Complicated pneumonia in children is a severe illness, characterised by combinations of local complications (eg, parapneumonic effusion, empyema, necrotising pneumonia, and lung abscess) and systemic complications such as sepsis and multi-organ failure. The incidence of complicated pneumonia seems to be rising. Imaging is commonly used in complicated pneumonia and includes conventional radiology, ultrasound, CT scanning, and recently magnetic resonance. Multidisciplinary management by the paediatric pulmonologist, infectious diseases specialist, paediatric surgeon and radiologist is frequently needed. Complicated pneumonia in children leads to significant morbidity, with in general prolonged hospital stay. Choosing the optimal imaging technique at the right time is needed to choose the best treatment option for every individual child.
After participating in this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Recognise the different local and systemic complications of complicated pneumonia.
- Choose the right imaging modality in different stages of the disease.
- Correctly interpret imaging findings in children with complicated pneumonia.
Pneumonia, empyema, necrotizing pneumonia, lung abscess. Systemic complications will not be covered.
Interactive lectures with multiple case illustrations
Following this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Recognise imaging features of complicated pneumonia using different imaging modalities.
- Choose the right imaging modality at the right stage of the disease.
- Know how to assess empyema, lung abscess and lung l necrosis.
- Determine the importance of different radiological findings for pulmonologists and paediatric surgeons in their decision-making.
An application for accreditation of this webinar has been made to the European Board for Accreditation in Pneumology (EBAP) for 1 CME credit per 1-hour attendance. If accredited, the CME credit will be granted upon attendance of at least 60 minutes during the live webinar only.
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Diseases / methods
- Paediatric respiratory diseases
- Paediatric pulmonologists (in training)
- Paediatric radiologists (in training)
- Paediatric infectious diseases specialists
- Paediatric surgeons