Monthly Archives: November 2012

Probiotics in a Canadian NICU

We occasionally have parents who request ‘alternative’ therapies for their babies in my unit, not many, as I think very often parents are rather overwhelmed by the efficacy and intensiveness of a modern NICU. On two occasions in my career I have … Continue reading

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101 posts, 20,000 page views, 105 countries!

When I started this blog I intended it mostly for my own trainees, with the hope that others might find it useful, and that the energy expended for my fellows (and colleagues) could help others struggling like me to stay … Continue reading

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Slow codes, show codes, and no-codes in neonatal intensive care

This is the title of a live webinar debate, Nov 29th, 12-1pm Organized by the Children’s mercy Hospital, Kansas City. The Information for the Webinar is as follows: Every NICU or PICU doctor has faced the following situation:  A baby … Continue reading

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Weekly Updates #13

Tin W, Brunskill G, Kelly T, Fritz S. 15-Year Follow-Up of Recurrent “Hypoglycemia” in Preterm Infants. Pediatrics. 2012. A very long term follow up of a study by my friend Win Tin in the North East of England. They were … Continue reading

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Feeding patterns and NEC

I have discussed before evidence about whether the pattern of introduction or advancement of feeds affects NEC.  I noted that there is only one out of a large number of trials of feeding introduction and advancement which has shown an … Continue reading

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