Do antibiotics affect CSF results?

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

Peri-orbital vs orbital cellulitis

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Peri-orbital vs orbital cellulitis, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.34156-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…

Traumatic brain injury - helmet

Traumatic brain injury

Cite this article as: 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…

Problems with ear piercing

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Problems with ear piercing, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3374Krystal is seven going on seventeen and is brought in by her mother because she is unable to take her earrings out.  She had her ears pierced a week ago.

Minor burns

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Minor burns, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3266Jasmina, 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…

Are nebulisers or spacers better for managing acute asthma?

Cite this article as: 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.3278This 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…

Post circumcision bleeding

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Post circumcision bleeding, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3159Sam, a 9 day old boy, is rushed into the paediatric emergency room by his distraught parents.  Bright red blood is soaking through the front of his cloth nappy.

Anaphylaxis and dosing errors

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Anaphylaxis and dosing errors, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3113Medication errors are a particular area of interest for me, so this paper caught my eye….here’s my summary of it.

Therapeutic hypothermia - ice

Therapeutic hypothermia

Cite this article as: Ings, A. Therapeutic hypothermia, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3048 A 4 year old girl presents to ED in cardiac arrest. After a dramatic resus, you and the team were able to bring her back but she remains unconscious.