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The Archimedes Podcast: overdiagnosis - good or bad?

Stepping back from doing things is the theme of the December 2017’s Archimedes podcast with questions of how not to engage in pointless practices at the forefront of our minds. Read about the lack of advantage of high-dose aspirin in Kawasaki disease here - - and follow-up x-rays for round pneumonia here - -, whose leading author, Patrick McCrossan (Paediatrics, Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, Belfast,...

Duration: 00:16:38

Introducing ADC's new editors. The highlights of the December 2017 issue with Nick Brown

Nick Brown is the new Editor-in-Chief of Archives and Disease in Childhood. Listen to his vision for the journal in this podcast, which will bring you Atoms - the highlights of this issue in a few words. Read the highlights of the December 2017 issue here:

Duration: 00:05:55

The Archimedes Podcast: necrotising varicella and lumbar punctures in meningitis

The October 2017’s Archimedes podcast includes answers to “Have you ever wondered if it might be worth trying to do an Archi?” and “What came first, the ‘brufen or the necrotic flesh?” along with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis and musings on the nature of evidence-based medicine. Read more about varicella-zoster virus (VZV) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories here - - and how to interpret delayed CSF results here -...

Duration: 00:18:56

The Archimedes Podcast: plant oils for babies; better sleep in children with intellectual disability

In the September 2017 podcast, we have two evidence-based cases, an exposition of shared decision making, and a zingier feel to the podcast which we’d like you to appreciate fully. You can read the full articles on plant oils for baby soft skin here - - and melatonin for sleep disturbances in children with intellectual disability here - - along with our blog discussing all manner of EBM things at

Duration: 00:11:11

The role of prenatal steroids at 34–36 weeks of gestation

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at University of Cambridge Gordon Smith discusses a leading article from the July Edition of the Archives of Disease in Childhood Fetal and Neonatal edition with Associate Editor Jonathan Davis. The article states that administration of betamethasone to women with threatened preterm delivery at 34–36 weeks of gestational age to reduce the risk of neonatal respiratory morbidity may cause long-term harm through effects on the infant’s brain. This...

Duration: 00:14:27

Thin-for-gestational age infants and neurodevelopmental outcome

Associate Editor of Archives of Disease in Childhood Fetal and Neonatal edition Jonathan Davis is joined by two authors included in the May 2017's issue of the journal: Deirdre Murray and Louise Kenny (both from the Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research, Cork University Maternity Hospital, Ireland). They are two of the authors of ‘Thin-for-gestational age infants are at increased risk of neurodevelopmental delay at 2 years’. Read the full article:...

Duration: 00:15:27

The Archimedes Podcast, August 2017: towards evidence based medicine for paediatricians

We're back! The ADC Archimedes podcast, home of the best evidence-paediatrics chat in Soundcloud has been reborn. This month, Bob Phillips, the Social Media and Archimedes Editor, talks runny poo and how to reduce it (see 'Probiotics in acute infectious diarrhoea: should we run with it?' here and what to pre-med a prem in the own words of Tim van Hasselt, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, (read 'What is the best sedative to give as premedication for...

Duration: 00:17:34

Global Child Health - Strengthening the paediatric workforce for better health outcomes

Paediatric training and the practice of paediatrics is built on the bedrock of ensuring best possible health outcomes for all children, optimising opportunity for those without full health and contributing to a voice, in advocacy, for children. In the world’s high-income countries (HICs), child health outcomes are comparatively good, and the paediatric workforce well trained to manage the health issues of children. Paediatric training and continuing professional development is generally...

Duration: 00:08:41

Automated Control of Inspired Oxygen in the Preterm Infants

The automated control of inspired oxygen in the preterm infants is discussed in this podcast. Associate Editor of Archives of Disease in Childhood Fetal and Neonatal edition Jonathan Davis is joined by two authors included in the January 2017 issue of the journal: Christian Poets (Department of Neonatology, University Children's Hospital, Tübingen, Germany) and Peter Dargaville (Department of Paediatrics, Royal Hobart Hospital, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia). Find more details of the ADC...

