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Cases & Commentaries: SEPTEMBER 2008

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Empiric Steroids: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly


For fear of exacerbating underlying disease processes, certain comorbidities should preclude the use of steroids. Three case examples illustrate appropriate indications and contraindications for using glucocorticoids.

Commentary by
Edward D. Harris, Jr., MD

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Failure to Latch

After several pediatric visits, parents of a newborn with low output and weight loss contact a lactation consultant, who discovered that ankyloglossia (tongue-tie) was preventing the infant from receiving adequate intake from breastfeeding.

Commentary by
Mitch Rodriguez, MD, MBA; Rebecca Mannel, BS, IBCLC; Donna Frye, RN, MN

Where’s the Feeding Tube?

A boy was receiving enteral feedings while recovering from a traumatic brain injury. The nasojejunal tube migrated to the gastric area, and the patient developed pneumonia, likely due to aspiration.

Commentary by
Norma A. Metheny, RN, PhD; Kathleen L. Meert, MD
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This month: Bar Coding for Medication Safety
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Eric G. Poon, MD, MPH

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  The Role of Bar Coding and Smart Pumps in Safety
Jeffrey M. Rothschild MD, MPH; Carol Keohane, RN, BSN
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