Bonus Bronchiolitis Podcast with Researcher Amy Plint
In response to Episode 59 with Dr. Sanjay Mehta and Dr. Dennis Scolnik on the emergency department diagnosis and management of Bronchiolitis, Dr. Amy Plint, one of Canada’s most prominent researchers in Bronchiolitis and the Chair of Pediatric Emergency Research Canada, tells her practical approach to choosing medications in the emergency department, the take home message from her landmark 2009 NEJM study on the use of nebulized epinephrine and dexamethasone for treating Bronchiolitis, and the future of Bronchiolitis research.
Update 2017: A recent RCT from France by Milési et al. suggests Nasal CPAP is superior to High Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) for non-invasive respiratory support in infants with moderate to severe acute viral bronchiolitis. It demonstrated improvement in regards to a validated bronchiolitis severity score, respiratory rate, validated infant discomfort score, and apneic episodes. Abstract
Update 2018: A multicentre randomized controlled trial involving 1472 infants <12 months old with bronchiolitis and treated outside an ICU, demonstrated significantly lower rates of escalated care due to treatment failure using high flow nasal oxygen compared to standard therapy (NNT=9). Abstract
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Dr. Anton Helman is an Emergency Physician at North York General in Toronto. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Division of Emergency Medicine and the Education Innovation Lead at the Schwartz-Reisman Emergency Medicine Instititute. He is the founder, editor-in-chief and host of Emergency Medicine Cases.