Monthly Archives: April 2013

More support for SUPPORT

A new editorial in the PNEJM from 2 PhD ethicists. I specify that as they are not neonatologists, nor pediatricians nor yet medical researchers, and have no conflict of interest of any kind as far as I can see. Yet … Continue reading

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Adrenal function in critical illness

A very interesting article in the PNEJM that made me question a lot of my ideas; I always like that when it happens. Boonen E, Vervenne H, Meersseman P,  et al: Reduced Cortisol Metabolism during Critical Illness. Prestigious New England Journal … Continue reading

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Even more SUPPORTive

Another devastating critique of the OHRP ruling regarding the SUPPORT trial is now available. John Lantos, a world leader in pediatric bioethics (and a good friend) has an article  which seems to be open access: ‘OHRP and Public Citizen Are … Continue reading

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What the….

Unfortunately studies like the new publication in Early Human Development don’t help anyone. Chen L-C, Wu Y-C, Hsieh W-S,  et al: The effect of in-hospital developmental care on neonatal morbidity, growth and development of preterm taiwanese infants: A randomized controlled … Continue reading

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Neonatal Updates #30

Ichinohashi Y, Sato Y, Saito A, Ito M, Watanabe K, Hayakawa M, Nakanishi K, Wakatsuki A, Oohira A: Dexamethasone administration to the neonatal rat results in neurological dysfunction at the juvenile stage even at low doses. Early Human Development 2013, … Continue reading

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words fail me

Living not far from the USA but having a much lower rate of gun crime, I am astonished by the success of the gun lobby in the US. Despite 90% of the public being in agreement with the very modest … Continue reading

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Supporting SUPPORT

A great editorial in the PNEJM today from Jeffrey Drazen, he deconstructs the OHRP ruling about the SUPPORT trial consent form. He ends with this phrase ‘We are dismayed by the response of the OHRP and consider the SUPPORT trial … Continue reading

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