DFTB17 – Defence Against The Dark Arts


In just two weeks time we are going to be running our very first conference. We have been very lucky to draw on the expertise of some amazing speakers from around the world of paediatrics. Tim Horeczko is hosting an exciting evidence-based medicine panel discussion and wants you to join in.   “It is my…

The 9th Bubble Wrap

With millions upon millions of journal articles being published every year it is impossible to keep up.  Every month we ask some of our friends from PERUKI (Paediatric Emergency Research in UK and Ireland) to point out something that has caught their eye.

SonoKids Pneumonia

This week’s vodcast is a great new series by SonoKids. Kasia Hampton gives us a crash course in diagnosing pneumonia using ultrasonography. In this vodcast that is less than ten minutes long, Kasia covers all the basics. It starts with an overview of the normal lung anatomy as seen on ultrasound and continues right through to…

Bee sting and chest pain


A 6 year old male was referred from a rural ED for fever and possible pneumonia. He was well until three days ago when he was stung by a bee on his right forearm. He developed a moderate local reaction with edema and erythema. He saw his primary care physician the next day at which…

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