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Are we family centered? Families don’t think so!

Finlayson K, et al. Mothers’ perceptions of family centred care in neonatal intensive care units. Sex Reprod Healthc. 2014;5(3):119-24. This qualitative study interviewed mothers who had babies in one of three NICUs in the UK which claim to practice family-centered care. As … 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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A Parent writes in the BMJ

Published today, a brief article by a parent of a child with trisomy 18. Please read it, it won’t take more than a few minutes, but it could make a difference to how you interact with the next parent who … Continue reading

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High Flow Nasal Cannulae: poor man’s CPAP?

The title is how I sometimes refer to HFNC, but one could ask whether that is all there is to high flow, is it just another way to deliver CPAP, but with no control, or knowledge, of the pressure delivered? … Continue reading

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Executive Function?

Raju TNK, Mercer BM, Burchfield DJ, Joseph GF. Periviable birth: executive summary of a Joint Workshop by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, American Academy of Pediatrics, and American College … Continue reading

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Single baby rooms?

Terrie Inder and her colleagues have put the cat among the pigeons (as we say in England, I guess we are not keen on pigeons). Her (non-randomized) study suggests that babies who were treated in single rooms had poorer language skills … Continue reading

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‘Do everything’

A wonderful article just published by Chris Feudtner, who dissects a phrase that we hear all too often. ‘I want you to do everything’. He examines what families mean when they say this, and how we might respond as medical … Continue reading

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