Tag Archives: Randomized Controlled Trials

Cord milking/delayed clamping at the 2015 PAS-meeting

I have tried to go through the abstracts from PAS to find those that had new information, from controlled trials, about the efficacy and safety of cord milking and/or delayed clamping. Mercer and the group from Rhode Island presented the … Continue reading

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Delayed cord clamping or cord milking for the very preterm newborn… or both?

What should we be doing, given the current state of the evidence, for the very preterm neonate? I think the evidence is now pretty clear that full-term babies have benefits, and no significant harm, from delayed cord clamping, which has … Continue reading

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Neonatal Updates

There’s been a lot of good stuff published recently, so time for a couple of Neonatal Updates. First the most recent (May) issue of the Archives Fetal and Neonatal edition was packed with interesting publications.(including 2 I have already blogged … Continue reading

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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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