Do antibiotics affect CSF results?

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Davis, T. Do antibiotics affect CSF results?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3997

Paediatricians often have to make a decision about whether to just go ahead and give antibiotics in suspected meningitis, or wait for a lumbar puncture (LP) – this could be due to parental refusal, an unstable patient, or a failed attempt. There is often a discussion about repeating the LP later that day, or even…

Peri-orbital vs orbital cellulitis

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Tagg, A. Peri-orbital vs orbital cellulitis, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3415

6-year-old Chardonnay is brought to the emergency department by her mother.  Two or three days ago she noticed what appeared to be a bite on her daughter’s eyelid.  Despite warm compresses her eyelid has become progressively more red and inflamed with the swelling now extending onto her cheek.

Traumatic brain injury - helmet

Traumatic brain injury

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Bartlett, A. Traumatic brain injury, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3381

An 8 year old boy is rushed into ED following a fall from a fourth story window.  He landed on concrete and has obvious signs of external damage to his skull and a GCS of 5. He’s clearly sustained a serious traumatic brain injury – how is this best managed?

Minor burns

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Tagg, A. Minor burns, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3266

Jasmina, a five old girl, is brought in by her mother after a Sunday afternoon barbecue.  Having had very little for breakfast she became very excited when the burgers came out and reached out to grab one from the grill burning her hand.  Bottom line Simple first aid is often forgotten and cold running water…

Are nebulisers or spacers better for managing acute asthma?

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Davis, T. Are nebulisers or spacers better for managing acute asthma?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3278

This Cochrane review was published this week and here’s my summary. This review looks at the question: Which is better for the delivery of salbutamol in acute asthma – spacers or nebulisers? The full version can be read here.   Why is this review useful? It’s useful because, in my experience, different hospitals have different…