Dr Tim Ubhi

Meet Dr Tim Ubhi

Hello and welcome to my Blog! I’m Dr Tim Ubhi (most of my patients call me “Dr Tim”) and I will be posting on topics such as common child health problems, medical politics and also some funny medical stories that I have encountered in my 28 years as a Children’s Doctor. These stories will fall under the category of “Diary of a Children’s Doctor”, as I’m sure you will totally understand, names and places have been changed to protect identity. Please leave a comment if you read one of my posts so that I know I’m not alone! I hope you enjoy my Blog!

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Functional Neurological Disorder – Pushing the boundaries of medical credibility?

Functional Neurological Disorder – Pushing the boundaries of medical credibility?

Whilst doing my ward round I came across a patient who was being attended to by one of the junior doctors, a 12 year old boy who had been admitted with “seizures”, a relatively common condition which most paediatric trainees should feel comfortable in managing. The patient, let’s call him Peter (not his name), had […]

Could Omicron be a blessing in disguise?

Could Omicron be a blessing in disguise?

So we are at the start of the Omicron Covid wave in the UK and following on from the kerfuffle of the “Downing Street Party” the government has implemented “Plan B” in attempt (they say) to reduce the impact of Omicron on the NHS rather than to distract from the loss of trust in a […]

Encephalitis Lethargica – A clue to PANDAS & Long COVID?

Encephalitis Lethargica – A clue to PANDAS & Long COVID?

For those of you who watched the 1990 film ‘Awakenings” starring Robin Williams and Robert De Niro, the concept of a patient being frozen in time only to awaken when given the correct medication will not be an unfamiliar one. This true story depicted patients who appeared to be in a frozen catatonic state for […]

BPNA Consensus Statement, The Nordic Guidelines & PANS PANDAS

BPNA Consensus Statement, The Nordic Guidelines & PANS PANDAS

It’s been a busy week or two in the world of PANDAS with the publication of the Nordic guidelines (1) together with the release of the “Consensus statement on childhood neuropsychiatric presentations, with a focus on PANDAS/PANS” by the British Paediatric Neurology Association (BPNA) (2). This was preceded by the EMTICS paper by Martino et […]

Association of Group A Steptococcus Exposure and Exacerbations of Chronic Tic Disorders: A Multinational Prospective Cohort Study

Association of Group A Steptococcus Exposure and Exacerbations of Chronic Tic Disorders: A Multinational Prospective Cohort Study

A recent paper in the journal Neurology sought to investigate the association between Group A Streptococcus exposure and chronic tic disorders (Martino D,et al. Neurology, 2021;96 (12)). The Scientific and Medical Advisory Group of The European Immuno-Neuropsychiatric Association  (EXPAND) has responded to this publication and this response can be read by clicking on the following […]

Dr Tim Ubhi on Steph’s Packed Lunch

Dr Tim Ubhi on Steph’s Packed Lunch

Dr Tim Ubhi makes an appearance on Steph’s Packed Lunch along with the Gilson’s to discuss a good news story of a child who was initially thought to have autism but who improved by 95% with simple treatment after only 3 days! Raising awareness to help other families the Gilson family @neil_gilson – thank u […]