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…

Breast milk freezing – baby, it’s cold outside

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Breast milk freezing – baby, it’s cold outside, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9295Freezing breast milk – whether you’ve seen it done during your NICU time, or done it yourself as a parent, it’s probably something that we’ve all had to consider. General advice is that it’s ok…

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…

DFTB in Dublin – the Workshops

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. DFTB in Dublin – the Workshops, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/dftb-in-dublin-the-workshops/Having braved international flights half of the team from DFTB (Andy and Henry) have made it to SMACCDub. For those of you not in the know the Social Media And Critical Care conference is in it’s…

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.8725Alcohol use is common in Australian women with surveys suggesting that around 90% of 18-45 year olds have had a drink in the last year and that around 39% of these are unaware of the health implications of drinking…

Crack the back?

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Crack the back?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.8591A recent article in the Australian press by Julia Medew has helped bring to light a potentially dangerous practice – chiropractic manipulation of infants spines.  Take a look at the video below.

…And they were all yellow

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. …And they were all yellow, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.82013 day old Christopher was born at term via normal vaginal delivery. There were no problems during or after the birth and he and his mother were discharged on day 2. The domiciliary midwife had been out…

Early Budesonide for the Prevention of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Cite this article as: Goldstein, H. Early Budesonide for the Prevention of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.7859Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a common outcome in premature neonates, from 85% in 22/40 infants, to about 33% of neonates born in the 27th week of gestation. This recent study, published in the NEJM…

The Crying Game

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. The Crying Game, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.7837Pain in children is often under-recognised and under-treated. This is the screencast of the talk I gave at the recent Emergency Registrars Regional Conference held at Sunshine Hospital in Melbourne.

ILCOR 2015 – neonatal summary

Cite this article as: Towers, A. ILCOR 2015 – neonatal summary, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.7717The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) is a collaboration between resuscitation groups worldwide. Every few years, they do an enormous evidence based review of resuscitation science which informs resuscitation guidelines all over the world. The 2015…

Induced Hypothermia for Hypoxic-Ischaemic Encephalopathy – Part 3

Cite this article as: Goldstein, H. Induced Hypothermia for Hypoxic-Ischaemic Encephalopathy – Part 3, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.7050Bottom Line: Consider and identify hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy early Induced hypothermia aka cooling improves mortality rates without additional adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes at 18 months If the child fits the FEAST criteria during or soon…