Category Archives: Featured

November 5th, 2018 - Mohemet
Management of neonatal hypoglycemia.

Hypoglycemia is common in neonates especially those with risk factors (see below). It’s crucial to know how to deal with this condition as it is having potential and deleterious sequelae if it is not recognized early and left untreated.

Category: Featured / Neonatology
November 2nd, 2018 - Mohemet
Intravenous fluid calculation for neonates.

Intravenous fluid calculation for neonates is different than older infants because they have more body surface area in relation to their weight, so they lose more water through skin and hence they need more fluid replacement. **IV fluid requirement in term neonates Day 1:  60 ml/kg GW 10% Day 2:  80 ml/kg GW 10% Day […]

Category: Featured / Neonatology
October 10th, 2018 - Mohemet
Management of severe asthma in children.

Management of Paediatric Acute Asthma (Asthma Exacerbation): Introduction: asthma is a chronic disease of childhood which is intermittent, reversible obstructive airway disease, characterized by 3Rs: Recurrent, Reversible and Responsive. Clinically it manifests as recurrent episodes of wheezing, dyspnoea, chest tightness, and cough.

September 22nd, 2018 - Mohemet
Management of Diabetic ketoacidosis from A-Z.

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a medical emergency. The patient may have already been diagnosed of having diabetes mellitus or may be first time presentation without being  diagnosed. When it’s not known that the patient is diabetic, the clinical triad of kussmaul respiration (deep & rapid breathing), dehydration and coma in a child should always raise […]

Category: Acute cases / Featured
September 20th, 2018 - Mohemet
Intravenous fluids.

Intravenous (IV) Fluids & Solutions: This article discusses the different types and indications of IV fluids and solutions. In general IV fluids are divided in to two types: Crystalloids and Colloids. The diagram below illustrates more: Shock therapy: 20 ml/kg/0.5-1 hr either NS 0.9% or RL. It is indicated in case of severe dehydration to […]

Category: Acute cases / Featured
June 10th, 2018 - Mohemet
Convulsion management

Siezure is an abnormal electrical discharge in the brain. It can manifest as: disturbance in the level of consciousness abnormal body movement (convulsion) sensory disturbance abnormal behavior autonomic disturbance (tachycardia, hypertension, salivation) So convulsion is abnormal body movement -A convulsion is a medical condition where body muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the […]