Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Cite this article as: Hardimon, M. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.12421Callum is a 6 year old boy who has been referred to paediatrics by his GP due to school concerns regarding his poor attention span and difficulty with learning and remembering new information. Whilst his peers in year…

DFTB go to Berlin – #SMACCmini

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. DFTB go to Berlin – #SMACCmini, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/dftb-go-to-berlin-smaccmini/Having flown 16,893 kilometres to visit family, a short hop over the Berlin was nothing. This year Tessa and I were honoured to be able to help out with SMACCmini – the paediatric workshop before the…

The 7th Bubble Wrap

Cite this article as: Leo, G. The 7th Bubble Wrap, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.11992With 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…

NETS knowledge

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. NETS knowledge, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.11487When I’m not working in the emergency department, playing with my children or doing DFTB ‘stuff’ I work for the state retrieval service. As the name Adult Retrieval Victoria implies I spend my time moving and coordinating the movement of…

Poop Patrol

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Poop Patrol, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10986It’s the one question that all parents seem to ask about their newborn – “Is this normal? How can such a small thing create such a lot of mess?” One of the things that stood out to me from Ross…

Navel Gazing

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Navel Gazing, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10377Love them or hate them, everyone* has one. The umbilical stump is all that remains of the physical bond the neonate has with their mother.  We’ve looked at the importance of the umbilical vessels as a means of oxygenation, but the…

Or Not…

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Or Not…, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10499With an impending new arrival I was excited about the educational opportunities that would arise.  I’d read up my fetal physiology and was eagerly awaiting the chance to write a series of posts on what normal babies do.  I had…

Transition from Fetal Physiology

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Transition from Fetal Physiology, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10360The imminent arrival of another Tagglet (not to be confused with aglet*) has prompted me to go back to my textbooks and refresh my knowledge of what to expect.  One of the problems of being a medical parent is…

Coffee culture

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Coffee culture, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10045Melbourne is the coffee capital of the world (according to me at least). It’s the city that is home of the deconstructed latte and coffee bars can be found on most street corners. Every morning I am woken at 5-ish…

Lessons from Bankstown

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Lessons from Bankstown, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9723A report has been released by the Chief Medical Officer, NSW, outlining the finding of the recent events in Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital, where a baby died following a neonatal resuscitation. There are lessons to be learned for all of us…

A new approach to febrile infants

Cite this article as: Goldstein, H. A new approach to febrile infants, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://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….