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Do Blood transfusions trigger NEC? This month the answer is no.

OK, not exactly this month, but “towards the end of last year” wouldn’t have been as good a title. Three case-control studies, with some differences in design and implementation, but all 3 with the same result, no evidence that red … Continue reading

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Re-re-re-visited (delayed cord clamping of course)

I received 2 comments about the last posting re: DCC. The way I set up this blog the comments aren’t necessarily very obvious, especially if you visit the home page rather than following a link to the individual posting. So I … Continue reading

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Delayed Cord Clamping re-re-visited

I have been trying to develop some sort of protocol for babies in our center, so I have been reading in some detail the studies about very preterm births and cord clamping that are in the literature. It seems from … Continue reading

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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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Public Citizen are a public danger: part 2

The other part of the criticisms of Public Citizen, included in their letter to the secretary of the HSS in the USA, in which they call for the TOP (transfusion of preterms) trial to be stopped immediately, are regarding the … Continue reading

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Public Citizen are a public danger: part 1

They are at it again. The people in the Public Citizen health research group don’t understand evidence based practice, they don’t understand clinical research and they don’t understand neonatology. Which doesn’t stop them from making a fuss about high quality … Continue reading

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EPO, re-introducing confusion

I thought that routine erythropoietin (EPO) treatment of preterm infants had been thrown out of the window. It is well known that EPO levels are low in preterms after birth, which is part of the multifactorial pathophysiology of anaemia of … Continue reading

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