Podcast #96: BRUE in Infants

9281e629-4719-4b27-8840-fa4aedf66680Run Time: 2 minutes

Author: Dr. Suzanne Chilton

Educational Pearls:

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics changed terminology for ALTE – Apparent Life Threatening Event in infants. The new term is BRUE – Brief Resolved Unexplained Event, which is much less scary. These children are also now divided into high and low risk categories.
  • BRUE encompasses any event of cyanosis or pallor, decreased respiratory drive, and a change in tone or level of consciousness in any child less than one year of age.
  • High risk BRUE has to meet the criteria of less than two months of age, less than 32 gestation, and lengthy or multiple episodes.
  • Low risk BRUE has to meet the criteria of greater than two months of age, greater than 32 weeks of gestation, and only one episode.

Link to Podcast:  http://medicalminute.madewithopinion.com/brue-in-infants/

References:  http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2016/04/21/peds.2016-0591

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