Respiratory Tract Infections in children

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Cite this article as: Patel,S and Munro, A. Respiratory Tract Infections in children, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2019. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.18906Emily is a 2 year old girl brought to the emergency department with her mum, following two days of fever and poor intake. She has a temperature of 39°C and looks a little unhappy, but…

ADC/DFTB Journal Club #3 – January – POCUS vs Pneumonia?

Cite this article as: Goldstein, H. ADC/DFTB Journal Club #3 – January – POCUS vs Pneumonia?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2019. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.17878Diagnosing pneumonia can be tricky. Each year, 1.2 million children under five years of age die from pneumonia. In developed countries, the incidence is 0.05 per person-year. Pneumonia can imply both bacterial or…

ADC/DFTB Journal Club #2 – December – How well do we manage suspected meningitis in ED?

Cite this article as: Leo, G. ADC/DFTB Journal Club #2 – December – How well do we manage suspected meningitis in ED?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2019. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.17786Vaccines have been instrumental in reducing rates of bacterial meningitis. However bacterial meningitis still represents 4-19% (1) of cases of meningitis and has been estimated to…

Probiotics in review

Cite this article as: Goldstein, H. Probiotics in review, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9304Like almost every other human entering a pharmacy in the ten last years, I was offered some probiotics when I collected a prescription recently. On my walk back to the car I mused about the evidence behind the shop-assistant’s…

ECMO antibiotics

Cite this article as: Anders, M. ECMO antibiotics, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3783 Indication Prophylaxis Timing Duration ECMO (cannulation, chest revision, reoperation on ECMO, decannulation) – if not on anitbiotics with both gramnegative and grampositive cover already Cephazolin 50mg/kg up to 1g IV or (if cephazolin unavailable)Cephalothin 50mg/kg up to 2g IV Optimal timing for…

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