Recurrent or Periodic Fevers – investigate or reassure?

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A 3 year old girl presents to your clinic with her mother. Their GP has referred her due to monthly fevers. Otherwise appears well, growing normally and developing well.   Bottom line of what I found: Are they fevers?? Check out Andy Tagg’s ‘Feel the Heat’ article on how to accurately check children’s temperature! Initial…

The program for DFTB18 is live!

With just over six months to go until our sophomore conference, DFTB18 ,in Melbourne it is time for us to reveal some of our fantastic line-up. We’ve come up with the overarching theme of Science & Story to reflect our mix of personal narrative and up-to-date medicine. We know that we cannot be everything to…

Fasting guidelines

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Some things in emergency medicine go together like peanut butter and chocolate – take monkey bars and supracondylar fractures, for example. Jack fell off the monkey bars after school and has an obviously deformed arm. With the help of some inhaled methoxyflurane and intranasal fentanyl, he has been placed in an above elbow backslab and…