Do corneal abrasions cause crying in neonates?

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

Overdosing paracetamol

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Overdosing paracetamol, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6268This 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…

How can we rule out epiglottitis?

Cite this article as: Yamamoto, L. How can we rule out epiglottitis?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/rule-out-epiglottitis/A 2 year old boy is brought to the emergency department at 2:30 a.m. complaining of throat pain, not drinking, drooling, difficulty swallowing, coughing, nasal congestion, and fever.

Postnatal depression

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Postnatal depression, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6092Six 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…

Ketamine dosing in obese adolescents

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

Spitting the dummy

Cite this article as: Yamamoto, L. Spitting the dummy, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/spitting-the-dummy/A 4 month old male infant is brought to the emergency department by a fire and rescue squad after responding to a 911 call for respiratory distress. He was sucking on a pacifier when his caretakers noticed that he…

SIDS…and kids

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

Paediatric Pain Control

Cite this article as: 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…

Ibuprofen versus Paracetamol

Cite this article as: 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…

Dark red stools – could it be another intussusception?

Cite this article as: 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…

Febrile seizures

Cite this article as: Konstantinidis, T. Febrile seizures, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.2560An 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….

Paeds Fever Hangout

Cite this article as: Lawton, B. Paeds Fever Hangout, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/podcast-week-paeds-fever-hangout/Casey Parker of Broomedocs invites some friends to discuss fevers in kids.  They share some useful insights and fascinating facts.  Our conflict of interest can be recognised by the Glaswegian accent. You can listen to the podcast here.