Mark Shen, MD, FHM
Pediatric Readmissions Vary Significantly Across Children’s Hospitals
May 1, 2013
Pediatric 30-day readmission rates are lower than in elderly adults; top three conditions distinctly different
Conservative Management of Pediatric Pleural Empyema Results in Good Long-Term Outcomes
April 1, 2013
Better understanding of parental preferences will become critical to making the right decision for each patient
Hospitalwide Reductions in Pediatric Patient Harm are Achievable
March 1, 2013
Quality care initiatives are needed to eliminate preventable harm, improve safety for pediatric inpatients
Guidelines for Pneumonia Call for Decreased Use of Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics
July 3, 2012
The impact of a clinical practice guideline for hospitalized children with community-acquired pneumonia on antibiotic selection.
Feedback Needed to Help Guide Pediatric HM’s Certification Debate
May 25, 2012
Our input has been solicited by the Strategic Committee to help sort through the issue of certification in pediatric hospital medicine. What is potentially at stake here is how we define ourselves as a field.
Early Fluids Might Decrease Renal Morbidity in Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
March 31, 2012
Early IV fluids might be nephroprotective in diarrhea-associated HUS.
Oral Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole a Consideration for Acute Osteomyelitis
February 29, 2012
Is oral trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TmP-SmX) a therapeutic option for the treatment of acute osteomyelitis in children?
Pediatric HM Literature: Serious Bacterial Infection Rates Very Low in Bronchiolitis
January 27, 2012
This study provides useful information to guide clinical decision-making in the setting of a young, febrile infant presenting with bronchiolitis.
Pediatric Readmissions Differ from Adult Readmissions
December 21, 2011
What is the epidemiology of 15-day readmissions to a children’s hospital?
Dr. Shen Responds to Kernicterus Letters
December 1, 2011
True rates of kernicterus have been difficult to calculate for a variety of reasons, yet we must get a handle on “who” gets kernicterus if we are to appropriately decide which infants receive phototherapy. The letters we received highlight a critical need to delve deeper into the epidemiology of kernicterus, a journey that must begin with accurate reporting of this disease.