Tag Archives: Systematic Reviews

Retraction of a systematic review

Exactly when should an article be retracted? That is not so easy a question to answer, fraud and significant data or image manipulation are one fairly obvious group of reasons. Making errors and/or poor research design are more tricky. When … Continue reading

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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

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Three new publications

The latest issue of Seminars in Perinatology has just appeared on line. This is second part of the report of the NICHD, SMFM, ACOG, AAP joint workshop where Annie and I presented. I think these articles are all free access: … Continue reading

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NIDCAP, battling systematic reviews.

I mentioned Arne Ohlsson’s review of the NIDCAP studies in a previous post. A new systematic review comes to different conclusions. This review (Fazilleau L, Parienti JJ, Bellot A, Guillois B: Nidcap in preterm infants and the neurodevelopmental effect in … Continue reading

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Reducing BPD by Avoiding Intubation

Sometimes more than one article gets published almost simultaneously on the same topic, sometimes with similar methodology. Two systematic reviews of the effects of trying to avoid or curtail endotracheal intubation in order to protect the lungs have just been … Continue reading

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Pain hurts

In 2010 a paper published in the Lancet called into question the use of sucrose as an analgesic for heelsticks. (I will use the US term as I think most people understand that it refers to lancing the heel of … Continue reading

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Does gestational age matter?

Taking a break from the SUPPORT brouhaha for a moment, here is a great systematic review from Greg Moore and colleagues in Ottawa. (Moore GP, Lemyre B, Barrowman N, Daboval T: Neurodevelopmental outcomes at 4 to 8 years of children … Continue reading

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