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In paediatrics, there is no such thing as a routine examination. This is for several reasons. Having a routine only works if the same approach works regardless of age or cooperation of the child.
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When a child or young person has one or more wheezy episode, there are various possible causes. The vast majority of paediatric wheeze is caused by bronchiolitis, viral wheeze and asthma.
The antibiotic debate is a big one for several good reasons. One of those reasons is that times have changed and change can be challenging. Antibiotics were used liberally by previous generations of clinicians.
This is one of the most common and difficult calls in general practice, emergency medicine and acute paediatrics: when to treat a child as a lower respiratory tract infection.
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When assessing ill children, it is easy to presume that the problem is an uncomplicated viral infection. Most of the time it is. The odds are severely stacked against a more significant diagnosis to the extent that it is easy to become overly presumptive. This, combined with the fact that a simple and benign illness will share many features with a rare or dangerous illness means that spotting the unusual or harmful diagnosis is very challenging indeed.
This post is in response to a very specific question from a local GP. The question wasn’t about recognising croup or even about the best evidence-based treatment. Recognising croup is fairly straightforward. There is pretty much consensus on the best management of croup.
Simple answer… Make fewer decisions. Recently I was speaking to a GP colleague about the ways to protect oneself from decision fatigue. Decision fatigue is a serious issue for anyone in a high volume, high turnover medical job. He had some great insights into the problem and the solutions. What are the […]