Do corneal abrasions cause crying in neonates?

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Davis, T. Do corneal abrasions cause crying in neonates?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6272

Crying babies are a common presentation, and our list of differential diagnosis includes: viral and bacterial infections; fractures; hair tourniquets; intussusception; subdural haematomas; supraventricular tachycardia; and corneal abrasions. This study looks at the prevalence of corneal abrasions and aims to identify whether corneal abrasions are associated with fingernail length and increased crying. Shope TR, Rieg TS,…

Overdosing paracetamol

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Davis, T. Overdosing paracetamol, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6268

This week saw an alert from the Therapeutic Goods Administration about measuring doses using the syringe provided with the Panadol Colourfree Suspension for 1-5 year olds.   The syringe provided with the medicine measures differently from most other syringe known to mankind. The correct way to measure is from the top of the plunger. The image…

Postnatal depression

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Tagg, A. Postnatal depression, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6092

Six week old Sasha has been brought to your emergency department because she won’t stop crying.  As the nurses handover her chart they catch your eye,  “This is the third time her mum has brought her in.  There’s nothing wrong with the baby. Why don’t you find out how the mum is coping?”   Bottom…

Ketamine dosing in obese adolescents

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Davis, T. Ketamine dosing in obese adolescents, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6051

Whilst ketamine is widely used in children of all ages, previous studies (Green et al, 2009) have shown that adverse events associated with ketamine are more common in adolescents (including airway adverse events and vomiting). Additionally, there is a lack of clarity for calculating the ketamine dose in obese adolescent patients – should it be…

SIDS…and kids

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Tagg, A. SIDS…and kids, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.5994

It’s been a tough week at work.  A 6 month old girl has been brought into your department.  To all intents and purposes she appears dead on arrival and despite the best efforts of the nursing and medical staff you were unable to resuscitate her.  You’ve been asked to lead the team debrief. SIDS and SUDI…

Paediatric Pain Control

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Davis, T. Paediatric Pain Control, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at:
https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/podcast-week-paediatric-pain-control/

This week’s recommendation is a podcast from the SGEM who have brought us yet another ace paediatric podcast. Anthony Crocco analyses two papers. The first looks at the use of topical analgesia when using glue for repairing lacerations. The second looks at the use of music for pain relief when performing simple paediatric procedures. If you only…

Ibuprofen versus Paracetamol

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Davis, T. Ibuprofen versus Paracetamol, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at:
https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/podcast-week-ibuprofen-v-paracetamol/

This week’s recommendation is a podcast from Brad Sobolewski at PEM Currents. This podcast is a nice, short (12 minute) summary of the differences between ibuprofen and paracetamol. Ok, so he calls it acetaminophen, but we will let that pass. Is one better than the other? Will ibuprofen send your patients into a spiral towards renal failure? If…

Dark red stools – could it be another intussusception?

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Yamamoto, L. Dark red stools – could it be another intussusception?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at:
https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/dark-red-stools-another-intussusception/

A 7-month old male infant arrived in the ED at 7:45 a.m. after passing a dark maroon colored stool with clots at 7:00 a.m. He has passed small amounts of blood in his stools intermittently since 4 months of age, but this current episode is the worst it has ever been.

Febrile seizures

Febrile seizures

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Konstantinidis, T. Febrile seizures, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.2560

An 8 month old baby has been referred to you by the Accident and Emergency Department with the first episode of febrile convulsion. He has been coryzal over the last couple of days with spikes of temperature up to 38oC. The episode lasted for 5 minutes, the baby felt hot at the time and following…