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A systematic approach to the evaluation of acute unexplained crying in infants in the emergency department.
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PMID:  24724214     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Crying is a common behavior of infancy that can be a signal of a broad spectrum of conditions ranging from the normal needs of hunger and sleep to significant medical or surgical pathology. In the medical setting, crying is often seen in concert with other signifiers of disease or distress, such as fever, vomiting, rash, or trauma. However, challenges in evaluation of infants may arise when crying is the only sign. A thorough, systematic, and appropriate history and physical examination are needed. Additionally, a broad range of medical possibilities coupled with caregiver concern need to be considered to ensure proper evaluation. In this issue, we will review crying as a chief complaint in the emergency department setting and provide a systematic and practical approach to the evaluation of crying infants.
Lauren Allister; Stephanie Ruest
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric emergency medicine practice     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1549-9650     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Emerg Med Pract     Publication Date:  2014 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-04-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101260506     Medline TA:  Pediatr Emerg Med Pract     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-17; quiz 17-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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