Bronchiolitis guidelines

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Bronchiolitis guidelines, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.17023Up to 48% of infants admitted to Australian hospitals with bronchiolitis receive treatment that has no evidence of benefit. Bronchiolitis remains the most common reason for admission to hospitals in Australia and New Zealand for infants, and yet our practice…

Measuring respiratory rate

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Measuring respiratory rate, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.15505 The respiratory rate is a key part of our assessment of illness and underpins many a paediatric early warning score. It’s time for me to go back to the basics again.

Steroids for pre-school wheeze

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Steroids for pre-school wheeze, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.14563Wheeze must be one of the most common paediatric presentations to the emergency department and up till now most of us have been reassuring parents and sending them away without treatment. But should we be doing more?  A…

Through the looking glass

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Through the looking glass, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9685As we head out winter in the southern hemisphere the northern hemisphere can see that ‘Winter is Coming’ and with it the scourge of the paediatric emergency departments – bronchiolitis.  It’s one of those diseases that the we…

Asthma for Ambos

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Asthma for Ambos, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9592Tonight I had the privilege to talk to the team at the Werribee branch of Ambulance Victoria. I was given the brief to talk on something to do with paediatric respiratory problems and I thought I would focus on…

Whoop, Whoop, Hooray

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

PAC conference – Long on High Flow Oxygen Therapy

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. PAC conference – Long on High Flow Oxygen Therapy, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/pac-conference-long-on-high-flow-oxygen-therapy/We have teamed up with APLS to share the videos from their Paediatric Acute Care Conferences. These videos have never been open access before, so if you weren’t able to attend the conferences, then now’s your…

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…

DFTB in EMA #3 – Easing the Wheeze

Cite this article as: Goldstein, H. DFTB in EMA #3 – Easing the Wheeze, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.7662The team at DFTB had our third article published in the series for Emergency Medicine Australasia Journal. Wheezing children commonly present to the ED. Bronchiolitis, preschool wheeze and asthma are common causes of such presentations….

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