Tag Archives: Ethics

What is a perfect baby?

With the recent publication from the NICHD network concerning survival rates of the most immature infants, there has been a lot of discussion. Including a strange article in “the Daily Beast”, by Jeff Perlman. Why he would publish something there … Continue reading

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Does gestational age matter?

Gagliardi L. On the importance – and unimportance – of gestational age. Acta Paediatrica. 2015;104(6):544-6. This article by Luigi Gagliardi discusses the incidence of white matter injury on head ultrasound across extremely low gestational ages. He was intrigued by Bree … Continue reading

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A letter from a mother to neonatologists

From the blogger Alison Epps, a mother of an extremely preterm boy, who writes at the blog 22w6d. Below the letter on her blog there are before and after photos of her son James at the age of 4 1/2. Dear NICU … Continue reading

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Annie on the Radio

Annie was interviewed live on air this morning on a CBC radio show called ‘The Current’. She was asked to discuss the NEJM publication from the Neonatal Research Network that I have been blogging about. I don’t know if this … Continue reading

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The Swedish Express

To follow on somewhat from the last post, I wanted to discuss the most recent data from the Swedish EXPRESS study. If you remember, this study has examined the outcomes of less than 27 weeks babies from across Sweden, and … Continue reading

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Before 24

The latest New England Journal of Medicine has a fascinating article the first author of which was a medical student who was working with Ed Bell in Iowa (I say was a medical student as I believe he has now … Continue reading

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How to deal with mortality in Perinatal Research: Part 2

When we consider prospective research, there are a couple of other issues to add into the conundrum. One is that, as many neonatal deaths follow a decision to limit the intensity of care, any intervention being studied risks affecting decision-making, and … Continue reading

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