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.

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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.

Penile problems

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Penile problems, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.2922 A 5 year old boy, Kayden, is brought in by  his mother as she is concerned that there is something wrong with his penis – every time he tries to pass urine it balloons in his foreskin and goes…

Febrile neutropenia

Cite this article as: Goldstein, H. Febrile neutropenia, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.2912 You’re working as the paeds reg overnight at a regional centre when ED phones you about an incoming patient – Josef, 8 – who’s in a delayed intensification cycle of his treatment for ALL and has a fever of…