Paediatric emergency physician interested in education, retrieval medicine and simulation. Lives in Brisbane where he enjoys falling off his mountain bike and being outsmarted by his pre-teen children.

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Ventriculoperitoneal shunts

Cite this article as:
Lawton, B. Ventriculoperitoneal shunts, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3358

An 8 yr old boy presents after three vomits at home.  He has a background of spastic diplegic cerebral palsy and has a ventriculo-peritoneal (VP) shunt.  He is usually ambulatory and attends mainstream school. What goes wrong with VP shunts? How can we assess them for failure or infection?

Microscopic haematuria

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Cite this article as:
Lawton, B. Microscopic haematuria, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.2916

A previously well 3 year old girl presented to your ED with a history of fever. You have confidently diagnosed otitis media and are just about to discharge the child when the nurse mentions a urine was requested at triage and has come back positive for blood.