Steroids for pre-school wheeze

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Davis, T. Steroids for pre-school wheeze, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.14563

Wheeze 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 paper, released just last week, suggests that we could.

Big Picture Paediatrics : Adverse Childhood Experiences

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Goldstein, H. Big Picture Paediatrics : Adverse Childhood Experiences, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10082

So much of paediatrics, and medicine in general, is focussed on small experimental or observational studies. This series of posts takes the wider view; we’re talking here about some of the biggest and longest running studies that help us frame, measure and understand childhood through time and across the world. References: Felitti, VJ, Anda RF,…

Early Budesonide for the Prevention of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

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Goldstein, H. Early Budesonide for the Prevention of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.7859

Bronchopulmonary 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 trialled a potential new therapy to reduce BPD.

Screening tests and statistics – we’re only doctors, what do we know?

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Davis, T. Screening tests and statistics – we’re only doctors, what do we know?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.5537

A letter published in JAMA this week confirms what we already feared in medicine – we really do not understand statistics. Somehow throughout our university and training we have persuaded ourselves that statistics aren’t relevant unless you are conducting your own research. And yet we are delivering advice to patients every day based on our understanding of…

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