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PREDICT: from knowledge generation to knowledge translation – Meredith Borland at DFTB19


Meredith Borland is the current chair of PREDICT and is well-known for her work on the use of steroids in croup.  The aim of PREDICT is not just to generate multi-centre research but also to share it and measure its impact.  That is where DFTB comes in.

One of the key pieces of work that has informed a lot of Australian practice over the last few years is the CRIB study.

Oakley E, Babl FE, Acworth J, Borland M, Kreiser D, Neutze J, Theophilos T, Donath S, South M, Davidson A, Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative (PREDICT. A prospective randomised trial comparing nasogastric with intravenous hydration in children with bronchiolitis (protocol) The comparative rehydration in bronchiolitis study (CRIB). BMC pediatrics. 2010 Dec 1;10(1):37.
By challenging the long held belief that children with bronchiolitis should get an IV they have saved many of us countless hours.

You can hear more about the work of PREDICT in the assessment of paediatric head injuries in this talk from Franz Babl from out first conference.


This talk was recorded live at DFTB19 in London, England. With the theme of  “The Journey” we wanted to consider the journeys our patients and their families go on, both metaphorical and literal. DFTB20 will be held in Brisbane, Australia.

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