A gentle nudge…

Cite this article as: Tessa Davis. A gentle nudge…, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.11516Children have a right to receive healthcare regardless of the decisions made by their parents. This week, the RACP released a further statement citing refusal to treat patients for non-vaccination as ‘unethical coercion’. Whilst the majority of paediatricians are…

CVADs – a survival guide

Cite this article as: Amanda Ullman. CVADs – a survival guide, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10530This guest post is from Amanda Ullman, Tricia Kleidon, Anna Dean and the Paediatric Vascular Assessment and Management Service, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Brisbane. We all love reliability. Central venous access devices (CVADs) are everywhere – across disciplines…

Big Picture Paediatrics : Adverse Childhood Experiences

Cite this article as: Henry Goldstein. Big Picture Paediatrics : Adverse Childhood Experiences, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10082So much of paediatrics, and medicine in general, is focussed on small experimental or observational studies. This series of posts takes the wider view; we’re talking here about some of the biggest and longest running…

A new approach to febrile infants

Cite this article as: Henry Goldstein. A new approach to febrile infants, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9565The fortnight has seen two hot off the press articles by a group from the Basque Country. They are challenging the existing paradigm in the investigation and management of febrile infants with their “Step by step” approach….

Key trials in developing countries – 2015-2016

Cite this article as: Andrew Tagg. Key trials in developing countries – 2015-2016, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: https://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…

Whoop, Whoop, Hooray

Cite this article as: Andrew Tagg. Whoop, Whoop, Hooray, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: https://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…

How long is a piece of string? – antibiotic treatment duration in paediatrics

Cite this article as: Ben Lawton. How long is a piece of string? – antibiotic treatment duration in paediatrics, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9011  It’s 2am on your fourth night shift in a row. Johnny is 2 years old and has osteomyelitis of his toe. He looks pretty well and doesn’t like…