Don't Forget the Bubbles is a paediatric blog providing online medical education. It is run by Tessa Davis, Henry Goldstein, Ben Lawton and Andrew Tagg, and is a collaborative effort to create a Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAM) resource for paediatrics. We have no external funding and exclusively fund DFTB ourselves.

Volunteers: a helping hand

I have been a volunteer in the Emergency Department at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick in Sydney, Australia for more than four years.  I work three to four shifts per week, averaging 20 hours per week. I spent five years volunteering in Oncology before moving to Emergency.  I am a professional photographer, but have always been…

DFTB17 – Frequently Asked Questions

We are very excited to be putting on our very first conference this year in Brisbane, August 28th to 30th 2017. We’ve worked hard to put together a diverse group of speakers from a variety of backgrounds with the hope that there is something for everyone.  Every now and then we get an e-mail or…

Schrodinger’s PANDAS

The existence of PANDAS and other Paediatric Acute Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndromes has been controversial for the last two decades. What is PANDAS? Paediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal infection, is a concept first mooted by Swedo, an American paediatrician in 1998, as a formé fruste (or incomplete form) of Sydenhams Chorea. Swedo SE, Leonard…