Sara Mennen is a rare kind of nurse. Usually Akron Children’s nurses are either niched in the inpatient or outpatient setting and don’t do much crossover. But, that’s not the case for Sara, who spends 2 days a week as an inpatient float nurse and 2 days a week in the infectious disease clinic. The […]
Just a few years ago the incidence of Lyme disease was relatively low in Ohio. But today, it’s a very different story according to Blaise Congeni, MD, director of pediatric infectious disease at Akron Children’s Hospital. “I’m getting calls literally every day related to Lyme disease,” said Dr. Congeni. The statistics are startling: in 2010, […]
By the time most patients receive the diagnosis of the bacterial infection Lemierre syndrome, they are extremely ill in the intensive care unit. But thanks to Dr. Shankar Upadhyayula, an infectious disease specialist at Akron Children’s Hospital, honor student Amanda Gamble had an early diagnosis and a quick recovery and is now back at Hudson […]
We are so thankful for all of the care we got at Akron Children’s Maternal Fetal Medicine Center while I was pregnant with our son, Gabriel. When I was 30 weeks along in my pregnancy, I didn’t feel any movement. My OB did a non stress test and could barely capture his heart. His heart rate looked like Arabic on paper.
Riley was born a happy baby. Even when she was sick she had a smile on her face. I would not know at that time what she would have to go through. Riley would get sick with a high fever just over night. We would take her to the doctor and they would say it was OK to give her Tylenol.
Although it has flu-like symptoms, bacterial meningitis is a fast-moving infection with potentially serious outcomes, particularly for infants and teens.