Gastrostomy Week – Devices

Cite this article as: Wu, C. Gastrostomy Week – Devices, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6355You review a patient on the ward for abdo pain and pyrexia, and they have some sort of tube with feeds going into their stomach. You need to call the surgeons for a consult for their abdo pain….

Gastrostomy Week – types

Cite this article as: Wu, C. Gastrostomy Week – types, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6353You review a patient on the ward for abdo pain and pyrexia, and they have some sort of tube with feeds going into their stomach. You need to call the surgeons for a consult for their abdo pain….

Gastrostomy Week – why and when?

Cite this article as: Wu, C. Gastrostomy Week – why and when?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6351You review a patient on the ward for abdo pain and pyrexia, and they have some sort of tube with feeds going into their stomach. You need to call the surgeons for a consult for their…

Examining for a cleft palate

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Examining for a cleft palate, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6398A 6 week old baby is referred with poor feeding. On examination you notice a cleft palate that has been previously undetected at the earlier babychecks. What is the best way to examine newborns in order to…

Appendectomy or antibiotics?

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Appendectomy or antibiotics?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.5548Appendicitis is a common diagnosis in ED, and once it is confirmed clinically or on ultrasound, the patient usually goes pretty quickly to theatre for an appendectomy. But is a course of antibiotics just as effective as taking these…

Vomiting from noodles, or are we missing something?

Cite this article as: Yamamoto, L. Vomiting from noodles, or are we missing something?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/vomiting-from-noodles/A 7 year old female is brought to the ED with a chief complaint of abdominal pain. She vomited once and feels weak. Emesis occurred about 1 hour after eating saimin (a local soup/noodle…

Saving Balls 101: Inguinoscrotal masses

Cite this article as: Wu, C. Saving Balls 101: Inguinoscrotal masses, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.4879Recognising irreducible hernias and hernias at risk of incarceration will save a ball…Recognising undescended testes can save a ball…

Finger Tips

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Finger Tips, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.42874 year old Dudley is brought into your emergency department by his hysterical mother. In between breathless sobs she tells you how she accidentally slammed the car door shut on his hand.  She is convinced he has lost a finger…

Torn frenulum

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Torn frenulum, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.4610Marcus, 15, looks very embarrassed as he is brought into the fast track cubicle by his mother. His shuffling gait and poor eye contact suggest he has a ‘personal problem’ but he doesn’t want to discuss it until his mother…