative approaches applied in general hospital wards for patients awaiting psychiatric placement. …

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Tracheoesophageal Fistula & Esophageal Atresia

By Shirley Mo, MD (’24)   Tracheoesophageal fistulas (TEFs) and esophageal atresia (EA) represent one of the most common congenital anomalies of the respiratory tract, with an incidence in approximately 1 in 3500 births.    Embryology: The trachea and esophagus develop from a common primitive foregut. Approximately at 4 weeks of gestation, the developing respiratory …

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When Timing is Everything: A Case Report of Prompt Treatment and Recovery for Infant Botulism

by Emma Livne, MD (’24) Case  A 7-week-old female infant who was born full term with no PMH and normal newborn screen presented to the ED with 3 days of decreased oral intake, constipation, poor suck, weak cry, and hypotonia. She presented while on vacation, shortly after arriving to Rhode Island from their home in …

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