Ask a Specialist Program :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Ask a Specialist Email Program

Are you a clinician with a question you'd like to ask a pediatric specialist? The Nationwide Children's Ask a Specialist program is here for you!

Sent via e-mail bi-weekly, you'll get answers to your questions from local experts  as well as answers to questions you never even knew you wanted answered. This is your opportunity to remain clinically up to date, based on regional best practices and standards of care.

It's free, convenient and, most of all, educational.

To enroll, simply complete the form below. (Please Note: This form is not for any clinical/personal needs)

Once enrolled, you'll begin receiving Ask a Specialist e-mails every two weeks and be able to submit your questions to get a response from specialists directly. Please do not submit any patient specific information.

 

   Questions span all realms of specialty care, for instance:

  • I recently had a mother talk to me about pyrrole disorder. She says her three year old daughter, who had been dealing with significant anxiety issues, was recently diagnosed with this with a urine test. She started zinc, magnesium, and B6 supplements and swears she has seen a world of difference for her daughter. In trying to find some literature I've only come across this in a more naturopath/complementary medicine forum. Are there any studies in the traditional medical world that give any validity to this "disorder" or is this all just anecdotal?

  • Some sports physicals are requiring a test for sickle cell.  What is the recommended test to order?

  • I had a family asking about concussions and ibuprofen yesterday. I had been taught in residency not to recommend ibuprofen during the first couple days of a head injury due to the theoretical risk of an intracranial bleed. I couldn’t find any info or direction re: type of pain reliever on any of our concussion hands outs or Children’s website. However, Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, and web MD also discuss the potential risk with ibuprofen/Aleve/aspirin and recommend avoiding them. Our Barton Schmitt book actually recommend ibuprofen after minor head trauma- particularly head lacs. I thought that was interesting.

    Is there evidence that NSAIDs are dangerous with head trauma?  What is the recommendation from NCH.

For questions about the Ask A Specialist program, please contact Linda DeMuro, Manager, Library Services and International Scholars Program at (614) 722-3203.

If you need an immediate consultation, please call the Physician Direct Connect Line at (614) 355-0221 or 1 (877) 355-0221.

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