Metabolic Kids in your ED

So, a well-looking child turns up to triage and gets given a high triage priority, simply because they have a Congenital Metabolic Disorder.  Do we really have to jump to it, put in an IV cannula, and call the specialist? There are individual subtleties in managing these children with Inborn Errors of Metabolism, but a few common principles apply.  This short tour of a few commoner conditions should...

July 28th, 2011 by colinparker 

Metabolic Stuff for Dummies

Inborn Errors of Metabolism… OK, calm down, check your own pulse, and resist the urge to run away. Nobody likes biochemistry (OK, maybe one or two do like it), but fortunately we don’t need to learn the actual biochemical pathways in order to diagnose or manage these Congenital Metabolic Disorders. Individually these conditions are rare, but as a group they are collectively common enough...

July 14th, 2011 by colinparker