Sweet and Salty – fluids in DKA

Cite this article as: Lawton, B. Sweet and Salty – fluids in DKA, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.16130During our training in paediatric emergency medicine most of us will have been cautioned repeatedly of the dangers of over-zealous fluid administration in children with diabetic ketoacidosis. Cerebral oedema is the feared complication of this…

Breast anomalies

Cite this article as: Boorer, C. Breast anomalies, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.8232—Most breast lesions in children and adolescents are benign and self limiting. However, it is important not to overlook the impact that abnormal breast development can have on an adolescent’s self-esteem and self-confidence. Here Catherine Boorer (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon)…

Grindlay on disasters

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Grindlay on disasters, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/pac-conference-grindlay-on-disasters/The DFTB team have teamed up with APLS to share the videos from their Paediatric Acute Care Conferences. These videos have never been open access before, so if you weren’t able to attend the conferences, then now’s your chance…

Drug dosing in obesity

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Drug dosing in obesity, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6917 Obese and overweight children are on the increase. A common area of confusion is – how we are supposed to calculate their medications given their weight?

Examination: the child with short stature

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Examination: the child with short stature, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6161 Tom has been referred to your clinic because of concerns that he has short stature. He is 5 years old and is below the 5th centile for his height. How do you approach the examination?

Obesity

Cite this article as: Antoine, J. Obesity, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3921  A 10 year old girl, Gemma, has been admitted to the general paediatric unit with an acute exacerbation of asthma. She weighs 70kg and is 1.4m tall. Her symptoms have improved and discharge planning has begun. At the end of…

Labia Library

Cite this article as: South, M. Labia Library, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.4112Increasing numbers of teenage girls are developing concerns about the appearance of their genitalia and are seeking cosmetic labioplasty etc.

Sick day rules for diabetes

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Sick day rules for diabetes, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3184 You receive a phone-call from the mother of a 7 year old diabetic – he’s been unwell all day with temps and coryzal symptoms and he’s off his food.  The BSLs have been creeping up all…

T3 in cardiac surgery

Cite this article as: Anders, M. T3 in cardiac surgery, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3709Definition: triiodothyronine levels decrease in infants and children after cardiopulmonary bypass. Lower T3 concentration is associated with a more complicated recovery in PICU after congenital heart surgery.

Diabetes Insipidus

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Diabetes Insipidus, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3030  A 5 year old girl is on the ward following a resection of a craniopharyngioma.  The nurses call you because her urine output has increased dramatically over the last few hours.  You check her Na and it’s 150. Is…

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