The DFTB Podcast: Rheumatic Fever

Rheumatic Fever is one of those conditions that all good paediatric trainees diligently learn about and then promptly never see for 10 years. Unless of course you happen to live and work in the Northern Territory of Australia. In this episode of the podcast we talk to Dr Claire Chandler, a paediatric registrar in Alice…

The high yield dehydration assessment: Nikki Abela at DFTB19

One of the challenges of paediatrics is how to distill a life of experience down to something more tangible. When you are asked “How did you know s/he was sick?” you need to be able to give a better answer than “I just know“. In this session from DFTB19  we challenged three clinicians to explain…

Petechiae in Children: Tom Waterfield at DFTB19

In this final talk from the PERUKI stream Tom Waterfield from Belfast talking about the Petechiae in Children or PIC study. Perhaps it was the story of Ezra and his mum, Sorina, who Tom had treated as a PICU registrar that fuelled his interest in research? But what he recognized, when he went to work…

A wrinkle in time: Kerry Woolfall at DFTB19

Kerry Woolfall is a social scientist and senior lecturer at the University of Liverpool. This talk, our second from the PERUKI track, she talks about doing research without prior parent and patient consent.  Following legislative changes in 2008 it is now possible (in the UK at least) to enter a child into a trial of…

Peri-orbital cellulitis: Meriel Tolhurst-Cleaver at DFTB19

In this first session from the PERUKI track Meriel Tolhurst-Cleaver spoke about her research into peri-orbital cellulitis. As a self-confessed non-academic she led the first trainee-led PERUKI study and reminds us that we can all get involved in research. She talks about some of the challenges in undertaking her study but most importantly she releases…