ISAAC blows wheezy whistle on APAP

This debate is going to be HUGE… Does paracetamol (acetaminophen) cause asthma? A series of large international studies and reviews dedicated to the question raise some interesting questions.  There appears to be an epidemiological association – not the same as a causal association – but something’s going on… For those of us who have been using APAP (=acetaminophen,...

January 26th, 2012 by colinparker 

Fever: NICE to get guidance

Three years ago the National Institute for Clinical Excellence in the UK released their guidance on the assessment and initial management of feverish illness in young children (CG47).  Most of the world outside of Britain has not been using this guidance, but we thought it would be useful to delve a bit deeper to see whether we could all benefit from the insights of their expert panel. To listen...

December 16th, 2010 by colinparker 

Fever: Fear and Tradition

“Doc, he’s burnin’ up!”  Fever is probably the commonest presenting complaint we manage in Paediatric Emergency Departments.  The cause is usually an infection… but not always.  The infection is usually a benign, self-limiting viral illness… but not always. Join us for this podcast as we tease out the facts from the fiction, the myths and the mystery. To listen,...

December 2nd, 2010 by colinparker