Monthly Archives: September 2012

Weekly Updates #5

Ing C, DiMaggio C, Whitehouse A, Hegarty MK, Brady J, von Ungern-Sternberg BS, Davidson A, Wood AJJ, Li G, Sun LS: Long-term Differences in Language and Cognitive Function After Childhood Exposure to Anesthesia. Pediatrics 2012. Further data, again from Australia about the potential long … Continue reading

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CPAP or PAF?

Several devices marketed as CPAP devices are not in fact devices designed to deliver constant pressure. For example the Infant Flow device, widely used in NICUs, delivers a constant flow into its circuit, but there is no mechanism to respond to changes … Continue reading

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Not neonatology: Hermit Crab Migration

I saw this link on one of my favorite websites (the owner doesn’t want it called a blog!) which is Why Evolution is True. The annual hermit crab migration in St John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. St John is … Continue reading

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Predicting Long Term Outcomes: MRI at term for very preterm babies

The most recent Acta Paediatrica includes 2 articles. One from parents of a very preterm infant that we looked after at Sainte Justine. They recount their experiences of having a baby at 25 weeks, and what happened to them when they had a brain … Continue reading

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‘Do everything’

A wonderful article just published by Chris Feudtner, who dissects a phrase that we hear all too often. ‘I want you to do everything’. He examines what families mean when they say this, and how we might respond as medical … Continue reading

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Neonatal Heart Surgery and Surgical volumes

I wanted to write about this issue for a while, but it is a very complex problem. There are many studies which show varying outcomes of pediatric, and in particular neonatal, heart surgery. By which I mean that some programs have fewer … Continue reading

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