Duration: 00:12:18

Global Child Health - An informal forum is driving innovation in Pakistan

The Critical Creative Innovative Thinking (CCIT) is a forum formed at the Aga Khan University (AKU) in Karachi, Pakistan, aiming to provide an arena conducive to lateral thinking and to equip biomedical professionals with the skill set to enable and promote creativity and innovation in paediatric care for resource-limited backgrounds. The promoter of this project, Asad Mian, (Departments of Emergency Medicine, Paediatrics & Child Health, AKU) tells global commissioning editor of ADC, Nick...

Duration: 00:17:22

The Archimedes Podcast, March 2017

Bob Philips introduces the latest Archimedes podcast. Follow the links below to read the articles. Towards evidence based medicine for paediatricians - QUESTION 1: What is the risk of a repeat reaction to amoxicillin or a cephalosporin in children with a history of a non-immediate reaction to amoxicillin? - QUESTION 2: Does prophylactic nystatin prevent invasive fungal infections in immunocompetent critically ill...

Duration: 00:10:59

ADC Epistle December 2016

Education and Practice edition editor introduces his highlights of the December 2016 issue of the journal. Read the choices here: Access the full issue here:

Duration: 00:03:51

ADC November 2016 Highlights

Mark Beattie introduces his highlights from the November 2016 issue of ADC. Here are the links to the articles discussed: Catch-up growth and metabolic outcomes in adolescents born preterm - Recent advances in the management of infants born Read the full issue here:

Duration: 00:10:34

ADC Highlights September 2016

Mark Beattie introduces his highlights from the September 2016 issue of ADC. Here are the links to the articles discussed: Is it taking longer to die in paediatric intensive care in England and Wales? - Related editorial: Dying later, surviving longer - Pathways between health, education and income in adolescence and adulthood - Learning from excellence in...

Duration: 00:09:17

Global Child Health - RTI prevention in LMICs with Adnan Hyder

Global Child Health editor Nick Brown interviews Adnan Hyder about his recent ADC paper on road traffic incident prevention in lower middle income countries. Read the paper here:

Duration: 00:16:43

The Archimedes podcast, August 2016

Bob Phillips discusses the August 2016 Archimedes section discussing two clinical questions from the journal. QUESTION 1: Teething issues: can doxycycline be safely used in young children? QUESTION 2: Is the lateral decubitus position best for successful paediatric lumbar puncture? Towards evidence based medicine for paediatricians

Duration: 00:11:03

ADC - Moral Distress in Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care Units

A discussion of the moral distress experienced by nursing and medical professionals within neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) and paediatric intensive care units (PICUs). Nick Brown interviews David Field, who wrote an accompanying editorial to the systematic review. Systematic Review Moral distress within neonatal and paediatric intensive care units: a systematic review - Linked Editorial Moral distress: an inevitable part of neonatal and...

Duration: 00:13:03

ADC August Highlights 2016

Mark Beattie introduces the highlights from the August 2016 issue of ADC. You can read the full issue here: Featured articles: Exploring the impact of early life factors on inequalities in risk of overweight in UK children: findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study - Who comes back with what: a retrospective database study on reasons for emergency readmission to hospital in children and young people in...

Duration: 00:10:13

Education and Practice: August 2016 Epistle

Edition editor Ian Wacogne discusses this month's epistle, drawing attention to his highlights of the issue. You can read the August 2016 edition of the journal here: Maintaining compassion and preventing compassion fatigue: a practical guide - Fifteen-minute consultation on problems in the healthy child: sleep - The role of paediatricians in public health for children and young...

Duration: 00:05:30

FNN Podcast - Stabilisation of premature infants in the delivery room with nasal high flow

FNN Associate Editor Jonathan Davis interviews Peter Reynolds, Brett Manley and Mark Davies in an extended debate on the use of nasal high flow (nHF) for stabilisation of babies born at Editorial: Nasal high flow: going viral? -

Duration: 00:25:00

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