Status epilepticus

Cite this article as: Partyka, C. Status epilepticus, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.4690 The batphone rings at 5am. You are given a 5 minute ‘heads up’ by paramedics regarding a 3 year old child they are rushing to you with lights & sirens. She has a history of seizure disorder and has…

Do antibiotics affect CSF results?

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Do antibiotics affect CSF results?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3997Paediatricians often have to make a decision about whether to just go ahead and give antibiotics in suspected meningitis, or wait for a lumbar puncture (LP) – this could be due to parental refusal, an unstable patient,…

Traumatic brain injury - helmet

Traumatic brain injury

Cite this article as: Bartlett, A. Traumatic brain injury, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3381 An 8 year old boy is rushed into ED following a fall from a fourth story window.  He landed on concrete and has obvious signs of external damage to his skull and a GCS of 5. He’s clearly…