Constipation week – Day 4: Evidence on Tough Topics

Cite this article as: Clarke, A. Constipation week – Day 4: Evidence on Tough Topics, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.5638Bottom line: (pun definitely intended!) A PR examination should only be undertaken by a doctor competent to interpret features of anatomical abnormalities or Hirschsprung’s disease e.g. paediatric surgeons TFTs and coeliac screen should…

Constipation week – Day 3 – Treatment

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Constipation week – Day 3 – Treatment, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.5651Emptying the bowels There are two essential components – stimulants and softeners. In the past we used enemas and stool softeners. Enemas can be effective, but often you are just unblocking at the bottom end…

Constipation week – day 2- understanding constipation

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Constipation week – day 2- understanding constipation, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.5436It may seem mundane, but successfully managing constipation can make a massive difference to the lives of families. Although it’s all about faeces; it can lead on to other issues including pain and social embarrassment….

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…

Ondansetron in Gastro

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Ondansetron in Gastro, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/podcast-week-ondansetron-gastro/This week’s recommendation is a podcast by the fabulous Brad Sobolewski at PEM Currents. We use ondansetron all the time in kids with gastro. This bite-sized podcast explains how it works, if it’s any good, and what the potential side effects…

Parenteral Nutrition

Cite this article as: Tan, L. Parenteral Nutrition, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3203You are working in the NICU as a registrar and have just admitted a 28 week premature baby weighing 1kg. The consultant would like to start parenteral nutrition as well as small volume trophic feeds of expressed breast milk.

Vomiting from noodles, or are we missing something?

Cite this article as: Yamamoto, L. Vomiting from noodles, or are we missing something?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/vomiting-from-noodles/A 7 year old female is brought to the ED with a chief complaint of abdominal pain. She vomited once and feels weak. Emesis occurred about 1 hour after eating saimin (a local soup/noodle…

braces

Do braces cause anorexia nervosa?

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Do braces cause anorexia nervosa?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.5185This week the Irish newspapers were buzzing with headlines about the possible link between orthodontic braces and anorexia nervosa.  “Braces on teeth may be a cause of anorexia” said the Irish Independent. But before we start petitioning orthodontists, let’s…

Look through the loops

Cite this article as: Yamamoto, L. Look through the loops, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/look-through-the-loops/A nearly 8 year old female came to the ED with a chief complaint of stomach aches for one week. These pains would come and go and were best characterised as crampy in nature with no particular location.