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….

From Cradle to the Grave – ACEM Annual Scientific Meeting 2014

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. From Cradle to the Grave – ACEM Annual Scientific Meeting 2014, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6476This years Australasian College of Emergency Medicine Annual scientific meeting in Melbourne has attracted over 900 delegates from all over the world. With an overarching theme of “Back to the Future”…

Tuberculosis - cough

Tuberculosis

Cite this article as: Hotton, P. Tuberculosis, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.5410 Jamie is a 4 year old with ongoing pyrexia for a couple of weeks.  He has a mild cough but nothing else.  The family mention in passing that grandad recently had TB. Is this common in the developed world?  How…

Asthma – ventilation strategies

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Asthma – ventilation strategies, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.2816 In spite of your best medical management, the 9 year old severe asthmatic that you have been medically managing continues to deteriorate.  People are starting to mention ventilation.  Is doesn’t seem like a great idea….

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. Once you hear the cough, it can only mean one thing….the start of bronchiolitis season.  …

Are nebulisers or spacers better for managing acute asthma?

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Are nebulisers or spacers better for managing acute asthma?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3278This Cochrane review was published this week and here’s my summary. This review looks at the question: Which is better for the delivery of salbutamol in acute asthma – spacers or nebulisers? The…

Intubation

Cite this article as: Anders, M. Intubation, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3880Indication: to secure the airway: severe airway obstruction/inadequate protective reflexes (coma or prolonged seizures) to facilitate ventilation: hypoxaemic and/or hypercarbic respiratory failure Intubation should NOT be attempted by the inexperienced if more skilled personnel are available. Two doctors always present if…