Author Archives: keithbarrington

About keithbarrington

I am a neonatologist and clinical researcher at Sainte Justine University Health Center in Montréal

For Father’s Day

Two links for Father’s Day, the first a narrated graphic story by a cartoonist whose baby had HIE. A wonderfully told touching story of becoming a Dad in the most difficult circumstances: http://s.telegraph.co.uk/graphics/projects/fathers-days/index.html The other is to a website where … Continue reading

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Long term effects of surgery in the infant

To follow on from a study in a recent “neonatal updates”, there is a new publication from an Australian group that have been pursuing a prospective cohort of full term infants who had major surgery in the first 90 days … Continue reading

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Cannulae for CPAP and nasal ventilation

Mukerji A, Belik J. Neonatal nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation efficacy and lung pressure transmission. J Perinatol. 2015. This is a lung model study, in which the authors compared the pressure transmission and CO2 elimination effects of nasal IPPV with … Continue reading

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Neonatal Updates

Bilgin A, Wolke D. Maternal Sensitivity in Parenting Preterm Children: A Meta-analysis. Pediatrics. 2015. “Mothers of preterm children were not found to be less sensitive or responsive toward their children than mothers of full-term children.” Quite. Boss RD, et al. … Continue reading

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Recent pain/analgesia articles

Several very recent articles have addressed issues of pain and analgesia in the newborn. van Ganzewinkel CJ, et al. Chronic pain in the newborn: toward a definition. The Clinical journal of pain. 2014;30(11):970-7. This article describes a consensus building expert-based … Continue reading

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Neonatal Updates

Deshmukh M, et al. Effect of gastric lavage on feeding in neonates born through meconium-stained liquor: a systematic review. Archives of Disease in Childhood – Fetal and Neonatal Edition. 2015. When I first went to one of the hospitals I … Continue reading

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Echocardiography is painless

Lavoie PM, et al. Oral glucose during targeted neonatal echocardiography: is it useful? Archives of Disease in Childhood – Fetal and Neonatal Edition. 2015. Echocardiography can sometimes disturb unstable babies. In this randomized controlled trial the investigators wanted to see … Continue reading

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