Tag Archives: long term outcomes

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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What’s new with Caffeine?

Lodha A, et al. Association of Early Caffeine Administration and Neonatal Outcomes in Very Preterm Neonates. JAMA Pediatr. 2014. First, a study of which I was a co-author; we examined from the CNN whether infants that received caffeine starting in … Continue reading

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Timing of MRI after HIE

Three recent articles have investigated whether we should wait until a week or so after birth to perform brain imaging in infants with encephalopathy, or whether earlier imaging might be just as predictive. The three articles have consistent findings, which is … Continue reading

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Should we be using bevacizumab for retinopathy of prematurity?

 Geloneck MM, Cet al: Refractive outcomes following bevacizumab monotherapy compared with conventional laser treatment: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Ophthalmol 2014, 132(11):1327-1333. In this follow-up of the BEAT-RoP trial, eyes randomized to have laser were more likely to have severe … Continue reading

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Getting Better

Brett Manley, and a group of the CAP investigators, including yours truly, have just published an article about the long term cognitive testing results of the trial subjects. (Manley BJ, Roberts RS, Doyle LW, Schmidt B, Anderson PJ, Barrington KJ, … Continue reading

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Neonatal Updates

I haven’t done one of these for a while, getting too verbose I  guess, but here is a selection of interesting recent articles with just a few sentences about them. Mola-Schenzle E, Staffler A, Klemme M, Pellegrini F, Molinaro G, … Continue reading

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Magnesium for brain protection and longer term outcomes.

Two new articles describing the longer term follow up (to school age) of antenatal magnesium, when used for brain protection. 1. Doyle LW, Anderson PJ, Haslam R, Lee KJ, Crowther C, Australasian Collaborative Trial of Magnesium Sulphate Study G. School-age … Continue reading

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