Key trials in developing countries – 2015-2016

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Key trials in developing countries – 2015-2016, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.7460Here is a recently published booklet which summarises much of the latest research on child health in developing countries. It consists of evidence derived from all the randomised trials published over the last year. Professor…

Probiotics in review

Cite this article as: Goldstein, H. Probiotics in review, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9304Like almost every other human entering a pharmacy in the ten last years, I was offered some probiotics when I collected a prescription recently. On my walk back to the car I mused about the evidence behind the shop-assistant’s…

Whoop, Whoop, Hooray

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Whoop, Whoop, Hooray, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.8344Henry Goldstein wrote an excellent article on pertussis a few years ago.  With some interesting new data coming to press with regard to risk factors for complications of the disease we thought it might be worthwhile doing some spaced…

Passing the TORCH

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Passing the TORCH, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.85416 year old Ella has been sent home from school as she has been itching all day.  When her mum, Val, picked her up she noticed a few spots and thought she better get them checked out.  You see…

Parechovirus

Cite this article as: Smith, A. Parechovirus, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.8851 A 2 week old baby, Isabelle, is rushed into the emergency department by her frantic parents. She is tachycardic to 220bpm, febrile to 39.5°C, with a widespread, blanching red rash. She is screaming and looks very unwell. She is rushed…

Measles – A brief historical & clinical review

Cite this article as: Goldstein, H. Measles – A brief historical & clinical review, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.7413 Bella, 11m, is brought to your emergency department by her parents. She’s had 3 days of cough with fears over 40oC, conjunctivitis and just today has developed a bright red rash along her…

Williams on Emerging Viral Infections

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Williams on Emerging Viral Infections, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/apls-pac-williams/The DFTB team are really excited to announce an upcoming video series…We 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…

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…

Tuberculosis - cough

Tuberculosis

Cite this article as: Hotton, P. Tuberculosis, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.5410 Jamie is a 4 year old with ongoing pyrexia for a couple of weeks.  He has a mild cough but nothing else.  The family mention in passing that grandad recently had TB. Is this common in the developed world?  How…

Infantile botulism

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Infantile botulism, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.5172Milla is a 4 month old girl, brought into ED by her parents.  She’s been quieter than normal for the last couple of days and today seems really weak and not sucking on the breast any more.  On examination she…