The program for DFTB18 is live!

With just over six months to go until our sophomore conference, DFTB18 ,in Melbourne it is time for us to reveal some of our fantastic line-up. We’ve come up with the overarching theme of Science & Story to reflect our mix of personal narrative and up-to-date medicine. We know that we cannot be everything to…

Fasting guidelines

Some things in emergency medicine go together like peanut butter and chocolate – take monkey bars and supracondylar fractures, for example. Jack fell off the monkey bars after school and has an obviously deformed arm. With the help of some inhaled methoxyflurane and intranasal fentanyl, he has been placed in an above elbow backslab and…

The 13th Bubble Wrap

With millions upon millions of journal articles being published every year it is impossible to keep up.  Every month we ask some of our friends from PERUKI (Paediatric Emergency Research in UK and Ireland) to point out something that has caught their eye. Unless you have triskadekaphobia then here is this months round up…

Guanfacine

On 22nd August 2017, guanfacine hydrochloride (current sole brand name Intuniv) was accepted as a new chemical entity by the Therapeutic Goods Administration in Australia.1 Whilst new to Australia, guanfacine has been available within the United States of America and Europe since 20102 and 20153 respectively. The development of generic brands within these countries has…

A Christmas Carol

Everyone has holiday traditions – one of ours was watching A Christmas Carol. Whether you prefer George C. Scott, Michael Caine, or Bill Murray as the cantankerous Ebeneeezer Scrooge it is hard to watch it and not think ‘What if?’. Charles Dickens serialized tale was first published in 1843 and nearly 120 years later ‘A…

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