Evaluation of Apparent Life-Threatening Events in Infants

MOspace/Manakin Repository

Breadcrumbs Navigation

Evaluation of Apparent Life-Threatening Events in Infants

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/3982

[+] show full item record


Title: Evaluation of Apparent Life-Threatening Events in Infants
Author: Warren, Johanna; Biagioli, Frances E.; Hamilton, Andrew
Keywords: blood lactate level
chest radiography
radioisotope milk scan
Date: 2007-07
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: American Family Physician, 76(1) 2007.
Abstract: A comprehensive, detailed history and physical examination with pulse oximetry and nondilated funduscopy (to look for traumatic retinal hemorrhage) helps to determine the underlying etiology of an apparent life-threatening event (ALTE) in 70 percent of infants. (Strength of Recommendation [SOR]: C, based on case series). Initial diagnostic evaluation should include 12-lead electrocardiography (ECG); blood gas analysis; chest radiography; complete blood count (CBC); pertussis and respiratory syncytial virus cultures, if respiratory symptoms are present; serum electrolytes; and urinalysis. (SOR: C, expert opinion and case series).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/3982

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

[+] show full item record