Bronchiolitis

Cite this article as: Goldstein, H. Bronchiolitis, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3581A 6 month old child presents with cough and runny nose for 2 days with increased work of breathing.  She is working hard with moderate subcostal recession.

Needing a Diagnostic Kick-start

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Needing a Diagnostic Kick-start, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3254A 4 year-old boy has been brought to the emergency department by his worried parents. He has had fevers for the past 6 days. They are concerned because he is not getting better despite repeated visits to a…

Empiric antibiotics for general infection

Cite this article as: Anders, M. Empiric antibiotics for general infection, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3846 Age if meningitis excluded if meningitis is NOT excluded if Staphylococcus aureus suspected < 3 months Amoxicillin 50 mg/kg q6hrGentamycin 7.5 mg/kg q24hr Amoxicillin 50 mg/kg q6hrGentamycin 7.5 mg/kg q24hr Cefotaxime 50 mg/kg q6hr Consider especially…

Chylothorax

Cite this article as: Anders, M. Chylothorax, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3685Definition: accumulation of lymphatic fluid or chyle in the pleural space (triglyceride level >1.1 mmol/l or total cell count >1000 cells/ml with >80% lymphocytes).

Low cardiac output syndrome

Cite this article as: Anders, M. Low cardiac output syndrome, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3711Definition: oxygen delivery provided by CO does not meet oxygen demand (or CI < 2.1 L/min/m2) due to inflammatory response of CPB, myocardial ischaemia from aortic crossclamp, hypo-/hyperthermia, reperfusion injury and surgical treatment (ventriculotomy).