These questions may have been asked by the group before:
1. How many out there are using foley catheters to remove a FB from a
child's esophagus?? Any bad experiences?? The literature says its pretty
easy and pretty safe if you follow the same procedure every time (i.e head
down, no sedation,etc). We either do it this way or ship the kid to another
2. Anybody have any experience with any disposable crich trays for
children?? There is one called PEDIA-TRACH that looks like it could cause a
lot of damage. COOK just came out with a disposable one for kids and one for
adults. Supposed to be easy to use. Next question - anybody ever done a
crich on a kid?? I know peds surgeons at children's trauma hospitals who've
never done one. Kids I guess are not out there shooting their faces off
during an attempted suicide or smashing their faces into windshields.
(sorry for the visuals) I am in the process of reviewing the literature and
writing it up.
Oh, and thanks for the info on air enemas for intussusception, and lap
appy's. About half of the respondents were using air enemas. That's great.
A few had never heard of it. Not many doing lap appy's.
OliveView-UCLA Medical Center
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