Oesophageal foreign body

Cite this article as: Yamamoto, L. Oesophageal foreign body, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/oesophageal-foreign-body/A two-year old  female has a chief complaint of coughing up some blood. There has been a one-month history of coughing and wheezing. She has seen her pediatrician three times in the past month. The child has been treated…

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…

Tension pneumothorax?

Cite this article as: Yamamoto, L. Tension pneumothorax?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/tension-pneumothorax/A two and a half week old male infant presents with a history of distressed noisy breathing for several hours, progressively worsening with periods of apnea and cyanosis.