Practice Based Learning: Management of agitation in Autism Spectrum Disorder




Presented by Mohammed Shahnawaz MD (PGY1)


  • Elucidate Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) characteristics and prevalence of aggression
  • Discuss options for relieving agitation and aggression
  • Inform ourselves about pharmaceutical options to reduce aggressive behavior
  • Explore future study opportunities

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Practice Based Learning: Sharp Object Ingestion

David Greenky





By David Greenky MD (PGY1)

Foreign body Ingestion: General

  • At least 80% of foreign object ingestions will pass on their own
  • Surgical intervention is needed ~12% of the time
  • Vast majority of cases are pediatric, and most between ages of 6 m – 6 y
  • Trouble happens most often at GI angles or narrowing
  • Previous surgery and congenital malformations = greater risk

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Practice Based Learning: Utility of Ranitidine and PPIs in infantile GERD

Zev Cohen MD





Presented by Zev Cohen MD (PGY2)

Clinical Questions:

  • What is the efficacy of proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs)/ranitidine for infantile gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)?
  • Is a PPI more effective than ranitidine?
  • What is the durability of ranitidine?

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