Monthly Archives: September 2012

Weekly Updates #8

Oei JL, Kingsbury A, Dhawan A, Burns L, Feller JM, Clews S, Falconer J, Abdel-Latif ME: Amphetamines, the pregnant woman and her children: a review. J Perinatol 2012, 32(10):737-747.  This review article notes the limited evidence about the perinatal effects … Continue reading

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More sweetness, some light?

The latest NEJM has an article addressing an issue that I recently posted about, glucose control in the critically ill. This study was in 980 children less than 3 years of age who had undergone cardiac surgery in 2 centers … Continue reading

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Outcomes of Prematurity… Pregnancy!

One very long term outcome study of premature infants has just been published by my colleagues from Sainte Justine: Boivin A, Luo Z-C, Audibert F, Mâsse B, Lefebvre F, Tessier R, Nuyt AM: Pregnancy complications among women born preterm. Canadian Medical … Continue reading

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Weekly updates #7

Jain A, Deshpande P, Shah P: Peripherally inserted central catheter tip position and risk of associated complications in neonates. J Perinatol 2012. This retrospective cohort study showed more complications when catheters were mid-clavicular, in terms of infiltration, breakage and leaking, … Continue reading

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Sweet!

Very immature babies often become hyperglycemic during the first few days of life. How to respond (or prevent) this has been uncertain. One problem in deciding on the best course of action is the multiple possible approaches that need to … Continue reading

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CRPs; are they CRaP?

I was taught before asking for a test to always ask myself 2 questions. What will I do if the result is negative? What will I do if the result is positive? The counsel was that if the 2 answers … Continue reading

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Homeopathy: not good medicine, not medicine at all!

You might be a little interested in a rapid response I wrote to an article in the BMJ from a family doctor in Glasgow. In that article the author had been touting the benefits of homeopathy as an intervention for … Continue reading

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