Urine collection

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Urine collection, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10888Urine, the other amber nectar, is something we seem to want to check in nearly every unwell appearing child.  But what do you do if they just don’t want to go?  You’ve filled them up with icy poles or dilute…

Assessing Dehydration

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Assessing Dehydration, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9327In this second post in an occasional series questioning some of the basics of paediatric assessment we are going to look at clinical markers of dehydration, something we have to look out for every single day in the department.

Paediatric Blunt Trauma and Microhaematuria

Cite this article as: Gurgenci, T. Paediatric Blunt Trauma and Microhaematuria, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.8785Bottom line pearls: Gross haematuria must be taken seriously as it raises the likelihood of finding significant renal pathology Microhaematuria of any degree is most useful when serial urinalyses are performed.  Seeing a downward trend in the…

Microscopic haematuria

Cite this article as: Lawton, B. Microscopic haematuria, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.2916 A previously well 3-year-old girl presented to your ED with a history of fever. You have confidently diagnosed otitis media and are just about to discharge the child when the nurse mentions a urine was requested at triage and…

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