Author Archives: keithbarrington

About keithbarrington

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

Ventilating babies during resuscitation

Three recent-(ish) articles examining how we should ventilate babies and monitor what we are doing. Milner A, Murthy V, Bhat P, Fox G, Campbell ME, Milner AD, et al. Evaluation of respiratory function monitoring at the resuscitation of prematurely born … Continue reading

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Now Cross-Posting to 99NICU.org

Stefan Johansson, who runs the NICU website/community 99NICU.org asked if I would be interested in cross-posting my Neonatal Research posts in the blog section of their website. I will post most of my musings over at their website as well, … Continue reading

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Appropriate outcomes for neonatal research

Neil Marlow has published a thoughtful, and thought provoking, article to address the issue outlined in the title. What are the appropriate outcomes when designing neonatal research studies? It has become almost a rule, that a multi-center trial of an … Continue reading

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Upcoming Webinar

If you are on their mailing list you will have received the following notice: Keith Barrington Oct. 22 Register today for our 2014-2015 Children’s Mercy Bioethics Center webinar series. The focus this year is “Ethical Issues in Pediatric Clinical Research.” … Continue reading

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Probiotics prevent NEC in rats too!

Mark Underwood has been very active in the investigations of probiotics and their effects on the neonatal bowel. His new publication is a fascinating exploration of what happens in a rat model of NEC when they receive bifidobacterium infantis, also … Continue reading

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The voice of Parents, now in print.

Katharina Staub and other parents have written and published an article in Acta Paediatrica. ‘ Our child is not just a gestational age‘. In the NICU babies are often referred to by how many weeks they spent in the uterus, … Continue reading

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Can Paracetamol (acetaminophen) close the ductus arteriosus?

A new publication by Afif El-Khuffash and his colleagues (El-Khuffash A et al. Efficacy of paracetamol on patent ductus arteriosus closure may be dose dependent: evidence from human and murine studies. Pediatr Res. 2014;76(3):238-44) describes a retrospective review of paracetamol use in newborn … Continue reading

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