Fever under 60 days of age

Cite this article as: Roland, A. Fever under 60 days of age, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2019. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.18571Prompted by Tessa’s Top 5.5 Papers in PEM presentation at RCEM, Alasdair Munro kicked off an exciting twitter debate with the question…Would you do a full septic screen on a baby under 60 days with a…

Bacterial co-infection

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Bacterial co-infection, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.16783Often we are asked to look at a febrile infant with what appears to be a viral illness. But could there be something else going on? If you believe in Occam’s Razor or the law of parsimony then you might…

Fighting fires

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Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Fighting fires, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.11893One question I am asked almost every day at work is whether to give paracetamol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen to reduce a childs’ fever. Today’s paper takes a look at just that question.

Feel the heat

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Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Feel the heat, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9944In this third post in an occasional series questioning some of the basics of paediatric assessment we are going to look at measuring temperature in children.  It’s one of the few vital signs that parents measure themselves before even…

A new approach to febrile infants

Cite this article as: Goldstein, H. A new approach to febrile infants, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9565The fortnight has seen two hot off the press articles by a group from the Basque Country. They are challenging the existing paradigm in the investigation and management of febrile infants with their “Step by step” approach….

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