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About keithbarrington

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

Bubble Up

In recent years the introduction of Helping Babies Breathe in low-income countries has proven to be effective in reducing fresh stillbirth rates. Babies who would otherwise be considered to be fresh stillbirths are given a chance, helped to breathe and … Continue reading

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Not Neonatology : Photos from the antipodes

I have re-organized the photos on the photograph pages (click on the menu under the header banner), so each gallery now occupies a separate page. At the same time I have added and re-organized a page on Australian wildlife without … Continue reading

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A Facebook Page

Sainte Justine Neonatology now has a facebook page. You can find it here : http://www.facebook.com/neonatologie

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Off-label NO: No… or Yes?

Recent articles about off-label use of inhaled Nitric Oxide (iNO) in the preterm infant shows that such use is : a. extremely variable from one center to another, (Truog WE, et al. Inhaled nitric oxide usage in preterm infants in … Continue reading

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Bevacizumab or that other more expensive one?

A very interesting and depressing group of articles in today’s BMJ. Retinopathy of prematurity is a small market compared to wet macular degeneration in the elderly, in whom VEGF inhibitors are proven to be extremely effective. Ranibizumab (I will call … Continue reading

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What’s new in non-invasive respiratory support?

A round-up of a few publications that have appeared over the last few months. Lampland AL et al: Bi-level CPAP does not improve gas exchange when compared with conventional CPAP for the treatment of neonates recovering from respiratory distress syndrome. … Continue reading

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Not neonatology: trip to the antipodes, last stop on the way back : San Diego

This is the final installment of my travelogue, for on the way back home from Australia, we had been invited to speak at the Annual Conference of the California Association of Neonatologists, now called ‘Cool Topics’. This gave me a … Continue reading

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