Dr Angela Clarke MBBS, DCH is a paediatric trainee based in Brisbane, Queensland. She has a special interest in General Paediatrics, Medical Education and Paediatric Emergency Medicine. Outside of work she enjoys gardening, cooking and exploring South East Queensland by land and sea.

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Constipation week – Day 4: Evidence on Tough Topics

Cite this article as: Clarke, A. Constipation week – Day 4: Evidence on Tough Topics, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.5638Bottom line: (pun definitely intended!) A PR examination should only be undertaken by a doctor competent to interpret features of anatomical abnormalities or Hirschsprung’s disease e.g. paediatric surgeons TFTs and coeliac screen should…

Constipation Week – Day 1: The Basics

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Cite this article as: Clarke, A. Constipation Week – Day 1: The Basics, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.5637A 7-year-old boy is brought in by his mother with faecal soiling for 6 months. He has a bowel motion every second day.  Some days these are ‘giant’ stools, other days, small pellets.  He soils…