Tag Archives: Randomized Controlled Trials

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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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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What is the news about probiotics?

A few things have been happening recently: first of all, the big news was that Solgar recalled ABCDophilus as a result of some contamination of the product. As many of you will probably know, there was fungal contamination of the … Continue reading

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Brain Food for Preterms

All food is brain food when your brain is making 250,000 new neurones every minute. In a small two-center trial first published in 2013 50 very preterm babies were randomized to different parenteral nutritional intakes. The main differences between the groups … 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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What do parents of twins (and the twins) think about randomizing multiples

There has been some controversy recently about how we should randomize twins (and triplets or more) in neonatal trials. The question being whether randomizing the babies independently or randomizing them as a group is preferable. Those who wish to randomize … Continue reading

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