Bronchiolitis Podcasts

Bronchiolitis is a common viral illness. It is most commonly caused by respiratory syncytial virus and typically occurs over the late fall and winter months. Children less than 2 years of age are most commonly affected, with the largest burden of illness being in children less than 12 months of age.

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Emergency Medicine Cases Podcast: Bronchiolitis


Dr. Dennis Scolnik & Dr. Sanjay Mehta

Episode 59:This EM Cases episode is on the diagnosis and management of Bronchiolitis. Bronchiolitis is one of the most common diagnoses made in both general and pediatric EDs, and like many pediatric illnesses, theres a wide spectrum of severity of illness as well as a huge variation in practice in treating these children. Bronchiolitis rarely requires any work up yet a lot of resources are used unnecessarily. We need to know when to worry about these kids, as most of them will improve with simple interventions and can be discharged home, while a few will require complex care. Sometimes its difficult to predict which kids will do well and which kids wont.With the help of Dr. Dennis Scolnik, the clinical fellowship program director at Torontos only pediatric emergency department and Dr. Sanjay Mehta, an amazing educator who you might remember from his fantastic work on our Pediatric Ortho episode, well sort through how to assess the child with respiratory illness, how to predict which kids might run into trouble, and what the best evidence-based management of these kids is. 

Emergency Medicine Cases Podcast: Bronchiolitis Part 2


Dr. Amy Plint

Episode 59B: 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 Canadas 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. Published online: February 2015