PARIS in the autumn

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As the days get shorter for those of us in the Southern hemisphere it inevitably means that bronchiolitis season is on its way. So far studying bronchiolitis has left us with a big list of things that don’t work – steroids, salbutamol, adrenaline, antibiotics. Chest  x-rays don’t help and NPAs don’t give us any information…

On Rudeness

“Hey Tessa, I didn’t realise you were such a genius”. I was on my way back to ED from my lunch break and the ortho reg was sitting laughing with one of our locum SHOs. I smiled nervously, “Oh thanks for coming to see the patient”. “I didn’t realise you were a genius”. He said…

Regret and irrational decisions

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This month’s Podcast of the Month is from the Archimedes Podcast (Archives of Disease in Childhood). In a 12 minute podcast Bob Phillips (Senior Clinical Academic, University of York and Honorary Consultant, Leeds Children’s Hospital) discusses rationality of decision making. He then presents two unrelated but interesting literature reviews: Topical vs systemic antibiotics for discharging…

Burning Out

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Do you ever feel that everyone seems to have amazing coping skills yet you seem to be the only one who struggles with even the most basic aspects of “adulting”? Why does everyone else seem to live this perfect life and achieve so much, yet make it seem like it’s no big deal? Well, apparently…