Tag Archives: Ethics

Public citizen are becoming a public danger

Public citizen are at it again, they have written another letter to the director of the DHHSS to try and follow up on their previous nonsense. I didn’t write about this when I first heard about it, as 1. it … Continue reading

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Leave my renal nerves alone, please.

Not having looked after an adult for many years (although I did do a year of postgraduate training in adult internal medicine before switching to paediatrics; I thought I should practice on the old ones before subjecting children to my … Continue reading

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Communicating with parents, and decision making for the extremely immature infant

The other two articles that I mentioned in the last post, from the new issue of Seminars in Perinatology, were written to discuss a framework for decision making for the extremely immature infant. (Dupont-Thibodeau A, Barrington KJ, Farlow B, Janvier … Continue reading

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Still Perpetuating Prejudice Against Preterms

Our commentary has just been published in Paediatrics and Child Health, the CPS journal together with a response from the Society. (they seem to be open access, but I am not certain). I am disappointed by the response, but not … Continue reading

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More than a diagnosis

The latest from Annie Janvier and team, a publication describing the experiences of families in their internet support group questionnaire study. this particular publication is interested in what happened to families that had a prenatal diagnosis, of trisomy 13 or trisomy … Continue reading

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Drug shortages

The recent study by Kluckow and his colleagues points out another serious issue in neonatology: drug shortages. In recent times we have had poor or no supplies of dramatically important drugs, including for example indomethacin, phenobarbitone and more recently caffeine. We also … Continue reading

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Long term outcomes after Very Extremely Preterm Delivery

Another blog post suggested by a reader, this time from Jim Goodmar from San Diego. This study of neurological and developmental outcomes of babies born before 25 weeks is remarkable in a number of ways. (Herber-Jonat S, Streiftau S, Knauss … Continue reading

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Parents advocate for equality for preterm infants

The president of the Canadian Premature Babies Foundation, Katharina Staub, has just had a letter published in the CMAJ. The letter was in response to the article by Dan and Beau Batton, and emphasizes many of the points that they … Continue reading

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Personalized Medicine in the NICU

An article I wrote, with that title, as an open peer commentary in the American Journal of Bioethics has just appeared on-line. The first 50 people to click on the link at the bottom of this post below can get a free full … Continue reading

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Perpetuating Prejudice against Preterms; where should we go from here?

Do we really need a position statement? There is no position statement of the CPS about counselling parents when their child presents with meningococcal disease. There is no position statement for the child with serious brain trauma. A position statement … Continue reading

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