Tag Archives: Resuscitation

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

Posted in Neonatal Research | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Resuscitating preterm infants: how many O’s

Very often in neonatology (and in life) we have to make a decision based on inadequate data. For example, when resuscitating a very preterm baby you have to decide where to set the starting FiO2, even if there are no … Continue reading

Posted in Neonatal Research | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Please, please, not ABBA!

I think whoever designed this study should be subjected to prolonged and unrelenting auditory torture. the only thing worse than ABBA that I can think of would have been Rolf Harris’s 2 little boys; so that is the sentence I … Continue reading

Posted in Neonatal Research | Tagged | 5 Comments

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

Posted in Advocating for impaired children, The CPS antenatal counselling statement | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Neonatal Research, The CPS antenatal counselling statement | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Neonatal Research | Tagged , | 5 Comments

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

Posted in The CPS antenatal counselling statement | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Perpetuating Prejudice against Preterms: 4. Selectively quoting the literature

Towards the end of last year the Canadian Pediatric Society published a new ‘position statement’. These are official proclamations of the society, supposedly based on the best available evidence to guide practice, and which become de facto standards of care. … Continue reading

Posted in The CPS antenatal counselling statement | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Perpetuating Prejudice against Preterms: 3. Misquoting the evidence.

Towards the end of last year the Canadian Pediatric Society published a new ‘position statement’. These are official proclamations of the society, supposedly based on the best available evidence to guide practice, and which become de facto standards of care. … Continue reading

Posted in The CPS antenatal counselling statement | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Perpetuating Prejudice against Preterms: 1. Inappropriate simplistic rules are unethical.

Towards the end of last year the Canadian Pediatric Society published a new ‘position statement’. These are official proclamations of the society, supposedly based on the best available evidence to guide practice, and which become de facto standards of care. … Continue reading

Posted in The CPS antenatal counselling statement | Tagged , , | 2 Comments